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Receiving payment

The best part of selling an item? Getting paid. We recommend PayPal because it's easy and secure. Find out all you need to know about receiving payments.

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First, contact your buyer and decide together how you'll refund the money. If you used PayPal, refund the amount by going to PayPal's My Account page, and then clicking the History tab. Find the payment and click Details, and then click the Issue refund link. Enter the refund amount, and then click Continue. After you've confirmed the details, click Process refund.
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Selecting payment methods
Consider the buyer's needs when selecting your payment options.


Accepting PayPal
PayPal is an online payment service that lets buyers send you payments from their credit card or banking account.


Requiring immediate payment
If you've set a Buy It Now price for your item, you can require the buyer to pay you immediately.


Using checkout
When you use eBay checkout, buyers can pay you immediately after the listing ends.


Receiving international payments
Learn how to receive payments from international buyers.


Avoiding payment problems
Get tips on avoiding and dealing with payment problems.


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