How to buy stuff from ebay????

@abhax123 (1697)
India
January 12, 2007 11:05pm CST
I have a million question for buying stuff from ebay? 1.I have a paypal account but i didnt gave them by credit carn number neither my telephone number nor the address. 2.If i buy anything from ebay how are they going to send that stuff over to my house? would the person whom i buy will ask for my address? 3.Is ebay easy to use? and is the stuff available really what it is told to be? 4.Is Paypal and ebay safe to use as you give out personal detail? PLZ HELP ME
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@cherhost (1073)
• United States
13 Jan 07
Well first of all in order for you to use paypal with ebay you need to be verified and they only way to do that is with a card number. An address is one of the ways you can have the seller verify your account. You can also email the seller your address. Eaby is very easy to use... all you do it bid on the things and win them... you pay and they send it to you. The things on there are real but you need ot watch out for the feedback of the seller. If there is more neg feedback then do not buy from that person! It is very safe just never fall for the paypal emails... watch out for them. Good luck!
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@abhax123 (1697)
• India
13 Jan 07
paypal emails???? one asking for changing the passwrod and other stuff?
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• Canada
13 Jan 07
that sucks because i dont have a credit card so I will probally never join ebay because of this.
@lynninky (491)
• United States
14 Jan 07
I agree!!! Good job explaining !!! bigtyme(64) you can also use your bank account debit card, instead of a credit card.
@usman400 (1588)
• Pakistan
13 Jan 07
BEtter ask ebay itself, visit the web site, serach for the offical email id or it might provide you mailing feature within their web site
• India
13 Jan 07
pay pal or u r s credit caaaaaaaaaaaaard
@ahmar2 (685)
• Pakistan
13 Jan 07
I think a credit card is required otherwise it will be impossible to use ebay who will buy something from a unknown user.No one.
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• India
14 Jan 07
well you can always upgrade your personal details with paypal. secondly you can use a debitcard instead of credit card.as for the stuff, e-bay is a secure website and ou can always be sure of its security, but you have to be sure of the sellers reputation before buying, also you could opt for the cash on delivery option available in some sales......so you can be sure of never gettin cheated
@itsjustmeb (1212)
• Canada
14 Jan 07
1. If you don't give them an address/telephone number PP won't verify you. 2. If you buy something from Ebay, it depends on where you are buying it from, if its from within the US it will usually be sent via USPS, however you can make arrangements to ship other means. But if you are in a different country that however would be between you and the seller... yes it is easy to use, but I would check their TOS - just to be sure.
• Melbourne, Florida
14 Jan 07
Ebay and Paypal are both very secure. I have been buying and selling on Ebay for 3 years now.
• United States
14 Jan 07
Ebay is very easy to use. The best way to pay for stuff is through paypal for one thing because they offer buyer protection. Some sellers only accept paypal. I have had an account with paypal for over a year now and am happy to report they are safe. I got the paypal account the same time that I got the ebay account. I have found several good buys on there that I could not find else where. One of the most important things to watch with ebay is the sellers feedback score. You dont want to buy from someone that has just started. Granted I know that everyone must start somewhere, but I always buy from someone that has a good feedback score and I always look over the feedback comments if there number is low. I have not had a bad thing yet (knock on wood) that I have bought on ebay. Ebay if you know nothing about is not something to just fool around with. But if you are serious about getting involved with it it can be very rewarding and be fun. I hope that this helps.
• Canada
14 Jan 07
E-bay is fun and easy. You will have to give them an address and even a cell number to be contacted for deliver (if needed). Get a post office box if you don't want to use a home address. The person mailing will need your address yes. I have bought many items from memorabilia to skin care, perfume, make up, DVD's, CD's, jewellery, books. Lots of things. I have only had one item be a fake and that was make up and she sent me two new ones that were authentic. Look at their rating and don't buy from anyone less than 97/98% feedback. Good luck!!!!!!
@ahsan15 (334)
• India
14 Jan 07
i think you need a credit card number to buy stuffs from e-bay...
