This is a guide to the localized eBay version for Hungary, which displays pricing in Hungarian forint, supports shipping to Hungary, etc. all in English.
Click here to open up the eBay.hu site in Hungary
For those located in Budapest, Debrecen, Szeged or elsewhere in Hungary, or outside looking for shipping support to the country, use the “global eBay version”.
Is there eBay in Hungary? Yes there is, the eBay.hu domain forwards to it directly, but for localization to work you need to be in Hungary.
However, it can be used by anyone with a few differences.
In Hungary, you’ll receive relevant search results, shipping costs calculated and delivery times estimated, all with the Hungarian forint currency.
Here are instructions, and a buy guide to the popular auction and e-commerce store, and other sites like eBay in Hungary below this post.
How eBay works in Hungary
Here’s how to put the English language interface to use and shop the local way, unfortunately there is no support for Hungarian language though.
Buy from eBay sellers in Hungary;
An often viable option to auction used items, or even buy new products is to search among eBay sellers within Hungary, for cheap & fast shipping.
Step 1. Open the advanced search option on Hungarian eBay
Step 2. Search for the “Located in” settings at the bottom.
Step 3. Pick “Hungary” from the country list selection.
Step 4. Continue your search for local eBay shopping online.
Buy from eBay sellers in Europe & other regions;
While eBay works globally as it is, common use for the marketplace is to shop within the EU to make purchases without import duties and affordable shipping.
Step 1. Open the global eBay site version for Hungary
Step 2. Do a search first from that page.
Step 3. At the search results, there is a “Item Location” tab on the left, which let’s you select different regions quickly, for Europe, Asia, etc.
Step 4. Click on “Europe” for example, and results are narrowed down.
Shipping, delivery to Budapest & elsewhere in Hungary;
Most international sellers ship to Hungary, and delivery options are readily available on the global eBay website, some sellers might even include free shipping.
Most convenient way is to use the localized site version, which if detects your country location as Hungary will attempt calculated shipping costs automatically in Hungarian forint, and provide search results for items that can be shipped there.
Country location is detected by IP address, used by your internet connection. If you are located outside, there is no easy way to access this version.
But no matter where you are, the global eBay mostly turns out relevant search results, or sign in and set the country setting for your account to remedy the situation.
Shipping is supported to Hungarian cities like; Győr, Kecskemét, Budapest, Szeged, Nyíregyháza, Debrecen, Pécs as well as Miskolc.
And all Hungarian counties are also covered; Bács-Kiskun, Baranya, Vas, Komárom-Esztergom, Csongrád, Hajdú-Bihar, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Veszprém, Tolna, Heves, Fejér, Békés, Zala, Nógrád, Győr-Moson-Sopron, Somogy, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg, Budapest and Pest.
Selling on the Hungarian eBay marketplace;
International sellers are using the store’s global shipping program, which is a convenient, and easy route to the country’s booming e-commerce market.
You receive good support on a known portal, and of course the convenience of an English language system for an easy way to sell & auction online.
Hungarian eBay Equivalent
There are not many similar sites like eBay in Hungary, most being extremely basic for classified ads where you contact sellers directly for payment & shipping.
There is however one alternative, in Hungarian only.
Vatera — A safe online marketplace
That’s right, it’s their slogan and it’s the one and only, Hungary’s largest marketplace which was founded in 2000. The site provides a trading platform, with buying, selling, as well as auctioning of both used and new items. The website is operated by Dante International Kft. and headquartered in Budapest.
Main online shopping categories are; Collecting & art, Fashion & beauty, Children & babies, Culture & entertainment, Technical articles & mobiles, Home & Gardening, Sports & leisure, Office, Cars, Properties, Services and Jobs.
That concludes my how to shopping guide to eBay in Hungary..!
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