Yes its true I am sad to say
Paypal have shut down my account which means I have had to close my webstore
I have been fighting this with paypal for the past few days and they just refuse to accept my "case".
I have had my paypal account since 2002 and sold many items on ebay over the years, even used paypal to accept payments for my audio store when it was in action, recently just Atari based items. In all my years I have never had any issues with paypal themselves until this week.
I got home Sunday night to find a email from paypal say my account had been shut down due to breach of paypals terms. After much investigation I am under the impression paypal *think* I am selling stuff like playstation "mods" which allow copy protection to be circumvented and bypassed to allow people to play pirate/copied games. I have emailed them, called them, emailed again, many times, and they just refuse to accept that I am selling Atari computer upgrades. Its like trying to explain time travel to a snail!
As to "how" all this came about I have no idea. The logical conclusion is someone has reported me for selling such "mods" on purpose to get my account shut down. As to why anyone would basically hate me so much to do that is beyond me. Considering all I do is design and support the community, someone would seriously have to hate the whole Atari community as it affects those people far more than it affects myself.
I am working to move my store over to worldpay, but my concern is ,whats to stop this from happening again on worldpay ? I have emailed them and explained this "issue" to see if they actually "Talk" to the "customer" before shutting down their account without any hope of sorting it out. So far they have not returned my email.
Its going to take some time to get my store running again, it could likely turn into weeks or months. Though with events of this past week, I'm not really feeling motivated or interested in starting to setup a new store right now.
I'm sorry to those people who are still wanting to order stuff, and been waiting patiently for me to start producing new items, though its all going to have to wait while I sort out this huge mess