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Paying with PayPal

If you have a PayPal account, you can use it to pay for your items on eBay.

To pay with PayPal, select PayPal as your payment method at checkout and enter your account information. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can sign up on the PayPal site.

To use a different payment method for your PayPal payment, such as a new credit card or your PayPal balance, select PayPal and then select the Change link. If you'd like us to save your details for next time, tick the Remember me box.

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Need help paying with PayPal? Contact them by selecting Help on the bottom of any PayPal page.

Problems paying with PayPal on eBay

If you have an issue paying with PayPal, contact your seller first to let them know there could be a delay in payment. If the following troubleshooting tips don't resolve the problem, contact PayPal directly to find a solution.

  • Go to your PayPal account and check your payment details are saved correctly.
  • Try choosing a different payment method in your PayPal account, or if that doesn't help,contact PayPal.
  • If you're using an older web browser that's not secure enough to make payments or manage your payment methods, try updating your browser or clearing the cache and cookies on your device. See our Technical issues article for more information

If your payment is shown as pending in your PayPal account, the seller hasn't accepted the payment yet. Contact your seller and PayPal customer support for more information.

How to buy on eBay without using PayPal

If you don't have a PayPal account, check the item payment options before you complete your purchase. You can also pay using a credit or debit card, an eBay gift card or eBay voucher, Google Pay, Apple Pay, or Afterpay.

If you have an issue using PayPal to buy an item, try using a different form of payment.

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