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Buying on Ebay

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Millions of Auctions are Happening Everyday on Ebay

Here is how to take part in the action

Most everyone who shops online has heard of the auction website Ebay. This e-commerce giant has been the dominant auction website of the past decade and is a place where any item can be found and purchased from sellers all around the world. Getting started bidding is as easy as these simple steps.

1 - Create a free Ebay account. This process takes only a few minutes and will allow you to bid on and purchase any item that is listed on Ebay. Make sure to also create a PayPal account if you do not already have one. PayPal will make any transactions on Ebay quick, simple and secure. It is worth the extra 5 minutes it takes to create one.

2 - Determine what you are looking for from Ebay. If you have a specific part for a computer that you are looking for, make sure you search for its name word for word. If you are just interested in finding a bike of anytype, you can just search for bikes and see what comes up. Buying on Ebay is very flexible and suits any kind of shopper.

3 - Once you have found an item you want to bid on, go ahead and place a bid. The most nerve-racking part of first using Ebay is placing your first bid. If you win, you are obligated to purchase the item. But there is no need for worry, if you make sure you have found an item that you will want then placing your bid should not be a cause for concern. In fact, when placing your bid Ebay will ask if you want to have a maximum price that you are willing to bid up to. If you set this price, Ebay will bid for you whenever someone else bids higher. If someone out-bids your max price, then you will not spend more than you meant to. However, if no one else bids, you can win the item for less than the max you would have paid for it. Its a win-win situation. 

*In some cases, there will be a "Buy it now" option where you automatically win the auction. If you  believe the price is right, go ahead and select this *

4 - Make sure to track the items you are bidding on and be aware of when you win an auction. Once you have won an aution, attempt to pay as quickly as possible and leave feedback on the seller. When prompted to pay, just log-in to your PayPal account and the payment will be handled within a few minutes. 

There you have it, you have just purchased an item on Ebay. Now just sit back and relax while the item is shipped to you and arrives on your doorstep in a few days.


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