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just noticed this while doing a search on live.com for the wii... basically eBay is giving 35% off pretty much anything on their site (only Buy It Now w/ PayPal items) through a Microsoft CashBack program. this is huge... you can get up to $250 back. i just bought a roomba and got $100 off.

here's where i found the 35% off: http://search.live.com/results.aspx?q=nintendo+wii&form=QBRE ... not sure if they have higher % off in other places?

here are the terms and conditions on eBay's site: http://pages.ebay.com/cashbackoffer/terms.html
looks like you can do this up to 3 times.
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You have to go through an ad to get it, set up an account with the microsoft site, and the money you get must be spent through paypal.

Here's the T&C and a different page showing T&C.

http://pages.ebay.com/cashbackoffer/terms.html?_trksid=m37

Your participation in Live Search CashBack (the “Program”) on www.eBay.com is subject to the Microsoft Service Agreement terms at http://tou.live.com (the “Program Terms”) and conditions plus the additional terms and conditions below. In the event of a conflict between these additional terms and the Program Terms, the terms below are controlling for your participation in the Program on www.eBay.com.
Additional Purchase Requirements. Your ability to earn CashBack rewards (“CashBack Rewards”) from Microsoft for purchases on www.eBay.com is subject to the following additional requirements:


You must successfully complete an eligible purchase on www.eBay.com using “Buy-It-Now” within sixty (60) minutes of clicking on an eBay paid search advertisement marked with the Live Search CashBack logo (a “Online Session”);
CashBack Rewards will be applied only to the first eligible item you commit to buy during an Online Session. CashBack Rewards will not be applied to any additional items or purchases. A single listing with multiple items will be considered one item for the purposes of these terms and conditions.
You must pay for the eligible item using your PayPal account within the shorter of thirty (30) days of completing the purchase on www.eBay.com and the time frame specified by the seller;
Only purchases that are completed on www.eBay.com during an Online Session in accordance with the Program Terms as modified by these additional terms are eligible for CashBack Rewards. The following purchases that are completed on www.eBay.com are not eligible for CashBack Rewards (“Excluded eBay Purchases”):


purchases that are completed on www.express.eBay.com or www.half.eBay.com;
purchases of automobiles or other vehicles;
purchases of real estate;
purchases that are completed using a third party checkout system.

If you attempt to complete any of the above Excluded eBay Purchases on www.eBay.com during an Online Session, eBay will notify you on the purchase review page of the “Buy-It-Now” transaction process that the purchase is not eligible. Please review the purchase review page carefully before you “commit to Buy”. eBay may add or remove types of purchases to the list of Excluded eBay Purchases in its sole discretion from time to time. Please review these terms and conditions before you complete a purchase.


eBay does not limit purchases eligible for CashBack Rewards by the purpose for which they are acquired (e.g., purchases acquired for resale). The CashBack Rewards that you are eligible to obtain from Microsoft will be disclosed to you on www.eBay.com and will be equal to a percentage of the final sale price of the first item purchased during an Online Session (excluding shipping and handling fees, insurance fees and other such fees), for up to a maximum of $250.00 per Online Session. CashBack Rewards will be available in your Program account to transfer to your PayPal account approximately sixty (60) days of the date on which you complete your purchase on eBay.com. You must have a PayPal account in order to receive CashBack Rewards for purchases on www.eBay.com. You may not redeem any CashBack Rewards until you have earned a total of $5.00 in CashBack Rewards;
After you complete an eligible purchase, before redeeming your CashBack Rewards, you must go to http://cashbackaccount.search.live.com/CashBack/welcome.aspx and set up a Program account by providing all of the required information (or, if you already have an account, confirm your membership status);
You may receive CashBack Rewards for up to a maximum of three (3) Online Sessions per account on www.eBay.com. Once you have completed three (3) Online Sessions under any eBay.com account, you will no longer be eligible to receive CashBack Rewards for purchases made under such eBay.com account. If you have exceeded the limit of permitted CashBack Rewards, eBay will notify you on the purchase review page of the “Buy-It-Now” transaction process. Please review the purchase review page carefully before you “commit to buy”. CashBack Rewards can not be transferred or applied to multiple eBay.com accounts;
The Program is open only to confirmed registered members of the eBay Site who (a) are legal residents of the United States, (b) are eighteen (18) years of age or older and (c) satisfy the requirements set forth herein and in the Program Terms;
You will not be eligible for CashBack Rewards for purchases on www.eBay.com if your account on www.eBay.com or www.PayPal.com is not in good standing. In order for your accounts to be deemed in good standing, you must not have a hold on either of your accounts and your accounts must not be suspended or past due when you pay for the item(s) you purchase;
eBay may permit you to combine CashBack Rewards with other eBay promotions, coupons, or gift certificates (each, an “eBay Promotion”) and may permit you to receive CashBack Rewards on purchases of gift cards or gift certificates. If eBay elects to do so, you will be provided with an opportunity to combine Cash Back Rewards with the eBay Promotion during the checkout flow on www.eBay.com. With the exception of eBay Promotions as described herein, CashBack Rewards cannot be combined with any other offer on purchases on www.eBay.com.
eBay provides Microsoft with limited information about your eligible purchase (such as the date, time, amount, and item description) when you apply for a CashBack Reward. Microsoft will use this information only to process and manage your CashBack Rewards, and not for any other purpose.


