Changing the currency on eBay is really useful when you are using a different currency to the local eBay site that you want to use.
For example, eBay.com uses the United States Dollar by default, but with this guide you can use any currency you would like.
We will show you how to visually convert the currency, but when you pay you will stay be paying in the currency that the eBay site uses. Be aware they’re may be fees, but these can be reduced by using PayPal.
In this guide, we recommend using the Google Chrome browser or Mozilla Firefox.
Here is what you can acheive:
Let’s get right in to this!
1. Open Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox
We recommend using either of these browsers because they have useful functionalities which browsers such as Safari, or Microsoft Edge don’t have.
We will use Chrome, but Firefox will also work.
2. Go to the eBay site you would like to use
It’s best to go to the eBay site for where the delivery location is.
This will reduce any shipping and customs fees you may have to pay.
We will go to eBay.com as we want to get an item delivered to the United States, but we are based in the United Kingdom.
3. Go to your browsers extension store
Open a new tab and go to your browser’s extension store.
Chrome’s extension store is: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/
Firefox’s extension store is: https://addons.mozilla.org/
There are many useful extensions you can download from these web stores.
A lot of extensions are free, but do make sure the extensions you download are safe because extensions can read what is entered in to websites.
The extensions you will use will be free.
4. Download a trusted currency converter
Next, you need to download a currency converter.
We tested different ways of using eBay to show different currencies, but couldn’t find an efficient way.
So the best way we found was to use a currency converter within our browser.
The converter we use, will automatically convert all the currencies on the page to your desired currency. You will not have to enter each price in to a converter.
You need to Search for “Currency converter”.
Most webstores will have a rating and will tell you the amount of downloads or users an extension has had. Make sure to look for a high rating, and a high amount of downloads.
This is the best way to find a trusted and safe extension.
Once you have found one, there will be an “Add” button. Click on it and it will start downloading and then installing.
The currency converter we use on Google Chrome is Chrome Currency Converter
5. Set your desired currency in the converter
Next, you need to decide what currency you would like the prices to be converted to.
To do this in Chrome, click on the puzzle piece in the top right.
Then click on “Manage extensions”.
Next, find the currency converter you just installed and click on “Details” below it.
This will give you more information about the extension.
Now look for “Extension options” and click on it.
This will launch a menu.
Here you will be able to set the currency you want the prices to be converted to.
We will set ours to the Great British Pound (GBP).
There are also other settings you can change as well.
6. Go to eBay and the prices will be converted
Now go back to eBay and the prices will be converted.
Here is a before and after:
It will convert all of the prices, so it will convert the shipping price as well.
Can you change the currency displayed on eBay?
You can change the currency displayed on eBay.
However, eBay only has some basic currency conversion settings.
Therefore, we found the best way to change the currency displayed was by using a currency converter extension which converts all the prices shown on the web page.
Why should you change the currency on eBay?
One of the main reasons it’s a good idea to change currency on eBay is because it makes it easier to understand how much you’re actually spending.
Additionally, it also means you don’t have to keep switching to another tab to check what the price is in another currency.
Is it safe to use currency exchange converters on your browser?
A lot of people worry that extensions can be dangerous and harmful.
It is true they can be. But here are some ways to mitigate the risk of using not just currency converters, but extensions on your browser in general.
- Check out the reviews and ratings of the extension on the web store. If the extension has got a low rating, then there is usually a big red flag and you should avoid it.
- Look at how many people have downloaded the extension before. This will help decide if the ratings and reviews are true as well. Usually, the more people that have downloaded the extension before, the more trust-worthy it should be.
- Research the extension you’re installing. Quickly Google the name of the extension you want to download and see what people have to say about it.
The best way to check that the extension is legitimate is by the reviews and ratings, though.
In conclusion, the best way to convert currency on eBay is by using a currency converter.
This is because eBay doesn’t have this function built in.
The best browsers to use are Chrome or Firefox becyase they have webstores.
Now you know how to change the currency on eBay!
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