To cut the long story short... I received an echeck payment a few days ago (Sep 4th 07). It was meant to clear by Sep 7th but when I logged in to PayPal today the expected clearing date changed to Sept 20th! Is it normal to take this long and is it likely that it could be delayed even further? By the way, the sale date was Aug 26th so it has been a while. The buyer was meant to send me instant payment in Australian Dollars, this is because she was asking for two weeks for payment and I didn't want to risk exchange rate fluctuations, and she agreed. But she somehow ended up sending me echeck in USD. She said she forgot I can't even refund her echeck until it clears, because if I do the money will be taken out of my bank account. Is the only way is just to wait? Sep 20th is way too long and I'm worried that there will be further issues. Would really appreciate your opinions... thank you.