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Fri Feb 24 2017 17:33:58

eBay Runs Flash Sale - Buyers and Sellers Benefit

By: Ina Steiner
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Two days after Amazon.com ran a flash sale, eBay is doing the same. Amazon offered $8.62 off on a $50 purchase, while eBay.com is offering $10 off on a $50 purchase.

Amazon's sale excluded third-party merchants - only purchases from Amazon.com applied.

On eBay, shoppers must use PayPal to pay, and there are some excluded categories ("Eligible items exclude items from the Coins & Paper Money, Gift Cards & Coupons, and Real Estate categories"), but otherwise, third-party sellers benefit from the sale.

It runs through 6 pm PT (9 pm ET). Here's a link to the promo page.

Let us know if you've seen any boost in traffic or sales, and if you're planning to do any buying.



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by: 27tcle This user has validated their user name.
       
Fri Feb 24 19:07:24 2017
Just used it. Really good for stocking up on bulk packing and shipping supplies! Ultra short duration is a downer though.  
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by: dans parts This user has validated their user name.
       
Sat Feb 25 09:07:32 2017
I have multiple eBay accounts, ALL of them set to "receive emails for eBay updates and promotions", etc, and NOT ONE OF THEM got this message.

Had I seen it, I might have used it.

Idiots.
eBay Runs Flash Sale - Buyers and Sellers Benefit   eBay Runs Flash Sale - Buyers and Sellers Benefit
This user has validated their user name. by: RKTOYS
       
Sat Feb 25 11:13:13 2017
Same here.  It's telling that even ECB posted a maximum of 4 hours before it ended.  Not sure how they expect these to work when they're not notifying potential customers.
eBay Runs Flash Sale - Buyers and Sellers Benefit   eBay Runs Flash Sale - Buyers and Sellers Benefit
This user has validated their user name. by: The End
       
Sun Feb 26 13:06:28 2017
AGAIN : one of my favorite Ebay Categories has a paltry 20,000 items where once there were OVER 150,000....in the US alone....
How completely sad.
eBay Runs Flash Sale - Buyers and Sellers Benefit   eBay Runs Flash Sale - Buyers and Sellers Benefit
This user has validated their user name. by: toolguy
       
Sun Feb 26 13:48:32 2017
Off Topic:

eBay Motors is a big sponsor for the Daytona 500

They're getting a lot of air time form the eBay Motors Pit!
eBay Runs Flash Sale - Buyers and Sellers Benefit   eBay Runs Flash Sale - Buyers and Sellers Benefit
This user has validated their user name. by: tanzi
       
Mon Feb 27 09:14:16 2017
I never received the promo either.

Last item I sold there was on the 23rd, so it did not benefit me.
eBay Runs Flash Sale - Buyers and Sellers Benefit   eBay Runs Flash Sale - Buyers and Sellers Benefit
by: bb6 This user has validated their user name.
       
Mon Feb 27 10:52:09 2017
I'm just now seeing the promo now on 2/27. TOO LATE! I never received any notification, had any friends tell me about it, didn't read it on any facebook groups, didn't hear it on any youtube channels, didn't see it on ebay. Very poor promotion. I look for these things and didn't see it. How is a customer that doesn't come to ebay every day suppose to see it? Unfortunately I don't follow the twitter/facebook/instagram/snapchat/youtube accounts of the EX-eBay employee Jarvis to receive my ebay promotion updates!
eBay Runs Flash Sale - Buyers and Sellers Benefit   eBay Runs Flash Sale - Buyers and Sellers Benefit
by: Whatever This user has validated their user name.
       
Mon Feb 27 13:39:02 2017
interesting fact - I've been watching an item that sells everyday for $59.95 free shipping. Today it is featured on the deal of the day. It states the regular price is $199 but today with 70% off it's now $59.95 funny how that works isn't it?
eBay Runs Flash Sale - Buyers and Sellers Benefit   eBay Runs Flash Sale - Buyers and Sellers Benefit
by: handmedownheaven This user has validated their user name.
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Mon Feb 27 14:26:34 2017
Did not hear a word about this.


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