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    Preposition(s) for eBay

    Dear teachers,

    I'm wondering whether "on" is the only preposition that goes with the term eBay with regard to looking for sth. there.

    Situation: Somebody wants to have a particular book that is already out of print.

    Are all these suggestions correct?

    a) How about searching (on) eBay for it?
    b) How about looking on eBay for it?
    c) How about looking / searching for it on eBay?

    Is it possible to change "on" into "in" or "at"?

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Preposition(s) for eBay

    Are all these suggestions correct?

    a) How about searching (on) eBay for it?
    b) How about looking on eBay for it?
    c) How about looking / searching for it on eBay?
    Yes, they are fine.
    Is it possible to change "on" into "in" or "at"?
    No, "on" is usual.
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