0 Current Deals
Giant auction site eBay* is releasing deals for Black Friday, including discounts on items across electronics, fashion and home and garden.
Like last year, eBay's posting new deals on its Black Friday page* daily and most items are being sold by other retailers using an eBay storefront, eg, Argos, AO.com, Currys PC World and Boohoo. The deals don't have an end date or time, so we suspect they'll just be running until stock is all gone.
It's also releasing 'Hot Right Now' deals at 8am, 12pm, 4pm and 8pm every day this week.
Are the deals any good?
So far, eBay's mostly been price-matching big retailers, making it joint cheapest. We haven't yet spotted anything that's cheaper or more expensive elsewhere.
Current deals (Wed 21 Nov)
Here are some deals we've spotted so far, with the next cheapest we could find, when we last checked at 3.27pm on Wed 21 Nov:
- Google Chromecast (3rd gen)* - now £20 via Argos (was £30). SAME PRICE at Currys*.
- Sega Megadrive standard games console with 81 games* - now £39.99 via Argos (was £59.99). SAME PRICE at Argos*.
- Hisense H43AE6100UK 43 Inch 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart WiFi LCD TV* - now £279 via Argos. SAME PRICE at AO.com*, Amazon* and Currys*.
Important: Don't allow yourself to be taken in by the hype around Black Friday and be sucked into buying something you don't need or can't afford. And always do your own price comparisons to ensure you are getting the best deal possible – don't just take a retailer's word for it.
For more deals and analysis, see our full guide to Black Friday 2018.
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Our Local eBay Deals Mapper lets you find bargains if you're prepared to pick them up.
eBay sellers often specify items must be collected in person which means fewer bids.
But you can't normally search 'collection only' so put your postcode in and how far you're prepared to schlep and watch the gems pop up.
There are always ways to save money on eBay*, so even if there isn’t a cracking deal out there that works for you, don’t assume you can’t cut your costs further.
- Find super-cheap local bargains. Sellers often specify items must be collected in person. As this often means fewer bids, there are bargains to be had. Our free Local eBay Deals Mapper tool will speedily track and map gems near you.
- Use spelling mistake spotters. Wrongly-spelt products attract fewer bids because many people miss them. A few specialist search sites take advantage of this and trawl eBay for all possible spelling mistake combinations. These include Fatfingers and Baycrazy.
- Use tools to bag overlooked items. Often sellers start auctions at 99p or less. Many items go unspotted, staying at this super-low price. Lastminute Auction hunts for eBay auctions due to finish within an hour, but which still cost £1 or less. Baycrazy's Zero Bids tool finds auctions ending soon with no bidders.
- Don't assume eBay's cheapest. Check other retailers, either using search engines or going direct, to be sure you're getting the cheapest price.
- Try haggling. There's nothing wrong with asking for a discount, even if the listing doesn't show the 'make offer' logo. Haggling works best on buy-it-now listings, or auctions with a high start price and no bids – just be polite.
- Buy on local Facebook groups. Many people harness Facebook’s power to sell to others in the local community. See our Facebook Selling Tips.
- Want more? See our 40 eBay buying tips guide for more tricks and tools to hunt hidden bargains.
If you spot any hot deals out there we have missed (we are human after all!), please let us know in the MSE forum, email us at email@example.com or via MSE Facebook and Twitter @MSE_Deals .
If you link your Nectar card to your eBay account, you can earn one Nectar point for every £1 you spend on eBay using PayPal. A few categories are excluded - see 'more info' below for details.
You can also spend your Nectar points at eBay - 500 points is worth £2.50. See our Loyalty Points Boosting guide for tips on maximising your points.
A maximum of 5,000 points can be earned per purchase. The following categories are not eligible for Nectar points:
- Motorcycles and Vehicles (parts and accessories aren't excluded though)
- Holidays & Travel Property
- Gift Vouchers & Coupons
- Baby Feeding: Formula
- Items sold by Tesco outlet or Genesisuk
Latest Expired Deals
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15% off outlets code, eg, Tesco, The Perfume Shop
Eg, £30 Thierry Mugler perfume (norm £35), £55 Vax (norm £65)
If you go online to eBay*, it hosts various stores' online outlets, which by their nature already offer reduced prices. Yet currently, you can get an extra 15% off at 40 of these outlets when spending £30-£500 if you enter the code PREP15 until 11.59pm on Fri 2 Nov. The outlets are official and run by the companies themselves – they’re just hosted on eBay - and include big-brand electricals from Hughes, as well Tesco, The Perfume Shop, Superdry among others (see 'more info' below for a full list).
What's good is you can use the code on almost everything at any of the included outlets, only property and vehicles are excluded. Yet as is the nature of outlets (for more, see our full list of Discount Outlets), there's not always a complete product range and stock can be limited.
The maximum discount you can get is £75, so purchases of more than £500 will not receive the full 15% discount, and you can only use the code once per account (you'll need to be signed in to your eBay account, and paying via PayPal or credit/debit card). Scroll to the bottom of the page to see full T&Cs*.
We price-checked a few items from each of the retailers and generally found the code made their eBay outlet cheapest. Examples of strong discounts we spotted on Tue 30 Oct include:
- Hasbro Speak Out board game* - £6.80 delivered (£8 before the code, was £10). Next cheapest we found, £7.99 at Smyths Toys.
- Thierry Mugler Alien refillable 30ml EDP spray* - £29.71 delivered. (£34.95 before the code). Next cheapest we found, £37.95 at Perfume Price.
- Little Tikes Cozy Coupe yellow/red* - £36 delivered (£40 before the code, was £44). Next cheapest we found, £43.40 at Debenhams.
- Vax AWC01 power3 bagless cyclinder vacuum* - £55 delivered (£64.99 before the code, was £69.99). Next cheapest we found, £69.99 at Hughes.
- Mountain Warehouse snowfall women's textured ski jacket* - £59.49 delivered (£69.99 before the code). Next cheapest we found, £139.99 at Mountain Warehouse.
One per account and it’s valid for UK residents aged 18+ only.
10% off £20+ spend at eBay
Site-wide discount code for today only
If you go online to eBay* and use the code PUMPKINS until 8pm today (Fri 19 Oct) you can get 10% off a spend of £20 or more. See our 40 eBay buying tips guide for tricks and tools to hunt hidden bargains.
The maximum discount's £50 excluding postage, and you can only use the code once.
Property, vehicles, motorcycles and postage costs are excluded – see full terms and conditions*.
One per account and it’s valid for UK residents aged 18+ only.