So eBay has come out swinging with its Amazon Prime competitor, called eBay Plus. It's got some nice perks, but maybe not enough to get you to sign up. Well, you might want to take advantage of the free trail, at least for the weekend, as eBay is offering some unbelievable deals for products from Dyson, Nintendo and GoPro, to name a few.
Update 10:13am: Turns out the Dyson was the first deal at 10am and it's sold out. Check here for all the upcoming deals, including times and required coupon codes.
The deals are all part of eBay's "Plus Weekend"; for today and tomorrow, the store will be offering up to 72 per cent off on a range of products, with 12 "mega deals" to be announced on an hourly basis, starting from 10am AEST.
The catch? There's two. First, you have to sign up to eBay Plus. Second, you'll need visit the eBay Plus landing page each hour, to see what new deal is available.
eBay Plus is essentially the store's answer to Amazon Prime, offering free delivery and returns (on selected items), double flybuys and various "exclusive" offers.
The regular, annual price for eBay Plus will be $49, but it's going for $29 right now as an introductory offer. When you sign up, you can select from three payment methods: PayPal, credit card or direct debit.
But don't worry — there's a free trial, so if all you want to do is take advantage of this weekend's savings extravaganza, you can end the trial before your account is charged.
Perhaps the best deal on offer is the Nintendo Switch, which will be available at 6pm AEST today for $319, a substantial discount on its $520 price tag.
We've also been told eBay will be offering its "best ever price" on Dyson's Cyclone V10 Absolute+... we just don't know what that price will be, or when it'll be made available. So, you'll have to play the hourly refresh game unfortunately.
If you couldn't care less about Dyson or Nintendo, there's a bunch of other deals happening, though we weren't given exact times for these:
- Samsung S9 64GB Mixed colours – price $1,299 now $799 (38% off)
- Philips SB300B ShoqBox Bluetooth Waterproof Portable Speaker – price $89.00 now $24.95 (72% off)
- GoPro Hero 6 – price $578.00 now $369.00 (36% off)
- Keenan's Bridge Shiraz 2017 (12 Bottles) – price $90.00 now $49.95 (45% off)
- FOREO LUNA Mini 2 – price $176.70 now $109 (50% off)
- Royal Comfort Luxury Bamboo Quilt - All Sizes – price $59.95 now $29.95 (50% off)
We'll let you know if we hear or see any other deals over the weekend.
Call it the Amazon effect. eBay Australia is now offering customers free delivery and returns via a new membership option called eBay Plus. It also comes with a host of special offers and features exclusive to eBay Plus members. Here's everything you need to know.
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