Is buying from eBay safe?
eBay is one of the biggest online marketplaces, where we can find many of the items for sale. But, we might hesitate to buy from eBay because they are selling items cheaper than the real world and sometimes we don’t know anything about the seller. We can find many items in eBay which are cheaper than those we find in the stores. But are they reliable or of same quality? I am going to give you some tips to select reliable seller in eBay and the process of solving a problem if you ever encounter an unreliable seller and they sold you the fake ones.
Items are cheaper in eBay because of simple logic, that is they don’t need to bear many costs while selling in eBay. But, if they are selling same items in store, they must bear the rent of store, salary of the workers and many other costs, which plays vital role in the margin they put on the item. So, this is the sole reason the items are cheaper in eBay rather than in store.
eBay is a safe market place, there are various steps you can use to make it safer. Let’s take it step by step.
- Buy from Reliable Seller
There are many reliable sellers in eBay, which you can find in real stores. For example: Officeworks, Bing Lee, JB Hifi etc. If you are uncomfortable to buy from stores you have never heard of, you can always buy from those who have their real stores where you can always go if you have any problem. And yes these big retailers have their store in eBay aswell and the main reason is because people are being more inclined to online shopping and delivery.
If you are buying from the seller which you have never heard of, look for the sellers in the internet and check if they any real retail outlet. Also check their ratings. If their rating is above 99%, they are most likely to be a safe seller.
- Always pay from PAYPAL
PayPal is an online payment gateway is widely used in many countries across the globe. You can always setup a PAYPAL account and pay from PAYPAL while shopping from eBay. One of the main benefits of using PAYPAL is that if the seller sent you any wrong items or sent you a duplicate item or didn’t sent you the items you bought. You can create a case and submit your reasons. PayPal will always refund you if seller has sent you wrong items or seller didn’t sent you any items.
When you are paying anything with PayPal, you are always in safe hands.
If you follow these main two steps, then you are most likely to be safe when you buy items in eBay.
All the information are correct as of time of publication. This information is for guide purposes only and you need to take an responsible decision for your individual circumstances. Writer takes no responsibility for any losses occurred because of following this article.
4K Nepal Team.
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