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The service is initially being rolled out in San Francisco

EBay seems to be following in Amazon's footsteps with a new same-day shipping service called eBay Now. 
 
EBay Now is a same-day shipping convenience that is initially being rolled out in San Francisco. Residents here can register for the iOS app, eBay Now Beta, and receive same-day shipping from select local stores like Target, Best Buy, Macy's and Toys 'R' Us on its Milo platform.
 
For now, eBay Now only works on orders over $25. Those taking part in the beta testing get $15 off their first eBay Now purchase as well as free shipping on their first three orders. After that, a $5 delivery fee is applied to each eBay Now order. 
 
EBay Now testers can place orders Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Some packages will deliver as soon as an hour after being placed.
 
As of right now, people are being invited to use the service, but other SF residents are allowed to sign up. However, those invited will receive access first.
 
Last month, it was announced that Amazon was getting ready to launch its own same-day delivery service. This was a result of Amazon agreeing to collect sales tax in certain states (which it previously fought regarding the same issue) in exchange for more Amazon distribution centers within those states. Amazon poured a lot of money into these distribution centers, making sure that they're efficient with picking robots that accurately improve shipping times, and by placing "lockers" in nearby drug stores and convenience stores where people can pick up same-day orders near their jobs, if more convenient. 

You can sign up for eBay Now here

Source: TechCrunch



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Screw Ebay!
By thestinkinggenius on 8/6/2012 7:51:55 PM , Rating: 5
A few years back Ebay was a decent place to find good deals, now it is just as easy to find the same thing on Amazon but without all the hassles of PayPal.




RE: Screw Ebay!
By Pirks on 8/6/2012 8:05:03 PM , Rating: 2
I found new opened box Galaxy Note on eBay for $440, and the cheapest I could find the same on Amazon was around $500.

So troll on, dude, troll on. See if I care.


RE: Screw Ebay!
By Master Kenobi (blog) on 8/6/2012 8:06:08 PM , Rating: 3
Well I will agree that eBay isn't what it once was. I've had my share of complaints. I've also had plenty of successes so it's hit or miss.


RE: Screw Ebay!
By DiscoWade on 8/7/2012 8:37:51 AM , Rating: 1
The problem with eBay is that it has no competition. I'm not going to use any bidding site that forces you to pay the amount you bid when you bid even if you don't win. eBay is good when both the buyer and seller are legit and honest which is usually the case. But if you get a douchebag, eBay will screw you. Just search consumerist.com for eBay horror stories. eBay's had really good customer service until they bought PayPal. Which leads me to my main complaint with eBay: for online payments you must use PayPal.


RE: Screw Ebay!
By Reclaimer77 on 8/6/2012 8:28:24 PM , Rating: 2
He's not trolling, he's mostly right. Ebay was a cool fad when it came out, I mean who doesn't love a good online swap-meet, but Amazon has made them irrelevant for buying goods.

What gets me about eBay is finding a good price on something, only to face insane shipping charges. Amazon doesn't play that game.

Grats on your Note, but lots of people have bought something "new in opened box" on eBay only to get burned.

p.s nobody cares if you care, Pirks.


RE: Screw Ebay!
By Pirks on 8/6/2012 8:52:11 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
What gets me about eBay is finding a good price on something, only to face insane shipping charges
Learn to use eBay before complaining here. There is an option to sort by "price + shipping". Noticed the "+ shipping" part there? Good, now you know more than before.
quote:
lots of people have bought something "new in opened box" on eBay only to get burned
Lots of people got burned by buying used stuff on Amazon too. No difference here.
quote:
nobody cares if you care
And I don't care if anybody cares.


RE: Screw Ebay!
By aurareturn on 8/6/2012 8:36:09 PM , Rating: 2
I used to check Ebay whenever I bought something online.

Now I just go to Amazon, use my prime, get 2 day shipping and I don't have to deal with amateur sellers, sellers from outside of the U.S., poor return policies, and PayPal.

With Amazon, I can pretty much return anything I want. They'll even send me a free label and refund my money before I even send the item.

It's not worth it to save $2 on Ebay. I'd much rather buy on Amazon.


RE: Screw Ebay!
By Pirks on 8/6/2012 10:04:42 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
It's not worth it to save $2 on Ebay
I saved $100 when I got my Galaxy Note on eBay recently and I don't care about your $2 or whatever.


RE: Screw Ebay!
By bah12 on 8/7/2012 11:36:49 AM , Rating: 2
But DOA's are a fact of life. I don't know your hourly rate but at some point even $100 savings isn't worth the return hassle/time vs Amazon's no questions asked period approach and they pay return shipping in most cases.

Arguably a $100 savings was probably worth it, but I doubt that is the norm so quit your trolling. Honestly I've seen you defend some stupid sh!t, but eBay ... really...you can honestly sit there and argue that it is as good as it once was (which was the OP's point)? Everyone knows it isn't even you. Can you still find the occasional deal...sure... but it is clear that is a rarity not the norm. Hell I could probably find a few "deals" on JCP.com, but that doesn't exactly mean I'd argue it was better than Amazon.


RE: Screw Ebay!
By sheh on 8/6/2012 11:42:57 PM , Rating: 2
What's wrong with non-US sellers or PayPal?

I find eBay useful for buying the occasional item from Hong Kong, or China, or Taiwan, etc. Also bought a few pieces of used computer hardware from US sellers. I'm hardly a heavy buyer, but so far so good.

PayPal seems to me just like a way to protect one's credit card through indirection. I heard complaints about them from sellers, but at least the other way around seems good.


RE: Screw Ebay!
By kmmatney on 8/6/2012 9:15:51 PM , Rating: 2
For buying I don't use Ebay as much as I used to, but I really appreciate it for selling stuff. I've sold about $10K worth of stuff over the last 10 years, including baseball cards, electronics, and lot of computer parts that I mostly got for free. It's not the garage sale it used to be, but it still has it's place. The selling fees are pretty annoying, for sure, though.


RE: Screw Ebay!
By Dr of crap on 8/7/2012 8:55:21 AM , Rating: 2
I find ebay works fine.
What trouble do you have with Paypal?
Works fine for me, on ebay AND other places.

And I find that most of the time non-USA sellers are marked with italics prices, AND the sellers location is usually posted. I try and NOT buy from foreign sellers, but it can happen, and I've still had good luck with those purchases.

So why the knock against ebay? Have a bad experience?


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