We've temporarily extended our returns timelines and adjusted our eBay Money Back Guarantee policy to help you if you need to return an item during COVID-19.
You'll now have 21 business days from when a return is accepted or a postage label is provided to you to send your item back. Once tracking shows that the item has been successfully returned, the seller has 5 business days to inspect the item and issue your refund.
You'll find more information in our COVID-19 update page.
Once you've let the seller know you've had an issue with your order, they have 8 calendar days to get back to you and help resolve things.
Check the status of your request
When you've opened a request, you can track its progress by selecting Check my request status below. You'll also find details of how it's progressing in your Purchase History - opens in new window or tab.
Keep in mind that the seller has 8 calendar days to respond from the time you opened the request. If it hasn't been more than 8 calendar days, give the seller more time to get in touch. Most sellers are happy to help once they know there's an issue.
Get help from eBay
If the seller hasn't responded after 8 calendar days, or if they've responded but their solution isn't acceptable to you, you can ask us to step in and help:
- Select the Go to your open requests button below.
- Find the item you'd like our help with.
- Choose Take action.
- Select Ask eBay to step in.
Once you’ve asked us to step in, it can take up to 48 hours for us to respond to you and the seller with our final decision. Read our article on asking eBay to step in and help for more information.
Getting your refund
It usually takes 3 to 5 business days to receive a refund to your PayPal account. If you paid with a credit card, it may take up to 30 days to get your money back, depending on your card provider.