or is there an exchange i can use verified paypal and the like to buy coins?
There are very few options with PayPal as payment because PayPal expressly prohibits a merchant to use PayPal for the sale of Bitcoins. Additionally, because the payment can be charged back easily, merchants that do have some angle must charge a higher fee to do so.
With VirWoX you can buy SLL using PayPal, then trade SLL for BTC:
Physical Bitcoin, paid for with credit card: