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Darin Fong

Member Since 05 May 2008
Offline Last Active Nov 18 2009 05:37 PM
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In Topic: Buy a Rev for 30% off on EBay

29 October 2008 - 07:07 AM

I just checked too. I didn't get any results from Live.com. I definitely would have gotten a vented B series. Bummer.


The promotion was temporarily suspended due to technical difficulties.

It's working again, at 25% off.

Just go to live.com and search for "wii". You will see the 25% off EBay link.

I just tried it and it's working again.

-Darin

In Topic: Buy a Rev for 30% off on EBay

22 October 2008 - 07:53 AM

It's very possible it's only a US deal. I think I read somewhere about people in the UK having to find a friend in the US to help them out....

-Darin

In Topic: Buy a Rev for 30% off on EBay

21 October 2008 - 09:53 PM

Yes, down to 25%.

It has been at 30% for about 10 days. Before that it was 20%.

Maybe they are losing too much money. :confused!:

-Darin

In Topic: Buy a Rev for 30% off on EBay

21 October 2008 - 07:56 PM

live.com is Microsoft's search engine:
http://msftandthefuture.spaces.live.com/bl...!1660.entry

So I guess Microsoft has money to burn...

This deal has been going on and off since the spring, I think. The percentage discount also changes. When I first found it it was 20%. Earlier in the year it went as high as 35%. It's been at 30% for a couple weeks.

It's definitely for real since people have gotten their money from the auctions from May and June. There have been some problems, so you have to stay on top of it. But they seem to respond to e-mails and fix the problems. I have e-mailed them about missing transactions and they have fixed them. They even e-mailed me back to make sure everything was OK without me prompting them. Amazing for someone from Microsoft!

It does seem too good to be true. People have been pushing the limits by buying things on EBay and then selling them on EBay and getting the rebate. It actually appears that that is legal according to their terms.

You also have a limit of 12 Cashback transactions per EBay account.

Good luck!

-Darin

In Topic: Buy a Rev for 30% off on EBay

21 October 2008 - 07:26 PM

Congrats Jim!

Oh yeah, you have 60 seconds to complete the transaction once you do the search on live.com.

You have 60 minutes, not 60 seconds. But like I said before, if the time expires, you can just start over and go to live.com again to get the 30% discount back.

Ebay acct and paypal acct must have been around a while, 30 days I think.

I don't think that's true. I signed up my sister-in-law for everything from scratch and it worked. I signed her up for live.com; paypal.com; and ebay.com at the same time and it all worked without a hitch.

It definitely works. I have close to $600 in rebates for various things on EBay.

The hardest part is waiting the 60 days to get your money.

-Darin