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russ_buss
11-13-2008, 10:09 AM
hey all,

just passing along a deal my friend told me about getting 25% cashback on ebay purchases:

http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/hot-deals/838081/

the deal only works on "buy it now" auctions. i tried it the other day to make sure it still works and it does. i scored 25% cashback on an MGM purchase. the cash will be available for me to withdraw in 2 months. check out the link for all the messy details. you MUST FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS detailed in the link in order to score the deal.

happy shopping!

Link
11-13-2008, 10:13 AM
Sweet. This may sway me from getting the Lanikai acoustic-electric tenor from musician's friend. MGM stuff is mo' bettah, and this makes the deal sweet enough to jump on.

What'd you pick up, Russ?

russ_buss
11-13-2008, 10:18 AM
Sweet. This may sway me from getting the Lanikai acoustic-electric tenor from musician's friend. MGM stuff is mo' bettah, and this makes the deal sweet enough to jump on.

What'd you pick up, Russ?

mo' bettah indeed, haha!

bought a mango pono for somebody in my family. got $91 cashback! gonna blow it on something sensible, like beer.

Link
11-13-2008, 10:29 AM
Lol. Atta boy.

I've decided.. This shall be my new beast:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Kala-Brand-KA-TE-Mahogany-ElectricTenor-Ukulele-w-cs_W0QQitemZ250325118184QQihZ015QQcategoryZ16224QQ cmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262

Thanks again dude for bringing this to our attention.

deach
11-13-2008, 10:56 AM
Rub it in.........

haole
11-13-2008, 11:08 AM
:O Perhaps I can deach a bit this holiday season after all.

russ_buss
11-13-2008, 11:11 AM
Rub it in.........

oh i will. with used motor oil as promised.

GX9901
11-13-2008, 12:32 PM
Now if MGM removes those "Best Offer" tags and cut straight to his best price, I'd be in trouble...:p

uluapoundr
11-14-2008, 02:22 AM
Thanks Russ,
Got 25% cashback and 10% ebay coupon for a MGM purchase. With 35% discount, I wanted to buy everything, but settled for just one:p

Immelman
11-14-2008, 05:32 AM
I guess I'm just stupid. I see the 10% coupon, but I can't figure out the 25%. I clicked watch. Now where do I go. The instructions say to click on one of the "working search terms" listed above----above where?

hoosierhiver
11-14-2008, 06:26 AM
For your sake Russ,I won't tell my wife that you are tempting me into buying more ukuleles.

uluapoundr
11-14-2008, 07:34 AM
I guess I'm just stupid. I see the 10% coupon, but I can't figure out the 25%. I clicked watch. Now where do I go. The instructions say to click on one of the "working search terms" listed above----above where?

It took me a while to totally figure it out also. What I did was go to myebay, do searches and then click on "watch item" so that it stores in my ebay. Then, I go to live.com and create an account, once that is confirmed, use the search engine on live.com. If you type in say "nike shoes", it will show you hits and those sites that offer some form of cashback. If you type out say "Kanilea Ukulele", you will find the hit for MGM's ebay store, click on that and it will open up the ebay site while you are in live.com. I think you have 60 minutes to make your purchase. Go to "my ebay" and then click on the items that you were watching. At the top of the ebay page, you should see the cashback symbol with a % discount. Last night it was 25%. Click on "buy it now" (this won't confirm the purchase)you should be able to see how much cashback you will receive. After you commit to purchase, you have to pay by paypal. When you get to the paypal page, use your 10% coupon code for immediate one time savings. After paying, you will be instructed to check your messages in my ebay. Message may take a few minutes to show up in your box. From there you will be able to send the cashback to your live.com account. I read that it takes 60 days to receive it in your cashback account to prevent people from making money if returning the item.

fatwallet.com forum has 800+ responses to the post that Russ put up. You can read about problems that some purchases have had. If this thing works as good as it sounds, it would be a cool way to get a 25% rebate.

uluapoundr
11-14-2008, 08:02 AM
Another word of caution, many have been having problems getting their cashback, use at your own risk. I did get the initial 10% off using the coupon which was just the excuse I needed to feed my UAS.

Immelman
11-14-2008, 08:06 AM
Well, I guess this is not my lucky day. There is no cashback symbol at the top of the ebay page.

Kaneohe til the end
11-14-2008, 08:16 AM
why is there always deals when i have no money?

uluapoundr
11-14-2008, 08:24 AM
Well, I guess this is not my lucky day. There is no cashback symbol at the top of the ebay page.

Remember, you can't access the cashback by just logging onto ebay. You need to be logged on to live.com, and do a search from their search engine.

