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Paying for items

Have you won or bought an item? 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 gray, you might need to make a payment or update your payment status.
Contact your seller if you have any questions about your payment status. In the listing, click the Ask a question link.
Go to PayPal and click the Sign Up link at the top of the page.
You can find most of the answers to your PayPal questions by using the PayPal Help Center. If you need additional assistance, contact PayPal Customer Support.
Take a look at our guidelines for contacting your seller and resolving issues. If you've had a problem with your purchase, contact us so we can help. Click the My item hasn't arrived yet, what do I do? or What can I do when I get an item that's not as described? link, and then follow the instructions.
Also, you may be covered by the eBay Money Back Guarantee.
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How to pay on eBay
When you're ready to make a payment, here's what you need to know.

How to pay for an item
How you pay for an item depends on the payment methods accepted by the seller. Find out the best way to pay for a particular item.

Using the eBay shopping cart
Find out how the eBay shopping cart lets you pay for multiple items at once.

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.

Paying with gift certificates, coupons, and gift cards
Find out how to redeem your gift certificate, coupon, or gift card

Making an immediate payment
If a listing requires immediate payment, you'll need to pay for the item right away.

Using escrow services for eBay Motors vehicle purchases
An escrow service collects, holds, and sends your payment to the seller.

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