34-inch LG 34UM60-P IPS WFHD (2560 x 1080) Freestyle monitor for $260 [limit 3]

Monitors are a window into your photography’s soul. Pretentious statement or not? We do not know but what we do know is that the eBay Deals have a sale on the new condition 34-inch LG 34UM60-P IPS WFHD (2560 x 1080) Ultrawide Freesync Monitor for $260 with free shipping by Buydig’s eBay store.

BuyDIG is an authorized LG dealer. This is a 2017 model with a full warranty. Limit up to three per customer during this sale. You have to do the “add to cart” thing to see the price, but you don’t need to login or sign-u for an account. Over 1900 units have been sold so far from this particular eBay listing.

This has 21:9 aspect ratio, AMD FreeSync technology, game mode, sRBG over 99 percent, 8bits (6bit+FRC), 16.7M color depth, HDMI and DisplayPort, Split Screen 2.0, and more.

(ENDED) 16GB Sandisk Class 4 SDHC for $5 with free S&H [limit 5]

As of a late 10/21/17 re-check, this sold out and the eBay listing closed after 500 units got sold…

Doorbuster time at the eBay Deals, the official Best Buy eBay store is offering the new condition 16GB Sandisk SDHC memory card, Class 4, model SDSDB-016G-A46, with a 5 year warranty, for $5 with free shipping.

That’s right, even if you buy one card, you get free shipping. The benefits of memory cards being so tiny they qualify for low postage USPS first class mail 🙂 Limit up to FIVE units per customer at the sale price.

Refurbished DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter w/1yr warranty for $799

To the eBay Deals we go where the official DJI eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter – 4K Camera for $799 with free shipping and a 1-year DJI warranty. Limit up to five units per customer. Per the eBay splash page, this is almost gone. Over 300 units got sold so far from this eBay listing.

Sony RX100 V with $50 GC for $1000 (or $800 open-box)

The Sony RX100 V rawsumer goes for $1000 at authorized dealers, which are allowed to be bundle it with things. B&H Photo is bundling it with a $50 B&H Photo e-gift card.

If you prefer an accessor-a-palooza instead, Beach Camera thru Amazon offers a boatload of free accessories (including useful things like 64GB Sandisk Extreme SDXC and extra charger/batteries), and so does Cameta thru Amazon.

But if you prefer a lower out of pocket price, and you are comfortable with open-box, then to the eBay Deals we go, where the official Best Buy eBay store is offering it in open box condition for $80 with free shipping. Limit three per customer.

Imported Canon 6D body only w/1-YR seller warranty for $1000

The Canon 6D body only (first generation) goes for $1400 at authorized dealers (eg Adorama or Amazon itself). Or it goes for $1200 in manufacturer refurbished condition with a 1-year warranty at the Canon Outlet store

… but if you prefer to save some more, off to the eBay Deals we go where eBay seller 6ave (98.9%, New Jersey) is offering it for $1000 with free shipping in imported grey-market condition with a 1-year seller warranty. Limit up to three units per customer…

With the newest second generation model, the Canon 6D II body going for $2000 in new condition at authorized dealers, you’d be paying half for the previous generation.

Imported Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD for $690 [C/N]

The new condition Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens bundled with some free accessories goes for $1100 at authorized dealers such as Adorama. But if you want to save a lot and you are comfortable with imported grey-market, then…

… to the eBay Deals we go where eBay seller “QuickNDone” (99.9%) is offering the lens in new condition imported grey-market for $690 with free shipping in the Canon mount or the Nikon mount.

Limit five per mount per customer. Between them they sold over 800 units.

Warranty-wise, if you are buying in Canada, you get a 6-year Tamron Canada warranty. If you are buying elsewhere, you get the 1-year Tamron International warranty. So it’s a lot shorter than the Tamron USA warranty. That’s one of the reasons why the price is lower. They are a Canadian seller but the eBay listing says they ship from various locations in the USA.

