expired Free Google Home Mini When Signing Up to eBay Plus ($49) in August

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As per title, get a Google Home mini after you singup and pay for the $49 annual subscription in August.

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  • +1 vote

    New Customers only? Just a query as I couldn't see anything in the terms. I'm still on the free trial but should be paying the full year amount soon so wasn't sure if that makes me eligible.

    • +4 votes

      "or (b) join eBay Plus and pay the annual Plus membership fee in August 2018"

      should be ok if you are paying for it this month I would say.

    • +2 votes

      Yep, as long as you either signup during august (then pay the sub at renewal) or pay your subscription in August, you'll get it.

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        What if you are on the free offer currently and first payment is due in August ??

        • +6 votes

          Then you get the sent the mini after payment is made.

          or (b) join eBay Plus and pay the annual Plus membership fee in August 2018

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          @doweyy:

          Sounds promising, my fees are due mid August.

          Do we need to do anything to get the offer ???

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          @jv:

          Not that I can see, as long as you pay the membership fee :)

        • +13 votes

          @doweyy:

          Now I'll need to work out what to do with two kitchen timers…

        • +5 votes

          @doweyy: I think you'll find that if you signed up in July, you get the $29/yr deal instead (after your free month). this will be for new sign ups as of today.

        • +13 votes

          I asked them this morning, if you signed up for the free trial in july and you pay in August, you are paying $29 which is a cheaper price (and a different promotion)

          Apparently the august, google mini offer is a $49 annual fee so they are different. jibbed!

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          @supabrudda:

          Read the chat below, it'll work fine from what I can tell.

        • -6 votes

          @supabrudda:

          I think you'll find that if you signed up in July, you get the $29/yr deal instead (after your free month)

          Nope, read the T&C's. You pay the $29 and you get the Google home mini. There is no reference to the price, it just says you need to pay the annual membership fee.

        • +2 votes

          @jv:

          1. Google mini giveaway
            8.1 The terms in this section 8 apply if you: (a) sign up for a free 30-day trial of eBay Plus in August 2018 and then pay the annual Plus membership fee on the day following the conclusion of the free trial period,

          you signed up in July?

        • +11 votes

          @supabrudda:

          you signed up in July?

          Yep, to buy a Google Home mini for $33… :S

        • +1 vote

          @doweyy: But didn't the trial offer ebayplus for $29, after trial period?

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          @jv:
          put one in the bedroom as a bedroom timer?

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          @supabrudda: completed a free 30-day trial (and ceased receiving all eBay Plus benefits) and then rejoin eBay Plus in August 2018 and pay the annual Plus membership fee in August 2018.

          Need to cancel after free trial and rejoin?

      • +4 votes

        I feel like it wouldn't be okay.

        I signed up to eBay Plus 30-day trial on July 31 to ensure I would pay $29 for the first year if I decided to keep it.

        But be eligible for this giveaway it says to sign up for the free trial in August or join and pay in August.
        And cancelling during the free trial means you're no longer eligible.

        If you: (a) sign up for a free 30-day trial of eBay Plus in August 2018 and then pay the annual Plus membership fee on the day following the conclusion of the free trial period

        or (b) join eBay Plus and pay the annual Plus membership fee in August 2018.

        • -1 vote

          I think the wording in (b) can be approached in different ways. The way I read it is that, if you have an eBay plus membership (which we do with the trial) and pay for it in August to renew a 1-year membership, then you will be eligible. That's my take on it.

        • +4 votes

          @doweyy: Guess we'll find out soon, but I'm hoping you're right and I'm wrong haha. $29 for the first year + the GHM would be a great deal.

        • +3 votes

          @unco: Nah, you'll pay the $29. You need to take up the $49 offer (as of today) to get this deal. it might be possible to cancel your existing ebay plus (when the trial ends) then sign up again to get this deal (but you probably forfeit your free month).

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          @unco:
          fingers crossed!
          I signed up for the $29 July deal too. What happens after the free trial and they charge the $29? Will they just give you a Google Home Mini or is there anything else to do?

        • +2 votes

          They aren't honouring 5(1)(b).
          I'm pursuing it.
          Had they intended for this to only apply to those who signed up in August they would have included 'in August' to read 'join eBay Plus in August' in that section.
          What they have is deceptive and misleading.

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          eBay has changed the condition: completed a free 30-day trial (and ceased receiving all eBay Plus benefits) and then rejoin eBay Plus in August 2018 and pay the annual Plus membership fee in August 2018

    • +2 votes

      I thought all good OzBargainers had multiple eBay accounts? Why not just sign up on account 2?

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      You should be included for sure.

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      Heads up, they’ve changed the Terms and Conditions….

