I recently popped into the discussion board to discuss with other ebayers the fact that when you post something via royal mail, first class, your little post office receipt with the delivery address post code on is actually a useless piece of paper as far as Paypal are concerned. It was my mistake for not checking seller protection policy which if you have not read this states that only trackable items are covered. In the discussion room another ebayer informed me that it would only have cost me 67p more for a recorded delivery, depending on weight of course. However even this person is misinformed as recorded delivery is only trackable after delivery. The only trackable postage via Royal mail is Special delivery which even on two recent letters has cost me 4.50 or of course Parcel force or any other courier service.So be warned when you are selling an item and posting it there are some unscrupulous buyers out there who maintain they have not received the item, and these people are probably fully aware that they can do this if you have only posted by royal mail standard, because basically Paypal does not recognise your receipt as proof of delivery.
I have been burned and it has not come as any surprise to myself that remarkably the person I sold to is suddenly not a registered ebay member any more!!! I am now minus one top and also 7.00 for my trouble of posting it. I write this review after reading one tonight about people complaining about postage costs being too high and have to totally agree with everything this ebayer has said.You go to a lot of trouble and expense to make sure items are not damaged and are wrapped well and trust that royal mail will deliver unfortunately you just cannot prove whether the item was delivered or not without the above highlighted forms of postage.