Originally Posted by prosser13
Because of the way Paypal allows for "Buyer Protection" - basically, awarding in favour of the buyer every single time - a very common scam on eBay is to buy the item and file a claim for it not being received, which Paypal usually then awards in favour of the buyer. What can the seller do? Nothing.
I had that happen to me before (or at least that's what I suspect happened). I sold a P4 on eBay. I shipped it but didn't get delivery confirmation (big mistake). Two weeks later I get a message from the buyer that he didn't receive the CPU. He files a Paypal dispute. Since I didn't have any proof that it was delivered I had to give him a full refund. Then a couple weeks later the buyer was no longer registered on eBay.
I learned always use delivery confirmation or don't sell at all on eBay.
By the way the title is wrong for this thread, purdueman, it should be "[Toms] eBay Eliminates Negative Feedback for Buyers
" not "[Toms] eBay Eliminates Negative Feedback for Sellers
."Edited by Ben the OCer - 5/22/08 at 10:26am