How to buy on eBay?
Our previous articles ("How to search on eBay" and others) were devoted to the issues of eBay registration and searching on eBay. And now it's high time to come to the most interesting step – buying on eBay.
Being already registered and having found after some searching the required item you need to look through the item description.
Of course for new eBay comers it is sometimes difficult to understand something in huge eBay item descriptions. But it's not a problem if you use the comobuy tool for eBay, which provides the glance view of as many found items as fit on your screen without opening each item description separately.
Thus, all the item information is clearly structured allowing you easily find exactly what you are looking for. Looking through the item description it is strongly recommended to pay attention to the sellers information as your purchase quality, delivery and its compliance with the description depends first of all upon the seller. Be sure to check his feedback by the number in parentheses after the nickname, or in the detailed item view as a link. But the main is the number which is the next – the percentage of positive feedbacks. Seeing the 100% of positive seller's feedbacks why not trust him? Also make sure that these feedbacks concerns this person as the seller, not the buyer, as one and the same person can be both the seller and the buyer simultaneously. And his buyers feedbacks nothing tell us about what kind of seller he is, besides the buyer can't be leaved negative feedbacks. So, carefully read the feedbacks by clicking on their number, especially if you are going to buy an expensive item. The comobuy tool allows to see separately positive, neutral or negative feedback, only set the desired filter.
After you won an auction or bought item you will need to to pay for it, click the "Pay Now" button and through “My eBay” using one of the specified payment methods pay for the item. The PayPal is the most common payment method on eBay allowing you to pay by credit card quickly and securely. After payment your purchased item will be delivered to you according to the described terms.
Congratulations!Now you know how to purchase on eBay and in our further articles we will tell you more about ebay.
And be sure to find the buyers feedback who have purchased exactly the thing you want to buy, for that just serch by item title or filter the feedbacks by already found through them item.
After that, pay attention to the item price. Here as a rule you can find: Carrent price - the initial or the last bid (for auctions), BuyItNow price – fixed price and Shiping cost - provides the detailed shipping information and in the «Shiping» tab (in the detailed view) you will find the information about the delivery type and countries to which the delivery is available to. Time left – the time til the end of bidding for the auction and the information about the number of bids which is in the «Bids» column.
Let's continue learning the item information in its detailed description by double-clicking. The first tab is the item image. The detailed eBay item view is also presented here in a very convenient way, as all the required eBay item description, specification, shipping, sellers contact and other useful information in separate tabs.
Сarefully look at all the images of items you want to buy. Next to the item image you can see a description containing all the information about the item, designed by each seller in his own way including all the necessary data, photos, etc. Offcourse there is one general table description for everyone (the tab «Specification»), in which items are devided according to the categories (appliances, clothing, etc.). The table description can be as rather informative, so extremely short. Then pay attention to the item condition, as on eBay you can find a lot of both new and used hings. As for clothing, there can be - «New» (sometimes added «with tags», that is with tags or «in box» - in the box) and «Used» («Pre-Owned»).
If for some reason the seller has not indicated the information you need (the term of used things, size, completeness) or provided insufficient number of photos, feel free to contact him by pressing the «Contact seller» button first adding the item to the Watchlist – a convenient tool for tracking items you are interesting in. All the answers from the seller you can read in the «Massages» tab, that is next to the «Specification» tab.
If you are satisfied with the product description and ready to buy it, then you need to pay attention to the auction type of the item in order to pay for it, of course if you have not specified it in your search criteria. The small status icons near each item of your comobuy interface will prompt you the type of item. On eBay you can find: auction, BuyItNow, auction + BuyItNow and Best Offer item types. If you want to get it cheap – participate in the auction placing your maximum bid, if you need the item fast – choose Buy It Now to pay the indicated price for this item.