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Buying with local pickup

Many sellers offer free local pickup, especially for large items which may be difficult to ship. You can collect the item in person, inspect it before you take it home, and save money by not having to pay for shipping.

When you purchase an item that's available for local pickup, you’ll receive information on the item’s location at checkout. If you need to know more before purchasing, select Contact seller on the listing.

How to arrange a local pickup

After making your purchase, contact the seller to arrange a time and place to collect your item, and agree on how you’ll pay for it.

The seller will let you know which payment methods they accept. In addition to PayPal or credit card, you can sometimes pay for local pickup items by internet banking, check, or money order—either beforehand or when you pick up your item. Sellers may also accept cash for local pickup purchases.

After you’ve completed your purchase, we’ll send an email with a Local Pickup code (a QR code and a 6 digit code) to your Messages - opens in new window or tab. You can either print off your email or show the seller the message on the app when you collect your item. The seller will scan or enter the code on the eBay app to confirm you’ve picked up your item.

Items collected in person are still covered by eBay Money Back Guarantee if all other eligibility requirements are met.

Finding listings with local pickup

To see listings with local pickup, select Free local pickup on the left-hand side of the search results page when you’re searching for items on eBay.

You can also use Advanced search to filter your search results for local pickup listings only. Here’s how:

  1. Select Advanced next to the search bar.
  2. Enter your keywords.
  3. Go to Shipping options and select Local pickup.
  4. Add your location details and select Search.

If you’re unclear about the pickup process, you can ask the seller by selecting Contact seller on the listing.

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