Honest Alexa- Is there anything good happening on Prime Day this year?”

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There was a time when eBay and Amazon studiously avoided any mention of each other – yes they were competitors but acknowledging the existence of the other wasn’t the done thing. That changed at eBay when Devin Wenig took control of eBay and the gloves have been off ever since with campaigns such as Fill your cart with colour When did shopping become so beeeeeeeeeeeige – a dig at Amazon’s brown boxes compared with eBay’s colourful branded packaging. Now, eBay have launched a spoof Amazon Alexa video asking Honest Alexa if there is anything good happening on Prime Day this year.

Honest Alexa of course talks about the great deals available on eBay.com in the eBay Crash Sale – a reference to the Amazon marketplace crashing on Prime Day 2018. Honest Alexa in the video isn’t a device sat on the kitchen counter, but is the cutesy smart daughter and, in what is no accident, is dressed in Amazon’s dark and light blue colours. No detail has been missed so watch out for Honest Alexa’s Amazon blue nail polish and earrings, not to mention the Alexa necklace.

Straight in answering the question “What is Prime Day”, Honest Alexa describes Prime Day as a made up holiday to to get people excited about their “parade” of deals with a dig that ‘At least real parades don’t charge a membership fee’.

With Amazon promising over a million deals world wide, Honest Alexa describes them as mostly deals on a bunch of random stuff that nobody really wants and then goes on to talk about the deals in the eBay Crash Sale – not a million deals but things like smart phones, gaming systems and shoes.

You can check out the eBay.com Crash Sale here, meanwhile in the UK eBay have launched a 20% off coupon for Electronics and Home & Garden products from selected sellers, which runs until the 19th July 2019.

There’s a minimum purchase price of £25 and only valid against products from a list of eligible sellers but you can use the coupon up to three times per account. The coupon code is PARTY with the maximum discount you can receive set at £100 per redemption.

It’s no surprise to see eBay promoting sellers in the Home & Garden category – apart from it being one of the hottest categories at this time of year, it’s a category eBay are heavily focusing on with new mandatory Item Specifics applying as of the 10th of July.

Currently there are 56 sellers included in the promotion, but eBay say that more may be added on Monday

eBay 20% off PARTY sellers

Cloud Nine Furniture
Crampton and Moore
De’Longhi Direct
Ebuyer Express Shop
Lumberjack UK Sales Outlet
Hi-tech Electronics UK
Home Discount Ltd
Hotpoint Official Store
Hot Tub Master Hot Tubs
Hyundai Power Equipment Direct
IJ Interiors
Indesit Official Store
KitchenAid Outlet
Laptop Outlet Ltd
Mattress Haven
mercers furniture
musicMagpie Shop
The Best Laptop Deals Around
Stock Must Go
UK Home Shopping
Wido UK
WJD Store
XS Items Outlet

54 Responses

  1. Honest eBay?
    Cassini, honest? Pay to be ranked, honest? Items from China pretending to be in the UK, honest? False VAT numbers all over top ranking search results, honest? Facilitating returns fraud, honest? Blocking sellers from warning other sellers about fraudulent buyers, honest? Shutting people out of their forums, honest?

  2. eBay is the furthest from honesty a company could achieve. But you can be sure they’re delighted at what they’ve become. So delusional and out of touch with reality, it’s hilarious and sickening at the same time.

    What happens if Amazon doesn’t have a single issue with the massive number of customers they’ll have? Because unlike eBay, Amazon actually takes steps trying to remedy past problems and issues. It would make eBay look like complete fools for making this Crash sale their marketing campaign and trying to take aim at Amazon. But I guess eBay is willing to risk looking like complete fools. It shows desperation. eBay is incapable of saving themselves because of the stupidity of their management. They’ll continue to dig their own grave.

  3. yesterday eBay protected me from 2 fraudulent buyers who had abused the return policy.

    The case experts made sure I was not out of pocket while simultaneously refunding the buyers (as they could not be “seen” to be taking sides).

    refunding both buyer and seller? Yes very honest. I don’t see any other platforms do this. I give this as just one small example. I could write all day on ebays diligent efforts to make things fair/right.

    its as if you guys above are talking about a different company. lots of words to describe eBay. “dishonest” is not one of them.