Imported Fuji X100F Black for $1246 w/1-YR Seller Warranty

The Fuji X100, in new condition at authorized dealers, holds steady at $1300 as you can see at the just-updated Stock Status Tracker. Some mild discounting can be had if you are comfortable with these options:

+ Amazon Warehouse Deals USED condition prices start at $1180 for the black color scheme

+ Imported Grey Market X100 Black for $1246~ with free shipping by 6ave with a 1-year seller warranty [not Fuji USA warranty]

Imported Nikon D7500 Body Only drops to $1097

The updating of the Stock Status Tracker has new developments on the Nikon D7500 APS-C DSLR front as well:

+ the imported grey-market price dropped to $1097 with free shipping by 6ave on eBay (IMPORTED)

+ Adorama is now offering FREE ACCESSORIES for the same price of $1250 for the new condition with Nikon USA warranty
+ Freebies: Corel software bundle, Lowepro 140 bag, 16GB Sandisk Ultra SD, memory card wallet, USB stick card reader, cleaning kit

Imported Canon 6D II Body Only for $1715+

An update of the Stock Status Tracker is in-progress, and we have new lower prices for imported grey-market Canon 6D II Body Only kits since the last time we checked. The new condition authorized dealer price is $2000, but if you are comfortable with imported with a 1-year seller warranty:

+ 6ave on eBay (IMP) for $1715 with free shipping

+ Deals All Year on eBay (IMP) for $1730 with free shipping

Toshiba Laptop Backpack/Messenger + Two Sleeves + USB Hub + Card Reader + Laptop Lock for $27 w/free S&H [updated]

To the eBay Deals we go with a three-item bundle doorbuster that is also coupon eligible. This Toshiba Bags and Computer Accessories bundle goes for $27 with free standard shipping.

This coupon expired: Enter coupon code PCOLUMBUS2017 before 10/10/17 11am ET, and the price drops to $23.68 with free shipping.

The bundle consists of three different sets of things. Option #1 is a laptop backpack or messenger bag. Option #2 (everyone gets all four of these) is a set of accessories (sleeve, card reader, USB hub, laptop lock). Option #3 is a choice among laptop sleeves. You will get your choice from each option. The picture over there changes as you adjust your settings. Zoom in on the pictures to see a close-up of what your bundle will include!

So $24 gets you a laptop backpack/messenger, two sleeves (one you select, the other comes with the Accessories bundle that everyone gets), a USB hub, card reader and laptop lock. Here’s a picture of this set with the backpack selected (instead of messenger bag):

PS: if you have eBay Bucks or any other eBay/PayPal coupons or store-credits or gift cards, don’t forget to apply them as well!

Imported Panasonic GH5 Body with 1-YR Seller Warranty for $1550

The new condition Panasonic GH5 body only continues steady for $2000 at authorized Panasonic USA dealers [towards the middle of the Stock Status Tracker], but the prices of the imported grey-market models are now showing more signs of discounting!

Among the latest eBay Deals, ebay seller “6ave” (99%, New Jersey) is offering new condition imported grey-market Panasonic GH5 body only kits for $1550 with free shipping with a 1-year seller warranty (not Panasonic USA warranty). Limit three per customer.

This is the lowest price I recall seeing. The previous low price I saw was in the $1600s.

Pay $170, Get $200 Sears Gift Card by e-mail [limit 2]

To the eBay Deals we go, where we find the Softer Side of Sears! The PayPal Digital Gifts ebay store is offering $200 Sears Gift Cards (by e-mail) for $170 with free email delivery. Limit up to two per customer. This is a 15% discount on the face value.

They can be used in-store or online. Online, Sears has camera gear sold there by a number of well-known photography retailers, such as Cameta, Adorama, Beach, etc in their open marketplace.

4TB Seagate Backup Plus Portable External HDD USB 3.0 for $101.49

It’s not a group hug, it’s a group price-match! I don’t know who “started it”, but the price of the 4TB Seagate Backup Plus Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0, Black (STDR4000100) is a very specific $101.49 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 3) and B&H Photo (limit 8) and Best Buy (eBay) (limit 3).

Imported Sony a7R II Body with 1-YR Seller Warranty for $2140

The Sony a7R II body only goes for $2500 at authorized dealers which are bundling it with useful freebies (eg, Lightroom 6 or 4TB Western Digital external HDD). But if you prefer a lower price instead…

… to the eBay Deals we go, where eBay seller “Department Store NYC” (99.2%, New York) is offering the Sony a7R II body in imported grey-market new condition with a 1-year seller warranty (not Sony USA) for $2140 with free shipping. Limit three per customer. Over 1300 units have been sold from this listing according to the eBay stats.

