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eBay launches Crash Sale to compete with Amazon

The company has promised to launch even more discounts if Amazon crashes again

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eBay has launched a Crash Sale to compete with Amazon, which kicked off its fifth annual Prime Day sale at midnight PT. 

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. 

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