If you have never sold or bought anything on eBay, you'll need to become a registered user before you can bid on an item for sale. Read Getting Started. eBay provides an audio-visual demo about buying items. (You must have Macromedia Flash to view it. You can download a free Flash player.) eBay also provides a tutorial on bidding for practicing “test bids” without obligation. Keep in mind that there are several ways to buy at eBay. We discuss each of these in the Getting Started section.