      Now you need to have cancelled July membership BEFORE it charged you and you needed to have paid the $49 price in August…

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    I already got google home mini from a ebay plus deal for $33 but good to have one more

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      Seems like you might still qualify

      The terms in this section 8 apply if you: (a) sign up for a free 30-day trial of eBay Plus in August 2018 and then pay the annual Plus membership fee on the day following the conclusion of the free trial period, OR (b) join eBay Plus and pay the annual Plus membership fee in August 2018 (“Giveaway Qualifying Conditions”).

      • +1 vote

        yep but the OR refers to

        There is a maximum of one free 30-day trial of eBay Plus per eBay member. You may not use or create another eBay account in order to take advantage of the free 30-day trial more than once.

        i.e. you you had a ebay trial, and cancel, you don't get another ebay plus trial, you have to pay straight away if you sign up.

        more power to you if you do get it.

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        Based on the above, if one signed up in July but canceled after free month in August then signed up again in Aug would still get it?

    • +3 votes

      You can use them as cross room walkie talkies :D
      Really great for parents calling kids to dinner or out of bed.
      Even more handy if you got some yeelights from those past deals you can use them as controllers.

  • +11 votes

    Still tossing up whether to keep the $29 trial after the free month. Saved that amount of deliveries so far but eBay plus needs to be more compelling than that. How about waiving final value fees for sellers and bigger % discounts with no restrictions?

    • +1 vote

      My biggest concern is that I would end up buying more landfil if I kept ebay plus for a full 12 months because the deals are just too tempting

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    Tossing up whether its worth it after selling the Mini…have bought (and thrashed) Amazon prime, so don't know if I need both.

  • +1 vote

    SOAB! Signed up a few days ago. Doh!

    • +1 vote

      Was it a free trial that you signed up for or full payment of the yearly membership?

  • +2 votes

    I only got ebayplus for the dyson deal. No decent deal after that so I don't know if it's worth it…

  • +1 vote

    Is the $29 first-year deal over?

  • +2 votes

    So I gotta wait for my trial to expire? Boo

    8.3. For the avoidance of doubt, if you cancel your eBay Plus membership during the 30-day trial period, you will not be eligible to participate in this giveaway and receive a Google Home Mini.

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      I'm in the same boat as you, so can't cancel during the free trial currently.. but have to re-join in August to be eligible. But if you let the trial lapse, you'll automatically be charged for the first year. Hmm..

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        but have to re-join in August to be eligible.

        Apparently not, if you free trial finishes in August and you pay, you qualify…

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          Mine expires in 13days and I think it auto withdraws the annual fee, there's no option to pay now or anything, just a cancel button.

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          @Zeral:

          I think it auto withdraws the annual fee

          You would have selected the payment method when you joined.

  • +1 vote

    no questions ask return is great for ebayplus items when the seller is not replying for spec etc.

  • -1 vote

    Whattttt

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    Cancelled my trial. Not worth it. I did get the Dyson which was great though.

  • +2 votes

    Get this and sell Google Home Mini on eBay :)

  • +11 votes

    Just did a chat session with eBay and they have confirmed that those who pay the fee in Aug will get the mini

    Octavia9:24 AM
    Is this about the Google mini offer?
    xxxxx9:24 AM
    Hi Octavia ! yes that is correct
    Octavia9:25 AM
    How can I help you about it?
    xxxxx9:25 AM
    I am on the 30 day trial, so would I qualify for the free Google mini if my trial ends and I pay the 1st membership fee ?
    xxxxx9:26 AM
    or is it only available for those who join in August ?
    Octavia9:27 AM
    Yes, of course. If you join eBay Plus and pay the annual Plus membership fee in August 2018, you will receive a Google Home Mini.
    xxxxx9:27 AM
    great !
    Octavia9:27 AM
    Those who join and opt in to free trial on August and those members who will pay on Aug for the annual membership are the ones who are eligible. :)
    xxxxx9:28 AM
    awesome ! thank you, that's all I wanted to know
    Octavia9:28 AM
    I wish you well. And thanks for giving me the chance to assist you today. Thanks for contacting eBay. Take care!

    • +9 votes

      Octavia from The 100, got job at Ebay?

    • +5 votes

      I don't think you were chatting to a real person.

      • +7 votes

        Yeah I thought that too as it's hard to know these days if it's a bot or not, but no harm being polite, even to a bot :)

        Might get you some brownie points when Skynet takes over

        • +1 vote

          Octavia is a real person - I've chatted with her a couple of times before about issues I've had. She's the most helpful eBay CS person I've dealt with, actually, and yes, very polite.

      • +1 vote

        Of course not, real people not that polite.

    • +3 votes

      Octavia9:27 AM
      Yes, of course. If you join eBay Plus and pay the annual Plus membership fee in August 2018, you will receive a Google Home Mini.
      xxxxx9:27 AM
      great !
      Octavia9:27 AM
      Those who join and opt in to free trial on August and those members who will pay on Aug for the annual membership are the ones who are eligible. :)

      I still feel that this is ambiguous and inconclusive.

      • +2 votes

        Yeah, he's just copy pasting from the t&cs, unlikely he even knows.

