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Old 02-14-10, 09:29 PM   #1
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Anyone using Bing Cash Back on ebay?? I just started.

With all of the recent frustration posted about ebay, I thought I would post something a little more positive. If you sign up for an account on Bing, and search through them (and not Google), you can get 8% cash back on any buy it now purchase. Its harder to explain than to just do it. I should have done it months ago....


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Old 02-15-10, 07:04 AM   #2
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Works great. We just bought a rigging kit for our x boat last night and saved $56. Thank you for this reminder!
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Do you mean to sign up for an account on Bing Shopping? http://www.bing.com/cashback ?
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Do you mean to sign up for an account on Bing Shopping? http://www.bing.com/cashback ?
I think he means this.


And to the OP, thanks, I'll check it out!
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I was summarily dismissed in the ebay ruined ebay thread for pointing this out as a reason why people are often asking for Buy It Now prices on auctions...MSN Live was doing this a while ago, and at one point it was up to 40% cash back.
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I use it all the time and it works great. Most times I get the money in my PayPal account immediately but occasionally have to wait a month or two for it. There used to be a limit of 20 transactions per account (why I have multiple accounts on eBay) but they upped that to 40 I believe. Combined with 2% eBay bucks I get 10-12% discount on pretty much anything I buy.

A lot of people obviously aren't getting it, as I often see people bid higher on auctions than they could have bought the same item for BIN if they'd used Bing. To be honest there are people who bid more than they could buy the same item BIN without Bing, not sure what they're thinking but I wish they'd wise up because they don't leave any crumbs for bargain hunters like me :-)
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I used it back when it was 30% and qualified for nearly $200 off a complete bike. Then my account simply disappeared. It seems they deleted it. I sent two messages over the period of a month, and one day the money showed up in my Paypal account without any communication. Very strange.
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It now has me looking at just buy it now auctions. I picked up a deal on a nine speed Ultegra group yesterday, and a new compact crankset today. 4% cash back on all buy it nows, as long as you slog through Bing first.

+1 I think most people aren't getting it yet.

There probably is a simpler way, but I go to Bing shopping first, then pick ebay as the store I want to shop at. It then puts me into ebay, with the Bing 4% off icon. Then I bid. Takes about 30 seconds to save 4%, not too bad a deal.
First go to www.bing.com and search for something on their keyword list like 'gameboy advance'. It will show you a bunch of listings with one for www.ebay.com. Click on that then search in eBay for whatever your heart desires. That should net you 8% not 4% too.
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Yes, you are right, it is 8%. Just got $4 on a $49 crankset.
The price we sell our privacy for, so little it seems.

Just say no to the Borg.

But then I am the type who gave a fictitious name to the local supermarket to get the "club" pricing, which is what normal pricing would be if they had not jacked it up first to provide the sense of a good deal. But I digress.

I also don't click through on google searches too.
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Bing cashback is a pretty complex and vague 'tool' to work with. I wrote an instruction sheet for an auction my Brother was running last year, when it was called live.com, and my Brother was angry with me for first, how arcane the process was and second, how linking Microsoft to your Paypal password was something not everyone would feel comfortable with doing.

Be that as it may, I've found a usefull page recently that gives you a full range of cashback keywords. This speeds up the process of getting the highest cashback rate considerably (Pick your opening search with the link that has the highest rate. Typically, though not always, that rate will stay with throughout your BIN session:

http://www.cashbackr.com/cashback
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The price we sell our privacy for, so little it seems.


But then I am the type who gave a fictitious name to the local supermarket to get the "club" pricing, which is what normal pricing would be if they had not jacked it up first to provide the sense of a good deal. But I digress.

I also don't click through on google searches too.
I hear you on privacy. When I am at one of the big box office stores, they usually ask for your phone number for their marketing research. I always give them 555-1212. Most of the time, they don't say a word. A couple of times they have said: "Thats the number for information." My reply is "thats right, call them and they will give you my number." End of the conversation at that point. The other thing I do is whenever they ask me for a zip code (I live in the Carolinas), I give them my old Enumclaw, WA zip code. I can just imagine the market research guy trying to figure out why Staples is drawing customers from so far away. One time I gave them six numbers (zip code is five), they said "thats too many numbers". I told them "just drop a number, your choice."

I guess I don't play very well with the market research folks.

At least in the case of Bing, I am getting something $$ for my intrusion on privacy.

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