I thought the group might be entertained by these corporate hijinx. I've been accepting Paypal on my knife web site for the past couple of years. Suddenly, early this week I received an email explaining that my Paypal account was "limited" because my website sold push daggers and butterfly knives which are politically incorrect at Paypal. They demanded that I remove them from my website. It seems strange to me for a funds transfer service to dictate to me what I should sell and not sell. I could imagine my bank bouncing a check because they didn't approve of what I bought. At any rate, I refused to remove the offending products and instead removed Paypal from the site as a method of payment. I assumed that would resolve the issue. Nope. They were determined to get those products off my site and, since I didn't comply, they decided to punish me by closing my 13 year old Paypal account.
I do sell some things on Ebay from time to time so I set up direct payment through my merchant account on Ebay. Guess who wouldn't allow me to remove Paypal from my Ebay account so that I could accept credit cards directly. You guessed it. It was Paypal. My closed account gets in the way of doing anything.
Finally, they are holding my money for 6 months. I can understand their desire to eliminate any possibility of a chargeback before they give me my money but it was their doing. They closed the account. I didn't. We tend to think that government gets more and more intrusive over time and it does. But so do corporations.