1. Register - It all starts with registration. It is free and fast. Register now, or learn more about it. You can even take a guided tour of registration.
2. Find something to buy. You can find almost everything on eBay, whether you have something specific in mind or you're just looking around. Still can't find what you're looking for? Tens of thousands of new items are added every day. Learn more about finding items.
3. There are lots of ways to buy on eBay. You'll find auctions where you bid against other members, Buy It Now listings for buying something right away at a set price, and more. Learn more about ways to buy.
4. Choose a payment method
5. Track your purchases. You can keep track of your purchases on My eBay. After you register, you'll get your own My eBay page where you can see what's happening with items you've bought (and sold).