eBay Certified Refurbished Livestream Shopping Event

Liz Morton
Liz Morton


eBay kicked off their first livestream shopping event on Facebook tonight.  If you have a Facebook account, you can catch the replay here - for those who don't have a Facebook account, I live tweeted throughout the event.

They kicked things off with Bose Frames and some awkward husand & wife jokes - I guess that's what the hosts do for a "day job"?

Topped out just a little over 400 viewers, which was the highest count all night.

Bose Frames Alto, Certified Refurbished | eBay
Bose SoundTouch 10 Wireless Speaker, Factory Renewed. BOSE CERTIFIED REFURBISHED PRODUCTS. Usually Certified Refurbished products don’t look any different than new products. © Bose Corporation. What’s In The Box.

KitchenAid Mixer

Limited time extra 15%* coupon code CRBTN15

~ 307 viewers

KitchenAid Refurbished Pro 600 Series 6 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer, RKP26M1X | eBay
The Refurbished KitchenAid® Professional 600™ Series 6 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer is perfect for heavy, dense mixtures. It also offers the capacity to make up to 13 dozen cookies in a single batch and 10 speeds to thoroughly mix, knead and whip ingredients quickly and easily. For even more versatil…

Simply Human Sensor Mirror

"This is eBay, a trusted brand" - are the hosts aware eBay never touches these items & has absolutely nothing to do with the manufacturing, refurbishment or fulfillment process?

~316 viewers

simplehuman sensor mirror with touch-control brightness, certified refurbished | eBay
Lights up automatically as your face approaches. Its tru-lux light system simulates natural sunlight, allowing you to see full color variation, so you’ll know when your makeup is color-correct and flawless.

Arlo Video Doorbell

I think they love the Arlo a little too much....apparently it's sexy & perfect for filming you doing your favorite Shakespearean monologue?

~ 302 viewers

Arlo AVD1001-100NAR Essential HD Video Wi-Fi Doorbell Certified Refurbished 193108139779 | eBay
Arlo AVD1001-100NAR Essential Wired HD Video Doorbell 180° View, Night Vision, 2-Way Audio Direct to Wi-Fi HD Video Doorbell – Certified Refurbished. Works with free Arlo app. See what triggered a motion event before it happened.

Samsung Active2 Watch

Reference to a viewer comment about whether it would be a good gift for dad "eBay knows her dad - see they aren't a big company, they're mom & pop." That was the funniest joke of the evening folks.

Bonus points awarded for the accidental f-bomb, but immediately deducted for the cringe-worthy bit with a fake call from the intern pretending to be a viewer asking if the watch can help find his dad.

~320 viewers

Samsung SM-R825USKAXAR-RB Galaxy Active2 44mm 4G LTE Black Certified Refurbished 887276359854 | eBay
It’s designed to give you insight and data on how well you perform your exercise of choice, your heart rate, stress, and other aspects of your health and fitness. This smartwatch supports seven workout types, including swimming and running.

Edit to add - at least they actually followed the Certified Refurbished rules with a 30 day return period on this one.

eBay & Samsung Bend Rules In Certified Refurbished Promo
Samsung & eBay partner on refurbished promo, but only offer 14 day returns, not 30 days required by policies.

Ninja Foodi Electric Grill

Moshe left the frame for a minute and Natasha went off on a bit about how much she doesn't like his dog....not gonna lie y'all I thought we were going to get some grilled Chihuahua steaks on this one.

~267 viewers

Ninja Foodi 5-in-1 Indoor Electric Countertop Grill with Air Fryer- AG302 | eBay
Ninja Foodi AG302 5-in-1 Grill - Perfectly char-grilled flavors all year long, indoors. Get the speed and flavors of an outdoor grill plus the versatility of an air fryer - all in one easy-to-use appliance.

Makita Circular Saw Kit

"I could go to a party with a table saw in my pocket"...umm ok, but why would you want to?

~235 viewers

Makita 18V X2 LXT 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw Kit XSR01PT-R Certified Refurbished 686024905936 | eBay
Makita 18V X2 (36V) LXT Brushless Lithium-Ion 7-1/4 in. Cordless Rear Handle Circular Saw Kit with 2 Batteries. 18V X2 (36V) LXT BL Li-Ion 7-1/4 in. Rear Handle Circular Saw - XSR01Z-R. (2) 18V LXT 5 Ah Li-Ion Batteries - BL1850B.

And.....that's it.  Was 30 minutes all eBay could afford after that big SneakerCon acquisition?

Final Thoughts

Honestly, I'm not even sure what I just watched. It wasn't particularly funny or informational/educational. There was nothing in this live stream that would make me even remotely interested in purchasing any of these items if I hadn't planned to already.

It certainly was nowhere near Walmart's first ever Twitter livestream event which reportedly brought in over a million viewers just a few days ago.

Walmart will be the first retailer to test Twitter’s new livestream shopping platform – TechCrunch
Twitter’s e-commerce initiatives now include livestream shopping and Walmart will be the first retailer to test the new platform. Over the past year, Walmart has invested in live shopping by hosting events across social platforms like TikTok and YouTube, and soon it will debut Twitter’s…

I'll just say Walmart is not likely to want Jamie Iannone back any time soon if that was the best effort the tech led reimagination could muster.

Call me when eBay Certified Refurbished has a good deal on the Bass-o-matic.

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Liz Morton is the founder and editor of Value Added Resource. She is an ecommerce veteran with over 15 years of hands on selling experience and a passion for assertive advocacy and effecting positive change in the eBay marketplace.

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