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Discussion in 'Purchasing Precious Metals' started by Ahillock, Apr 4, 2014.



  1. Ahillock

    Ahillock A nobody Mother Lode

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    eBay HEADS UP, SALES, DEALS AND OFFERS

    It was mentioned by some that they wanted to see the eBay sales, deals and offers split off from the general deals thread. This is to accommodate the request of Scorpio and keep the eBay deals in this thread.

    Post any eBay deals you find here or news of upcoming eBay offers of 4x eBay bucks, 10% offers or anything else eBay related.
     
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  2. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    actually, a number of guys are asking the how do you get them,

    the nuts and bolts of it,
     
  3. Ahillock

    Ahillock A nobody Mother Lode

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    You typically receive 2% of your eBay purchase back if it is a qualifying item. One would need to look at the fine print, but bullion does not count however coins do. That 2% is earned up over a quarter (Jan-March, April-June, July- September, Oct-Dec) and then placed in your eBay account as eBay credit the following month after the 3 month period is over.

    eBay runs specials throughout the year, the best being 4x eBay bucks back as well as 10% of purchase price back as eBay bucks. Again, one needs to read the fine print to know what is included and not included. Only $100 of eBay bucks can be earned in a single transaction with a max of $500 eBay bucks earned in a quarter and a minimum of $5 in eBay bucks must be earned to qualify. You have 30 days to spend the eBay bucks when you receive them, or else they disappear.

    It is free to enter and is just a selection under your eBay account to be included in.

    To get the special eBay offers, make sure your email is signed up to receive the special email offers from eBay and check your spam folder to make sure they don't end up in there. I have not found any rhyme or reason for why certain offers I receive and others I don't. Just luck of the draw I guess.

    eBay bucks is a great way to find gold near melt or even below. Keep your eyes on this thread when eBay deals come around, as many members will share what coins qualify and what price they will come in at.

    Here is a link to further information regarding the eBay bucks program.

    http://pages.ebay.com/help/buy/ebay-bucks.html
     
  4. Ahillock

    Ahillock A nobody Mother Lode

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    eBay has sent me an offer multiple times for using Bill Me Later for payment. They are willing to give me an extra 1% in eBay bucks as well as $10 in eBay bucks. Has anyone used this option before? It states it only works on your first purchase.
     
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    deweytucker Silver Member Silver Miner Site Supporter

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    I used BML a bunch this March. Each time I stacked 1% BML extra ebucks+1% Fatwallet + 4x/10% ebucks. Got all my gold purchases well under spot. I don't have a cash back CC, but this was a better deal for me at least this last March. Very good month!
     
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    deweytucker Silver Member Silver Miner Site Supporter

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  7. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    does anyone know why some guys receive them and others do not?

    is it type and frequency of purchases on ebay or????
     
  8. Scorpio

    Scorpio Скорпион Founding Member Board Elder Site Mgr Site Supporter ++

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    more information re the program

     
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  9. Ahillock

    Ahillock A nobody Mother Lode

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    Nope, haven't figured that out yet. I think the first thing is to sign up for the email offers option under your account. After that, cross your fingers and hope you get one. :)
     
  10. Ahillock

    Ahillock A nobody Mother Lode

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    Cool. Is that like Fatwallet?
     
  11. HaroldS

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    Thanks for starting this thread. Going to like it.
    Regarding BML: I used it once when it first started. I just can't remember why now, but I had an awful time finding how to pay it off before it went into interest mode. Don't wait too close to the required date to think about making payment, I think it takes a few days to get posted if I remember. I've not used it since.
     
  12. Ahillock

    Ahillock A nobody Mother Lode

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    I would only use it for the first time special of the extra 1% plus $10. Wouldn't be worth it after for me. Thanks for the heads up.
     
  13. Silver Art

    Silver Art Silver Art Bar collector Platinum Bling

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    I think that it is the frequency of purchases in a certain span of time (ex: every month). Sometimes I get those ebay offers and sometimes I do not get them if I do not buy/bid on ebay.
     
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    I was getting the 8%ebay bucks promo at least every two weeks. The 10% ebay bucks maybe once every quarter. I think they offer it more to those that seem to purchase more when those offers are available. Just a guess.
     
  15. rte

    rte Silver Member Silver Miner

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    If anyone wants to stack a quick 250 ounces.
    Here are some nice 10 ounce US Assay Office bars at a good price ($21 oz ea)
    ebay 161271472650
     
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    JayDubya Platinum Bling Platinum Bling

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    I know I've done it before.....but I cannot locate my current ebucks balance on eBay. Can someone tell me where I need to go to find my ebucks balance?
     
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    If you go to your mail they send you an ebuck statement.
     
  18. JayDubya

    JayDubya Platinum Bling Platinum Bling

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    Yes, but after that....how do I keep track of my CURRENT ebucks balance?

    There is a place somewhere within personal settings, my account, SOMWHERE, that you can see your current balance.
     
