Originally Posted by stacy131
It really depends. If it's something that you bought through eBay, you can't. You click on an agreement during each purchase and each seller has to pay outrageous fees. Cancelling would be disrespectful. Now, if it was made through an invoice via email, you can cancel it. Otherwise, you might have to do a chargeback if it was something that you lawfully agreed to or you suspect another seller.
Parts of what you are saying are true. However, just because the item is purchased through eBay does not mean that you cannot cancel the payment. There are many things that you may do whether or not you purchase a product through eBay (digital or tangible). First of all, most reputable sellers on eBay offer an automatic 30 day full money back guarantee. So the vast majority of them issue a full refund. You just have to read the policies set by the auction.
Also another way is that there is an insurance program that works with both paypal and eBay (i forgot the actual name and it will take a min or two to find that) which also gives buyer protection. These are just two of the methods.
As far as "outrageous seller fees," again that same online software and also here is some text taken directly from eBay.com:
Buyers automatically enter into a legally binding contract to purchase the item from the seller if they win the online auction or use the Buy It Now feature. eBay's Unpaid Item policy requires buyers to pay the seller for the items that they commit to purchase.
Sellers can file an Unpaid Item dispute with eBay for each of their items that are purchased but not paid for. eBay will issue a strike on the account of the buyer who does not honor their obligation to pay (unless the buyer and seller mutually agree not to complete the transaction).
Note: If a buyer gets too many strikes in too short a time period, their account will be suspended indefinitely. In some cases, limits may be placed on the buyer’s account in advance of suspension.