All about buying
Knowing a few key concepts will help you become a successful buyer.
Using the listing page
Get an overview of what you'll find in item listings.
Make smart, safe purchases by following these tips.
Using eBay mobile apps on your smartphone
Use our mobile apps on your smartphone or tablet to browse, bid on, or buy items.
Different buying options
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. Items in some locations may also be available for same day delivery or free in-store pickup.
Buying as a guest
Buying as a guest lets you try shopping on eBay without registering as an eBay member.
Delivery and pickup options
In some locations, you can buy an item on eBay and arrange to pick it up, or have it delivered directly to you.
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.