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Paying for items

Have you won or bought an item? Congratulations on your purchase! When it comes time to pay, our payment methods make it easy.

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Go to My eBay, and click the Won link on the left side of the page. Locate the item you purchased. If the Paid icon is blue, you've paid for your item. If the icon is grey, you might need to make a payment or update your payment status.
Contact your seller if you have any questions about your payment status. On the item page, click the Contact Seller link.
Go to PayPal and click Sign Up at the top of the page.
You can find most of the answers to your PayPal questions and contact PayPal for additional assistance on the PayPal Customer Support page.
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Basics

How to pay on eBay
Learn how to pay for items.


Choosing a payment method
Some payment options offer more protection than others.


Paying for items with PayPal
Send payments securely online using a credit card or bank account.


Sending payments with Paymate
Send payments securely online using a credit card.


Checking the status of your payments for items
How to check whether or not you've paid, and whether the money has cleared.


Using vouchers
Find out how to redeem your voucher.


Making an immediate payment
If a listing requires immediate payment, you'll need to pay for the item in order to win it.


Using escrow services
An escrow service collects, holds and sends your payment to the seller.

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