Q: Ebay SELLER Protection

iowahawkeyes
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I got this email yesterday, you guys should check your email for it. Ebay now has Seller protection! I have been waiting for this for a while, or something like it. What do you guys think about it?
iowahawkeyes posted Apr 01, 2013
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nimase85
April Fools?!?
nimase85 (rep: 15.7k) posted Apr 01, 2013
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LokaFreeThings2
Lol @nimase85 ! I've heard of this before. I'm not sure of the specifics but it's been around for a while.
LokaFreeThings2 (rep: 2.96k) posted Apr 01, 2013
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iowahawkeyes
Nope! This is a real thing @nimase85
iowahawkeyes (rep: 4.24k) posted Apr 01, 2013
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dealwagger
Yeah they've had Seller Protection for awhile. Basically if you have a tracking number/delivery confirmation (and for items over $250 you also need signature confirmation if I remember right) you are covered. If not, you are not covered at all.

You can still be scammed by people that claim you sent an empty box or "damaged" item though so always keep in mind you might lose out on an item.
dealwagger (rep: 10.2k) posted Apr 01, 2013
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nimase85
I have heard so many horror stories from sellers I don't see ebay being very helpful to it's sellers even if they make a few new policies
nimase85 (rep: 15.7k) posted Apr 01, 2013
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arsiel
Yea... the empty box or damaged item is definitely hard. Any scamming buyer would be hard to deal with even with the "seller protection"
arsiel (rep: 13k) posted Apr 03, 2013
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erick99
I quit selling on eBay about a year ago after getting scammed three times in a row from buyers PayPal sided with the buyers instantaneously and I lost without even getting a chance to explain what I thought had happened. Never, never again. I get less on Craigslist but at least I can't automatically lose just because I am a seller.
erick99 (rep: 17k) posted Apr 03, 2013
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bbattag
I've never had an issue with ebay (knock on wood). I sell about 20 items annually on there. Just be sure you only allow bidders that have positive feedback, are in the US, are confirmed on Paypal, and always ship with delivery confirmation.
bbattag (rep: 6.74k) posted Apr 04, 2013
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