eBay launches massive EOFY sales this June

Kelly Emmerton

Friday 02 June 2017

Online shopping site eBay announced its Hump Month sales yesterday, featuring some of the biggest ever discounts site-wide, as it prepares for what it's expecting to be a bumper EOFY.

eBay launches massive EOFY sales this June

eBay is predicting record breaking sales numbers for June 2017, expecting to net $25 million more than in June last year.

At the same time, the shopping site announced a massive Hump Month sale set to see shoppers cash in on discounts on over 68,000 items from 410,000 sellers. The sale opened on June 1 with a Flash Sale Frenzy from midday to midnight, which included a site-wide 10% discount.

From June 2 to June 11 the savings will ramp up, with 20% off selected retailers. Plus every Wednesday between 6-10 pm, the site will feature 1 hour long megadeals with best prices in the market on top trending products.

For tech heads, some of the other great deals on offer on eBay this EOFY include up to 60% off select Microsoft gaming products and 20% off the Samsung Galaxy S7 at Mobile Citi.

Fashionistas can cash in on discounts of 40% - 60% at favourites including the Glue Store, Sportscraft, City Beach, and Rebel. There are also plenty of deals going to spruce up your home, with up to 50% off at Sheridan Boutique’s end of season sale and up to 75% off at House, among many more.

Tips to get the most from your online shopping splurge

  • Keep an eye on your budget. Just because it’s discounted, doesn’t mean you can afford it. Try to keep things in perspective and prioritise your spending - don’t do serious damage to your budget just because a deal seems too good to pass up.
  • Search for free shipping. We all know that shipping charges can be the real killer when bagging a bargain online. Remember to factor this into your budget.
  • Check the seller’s rating. Buying online means you don’t get the benefit of seeing the product before you buy it, or talking face-to-face with a seller. But you can check how other people have rated their experience in terms of the item being as described, communication with the seller and the postage time and price.
  • Consider your payment method. Are you a credit card user? Be aware that extras fees and charges are sometimes applied when you pay with credit. It also pays to make sure you’ve got the best piece of plastic for your needs - if you may not pay it off right away, opting for a low rate card will do the least damage, but if you’re a big spender and will pay the balance immediately, a rewards card might bag you more value.

Note: discounts mentioned apply to selected stock only.

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