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Collection in person

Some items that aren't easy to post, such as large pieces of furniture, may be marked as 'Collection only'. This gives you the chance to inspect the item in person and avoid postage costs.

How to arrange a local collection

If your seller's item is listed as 'Collection in person only', you'll receive information on the item's location at checkout. If you need to know more before purchasing, select Ask a question in the listing.

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.

In addition to PayPal or credit card, you can sometimes pay with an alternative payment method (as agreed with your seller) either beforehand, or when you pick up your item. Sellers may also accept cash for local collection purchases.

Items collected in person are still covered by eBay Money Back Guarantee if paid for with PayPal, however eBay Money Back Guarantee does not cover cash on collection transactions, or transactions where the item was not collected by the buyer.

Here's how to find local collection listings:

  1. Select Advanced next to the search bar.
  2. Enter your search terms.
  3. Under Delivery options, choose Collection in person.
  4. Add your location details and select Search.

Tip
If you're unclear about the collection process, contact the seller by selecting Ask a question in the listing.

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