I’ve been a fan of the eBay outlet shops since I bought a laptop from the Argos outlet store as it was such good value at the time. It was a model that I couldn’t find in the catalogue at the time but all the specs looked good and it was a good £100 cheaper than the models I was looking at in shops and anywhere else online.
It was so much cheaper in fact that I was a bit (a lot) suspicious of how it could be so cheap and I’d pretty much decided before it was even delivered that this would be my last purchase from any of the eBay outlet shops. I had myself convinced that it would be broken or damaged and that they wouldn’t help me and I’d lose all my money. I think I’d been watching too much Rip Off Britain at the time. 😉
It arrived on time, all boxed up and in pristine condition and I would never have guessed it was from an eBay outlet store at all and about three year on, it’s still going strong so my first purchase from any of the eBay outlet shops was a good one and it was the first of many.
My most recent purchase from an eBay outlet shop was from Superdry and was a T-shirt for Miss Frugal that was listed as seconds with a ‘slight’ fault somewhere although it didn’t say what it was. It arrived in two days and there’s nothing wrong with it that I can see! Total bargain considering it cost about a fiver and is in the shops now at £25 ish.
So, just from my first and most recent eBay outlet shops purchases you can totally see why I love using the outlet area of eBay can’t you. I thought I’d share a list of some of the most popular ones that I know of with you today so you can have a little look and get an idea for what sort of bargains you can expect in time for your Christmas shopping….
A handy list of some of the most popular eBay outlet shops
Currys / PC World
Get The Label
Links Of London
Toys R Us
I’ve included all of the ones I could find the details of but I would say that some of them dont really seem to offer much of a discount at all. They’re just like another store that you could walk into on the High Street except with the added expense of postage on top but some are brilliant so it’s well worth having a good look through any that interest you.
I always like to look at the categories in the shops to check the clearance and factory seconds areas and so far, I’ve never had a bad buy. Any factory seconds have had un-noticeable imperfections although it is a chance you take so one of these days I suspect I’ll be disappointed. 😉
Have you ever had a great bargain from any of the eBay outlet stores?
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