Below, we will walk you through the steps for purchasing your first NFT on OpenSea, which is a common NFT marketplace.
What You'll Need
To purchase an NFT, you will need a crypto wallet with ETH, enough ETH for the NFT and gas fee, and an OpenSea account.
You are likely wondering, what is a gas fee?
Gas fees are Ethereum network transaction fees. They are payments made by users to compensate for the computing energy required to process and validate transactions on the Ethereum blockchain. Every transaction (and failed transaction) on the Ethereum network, including purchasing an NFT that lives on the Ethereum blockchain, requires a gas payment.
To start, you’ll first need to find the NFT you want to buy by navigating to the item’s page.
Once you find your NFT, click “Buy now”. Your MetaMask wallet will then display a signature request. Click “Sign.”
If the transaction looks good, proceed to the checkout and review the cost of the purchase. Agree to the platform’s terms and click “Checkout” to complete the transfer.
Your MetaMask wallet will open and display any applicable required fees. Click “Confirm,” and wait for the transaction to complete.
To check out your new NFT, go back to your profile and choose “In Wallet” in the left section of the screen. The platform may take some time to process your request, but it should show your NFTs after a minute or two, if not sooner.