5% off Sitewide ($70 Min Spend, $50 Max Discount, 3 Transactions Per Account) @ eBay

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Conditions. The offer entitles you to 5% off the purchase price (excluding postage costs) on all items listed on www.ebay.com.au except the Excluded Items when you spend $70 or more in one transaction during the offer period, up to a maximum discount of $50 per transaction. A maximum of 3 transactions applies. Multiple items may be purchased in one transaction (up to a maximum of 10 items per transaction). All monetary amounts specified in these terms and conditions are in Australian dollars (AUD).

'Excluded Items' means;
all items listed in the following categories;
Cars, Bikes, Boats (9800), Car & Truck Parts (6030), Coins (11116), Collectables (1), Gift Cards (184609), Other Lots More Items (88433), Real Estate (10542), Services (316), Tickets, Travel (11730); and
all items sold by the following Sellers:
Bunnings Warehouse
Officeworks

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Comments

  • +18 votes

    Come on ebay, we need some Car & Truck Parts!

  • +4 votes

    Better if it was min spend $50, max discount $70!

  • +3 votes

    Isn’t the site wide 10% off still valid?

  • +16 votes

    well I was happy with $30 min.

    Every other day, an Amazon parcel turns up, every other month an ebay parcel turns up.
    It was the revserse 18mths ago.

  • +9 votes

    I don't understand why they even bother with categories. They have a max spend, who cares where it's going?

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    Waiting waiting

  • +17 votes

    These discounts are getting bad to worst absolute joke

  • +20 votes

    Amazon is absolutely killing them. I'm convinced they hired a mole to infiltrate eBay's Marketing team and just wreck shit up.

    • +1 vote

      The day Amazon accepts auctions is the day Amazon kills them. Can't see that ever happening

      • +1 vote

        Alot of ebay is now sales and BUY IT NOW than auctions.
        i find its auctions for the casual garage seller and a shopfront for the bigger stores.
        which is sad because ebay started off as a garage sale site

    • +2 votes

      It may appear that way at a casual glance, but I bet eBay makes far more profit in Australia than Amazon

    • +1 vote

      In what way

      everything on amazon i want to buy is cheaper on ebay before discount and i dont need some BS subscription

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    Well, the min spend is an improvement. Still too high for me - I don't have a cart of stuff waiting to buy. I suspect most users don't (especially with amazon + cashrewards + prime)

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      Wait for V times day. They usually provide a coupon. I don’t know about this year but due to them being so stingy.

    • +1 vote

      But Amazon’s product selection is still pretty poor compared to eBay. Most of the time I give up on trying to find items there.

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        Still early days for Amazon in Australia. Just a matter of time and Amazon is gonna rock with it's product catalog.

        • +1 vote

          My biggest hope is that Amazon will work out a way to reintroduce their overseas arsenal of products back to being available to Australia - not just limited to things sold by Amazon.

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        yeap plus amazon prices in general is more higher than ebay
        except for the big bargains they do on those big sale days.

  • +12 votes

    The biggest issue i have with these "deals" is they aren't an incentive to buy anything. At $70 you're only saving $3.50, i'm not going out of my way to try and find something to buy that is worth $70 in order to save $3.50. If i was already going to purchase something, i'd search for a code and apply it, but otherwise 5% with a max discount of $50 (so you'd need to spend $1,000 to get that), just isn't worth it. At 20%, it becomes worth going out of your way to buy something if it has some value to it.

    I'd be surprised if ebay sees much of an increase in sales with this kind of discounting.

    • +2 votes

      Much like last year’s 5% off coupons, this is just a nice little bonus when you’re buying something already. It’s harldy going to make anyone make a purchase they weren’t intending to.

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        they might it the discount was higher and the min spend was lower..

        when ppl see an opportunity of a big discount they might buy more stuff just to get the discount
        rather than actually needing/wanting the item

        With this, the $3.50 saving it is not worth the effort
        and ppl will hold out for the 10 to 15% off sale that may occur later on.

  • +1 vote

    When the discount is so bad it's not even worth price jacking…

  • +6 votes

    Amazon > eBay

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    I think the coupon expires 31/03/19 from the ebay when you looking at item more than $70:

    Enter code at checkout to redeem. Hurry, your coupon expires 31/03/19. Terms and conditions apply.
    PURCHASE5
    For more details, see Terms and Conditions.

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    slightly better, ebay.

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    It seems eBay is offering more coupons far more frequently than usual, is it because of Amazon?

    Here in the US we haven't had a coupon on eBay since December last year, Amazon pretty much rules the roost. They make money a chunk of money from storage fees they charge 3rd party sellers and have multiple warehouses in many cities.

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      no idea..

      they have been doing this every day/week for a while now
      but this year, the min spend and the discount is worst than last year.

  • +3 votes

    Nice to see that the Minimum Spend dropped! I guess things didn't go well for Ebay in the last few discount promos….

