Hello folks around the world, how are you doing today? I hope you’re blessed, as I’d wish nothing else for you. Anyway, it’s around mid-December, 2014, and people all over the planet are shopping for gifts, whether they celebrate any particular holiday or none at all. I’ll be honest, when I do my shopping this time of year (or at all), I’m an internet junkie. You could even call me the Lion-O of online shopping, haha. You may ask why, and the answer to that is simple. I’ll sit down at my computer, with the internet pulled up, cursor in the url bar, place my hands on the keyboard, and as I type I say out loud “Keyboard of Omens, give me site beyond site!” Sure, I have my faves, as all online shoppers do, but I always look for great deals regardless, even if it’s a different site not yet in that list. Today, I discovered yet another to add to my faves list. I’ve no idea how I didn’t know about them before, but I’m glad that I do now. Without further delay, I give you…
Right off the bat, their site is as warm and inviting as can be. I’m a frequent flyer at many of the more well-known sites (I won’t say who they are, but pretty well everyone knows them), but Everbuying is far more inviting and informative from the get-go.
The Everbuying website operates very smoothly, major links are extremely easy to find, such as help, live chat, sign in/register, etc. The Flash operation is very smooth, even on my sad excuse for so-called “high-speed” internet. Signing up on the site is even smooth, easy and very quick. You simply move your cursor over the sign in/register button (up at the top-right), a drop-down menu appears, and then you click join free.
The following page appears when you do so:
I suggest that you sign up through email, so that you can more easily set up the email, password, etc. They set the website up to ensure the utmost security. Once you’ve filled out the proper info to register, they email you a 33-digit alpha-numeric confirmation code. Once you get the code, sign into the site, then you’re to click the button marked my account. From there, at the top of the account page, you’ll see a box for the code. Simply copy and paste the code into the box, then click the button next to it, and it will confirm your account as being legitimate. From there, simply just fill out your info (addresses, name, phone number, etc.), then get to shopping! At this present time, when you sign up for their website, they give you 10 free EB points (we’ll get to that more in a bit) and $50 in free coupons. Everybody loves free coupons, and credits, right? I know I sure do. Any time I can legally save some $$$, I’m down for it, haha. Oh, and confirming your account nets you another 10 free credits. Now, as for those credits, it may be common sense to believe that these points can be redeemed for goodies on the website, right? Well, that’s usually the case, but not necessarily always. Some sites just let you get coupons with them, or a tiny fraction of a discount.
Well, Everbuying only allows you to use these points for a maximum of up to 30% of the total purchase that they’re used on. It’s understandable, to an extent, because there are some folks who may abuse the program and get lots of free stuff when they really ought not be eligible for it (such as getting lots of credits for fake product reviews, etc., and having never once bought anything from the site). On the flip-side of that coin, it does make anyone who’s earned those points with purchases feel a bit cheated in a way. What I mean by that, is if someone spends hundreds (or lots more, even) of dollars, Euros, etc. on purchases from Everbuying, they ought to have some comfort in knowing that they’re getting extra bonuses with the bonus program. There are sites which do this, especially big-name tech sites. It would be great to see Everbuying do something like that, to drive incentive more – a real rewards program just for buyers.
EB points are Everbuying points, and just about everything you do on the site will get you some. For every dollar you spend on a purchase, you get 1 EB point. For writing reviews, you get anywhere from 10-100 EB points. If you sign in at least 5 different times per week, they give you another 10 EB points for each week that you do so. There are other things as well, and they can really add up quickly. Keep in mind, again, that you can use them on no more than 30% of your total purchase. It’s better than nothing, really, but again, it would be nice to see a much greater incentive for active buyers. 1 EB point per dollar just seems very low to me, especially when you only get $1 off for every 50 points you use. Just to get $5 off of an order, you’d have to acquire 250 EB points, which – if you got them all from purchasing product on everbuying.net – means you’d have to spend $250 on previous purchases for a measly $5 savings. That’s only a 5% return. Another downside is that on any order that you use EB points to cover any portion of the purchase, you will not receive any EB points whatsoever for it. I can see only getting points for the non-EB-points portion, but 100% of it? Again, to me it makes no sense. Take note, however, that this is just a bonus program, costs you nothing to use, nothing to be a member, etc., so it’s more superficial than anything. Below is an image, which shows you the full layout of the program. Simply click the image to view the full version (alternatively, you can just click this link, which takes you to the actual site’s EB points declarations page).
As to pay methods accepted, Everbuying accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and PayPal (alongside many other non-US pay cards). I would ideally like to also see Google Wallet (though I myself don’t use it, many people do), but inclusion of PayPal is a nice thing to see, at least. There is also a designated section for deals, which, ideally, is actually labeled deals. It’s easily accessible from everywhere on the site, as it’s just above the product search bar. Simply move your mouse cursor over it, and a menu drops down, revealing buttons for $0.99 deals, “cool stuff”, “promotions” and a “discount center”.
Clicking the “cool stuff” link takes you to their page entitled “Cool Stuff – Ice Cool Deals at Red Hot Prices”. Admittedly, the origin link is a tad misleading, but the deals are still pretty nice regardless. There are also 3 different tabs to choose from: “Newest”, “Hottest”, and “Expiring”.
There are great deals on sport watches, Bluetooth earpieces, there’s even a dog muzzle that looks like a duck bill (no joke, haha) which is currently selling at only $2.69 + free shipping! I might even buy one, just so my son can do some Howard the Duck cosplay… Haha, I quack me up! Pardon me while I catch my breath from all of this laughter. *ahem* Anyway… as I said, there are a lot of great bargains here. So much great stuff, such ridiculously great prices, there’s pretty much something for everyone, and loads of great deals to be had, for sure.
I even found this really cool device that I never thought I’d find, and it’s only $4.00, with free shipping! There is also this really cool Minecraft plushie 7-pack, that runs at $23.65 + free shipping. I also almost forgot to mention that they usually get shipments out within 24 hours of payment clearance. That’s another nice bonus right there, as many other sites don’t offer that (I had a website take well over a week to ship something one time, which is ridiculous, right? Right!).
All-in-all, I have to say that I’m very satisfied with this website, and believe that you will be as well. It won’t take you long to find a great deal on practically anything (they even sell fake nails, novelty bottle stoppers, Batman mask iPhone cases, phablets, Windows tablets, and a plethora of other stuff) you’re looking for – and a lot that you probably aren’t, haha. You won’t get lost, however, so that’s a big plus.
Anyway, that’s all I have for you today, folks. Have fun, go shopping for a lot of great gifts (for yourself and/or someone else), bust out a few laughs, and be blessed. I’m Ronald DMNKLR Smith, for Dragonblogger.com, reminding you that I want to know what you want to know about. Have a great day, everybody!