Aside from safety, PayPal now offers an even better reason to pay through its service: PayPal Buyer Protection. If you’ve purchased your item through a PayPal a-verified seller, you’re covered for your original purchase price plus shipping. This protection covers you only for nondelivery of tangible items and tangible items that are received significantly not as described — not if you are disappointed with the item.
If you’ve paid with a credit card through PayPal, be sure to make a claim with eBay first and then with PayPal. Do not make a claim with your credit card company. PayPal Buyer Protection is for PayPal purchases, and you’re not covered if you’ve made a claim with your credit card company.