Protecting our buyers.
We know sometimes things don’t go smoothly as planned. Therefore, if an eligible item you’ve bought online doesn’t arrive or doesn’t match the seller’s description, we can reimburse you for the full purchase amount of the item plus postage.
If an eligible item that you’ve bought online doesn’t arrive, or doesn’t match the seller’s description, PayPal's Buyer Protection may reimburse you for the full amount of the item plus postage. Buyer Protection can cover your eligible online purchases, on eBay or on any other website, when you use PayPal. Conditions apply.
More about Buyer Protection.
For more information on the specific terms of the Buyer Protection applying to you, see our User Agreement.
Physical goods that can be posted and which do not violate PayPal policies. Here are a few examples of situations where an item doesn’t match the seller’s description: You bought a book and got a DVD, you bought a new item but got something that was used, you bought 3 items but only got 2, the item was damaged during delivery, the item is missing major parts (that the seller didn’t disclose), or you purchased an authentic brand but got a fake instead.
What's not Covered?
Intangible items like services, real estate, motorized vehicles (of any kind), custom made items, travel tickets, industrial machinery (for manufacturing), prepaid or gift cards, anything you buy in person, or items that violate PayPal's policies or eBay’s policies. You must open a dispute within 180 days or you will not be covered.
- Disputes can be opened for certain, tangible and physical goods only
- Full item cost has to be covered in one payment
- The buyer can open a dispute within 180 days of the date the payment was made
- If the buyer and the seller cannot reach a mutual agreement, the dispute can be escalated to a claim within 20 days after opening the dispute
- Buyers cannot open several disputes for the same payment
If an item doesn’t arrive or doesn't match the description, and your payment is eligible, we’ll reimburse the full cost of eligible purchases paid, including shipping costs.
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If you are sent an unauthorized payment – for example, from a hacked account – or a buyer claims through PayPal's Buyer Protection Program that they didn't receive their item, our Seller Protection policy may cover you for the full amount of the payment on eligible sales.
For more information, see our User Agreement.