eBay sent a marketing email to shoppers today offering a "20% off coupon for easy summer looks," but eBay sent visitors to a page featuring products from only 3 sellers.
Looking at the fine print reveals the 20% coupon is good only for listings posted by only Bhfo, Linda*s***stuff, and World-of-optics.
It's likely to frustrate the millions of sellers who are not one of the privileged three, especially since eBay CEO Devin Wenig has said he has made a "significant reduction" in marketing this year that led to a decline in sales (GMV) for the first 6 months of the year.
It's not clear if eBay is subsidizing the 20% discount on sales from the participating three sellers.
The Terms & Conditions of the "summer looks" promotion follow:
What is the Promotion?
This Coupon is a 20% discount valid from 6:00 AM Pacific Time on July 18, 2019 until 11:59 PM Pacific Time on July 22, 2019. No minimum purchase required from eligible items sold by the Seller(s) listed below. The Coupon discount is capped at a maximum value of $150. Items purchased through "Best Offer" or by auction are excluded, and warranties and protection plans are excluded.
How to redeem your Coupon:
Shop for eligible items from specific sellers as listed above.
Enter the Coupon code in the redemption code field: JUMPSTART
Pay for your item by 11:59 PM Pacific Time on July 22, 2019.
Additional Coupon Terms & Conditions:
Limit one use per transaction (or cart) while supplies last. Max two redemptions per user.
Coupon is subject to U.S laws, void where prohibited, not redeemable for cash, has no face value, and cannot be combined with any other Coupon, or when paying with PayPal Credit Easy Payments or Gift Cards. eBay may cancel, amend, or revoke the Coupon at any time.