Play your cards right and today you could be the proud owner of a brand new Nintendo Switch... and you won't have paid more than $319 for it. I think we can all agree that's an utterly nutty price. So, what do you need to do to get in on the deal?
Update 10:15am: OK, folks. The good news is, the Switch deal does indeed go live at 6pm AEST. Here's the main deal page and a direct link to the Switch itself. The bad news is, only 400 will be made available. To get the full discount on the Switch, you'll need to use the code
PLUS6PM (and have eBay Plus, as mentioned below).
The deal is part of eBay's "Plus Weekend"; for today and tomorrow, the store will be offering up to 72 per cent off on a range of products, with 12 "mega deals" to be announced on an hourly basis, starting from 10am AEST.
The catch? There's two. First, you have to sign up to eBay Plus. Second, you'll need visit the eBay Plus landing page within a particular, one-hour window.
eBay Plus is essentially the store's answer to Amazon Prime, offering free delivery and returns (on selected items), double flybuys and various "exclusive" offers.
The regular, annual price for eBay Plus will be $49, but it's going for $29 right now as an introductory offer. When you sign up, you can select from three payment methods: PayPal, credit card or direct debit.
But don't worry — there's a free trial, so if all you want to do is take advantage of this weekend's savings extravaganza, you can end the trial before your account is charged.
And if all you want is a Switch, it'll pop up at 6pm AEST today (from what we've been told) for its magical price of $319 (from ~$520), so be sure to hit up eBay Plus when that time rocks around.
If you couldn't care less about Nintendo's latest (!?), there's a bunch of other deals happening, though we weren't given exact times for these:
- Samsung S9 64GB Mixed colours – price $1,299 now $799 (38% off)
- Philips SB300B ShoqBox Bluetooth Waterproof Portable Speaker – price $89.00 now $24.95 (72% off)
- GoPro Hero 6 – price $578.00 now $369.00 (36% off)
- Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute+ - our best ever price, to be revealed on ebay.com.au, 23 June
- Keenan's Bridge Shiraz 2017 (12 Bottles) – price $90.00 now $49.95 (45% off)
- FOREO LUNA Mini 2 – price $176.70 now $109 (50% off)
- Royal Comfort Luxury Bamboo Quilt - All Sizes – price $59.95 now $29.95 (50% off)
Yes, I know, some of these are much better than others. I think we can all agree the Switch is the best of the bunch (unless you're a Dyson lover, in which case the jury's still out).
Call it the Amazon effect. eBay Australia is now offering customers free delivery and returns via a new membership option called eBay Plus. It also comes with a host of special offers and features exclusive to eBay Plus members. Here's everything you need to know.
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