For Buyers – eBay is very safe.
Their platform combined with PayPal’s protection is one of the safest places for buyers to purchase anything.
However, there are still precautions a buyer must take to ensure safe buying on eBay.
For Sellers – Not as safe as it is for buyers.
Should I buy on eBay?
eBay items can go a bit lower but not by too much. Find a product with a good reviews, normal, average price and bid on that one. Don’t agree to anything beyond eBay’s terms, like giving the money in some other way than PayPal or buying an item directly from the seller.
What happens if I get scammed on eBay?
Ebay take this very seriously and they will be required to show proof of shipping, tracking etc. To continue business they will be required to either refund you or send the item. Alternatively you can do what is called a ‘ChargeBack’/Dispute. I know several people who do not use Ebay much and have been scammed.
Is eBay trustworthy to buy phones?
Yes, it’s safe to buy mobile phones from eBay. It’s not eBay who do frauds it will made by sellers, Buy only when Manufacturer’s warranty is given then and then only you will get genuine mobile phones.
Is it safe to buy from a new eBay seller?
Because the new seller is more likely to be scammed than the buyer. And new sellers are unaware of the Money Back Guarantee and of the Paypal Hold on payments to newbies. Great caution. Both ebay and paypal have protection but I would also consider their return policy if it’s not described accurately.
Why are eBay items so cheap?
Most eBay sellers got their goods directly from factories or suppliers with a wide variety of goods and they buy mostly in bulk to be able to get the best wholesale price possible. Then, these retailers would pass off the savings to the buyers by pricing the goods cheaper hence, smaller profit margin for them.
Can I get scammed on eBay?
Getting scammed as an eBay buyer. Buying products through eBay is usually straightforward, but some scammers work to defraud innocent people who are just trying to get a good deal. Remember that if an offer looks too good to be true, it probably is.