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      still too high

      previously it was $50 and $30..

      it is get worse and not worth the effort to find crap to buy that adds up to $70
      just to get $3.50 back

  • +2 votes

    eBay discounts are now like Melbourne Parking signs in the CBD.

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    If you consider generally how much more expensive items on eBay are, now I wouldn't order stuff even if they had 10% discount. That said, I'd totally go on eBay and buy stuff if i needed electronics parts (like transistors) from China, their prices just can't be beat. Not sure if there's any other categories like this.

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    I noticed that now since GST on overseas purchases on Ebay, my old method of using the 28 degrees card to get 28 degrees exchange rate no longer works - both paypal and direct CC resulted in the shitty ebay exchange rate. Anyone know a workaround?

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      Bankwest CC has similar fx to 28 degrees.

      If you have problems with 28 degrees CC failing transactions, they may have blocked your card, they didn't let me know when they did mine. So call them and ask the cards status.

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        My 28degrees card was accepted, its just that Ebay sent the transaction to 28degrees in AUD not in Pounds, despite displaying it in pounds (This has worked in past years using an Australian Ebay account as the transaction was posted to 28degrees in pounds or USD). Ebay also estimated the AUD value to $52 but it was $55 when you actually "paid". Borders on illegal if you ask me.

        • +1 vote

          They've been trying every sneaky trick for years to trap their customers into using their lousy exchange rate.

          Looks like they've escalated to sporatic cheating. Only once they got me by just processing the payment in $Aud without presenting the option.

          I just accept it's part of the cost and move along. Lifes too short.

          • +1 vote

            @username02: one of their discount codes wasn't working for me, and the customer service rep offered to send me a voucher equivalent to the discount i would have received. only my transaction was in GBP and the amount in AUD offered was much less. i told them i never use ebay's exchange rate and the rep upped it by several dollars so now the discount was even more.

            they're plainly aware they're ripping us off.

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          in paypal, i go to currency options for each of my cards and make sure it uses the card provider's exchange rate and not paypal/ebay's.

          and then at checkout, i double check that it's still using the card provider's rate

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            @tdw: I looked around paypal and can''t find 'currency options'.

            Can you suggest where to find it. I think it isn't accessaable in my account.

            • +2 votes

              @username02: they don't make it easy to find!

              i have this link saved: https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_profile-mercha...

              • +1 vote

                @tdw: It worked. Thank you for taking the time. Don't think this is reachable within my account. I went everywhere so to speak. Bizarre corporation.

                • +1 vote

                  @username02: i've done the same and wasted so much time looking for it. the new interface just doesn't allow the change.

                  thankfully, the old interface is still accessible if you have saved the page URL.

                  • +1 vote

                    @tdw: Ok tbw, you did magic above helping to beat evil incarnate in the corporate system by defeating their system. Your final challenge follows:

                    I've been trying for an hour to cancel my Ebay Plus trial membership, I've followed the helppage link and only get access to a "View Invoice" link, whick is not helpful.

                    So does any of you Lamas out there know how to 'actually' cancel Ebay-Plus membership in the real world? Cause it's impossible in my account right now!

                    Like Paypal, Ebay is playing hardball with their customers money.

                    • +1 vote

                      @username02: i've already cancelled all my ebay plus trials, so i'm also just seeing the "view invoice" link as you say.

                      have you cancelled the automatic payment in paypal yet?
                      https://www.paypal.com/myaccount/autopay/

                      • +1 vote

                        @tdw: Yes I recently did but didn't know it cancelled ebay plus subscription (being a different company).
                        Tdw your help is really appreciated.
                        I wonder if Scotty is looking for someone to run an Ozbargain helpdesk. Is so, you'ld be perfect for it.

                        Again thanks.

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                          @username02: you're welcome. i used to do IT helpdesk and i'm glad i don't any more. some people just kill your spirit with their bad attitude. wish they were more like you :)

              • +1 vote

                @tdw: Brilliant thanks TDW! That is what I was looking for!

  • +2 votes

    try to use this code with $190 purchases…and it says:

    "We can't apply this code until you reach the minimum order total."

    FAILED!!!!!!!!!!! Stupid eBay!!!!!

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      Same here.

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      'Excluded Items' means;
      all items listed in the following categories;
      Cars, Bikes, Boats (9800), Car & Truck Parts (6030), Coins (11116), Collectables (1), Gift Cards (184609), Other Lots More Items (88433), Real Estate (10542), Services (316), Tickets, Travel (11730); and
      all items sold by the following Sellers:
      Bunnings Warehouse
      Officeworks

      Was trying to order software from off-ice-works then realize…

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      Same here, code is currently broken.

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    more and more money spend on ebay to get special rate.

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    Anyone has a better discount? Wanting to buy a car seat for the upcoming member of the family!

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