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eBay Runs Rare Sitewide Sale with 20 Percent Off

eBay Sitewide Sale March 2018

eBay Sitewide Sale March 2018eBay is running a 1-day, sitewide sale today on items that are priced at $25 or more. Sales are nothing new on eBay, but usually they are restricted to a tiny group of sellers or through its Daily Deals.

What’s different today is that the coupon is nearly sitewide – only a few categories are excluded (“Eligible items exclude items from the Coins & Paper Money, Gift Cards & Coupons, and Real Estate categories.”)

Shoppers must use a coupon code, and take note of the time restrictions: “The Coupon is a 20% discount, valid from 8:00 AM PST March 9, 2018 until 8:00 PM PST on March 9, 2018.”

There are some other restrictions, including “Discount applies to the purchase price (excluding shipping, handling, and taxes) of eligible item(s) of $25 or more and will be capped at a value of $100,” which you can find on this page.

Here’s eBay’s description of the sale:

Spring into action with our one day only pre-daylight savings coupon!
An extra 20% off almost everything on eBay for friends and family of employees
by Powered by you

Make the most of this one day only pre-daylight savings coupon!

Shop March 9 and take an extra 20% off almost everything. This coupon is good site-wide and is valid from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

Share the details now (including the code below) on social media and everywhere else you connect with people who love to shop – this is a great chance to save!

Start here http://www.ebay.com/daylight
Use code PSPRING20 (one-time use)
Open to eBay accounts registered in the US and CA
Excludes Gift Cards & Coupons, Coins & Paper Money, Real Estate
$100 maximum discount / $25 minimum purchase

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). She is a member of the Online News Association (Sep 2005 - present) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (Mar 2006 - present). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com. See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.

4 thoughts on “eBay Runs Rare Sitewide Sale with 20 Percent Off”

  1. Five anchor stores and three buying id’s…All got an email notice of the sale. Looked for awhile and couldn’t find anything to buy. Deleted the coupons. Just a waste of time with seach all messed up and all the duplicate crap you have to wade through to find something. I can just go to Amazon and get what I need in a few minutes. Sorry fleabag you gotta straighten out the mess before I will spend anytime to find something.

  2. I have a Premium store. NEVER was notified of sale. Sales today are down 50% from average daily gross in March so far. I am an ACTIVE seller….and I didn’t know about this sale until a few minutes ago. I’d say that’s a marketing problem 🙂

    1. To add to my original post, I wouldn’t discount the fact that they don’t advertise it because they don’t want to take the $ hit. BUT, they do want to do it so they can shower their shareholders and the board with all their good news they have. LOL

  3. I am a small-medium sized seller, and all this did for me was generate one sale. I typically sell more on a normal Friday. Wonder if they promoted this on Facebook, or did they just expect word-of-mouth buzz? If there was some type of press release so perhaps TV stations could announce it on their local morning news shows, this sounds like it would have been a success.

    EBay has to be applauded for attempting this- may have been just a one-time experiment, who knows. What it may show to their brass is that the site is not the destination it once was.

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