Posted by Chuck on December 1, 2016
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Published on December 1st, 2016 | by Chuck

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eBay Bucks Going Down From 2% to 1% on January 1

eBay sent out an email today talking about ‘improvements’ to their Bucks program, including that we’ll only earn 1% instead of 2% for each purchase.

Here are the improvements:

1) The eBay Bucks program will include Parts & Accessories and Business and Industrial. An exception is the Heavy Equipment category in Business & Industrial.

2) They’ll begin offering Bucks promos for sellers. “There is no base earn on selling. Bucks members will receive occasional bonus offers (promotions) for selling.” I expect these to be targeted offers or special times where you can get back a percentage of your sales in the form of eBay Bucks. We saw them offer this once before, apparently as a test.

3) No more $5 minimum Bucks earn threshold.

The big negative change is that base earning go down from 2% to 1%. I wonder how that will affect future bonus Bucks offers; it might be that that 5x or 4x offers will be just 5%/4%, instead of 10%/8%. We’ll see…

Since gift cards stopped earning Bucks, the change doesn’t matter a whole lot for many of us. It still does affect product-resellers or those who shop on eBay for ordinary merchandise.

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Dan
Dan

Who knew! Seriously, fuck ebay and paypal.

Frank
Frank

Ebay and Paypal devaluate their buck program for quite a few times last year. 2% goes down to 1% is called “Improvement”?? Holy shit~!

Mark
Mark

improvement for them!:p

Justin
Justin

I’ve removed all ebay deal alerts, unsubscribed from emails, etc.. Sweet dreams eBay

Lantean
Lantean

soon there will be a headline “ebay going down…”
😉

Ben
Ben

I should know this, but…

Can we use eBay GCs to buy third party GCs?

Alex S
Alex S

I wish…

Parkerthon
Parkerthon

No longer. Shut that down back in August if I recall.

Paul
Paul

Also in the new terms, no more buying ebay gc with ebay bucks.

Parkerthon
Parkerthon

Something else eBay related I’ve noticed and it might just be specific to my neck of the woods and even the specific kroger I go to… but Kroger is no longer carrying variable load ebay GC’s. They just carry $25 cards and their stock of those even seems to be going down slowly but surely. Anyone else pick up on this? Is ebay withdrawing physical GC’s from retail again?

Evan
Evan

Oooh, how nice! What is it that they’re doing, anyway? Going out of business?

Elias
Elias

bye ebay, we no longer need you.

Beth
Beth

I may have read it wrong but I looked at the detailed terms, and thought it was worded in a way to indicate Ebucks would be earned on third party gift card purchases again, just not on Ebay gift cards. What is your read?

Travis
Travis

I’ve read that Ebay is also no longer available online.

stvr
stvr

If you have to shave a percentage point here and there to achieve growth, this isn’t actually a rocket ship you’re riding…

Jesse
Jesse

I have noticed the same exact thing about Krogers only selling 25$ ebay gift cards and yes the supply depletes quickly. This sucks because I just discovered the way way of saving over 30% on alot of purchases. I had a few bullion orders in this way before they clamped that down.
I do not understand this ebay sales are surely going to go down, why are they doing this. I can no longer recommend ebay to friends and family.

Jason
Jason

Missed the latest 8% ebay bucks for any amount purchase on 11/29 & 11/30 . I remember in November there was once they had the promo that 8% was only for purchase of $150 and more. I was thinking it might go down in the future since the requirement purchase was so high. I hope they can still have at least one more 8% or 10% in X’mas time.

Jason
Jason

OK, as I expected, they now have 10% from 12/5-12/6, ahead of x’mas time, but will buy before going down to 1% next year

You’ve activated the eBay Bucks bonus offer.
Earn 10% in eBay Bucks on all qualifying items $50 or more!
Expires:

Dec 6, 2016 11:59 PM PST

Jason
Jason

Used remaining $160 ebay gift card bought at discount rate 5% from raise via portal GivingAssistant 1%, and use same portal to go to eBay, also expect 10% in ebay bucks on Jan 2017. Done ebay.

Jeff
Jeff

Ebay, Paypal and Sears all can go out of business and I’ll never miss them.

Jason
Jason

10% now 12/5 and tomorrow 12/6 for $50 and up, sounds like we don’t have too many chances before going down to 1% on ebay bucks.

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