Can I pay by card with "Buy now" if I don't have a PayPal account?

Even if you don't have a PayPal account, it's easy to pay for an item with "buy now" using a credit or debit card and you will still be covered by PayPal's buyer protection.

Here's how:

  1. Click "buy now". If there is no "buy now" button then the seller has not activated this. Please speak to the seller to set this up to get PayPal buyer protection. If they won't (or can't) please read our tips on buying safely for more information.
  2. Click on "Pay by credit card".
  3. Enter your credit/debit card details, email and telephone and click "continue".
  4. Congratulations, you've purchased your item!

Your item will now appear in my orders under "purchases" and you will receive an email from us confirming your purchase. If you need to speak to the seller, arrange delivery or cancel the order, please read our managing your orders guides.

For further information about PayPal express checkout, please visit

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