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How does MrBuyGuy Buyer Protection work?

MrBuyGuy Buyer Protection allows buyers and sellers to dispute the outcomes of the auctions.  For example, if you are the buyer, and the seller fails to deliver the goods, you can place a dispute, which will act as a forum between the buyer and the seller.  MrBuyGuy generally stays out of disputes but will use the dispute centre as evidence when deciding whether to take action  on a member.  When you submit a dispute,  the other party will be notified and asked to respond. For example , if the seller does not send an item, the seller will be notified and asked why the item has not been sent.  If fhe seller repeatedly fails to send items purchased, MrBuyGuy will suspend the seller. 

MrBuyGuy Buyer Protection is designed to help buyers and sellers solve any problems they might have in a small number of steps.  Buyers and sellers the option to contact MrBuyGuy.   If a resolution cannot be made between buyer and seller, MrBuyGuy will takes an active role to ensure the dispute is resolved.

 

I have paid for an item but have not received it. What should I do?

 If you have paid for an item but you have not received it, or if you have not heard from the seller since paying for the item,  your first course of action should be to contact the seller.  Bear in mind that on weekends and on public holidays sellers might not be working.  Give the seller sufficient time to get back to you. 

If you fail to hear back from the seller after a reasonable length of time, your next course of action is to use MrBuyGuy Buyer Protection.

To do this, select Dispute under the Choose option next to your won auction.  This will take you to the Dispute section where you can enter in the details of the dispute you would like to submit.  Once you have completed and submitted your information, the seller will be notified and a formal dispute wlll be placed  against them.  The seller will then be prompted to reply to the dispute. 

Tthe buyer and seller should work together to solve the problem. 

If the seller does not reply, MrBuyGuy will intervene and try to contact the seller for you.  In some cases, we will suspend the seller and pass details on to law enforcements to bring legal action against sellers who are committing fraud.