eBay Black Friday Deals – Tips on how to save on the biggest online marketplace

eBay Black Friday Deals: Already your first port of call when it comes to scoping out great value for money across a wide spectrum of goods, with Black Friday 2019 just around the corner, this is sure to be the place to save on the must-have devices.

No longer a maze in which one has to wade through blindly to find a legitimately good deal, the biggest online marketplace is now far cleaner cut and overflowing with the latest tech, discounted down to incredible prices. Anticipating Black Friday and Cyber Monday to launch in just over a month’s time, its deals are set to be even chunkier as one of the biggest sale periods of the year.

Throwing discount codes left, right and centre in last year’s festivities, we’re expecting much of the same treatment in 2019. Save on a wealth of goods, from price slashes on headphones to TVs, games consoles such as discounted PS4s and the Nintendo Switch, as well as so much more.

Why Choose eBay for Black Friday 2019?

The idea of eBay being something of a black market full of fakes and scammers is definitely an out-dated view. Full of top-notch lines, one perk of shopping at eBay, on both your average day and during the Black Friday rush, is of course the competitive pricing, seeing some of the lowest prices across a whole catalogue of products.

For those uncertain of eBay’s authenticity, another positive of the online marketplace is that you can now find many of your favourite online shops and those found on the high street, but this time with some eBay exclusive bargains. From AO to Argos, as well as Music Magpie and outlet stores for the likes of Dyson, you can buy straight from a trusted retailer. This is especially true in terms of refurbished goods with the likes of Dyson delivering like-new products at reduced rates.

eBay tips, tricks and hacks – How to get the best eBay deals

Want a bargain? Of course you do. Need to clear all that – ahem – useful-to-someone-else stuff from the garage? Here’s how to work the socks off eBay, the world’s biggest auction site, whether you’re buying, selling, or just hunting for a great deal.

Buying and selling on eBay is an art. Get it right and it’s the best way to get rid of stuff, as well as somewhere to save some money off high street prices.

However, get it wrong and you can get lumbered with buyers looking to manipulate the system for undue refunds, or end up embroiled in a product-returns system that’ll make you wish you’d just headed to PC World.

Here are some top eBay tips and tricks to help you get the best deal, whether you’re buying or selling:

  • Source local collection deals so you can more conveniently buy larger items like TVs.
  • Look for misnamed items – see listings others might have missed due to misspellings on brands and product names.
  • Hold your cards close to your chest – don’t bid until the very last minute and swoop in for the taking.
  • Check exactly what you’re getting yourself into and know your rights. Pay with PayPal and use the eBay Resolution Centre in the event that you’re miss-sold.
  • If you’re an eBay cynic, someone who thinks it’s rammed full of dodgy sellers and sub-market, stall-soiled goods, it’s time for a re-visit. Major retailers such as Currys PC World and Argos sell their wares through eBay, so you can be sure of getting a top-quality product.

eBay Deals Live Right Now

Jump to eBay Black Friday deals:

Laptops | TVs | Headphones | Soundbars

eBay Black Friday Laptop Deals

Best eBay Laptop Deals

Asus X540 15.6 Inch Celeron 4GB 1TB Laptop - Chocolate

If you’re just looking for a cheap and cheerful laptop that can cover the bare essentials, this is a good bet for less than £200

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eBay Black Friday TV Deals

Best eBay TV Deals


LG's already excellent-value OLED TV receives a sizeable discount using the accompanying PREPARE10 code.

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eBay Black Friday Headphones Deals

Best eBay Headphone Deals

Beats by Dre Powerbeats 3 Wireless Earphones - Red/Black/Blue/White/Yellow

An excellent price for these punchy exercise-friendly in-ear headphones.

Samsung SM-R170NZKAXAC Galaxy Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds - Black

Samsung's answer to Apple's AirPods, enjoy truly wireless earbuds and rest assured with this 1 year guarantee.

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eBay Black Friday Soundbar Deals

Best eBay Soundbar Deals

JVC TH-D337B 2.1 Sound Bar

Major savings on this comprehensive soundbar set up, with a meaty down-firing subwoofer and Bluetooth support.

Yamaha YSP1600 - Silver

A very good price for this monster of a soundbar, which supplies a strong surround sound effect without the need for extra speakers.

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What is eBay’s returns policy?

Much like Amazon, due to the nature of eBay being very much an online marketplace, returns policies can differ from purchase to purchase with a whole host of independent sellers, as well as official stores and outlets looking to get a good price on their goods. It goes without saying then that each returns policy is likely to differ. We would therefore recommend looking into this closely before making a purchase, to ensure that in the event that you’re not happy with your goods you can return them with ease.

That said, on eBay’s Deliveries and Returns page, it does state that all business sellers offer a minimum returns period of 14 days. The same may not be applicable seller wide, however.

It’s worth noting that eBay does cover you with its Money Back Guarantee — just be sure to pay with Pay Pal to keep your money safe in the event that an item is faulty or not as described when you receive it.

Does eBay offer student discount?

Strictly speaking, eBay doesn’t offer student discount. However, what better place to go to look for massively reduced goods when on a student budget? Not to mention making an extra bit of cash here and there.

Home to the deal, eBay’s sellers – whether an official business or independent seller – are offering a plethora of goods at discounted rates from their RRP, whether you’re after the latest gadget or textbooks.

Let’s face it, the textbooks we need when studying at university can really set you back – annoying when you consider that sometimes you may only need it for one year of your studies, or maybe even just one semester. Thankfully, plenty of other students are in the same boat and you can often expect to find the textbooks you need being sold off by past students looking to make a pretty penny.

Similarly, you can always utilise the selling aspect of eBay to offload your own stuff, allowing you to make some extra money to stretch to your weekly Pot Noodle.

Does eBay offer a trade-in scheme?

We hate to state the obvious, but when you look at it eBay can and does function as one giant trade-in scheme. As the place to both buy and sell goods, you can find just about everything in the original, giant online marketplace, meaning it can very easily work like a more standard retailer trade-in scheme.

Whilst the likes of Currys PC World and John Lewis allow you to trade-in eligible products to save on a similar item, essentially like an upgrade, eBay’s trade-in works on a much larger scale. For Currys PC World you might get £100 off the price of a new iPhone when you give in your old one to them, whilst at eBay you can sell anything from an old phone, laptop, clothing, or toys. Like the world, eBay is your oyster in terms of making money and finding items to spend the cash you’ve earned from your sales on.

The long and short of it is that technically eBay doesn’t have a trade-in scheme as such, namely because its whole premise is that you sell off the old bits and bobs you don’t want for money. The perk is that whilst a trade-in scheme means you have to spend your money with that specific retailer, with eBay you can either splurge on many a goodie in the eBay sales, or take your cash elsewhere to spend or save – but we’re always going to opt for spend.

Does eBay offer click and collect?

Much like eBay’s returns policy, delivery — specifically click and collect — options are dependent on what sellers you buy your products from. Many official business sellers will offer click and collect, giving shoppers an easier way to retrieve their goods without having to wait in for the postman.

With the option to collect from your local Argos or Sainsbury’s store or your nearest Collect+ shop, there are over 3,500 places to choose from across the UK that may prove a more convenient choice as you go about your day.

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