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  Communicating with Sellers
Communicating with international sellers works the same way as domestic communications, but there are some important factors to consider:
  1. Currencies
  2. Languages
  3. Time zones
What You need to know Back to top
Currencies:You must pay sellers in the currency that they specify, although if they accept PayPal payments, you may be able to send a payment in your own currency. To make your shopping easier, you can also view item prices in your site currency (for example, U.S. dollars for eBay.com, Euros for eBay.de, etc.). Learn more.

For more advanced currency conversion needs, use eBay's Currency Conversion Calculator.

Languages: Many members of the global eBay Community are comfortable communicating in English, but some are not. To minimize confusion, use simple language and avoid slang terms and abbreviations. Learn more.

Time zones: Email response time may take longer due to time zone differences. To help manage time zone complexities:
  • Avoid waiting until the last minute to contact the seller with a question.
  • Use eBay's Time Zone Calculator to help plan for time zone differences.




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