With eBay do you receive your merchandise before it is paid for?
When merchandise is sent is up to the individual seller, however
most would consider it foolhardy to send merchandise before payment
has been received. Virtually all online businesses require payment
prior to shipping orders. Intelligent eBay buyers will screen
sellers with the feedback system provided. You can find more
information on what to look for in a reliable buyer on eBay and in
the eBay Guides.