Most sellers are in the dark also and eBay
is "helping" by not making changes before supporting reports are deployable. It had been apparent for a very long time that eBay
needed to assign order numbers to combined orders. They must have recently noticed, because eBay
now has "Order Numbers" and "Legacy Order Numbers". Some recent orders may have both.
However, back to the question: According to eBay
, sellers in the misManaged Payment program can accept PayPal payments. It may be that sellers turned themselves into the program last year may be still waiting for PayPal. (Or is it Godot?)
The best alternative for buyers would be to search for the seller's listings on HipStamp if listed with eBay
Sync. In addition to accepting PayPal, HipStamp is not yet collecting internet sales taxes as a Market Facilitator. Another option is to send the seller a check, if the seller is known to you. According to reports seller processed checks will avoid eBay
Payments processing and fees. Ditto if the seller can process credit cards remotely through their web site. I suppose eBay
will someday attempt to stop any and all end runs around their system.