The new eBay store for Microsoft, which was announced earlier today on the Official Microsoft Blog, is bringing more choice to customers looking for Microsoft products according to Kevin Eagan the Microsoft Vice President Online Commerce.
We are excited to work with eBay to help expand our retail footprint and give even more customers another complimentary, convenient and safe online shopping destination to purchase their favorite Microsoft first-party products – just in time for the busy holiday shopping season.
Our customers continue to tell us they want more choice, value and service and appreciate how our stores connect them to the best of Microsoft. This delights us to no end. By working with eBay, a top global shopping destination with more than 124 million active users globally, even more customers can now purchase their favorite Microsoft first-party products including Surface and Xbox, as well as accessories. Our customers can expect the same safe online shopping experience, return policy and free shipping from the Microsoft Store on eBay that they’ve come to expect on microsoftstore.com.
There are five categories in the eBay Microsoft Store including:
Any products you purchase will be sent via free ground shipping and returns, if necessary, will also be free.
There is a good mix of refurbished and new items being offered in the eBay Microsoft Store.
A quick peek at some of the new items being offered and their prices are below:
- Surface Pro 64GB for $699.00 ($799.99 retail)
- Variety of Touch Covers in different colors (white, red, black, magenta) for $79.99 ($119.99 retail)
- Surface 64GB (formerly known as Surface RT) for $399.00 ($549.99 retail)
- Xbox 360 4GB Console for $179.99 ($199.99 retail)
- Xbox 360 250GB Console for $249.99 ($299.999 retail)
On the refurbished side:
- Xbox 360 4GB Console for $179.99 – same price as the new one listed above so not such a good deal.
- Kinect for Xbox 360 for $69.99
- Surface 64GB (formerly known as Surface RT) for $339.00
The new and refurbs are clearly marked and so it makes it easy to know what you are looking at but keep an eye on the prices because in at least one case the refurb is the same price as a brand new device.