YMMV: 8% back in eBay Bucks on $50+ items

If I ever use the term “Fall into Savings” please feel free to e-yell at me in the comments! Because every other email I open today says “Fall into Savings” 🙂 Might as well fall into a pumpkin spice latte while eating a pumpkin kringle and wearing harvest-orange head-to-toe 😉

Which brings us to another eBay Bonus Bucks promotion 🙂

Jump in the Bay of Fees! This is YMMV ~ I do not know if eBay offers this to everyone or a subset of their registered users. Good until Saturday at 11:59pm pacific time (9/23/17), you earn 8% eBay Bucks on your purchases with a minimum individual price of $50+.

First you have to manually activate the offer from the eBay email or your eBay messages (if invited/selected to participate). Some exclusions apply as usual and the maximum rewards you can earn is $100 per transaction, and $500 during the promotional period.

A good place to look for ideas are the eBay Deals along with the Trending Deals (shows only 100 trending deals, less overwhelming to look at than their main deals page). There’s also a dedicated search box there that searches only the Deals, not everything else on eBay.

Another way to look for ideas is our eBay Category posts here…

eBay User Agreement Update: Sellers may be charged Final Value Fee for eBay sales completed outside eBay

eBay did not wait until Friday night to sneak in announce new updates to their Terms of Service. According to an email sent to its members, the key change to the user agreement is that Sellers who try to complete eBay listing sales outside of eBay (to avoid paying the various eBay fees) may be charged Final Value Fees regardless. Not sure how eBay is going to find out, but that’s what the updated Terms and Conditions say.

ANALYSIS: Perhaps the reason this was announced in the middle of the week is because eBay wants people to read this and stop doing it 🙂

Imported Tamron 24-70 f2.8 Di VC USD for $690 [C/N]

The first generation new condition Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD goes for $1100 at authorized dealers which can include some free accessories such as Adorama.

But if you are a more adventurous shopper, then to the eBay Deals we go, where eBay seller “QuickNDone” (99.9%) is offering the lens in new condition for $690 with free shipping in the Nikon system. Per the listing, the sale ends 9/20/17.

UPDATE: they also offer this in the Canon EF system for the same price.

Further down the product listing, under “Warranty” it says that you get either a 1-Year Tamron International warranty or a 6-Year Tamron Canada warranty, depending on location. They also offer a 30-day return policy.

This is a higher risk than buying in new condition from authorized Tamron USA dealers, that’s one of the reasons for the lower price. I believe “QuickNDone” is a Canadian seller.

Pay $85, Get $100 iTunes Gift Card by email

If you don’t want to wait for better percentages on iTunes gift cards, then to the eBay Deals we go, where the PayPal Digital Gifts store is offering $100 iTunes Gift Cards via email for $85 with free email delivery. This is a 15% off discount. Limit four per customer.

iTunes Gift Cards are of camera and photo interest: various camera/photo apps, photography e-books, camera guide e-books, and photo documentaries at the various corners of the iTunes store.

A few more gift cards are on sale in the Trending eBay Deals.

Speaking of eBay Deals, this offer continues, the NewEgg eBay store continues to offer the new condition n 4TB Seagate Backup Plus Desktop External Hard Drive, USB 3.0, model STDT4000100, for $88 with free shipping, limit up to five per customer.

4TB Seagate Backup Plus Desktop External Hard Drive for $88

Back to the eBay Deals we go where the NewEGG eBay Store yolks again with a new promotion! The new condition 4TB Seagate Backup Plus Desktop External Hard Drive, USB 3.0, model STDT4000100, is on sale for $88 with free shipping. Limit up to five per customer during this sale.

Speaking of eBay, a variety of gift card promotions are in progress.

Pay $90, Get $100 Barnes and Noble Gift Card by MAIL w/free S&H

A good way to get an even better deal at Barnes and Noble is to combine sales and coupons and pay for the orders with a gift card which you purchased at a discount. For this adventure, we head on to the eBay Deals

… where eBay seller “SVM Gift Cards” is offering a $100 Barnes and Noble Gift Card for $90 with free shipping. This is plastic gift card delivered by mail. Limit up to three plastic cards per customer at the sale price. The math is easy on this one, it is a 10% off discount.

You can use the Barnes and Noble gift cards in-store or online, or if you use a Nook e-reader, you can use them as a balance to pay for your ebooks, so your credit card statement isn’t filled with small transactions.

Of camera and photo interest are the various photography books and camera guides. Of B&M store interest, in the clearance section, you may find some of those big coffee-book sized photo-books at significantly reduced prices. Clearance sections are of course YMMV.

