home : hot deals & information involving: eBay Thursday, November 25, 2021
- Red Pocket Mobile Phone Plan $215 for One Year
Purchase a Red Pocket prepaid phone plan for $215 and get a SIM card with SIM card that includes unlimited talk and text, plus 8GB monthly 5G/4G/LTE data.
Requires an existing phone that is unlocked.
View their coverage map.
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
- Bose Soundlink Portable Bluetooth Speaker for $99 (expired: sold out)
Microsoft is selling a Bose Soundlink Revolve Speaker for $99 through their eBay store.
Normally sells for about $180.
Monday, November 22, 2021
- JBL Wireless Bluetooth Headphones for $20
JBL Tune 500BT Wireless Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphones with Microphone for $20.
Sold by JBL.
- LG 55" OLED TV and $120 Ebay Credit for $1300
BuyDig is a reputable online electronics retailer, and is selling an LG OLED55C1PUB 55-inch OLED TV through their eBay store for $1300.
In addition to the LG one-year warranty, they are including a 4 year warranty+damage protection (covers screen damage, cracked frame/drops, and hardware faults) and a $120 eBay Gift Card (delivers 4 weeks after purchase).
The CPS warranty covers parts & labor used in repairs, for the first 4 years that you own the TV.
The $120 eBay credit delivers 4 weeks after the TV is delivered, and can apply toward a future eBay purchase.
BuyDig is offering the TV and 4 Year Warranty through their own website for the same $1300 price, but without $120 future eBay credit.
For a similar deal, Costco has a similar deal with 5-year warranty coverage.
And, Amazon has a similar deal with HBOMax free for 6 months.
- 5-Pack CREE Flashlights for $20
A reputable eBay seller is offering a 5-pack of UltraFire Tactical 50,000 lumens CREE Flashlights for $20 with free shipping.
Each require a pricey 18650 lithium ion battery to operate at full brightness (battery not included).
The description does say that it may work with AAA batteries, but the size an 18650 battery is equal to about 3 AAA batteries, and it is unclear if an adapter is included.
Adapters cost about $6 for 3.
- 15% Off of Select Refurbished Products, Code: SAVE15LABORDAY
Ebay is giving an extra 15% off of refurbished (like new) products from authorized sellers of refurbished products.
Add items to the cart, then apply code SAVE15LABORDAY on the final checkout page.
Look for "Enter code" on the left side of the checkout page, below the payment information, address, and "review items" sections.
No minimum purchase requirement.
Maximum $100 off of a $667+ order.
Applies toward item price only (not shipping), but most have free shipping.
Works on multiple eligible items within a single transaction.
Limited to one transaction per Ebay customer.
Once used, the coupon cannot be used again.
Many of the 2,250 items on the list are backed by a warranty.
Anker products, sold directly from the manufacturer:
Buying refurbished products can be risky, since they may have a shorter lifespan than buying new.
Some refurbished items may have been defective then fixed, and could still be defective.
In some occasions, manufacturers may actually ship brand new products to buyers of their "refurbished" products.
Yes, some "refurbished" products may actually be identical to brand new products, except at a lower price, if the merchant decides it is cheaper to rebrand new products as refurbished rather than fixing and re-selling defective products.
This marketing tactic can be a way for makers to sell more products to a market segment who waits for discounts, without de-valuing their retail prices.
For example, a professional film maker would be okay with paying full price when buying a new camera lens for their next film project.
A hobbyist would buy the same lens when the price lowers, but manufacturers do not want to de-value their lens to everyone by lowering its price, even for a short time.
Manufacturers may also believe selling new products at a discounted price with less warranty coverage (labeled as refurbished) would be cheaper than fixing, certifying, and re-boxing each product returned to them.
Our experience had been about half of manufacturers ship brand new products when customers buy refurbished, when those items were mass-produced within 6 months and purchases were made directly from the manufacturer.
In the above deals, Anker, Sun Joe, Bose, and Rokinon products are sold direct from the manufacturer, so odds would be higher that your refurbished product may be brand new but with less warranty coverage.
On Ebay, look for the seller's name to the right of the product price.
Read the warranty details, as coverage and support will be worse than buying new item at regular price.