Beware of Phony eBay Coupons Circulating in Email and on the web.
June 23rd, 2008 by Skip McGrath
Some blogggers are sending out a free 10% off eBay coupon. They are using the coupon as a come-on to get you to click on a link for something they are selling
I will be out later today with more news from eBay Live, but I wanted to give my readers a heads up on some phony coupon offers you might receive by eMail -and one that is turning up in blog posts.
eBay is running a promotion via Direct mail that expires June 30. I found this on two blogs and got it in an email from someone selling a Secret Wholesale List on Clickbank.
Although the coupons are real they only work for the person they were originally sent to. Here is the text from one email I received:
Ebay/PayPal Coupons – expire June 30th
This is just a short note with two eBay coupons for you.
CJUNE0810P is 10% off any eBay auction up to $100 discount.
CJUNE10SHIP is $10.00 off on shipping. The shipping discount can be used three times.
Both coupons expire June 30th.
Neither coupon works with Liveauctions.
Here’s how to redeem these offers:
Buy something on eBay. Be sure the seller accepts PayPal.
Pay for your item with PayPal before the expiration date:
June 30, 2008 11:59:59 PM PDT.
Enter the redemption code: CJUNE10SHIP or CJUNE0810P
At the end of the email he asks you to click on a link that has an affiliate product he is flogging.
A couple of blogs claim the coupons work, but I tried them both on my user ID and my wifes’ ID it was a NO GO. After I was comitted to buying and paying for the item, I got a message that the code was no good. that’s OK because it was an item I wanted but I would have loved to save 10% on it.
See you later today and stay tuned for my newsletter on Wednesday.