While many users sell on eBay, they are not always aware of how to deal with debt that could be accumulated through refunds and other disputes. This article explains everything you need to know about eBay debt and what happens if you can not repay this debt.
Am I liable for eBay debt?
A minor would not be considered liable for this type of debt and a creditor could not enforce it in court. However, if they stated that they are over 18 in order to enter the contract with eBay then they could be prosecuted for fraud if they were to challenge the debt. If this happened then you, as their parent, would be liable for any fines issued. As things stand, eBay could pass the debt to a debt collection agency.
Another scenario is if you are selling on eBay, you would have agreed to their money-back guarantee. This means customers can claim their money back from sellers if they are not happy with the product. In this case, it is the seller who will be liable for any debts incurred during this process and that the buyer asking for a refund.
What happens if you do not pay eBay fees?
Any outstanding fees associated with your eBay account will be treated as any other secondary debt and as such should they remain unpaid will be passed to a collections agency.
For more information, please see our article on catalogue debt.