Speaking of eBay and gift cards, PayPal Digital Gifts is offering a $75 GameSTOP Gift Card (by email) for $65. Limit five per customer. This is an email gift card. The math here requires a calculator, it is a 13.33% off discount.

Also from PayPal Digital Gifts, you can get a $150 Best Buy Gift Card by e-mail with a bonus $15 eBay Gift card by e-mail, all together for $150. Limit three sets per customer.

(SOLD OUT) Open-Box Fuji X100F Silver for $1169

As of a 9/13/17 recheck, this sold out… For future updates, check the A Stock Status Tracker

The silver color of the camera is available in open-box condition for $1169 with free shipping by authorized dealer Samy’s Camera (eBay). This defeats the used non-open-box prices at other retailers.

The new condition models are steadily in-stock for $1300 at various authorized dealers.

Canon PIXMA MX492 Wireless AiO printer for $37 w/free S&H

Back to the eBay Deals, the BuyDig eBay store is offering the new condition Canon PIXMA MX492 Wireless AiO printer for $37 with free shipping with a limit of up to five per customer.

You have to do the “See price on checkout” song and dance to see the price!

Speaking of eBay, the official NewEgg eBay store is offering the new condition 2TB Seagate Expansion Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0, model STEA2000400, for $63 with free shipping with a limit of up to five per customer.

Imported Fuji X-T2 body only w/seller warranty for $1450

And now we continue refreshing the Stock Status Tracker with some Fuji X-T2 body only action!

If you are comfortable with imported cameras with a warranty provided by the seller (not Fuji USA), you can get the new condition Fuji X-T2 in imported grey-market condition for $1450 by Deals All Year on eBay (99.8%, New Jersey).

On the other hand, if you prefer used cameras, you can get it in “Used – Excellent” condition for $1349 plus shipping (starts at $14, varies by zipcode) from Adorama which offers a 90-day warranty of their own and a 30-day return policy.

Meanwhile Cardinal Photo is offering it in “Used – Like New” condition for $1399 through Amazon Warehouse Deals. Not Prime eligible. The description says this is the X-T2 with 18-55 kit, with the 18-55 removed (and presumably sold separately).

Some sellers do this, by selling them separately, they can get a better price than selling the kit as is. This is because of the built-in discount of the official “with lens” kits. As long as sellers are upfront about it and are clear in the descriptions, giving people more options and more alternatives is good.

(ENDED) 16GB Sandisk SDHC Class 10 card for $5 w/free S&H

As of a 1:24pm ET recheck on 9/6/17, this eBay listing ENDED…

Doorbuster of sorts at the eBay Deals, the official Best Buy eBay store is offering the new condition 16GB Sandisk SDHC Class 10 card for $5 with free standard shipping with a limit of up to five cards per customer at the sale price.

This is model SDSDUP-016G-AB46, with UPC code 619659113537 according to the eBay listing. Per the picture of the card and the product description this is part of the Pixtor line.

Pay $150, Get $150 Best Buy eGift Card AND $15 eBay eGift Card

This is a bit of a round-trip but if you are a fan of shopping at Best Buy, to the …eBay Deals we go, where PayPal’s Digital Gifts is offering $150 Best Buy Gift Cards by e-mail for $150, but you also receive a $15 eBay gift card by email with purchase.

Limit three bundles per customer. Over 2000 units have been sold in the last 24 hours!

YMMV: 8% back in eBay Bucks on $25+ items [or 6% under $25]

Jump in the Bay of Fees 🙂 This is YMMV ~ I do not know if eBay offers this to everyone or a subset of their registered users. Good until Thursday 3am eastern (9/7/17), you earn 8% eBay Bucks on your purchases of individual items priced at $25+, or 6% on items individually priced under $25. So you earn bonus bucks even if you buy a $1 eligible item!

First you have to manually activate the offer from the eBay email or your eBay messages (if invited/selected to participate). Some exclusions apply as usual and the maximum rewards you can earn is $100 per transaction, and $500 during the promotional period. The email title announcing this promotion is not as clear as previous ones, but it has “eBay Bucks” in it, so look for that if you are skimming or filtering eBay emails.

DOUBLE DIP ALERT: until Tuesday September 5 (2017) at 11am ET, there is also an eBay coupon promotion. During this time period, once you activate the eBay Bonus Bucks, you can get both the coupon discount and the Bonus Bucks!

