The algorithm for purchasing goods on the popular foreign eBay auction is not much different from buying in another foreign online store. And yet, there are certain nuances to which you need to pay attention.
So, if you decide to make a purchase on eBay, then you first need to register. Come up with a username and password that you will use in the future on all auction sites. Before placing an order, be sure to familiarize yourself with the interface of your account. Study the structure of a standard lot, and then proceed to find the required item. By the way, the auction search is customized specifically for the convenience of consumers. True, knowledge of the English language will not hurt you.
Carefully read the description of the product, view its photos, read reviews of other consumers. Also take the time to familiarize yourself with existing shipping services. Usually, the goods on the eBay portal are exhibited at a fixed price or in a bargaining format. By the way, these are the auctions that allow you to buy goods at reduced prices. If the product you have selected cannot be shipped to your country of residence, the site will issue a special message.
Usually, residents of Russia try to buy goods in this foreign online store using one of three schemes. In the first case, you can make an independent purchase with direct international delivery. This is the best option. You can also use the address of the forwarding company when purchasing. These companies usually provide their mailboxes in the United States to receive your packages. If you chose this option, you must enter the address provided by the forwarder as the shipping address in your account. It is also possible to purchase an item on eBay with the help of an intermediary company that will take over all the work associated with the purchase. True, you will have to pay a small commission for this. In this case, it will be enough for you to replenish the account with the intermediary and simply send him a link to the product. Usually, the commission for such services does not exceed ten percent of the purchase price.
If you have decided on one of the options for buying on eBay, now you must pay for the product within three days. Usually the PayPal money system is used for this. Payment by credit card is used less often. As for delivery from the United States to Russia, it usually takes at least a few weeks. When using a courier delivery service, the package will be delivered by courier to your address. Also, within two months from the date of payment, the buyer can make a refund to his PayPal account.