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If the item isn't exactly what you ordered, eBay will make it right by covering your purchase price plus original shipping on virtually all items.
Here’s how it works
Reach out to your seller.
If your item hasn’t arrived or
isn’t as described, get in touch with your seller.
Not resolved? Let us know.
If your issue’s not resolved in 3 business days, contact us.
We’ll get your money back fast.
You’ll hear from us in 48 hours. If you still haven’t received your item, or it isn’t as described, we’ll refund your purchase price, plus the original shipping.
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Do I need to pay extra for the eBay Money Back Guarantee?
No, the eBay Money Back Guarantee is automatically included with the purchase of virtually every item on www.ebay.com.
What does eBay Money Back Guarantee cover?
The eBay Money Back Guarantee protects you in cases where an item is either not received or isn’t as described in the listing. It covers purchases paid with PayPal and most other electronic payment methods. The eBay Money Back Guarantee is not a product warranty.
The eBay Money Back Guarantee applies to virtually every item on www.ebay.com. The only categories excluded are:
- Motors vehicles (which are already covered under the eBay Vehicle Protection program)
- Real estate
- Websites and businesses for sale
- Classified ads and services
- Some business equipment categories that may be covered by eBay Business Equipment Purchase Protection
Please note that, if return shipping is not payable by the seller in accordance with their return policy, the costs of returning the item are your responsibility.
Read the complete details about the eBay Money Back Guarantee.
Is there a time limit?
You’re eligible for the eBay Money Back Guarantee as long as you contact your seller within 30 days of the estimated delivery date.
How long should I wait for the seller to fix the problem?
Give the seller at least 3 days to resolve the issue before contacting eBay.
What happens when I ask eBay to step in?
If you haven’t received an item, we usually refund your money immediately via PayPal.
If you received an item that wasn’t as described, we’ll typically help you return it to the seller first and then refund you.
What if the seller doesn’t offer returns?
If you receive an item that is not as described, or didn’t receive an item at all, you’re always covered by the eBay Money Back Guarantee—even if the seller doesn’t offer returns.
However, if you received an item that was as described, but you changed your mind and just don’t want it anymore, the eBay Money Back Guarantee doesn’t apply.