  19. PhucilliJerry

    PhucilliJerry Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    Sign in to your ebay account, move your mouse cursor over the "My eBay" button in the top right, at the bottom of the drop down menu is your balance, click that to get into your bucks details.

    Alternatively, click on summary on that same drop down menu, then under the "Buy" menu on the left is "eBay Bucks", click that for details........
     
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  20. Silver Art

    Silver Art Silver Art Bar collector Platinum Bling

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    The current ebucks balance for me is located in my "My Ebay Summary" page after you log into Ebay and the current ebay bucks balance is located on the left side right under the "Summary" section of your "My Ebay Summary" page (right under "Bids/offers" and "Didn't win" links). I hope that helps.

    EDIT: PhucilliJerry beat me to it. I just saw his post. He described it better than I did.
     
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    rte Silver Member Silver Miner

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    APMEX
    Has an interesting listing ;)
    Can I choose and over or for a deal?

    1/2 oz Gold Mexican Onza and/or Libertad Coin - Random Year
    Price:US $741.21
     
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    Krag Planet earth Platinum Bling

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    I have sold well over $210K on ebay in the last year and a half; my experience is they are not particularly well run as Carl Icahn has said, I'm not sure what his specific beefs were apart from the split paypal off suggestion. Their feedback system is changing; why do they allow penny ante jerks to ruin your power seller and other advantageous status when you are getting strong feedback from serious buyers?
     
  23. JayDubya

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    Thanks to everyone for their efforts, but that's still not it. Maybe I'm not making myself clear. I'm looking for my current AVAILABLE ebucks. NOT what is accumulating.

    For example, let's say that I received $160 ebucks on April 2. Let's say I've spent $30 on item ABC and then I spent $40 on item XYZ. Where do I go to find out how many ebucks I have remaining?

    I'm waiting for someone to reply: "If you just keep track of your purchases you can subtract that amount from your $160 total and get your answer that way."

    Yes, obviously I COULD do that. I'm saying that there is somewhere in your eBay screen that you can find the remaining balance.
     
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    Of course, eBay likes to change their screens, settings, search functions, etc every couple of days so it's possible the've killed this function all together by now.
     
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    On my Galaxy phone app it showed me my available balance of ebay buck when I clicked on "my ebay" page. These were the ebay bucks I could spend and not the ones I am currently earning.
     
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    DAYUM!!! I FINALLY got it. Thank you PhucilliJerry. I couldn't see the forrest for the trees on this one.

    You're right,when you hover your mouse over "my eBay" it DOES appear at the very, VERY bottom. In a completely differenty font, color and section. I kept looking at the options in the drop down feature and never looked BELOW that. Thank you!
     
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    Just checked my email and no go for m...i have an itching to spend but without the bonus offers eBay is too hard to shop on now a days.
     
  29. Ahillock

    Ahillock A nobody Mother Lode

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    No luck for me either. No email offer and eBay bucks still showing up as 2% on participating items. Too bad.
     
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    Ive been an Ebay member since 2002 and have never received any ebucks...what gives?!?
     
  31. Ahillock

    Ahillock A nobody Mother Lode

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    Depends how far this take down goes, not sure how long I can wait to see if eBay does any 10% or 4x eBay bucks this month before I use my ebay bucks. There was a period it felt like eBay was giving out these deals like candy. Nothing so far. But my mouse clicking finger is getting itchy. :)
     
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    used quadruple bucks this morning for some $10 olympic commemoratives that work out to $1288/oz after the rebates
     
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    Ahillock A nobody Mother Lode

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    Did you get an email about it or was it just shopping up under the qualifying items?
     
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    97guns Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    i got an email, only received the email on 1 of my 2 accounts, the account that did not get an invite has an ebaybucks balance to spend?
     
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    97guns Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    my ebaybucks is max'd out for the first acct, topped off the tank with some netherland 10 gulden - $1289/oz
     
  36. HaroldS

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    Haven't spent my 1st quarter eBay Bucks yet either. Wonder if that's why no current offers being tendered.
     
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    Ahillock A nobody Mother Lode

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    Are the 10 Gulden from APMEX eBay still the best deal at the moment for gold? I'm getting itchy to spend my ebay bucks. Not sure how much longer I can wait with the price volatility over the last bit.
     
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    its the best i could find
     
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    Not much, but Fatwallet is again offering 1% cash back but only for select categories (and yes coins / bullion aren't in the list). If you can find some not overpriced antiques or or scrap silver in antiques section or ?

    ebay1CB.jpg

    Ebay is back with 1% Cash Back on select categories. Categories will change frequently, so check back often!

    Here's a list of eBay categories currently available with 1% Cash Back:


    • Art
    • Antiques
    • Baby
    • Books
    • Cameras & Photo
    • Clothing, Shoes & Accessories
    • Crafts
    • DVDs & Movies
    • Health & Beauty
    • Home & Garden
    • Music
    • Musical Instruments & Gear
    • Pet Supplies
    • Pottery & Glass
    • Sporting Goods
    • Tickets & Experiences
    • Video Games & Consoles
     
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    Dang! Any deals on babies?
     

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