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Buying as a guest
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You can buy some items without registering as an eBay member by using Buy It Now, and you can see your order details by following the link in your confirmation email. On the order details page you can see your purchased items, shipping status, and tracking numbers, return an item or report that you didn't receive an item.

How it works

You can buy without an eBay account when:

  • The price of the item is less than $2,000.

  • The seller has a Feedback score of 50 or higher and a positive rating of 98% or better.

  • You purchase the item using Buy It Now.

  • You pay for the item using PayPal or a debit or credit card

If you decide to register when buying your item, it's easy - just choose a password at the end of the checkout process.

Registering as an eBay member

If you want to register as an eBay member after you buy an item, it's easy to do. From the order details page, click Create an eBay Account.

Once you register as an eBay member, you can:

  • Access full order details.

  • Bid on auction-style listings.

  • Leave Feedback.

  • Use My eBay to manage your account and buying activity.

  • Write a review or guide for the Reviews & Guides section of eBay.

  • Access eBay Community resources, including discussion boards, Groups, and Answer Center forums.

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