Friday, November 23, 2012

Holiday Shopping Made Easy with eBay

To all of you that camped out in line, went out at midnight on Thanksgiving or got up at the crack of dawn today, on Black Friday, I have to give you credit, as that is pure shopping dedication right there.

As for me, I stayed away. The lines, the crowds, the chaos... it just doesn't appeal to me, no matter how good a deal I can get on a waffle iron, Barbie doll or pair of boots (which, incidentally, did come the closest to convincing me to go out shopping. I want a great pair of boots)!

Besides, instead of braving the craziness, I would much rather shop when it is convenient for me. Which means when it fits into my schedule, no matter what the weather and at any point in the day when yes, I'm still in my pajamas thank you very much.

Combine the convenience with the money-saving possibilities and that's exactly why I know that I can always turn to eBay for anything and everything I need.

ebay logo

When you think of eBay, you think of auctions for something unique, don't you? A particular toy that made an impact on your youth? A sweater from many seasons ago that is no longer in stores? The one figurine that is missing from your mother-in-law's collection?

Well, you're right. Because eBay has all of those rare, collectible or hard-to-find things (and they also offer a Buy-It-Now option for those people that just aren't into the ups and downs of the auction scene).

However, while it's true that for over 17 years eBay has provided us with a fun, engaging online shopping experience, their large selection of inventory also provides one-stop shopping for new items as well... and they have put together an amazingly comprehensive gift guide that has a wide variety of options for everyone on your list.

holiday gift guide

Electronics, accessories, kitchenware, clothing, shoes, jewelry, toys and much, much more — eBay has it all!

But when it comes to shopping, all parents know that finding the the hottest toys your kids want this holiday season can sometimes end up being the elusive needle in a haystack. In stock? Out of stock? Raincheck?

Forget all that, head to eBay!

toy shopping

In fact, when you shop the Toys "R" Us store on eBay you'll have access to the same great toy selection and service that you would receive from Toys "R" Us without ever leaving eBay. At the same time, you receive free shipping on purchases of $49 of more, most orders ship within 24 hours, and you can even return most items to your local Toys "R" Us or Babies "R" Us store locations.

Talk about stress-free shopping!

Toys R Us free shipping

When it comes to browsing around the Toys "R" Us eBay store, I appreciate that they've made it easy for shoppers to narrow down the selection by category, age, gender, character, brand and more. They even offer a Find a Toy shopping tool that allows you to set an age range, gender and budget, and they'll filter their huge selection to those items that match your requirements. Easy!

For me, it wasn't hard to browse through all of the different toys sold on eBay to find plenty that my girls would love to find under the tree this holiday season.

There is definitely no shortage of pink, frilly, lacy, girly items that would thrill my princess-loving Little Sister B, such as:
Did I mention that she loves anything and everything princess? Because she does.

When it comes to Big Sister E, she has a broader range of interests, but it still isn't hard to find many items that she would adore, such as:
(I have to admit, I listed the Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine not only because I think Big Sister E would have fun with it, but because it brings back so many memories of my own childhood and asking Santa Claus for one of these year after year!)

No matter what toys the children in your life are pining for this year, the Toys "R" Us store on eBay has them and can deliver them right to your door, no standing outside in line or risking life and limb in the aisles required.

And, if you think that you or your spouse might be going overboard when it comes to gifts, just check out this hilarious video about the Toys "R Us store on eBay that will make you think otherwise!

pony video

When it comes to the holidays we've all been there — running around at the last minute in search of gifts simply to cross names off our list. Why wander endlessly in the mall for something generic that might work, when we could discover the perfect gifts at great prices from the comfort of our home? From the new to the hard to find, eBay makes holiday shopping an enjoyable experience rather than a stressful scramble.

To make this season even easier for us, eBay's new mobile app makes it convenient to shop anytime, anywhere! Check their holiday gift guide for ideas in a pinch, shop right from your phone or mobile device, check on auctions to see if you might need to take advantage of the Buy-It-Now option, and more.

Just another way that eBay has made it even more convenient to shop with them this holiday season!

This holiday season, eBay has geared up to simplify holiday shopping and help you get the ideal gift for everyone on your list. Be sure to visit them online at eBay.com and connect with them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest as well.

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of eBay. I received a product sample to thank me for taking the time to participate.

2 comments:

Terra H. said...

I didn't go Black Friday shopping either. That Crayola Digital Light Designer is pretty neat and would make a great gift. I ordered a new Monster Energy hoodie for my son off Ebay a couple weeks ago and am going to give it to him for Christmas.

Laura Lane said...

Ebay's nice because I can use my PayPal credit.