Immelman
11-14-2008, 08:26 AM
I did the search through live.com.... but I think I know what's wrong... I don't have a live.com account. That looks like another bucket of worms.

Immelman
11-14-2008, 08:32 AM
Okay. I signed up for live.com, searched for MGM, found my item in watching, clicked on it, and still no cashback symbol anywhere.

russ_buss
11-14-2008, 08:33 AM
I did the search through live.com.... but I think I know what's wrong... I don't have a live.com account. That looks like another bucket of worms.

step by step directions with screenshots.

http://ps3mods.blogspot.com/2008/06/35-off-ebay-thru-live-search-cashback.html

Immelman
11-14-2008, 08:40 AM
Nope. I think the offer must have expired.

uluapoundr
11-14-2008, 08:51 AM
The offer has not expired, it's still set at 25% for today. You will see the banner or symbol at the top of the ebay page as shown in the step-by-step instructions. If you still don't see it, perhaps you aren't signed in to your live.com account.

russ_buss
11-14-2008, 08:52 AM
Nope. I think the offer must have expired.
deal still works!


go to http://search.live.com

search for: cheap ipod

the link is the first on the sponsored links (25% off of Paypal)

Immelman
11-14-2008, 09:23 AM
This is driving me nuts.
I'm logged in to ebay.
I found the uke I want.
I clicked watch.
I logged in to live.com and searched for Kanilea Ukulele.
I found mgm and clicked on it.
I went to myebay and found the item I'm watching.
No cashback symbol.

Immelman
11-14-2008, 09:39 AM
I am sooooo confused. It works.

... cheap ipod???? I'm looking for a ukulele. What do ipods have to do with anything?

Thanks for all the help!!!

uluapoundr
11-14-2008, 10:08 AM
At one point last night I had trouble accessing the ebay page with the cashback option through live.com. What I did was clear the cookies on my internet options, then it worked.

Link
11-14-2008, 10:12 AM
I am sooooo confused. It works.

... cheap ipod???? I'm looking for a ukulele. What do ipods have to do with anything?

Thanks for all the help!!!
I think he was just using that as an example.

So it works for you now?

Immelman
11-14-2008, 10:34 AM
I did it!!!!

I should have my new Kanile'a curly koa concert uke in about a week.

Actually, typing in "cheap ipod" took me into ebay and then i had to search for the uke. It won't work if you type in "ukulele." "Cheap ipod" is the key.

Thanks again for all the help!!! I would have never figured it out myself.

Link
11-14-2008, 11:50 AM
Score! I want videos and pics asap.

uluapoundr
11-14-2008, 02:10 PM
I did it!!!!

I should have my new Kanile'a curly koa concert uke in about a week.

Actually, typing in "cheap ipod" took me into ebay and then i had to search for the uke. It won't work if you type in "ukulele." "Cheap ipod" is the key.

Thanks again for all the help!!! I would have never figured it out myself.

Make sure you follow the instructions in your my ebay messages, then check your live.com cashback account. Many have had trouble getting their cashback, perhaps purchases that look questionable are not approved. Ebay has to notify microsoft, then after 60 days, you are suppose to be able to send the cashback to a paypal account. If for some reason it doesn't work, at least you still got yourself a beautiful concert uke!

myloshylow
11-14-2008, 03:20 PM
i see the 25% off but how do i apply the extra 10% off?

uluapoundr
11-14-2008, 03:56 PM
ebay sent coupons to some members, you need to check you "my ebay" and "messages". If it's not there, you didn't get one.

wildhunter
11-14-2008, 08:06 PM
Over on the Anandtech forum, they posted this for people having trouble (I just used a different connection to make it work but others say this works too):


Originally posted by: Excelsior
Do you have Road Runner? I couldn't get it to load either, and apparently bunch of RR users have the same problem. You have to turn off redirection or something like that.

Thanks, that resolved the issue. Here is a quote of the fix that worked for me. If you're a Time Warner Cable/RoadRunner/Bright House Network customer and you're unable to access the Get Cash Back button in your eBay "My Messages" to create your account, do this:

1) Goto http://ww23.rr.com/prefs.php (or whatever redirection service is for your area). You can also find this out by typing tracert cashbackaccount.search.live.com on a cmd box and use the IP addresss of the last server hit.

2) Select disable redirection (this is the first option - web address redirection service).

I officially feel like someone needs to stamp "poor impulse control" on my forehead because MGM just recieved a non-insignificant bit of my disposable income today. Luckily I'll be out of town for a week so I won't have to agonize over the shipping wait and it should be here when I get back.

russ_buss
12-01-2008, 07:04 AM
it's back up to 30% cashback!!