ebay Begins Offering Cashback On Purchases Made Using PayPal

Yesterday, eBay announced the launch of its new cashback program – eBay Bucks. The first of its kind initiative from the online shopping giant will offer 2% cashback on most purchases made on eBay using PayPal. Purchases which are not included in this rewards program include Classifieds, Business & Industrial Capital Equipment, Real Estate, and eBay Motors.


Enrolled customers will earn eBay Bucks for all eligible purchases. At the end of each three month period, the collected reward points will be converted into eBay Bucks certificates, which can then be used for future eBay purchases. However, eBay has put in place quite a few restrictions to . Some of them are:

  • This offer is only available to adult US residents.
  • You cannot earn more than $200 in cashback from a single purchase.
  • You cannot earn more than $500 in a calendar quarter.
  • Each certificate must be redeemed within 30 days.

Users with an US eBay account can enroll themselves over here.

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  • Philip Cohen

    The very many problematic issues of eBay are hardly worth discussing any more. Clearly, the headless turkeys have taken over the eBay farmyard and since the sociopath John Donahoe—whose arrogance is only outweighed by his incompetence—has been given a key to the executive wash room, eBay has, relatively speaking, every quarter, been flushed further and further down the toilet.

    eBay’s new US data center, since the dumping of store items into core (aka the eBay April Fools Day Data Centre Massacre), has apparently been effectively crippled, or if it is functioning as planned, it’s a very strange plan. The fact is, in the US at least, the eBay whale is high and dry on the beach, has died, and is now stinking.

    It has been inferred by a supposedly astute investor that a monkey could run such an organization. My only question then is, how long will it be before the eBay Board realizes that they should replace the current monkey with one that is not already brain dead?

    In the meantime, for anyone seriously interested in the utter deviousness and incompetence of eBay’s executive management generally, and in particular eBay’s deliberate and demonstrable criminal facilitation of the rampant shill bidding fraud being perpetrated on unsuspecting buyers by a great many unscrupulous professional sellers via nominal-start auctions, an introduction thereto (along with some Pay-Pal horror stories thrown in for good measure) can be found at

    Shill Bidding on eBay: Case Study #4

    This latest study demonstrates eBay’s utter desperation for revenue, and eBay’s effective aiding and abetting of this criminal activity at

    eBay/Pay-Pal/Donahoe: Dead Men Walking.

  • Certainly not a replacement for Bing Cashback, but still something when you combine it with other cashback programs and get 5 – 8%