How to Buy Multiple House
Numbers (or Other Items) on Ebay
Ebay has recently
made it so that you are taken immediately to a "Pay For Item" screen as
soon as you use "Buy it Now" to purchase an item. This
has caused confusion on how to order multiples of an item, such as House Numbers, with
a single payment.
Here we will
explain how easy it is to shop for a multiples of items and then pay
with one payment.
First, you will need to determine if you have the eBay
"Shopping Cart" available to you. The "Shopping Cart"
is not currently available to all users (everyone will have it
before the end of 2011 according to eBay). Here is a link for
eBays information page on the Shopping Cart and Buy it Now options.
How do you know if you have
a shopping cart?
You will see an "Add to cart" button
similar to one below (indicated by the purple arrow). If you only see a
"Buy it Now" button you do not yet have access to the shopping
Here are the steps to buying multiple
red arrow is in the diagram is where you will select the digit/number
you want to buy. You will see that Zero (0) through Nine (9) are the
available selections. Select the number that you want to buy by
clicking on the little black arrow at the end of where you see the
number or the word "Selection".
Next you will need to enter the quantity you want of
the digit/number (indicated by the orange arrow), the
default is 1. If desired, change this to any quantity up to the
available quantity shown.
Here is where the process
changes depending on if you are using a "Shopping Cart" or "Buy it
for a shopping Cart
(Buy it Now instructions follow)
After you have selected your digit/number and entered
the quantity, you will select the button that says "Add to
Cart" (indicated by the green arrow).
Once you have done that you will see the screen below.
This screen will change depending on how many items you have
added to your shopping. Your shopping cart will show any item(s)
that have not yet been paid for, even those items
that are from multiple sellers.
Here you can change the quantity if
needed (indicated by the red arrow).
If you want to purchase more numbers (or any
other items other than numbers),
click the button "Continue Shopping" (indicated by the purple arrow). eBay
will then return you to the original search query. If you want
more numbers of the same finish you would select the same
listing again, or, do another search query to shop for other items. In
the example we are using here you you would return to the listing with
the numbers and repeat the previous steps until you have all
the digits/numbers you want in your shopping cart.
If you are finished shopping, click the
"Proceed to Checkout" button (indicated above by the green arrow). This
will take you to a new screen where you can complete your transaction and
pay for all the items in your shopping cart, even
the items from multiple sellers. This allows you to log into your Pay
Pal account only once.
Multiples with a Buy it
If you want more
digits/numbers in the same finish, select the button "Buy Another Variation"
(indicated by the red arrow), this will take you back to
the listing where you can repeat the numbers selection process until you
If you wish to shop for items other than numbers, select "Visit seller's
DO NOT select the "Pay Now" button if you want to continue
Once you have purchased all the items you
want you can select the "Pay Now" button and eBay will take you to
the payment screen where you can pay for all the items at once
and finish your transaction.