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Transaction Problems and Protections – Overview
eBay offers buyers and sellers special programmes and services to help make buying and selling safer. Here’s an overview of the protection and support you can use to resolve your issue.
The following information and tips can help you prevent problems:
For Buyers - transaction tips, protection programmes, and services
If you have problems with a seller, eBay has the following information that can help you.
In addition, PayPal offers Buyer Protection Programme that covers most eBay purchases paid with PayPal. Learn more .
For Sellers - transaction tips, protection programmes, and services
If you have problems with a buyer, eBay has the following information, programmes and services that can help.
What eBay can do
eBay provides programmes to help protect intellectual property and resolve disputes. Here are some highlights:
If you can't find the answer to a trading problem in eBay's online Help section or on the Community help boards, email eBay using the links found on most Help pages. You'll usually get a response within 48 hours.
To report listing violations or problems with another eBay member, first make sure there is a policy violation by using the Help system to find the appropriate policy. Then use the report links in the appropriate policy page to report the member to eBay.
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