As you can imagine, you can find many elliptical machines at eBay, and at discounted prices from retailers who offer the same model for hundreds more at their own websites.
Just as they list their products on amazon.com, retailers also list on eBay in order to reach the widest consumer base as possible.
About the Company
eBay Inc. is the world’s largest e-commerce company with millions of small and large businesses selling online, and hundreds of millions of buyers. It is both an online auction hosting website as well as a shopping website. Founded in 1995 by Pierre Omidyar and Michael Dean Johnson in San Jose, California, as AuctionWeb, the name changed to eBay in late 1997 and immediately began its global expansion.
eBay Buyer Protection Coverage
eBay’s highly regarded Buyer Protection service helps to resolve issues between buyers and sellers quickly and efficiently. Customer support specialists are available daily from 5 am to 10 pm Pacific Standard Time to help. If the issue with a seller cannot be resolved, and your case qualifies for a full refund, eBay will refund your full purchase price plus original shipping costs into your Paypal account.
Should the item arrive damaged in shipment, not working, or not as described in the auction, the eBay Buyer Protection plan also kicks in to cover the buyer who will receive a refund.
eBay offers several types of auctions including auction-style listings in which the highest bidder wins the items after a set time period, a fixed price format with one or more of the items in stock listed at the Buy It Now price, and a fixed price format with best offer which leaves discretion up to the seller to take the best bid or not. The advantage to shopping at eBay is that you can potentially find the machine you want at a huge discount if you are lucky or just patient enough.
Unlike other online retailers, free shipping is not standard with an auction win or Buy it Now purchase. While many items may include free shipping from the seller, be sure to read the product’s listing page carefully as shipping on a heavy elliptical machine can run $199 or more.
Shoppers can find every brand and model of elliptical machines at eBay including Smooth, Sole, Livestrong, NordicTrack, Horizon, Star Trac, Life Fitness, and more. Most machines will be new, and eBay is a great place to find reconditioned commercial models at up to 60% off the original price. There are also used models listed in auctions by private sellers and businesses. Buying a used machine is a case of buyer beware, as the model will be sold “as is,” not be under warranty, and the freight costs could be substantial if the machine is located across the country.
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