So Paypal is really trying to make my life miserable by not letting me have access to some of the Dexter money that people have paid. I've thought long and hard about what to do and have decided that I am going to refund as much of this "locked up" money as possible and hope that people are willing to pay me again using a different method. I'd rather take this risk than rely on Paypal to release the funds (I've heard that it is very hard to get them to do this since they are essentially a dumb machine that relies on algorithms that often get it wrong).
So you may see a Paypal refund come from me soon (some people will have already seen it). I will provide further instructions on how you can pay for your Dexter boards without using Paypal.
The good news is that I did get enough funds to pay to have the boards made and they are being made as we speak. You can find the full schedule including estimated delivery times at http://laserdisc-replacement.com So for now, Paypal's shenanigans have not impacted Dexter's delivery date, although I certainly have been greatly inconvenienced and had a huge amount of my valuable time wasted a result.
TLDR: Dexter is still on schedule but don't use Paypal :)