on 05-06-2013 08:33 PM
Sellers are not required to give you a tracking #. They are not even required to ship with tracking, however, if a dispute is open, they would need tracking proving delivery to win the dispute.
Alot of the post offices are not even scanning items as they come through, so sometimes even with tracking, it's hard to see anything.
on 05-06-2013 08:36 PM
no, it is not policy to purchase delivery confirmation, nor is it policy to upload the tracking number. eBay encourages sellers to upload tracking and it is done automatically when the label is printed through eBay. Top rated sellers must upload their tracking by the next business day, on 90% of their listings, or not qualify for TRS status and discounts. If a seller ships without DC, they lose their seller protection, but just because it isn't uploaded doesn't mean the seller didn't purchase it.
on 05-06-2013 09:08 PM
Actually there is no particular need to track your purchases. All you have to do is wait until 2 or 3 days past the estimated date of arrival, and if they still have not arrived, call the seller to make sure he sent it. You have 45 days of buyer protection so no need to open an Item Not Received case before 4 or 5 weeks have passed.