Friday, 21 June 2019 17:15

eBay brings Plus Weekend back for second annual 48-hour shopathon

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Billed as its "game-changing shopping event", eBay's Plus Weekend promises that it's back "better than ever" with up to 90% off millions of new items for 48 hours from 22 June until 24 June.

Whether it's a frenzy of clicks, or flash sales at retail and online stores, Aussies love a bargain and cheaper prices.

eBay's attempt to cash in on this phenomenon, which saves its members cash, is called Plus Weekend, but to take part, you need to be a member of eBay Plus, which after a 30-day trial, costs $49 per year.

Inclusions with the plan besides the annual Plus shopping weekend, of which details are below, include free delivery and free returns on Plus items, double flybuys points, free delivery over $49 from Coles, premium customer service and exclusive deals.

This Plus Weekend, eBay says it is "offering the biggest savings and best deals ever seen on the site".

The company continues, stating: "During Plus Weekend, eBay will announce 45 mega deals, offering up to 90% off on the latest products and huge savings on brands such as Dyson, Samsung and Sony.

"Aussies signed up to the program will receive 15% off millions of additional items from retailers including Myer, Big W and Baby Bunting. What’s more, in an eBay first, there will also be 8 deals that are just 99 cents."

eBay Australia’s Julie Nestor said, “We’re excited to bring back Plus Weekend and reward our community of eBay shoppers with deals that are out of this world.

“Plus Weekend gives members the chance to get their hands on the biggest discounts from the best known brands, but make sure you get in quick, the mega deals are only while stocks last.”

A handful of the Plus Weekend deals and offers include:

  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (128GB) was $1339 now $899.00 – save $440
  • Sony WH-1000XM3 wireless noise cancelling headphones was $419 now $289 – save $130
  • Philips Twin TurboStar Airfryer HD9651/91 was $449 now $330 – save $119
  • Dyson Supersonic hair dryer (pink) was $499 now $300 – save $199
  • New Breville the Barista Express Coffee Machine – BES870 was $679 now $462 – save $217
  • Many more at the eBay Plus Weekend sale

As eBay notes, "Plus Weekend is an exclusive event, accessible only to members of eBay’s shopping membership, eBay Plus.

"For just $49 for 12 months, Plus members receive free delivery and free returns on millions of eligible items, free delivery on Coles on eBay orders over $49,4 as well as exclusive access to special deals and double flybuys points."

eBay Plus key features

  • Access to exclusive deals and discounts only available to eBay Plus members
  • Free delivery on millions of eBay Plus items
  • Free returns on all eBay Plus purchases
  • Free delivery on Coles on eBay orders over $49
  • Double flybuys points on all eBay Plus purchases
  • A dedicated customer support team

eBay reminds us that "Shoppers can access Plus Weekend mega deals at ebay.com.au/plusweekend. Head to site to sign up for a free 30-day trial of eBay Plus and take advantage of the offers."

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