EBAY LAUNCHES PLUS MEMBERSHIP
eBay today has launched its Plus Weekend offer, a two-day shopping event no doubt in response to Amazon Australia's recently announced Prime membership offer.
To entice shoppers to become members of eBay Plus, the shopping platform that has become less about second-hand auctions and more of a commercial marketplace, offers exclusive deals for club members, free delivery and free returns on selected items, plus 'premium customer service' and bonus Flybuys points on purchases.
eBay Plus is offering a free 30-day trial, after which time it will cost $29 as an introductory price for your first year, before reverting to $49 a year.
For eBay Plus members, this weekend's Plus promotion includes special offers including the Nintendo Switch for just $319 (usually $519.75), Samsung S9 64GB Mixed colours at 38% off ( $799), Philips SB300B ShoqBox Bluetooth Waterproof Portable Speaker at 72% off ($24.95) and GoPro Hero 6 at 36% off ($369.00).
Plus Weekend will run from 10 am Saturday 23 June to midnight Sunday 24 June, and include 12 ‘mega deals’ hourly, offering up to 72% off on brands including Dyson, Samsung and Go Pro.
Finally, eBay Plus members will also receive 15% off 15 million eBay Plus certified items from more than 30,000 retailers including Myer, Target and The Good Guys.
Julie Nestor, Chief Marketing Officer of eBay Australia & New Zealand, told GadgetNET:
We know deals and free delivery are two of the most important factors for loyal eBay shoppers, so we’ve rewarded Plus members with their very own annual shopping holiday.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday have taken the world by storm, so it’s exciting to be the first marketplace to offer an exclusive event for the Australian online retail industry.
To sign up, just visit ebay.com.au/plus
GadgetNET says: The 30-day free trial is a great way to take advantage of some genuine bargains. If you don't want to continue, be sure to cancel your trial before the end of the trial to avoid ongoing billing.
As the publisher of both GadgetNET and StereoNET, Marc can still be found buried deep in the review room auditioning everything from docks to soundbars, amplifiers and headphones. Marc is also the Event Director of the International HiFi Show.
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