UPDATED: July 15, 2010; STATUS: EXCELLENT;
CASHBACK = 8%; Get the discount searching for ebay
Schoeps or XBOX
360. The offer will expire on July 31, so you have just
a few more days to take advantage of this amazing givaway.
As many people already know, Microsoft is trying
to enter the search business, as evidenced earlier this year
by their 45 Billion dollar offer to purchase Yahoo. Recently
they were in the news for trying to buy their way into an exclusive
search deal with Verizon
Wireless. They are sitting on a boatload of money, and
currently are paying people money to use their brand new search
engine, Bing.com. It
is probably a lot cheaper for them to pay people $200 to use
their product than it is for them to purchase Yahoo. Here's my
Unofficial User's Guide on how to successfully navigate
the system to your financial advantage.
FIND WHAT YOU WANT
Step 1 The first thing to do is to find something
you want to buy, and then watch the item on your My Ebay
page. It doesn't matter how you get to eBay -- just do your normal
shopping, and find something to pick up the discount on, and
watch it in My eBay. It has to be a Buy-It-Now
item, and you have to pay with PayPal.
GET THE DISCOUNT
Step 2 is go to Bing.com.
From the main window do a search for XBOX
360 or ebay
Schoeps. You will see the eBay promotional ad at the
top of the page:
Click on the Shop eBay link, and you are in!!! If you don't
see the subtitle offering the cashnack rebate, click refresh
or search again for the same thing, or something else popular,
as it comes up about 7 times out of 10, depending on the day
and time. Once you are in look for the CASHBACK logo at the top
of your screen:
You don't have to buy an iPod or anything else you don't want.
Just go directly to your My eBay page and purchase what
you have already shopped for. It has to be a Buy-It-Now item,
and you have to pay with Paypal. When you click the Buy-It-Now
button the screen will display your exact cashback amount:
On the bottom of the page that totals your invoice including
shipping, the discount will appear again:
Some legal terms and conditions apply. Here is the EBAY PAGE
that lists them. My understanding is that you can make up to
20 purchases under the program, with a $2,500 cashback cap per
year. You get a window of 60 minutes to take advantage of the
discounts each time you use Bing.Com to get in to eBay. You must
pay by PayPal, and the rebate is applied to your Paypal account
after 60 days (to avoid returned items). After you make your
purchase and pay with Paypal, you will get an email in your My
eBay / Message Center instructing you on how to open
the Cashback account at Bing.Com, and listing once again your
exact cashback amount:
Have fun with the promotion. I have found that with $200 cash
back or 8-30% off, you can find some pretty good deals on eBay.
Also, it feels good getting one small piece of that big mountain
of money from Bill Gates!