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How to buy NFTs on secondary?

How to buy NFTs on secondary?

August 2, 2022
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If you missed the initial mint, you can buy an NFT on the secondary market. Let's walk through how that works.

By: Alex, Peter, Catherine

If you missed the initial mint, you can buy an NFT on the secondary market.

To buy an NFT on the secondary market, you need to:

  1. Find an NFT
  2. Buy an NFT or make an offer

Separately, You can also get an NFT airdrop. 

Let's dive in.

Find an NFT

Popular NFT marketplaces include:

On OpenSea, you can search for NFTs by name or browse trending NFTs. Read our guide on how to find and evaluate NFT projects for more details.

Buy an NFT or make an offer

To buy an NFT, you need to connect your wallet to the marketplace. On OpenSea, you can connect your wallet by clicking on “My Profile” on the top right and selecting your wallet:

After you connect your wallet, you have two options to acquire an NFT:

  1. Buy now lets you buy the NFT right away for the listed price.
  1. Make offer lets you bid on an NFT. It’s up to the NFT owner to decide whether to sell it to you at your bid price. To make an offer, you first need to pay gas to convert your ETH to WETH (wrapped eth) either via OpenSea or a decentralized exchange like Uniswap. Check out OpenSea’s WETH guide for more details.


If you successfully purchase an NFT, you should see it in your wallet after a few minutes. You’ll also be able to see the transaction on the blockchain via Etherscan or a similar platform.

Buying an Ethereum NFT costs gas, check out our guide on How to pay less gas? to save money.

Get an NFT airdrop

Sometimes, you can get an NFT for free through an airdrop directly to your wallet. For example, Odyssey ran an airdrop to welcome more women to web3 through crypto coven NFTs:

NFT airdrops are great, but you also need to be careful. Many airdrops are scams or phishing attempts to steal your wallet’s seed phrase. Visit our How to avoid geting rekt in web3 to learn more.

Up next: How to sell NFTs?

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