eBay and Paypal have been linked together for years. Since 2003, Paypal has been eBay’s preferred method of payment processing. For many users this is not an issue as Paypal has become very popular. However, not everyone has a Paypal account, nor does everyone want to use their Paypal account for every transaction. Here is how you can make purchases on eBay without a Paypal account.

Check to see if the seller you are buying from accepts debit or credit card transactions

  • Many eBay sellers now accept credit card transactions in addition to Paypal.
  • Before making your purchase, go to the “Payments” tab near the top of the listing for the item that you are purchasing.
  • The “Payments” tab is found near the Shipping and Delivery information.
  • If the seller accepts debit or credit card purchases, they will list which card brands they accept. Be sure that they accept the type of card that you would like to use.

Double check your information

  • Once you have confirmed that the seller that you are purchasing from accepts the type of card that you would like to use, complete your purchase.
  • Go to the “My eBay” tab and open your “Purchase History” which is found on the left-hand side.
  • Select “Pay Now” and you will be prompted to check your shipping address and other details regarding your purchase. If all looks good, click “Continue” to move on and finalize your payment and complete your purchase.

Complete your purchase with your debit or credit card

  • Under “Payment Options”, select “Credit/ Debit Card”.
  • You will be prompted to enter your card information. You will need to know the type of card, your card number, expiration date, and three digit code CVV code on the back of your card.
  • Once you have entered all of the required information, complete your purchase by clicking “Confirm Your Payment”.

Other tips for making purchases without using Paypal:

If you have a Paypal account but you do not wish to use it, you can change your method of payment to a debit card that is linked to your Paypal account. You will need to have your card linked to your Paypal account prior to checking out on eBay. When you are ready to complete your purchase, click “Pay with Paypal”, and then select “Change”. The debit card that is linked to your Paypal account should show up as a payment option. Select it to complete your purchase using the card instead of your Paypal account.

You can also try to make your purchase through a guest account. This way, if you have an account on eBay that is linked to a Paypal account, you will not be prompted to use that account.

Additional information to keep in mind regarding purchasing on eBay:

eBay will be changing it’s payment options in 2020. Paypal will no longer be the payment method of choice. They will be switching to a European based payment processing company called Ayden. Ayden has credit and debit processing capabilities, so using your credit or debit card to make purchases on eBay might about to get much easier.

Is there another way to pay on eBay besides PayPal?

Accepting other payment methods. Sellers can accept a variety of safe and secure payment methods on eBay, including credit cards, debit cards, Paypal, and, if you’re a managed payments seller, Apple Pay and Google Pay. You’ll be required to offer one of these forms of payment in most categories.

Can I buy on eBay without an account?

You can usually buy on eBay without an account if the item is selling for less than $5,000 and it’s offered with Buy It Now. You need an eBay account to bid on an auction item.

Can you pay for eBay items with credit card?

You can pay for most items on eBay using a credit or debit card, including Visa and MasterCard. If you are unable to use a card for any reason, you may also pay with Apple Pay, Google Pay or PayPal.

Is it better to pay with PayPal or credit card on eBay?

The safest way to shop on eBay is to use a credit card whether through PayPal or direct through the seller’s merchant account. In the rare instance that your purchase is not covered, most credit card companies will stand behind you if you encounter problems using your card online.

Can you get scammed on eBay?

Whether you‘re a frequent buyer or seller on eBay (EBAY) – Get Report or consider yourself more of an occasional peruser, there are a lot of ways you can get scammed through online retail. From a classic bait-and-switch to fraudulent pay services, the methods of online scammers seem endless.

Can I get my money back if I get scammed on eBay?

eBay Money Back Guarantee covers most transactions on eBay. It means buyers can get their money back if an item didn’t arrive, is faulty or damaged, or doesn’t match the listing.

Does eBay sell fake stuff?

What is the policy? Counterfeit products are illegal and not allowed on eBay. Examples include: Fakes, copies, or replicas of brand name items (for example, a shoe with the Nike name or logo that wasn’t made by Nike)

Can you get scammed on PayPal?

PayPal has a reputation for safety and security, which makes it the first choice for many eCommerce businesses who need a way to accept online payments, or want to offer customers a faster process than entering credit card information. Unfortunately, fraud and criminal activity does still occur on PayPal.

Is it safe to buy from eBay without PayPal?

Good Luck! This is a completely legitimate way to pay on eBay without using PayPal, and your purchase is also covered by eBay’s money-back guarantee. You will have to clear your cookies again to make another purchase in this way. Look for this payment details section on an eBay listing.

How can you tell if an eBay seller is legit?

Generally, look for sellers that have a higher number of feedback ratings. If you’re looking at a product and the seller has 300 feedback ratings and a positive feedback score of 98%, it indicates a very reputable seller. You don’t have to investigate this seller further.

Can I trust eBay sellers?

You can buy safely on eBay. In fact, eBay is safer than someone’s personal website because of the third-party involvement of eBay and Paypal. Always report any offers to buy or sell an item outside of eBay.