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How do I pay for my item?

How you pay for an item depends on the payment methods accepted by the seller. You should carefully read the item description before you bid to find out what methods the seller accepts. For information about advantages of different payment methods, see Payment Methods.

Regardless of which payment method you are using, clicking the Pay Now button is the fastest way to pay on eBay.

After you win an auction listing or have clicked the Buy It Now button, you can see the Pay Now button in the following locations:

  • On the item page.

  • In My eBay, in the Items I've Won section.

  • In the confirmation email you receive from eBay.

  • On the invoice email you receive from eBay on behalf of the seller.

To pay for an item:
  1. Click the Pay Now button.

  2. Check your postage information, and confirm the order details, including shipping, insurance, and taxes (if applicable). Then, click the Continue button.

  3. Select your payment method and enter your payment information. Then, click the Continue button.

  4. Click the Confirm Your Payment button to complete your purchase.
    Note: These steps assume that the seller is using checkout on eBay. Sellers have the option to use other checkout systems.

You are only obligated to pay the seller using one of the payment methods specified in the eBay listing. If you have questions about your payment, you should contact your seller.

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