This is a problem that gets worse every time I do a BTC transaction with Electrum - I have a transaction being held hostage in unconfirmed status for for 3 days now, despite paying a fee a multiplier of .65% (the site suggested .50). I used Electrum several times a week for over a year and this never happened - now, the last 3 or 4 transactions have been beset with these kind of b.s. hangups.
Anyway, last time I dumped another transaction into the queue and it seemed to shake loose the one that was stuck. Thinking it would work again, today I exchanged $250 USD for (at least according to the receipt) $215 of BTC but after entering them into Electrum, it came out to $117. I called "support" at Cottonwood (vendor for the Satoshi ATM I use) and they had no idea why but could only suggest spending over $500 to get a better rate of exchange. (Right, hit me again, I'll stand real still.)
And despite the fact that Block chain has it marked confirmed, I can't send any more than .0009
This is getting to be a regular thing with Electrum - it used to take an hour from start to finish, now it takes a week and it seems to cost twice as much as before which was outrageous to begin with. I've uninstalled and reinstalled and refreshed and changed servers so many times in Electrum there aren't any more options available with no luck. Other than the fact that it's clearly time to switch wallets, is this disconnect happening on my end? Thanks.