eBay Will Price Match Amazon, Walmart for Some Items

By Angela Moscaritolo Features PCmag

EBay is going after its online retail rivals with a price match guarantee on more than 50,000 items in the US.

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This offer does not apply to everything on eBay; it's only available for "new, unopened items on the eBay Deals page." To be eligible, the item should be available on Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, Walmart.com, HomeDepot.com, Target.com, Sears.com, Wayfair.com, or Jet.com, eBay says.

So, before you buy a new item off the eBay Deals page, check the web to see if you can find it cheaper elsewhere. If so, contact eBay Customer Service to request a price match. Tell them where you found the lower price, and once they verify the price match, you'll get an eBay coupon for the difference.

"Shoppers can shop with confidence knowing that they're getting the best value available on eBay," Hal Lawton, Senior Vice President of North America, said in a statement. "Our eBay Deals selection has grown exponentially since being launched in 2011. The vast majority of our deals are already lower priced or equal to our competitors, but if a shopper finds it for less, we'll gladly match the price of our competitors."

EBay Deals ship for free, and are usually between 20 to 90 percent off. You'll find "tens of thousands of items" on eBay's Deals site at any given time, it says, including discounted consumer electronics, home and garden products, fashion, and more. The company refreshes its "featured deals" at least once a day, starting at 11 a.m. ET.

Meanwhile, eBay also recently announced a new perk that promises packages in three days or less. The company will start rolling out Guaranteed Delivery at some point this summer for shoppers in the US. At launch, the service will be available for 20 million items, many of which will offer free shipping.

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In other deals news, Amazon is gearing up for this year's Prime Day, which will likely take place in the second week of July. The event itself is expected to last 30 hours, though Amazon will run select discounts for an entire week. As usual, it is exclusively for those with a subscription to Prime, which is free to join for 30 days.

This article originally appeared on PCMag.com.