We always expect insane Black Friday sales from retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Target and Costco, but this year eBay really turned up the heat and gave all those other stores a serious run for their money. The auction site turned online marketplace offered deep discounts on just about everything you can think of, from TVs and video game console bundles to home appliances, home audio gear and more. Interestingly though, two of the site’s most popular items during its big Black Friday 2016 sale didn’t fall into any of those categories.
Instead, they were discounted gift cards. According to eBay, the site sold a $100 iTunes Code once every 11 seconds on Black Friday, and it sold an Xbox Live 12 Month Gold Membership card once every 6 seconds. Why were so many people buying these cards? Simple: they were on sale for less than their face value, so buying one is essentially scoring free money.
Oh, and guess what: Both of these awesome deals are still available right now.
If you buy a $100 iTunes gift card from Apple or any of its retail partners, you’ll pay $100. But if you buy one on eBay right now, you’ll only pay $85. Meanwhile, Microsoft charges $60 for a 12-month subscription to Xbox Live Gold, but you can score a 12-month subscription code on eBay right now for just $48.50.
These are both fantastic deals, and they’re also both only available for a limited time so be sure to check them out as soon as possible.
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