Posted by Chuck on November 24, 2017
Gift Card Deals

Published on November 24th, 2017 | by Chuck

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eBay: $10 off $20 Sitewide; Code For People That Tried & It Didn’t Work

The below offer has now expired, but if you tried yesterday and it didn’t work then please check your eBay messages as you should have a $10 coupon as an apology. Note that this is a $10 coupon with no minimum spend requirement, but it can’t be used on gift cards.

The Offer

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  • eBay is offering $10 off $20 sitewide on everything, even gift cards, with prom code: PBLACKF17

Add two $10 eBay e-gift cards to your cart and apply PBLACKF17 at checkout to pay just $10.

Or buy any other $25 gift card for $15, like a $25 Best Buy e-gift card, $25 Staples e-gift card or any other sold by PPDG or SVM or another seller.

The Fine Print

  • Limit 1
  • Valid 11/23 – 11/26
  • Must pay with Paypal to use promo

Our Verdict

No fine print excluding gift cards, hopefully this deal will work until the expiration date. It’s useful for actual products too, but somewhat easier to just buy the gift card now and worry about how you’ll use it later. Remember to go through a portal when shopping for regular products.



108 Responses to eBay: $10 off $20 Sitewide; Code For People That Tried & It Didn’t Work

  1. MoreSun says:

    Title fix: $10 off $20 😉

  2. parrothead says:

    Gracias

  3. Josh says:

    Great deal. Thanks!

  4. MoreSun says:

    $30 Netflix for $20, app kept removing code before I could checkout but mobile website worked fine. (Could be app glitch, haven’t updated app in awhile.)

  5. Jim says:

    Thanks doc, was buying a video game for the kids anyway and saved me 50%

  6. Vishal says:

    Thanks. Got 2 Macy’s cards using 2 accounts

  7. penny says:

    Hmm tried ordering both SVM and PPDG GC, keep getting “Looks like this code isn’t ready yet. Please try again later.”

  8. VM says:

    Worked on my account but moments later trying on wife’s account it gives error – code isnt ready yet.

    Maybe dead?

  9. Alex says:

    Anyone getting this?

    Looks like this code isn’t ready yet. Please try again later.

  10. forlorn says:

    I try it but not work on Ebay or any gioft card :/

  11. Toby Bohlke says:

    Says it’s “Not ready yet” on U.S. mobile sites

  12. joe says:

    getting error 🙁

  13. cxx says:

    I got “Looks like this code isn’t ready yet. Please try again later.” Is it expected?

  14. Jim says:

    Invalid code

  15. yespicklejuiceisgood says:

    Looks like in the small print it says that it is only valid for certain countries, of which the US is not one. Could be why it doesn’t seem to be working now.

  16. Nate says:

    Also getting code isn’t ready yet

  17. Bob says:

    Dead for me

  18. Carl says:

    Code not ready yet. I think GCs are off the table on this deal.

  19. Lisa says:

    I tried a couple of different eBay gift cards but the offer code isn’t working

  20. Jay A says:

    It either died exactly when I was using it or its just dropped working for me. Accidentally used the code on a $50 BBY card and it worked. Backed out to get a $25 and get this message: “Looks like this code isn’t ready yet. Please try again later.”

    Same message when I log in from my gf’s account.

  21. Dylan says:

    Same for me. Not working.

  22. Terrell says:

    “coupon $10 is valid only for selected countries: Russia, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine, Portugal, Greece, Croatia, Democratic Republic of the Slovenia, Cyprus, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, S.Africa”

    — found this on the site

  23. B says:

    No go on GCs and regular items.

  24. J. Sarayda Shapiro says:

    Also dead for me. Guess that was too good to last.

  25. Nick says:

    IT’S WORKING AGAIN! 10:54 CST

    Just bought 2x$10 ebay GC for $10

  26. Mark says:

    I had to enter the payment info through PayPal before the code was excepted. Worked once I did that. Give it a try.

  27. Aleks says:

    Just used w/no problem – at the payment page click PayPal, log in to your PayPal – then enter code. Got Staples $25 ecard.

    • Master Allan says:

      Hmm, was trying as you posted your success (see comment above). Didn’t work and I had already followed the steps you posted. I may try to re-add to cart and try again.

  28. CD says:

    I got it to work 10:58 CST. Bought 1x $30 netflix e-gift card.

    The code originally dropped from the order (with the not ready yet message), but after logging into paypal, I checked the box next to the code and it stayed with the order.

    • steve says:

      How to you log out of paypal from your ebay account? Whenever I get to the “proceed to checkout” on eBay, I’m already logged on to paypal.

