An auction site? Is that what comes to mind when you hear “eBay?” Well, you’re right, of course. You can still bid on anything from soup to nuts there (a few years ago we even saw a decommissioned aircraft carrier you could bid on). eBay built their business on auctions. But things have changed.
Did you know that eBay has also become the conduit for some of the biggest and best retailers on the web? That’s right, you can now buy from Best Buy, Target, and hundreds of others stores, many of them well known to us all, via eBay. No bidding is involved, and prices are often outstanding.
In fact, here’s a little known secret: When we see a price at one of the big retailer’s sites, we’re likely to find a lower price when it’s sold by that same seller via eBay. We check every deal we see at eBay against what it sells for on a retailer’s site. If it isn’t significantly lower via eBay, we won’t post it.
Additionally, each seller receives their own customer feedback from purchasers, and their overall satisfaction rating is posted practically everywhere you see the seller’s name at eBay. This way, you’ll know whether you’re getting a great deal in advance.
To give you an idea of just how good some of the eBay Black Friday deals we found were last year, here are just a few of our Editor’s picks from 2013 that featured the lowest price we’ve seen on particular items, from the hottest cell phones to the most popular toys:
All time price lows on the iPhone 4S Unlocked, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 32 GB 3G, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition), three different Erector sets, Xbox One Console, Playstation 4 Console, Xbox Live memberships, the Kitchenaid Artisan Coffeemaker, a dozen 4K TVs from Samsung, Sony and Panasonic, Disney Pixar’s Cars 13 inch TV, DuroMax XP4400 Portable Gas Powered Generator, Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones and hundreds more items. And again, these were only the all time price lows. Oh, and every single one of these items shipped for free.
Of course, eBay does not send out a circular with your local newspaper. But we’ll find their very best deals and post them right here (and on crazytowndeals) as they appear on the web.