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Getting started on eBay

Welcome to eBay! We’ll help you learn how to get started, how you’re protected, and how to get help when you need it. Ready to find out more?  Get started.

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Basics

Getting started
eBay is your place to buy what you want, sell what you have, and make a few friends while you’re at it.

Tips for new users
Here are a few tips for making your eBay experience a good one.

Keeping you safe on eBay
We provide built-in safeguards to help protect you each time you buy and sell. 

Getting help

Resources

eBay glossary
Wondering what a particular eBay term or icon means?

eBay acronyms
You’ll find these common abbreviations in item listings and on community discussion boards.

Web browser recommendations
eBay is designed to work with most modern web browsers.

Summary of our privacy policy
Learn the key concepts of our full privacy policy.

A letter from our founder
Read about the values that continue to guide us today. 

Contact us

Have a question? We can help.

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Rules & policies