If you love buying holiday gifts at deep discount but hate dealing with Black Friday crowds, you’re not alone. According to an eBay Holiday Shopping Survey, 72 percent of shoppers start buying gifts early in order to find a better selection. However, 76 percent would still rather give something up—such as social media for a week (38 percent), sugar or carbs for a month (35 percent), or caffeine for seven days (32 percent)—than stand in line on one of the biggest shopping days of the year. One in four (26 percent) would even rather have a root canal than line up in the hopes of scoring a holiday bargain.
Fortunately, eBay has the needs of frugal-minded convenience-seekers covered. The online marketplace is offering mega money-saving deals on thousands of gifts—and you don’t even have to wait until Black Friday to snap them up.
“We found that early holiday shopping is trending across the U.S.—and that consumers want convenience,” Jesse Kiefer, Director and General Manager of eBay Deals, told RewardExpert. “This year, we wanted to double down to make sure they could find the absolute best prices on gifts anytime, anywhere—without waiting in line—only on eBay. Shoppers expect deep discounts, and we’re proud to offer that with our latest campaign, Don’t Wait for Black Friday, where we’re matching—and beating—other retailers’ Black Friday print ads, all with free shipping and no membership required.”
Don’t Wait for Black Friday
“Every day, we always have thousands of deals available at ebay. And, we’re adding new deals every day, all with fast and free shipping on new items across tech, fashion, home, toys, and more, from top brands, like Apple, Adidas, KitchenAid, LG, and Samsung,” said Kiefer.
Through November 20, many eBay sellers are offering an additional 20 percent off on purchases over $25. Just enter the coupon code PSHOPEARLY at checkout. You must use PayPal to receive this discount.
Grab Guaranteed Best Prices Through Cyber Monday
Of course, the post-Thanksgiving holiday shopping frenzy doesn’t end on Black Friday. eBay shoppers can save money on gifts through November 27. Throughout the holiday weekend, eBay will continue to offer discounts at more than 30 to 60% off regular prices—with free shipping included. And thanks to eBay’s Price Match Guarantee, you’ll know you’re getting the best deal possible.
“Our daily eBay Deals already represent the best prices available, but if you find an eBay Deal at a better price somewhere else, we’ll gladly match the competition,” Kiefer said. “You’ll receive a coupon for the difference in price that can be used towards the purchase of the item. Unlike most retailers, we’ll continue to offer Price Match Guarantee from Black Friday through Cyber Monday—with no blackout periods—on more than 50,000 deals.”
One-Stop Holiday Shopping
While eBay may have started as an auction site for collectibles and used goods, it has evolved significantly since its founding in 1995. Today, the marketplace has more than 168 million active buyers worldwide, and 81 percent of the merchandise sold is brand new. Bidding is no longer necessary on 88 percent of the products offered by eBay sellers, and 69 percent ship for free in the U.S.
“eBay has more than 1.1 billion listings and the majority are new and Buy-it-Now, meaning no bidding required,” Kiefer stated. “This holiday, shoppers can turn to eBay to discover the perfect gift for everyone on their list, including top brands and hard to find items like Nintendo’s SNES Classic, or WowWee Fingerlings toys.”
“eBay works closely with our sellers to source top-quality and in-demand deals at the best prices available anywhere,” he continued. “Our goal is to unlock a variety of deals from the world’s top brands and merchants across a variety of categories including electronics, home and garden, clothing, shoes, and accessories. Plus, with eBay’s Guaranteed Delivery in three days or less, and a Price Match Guarantee on more than 50,000 deals, we’re making it simpler than ever to find, receive, and wrap that perfect present well before it’s time to gift.”