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How do you buy something on ebay without having an account? Answered

I need a picture along with the answer.

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DELETED_GuardianFoxBest Answer (author)2009-06-15

Get a friend or family member to do it for you with their account, that's the only way. Do not do as suggested by Mike and ask the seller to bypass Ebay. A smart seller won't respond to such a request, as it's related to a few common scams.

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bassbindevil (author)2009-10-29

If you can contact a seller without being a member, they may be willing to sell to you if you pay with a Postal Money Order or something else which is as good as cash.  Before Paypal, I'd use money orders, Western Union, or sometimes just cash hidden inside a card to pay for eBay purchases.  With bank money orders or personal or certified cheques, sellers should refuse to ship until the payment has _really_ cleared.

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frollard (author)2009-06-15

Why do you need a picture along with the answer? Sounds like a homework question :P alex has the correct answer. Use someone elses account, or get your own. It's quick and free.

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MechEngineerMike (author)2009-06-15

you might be able to message the seller and ask them if you can purchase their item personally aside from ebay, BUT i would suggest that you just make an account. It is free and EASY and when you get set up with a Free paypal acount, you can buy and sell items easily and be assured that the money transaction will go smoothly. I knew a guy who sold actual photos of items to people to rip them off, he would only do it to people without paypal and such.

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alexhalford (author)2009-06-15

You ask a mate to buy it for you, ebay won't let you buy anything without an account.

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