Additional Redemption Requirements. In addition to the redemption requirements in Program Terms, You must redeem CashBack Rewards obtained as a result of a purchase on www.eBay.com exclusively via your PayPal account.
Live Search CashBack is a program operated by Microsoft Corporation. CashBack Rewards are funded and paid by Microsoft. Your participation in the Program is subject to the Program Terms as supplemented by these additional terms. Neither eBay nor PayPal have any obligations to you regarding CashBack Rewards or your participation in the Program. You hereby agree to release eBay Inc. and PayPal, Inc. (and their officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with the Program. You will indemnify and hold eBay Inc. and PayPal, Inc. (and their officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees), harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of the Program Terms or these additional terms.

Use of www.eBay.com shall be governed by the eBay.com user agreement and privacy policy accessible here (collectively, the “eBay User Agreement”). Use of PayPal.com shall be governed by the PayPal.com user agreement and privacy policy accessible here (collectively, the “PayPal User Agreement”). You will not be eligible to participate in the Program if you fail to comply with the eBay User Agreement or PayPal User Agreement. Any information you provide to Microsoft on any Microsoft websites will be subject to Microsoft’s user agreement and privacy policy. eBay may update these terms from time to time by posting revised terms and conditions on www.eBay.com.

/edit/ Sorry for posting the whole thing, but wanted a C&P of it in case eBay/M$ change the T&C later...

And OP, this looks potentially very hot! Green!

nice, wonder if theres a way to milk this system.

buy, resale, rebuy, etc. hmmm

Umm so did the OP get his $100 off by clicking on that nintendo wii link and then buying another item off eBay using buy it now ??

yeah i actually got onto eBay through the nintendo wii link, but i bought something entirely different. i don't think it matters what link you come in on

> 35% off at eBay through MSFT

Hmmmm... Is it worth 35% to deal with the devil????

Well the IS Fatwallet.

EDIT: grow up people, it's a joke! nitwits.

michal1980 said: nice, wonder if theres a way to milk this system.

buy, resale, rebuy, etc. hmmm


Maybe if you bought gold coins? They sell fairly close to price for the metal.

how do you know if you're eligible?

it says

You may get 35% off with PayPal if eligible.

I did not see eBay on their store list, did I miss something?

Now up to over $10K CashBack redeemed so far!! Whoo hoo!

Click on the "Buy now" button of any item and On the next page where it usually has the "Commit" button, there'll you'll see if the item is eligible or not.

nm

And what about the 3% eBay is giving back for purchases made through next month on top of this?

play it safe, this works with buy it now gift cards. (home depot, loews, best buy etc). As Father Ted points out, If you don't get your Cash Back, at least you still have the value of the gift card and can use it if you were looking to spend the $$ at that store anyway.

