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Getting started on eBay

Welcome to eBay. Buying on eBay is easy, and you'll find almost anything you want from sellers all over the world.

Our guides below cover everything you need to get started, from registering your account to finding and paying for your items.

Your eBay account

You can create and customize your account in minutes. Once you've set up your account, you can buy, sell, send messages to other eBay members, and leave feedback.

How to use search

Whether you're browsing, looking for a specific item, a seller, or an eBay Store, our search tools help you find what you're looking for—and help you keep track of it.

How buying works

You can bid on items in an auction, you can buy the item straight away with Buy It Now, or you may be able to make an offer to the seller.

Paying for items

Find out how you can pay for items, the payment methods sellers can accept, and how to troubleshoot if you have any problems paying.

Your purchase history

You can track and manage all the items you’ve bought on eBay in your purchase history. It’s also the place to go if you need to find past orders, contact a seller, leave feedback, and more.

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