      • CD says:

        It has been ages since I bought something on ebay. I must have already been logged out of paypal. My steps were:

        1.) Enter code
        2.) Click paypal as my payment option
        3.) See the “code not ready” message
        4.) Check the box next to the code — THIS MAY BE THE KEY STEP
        5.) The $10 discount reappears.

  29. steve says:

    Not working for me. Getting the dreaded code not ready yet message.

  30. charles chang says:

    worked for one account but not the other.

  31. J says:

    The terms say it’s valid from 11/23-11/26. Why can’t ebay be like amazon and enforce their own terms??

    • parrothead says:

      It also says ” Number of coupons in this sale is limited. Coupon is valid from 23–26 November 00:00 CET. eBay reserves the right to stop the promotion at any time.”

  32. Nate says:

    Now it’s saying I’ve exceeded the number of times I can use the coupon, never got it to work. You suck ebay

    • Terri Clark says:

      My sentiments exactly. I didn’t get the offer in my messages today either, even though I tried yesterday and it didn’t work. So, my holiday spend is going to Amazon.

  33. parrothead says:

    It actually says “Coupon $10 is valid only for selected countries: Russia, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine, Portugal, Greece, Croatia, Democratic Republic of the Slovenia, Cyprus, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, S.Africa”

    U.S. Isn’t listed, not sure if thats why it stopped working though.

    I used it earlier on a $25 uber gift card (I’m in the US). Now it won’t work for me on my fiance’s account.

  34. john mccann says:

    Not ready,yet.

  35. Steve says:

    Not working even after selecting PayPal and logging in. Please try again OP and update us?

  36. bill says:

    DEAD. Offer page updated and no longer shows code. “Although $10 discount coupons have expired Black Friday continues to make orders just as profitable even now.”

  37. Master Allan says:

    What did they do limit it to the first 500 uses? Spent the last hour off & on trying to apply it to a cart.

  38. Ozzie says:

    Got the Xbox One S this morning for $160 using this code. Missed out on the Kohls deal last night. This was better.

  39. josie says:

    As of 12 central still getting the same error everyone else is getting code not ready yet.

  40. Lisa says:

    Found the fine print on another forum:

    *Code PBLACKF17 entitles to a discount of $10 on all orders from $20 and up. The nominal of the coupon — US dollars. Number of coupons in this sale is limited. Coupon is valid from 23–26 November 00:00 CET. eBay reserves the right to stop the promotion at any time. Code PBLACKF17 can be used only once when paying for an order through PayPal. Discount is valid from sellers from China that take part in the sale (on the product-card, in the column «Location of item» it says «China» or «Hong Kong»). Coupon $10 is valid only for selected countries: Russia, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine, Portugal, Greece, Croatia, Democratic Republic of the Slovenia, Cyprus, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, S.Africa

    • Linda says:

      Thanks for this info. I tried going through my boyfriend’s VPN with it set to look like I was in Ukraine. Still got the same error (and about 100 subsequent security checks from eBay and PayPal).

  41. Bob says:

    Got the code not ready yet error at around 11 EAT. Locked me out of my pp account. 😡

  42. john says:

    Please update the post title to reflect it being expired so more people don’t waste their holiday on it. Thank you.

  43. Steven says:

    It’s working 1 minute ago. I just bought 2 ebay $10 gift cards for $10 with the code at 12:01 PST.

    • Terry says:

      Odd that most seem to not be having any luck. Maybe related to browser perhaps? What browser and platform did you make your successful purchase on?

      • Ann says:

        No way this has anything to do with anything on your local computer. It’s the country of your account, the country of the seller’s account, or some combination thereof, and possibly occasional brief glitches on eBay’s end that allow a combination through that wasn’t intended to be allowed.

  44. Jason says:

    Just tried buying two eBay cards. Still getting the message saying that the code isn’t ready yet.

  45. Terry says:

    code isn’t ready. S#@t!!!!

  46. Mike says:

    Not working for me.

  47. B. ummer says:

    DP: Did everything as stated and received the message, “Looks like this code isn’t ready yet. Please try again later.”

    Bummer. Let me know if you get it to work and how.

  48. jpv says:


    You’ve exceeded the number of times you can use this coupon

  49. Eileen says:

    I just got an email from ebay:
    Here’s A $10 Coupon
    To Make It Up to You

    Coupon code: ^*%&*()&^*$%&^$%&
    You tried to redeem a coupon recently. Unfortunately, we had a
    glitch and your coupon could not be redeemed.
    Please accept this $10 coupon for the inconvenience.
    Valid until: November 29, 2017

    Who’s eligible for the Coupon?
    Only invited, registered eBay users who see the Coupon in My eBay are eligible. Coupon is not transferable and only valid for the user it was sent to. Sorry, no forwarding.