If it works you get $131 back on a $500 gift card, just make sure it shows the Cash Back offer on the commit to buy page.

FatherTed said: And what about the 3% eBay is giving back for purchases made through next month on top of this?

can you eloborate please Ted?

not working for me...does your msft CashBack email have to be the same as your eBay account?

Interesting sections(s) - It's all worth read but I bolded the big stuff that people will be interested in.

eBay does not limit purchases eligible for CashBack Rewards by the purpose for which they are acquired (e.g., purchases acquired for resale). The CashBack Rewards that you are eligible to obtain from Microsoft will be disclosed to you on www.eBay.com and will be equal to a percentage of the final sale price of the first item purchased during an Online Session (excluding shipping and handling fees, insurance fees and other such fees), for up to a maximum of $250.00 per Online Session.
CashBack Rewards will be available in your Program account to transfer to your PayPal account approximately sixty (60) days of the date on which you complete your purchase on eBay.com. You must have a PayPal account in order to receive CashBack Rewards for purchases on www.eBay.com. You may not redeem any CashBack Rewards until you have earned a total of $5.00 in CashBack Rewards;
After you complete an eligible purchase, before redeeming your CashBack Rewards, you must go to http://cashbackaccount.search.live.com/CashBack/welcome.aspx and set up a Program account by providing all of the required information (or, if you already have an account, confirm your membership status);
You may receive CashBack Rewards for up to a maximum of three (3) Online Sessions per account on www.eBay.com. Once you have completed three (3) Online Sessions under any eBay.com account, you will no longer be eligible to receive CashBack


Looks like a single account can be worth $750.

After you complete an eligible purchase, before redeeming your CashBack Rewards, you must go to http://cashbackaccount.search.live.com/CashBack/welcome.aspx and set up a Program account by providing all of the required information (or, if you already have an account, confirm your membership status)

Except the link doesn't work for me.

macroman said: not working for me...does your msft CashBack email have to be the same as your eBay account?

what "is not working for you", explain so we can help you.

i really want to do this, but what if i spend $800 on something and i don't get my 35%... it's kinda risky, call me paranoid and all.

Trikat said: After you complete an eligible purchase, before redeeming your CashBack Rewards, you must go to http://cashbackaccount.search.live.com/CashBack/welcome.aspx and set up a Program account by providing all of the required information (or, if you already have an account, confirm your membership status)

Except the link doesn't work for me.


link works fine, try copy/pasting it into your browser or use a different browser.

MISTERCHEAP said: macroman said: not working for me...does your msft CashBack email have to be the same as your eBay account?

what "is not working for you", explain so we can help you.


i signed up using one of my hotmail account, put in my info and paypal account, signed in using the email that i was sent from microsoft..

clicked on the link in op's, went to the eBay site, clicked on several different 'buy it' now auctions, and don't see the the CashBack information on the commit to buy page..

Here's way to maximize your rebates without spending money.
Set up an auction for an expensive item like a Wii or laptop. Do buy it now on someone elses', get 35% back. Have the item shipped directly to the winner of your auction.

Collect 35% minus eBay and paypal fees.

nm

afobisme said: how does this work to be exact? how do you get the discount, is it directly applied to your paypal account? this deal sounds HOT.

it sounds like it works like how FW works. The 35% will be deposited into your live cash account and doesn't "mature" for 60 days. Sounds like at that time you must transfer it to your paypal account and use it for another paypal purchase? That's how I'm reading this. Suppose you could transfer it from Paypal back to your bank account if you choose. Must you buy merchandise?

krazieman said: Here's way to maximize your rebates without spending money.
Set up an auction for an expensive item like a Wii or laptop. Do buy it now on someone elses', get 35% back. Have the item shipped directly to the winner of your auction.

Collect 35% minus eBay and paypal fees.


better make sure that seller is rock solid and there isn't any problems with damaged merchandise, etc. Could turn into a nightmare if Murphy's Law kicks in.

krazieman said: Here's way to maximize your rebates without spending money.
Set up an auction for an expensive item like a Wii or laptop. Do buy it now on someone elses', get 35% back. Have the item shipped directly to the winner of your auction.

