eBay Trolls Amazon With the Announcement of Its Crash Sale Set for Prime Day

By Shabana Arif on at

Amazon Prime Day, the most holiest of retail days outside of Black Friday, was announced yesterday and eBay is already getting in on the action by preempting server overloads with its Crash Sale.

The sale name is a little dig at Amazon's performance issues last year, that saw the site crash as it was flooded with eager customers. The sale is set for July 15 - the same day as Prime Day - and offers over 50 per cent off on top brands, as well as “a fresh batch of too-good-to-be-true deals that will drop if Amazon crashes.”

eBay will be slashing prices before then, starting on July 1 with a week of discounts that will see up to 85 per cent off "summer essentials, appliances, and more, including stand mixers, cookware, robot vacuums, camping gear, outdoor toys, and more."

It'll be accompanied by a fortnight of deals kicking off on July 8 and running until July 22 with daily deals on "the hottest tech, smart home devices, home appliances, and more."

With everyone competing for your hard-earned cash, it's worth making the most of eBay's Best Price Guarantee that allows you 48 hours to scour the internet for a better price on whatever you just bought, and if you succeed in finding it cheaper elsewhere, eBay will refund you 110 per cent of the difference. [PC Mag]