Find Help Topic
All the basics
The skinny on selling
How to make an offer and more
Various topics that don't fit into the above categories
Everybody loves rules
What steps Bonanza takes to protect your privacy
Topic: Buying Topics
Order Items Were Not as Described
What happens when I make a purchase on Bonanza?
- A customer visits Bonanza.com and places an order
- The customer pays the seller directly via PayPal or Amazon
- Bonanza tells the seller about the sale
- The seller confirms the payment with PayPal or Amazon
- The seller ships directly to the buyer via USPS, UPS, FedEx, or another qualified carrier
Who do I pay when I make a purchase on Bonanza?
You pay the seller directly via one of our payment processors - PayPal or Amazon.
The seller is an individual/business that is not associated with Bonanza.
You can see which payment processor you used by viewing your recent purchases.
And what about shipping?
The seller ships directly to you via USPS, UPS, FedEx, or another qualified carrier. Bonanza does not keep any inventory, nor do we facilitate the shipping of items.
Bonanza is not involved in the actual transaction of money and goods between buyers and sellers, and does not transfer legal ownership of items from the sellers to buyers. As a result, Bonanza has no control over the items advertised, or the ability of sellers to sell items, or the ability of buyers to pay for items.
Many times you can view the shipping method directly in the listing of the item they purchased. Otherwise contact the seller via email for this information if they have not already added tracking information to the order.
What do I do if I have a problem with my transaction?
1 Contact the seller
If your item hasn't arrived or isn't as described, first try to contact the seller. You can search for users here but might find it easier to just go to your My Bonanza > Items sold page and locate the transaction. Once you locate the transaction you will be able to send the seller an email, that will have your order number referenced.
Most sellers are happy to resolve any issues you may have, so give them a chance to make it right for you.
Please note that payment disputes are time sensitive (For current deadlines please contact the payment processor, PayPal, Checkout by Amazon, directly. Failure to do so could result in your claim being rejected).
2 Report the seller to Bonanza
The link to open a dispute will appear on the Order in 14 days or the day after the estimated delivery date, whichever is sooner. Cases for items that arrive significantly not as described can be opened as soon as you receive the shipment.
Should an issue arise during the course of a transaction, Bonanza encourages buyer and seller to work out a resolution that is satisfactory to both parties. Bonanza is invested in making sure that we remove any sellers from our marketplace who are not performing up to your and our expectations. Thank you in advance for bringing such sellers to our attention so we can make Bonanza better for all.
3 File a dispute with the payment processor
In order to get your money back, you will have to file a dispute with whichever processor was used to pay for your purchase.
Bonanza offers PayPal and Checkout by Amazon as payment processors - both of which offer buyer protection programs.
How can I get my money back?
First, you will need to identify the payment company you used to make the purchase.
Currently, Bonanza offers two payment processors - PayPal and Checkout by Amazon. Both payment processors offer buyer protection programs.
After you've identified which payment company you used, file a claim with whichever processor was used to pay for your purchase - either PayPal or Amazon. You can see which payment processor you used by viewing your recent purchases.
For specific rules and guidelines for those programs, along with instructions on how to file a claim, visit the appropiate website using the links below.
- PayPal requires that you file a dispute within 180 days of your purchase
Checkout by Amazon
- Checkout by Amazon requires that you file a dispute within 75 days of your purchase
My purchase is no longer eligible for PayPal/Checkout by Amazon's buyer protrection policy. Can I still get a refund?
If your transaction falls outside of the payment processor's buyer protection policy, you may still be eligible to file a dispute, and possibly get a refund via the credit card company or bank you used to pay for the transaction.
Please contact your credit card company or the bank that was used in the transaction to find out if you are eligible.