Collect 35% minus eBay and paypal fees.


Basically...have two accounts....set up a fake auction for a Buy It Now for say $850. You buy it from your friend. You pay the fees for an $850 aution and your friend gets $250?

I'm worried, I'll buy the item counting on the 35% and then they'll deny it and say there was some loophole.

yup.. that's the way to do it.

clearanceman said: I'm worried, I'll buy the item counting on the 35% and then they'll deny it and say there was some loophole.

im in the same boat as you... i'm looking to bu an HP pavillion for $850 - $250 on eBay.. if i don't get that $250 back, it's definitely going ot hurt.

I think I will focus on (3 as it's the limit per account).....high end transactions of around $800 each. That will give me my $250 back each time.

Like Buy 2 get one free.

Like my previous example, the Canon HF10 is a STEAL at $600ish.

afobisme said: clearanceman said: I'm worried, I'll buy the item counting on the 35% and then they'll deny it and say there was some loophole.

im in the same boat as you... i'm looking to bu an HP pavillion for $850 - $250 on eBay.. if i don't get that $250 back, it's definitely going ot hurt.



take screen shots and USE YOUR CREDIT CARD (not a debit card). If there's a problem, you might be able to dispute the 35% offer with your credit card company if your live cash doesn't come through.

$250/.35 = $714.
So for the maxium Cash Back you want to do a $714 listing.
However eBay fees + PayPal fees are roughly 8%.
If it works the best bet is to purchase it from a person online so you and your friends do not have to pay the large eBay/PayPal fees.

MISTERCHEAP said: afobisme said: how does this work to be exact? how do you get the discount, is it directly applied to your paypal account? this deal sounds HOT.

it sounds like it works like how FW works. The 35% will be deposited into your live cash account and doesn't "mature" for 60 days. Sounds like at that time you must transfer it to your paypal account and use it for another paypal purchase? That's how I'm reading this. Suppose you could transfer it from Paypal back to your bank account if you choose. Must you buy merchandise?


Here's the T&C language...

CashBack Rewards will be available in your Program account to transfer to your PayPal account approximately sixty (60) days of the date on which you complete your purchase on eBay.com. You must have a PayPal account in order to receive CashBack Rewards for purchases on www.eBay.com. You may not redeem any CashBack Rewards until you have earned a total of $5.00 in CashBack Rewards;

Once you move it into paypal it's yours.

MISTERCHEAP said: afobisme said: clearanceman said: I'm worried, I'll buy the item counting on the 35% and then they'll deny it and say there was some loophole.

im in the same boat as you... i'm looking to bu an HP pavillion for $850 - $250 on eBay.. if i don't get that $250 back, it's definitely going ot hurt.



take screen shots and USE YOUR CREDIT CARD (not a debit card). If there's a problem, you might be able to dispute the 35% offer with your credit card company if your live cash doesn't come through.


If you do a dispute, then you will be taking 35% away from the actual seller. Meaning you are screwing over an innocent person.
But since this is FW, ethics are out the window I guess.

macroman said: MISTERCHEAP said: macroman said: not working for me...does your msft CashBack email have to be the same as your eBay account?

what "is not working for you", explain so we can help you.


i signed up using one of my hotmail account, put in my info and paypal account, signed in using the email that i was sent from microsoft..

clicked on the link in op's, went to the eBay site, clicked on several different 'buy it' now auctions, and don't see the the CashBack information on the commit to buy page..


clear all your cookies and try it again. If you go from the Wii link to eBay, you should see the Live Cash offer displayed at the very top of the eBay landing page. If you don't see it there, you won't see it at the commit to buy screen. Also, there may be some excluded items on buy it now.

really? i'd buy something there if it is working

Trikat said: $250/.35 = $714.
So for the maxium Cash Back you want to do a $714 listing.
However eBay fees + PayPal fees are roughly 8%.
If it works the best bet is to purchase it from a person online so you and your friends do not have to pay the large eBay/PayPal fees.


Ideally you'd buy it from someone offering a more inflated price but includes "free shipping"

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