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Buying with local pickup

Many sellers offer free local pickup, especially for large items which may be difficult to post. You can collect the item in person, inspect it before you take it home, and save money by not having to pay for postage.

When you purchase an item that's available for local pickup, you'll receive information on the item's location at checkout. If you need to know more before purchasing, select Contact seller on the listing.

How to arrange a local pickup

After making your purchase, contact the seller to arrange a time and place to collect your item, and agree on how you'll pay for it.

The seller will let you know which payment methods they accept. In addition to paying via eBay checkout, you can sometimes pay for local pickup items by internet banking, cheque or money order – either beforehand or when you pick up your item. Sellers may also accept cash for local pickup purchases.

After you've completed your purchase, we'll send you an email with a local pickup code (a QR code and a 6-digit code). You can either take the email with you or show the seller the code in your eBay app when you collect your item. The seller will scan or enter the code on their eBay app to confirm you’ve picked up your item.

Items collected in person are covered by eBay Money Back Guarantee, provided all other eligibility requirements (including payment methods) are met.

Finding listings with local pickup

To see listings with local pickup, select Free local pickup on the left-hand side of the search results page when you're searching for items on eBay.

You can also use Advanced search to filter your search results for local pickup listings only. Here's how:

  1. Select Advanced next to the search bar.
  2. Enter your keywords.
  3. Go to Postage options and select Local pickup.
  4. Add your location details and select Search.

If you're unclear about the pickup process, you can ask the seller by selecting Contact seller on the listing.

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