Malatov said:Don't think so. Where'd you hear that? There is no mention whatsoever of "per seller" anywhere in the terms that I've seen.
I should have used "listing" rather than "buyer", but the end result is similar.
"If you purchase multiple quantities of an item from a single listing, you are only eligible for the payout on the entire listing, not each individual item."
"C. One Claim Award Per Listing. You may only receive one PayPal Buyer Protection award per eBay listing."
The Protection awards are paid out once per listing. I found out about it directly from someone who got burned on a Dutch auction, and PayPal divided the $1000 between the winners. Until they revise their fine print, I tend to avoid multiple-buyer auctions.