EDIT: $200 live.com/ebay cashback working again :)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by thechidz, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    I've been searching live for 2 days using keywords like macbook, macbook pro, wii, etc and no $200 or %25 live cashback links have been showing up on ebay links? has anyone else noticed this? did ms finally put an end to this deal?

    edit: check the last posts for updates.
     
  2. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    Yeah I have noticed the same thing now....I am trying to buy Logic Studio 8, but its not appearing...
     
  3. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

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    for what it's worth, it worked for me just now when I searched for a macbook
     
  4. TooSixy macrumors newbie

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    It worked for me, too. Just browse on eBay for what you want to buy, then go back to live.com and enter "Macbook" and click on that eBay sponsored link on live.com to get your cash back.
     
  5. ref26 macrumors 6502a

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  6. thechidz thread starter macrumors 68000

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    well I had it working once but wasnt ready to buy. now I have another 100 dollars off ebay coupon and want to buy something and cant get the dm live search to come up again
     
  7. azdmelani macrumors member

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    try searching the web, through live.com, i was able to get the link that way
     
  8. mynameisraj macrumors 6502

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    No luck here

    Not getting it here either. I searched so many common things and have refreshed about 200 times.

    Maybe tomorrow @ 30%?
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I tried this earlier and I too didn't see large cashback offerings (e.g. for eBay) anymore -- only much smaller ones (5-7%) for other vendors.
     
  10. ref26 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm annoyed because I have a 10% off ebay coupon now too and I'm looking to buy a wii fit since they're hard to find anywhere else, and I can't get the cashback working either (not totally relevant but it doesn't come up when I search for Macbook either).
     
  11. mynameisraj macrumors 6502

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    Try the following (it's down now, but try in a couple hours or days)

    ps3
    wii
    xbox
    cheap phone
     
  12. ref26 macrumors 6502a

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    I'll keep trying, thanks.
     
  13. mynameisraj macrumors 6502

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    also make sure to refresh, and occasionally click the magnifying glass :D
     
  14. MarkMissoula macrumors member

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    Worked for me last night, i scored a New Macbook for $920.00 after the live cashback and a ebay coupon:D
     
  15. thechidz thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I really think what it is is that ebay only pays for a certain amount of ads on live search every day, so best to try again tomorrow
     
  16. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Crap not working for me neither. Guess it's over? :(
     
  17. ref26 macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting theory, I'll give it a go again tomorrow.
     
  18. mynameisraj macrumors 6502

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    I don't think eBay is running the ads - MS is. Because live is an ms product, they don't have to pay to get ad space.

    I think the promo has just been discontinued for a while. I read that in the coming days they are upping it to 30% though.
     
  19. MarkMissoula macrumors member

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    There still showing up for me and i used the Cashback last night.:eek:
     
  20. mynameisraj macrumors 6502

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    Huh? I still am not getting it.

    What are you searching for?
     
  21. MarkMissoula macrumors member

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    Macbook. What is everybody else searching for?
     
  22. MarkMissoula macrumors member

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    Check that, the Ebay link did dissappear when i tried it again:confused:
    Glad i snuck my purchase in last night then.
     
  23. mynameisraj macrumors 6502

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    what percentage did you get on yours
     
  24. MarkMissoula macrumors member

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    25%
     
  25. mynameisraj macrumors 6502

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    OK it is past midnight across the continental US and still no ebay link :(
     

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