eBay and PayPal Offer Deals, Savings and New Ways to Give and Get Gifts
By: eBay Inc. Staff
Deals include discounts from many partners, and new features optimize shopping.
With the holiday shopping season here, eBay and PayPal are offering deep discounts and new, optimized ways to give – and get – the perfect gifts. eBay has launched its Love to Give holiday campaign, featuring television personality Samantha Bee demonstrating the art of delivering “Unwrap Attacks.” The company has also rolled out Group Gifts, a brand new feature that allows friends and relatives on Facebook and other social platforms to split costs for the ultimate gift. Meanwhile, PayPal and many partners are teaming up to offer big holiday shopping discounts, and free shipping offers. Below, you’ll find many specific savings opportunities listed.
This year’s holiday shopping offers also include many sustainability-focused efforts. eBay’s Love to Give initiative provides numerous opportunities to give to those in need during the holiday season, as seen at eBay.com/holidaygiving. There, shoppers who make small donations to those in need can win a $1,000 shopping spree over the holidays. Need more cash for your gift purchases? eBay Instant Sale is a new program that offers cash in exchange for used electronic devices. With it, you can generate significant shopping funds by getting estimates for your used devices, and selling them. And, you can find green and eco-friendly gift ideas suggested by the eBay Green Team.
As always, PayPal’s holiday discount opportunities offer complete buyer protection. The company has also served up five top tips for buying gifts online, including advice on optimizing shipping costs and using Bill Me Later service, which allows qualified shoppers to take advantage of six-month options for deferring payments.
Time- and budget-crunched shoppers can benefit immediately from the huge collection of specific holiday offers listed below. Get your shop on!
eBay Holiday Promotions
- Consumers starting their shopping early will find amazing Daily Deals from eBay on Thanksgiving Day, such as refurbished Barnes & Noble NOOK™ e-readers, and on Black Friday like UGG® boots, a 13” Apple MacBook and Toy Story 3 Blu-Ray, all at unbeatable prices.
- To officially kick of the holiday season eBay will begin 25 Days of Deals starting at 6:00 a.m. PT on Black Friday (running through Dec. 20) with daily Deal Blasts – limited-time-only deals each day featuring hot holiday gifts for him and her. Black Friday Deal Blasts will offer a variety of great buys from the latest tech gadgets to gifts for fashionistas. Sign up for email alerts at http://deals.ebay.com, or follow @ebaydailydeals on Twitter.
Deal Finder is a new tool that shows eBay customers the best savings on eBay for the hottest products in movies, video games, music, books and electronics.
- Deal Finder compares current prices on eBay.com with the lowest prices on top retail sites such as Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy – and shows buyers where they’ll get the best value.
- With more than 50,000 deals from eBay Top-Rated Sellers where eBay is 20 to 60 percent cheaper than competitors, Deal Finder is a perfect tool for holiday shopping.
- Deal Finder is an especially powerful tool for exposing value on eBay with steep discounts on DVD & Blu-ray Box Sets, CDs and video games.
- From Nov. 24 - Nov. 29, eBay sellers will be offering coupons for significant savings on items in their eBay stores. Major categories include: electronics, clothing, shoes, accessories and sporting goods (golf).
- Black Friday coupons include:
- 50 percent off select items from Skullcandy
- 30 percent off select items from Brookstone
- 20 percent off storewide coupons for six branded clothing and shoe sellers including Calvin Klein, Bluefly and Brooks Brothers
- 35 percent off storewide coupon for Jockey
- Two of eBay’s top golf sellers (Golfetail and 3ballsgolf) will have 15 percent off select items
- Two of eBay’s top shoe sellers will have storewide coupons running: Shoemall at 20 percent and Apparelsave at 15 percent
- Current offers that will continue through Black Friday include:
- 10 percent off all TVs from Beachcamera
- 10 percent off storewide at Fragrancenet – a top perfumes and health and beauty seller
- At Coupons.ebay.com, consumers can find amazing deals on computers, GPS systems, jewelry, watches, video games and many more great holiday gifts.
- Gift cards are an extremely popular gift during the holidays, and eBay’s new Gift Card Mall offers gift cards to more than 30 retailers, with new retailers being added all the time. Values range from $15 (fast food) to $100 (Marriott).
- Free shipping is offered on all gift cards from the Gift Card Mall, Nov. 24 - Dec. 15.
- Cyber Monday TRIPLE eBay Bucks are offered on Nov. 29. And, double eBay Bucks are in the Gift Card Mall, Nov. 17 - Dec. 31.
Earn up to 10 percent in eBay Bucksfrom select sellers:
- Through Dec. 20, more than 120 of eBay’s Top-Rated Sellers are offering an additional two to eight percent savings in eBay Bucks on their Buy-It-Now items. Regular eBay Bucks still apply at two percent, so shoppers will now earn four percent to 10 percent on qualifying items.
- Approximately 30 percent of U.S. offerings—over 30 million listings—have free shipping.
- Approximately 60 percent of listings in eBay’s technology category offer free shipping – great for TVs, iPads and other hot tech toys.
- eBay is making it easy for buyers to find free shipping offers by added filters for free shipping, and buyers can find offers with Expedited Shipping (plus one-day handling) through visible graphics.
Offers + Free Shipping
- Barnes & Noble.com will offer 15 percent off on all PayPal purchases, plus free shipping.
- Shoebuy.com will offer PayPal customers $10 off purchases of $80 or more, plus free shipping.
- 1800Flowers.com will offer 15 percent off, plus free shipping on all PayPal purchases.
- eBags will offer PayPal customers 25 percent off on all purchases.
- eBay select shoppers will receive $10 back from Bill Me Later on their first Bill Me Later purchases, coupled with a six-month “no payments” guarantee, so you can shop now and pay later from Nov. 1 - Dec. 31, 2010.
- MacMall will offer exclusive savings on the hottest products of the season.
- Newegg.com will offer PayPal customers exclusive savings on great products.
- UGG® Australia will offer free shipping to PayPal customers.