One of the neat things about eBay is that you don't actually have to create an account to use it. Well, you do if you want to sell items, but not if you want to buy things or place bids for them. However, signing up for eBay makes it much easier to buy and bid on items, since you can save your shipping and billing information, and don't have to re-enter it every time you want to make a purchase or bid.
Go to www.ebay.com in your web browser.
Click Register in the top-right corner.
Click in the text boxes highlighted in the screenshot below and type in:
- your email address
- a repeat of your email address
- an account password (must be at least 6 characters, including at least 1 number or symbol)
- your first name
- your last name
When you've entered all of that information, click Register.
Upon signing up, eBay will give you a username for the website. You can click Customize Your Username if you want to pick your own username (just type it in the box that appears and click Save), or if you're okay with what's there, click Continue.
You will receive a confirmation email, and be taken back to eBay's home page. That's all there is to creating an account on eBay!
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