In order to bid or buy you need to register on eBay. It's easy and FREE!
Simply click on the Register link at the top of any page and complete the registration form.
Once you've completed the form, you will receive a confirmation email from eBay to the email address you submitted during the registration process. Simply follow the instructions to complete your registration.
There are three ways to find what you're looking for on eBay:
Experience the thrill of placing the winning bid on an auction-style item, or if you know what you want and want to pay immediately, you can look for items that offer Buy It Now.
Place A Bid: Enter the highest price you are prepared to pay for the item and eBay's proxy bidding system will bid on your behalf, only as much as is needed for you to stay the highest bidder.
Buy It Now: If you see Buy It Now on a listing, you can buy the item instantly at that price stated by the seller. There's no bidding involved!
Learn more about bidding & buying
After you have won or purchased the item, either contact to the seller or check the seller's listing or email invoice to find out what the preferred payment method is, and where you should send your payment. The seller will only send the item to you once they have received payment, so ensure that you pay quickly.
If the seller offers PayPal, at the end of the auction or Buy It Now purchase, you will receive either an eBay or PayPal email requesting payment. Learn more.
PayPal is free for buyers and allows you to send payment immediately. Your financial details are never shared with the seller. The faster the seller receives payment, the faster you'll receive your item!
Once the item arrives, check it thoroughly to make sure it fits the description and has arrived in good condition. If you are pleased with your purchase, leave the Seller Feedback and encourage them to do the same for you.
Now you've learned the basics of buying you're ready to start discovering the great deals available.