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Paying for an eBay Purchase
How you pay for an item depends on the payment methods accepted by the seller. Every seller is unique and could accept different payment methods. You should carefully read the item description before you bid to find out what methods the seller accepts. Most sellers accept PayPal because it transfers funds immediately and they do not have to wait for funds to clear before sending your item. Compare different payment methods.
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All sellers appreciate quick payment, and we suggest that you pay for the item as soon as you win an auction or buy a fixed price item. Some sellers may also include information in the item description about when they expect payment to be made. However, please understand that all sellers do have the option to file an Unpaid Item dispute if they have not received payment after at least 7 days from the date the listing ended. If you have any questions about your payment, contact your seller.
Regardless of which payment method you are using, clicking the Pay Now button is the fastest way to pay on eBay. After you have won an auction listing or have clicked the Buy It Now button, you can see the Pay Now button in the following locations:
To pay for an item:
Note: These steps assume that the seller is using eBay's Checkout system. Sellers have the option to use other checkout systems. If your seller does not use eBay Checkout, he or she will send you an invoice or other payment instructions to help you complete your purchase.
You are only obligated to pay the seller using one of the payment methods specified in the eBay listing. If the seller wants to change payment methods after the listing has ended, you may insist on paying using only the method(s) stated in the listing. If you have questions about your payment, you should contact your seller.
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