A good place to look for ideas are the eBay Deals along with the Trending Deals (shows only 100 trending deals, less overwhelming to look at than their main deals page). There’s also a dedicated search box there that searches only the Deals, not everything else on eBay.

Another way to look for ideas is our eBay Category posts.

New eBay Coupon: 20% off items priced $25+ (max discount $50)

eBay is back with another coupon promotion. Promo code P20LABORDAY gets you 20% off items individually priced $25+, with a maximum discount of $50 (in other words it flattens to $50 off after $250).

Participating retailers include Beach Camera, Anker, Overstock, and some of the regulars of the eBay Deals.

There are nearly 3000 listings under the Camera and Photo category.

As usual with these, keep in mind that a variety of sellers are participating, with products in various conditions (new, open box, refurbished, new-other, etc), along with a mix of authorized and un-authorized dealers, so do check each individual listing for details ~ do not make assumptions 🙂

Coupon expires on September 5, 2017 at 11am ET.

Imported Sony a6300 w/16-50mm for $830

The Sony a6300 with 16-50mm goes for $1000 in new condition at authorized Sony USA dealers who are bundling it with various free accessories such as Adorama and B&H Photo.

But if you are comfortable with new condition imported grey-market cameras with a 1-year seller warranty (instead of a Sony USA warranty), then off to the eBay Deals we go, where you can get the camera as mentioned in this paragraph for $830 with free shipping by 6ave’s eBay store (New Jersey, 98.9%).

For a refresher on mirrorless prices, check the July 2017 edition of the Mirrorless Price Charts.

PS: if you are eligible for this offer, don’t forget to first activate the 8% eBay Bucks promotion. This would be a serious rewards amount, that’s around $66 to spend in the future on eBay (through the eBay Bucks rewards program).

Refurbished Nikon 50mm f1.8D for $100

It is good to have choices. Especially when it comes to normal prime lenses 🙂 There is a cascade of three options for the good old Nikon 50mm f1.8D lens depending on condition and warranty situation:

+ manufacturer refurbished for $100 with free shipping at Adorama with a 90-day Nikon USA warranty

+ new condition imported grey-market with filter kit, and accessoro-trinkets for $112 by eBay seller “PhotoVideo 4 Less” without warranty
+ if buying on eBay and if eligible, don’t forget to first activate the 8% eBay Bucks offer

+ new condition with Nikon USA warranty with 52mm UV filter and accessoro-trinkets and 2% promotional rewards for $132 at Adorama

Speaking of Adorama, here is the latest situation in their Nikon manufacturer refurbished gear:
+ recently added refurbished Nikon gear

+ all refurbished Nikon gear

YMMV: 8% back in eBay Bucks on $50+ items

Jump in the Bay of Fees 🙂 This is YMMV ~ I do not know if eBay offers this to everyone or a subset of their registered users. Good until Thursday 3am eastern (8/31/17), you earn 8% eBay Bucks on your purchases of individual items priced at $50 or more.

First you have to manually activate the offer from the eBay email or your eBay messages (if invited/selected to participate). Some exclusions apply as usual and the maximum rewards you can earn is $100 per transaction, and $500 during the promotional period. The email title announcing this promotion is not as clear as previous ones, but it has “eBay Bucks” in it, so look for that if you are skimming or filtering eBay emails.

A good place to look for ideas are the eBay Deals along with the Trending Deals (shows only 100 trending deals, less overwhelming to look at than their main deals page). There’s also a dedicated search box there that searches only the Deals, not everything else on eBay.

Another way to look for ideas is our eBay Category posts.

Pay $127.50, Get $150 Sears Gift Card by email

To the eBay Deals we go, if you are a fan of the softer side of Sears, PayPal Digital Gifts is offering $150 Sears eGift Cards for $127.50 with free email delivery. Limit up to five per customer. This is a 15% off discount.

Speaking of gift cards delivered by e-mail, PayPal Digital Gifts is also offering these offers:

+ Pay $90, Get $100 Groupon Goods emailable gift card
+ limit five per customer

+ Pay $90, Get $100 GameStop emailable gift card
+ limit five per customer

+ Pay $60, Get $75 JC Penney emailable gift card
+ limit five per customer

Both Sears and Groupon Goods have camera and photo products. Both places have their own inventory, but they also carry inventory and listings by various 3rd-party sellers, including some recognizable camera and photo and electronics dealers.

