30% cashback on ebay.

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  1. michaeljkrell

    michaeljkrell Senior member

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    I still get 30% off...
     


  2. Tarmac

    Tarmac Senior member

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    I'm definitely seeing 25%. Are you going all the way to the next-to-last step? still says 30%?
     


  3. philosophe

    philosophe Senior member

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    I can't seem to get to Ebay via cashback. Could somebody tell me how to do it?
    Cluelessly yours,
    Philosophe
     


  4. NoVaguy

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    I'm definitely seeing 25%. Are you going all the way to the next-to-last step? still says 30%?

    I'm seeing 25% right now as well....
     


  5. pridecake

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    I'm only seeing 25 also. It works though, just got an ipod touch for 110. Not too bad
     


  6. NoVaguy

    NoVaguy Senior member

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    also, for big ticket items, I think you are still limited to $200 max.
     


  7. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

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    i'm looking to get a PS3 (more for blu ray than anything). Anyone predict a price drop in time for the holidays such that I should wait? Problem is, there could be a price drop, but no 30% cash back promo. I don't NEED the PS3 now. Just a toy to have, but I would like to spend as little as possible.
     


  8. Tarmac

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    Why not just get a $200 blu-ray player at 25% off?
     


  9. NoVaguy

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    Why not just get a $200 blu-ray player at 25% off?

    I'm not sure, but isn't the PS3 a better than average blu-ray player? and doesn't it reduce the number of hdmi cables you might need, if you are going to use the gaming platform (one cable for the PS3, versus 2 if a gaming platform and a blu-ray).

    that being said, i took a look at ebay and the internate the PS3 seems to be $400 at the usual stores, and i'm surprised they're sometimes listed for higher than that on ebay in BIN packages.
     


  10. DNW

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    that being said, i took a look at ebay and the internate the PS3 seems to be $400 at the usual stores, and i'm surprised they're sometimes listed for higher than that on ebay in BIN packages.


    Because shrewd sellers know that there's the MS Live rebate floating around. You just have to wait for someone who doesn't know about the rebate. Best way to do it is to set up a search on eBay and have it mail you when something that meets your criteria shows up. I missed a handful of auctions before I got the camera at the price I wanted to pay.
     


  11. NoVaguy

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    Because shrewd sellers know that there's the MS Live rebate floating around. You just have to wait for someone who doesn't know about the rebate. Best way to do it is to set up a search on eBay and have it mail you when something that meets your criteria shows up. I missed a handful of auctions before I got the camera at the price I wanted to pay.

    I know about that, but honestly, some of them are set such that even with the discount, it's above the big box store price. And I'll rather deal with them at the same price or higher - ebay sellers aren't the people you want to deal with when things go wrong.
     


  12. Tarmac

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    There are several advantages to PS3 but teddie didn't seem interested in them. If you buy a bluray player right now, I'm sure you could wait out the entire christmas season and still sell it off afterwards if you don't want it. I'm guessing you could still get your $150 purchase price back for it.

    Then again, it's likely that the PS3 will be cut in price, but that the cut will be from $400 to $300, which is the same as the 25% live discount.
     


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    I know about that, but honestly, some of them are set such that even with the discount, it's above the big box store price. And I'll rather deal with them at the same price or higher - ebay sellers aren't the people you want to deal with when things go wrong.

    I hear ya. There're sellers that reach for the moon, and there're idiots ready to pay those prices.
     


  14. teddieriley

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    There are several advantages to PS3 but teddie didn't seem interested in them. If you buy a bluray player right now, I'm sure you could wait out the entire christmas season and still sell it off afterwards if you don't want it. I'm guessing you could still get your $150 purchase price back for it.

    Then again, it's likely that the PS3 will be cut in price, but that the cut will be from $400 to $300, which is the same as the 25% live discount.


    Dont' get me wrong, if I'm going to spend $200 on a blu-ray, I'd definitely spend an additional $100 to have the gaming platform. I'm just so busy and not the type that would get immersed in role-playing games or internet-based shoot-outs like halo or whatever. But I do like the beat the crap out of people-type games, and I would actually use the PS3, but only on occasion.

    I guess my concern is, if the microsoft thing sticks around until the holidays (I'm sure all of your guesses are as good as mine, but maybe someone out there might know otherwise) AND Sony does a price drop, I could be looking at a 80 GB system for close to $200, rather than $300.

    I guess I'll wait, and see what happens.
     


  15. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    i dont understand how they can prevent anyone from committing fraud by setting up a large BIN auction and creating another paypal account to purchase from himself and to receive the 30% cashback.

    that is why i only believe in this sort of online rebate program to only be allowed to be used for stores/online stores.
     


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