So a few weeks ago I posted something about a guy from high school emailing me asking for my paypal address so he could send me a gift. That in itself was odd since I havent seen him in about 14 years and he's not on the invite list, but I gave it to him anyway and he ended up sending me a very generous cash gift via paypal. He sent me an email on facebook saying "check your paypal and let me know if you got something from me". I did and sent him a nice email thank you (with plans to send him a formal one after the wedding). So after that money had cleared in the account, I sent it to my savings account where I'm keeping extra wedding money (since the wedding isnt until October I want it untouched). A few days later he emails me saying that his credit card was compromised and paypal reversed the payment. however, by that time, the money was already transferred to my savings which means my paypal was now Negative money. He emailed me an apology and said he was resending the money and it would be there in a day or so. After a few days I noticed nothing had changed. So, as Tacky as it is, I emailed him saying "I'm so sorry to even have to email this to you, but I checked my paypal and there is no change. I just wanted to let you know since your credit card had some issues last week, hopefully there's still not something going on" (meaning the money hadnt gone through). Trust me, that is totally fine, it was completely an unexpected gift and if he decided he couldnt afford it I would understand. So, he never got back to me and it's been about 5 days now and my paypal is overdrawn for about a week. I'm in the process of transferring the money back to paypal and just be done with it.
However, I dont know if he actually did try to send money again and it didnt go through. I'm completely fine with letting it go (even though this Whole thing is so freaking wierd!!)... I just dont want him to think I'm ungrateful when "thank you" time comes around and I dont send one to him since technically I never received a gift.
~Alissa & Frank 10.9.10~