Originally Posted by pardad
Seems to me like the shipping rules in place to protect shippers are being exploited by more & more unscrupulous sellers. One way to start protecting ourselves better is to never just sign receipt while the UPS/FedEx/DHL/Postal delivery person dances around like they gotta pee. Make them wait until we unpack, inventory and inspect every item in the delivery so we can note shortages or damage then.
In the past I've always felt that signing for receipt as receipt for the delivery in general, not agreeing to the contents. But if PayPal and the delivery companies are, when it boils down to it, going to enable shady sellers by considering only if they have a signature then it looks like that's all we can do to protect ourselves in the long run.
I think PayPal was a lot better for the consumer before Ebay bought it.