Canon PIXMA MX922 AiO Printer + Corel PaintShop PRO X9 Software for $80 with free S&H

Back to the eBay Deals, the BuyDig eBay store is bundling the new condition Canon PIXMA MX922 WiFi Inkjet All-In-One Printer with the Corel PaintShop Pro X9 software, together going for $80 with free shipping. Limit up to five bundles per customer. Over 1000 of them were sold so far.

PS: if you are eligible, make sure activate the eBay Bucks 6% to 8% promotion before buying this!

Refurbished DJI Phantom 3 Standard with 2.7K Video w/1-YR Warranty for $314 after coupon

The official DJI eBay store is one of the participants in the 10% off eBay coupon promotion. Coupon code P10COLLEGE drops the price of the manufacturer refurbished DJI Phantom 3 Standard with 2.7K Video from $349 down to $314~ (10% off) with free shipping and a 1-Year DJI warranty. Coupon expires 8/28/17 3am ET.

And if you are eligible and activated the current 6% to 8% eBay Bucks promotion you’ll also earn $28~ in eBay Bucks. Here’s an annotated screenshot with the relevant info:

10% off select eBay items priced $25+ with coupon (max disco $50)

eBay super fans, we have a proper Union of the Two Towers! Running until 3am ET on Friday is a 6% to 8% eBay Bucks promotion (you must be invited and activate the promotion), and now, running until Monday 3am ET is a new eBay coupon promotion. So until Friday 3am ET, you can both get the bonus bucks and the coupon discount.

The coupon promotion is this: coupon code P10COLLEGE gets you 10% off towards the purchase of products individually priced $25+ from 60 different eBay sellers, including the official DJI eBay store, VM Innotations, eBags, Samsonite, Red Tag Camera, OVerstock, Anker Direct, and many other eBay discounters you may recognize from the eBay Deals.

You can use the coupon twice per PayPal account. Maximum discount is $50 per transaction. In other words, if you buy an eligible item with a price over $500, you will get a flat discount of $50 off.

You can use the categories on the left hand side of the Promotional page to filter in different ways. Or you can go directly to the Cameras and Drones page with over 2400 eligible items. You can further drill down on those using the categories on the left hand side over there.

Sadly I’m not a Google bot, so I can’t price-check 2400+ items on the fly, but I’ll try to go through as many as I can on a time-permitting basis 🙂

Refurbished Nikon D3400 w/18-55 DX VR and 70-300 DX non-VR for $400

The newly launched 6% to 8% eBay Bucks promotion puts in new light this offer at the eBay Deals. The Beach Camera eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3400 Two-Lens DX Kit for $400 with free shipping and a 90-day Nikon USA warranty.

Only the black color scheme is available. It includes the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G DX VR lens and the 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED DX non-VR. With 8% eBay Bucks, you’d be getting $32 in eBay Bucks (if you are eligible and you manually activate the promotion).

PS: non-VR is not an official Nikon designation but it serves as a practical disambiguation, since the lack of mentioning VR in a lens name may be a typo/error. Saying non-VR clarifies to the reader that this is not a VR lens. Or maybe I’m overthinking things 🙂

YMMV: 6% to 8% back in eBay Bucks

This is YMMV ~ I do not know if eBay offers this to everyone or a subset of their registered users. Good until Friday 3am eastern (8/25/17), you earn 8% eBay Bucks on your purchases over $50 or 6% on purchases under $50. So even a $1 item will get you bonus bucks.

First you have to manually activate the offer from the eBay email or your eBay messages (if invited/selected to participate). Some exclusions apply as usual and the maximum rewards you can earn is $100 per transaction, and $500 during the promotional period. The email title announcing this promotion is not as clear as previous ones, but it has “eBay Bucks” in it, so look for that if you are skimming or filtering eBay emails.

A good place to look for ideas are the eBay Deals along with the Trending Deals (shows only 100 trending deals, less overwhelming to look at than their main deals page). There’s also a dedicated search box there that searches only the Deals, not everything else on eBay.

Another way to look for ideas is our eBay Category posts.

UPDATE: speaking of eBay, PayPal Digital Gifts is offering $25 Peets emailable gift cards for $20 with a limit of five per customer. This is a 20% off discount. If you max out, you pay $100 and get $125 worth of Peets e-gift cards. Peets has launched a rewards program now with iOS and Android apps as well.