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eBay is holding a Crash Sale in the event Amazon’s site crashes on Prime Day like it did last year

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Amazon recently announced the dates for its annual Prime Day sale – July 15 and 16. Yup, that’s right, that’s two days of sales. Why two days? Well, it’s simple for anyone with a good memory. Last year during Prime Day, the site crashed for a considerable amount of time. Meaning Amazon lost out on a bunch of money.

If this is the case again this year, eBay has your back. On July 15, The company is offering up a “Crash Sale” if Amazon’s site crashes on Prime Day. So what’s up for grabs? According to eBay, the company is offering up 50% discounts on items from major retailers like LG, Apple, Samsung, Garmin, and more. And they’re even offering free shipping.

Ebay’s Crash Sale isn’t a one-day deal. It’s actually part of a series cr of events that starts on July 1. Think of it as a head start to Amazon’s Prime Day. Here’s a quick breakdown:

  • July 4th Savings [July 1-7]: Seven days of savings on stand mixers, cookware, robotic vacuums, camping gear, outdoor toys, and more up to 85% off
  • Hot Deals for Hot Days [July 8-22]: Two weeks of new deals launching every day on the hottest tech, smart home devices, home appliances, and more up to 80% off
  • The Crash Sale [July 15]: Doorbuster savings over 50% off top brands (e.g. LG, Apple, Samsung, KitchenAid) with a fresh batch of too-good-to-be-true deals that will drop if Amazon crashes

To make things interesting, eBay’s Crash Day offerings are backed by the company’s Best Price Guarantee. Meaning, if you find an item for less on a competitor’s website, eBay will give you 110% of the price difference on any eligible deals.

To catch all the deals, which the first ones going live on July 1, you can find everything here on eBay’s Deal Page.

Just a heads up, if you buy something through our links, we may get a small share of the sale. Click here for more.

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