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Watch Your eBay Bidding Status with the Active Buying Section

When you place a bid, eBay registers it in the Active Buying area of your My eBay page, and displays a clickable link to the item. This part of your My eBay page gives you quick access to all the auctions [more…]

Paying for an eBay Purchase

When you buy something in a store, you need to check out to pay. eBay isn’t much different. eBay’s checkout is a convenient way to pay for your completed auction or Buy It Now sale with a credit card or [more…]

How to Keep Track of Your eBay Bids


How to Check Out on eBay

When you buy something in a store, you have to check out as a part of paying. eBay isn’t much different. eBay’s checkout is a convenient way to pay for your completed auction or purchase with a credit [more…]

Use Credit Cards for Safer eBay Purchases

The safest way to shop on eBay is to use a credit card whether through PayPal or direct through the seller’s merchant account. eBay Buyer Protection covers your entire purchase. In the rare instance that [more…]

How to Make a PayPal Payment on eBay

eBay sees to it that PayPal is incredibly easy to use because PayPal is the official payment service at eBay. After the auction is over, a link to pay appears. If you prefer, wait until you hear from the [more…]

How to Contact a Seller after You Win an eBay Auction

Generally there’s no need to contact the seller in a normal eBay transaction. You pay via PayPal and your item should arrive within the timespan estimated by eBay on the item page when you made your purchase [more…]

How to Open a PayPal Account

PayPal is a safe method of payment on eBay. No service can make a slow or lazy seller into the picture of efficiency. The advantage of PayPal, though, is that you don’t have to get your hands dirty. [more…]

How to Ask Questions of eBay Sellers

If anything about an eBay transaction is unclear to you, remember this one word: ask. Find out all the details about that item before you bid. If you wait until you've won the item before you ask questions [more…]

Payment Methods Available on eBay

Several payment options are available, but eBay only allows sellers to show electronic payment methods. The seller is not required to accept any other form of payment but PayPal or one of the other electronic [more…]

How to Use an Escrow Service to Pay for eBay Items

Even though most sales on eBay are for items that cost $100 or less, using an escrow service comes in handy on occasion — such as when you buy a big-ticket item or something extremely rare. [more…]

Shipping Costs for eBay Purchases

Don't let an eBay sale go down with the shipping. If the item is not an odd shape, excessively large, or fragile, experienced sellers calculate the shipping based on Priority Mail at the U.S. Postal Service [more…]

eBay Calling: You're a Winner

The Buy section of your My eBay page highlights the titles of items you've won or purchased and indicates the amount of your purchase price. If you think you may have won an auction and don't want to wait [more…]

Keep Paper Copies of Your eBay Transactions

Paper still has its uses, and when you're just starting out on eBay, printing copies of your purchase records can help you keep your transactions straight. [more…]

Send Payment Promptly and Securely for Any eBay Transactions

Being the good eBay buyer that you are, you'll get your payment out pronto via PayPal. Do it immediately — why wait? (The sooner you pay, the sooner you get that charming Wizard of Oz Flying Monkey decanter [more…]

How to Get an eBay Member's Phone Number

To get an eBay member's phone number, click the Advanced Search link next to the Search box and then click the Members: Find the Contact Information link on the left side of the screen. You need to enter [more…]

How to Use eBay's Checkout

When you buy something in a store, you need to check out to pay. eBay isn't much different. eBay's Checkout is a convenient way to pay for your completed auctions and Buy It Now sales with a credit card [more…]

How to Communicate with an eBay Seller

Top-notch eBay sellers know that communication is the absolute key to a successful transaction, and they do everything they can to set a positive tone for the entire process with speedy and courteous e-mails [more…]

How to Deal with an AWOL eBay Seller

The eBay community, like local towns and cities, is not without its problems. With the millions of transactions that go on every week, transactional difficulties do pop up now and then. [more…]

How to Give an eBay Seller's Detailed Star Rating (DSRs)

In addition to a feedback comment and rating (positive, negative, or neutral), eBay buyers should leave detailed seller ratings, too. The DSR part of the feedback system asks you to rate sellers by filling [more…]

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