Though, remember that big brother watches all ebay messages and you cant ask to complete the sale outside ebay through ebay messages...
Im too tired to find the USPS postal code regarding this, but thats against policy. That happened to me once and I had to look it up. If a seller has insufficient postage, they either RTS the package or the seller has to pay the diff - never the recipient.
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I read that you stand a much greater chance of being audited when you take a home business deduction based on the square footage of your home office.
Here's the policy:
This passage is, I think, the source of the ambiguity:
"If eBay finds against you in a case stemming from your Buyer’s purchase of a GSP Item, the applicable coverage amount will include all Program Fees that your Buyer paid for the GSP Item in addition to the GSP Item price. However, you will only be responsible for the amount that has been paid to you by your Buyer consisting of the GSP Item price and the amount (if any) charged by you to ship the GSP Item to the U.S. Shipping Center. "
On a quick pass, I think the net is that you will never end up net negative. You'll have to repay everything you received, but never more.
This is the part where you tell me I missed something obvious earlier in the policy, or that I'm missing something obvious in that language.
Edited by GMMcL - 3/21/13 at 2:27pm