The auction site's new pilot program offers the joy of instant gratification
Here at Tecca, we love auction site eBay, but we generally can't stand the waiting. After all, we like instant gratification — when we buy something online, we want it as soon as possible. Well, for those just like us, eBay is launching a new service called eBay Now, which offers same-day delivery on purchases made on the site.
The new eBay Now service doesn't work the way the traditional auction site does. Instead of buying items from a stranger in Arkansas selling a life-size bigfoot replica, eBay Now connects you to stores in your neighborhood such as Target, Macy's, and Best Buy. That way, you can order an item and get it delivered in as little as an hour.
If you're in the San Francisco area, you can test out the new eBay service Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., or on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Beta testers save $15 on their first order and get free delivery on their first three. Once the trial period ends, orders will be charged a $5 delivery fee.
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