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Following on from my post on whether I thought selling on eBay was worth it or not, today I’m sharing with you ways to avoid getting scammed on eBay.
How to avoid getting scammed when buying on eBay
There are a lot of scrupulous people out there that will do anything to avoid paying or that are just very dishonest people in general!
Here are a few ways in which you might want to cover yourself if you are looking at buying on eBay.
Whilst you can’t strictly rely on the feedback to determine whether or not someone is an eBay scammer it’s certainly where you should start. You can also see how long they have been on eBay for and whether or not previous customers have had issues or not on previous sales/purchases.
Ebay refunds via PayPal
Always pay via eBay approved methods. As does eBay, PayPal also keeps records of all transactions and you are protected by PayPal AND protected by eBay.
Ensure you keep all your communications through eBay so it logged on their system and they have a record of it.
eBay selling scams
You are more protected as a buyer on eBay than those selling so I asked a few fellow bloggers to share with me ways in which you can avoid getting scammed when selling on eBay.
If you sell something like a phone, computer or any kind of tech, make sure you take a picture of the serial numbers. I’ve had people tell me the phone I sold was faulty and then send me back a different phone! If you have the serial numbers you can check all of that. Also – it’s cheaper and safer to send viahttps://hollieplus.com
myhermesor collect+ because your items are tracked at no extra cost. 🙂 –
Always do “signed for” delivery. I used to just do standard delivery but then too many people tried to scam me with, “the item didn’t arrive…can I have my money back?” You then end up out of pocket as you don’t have the item and you’ve had to pay them the cost of the item as well! ?http://typicalmummy.co.uk
I love making the money but some buyers can be horrid. I’ve had some bad buying experiences too, but I’d still use it. It’s so much cheaper and it’s easier to sell these dayswww.kellyallenwriter.com
Most of my experiences selling on eBay have been positive but you have to be careful. Take lots of pictures in good lighting and take note of any serial numbers. Be honest and detailed in your description so there can’t be any arguments if items have minor faults or cosmetic issues. I’m not keen on all the packaging required or having to post the items but it’s great the wide audience you can reach across the globe?https://wood-create.com
eBay is such a good platform to both sell and
Thanks for reading & feel free to pin this to read again later!