How do you get started on eBay?


Quick Answer

In order to get started on eBay, visit eBay.com and click the "Register" link located at the top left before filling out all the required information, such as your email and password. PayPal is the main payment method for eBay, so you will need to register for PayPal as well.

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  1. Register for eBay

    Click the "Register" link located at the top left. You will be asked to fill out a profile with your personal information, including your full name, email, and password.

  2. Register for PayPal

    PayPal is where you will store your financial information to send and receive payments. eBay requires users to pay via PayPal, though you can check out as a guest when purchasing. If you are selling, you are required to have a PayPal account to receive payments and cover all eBay fees.

  3. Browse auctions

    eBay is filled with auctions of new and/or pre-owned items, ranging from books to cars. You can purchase items on eBay by searching for the specific item in the search bar located near the top center of the page.

  4. List items

    If you are interested in selling items on eBay, there is a "Selling" option if you hover your cursor over "My eBay" located on the top right of the web page. When selling, make your listings as accurate as possible, with plenty of pictures.

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