    How to redeem your Coupon:
    1. Shop for eligible items. (See below for exclusions.)
    2. Pay for your item by 11:59 PM Pacific Time on the Coupon expiration date.
    3. Enter the Coupon code in the redemption code field.

    Questions? Visit our step-by-step guide.

    Terms & Conditions
    The Coupon is a $10 discount, valid until 11:59:59 PM on the date shown on the Coupon. Discount applies to the purchase price (excluding shipping, handling, and taxes) of eligible items on eBay.com. Eligible items exclude items from the Coins & Paper Money, Gift Cards & Coupons, and Real Estate categories. Coupon can be used once per within a single transaction (or cart), while supplies last. Only eBay members registered with an address located in the United States are eligible for the Coupon. Any unused difference between the discount amount, as shown on the Coupon, and the purchase price of an item(s) in a single transaction (or cart) will be forfeited.

    Coupon is subject to U.S laws, void where prohibited, not redeemable for cash, has no face value, and cannot be combined with any other Coupon, or when paying with PayPal Credit Easy Payments or Gift Cards. eBay may cancel, amend, or revoke the Coupon at any time.

  50. JuicyJosh says:

    Check your email for all that got the error message yesterday.

    Here’s A $10 Coupon
    To Make It Up to You

    Coupon code: xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    You tried to redeem a coupon recently. Unfortunately, we had a
    glitch and your coupon could not be redeemed.
    Please accept this $10 coupon for the inconvenience.
    Valid until: November 29, 2017

  51. takeitslowinny says:

    Got the $10 code as well. Check your spam folders.

  52. Nate says:

    Received coupon as well, can’t use for gift cards though unlike the previous code…apology half accepted ebay

  53. Shirley says:

    That’s a bummer that the original coupon was $20 off $100. For once I have something I was eyeing over $100 that isn’t a gift card. In exchange, $10 off with no seeming minimum.

    I’m not sure if I like this at all.

  54. Kathy H says:

    I found my coupon in my ebay message inbox

  55. bmanamex says:

    I didn’t receive it. I tried using the original code two or three times throughout the day on different products.

  56. DG says:

    I was a little surprised when I saw the email earlier. (Would not have thought of looking in my ebay inbox tho!) Happy DoC passed word along too.

    PS That’s what I liked about Windows Phone: Continuous stream of the latest emails. Even if I don’t open, I seldom miss a thing! 🙂

  57. Blue says:

    No dice for me.

  58. Karen says:

    No gift card allowed. it says ” Eligible items exclude items from the Coins & Paper Money, Gift Cards & Coupons, and Real Estate categories.”

  59. Dylan says:

    I got the new code.

    Good news: There is no minimum purchase threshold. Meaning if you buy something under $10, it’s free. I just bought a Kingston Flash drive and paid nothing for it with free shipping.

    Bad news: It doesn’t work on gift cards anymore. I was hoping to pick up a couple of ebay gift cards and sell them on raise for profit, but I can’t do that anymore.

  60. Eddy Cue says:

    Didn’t get the new code – checked my eBay messages as well. No luck

    Maybe its being rolled outin stages but not keeping my hopes up

  61. Evan says:

    I got the $10 coupon but I don’t really know what to spend it on, since it excludes gift cards.

  62. dizzy says:

    Nope, no code.

  63. Brent says:

    Nothing here either….see if it comes. Thanks for the heads up

  64. Tim says:

    Thanks DoC!
    Got the $10 code

  65. JuicyJosh says:

    Just used. Code wasn’t needed as was preloaded as a coupon on check out screen. Took a few submissions to work on mobile but will be receiving free micro SD card.

  66. Freddy says:

    Bummmer. No code.

  67. Judy says:

    No code in my messages. Bah Humbug. But I got lots of other great Black Friday deals, so no complaints. Thanks for all your info, Doc!!!

  68. genes says:

    what is the next best thing to gift cards?

  69. Aditya Shrivastava says:

    Just tried to use my $10 code and it seems to have expired. The email said it was going to expire at 11:59 PM PST on the 29th and it is 11:05 PST right now!

  70. Anonymous says:

    This just happened to me earlier too. I had checked the exact time multiple ties by clicking on see details on the coupon popup that shows in My ebay as I kept on browsing and I could’ve sworn it said 11:59 PT. Didn’t get a screenshot or anything though. Also forgot that ebay deletes messages.

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