You can purchase an item right away by clicking the “Buy Now” button on an item page and following the checkout process. Simply click to purchase and confirm your payment and shipping information. You also have the option to make an offer below (or above) a Seller’s asking price by clicking the “Make Offer” on the item page. Offers expire after 24 hours. You will only be charged if the Seller accepts. Once the offer is accepted, the item is yours.
If you wish to apply your available funds to a purchase, merely toggle the “Apply Balance'' option on during the checkout process. When the “Apply Balance” switch is toggled on and you complete the purchase, we will automatically subtract your available funds from the cost of the order. If your available funds don’t cover the cost, the remaining cost will be charged to your default payment method i.e. your credit or debit card.
- For example, if you're buying an item and the total cost of the order is $50 and you have $40 in your "Available to Spend" balance, the $40 from your balance will be applied to the purchase and the remaining $10 will be charged to your default payment method.
After we collect payment via our secure payment platform, the Seller will be notified and we will provide them a prepaid shipping label with your address. You will be provided with the tracking number affiliated with that shipping label when the Seller clicks on the shipping label to print. You will be able to track the status of your shipment from the swap page.
Be wary of any users who ask you to go outside the SidelineSwap offer process. There is no security and we cannot help if there is a problem.