Worry-Free Shopping

With the eBay Money Back Guarantee, get the item you ordered or your money back, on virtually all items.

We're here for you

You don't have to worry when you shop on eBay. We want you to have a great shopping experience. That's why why offer the eBay Money Back Guarantee—if the item you receive isn't exactly what you ordered, we'll make it right by covering your purchase price, plus the original shipping cost, on virtually all items.

Here's how it works

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Reach out to your seller

If your item hasn't arrived or isn't what you expected, get in touch with your seller.

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Not resolved? Let us know

If your issue isn't resolved within three business days, contact us.

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Get your money back fast

You'll hear back from us with a resolution within 48 hours.

Need to return an item? It's easy to do on eBay:

  1. 1Start your return.
    Select the item you want to return from your purchase history in My eBay.
  2. 2Ship the item back.
    If the seller asks, send the item back as soon as possible.
  3. 3Receive your refund.
    If the seller doesn't refund your money, ask eBay to step in and help.

Purchasing a vehicle on eBay?

Vehicle Purchase Protection may cover your purchase. Vehicle Purchase Protection covers up to $50,000 for vehicle non-delivery, missing title, or major undisclosed defects for eligible purchases. You're automatically enrolled in the program at no charge. Learn more about Vehicle Purchase Protection.


Do I need to pay extra for the Money Back Guarantee?
No, the eBay Money Back Guarantee is automatically included with the purchase of virtually every item sold on eBay.

What's covered by the eBay Money Back Guarantee?
The eBay Money Back Guarantee protects you in the case that you don't receive your item, or if the item isn't as it was described in the listing.

For complete details, see the eBay Money Back Guarantee policy.

What's not covered by the eBay Money Back Guarantee?
Real estate, items sold by Sotheby's, websites and businesses for sale, classified ads, and services are not covered by the eBay Money Back Guarantee. Vehicles are also not covered, but may be covered instead by Vehicle Purchase Protection.

For complete details, see the eBay Money Back Guarantee policy.

Do I need a PayPal account to make an eBay Money Back Guarantee request?
No. The eBay Money Back Guarantee covers other electronic payment methods as well when used in the eBay checkout, including credit card and debit card.

If I paid for my purchase with PayPal, should I file a PayPal Purchase Protection request or an eBay Money Back Guarantee request?
You can use the eBay Money Back Guarantee for up to 30 days after you receive your item (or when you should have received it). If the 30 days have elapsed, you can file for PayPal Purchase Protection in your PayPal account. PayPal offers a 180-day window of coverage for items that aren't received or as described.

I received an item that doesn't match the listing description.
If you received an item that's incomplete, damaged, counterfeit, or otherwise not as described, request a return from My eBay. We'll track the resolution and help if you ask us to step in.

I haven't received my item.
Your item's arrival time depends on the shipping method you chose when you bought the item. To review the estimated delivery time, find the item in your purchase history in My eBay and select More Actions > View order details.

If the seller provided tracking information that shows the item was delivered, check the address you provided in your order details.

If you've double-checked your delivery details and the estimated delivery time has passed, get in touch with the seller by selecting Contact the Seller from the More Actions drop-down menu in your purchase history.

The seller didn't resolve my issue—how do I ask eBay to step in and help?
If you have a request that's been open for more than three business days, go to your open request in My eBay and select Ask us to step in and help.

The seller resolved my issue (or asked me to close my request). What should I do now?
If you're happy with the solution from your seller and don't need eBay to review your request, go to My eBay and close the request. Before you do so, make sure it's fully resolved—for example, that you've received any funds or items promised. Once a request is closed, it's not possible to open it again.

What does "Opening a request" mean?
If you're not able to resolve an issue with a purchase directly with your seller and you request that eBay step in and help, a "request" is opened in our Resolution Centre on your behalf. You can track the progress of your request, and will be notified of the resolution.

What timelines should I be aware of?

  1. Review the seller's return policy and return window before you make a purchse.
  2. Keep in mind that you have 30 days from the actual or latest estimated delivery date to open a request under the eBay Money Back Guarantee.

What should I do if I disagree with the decision that was made by eBay?
We review all the information we have about a case, and make a decision based on the policy we have in place. If you disagree with the decision, buyers and sellers both have the opporunity to appeal the decision within 30 days of eBay's decision being made. Learn more about this policy.