Cannot see the Add to Basket/Cart button? READ THIS!

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Cannot see the Add to Basket/Cart button? READ THIS!

Lately more and more buyers have reported to me that they cannot add items to cart/basket to benefit from reduced/combined postage. 

The reason for this seems to be that eBay stopped allowing the basket/cart function if buying an item that is not listed on your local eBay (e.g. buying an item from ebay.co.uk while being logged in on ebay DOT com).

Despite the fact that many sellers reported  this to eBay, they don't seem to have any wish to fix the issue, probably because it suits them for sellers to pay higher shipping fees (per each item shipped) instead of once. On the other hand, the buyer has to pay extra shipping instead of getting the proper discount.

So this tutorial is meant for those buyers that buy multiple items from the same seller at the same time and wish to take advantage  of the discounts on shipping offered.

So here are the steps you need to follow to add the items to cart:
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Step 1

Make sure you are logged in onto the same eBay site as the one where the item is listed. Usually you can tell if it's the same or not from the currency in which the price of the item is quoted (i.e. USD $ for eBay DOT com , GBP £ for ebay.co.uk etc.) 

If the currency is the same, you will be usually be able to just add items to cart/basket without any issues, see the image on the right.

Step 2 - How to log-in onto different eBay site

If the item you want to buy is listed on a different website than the one you used for logging in, for example you have a ebay DOT com account but the item is listed on ebay.co.uk, in a different currency, you will need to log-out of your own site (e.g. ebay DOT com ) and login again, with the same credentials, but this time on the site where the item is listed. You can figure out most of the time where the item is listed by checking which currency its sold in. 

To log out of the current site and login again onto the same site where the item is listed, all you need to do is go and click on you username (see the green writing in the screenshot below) , click "sign out" or "log out", however its displayed. After logging out go to the same website as the item listing  - for example ebay DOT com, assuming you use a different site such as ebay.co.uk (UK) or ebay DOT com DOT au (Australia)  etc.  and once you are there, simply log-in, using the same username and the same password as the usual site, this will work since all eBay sites are interconnected. 

BEFORE logging out ,remember to save the item number of the item you are interested in, to  make it easier to find when you log-in onto the different site. In the screenshot above you'll see that the item number appears both in the listing description, as well as in the address bar/URL of your browser so can copy it from there and save it or simply write it down.
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Step 3 - Log-in, add to cart, finalize purchase

Once you have logged in, you should be able to see the Add to Cart/Add to Basket button, add all the items you want to buy from the same seller, after which you click checkout so that you can take advantage of the special postage rates that most sellers offer when buying multiple items shipped together.  If you saved the item number as above in Step 2, just paste it into the "search" bar on eBay and you will find the item easily. 

As you can see in the screenshot to the write, although I am logged in with the same username as before, this time I am logged into the same site as the listing (ebay.co.uk in this example) and as such, I am able to use the "Add to Basket" feature and save on shipping (for sellers that offer reduced rates for multiple items purchased at once).

Hope this helped & Happy shopping :)
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