This issue came up in another thread, but since it's mired in thousands of posts, I think it warrants a clearer conversation.
Also, it doesn't JUST impact the folks stuck in the Predator fiasco, it impacts ANY companies trying to (mis)use Paypal for their preordering.
Simply put, Paypal does not allow for pre-ordering purchases. They require the product is SHIPPED within 20 days of payment. TWENTY DAYS!
As such, the standard policy for them to accept a claim against a purchase is limited to 45 days.
So folks, stop using paypal for ANY pinball machine pre-orders with ANY company! You will be operating outside their standard ToS.... and the sellers should know this!
Somebody cranking out mods on the side for $20, 50 - $100- sure use paypal.
But if someone fancies themself a "pinball manufacturer" and intends to collect hundreds of thousands of dollars (millions?), then they can bloody well open a REAL credit card merchant account like other REAL businesses do.