Microsoft opens up its own eBay storefront

Microsoft may have its own retail website and more than 75 Microsoft Store brick-and-mortar locations in the U.S. and Canada, but the company apparently thinks it needs to expand its retail presence even more to attract shoppers. Today, Microsoft announced the launch of its own storefront on eBay.

The Microsoft blog offers up more information on the eBay page, which is just for the U.S. version of the site, at least for now. It states:

By working with eBay, a top global shopping destination with more than 124 million active users globally, even more customers can now purchase their favorite Microsoft first-party products including Surface and Xbox, as well as accessories. Our customers can expect the same safe online shopping experience, return policy and free shipping from the Microsoft Store on eBay that they’ve come to expect on microsoftstore.com.

The eBay page has a rather limited supply of products compared to the main Microsoft Store site. For example, it is currently selling the first-generation Surface and Surface Pro tablets at reduced prices, rather than the current second-generation Surface products.  It is also selling the Xbox 360 console but not the upcoming Xbox One hardware. The eBay site also doesn't sell any software and no third-party Windows PCs.

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Read the reviews on the surface pro. All good.
BUT BUT BUT! IT'S A FLOP! /s

But seriously though, Microsoft should look into marketing the pro to artists. It would be a great move, and it would certainly give Wacom a run for their money.

$999 for a pen digitizer screen with the wacom cintiq.
$699 for a pen digitizer, screen with 10-point multi-touch, 4GB RAM, 64 GB SSD, Stereo speakers and microphone, USB 3.0, microSDXC card reader, Headset jack, MiniDisplay port... I think you get the point.

Ad Man Gamer said,
Read the reviews on the surface pro. All good.
BUT BUT BUT! IT'S A FLOP! /s

But seriously though, Microsoft should look into marketing the pro to artists. It would be a great move, and it would certainly give Wacom a run for their money.

$999 for a pen digitizer screen with the wacom cintiq.
$699 for a pen digitizer, screen with 10-point multi-touch, 4GB RAM, 64 GB SSD, Stereo speakers and microphone, USB 3.0, microSDXC card reader, Headset jack, MiniDisplay port... I think you get the point.

Wacom would still get money as the Surface Pro (2) uses a Wacom digitizer...

This is an awesome move from MS, sadly Amazon does not allow that.

Glad to see this, hope they also create one for mercadolibre.com

All electronic devices are junk in few years, so same thing apply to apple's products, let alone samsung's that basically junk in a year. bought a galaxy S II for 600$ and sold for 100$ in a year

trojan_market said,
All electronic devices are junk in few years...

But some are junk before they even come to the market. This is when the parent company needs an ebay store front.

onionjuice said,

It's this guy again posting unrelated garbage.
...snip...

other than Windows Phone users. lol.

Speaking of unrelated garbage.