It is safe to buy used and refurbished electronics on eBay if the buyer purchases items from a seller with good buyer feedback and uses a secure payment method, such as PayPal. Previously owned electronics on eBay may have damage or may require repairs.
Store returns, factory refurbished units and display units comprise the majority of used electronics on eBay. When purchasing used electronics from eBay, it is important to read item descriptions carefully as any imperfections, damage or necessary repairs appear in the description. Using the payment service PayPal, buyers can add a level of protection to a purchase in addition to being able to make payments and receive refunds quickly.