This particular promotion always came across especially shady to me. It appeared as if it was available to everyone, as it was a banner, yet of course it was for only those who were 'selected'. And even then, based on posts so far, it may not work.
If you did get an email and did participate, I'd call and also offer to show a copy of the saved email, assuming it's in either in your regular email (even if deleted from eBay messages) or you took a screenshot.
Calling eBay in the past has been hit and miss for me. For this promotion, I got one rep who told me that I needed to be selected and sent an email to be eligible, so she said she'd request that I'd be sent an email so I could participate -- I should expect an email in 24 hrs.
One day passes, and of course, no email. I call again, and rep says she has no idea why the previous rep said what she did, but they can't do that. She strangely just kept calling the other rep a 'newbie'... and if I would please understand. Not a big deal to me, but I just found it all rather bizarre and unprofessional for a company the size of eBay.
For those not paying attention, ebay now charges you nearly 10% to sell electronics as an auction an another 3% + from paypal.
So you'd be insane to sell something expensive on ebay at auction.
Buy-it-now is "only" 5% final valuation fee.
Be very careful, they are sneaky like that - unless you think them taking nearly $30 for a $200 sale is fair.
I calculated this as well and its quite the ripoff. I only sell things on ebay now that I have a hard time selling on craigslist. That being said I did sell 200 for this promotion. They better follow through -_-
where does it say this? I sold a digital camera lens as the email stated sell your tech, and the fine print states list something under electronics category and nowhere does it say "consumer" electronics in my email. they are fighting with me because they are stating that the lens was not eligible.
Oh btw, it's only consumer electronics that get the coupon. Nothing else. Just confirmed with them.
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