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How can I find what I want to buy?

You can find items on eBay by either searching or browsing. Each method has its advantages, depending on what you’re looking for.

  • Searching — If you’re looking for a specific item, searching can help you find it fast. When you search on eBay, you enter two or three descriptive words about the item into a search box, and you receive search results that match those words. Searching also offers sophisticated options and commands that allow you to narrow your search in a variety of ways.

  • Browsing — If you’re not sure what you’re looking for, or if you just want to window-shop or scroll through items, browsing is the way to go. When you browse on, you click through categories and lists of items—exploring as you go—until you find something you're interested in.

In the example above, you can:

A: Search for items by entering two to three words in the search box. Then click Search.

B: Browse for items by category, shop on eBay Motors (not applicable for, or see what’s offered by our eBay Stores sellers.

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