If you are new to online buying and selling websites like eBay you might find it a bit tricky to know how to buy something from eBay. Firstly eBay is an online auction website that deals with buying and selling of various categories of Items, you can easily navigate and browse through the available categories of items on eBay to search for items you are interested in.
Once you’ve seen an item you are interested in and wish to purchase, click on it to view details of the item, on the detail page of every item there will be a picture of the item, description, payments and shipping options.
To know how to buy something from eBay you should first place a bid on that item which means that you have automatically signed up to an agreement to buy that item if you win the auction.
In addition, there’s always a minimum or starting bidding price, meaning, that particular item cannot be sold at a lower price. Some sellers may also wish to set a fixed price for their items, in such cases there is no necessary need for auctions.
How To Buy Something From Ebay With Paypal
Paypal is a common method of payment or checkout in most online shopping websites, to be able to make payments with PayPal on eBay you must first link your PayPal account to your eBay account.
This can be done from your eBay account settings. When on your eBay account settings page, just click on PayPal account and select link PayPal account, sign in to your PayPal account to complete the linking process, then follow the steps below to know how to buy something from eBay with PayPal as a payment method
- After selecting all items you want to purchase (from either the auctions or the items with fixed prices) move forward to the checkout process
- At the checkout choose PayPal as a method of payment and enter all necessary required information.
You can choose to save these payment details and information to make payment easier and faster when next you want to checkout.
How To Buy Something From Ebay With Debit Card
Debit card is another popular payment method used in all online shopping platform including eBay, you don’t necessarily need to use credit cards or PayPal to checkout on eBay, follow these steps carefully to know how to buy something from eBay with a debit card
- Select the items you want to purchase and ensure the seller accepts debit card as a payment method then proceed to checkout
- Click on pay now and choose debit card as a payment method.
- Provide your debit card information and confirm payment to finish transaction
Note: not all sellers accept debit cards so be sure to check the details of the item you are buying to see the accepted payment options.