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eBay’s 24-hour sale takes 10 percent off anything you want

A great time to buy some games, consoles, and accessories

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Cameron Faulkner (he/him) is Polygon’s commerce editor. He began writing about tech and gaming in 2013, and migrated from The Verge in 2023.

eBay’s latest sitewide sale gives you 10 percent off of your next purchase, making this a good opportunity to pick up some gaming gear without spending full price. Enter the code PICKUPTEN at checkout to save some cash until the sale ends at 8 a.m. ET on Oct. 26.

Just about everything is eligible for savings on eBay, including the Nintendo Switch, which you can buy refurbished directly from Nintendo for less than $250 with the discount. Xbox One X and Xbox One S consoles are readily available, though you can’t beat the $100 off promotion at other retail stores. In addition to consoles, eBay is a good place to find official accessories and new games to get you going. If you’re more into PC gaming, this is first opportunity to save some money on Nvidia’s new GeForce RTX 2070 graphics cards, or any other PC component that’s on your list of parts.

You may know what you’re looking for, but as for who you should buy from, that’s another question. Companies like Nintendo, Microsoft and EVGA operate their own channels where they offer games, refurbished consoles, components and accessories at a discount you probably won’t find in a store. Even retailers like Best Buy and Newegg operate in a surprising capacity on eBay, and their inventory is eligible for this sale as well. If you don’t recognize the seller, a general rule to follow is that if they’re rated well and the cost of shipping won’t offset the promotional savings, it’s probably a good deal.

This promotion is open to eBay users in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America, and carries with it the usual set of asterisks. You can’t use the code to buy warranties, gift cards or other types of currency, and the maximum savings is capped at $100.

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