Successful bidders can choose among many options to pay for an item they have bought on an Internet auction credit card, online payment service (which often accepts credit card payments), debit card, personal check, cashier's check, money order, or escrow service. Sometimes, the seller limits the types of payment accepted and posts that information in the auction listing. Many sellers require receipt of a cashier's check or money order before they send an item. Higher volume sellers often accept credit cards directly. To protect both buyers and sellers, some auction sites now prohibit the use of wire transfers as a method of payment.
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