How can I find what I want to buy?

You can find items on eBay by either searching or browsing. Each method has its advantages, depending on what you're looking for.


If you're looking for a specific item, searching can help you find it fast. When you search on eBay, you enter 2 or 3 descriptive words about the item into a search box, and you receive search results that match those words. Searching also offers advanced options and commands that allow you to narrow your search in a variety of ways

To start a search, enter the words that describe your item into the search text box near the top of the eBay home page, and then click the Search button. Learn more about searching for items by keyword and get tips for better searching.


If you're not sure what your'e looking for, or if you just want to window-shop or scroll through items, browsing is the way to go. When you browse on eBay, you click through categories and lists of items—exploring as you go—until you find something you're interested in.

Browse by category by clicking Categories at the top of most eBay pages. Read more about browsing for items.

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