  4. We work with hundreds of eBay sellers every year, so we see issues from a site wide perspective, and find that often eBay is fair and honest in its approach.
    We also find that many of our clients see sales increases year on year. They are not generally bigger sellers, but undoubtedly eBay requires consistent attention to make a success of it.
    As we also work with sellers on Amazon, Etsy and other platforms, we know their forums are also full of sellers complaining about various issues – it’s not just eBay.

  5. Refunding sellers and buyers at each occasion is the biggest most stupid mistake eBay make.

    So Mr Patterson you are obviously an eBay entrepreneur, multi billionaire, multi national eBay seller of huge amounts of products at 100 years of age trading on eBay for 99 years of those to become so experienced in all things eBay. Unfortunately eBay states its there for the small and large sellers but you seem to blow smoke up their backside and state only big sellers count.

    When a buyer acts fraudulently and eBay see they have they are all nicey nicey to you the seller on the phone. Telling you that yes they see the buyer has misused the returns process, or yes they have made a fraudulent claim.
    The refunding you so you are not out of pocket. That’s all great so far. Then they go and do the same to the buyer.
    Well not exactly the same because added onto the act of refunding, is the clear indication that this behaviour will go unpunished and get you what you wanted in the first place.
    So eBay is your friend and the naughty bad seller was wrong in what they communicated to you, look here is the money you wanted. Please move onto the next unsuspecting seller and do it again.

  6. @ Ross

    maybe he is good on ebay but even a totally inwardly looking arrogant person with half a brain that disrespects sellers because they are small surely realises he was small at day 1.

    Or maybe not. Maybe he is the Godfather/Granddaddy of eBay sellers and is showing his age and has the old dementia creeping in so he has forgotten everyone starts somewhere even he did.

    The size of a business on eBay should not affect the integrity of the platform or anything else.

  7. @alan

    you are so far up your own backside you did not even understand what i was saying.

    Whilst i recognise , well have been told by you! that you are good on ebay that was not my point. My point was you belittled a fellow seller accusing him of being little or a little seller.
    Which surely is irrelevant large or small eBay was supposed to be for everyone.
    Also most platforms i see have people moan about them whether Amazon or eBay. I thought the first rule of business was listen to your customers. But of course you know that. Also nothing gets changed without input whether good or bad. Many complaints about eBay are tiny and unimportant but sometimes they need highlighting just to bring about change.

    I am glad that ebay is so perfect for you i actually wonder what you contribute to these discussions other than to blow the eBay trumpet. Most others contribute quite constructive findings and make valid points whether ebay is right or wrong. You on the other hand just singing how good they are. They are the only perfect company.

    Ebay shot everyone with a z in their name yesterday

    Oh that was a really positive move says alan. it needed doing.

  8. My main concern with Ebay is allowing Chinese sellers to use promoted listings to get into best match position…the amount of crap products on first page now from Chinese sellers with 95 and 96% Feedback is beyond a joke.

    Ask yourself this Ebay do you really think any customers who has left Negative Feedback with a bad experience will purchase again on Ebay? No they will purchase from Amazon.

  9. soDAV
    whats your agenda, what do you wish for, what would you have happen
    ebay to cease?
    tens of thousands sellers of all sizes to go out of business, charities single parents
    low income families who use ebay as mean s of improving their life,
    what do you suggest or offer as the Alternative ???????

  10. dav your talking tripe
    ebay bendover backwards to attract small private sellers with free listings and low FVFs

  11. @Dav

    In my opinion the only reason they Ebay more adverts on the site is so you will pay more to be above them in best match.

    I already have to give them 10% promotion fees to get 70% of the sales I used to get 2 years ago

  12. I would like to talk to Dav. I am totally fed up with eBay. Their latest screw job with the GTC is a rip off and I can’t believe they won’t get in trouble. I wish more people would revolt. I was still using Turbo Lister until today. I tried to update the program and felt the only thing I could do was to uninstall and reinstall. Well, you guessed it, I cannot reinstall and I am sitting with about 2,500 listings in lala land on my computer. Any suggestions for the replacement or alternative to Turbo Lister or eBay?

  13. @jan
    the listing glitch equivalent of being hit by a 40 ton truck crossing the road without looking is not ebays fault


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