Get 25%(now 8%) Cashback On eBay Purchases Through Live.com

by The Happy Rock on November 13, 2008

microsoft-live-platformThat’s right, it sounds to good to be true, but it isn’t.  Microsoft has been pushing this unique advertising ploy off and on for months now and people have been saving a ton on online purchases mainly through eBay.  Here’s how to take advantage.

First sign up for a Windows Live cashback account and then all you have to do is search for a product of your choice at Microsofts’ Live.com.  At the top of the search there will usually be an eBay link that says Live Search Cashback in gold next too it.  Just click the link and complete any Buy It Now purchase and save 25% up to $200 dollars.  This is for US searchers only.

The only small glitch is that the cashback will only be available 60 days after completing the purchase when it is deposited into a paypal.com account.   I have used this with success this Christmas.

They are also two other ways to save you money :

  1. Smaller cash back percentages on a host of other stores(Gap, Foot Locker, Barnes and Nobles, …), just check out the Cash back home for more information.
  2. Search Perks(Internet Explorer required), which is a limited user free points for searching program that lets you buy items with those points.

Microsoft’s willingness to compete with Google and Yahoo could in in huge savings for the masses.

For more information on the eBay cashback check out the Buy now on eBay for 25% cashback post(now 8%) on the Window Live Search blog.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Jessica W November 13, 2008 at 7:00 am

Well, it’s good to see that MS is also taking part in the global savings race.


ChristianPF November 14, 2008 at 1:19 pm

Wow, I had no idea about this… Thanks for sharing – I am a fairly big ebayer so this will be very helpful!


Credit rapide November 16, 2008 at 11:25 pm

wow thank you very much for this information. I would certainly enjoy such a cash back! I think I’ll start fallowing your blog


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Natururlaub November 29, 2008 at 12:21 am

This sounds to good to be true, indeed. I’m always using ebay and I think I’m going to love the cash back.


Scott AMes December 9, 2008 at 5:08 pm

It seems like its down to 8% for ebay now. Anyone else see the same?


The Happy Rock December 10, 2008 at 12:08 am

@Scott – You are right. It has gone up and down over the months. I did just purchase two things at 8% today though and the credits went through just fine.


Shaw February 21, 2009 at 7:51 am

The max cash back is $200. Searching for stuff, it seems like it only works for items that sell for under ~$675 as anything over that price makes the cash back over $200 and it won’t give you any discount.


Lyndsey February 24, 2009 at 1:13 am

You may receive Cash back Rewards for up to a maximum of twelve (12) Online Sessions per account on http://WWW.eBay.com. Once you have completed twelve (12) Online Sessions under any eBay.com account, you will no longer be eligible to receive Cash back Rewards for purchases made under such eBay.com account.


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