Ebay provides some safety measures for purchases made through the site. However, there is always risk when buying from an unknown seller, so buyers must use caution.
Ebay uses a number of methods to provide the highest possible security for their customers. The first of these is the "user feedback" feature, which is a total of the ratings the seller receives through his dealings on eBay. If a seller has 99 percent positive feedback over 1,000 transactions, he is most likely trustworthy. Ebay also has a comprehensive list of rules and policies on its account safety page to further protect customers.