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All, just reading this. I had an issue with eBay too. The long and short of this is that even if you advertise no returns, eBay offer a money back grantee. So, if you buy some thing from eBay you can use it or take advantage of the item and get a refund within 30 days and you have to pay for the return postage. I sold an item and the buyer asked for a refund weeks later saying the item was broken. Even though eBay looked at my pictures and agreed it was not broken they said there guarantee will always get the buyers money back no matter what as it’s a guarantee. If the item broke through postage I have to claim it back through Royal Mail as one of there terms for using eBay is you can’t claim money back from them. I did get the item back which had clearly been used and it cost me 2 lots of postage.

Basically if you need to to borrow some thing at no cost to yourself it’s a free for all.

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eBay is now a scam site

I stopped selling a long time ago on ebay, i used to buy old stock from VW dealers but this was the problem back then, you sell an item, they use it to test and it doesn’t fix problem so they return a new item what is now classes as used.


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Not to mention the scam adverts that plague the classic car section. A retarded 3yr old could spot them so no idea why ebay doesn't have an AI system to spot and stop them.

The online auction market is ripe for someone to do ebay what M$ did to Lotus and Wordstar and what Android/Chrome did to Windows.

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They have just made it a fee for all. You can now get anything, use it, break it or even keep it. It's not your fault if it goes missing in the post you can still get your money back. And for gods sake don't use PayPal for eBay. If you use PayPal for any eBay transaction they won't get involved with the money side either as they have not made the transaction.

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i use Ebay everyday i do not have any issues, paypal
and ebay parted company a good few month ago the
buisness account uses managed payments paid directly
into your bank 0-4 day transaction time seller has protection also Ebay customer services are helpfull my
own account still uses paypal with no issues

Do not know a lot but willing to help if possible

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Just wait till someone scams you mate then see how helpful they are.

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i spend 50 hours a week selling on Ebay at work from our shop selling car parts listing correct policies correct no problem check before you make a listing you do have
seller protection as a seller not just the buyer has rights
do not get rolled over and take it

Do not know a lot but willing to help if possible

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eBay is now a scam site

Theve Always supported me when ive been messed about bith as a buyer and seller .but they are getting greedy with the fees

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My experience as a seller is limited to the last time I sold a bunch of part off, which was a number of years ago.

90% of transactions go smoothly, but there's a minority which will go wrong or soak up a lot of time, or you'll just lose out from.

There's a bunch of protections for both buyers and sellers, its wise to familiarise yourself with them and how they work. Its the people who think they know better and go their own way, who tend to get caught with their trousers down.

                                

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Red-or-Dead said

All, just reading this. I had an issue with eBay too. The long and short of this is that even if you advertise no returns, eBay offer a money back grantee. So, if you buy some thing from eBay you can use it or take advantage of the item and get a refund within 30 days and you have to pay for the return postage. I sold an item and the buyer asked for a refund weeks later saying the item was broken. Even though eBay looked at my pictures and agreed it was not broken they said there guarantee will always get the buyers money back no matter what as it’s a guarantee. If the item broke through postage I have to claim it back through Royal Mail as one of there terms for using eBay is you can’t claim money back from them. I did get the item back which had clearly been used and it cost me 2 lots of postage.

Basically if you need to to borrow some thing at no cost to yourself it’s a free for all.
 Blimey, sorry to hear that you've had this experience. Did you manage to speak to one of the customer services reps before the item was returned? If you rely on eBays automated system it will almost certainly side with the buyer regardless of who's at fault. Once I managed to get them on the phone, the representative instantly recognised the scam and sorted out the issue I had really quickly. eBay isn't perfect and there will always be those who exploit any weaknesses and manipulate the automated systems but as others have mentioned it does offer far more protection than the alternatives. 

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Scammers paradise, gaint internet companies use AI to know what you are thinking about before you do.

Except ebay which publishes scam after scam after scam day after day after day

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Yep.

It gets tedious reporting this to eBay - and it spoils the browsing experience, there's pages and pages of scam ads, one after the other -

 it's not fair on anyone listing in classic cars, because whenever this scammer pops up, which is regularly - i have to give up browsing through the classic cars on offer.

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ebay can be scandalous… people have had a habit of receiving things, stating they've not received them with no traceability in postage, get their items & have money back.
If i sell stuff on there, on a sale, I take a picture of what i'm selling prepacked, the packaging with the item in, photo of it wrapped & labelled with address, then a photo of the receipt of posting. I send this to the buyers at the time of posting so there's no comeback off ebay. i did sell something pre Xmas, i tracked it personally through Royal Mail & 3 weeks later it was saying dropped off at 'local post office' that was it!!!!
It's not what it used to be 10 years ago when you could grab a bargain, often look for something new & with the postage it's more expensive than the high street… got to have a search about… it is what it is unfortunately. 
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