eBay.com issues new user agreement

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eBay.com has , effective 29th September for existing users (but immediately for newbies).

The biggest changes relate to the new dispute resolution process. Sellers must now have a reimbursement method on file with eBay, and for transactions paid via PayPal, sellers must agree that eBay can remove funds from the seller’s PayPal account to reimburse their buyers. If the PP account has insufficient funds, eBay may require sellers to reimburse them via another method, and may suspend or restrict a seller’s trading on the site until this is done.

There’s also a new , listed as a separate policy for the first time, which restricts – for example – celebrity material to that authorised by the celebrity themself: anyone printing up their own keyrings of this week’s favourite boy band needs to find some new designs pretty quickly. This covers a range of other areas: the sale of educational editions of software, bootleg recordings and 35mm and 70mm film prints, as well as items which can themselves be used to duplicate copy-protected material.

As ever, if you don’t like it, you’re always free to .

You can see the full comparison of the old and new user agreements on TOSBack.



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