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How do I buy an item?

Buying on eBay is easy and fun! You can find almost anything for sale - from new computers to antiques and collectables.

Here are a few basic steps to get you started:
  1. Find an item.

    Enter keywords into the Search box located at the top of any eBay page. You can also browse through our categories.

  2. Learn about the item you found.

    Read the item description carefully. If you have any questions about the item, you can ask the seller by clicking the "Ask seller a question" link.

  3. Review the seller's Feedback.

    View the seller’s business reputation on eBay by looking at his or her Feedback Score. Also, be sure and read the comments left by the seller's previous buyers to be sure that this is a seller you feel you can trust.

  4. Bid or Buy It Now.

    Once you've found the item you want, you can place a bid or purchase the item instantly using Buy It Now. Check the item page to see what purchase options are available to you. Remember, each bid you place enters you into a binding contract. All bids are active until the auction listing ends. If you win a listing, you’re obligated to complete the transaction.

  5. Pay for the item.

    After you've won or purchased the item, send your payment to the seller. Clicking on the Pay Now button on the item page will allow you to quickly and easily initiate the payment process. Your seller will also send you an email with information on how to pay and where you should send payment. You can also pay using PayPal as a payment method.

    Click here to see How to make One-Time Payment.

For more details, take our Buying Tour .

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