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eBay's Security Centre was developed to provide you with all the help you need to trade safely on eBay. Take some time to familiarise yourself with the available advice and resources and most importantly, use your common sense.Go to the Security Centre
A member's feedback rating is their reputation on eBay. Each time you buy and sell successfully, your trading partner will leave you positive, neutral or negative feedback with a comment on how you conducted yourself during the transaction.
Whether you're placing a bid or you've successfully sold an item, reviewing your trading partner's feedback about previous conduct on eBay can give you a good idea of what to expect in the transaction.Learn more about Feedback
If the seller has an About Me page or an eBay Store, you have even more ways to learn about your seller before you buy. Simply click on the or icon in the Seller information box.Learn more about your trading partner
Use a safe method of payment. Sellers on eBay offer a variety of ways to pay, so choose the one you feel most comfortable with.
Additionally instant cash wire transfer such as Western Union or MoneyGram are not permitted on eBay.
Learn more about paying safely
In the unlikely event that a transaction does not proceed as planned, PayPal's Buyer Protection Programme is designed to protect buyers.
Although rare, if misuse is suspected, eBay users are encouraged to report it to our dedicated Trust and Safety Team.
1 eBay study of South East Asia seller activities - Jan 2009
2 In the case of a significantly-not-as-described claim, it's the buyer's responsibility to pay for return shipping costs, if necessary.