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How to use search

Find exactly what you’re looking for and keep track of items once you’ve found them with our range of search tools.

Whether you’re browsing, looking for a specific item, or trying to track down a seller you bought from in the past, we have tools to help.

The quickest way to search on eBay is by using our search bar at the top of most pages. Type in what you’re looking for, hit Search, and we’ll find the items that best match your search.

You can also select filters on the left-hand side of the search results page to find listings with free shipping, items available for local pickup, or items in a specific location.

Have a look at the articles below to find out more about the different ways you can search on eBay and how to keep track of items once you find them.

Advanced search

Find a specific item, category, or eBay Store quickly and easily by using Advanced search.

Saved searches

If you regularly search for the same types of items on eBay, save time by creating saved searches.

Your Watchlist

Find out how to use your Watchlist to keep track of up to 300 items that you’re interested in but aren’t quite ready to bid on or buy.

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