Check Your E-Mail For These Two Great eBay Offers!

Written by Charlie

eBay has been rolling out some pretty strong offers as of late. They will normally have a targeted 4x or 5x on eBay Bonus Bucks (which is a multiplier of the 2% you earn on eBay purchases towards future eBay purchases each quarter) every quarter or even more often. A couple of weeks ago, they ran a great 10% off and a targeted 5X Bonus Bucks offer. The 10% was for certain categories but, for things like a phone or tablet, you would have received 10% off at the time of purchase and 10% towards future purchases. Pretty great!

Check Your E-Mail For These Two Great eBay Offers!

Well, now they have two more offers but they do appear targeted. One is for sellers and one is for buyers. Here is what they are and what to look for.

Offer 1 – Pay No More Than $50 In Final Value Fees


This is a really good one for eBay sellers. While the categories vary in what the final value fees are, I almost always sell in the electronics/computers/phones/etc categories which results in a 10% final value fee. Money saving tip: If you activate a monthly store for only $19.95 per month, your final value fee is cut in half so it has become 5% for me. If you are selling over $400 worth in those particular categories (varies depending on the category you sell in) in a month, you will save money by turning on the Basic store for one month.

With this deal, it lasts until June 9 and caps out at $50 in final value fees. For someone like me with a store, anything I sell over $1,000 will yield me some great savings with this promo. It could not have come at a better time as I am in the process of selling the last of my Apple Watches and it is the most expensive of all. This offer will save me about $40 in final value fees!

Please note: Invited sellers must activate the Promotion by selecting “Activate offer” in the invitation email. Items listed prior to a seller activating the Promotion will not be eligible for the Promotional Rate.

What is the Promotion?
Sellers who activate the offer and then list in the fixed price, auction-style, or auction-style with Buy It Now format, pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth herein, will pay a maximum final value fee of $50 per item (“Promotion”) for the first 100 items sold that were created during the Promotion Period, as defined below. 5-, 7-, 10-, and 30-day listing durations are included. All existing selling limits on your account (as well as category and item limits) still apply, and may prevent you from creating the maximum number of listings in this Promotion. The Promotion is in addition to the free listings per month as part of the everyday rate plan.

The Promotion excludes listings created in 1- or 3-day duration and does not apply to optional upgrade fees. Final value fees will be applied to the amount of the sale, excluding the cost of shipping. Final value fees on shipping will still be applied at standard rates. Fees for optional listing upgrades (such as reserve price, Gallery Plus, listing in two categories, etc.) still apply. For listing in two categories, you will be charged at standard rates for the second category. Please note: Not all upgrades are available in all listing flows.

Who’s eligible?
This Promotion is available to invited sellers who: (i) received an email and/or message in My eBay; (ii) activated the Promotion from the invitation email; and (iii) meet eBay’s minimum seller performance standards. Please sign in to My eBay and view your Seller Dashboard to verify whether your account is currently meeting the standards.

When is it?
This Promotion will begin on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at 00:00:01 PT (12:00AM plus one second), and will end on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at 23:59:59 PT (11:59PM plus 59 seconds), for listings on (the “Promotion Period”).

This is targeted and you must activate it before you list your item! So, search your e-mail for “Pay no more than $50 in Final Value Fees.” This deal expires next Tuesday, so get busy selling your high dollar items now!

Offer 2 – 10% Off Your Electronics Purchase


This is another 10% off but it is targeted. It is good for a savings up to $100 and is a single-use coupon. It applies to items within the Electronics category and expires June 8.

If you are planning on purchasing something in the electronics category, make sure you check for and use this coupon as you can save some serious money – up to $100! You will need to enter the unique code that is in the e-mail to receive the 10% off.

Who’s eligible for the Coupon?
Only invited, registered eBay users who see the Coupon in My eBay are eligible.
Sorry, no forwarding—Coupon is not transferable.

How to redeem your Coupon:
1. Shop for eligible items in Electronics: Cameras & Photo, Cell Phones & Accessories, Computers/Tablets & Networking, Consumer Electronics, Video Games & Consoles.
2. Pay for your item with PayPal before the Coupon expiration date.
3. Enter the Coupon code in the redemption code field.
Questions? See our step-by-step guide.

Terms & Conditions:
The Coupon will expire at 11:59:59 PM PT on the date shown on the Coupon. Discount applies to the purchase price (excluding shipping, handling, and taxes) of an eligible item Coupon can be used once for up to the maximum coupon discount amount, while supplies last. Restrictions and/or exclusions will be designated in each Coupon offer. Only registered eBay members paying with PayPal can receive the discount. Any unused difference between the actual discount amount received and the maximum amount will be forfeited.

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. eBay may cancel, amend, or revoke the Coupon at any time. Use of automated devices or programs for Coupon redemption prohibited.

To find this offer and the code in your e-mail, search your e-mail for “this 10% off won’t last long.”

Not Targeted?

Unfortunately, both of these offers are targeted. People ask me all the time how to get targeted and I really do not know. The first coupon came to my regular account that I had just sold a couple thousand worth of items from (maybe eBay figured I was all sold out and trying to get new stuff sold???). The second offer came to a secondary account that I manage and it has not been used in a couple of years. Obviously, they are trying to get me to spend again but I am not sure why they chose me and the account at this time.

Did you get either of the coupons? How do you plan on getting the maximum value?


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Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.