Complaint / review text:
The short of it: 3-5 business days to transfer funds from PayPal account is lengthy compared to alternatives. The long of it: Any transferring of funds between my main account and any savings accounts takes until the next business day. On the 27th of November I requested that funds from my PayPal account be transferred to my main account (debit account). It's mid-afternoon on the 29th. The payment I was doing had to be in debt, because the establishment only accepted American Express credit (but any debit), and was very surprised when I did not have enough funds. As soon as possible I check my main account to see no deposit, however, when I go to PayPal I see they did take the funds from the PayPal account... On the 27th. So I don't have access to those funds, and haven't for almost three days.
Perhaps I'm spoiled for expecting the transfer to be completed yesterday. I should have checked my bank account, sure, and I should have read up on PayPal policy to discover it can take 3-5 business days to transfer funds. There are forums on PayPal's site that explain the reason for that 3-5 business day span, along with (the majority of) people's replies calling bull.