@amaine (2037)
• Philippines
14 Jan 07
hey , , where country are you from? , , i asked because there are some countries that accept other payments aside from paypal and credit carsd , , like in the country where i live , , i am from the philippines and have been purchasing items either thru wire transfer or cash on delivery , , :-) depends on the country where you live ΓΌ
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
14 Jan 07
I bought stuff for years on Ebay paying by money order. Now I pay by PayPal. If you have enough money in there to buy what you want, you don't need to use your credit card. When you buy something on Ebay, you give out your shipping address. I find eBay very easy to use, and most things I bought were as they were stated to be. Make sure to ask questions rather than assume things though. Always ask questions to the seller to ensure you are buying what you think you are. PayPal is pretty safe. Just don't give out your password.
@SageMother (2277)
• United States
14 Jan 07
I buy TONS of stuff on ebay. It is easiest to pay for most items using paypal because both ebay and paypal are owned by the same corporation. I have yet to hae any readl problems getting what I have ordered, but I am sure that sometimes there will be problems. YOu can try purchasing without giving the information that you failed to provide, but I have no clue if they will accept your order without it. This could leave you obligated to pay for something and either have to make alternative arrangements for payment, or you might have to cancel the order and get a bad rating from the seller. Items are usually delivered by UPS or United States Postal Service to whatever address you tell them to deliver to. Those options are available once you make the purchase and during the verification process, you can edit or add a new delivery address. Ebay is easy to use, unless you have no self control. It is too simple to sit and spend more money than you should because you are sitting at home ant things look really cool,lol! Be sure to check the shipping prices before you commit to a purchase. The shipping can really nail you in the pocket. What I do is limit my purchases, for the most part, to things within tthe USA, and with free shipping. Sincet hat is not always possible, I place the item in my "watch list", so I remember what it was and such. I try to order mulitple items so that the shipping fees benefit me the most. I try to wait and save until I can order at least enough items that their total is more than the shiping fee. Often, one item's shipping fee be MORE than the price of the item. You have to be very careful. Otherwise, I have had no problems with the safety of my personal information.
• United States
14 Jan 07
I use ebay and what u need to do is go to ur paypal and put ur address under u profile that u have created. thats how the ebay seller will know where to send ur item that u bought from them and yes the things on ebay are available in how its told to be. its safe to use both ebay and paypal if u have a foolproof password that only u know about. u don't have to give out a lot of personal information. all u need to do is list ur email, address, and some other things that is required. but u don't have to say where u work or give out ur phone number. none of that stuff. And last thing u don't need to give them ur credit card number unless u are trying to get a paypal debit card. thats when u are going to need to put ur credit card info there. but really u need to do what is required to get verified on paypal because if u are not verified then its going to be hard for the ebay sellers to sell anything to u.
• United States
14 Jan 07
It all depends on how reliable a source your buying items from..and for the paypal dweal, you dont need a credit card to have an account... but you do need SOME way to fund it..
@BLADE786 (72)
13 Jan 07
it is safe but if you get scammed ebay help you alot at banned the person and most of the time get your money back and i think paypal has some compansasion thing too.
@lpetges (3036)
• United States
13 Jan 07
i buy and sell on ebay all the time. You need to register correctly with ebay. and they will ask for address and credit card number. if you do not give this info, then you are not registered.
@_hope_ (3906)
• Australia
13 Jan 07
Iuse ebay all the time and they have all my details they keep safe i have bought a lot of things on ebay and have had no problems that pal pal hasn`t sorted out for me
• India
13 Jan 07
its very easy to buy stuffs from ebay..just search ur desired item n have a bid...you can put ur maximum limit that suits you..once you win the bid just pay for the item n it is urs...
13 Jan 07
that's good u have a paypal a/c.when u buy a item in the ebay that will ask u pay through credit card or visaor....paypal a/c ...better to pay with paypal a/c ...then it will ask u r address to send the item wich u buy....... u have to give u r wright address....yes ebay is easy to use....but u have to see the buyers postive responces .... if u miss any item u can refund u r money throught paypal. there is no need to worry ..the packing will be good...i bought 4 items from ebay. pay pal is good and safe ..
@Pekachu (1114)
• United States
13 Jan 07
you will have to give this information to paypal i have found it safe to use and when you register to use ebay you will fill a form and they do ask for ddress and no the sellers dont get your address .yes ebay is very easy to use in fact addictive beware lol