What is meant by sold out

This is how buying works

In your purchase overview - opens in a new window or tab, you can track your purchase activities and see which items you have bought immediately and for which items you have placed bids.

On this page you will find links to our most important help pages for everything to do with buying:

  1. How to buy
  2. Tools for buying
  3. After purchasing an item

How to buy

Everything about bidding

Find out how auto bidding works, what is meant by reserve price, how to buy an item at auction, and more.

Buy as a guest

You can also buy items as a guest. Find out how to track the status of your item, how to return the item if there is a problem, and how to sign up for an eBay account.

Buying vehicles, spare parts and accessories

Find tips for finding vehicles, parts and accessories on eBay Motors.

suggest price

For some offers, sellers are willing to accept price proposals. Find out how to send a price proposal and, if necessary, how to respond to a counter-proposal from a seller.


When you find an item that you want to purchase, go to checkout to pay and select your shipping address.

Tools for buying

Your shopping cart

Learn how to add items to your cart before you continue shopping and later complete your purchase.

Your purchase summary

In your purchase overview, you can keep track of everything you have bought on eBay. You can also leave reviews and do other tasks there.

Your watchlist

If you are interested in an offer but are not ready to buy, you can add the item to your watchlist and make your decision later.

Saved Search History

If you often search for the same type of item on eBay, saved searches can save you time.

After purchasing an item

Pay item

You can use different payment methods on eBay. This article will help you choose the best payment method for you and your seller.

cancel order

We'll show you how to cancel your order if, after purchasing an item, you discover that you have made a mistake.

Buyers: Returns, Missing Items, and Refunds

Find out how to get a replacement or a refund if you can't get the item you purchased, is damaged, looks outside the description, or if you've just changed your mind.

Contact Seller

Contact the seller if there was a problem with your order or if you have a question about the item you are about to buy.