How to Sign In to eBay - dummies

By Marsha Collier

You don’t have to wear one of those tacky “Hello, my name is” stickers on your shirt, but you and several million other folks will be roaming around eBay’s online treasure trove. eBay needs to know who’s who when we’re browsing. So, sign in when you first go on to the eBay website, please! By clicking Sign In on the eBay home page, you’re ready to shop or sell.

If you’re the only one who uses your computer, be sure to select the check box that says “Stay signed in.” This way, you’re signed in to eBay every time you go to the site. The sign-in process places a cookie (a techno-related piece-of-code thingy) on your computer that remains a part of your browser until you sign out.

If you don’t select the check box, you will be signed in only while you’re on the site. If you do select it, your password will be saved in the browser until you sign out, even if you disconnect from the Internet, close your browser, or turn off your computer.

Here’s how to get to the eBay Sign In page and sign in:

  1. Click the Sign In link near the eBay logo on the eBay home page.

  2. Enter your user ID and password.

  3. Click the Sign In button.

You’re now signed in to eBay and can travel the site with ease. You may go to your my eBay page’s eBay Preferences to tell eBay where you want to land after you sign in.