I bought some airline tickets using paypal (I have a debitcard associated to this account) and it seems that paypal debited the ticket price once and then also blocked the same amount on the card. Looking in paypal I see:
Order To **** **In Progress** Details Order To **** -€449.76 EUR Jul 10, 2014 Payment To **** Completed Details Payment To *** -€224.83 EUR Jul 10, 2014 Transfer From Credit Card Completed Details Transfer From Credit Card **** €224.83 EUR €224.83 EUR Jul 10, 2014 Payment To **** Completed Details Payment To *** *** -€224.83 EUR €0.00 EUR Jul 10, 2014 Transfer From Credit Card Completed Details Transfer From Credit Card **** €224.83 EUR €224.83 EUR
As you can see there are two pairs (I bought tickets for 2 persons so transactions appear separatelly) of Transfer From/Payment To transactions which are completed (and which were ok debited from my debitcard account) and one Order To transaction which is still pending and which I supposed represent the blocked amount.
I can't check with my bank right now (all I have from them is that balance is: X, Available balance is: (X - 450), so my guess is that it is paypal who blocked that amount). Is this normal? From what i see transaction will expire in 1 month, but then will the momeny be automatically unblocked or do I have to make further actions/wait more time?