Last year, Amazon crashed during the first few hours of Prime Day due to overwhelming site traffic. This year, eBay has promised to roll out even more incredible deals if the same thing happens again.
"If Amazon crashes (again), eBay will drop even more can't miss deals on things shoppers actually want, including gaming consoles, smart home tech, backpacks, name brand sunglasses, and more," the company said.
Crash Sale deals
eBay has already launched major discounts on a number of items, including $2,000 off an LG OLED 65-inch 4K Smart TV. Other tech deals include:
54 percent off a Google Home Hub
28 percent off an Xbox One S 1TB All-Digital Edition Gaming Console & Dell 23.6" LCD Gaming Monitor
40 percent off Bose QuietComfort 35 Series Wireless Headphones
35 percent off Samsung Galaxy S10 128GB
In the home category, a few notable deals include:
55 percent off a Milwaukee M18 Li-Ion 5-Tool Combo Kit
42 percent off a DeWalt 20V Li-Ion Drill Driver and Impact Driver Kit
46 percent off a Hoover Dual Power Path Max Advanced Pet Carpet Cleaner
eBay says it has also launched the following “Site-Wide Events”:
Samsung products - up to 50 percent off
Apple products - up to 50 percent off
Laptops - under $399
TV & Audio - up to 50 percent off
Gaming consoles - $39.99 and under
Top-rated vacuums - under $100
Adidas - up to 60 percent off
Diamonds - up to 70 percent off
eBay isn’t the first competitor to try to take the wind out of Amazon’s sails. Target has also announced deals of its own to compete with the online retailer. For its part, Amazon has said it’s “worked super hard throughout the year” to ensure site outages don’t occur again this year.
While Amazon shoppers need to be Prime members to participate in this year’s 48-hour Prime Day sale, eBay has noted that deal-seekers don’t need a membership to shop its site.