Can you believe there are only 36 days until Christmas? Have you started your shopping yet? If so, do you find yourself doing the bulk of your shopping online or in stores. For me, having two young children at home, I find it hard to get out to the stores alone. And, when my husband comes home at night, the last thing I want to do is head out the stores to stand in lines, etc. So, I find it easier to do my holiday shopping online. I have to say, I have found some pretty good deals online, compared to shopping in retail stores. And, many stores are offering discounts or free shipping if you shop online, making it more advantageous to shop online, than head out to the stores.
One site I find myself visiting time and again is eBay. I know what you are thinking..."What can you find at eBay besides used products or those hard to find antiques and out-dated products?" Well, you would be surprised at the offering if you haven't visited eBay lately. Many popular retail stores like Toy 'R' and Disney have turned to eBay to sell their products at discounted pricing. Just the other evening after the girls went to bed, I browsed eBay and noted products/gifts that would be great for each person on my holiday shopping list. Look at what I found --
For my daughter, Savannah, age 2: Fisher Price Little People Disney Princess Palace - only $39.99
For my niece, age 5 -- LeapFrog LeapPad1 Explorer Learning Tablet - Pink -- Only $79.99.
For my god daughter, age 6 -- Disney Princess Cinderella Carriage Vanity -- only $79.99
For my god daughter, age 3 -- Little Mommy Doctor Mommy Baby Check Up Doll - Hispanic - Brunette -- Only $39.99
For my nephew, age 1 1/2: Little Tikes Activity Garden -- Only $59.99
For my niece, age 2: Little Tikes Princess Cozy Coupe - Magenta -- Only $49.99
For my daughter Arabella, age 1 -- Step2 Whisper Ride 2 Buggy - Pink -- only $49.99
For my niece, age 1-- Fisher-Price Go Baby Go Poppity Pop Musical Dino -- Only $23.99.
For my husband: Halo 4 for Xbox 360 -- Only $59.99
For My Mom for her kitchen -- Coby 15 inch Class High-Definition TV -- Only $89.98.
The best part of shopping on eBay besides the savings is that I didn't have to leave my house, try and find a cash register open, stand in long lines, or lug bags of gifts home, if I had stored at a store. I was able to snuggle up under a blanket on the couch, sip my tea and do my holiday shopping -- ah, so relaxing. :-) eBay has also made it easy to do your holiday shopping online by offering their eBay gift guide, filled with products for everyone in the family.
Click here to check out this gift guide now -- http://bit.ly/XCmKq3. And, if you like shopping from your mobile devices, make sure you download the eBay mobile app found here: http://bit.ly/Uni68O . I have it on my iPad and use it not only to shop and monitor my bids, but also to sell online. This app is so easy to use and makes managing your eBay account and bidding a breeze on the go.
Don't forget to follow eBay on Twitter (@eBay) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/eBay) for news and special offers. You can also find them on Pinterest -- http://pinterest.com/ebay/.
Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour for Mom CentralConsulting on behalf of eBay. I received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.