      • +1 vote

        I still feel that this is ambiguous and inconclusive.

        The T&C's specifically state OR, not and

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          Some people on page 2 don't read TCs which should be considered if you are a big online shopper…see 4.7

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          (a) sign up for a free 30-day trial of eBay Plus in August 2018 and then pay the annual Plus membership fee on the day following the conclusion of the free trial period, or (b) have completed a free 30-day trial (and ceased receiving all eBay Plus benefits) and then rejoin eBay Plus in August 2018 and pay the annual Plus membership fee in August 2018 (“Giveaway Qualifying Conditions”).

          Very ambiguous I find it too, seems like you have to sign up in August AND pay the annual Plus membership to be qualified. So if you sign up in July does not count.

          edit - nevermind, looks like someone already clarified that July intakes has missed out this special offer.

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          @luminair:

          July intakes has missed out this special offer.

          Dammit.

      • +6 votes

        The ambiguity will likely work in the consumers favour. i.e. If they don't give it to you initially, they likely will if you argue the point.

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          It’s not even ambiguous if I asked for clarification and they confirmed I’m eligible.

        • +2 votes

          @jv: Hello jv!

          It's not ambiguous at all given that they've updated the T&Cs since you sought clarification, and have even specifically created a section in the FAQs to deal with the July/August queries they've been fielding.

          Unfortunately you're not eligible, but you already know that, don't you? Go on, admit it…

          As a gentle reminder, here again is the FAQ I've previously mentioned:


          Am I eligible for the Google Home Mini Giveaway?

          You are eligible for the Google Home Mini on us if:

          You sign up for a free eBay Plus 30-day trial in August and pay your annual membership fee on the day after your trial concludes; or

          You have completed a free 30-day trial and:

          • i. ceased receiving all eBay Plus benefits and
          • ii. rejoin eBay Plus in August and
          • iii. pay the $49 annual fee in August
            You are not eligible for the Google Home Mini Giveaway if you sign up for eBay Plus in August and cancel your membership before the end of your 30 day trial.

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          @dm01:

          It's not ambiguous at all given that they've updated the T&Cs since you sought clarification

          irrelevant.

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          @jv: T&Cs are very relevant.

        • -1 vote

          @dm01:

          T&Cs are very relevant.

          You must be really pissed off you're missing out…

        • +1 vote

          @jv:

          You must be really pissed off you're missing out…

          God no…of all the smart assistants it's the one I would use least, though I guess it could make be a cool gift for someone.

          I'm more amused at the dedication you have to your cause and admire the faith you have in your screen grabs of outdated information. It takes a special kind of person to pick and choose different points from different T&Cs across different deals to accept while ignoring clear statements refuting their view!

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          @dm01:

          I'm more amused at the dedication you have to your cause

          no cause.. just stating facts.

        • +1 vote

          @jv:

          no cause.. just stating facts.

          Stating opinions while ignoring facts!

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          @dm01:

          while ignoring facts!

          the only fact that matters is i have confirmation that i qualify :P

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          @jv:

          T&Cs matter, jv - they're what you're agreeing to when you hand over the money! Now there's a fact for you!

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          @dm01:

          T&Cs matter, jv

          Thus I took a screenshot.

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          @jv: Unfortunately you're not able to sign up to superseded versions of T&Cs - it's what is current when you make your payment that you are agreeing to 👍

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          @dm01:

          I didn't sign up.

          I was already signed up and ebay confirmed I'm getting one. :)

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          @jv:

          I was already signed up and ebay confirmed I'm getting one. :)

          The GHM offer is for members who've paid $49 for an annual membership (in August!) - the 30 day free trail doesn't qualify you. So no, you're not signed up 👍

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          @dm01:

          The GHM offer is for members who've paid $49

          Nope, ebay confirmed to me in writing that I qualify. That's all that matters.

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          @jv: They confirmed the same with other people too…then corrected their mistake. It's ok, jv - you still qualify to pay $29 for your first year - you won't miss out on that deal.

          As a gentle reminder, this point from their FAQ:

          • iii. pay the $49 annual fee in August
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          @dm01:

          They confirmed the same with other people too…

          I know. They'll get one too. Bad luck for you…

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          @jv:

          …then corrected their mistake. You like to ignore that part. Doesn't change it though.

        • +1 vote

          Man… These brick walls just keep on arguing ;)

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      "Those who join and opt in to free trial on August and those members who will pay on Aug are the ones who are eligible" So if you signed up before hand theres no google mini basically?

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        Incorrect. Read the T&Cs of the offer…

        The terms in this section 8 apply if you: (a) sign up for a free 30-day trial of eBay Plus in August 2018 and then pay the annual Plus membership fee on the day following the conclusion of the free trial period, OR (b) join eBay Plus and pay the annual Plus membership fee in August 2018 (“Giveaway Qualifying Conditions”).

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