Last month I sold a few good working parts off my old treadmills. Just a couple days ago, after a month, and the buyer coming back from vacation, said the package he got was empty but undamaged and only packing material in there. He opened a claim and said item not as described, and said he took pictures. He said the box was undamaged and did describe the shipping label with the correct weight of what it should have been.
I sent it usps parcel select, of course with NO insurance, but did have tracking confirmation, but as I read through other eBay forum topics, looks like I'm out of luck. This made me upset and feel cheated, especially after a month, while anything could have happened while the package sat there.
The buyer only has 18 feedback, but doesn't have any negative ones, and I don't think he would be scamming, it's just that now I have to not only refund the cost of the item of $40, but another $21 in shipping.
I really don't want to sell on eBay again, they have no protection, only extra expenses to add insurance on their part. What's sad, is in my case, seller protection is only for a item that never got there since I had tracking, but the buyer can still claim item was missing and win.