Buying

Finding Items & Managing Purchases

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Advanced search

Our standard search is usually your best starting point for finding what you need, and has a range of filters to narrow down your results. However, if you've got some specific conditions for what you're looking for, our advanced search function might be able to help. It'll also help you find eBay Stores or members quickly.

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Finding a listing

Occasionally you might not be able to find a listing on our site anymore. This could just be because someone else already bought the item, but sometimes there may have been an issue with the listing and we needed to remove it.

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Searching for a seller

If you're looking for a particular eBay seller, you can use our advanced search to find them.

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Saved searches

If you frequently search for the same types of items on eBay, you can save time by creating saved searches. These are also known as followed searches.

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Your purchase history

Your purchase history lets you track and manage all the items you've bought on eBay. Go to Purchase history to find details on the items you've bought from as long as three years ago.

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Your recently viewed items

You can look back on your recent eBay activity and remind yourself of items you're interested in through recently viewed items.

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Your Watch List

Use your watch list to keep track of up to 30 items that you're interested in. It's great for when you've got your eye on something but aren't ready to commit quite yet.

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Collections

Collections let you gather together your favourite finds from across the site and share them with other members of the eBay community.

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Your eBay item ID and order details

Every item you buy on eBay has its own unique item number, which is sometimes called an item ID.

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Postage & Tracking Items

Postage and delivery for buyers

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Tracking your item

You can follow your package online all the way to your delivery address when the seller uploads tracking information.

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Delivery date options for buyers

Estimated delivery dates let you know when you can expect an eBay item to arrive.

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Postage rates for buyers

You can find a seller's postage rates in the Postage section of every eBay listing. We always show the postage cost separately to the item cost to make clear exactly how much you're paying for delivery.

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Saving through combined postage

Most sellers on eBay are happy to post everything to you in the same package if you're buying multiple items from them. You might also get a discount on postage costs because the seller saves money by combining items together.

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Changing your delivery address after a purchase

You may be able to change the delivery address or the delivery service you selected for an eBay purchase, but you'll need to contact the seller before they post the item to you.

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Buying with Click & Collect

With Click & Collect, you can buy on eBay and collect your items from your local Woolworths at a time that suits you. You can also buy items from selected retailers and pick up from their store.

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Buying with local pickup

Some items that aren't easy to post, such as large pieces of furniture, may be marked as 'Pickup only'. This gives you the chance to inspect the item in person and avoid delivery costs.

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International purchases and postage for buyers

When shopping on eBay, you'll find items from all over the world. If you buy from an overseas seller, they can deliver to you through regular international postage services, or if they're in the US or UK, they may choose to use eBay's Global Shipping Program (GSP).

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