All about buying
Knowing a few key concepts will help you become a successful buyer.
Using the listing page
A summary of what you'll find in item listings.
Make smart, safe purchases by following these tips.
Buying items from your mobile device
Use eBay's mobile apps on your smartphone or tablet to browse, bid on, or buy items.
Different ways of buying an item
Bid on an item, or buy it at a fixed price.
Buying with the Buy It Now option
Find the types of listings that have a Buy It Now price.
Buying as a guest
Buying as a guest lets you try shopping on eBay without registering as an eBay member.
Creating, sharing, and finding wish lists
Add items to your wish list, share it with your friends and family, and find other wish lists.
Contacting your seller
If you have a question or problem with an item, it’s best to contact the seller first.
After you buy your item
You've made a purchase, now what? Find out what to expect.
Buying an item through the Global Shipping Program
This program makes it easier for buyers in some countries outside the US to purchase items from US sellers.