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All about buying


Welcome to eBay. Buying here is safe and easy. We'll take you through it step-by-step.

1. Register
It all starts with registration. Just provide your name and email address and create a user ID and password.
2. Find something to buy
You can find almost anything on eBay, whether you have something specific in mind or you're just looking around. And if you can't find what you're looking for, just remember that tens of thousands of new items are added every day.
  • Browse when you’re not exactly sure what you’re looking for, or when you just want to poke around in a particular category, like Clothing or Home & Garden. To browse, click on a category on the left side of the eBay home page.

  • Search when you’re looking for something in particular. Just enter a few words to describe the item in the Search box, which is at the top of most eBay pages.

3. Understand the buying format
There are lots of ways to buy on eBay. You'll find auction-style listings where you bid against other members, Buy it now listings for buying something right away at a set price, and more.
4. Choose a payment method
Once you've found something you're interested in, read the description carefully to find out which payment methods the seller accepts. Most accept PayPal because it's fast and convenient.In addition to the eBay Money Back Guarantee, PayPal protects your eBay purchases against fraud and other problems.
5. Track your purchases
You can keep track of your purchases in My eBay. Once you've registered with us, you can use your My eBay page to see what's happening with items you've bought and sold. You'll also be able to keep track of your feedback from other members, and you'll even be able to keep an eye on other items you're interested in buying.
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