Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between "Commit" and "Buy Now"?
When choosing to "Commit" to a Power Deal, the Buyer is choosing to get the lowest possible price of a Power Deal. There are no guarantees if a Seller will also commit inventory at that price. When choosing to “Buy Now” the Buyer is choosing to purchase the item at its regular price.
Is there a limit to the number of quantities I can commit to a Power Deal?
In most cases, there is no limit on the number of quantities you can commit to in a Power Deal. However, there may be a limit on the available inventory for the Power Deal. This will be shown in the Item Detail Page.
How can a Power Deal be successful?
The Power Price is an estimate for the lowest price of an item (Power Unit Price), plus estimated shipping. A Seller needs to commit inventory at that price or lower for the Power Deal to be successful. When more Buyers commit to a Power Deal and more Sellers commit more item quantities at lower prices, the greater the chances a Power Deal can be successful.
How does a Buyer "win" a Power Deal?
Buyers can win a Power Deal when they join the Power Deal before participating Sellers’ committed inventory runs out. Buyers who win a Power Deal are notified via email.
What happens when a successful Power Deal ends?
The lowest sell price in a Power Deal is awarded to the Buyers who joined the Power Deal first and continues in a FIFO (first in, first out) manner until the entire inventory allocated for the Power Deal is dispersed.
When will my item ship after the Power Deal is completed?
Items will be shipped to winning buyers 1 to 2 business days after the Power Deal is completed.
What happens if not enough people join my Power Deal?
If not enough buyers join a Power Deal by the time the Power Deal ends, the Power Deal expires and is considered unsuccessful. Funds used as pre-authorization holds for credit cards and debit cards are released.
What if more people join my Power Deal than the number of buyers required?
If more people join a Power Deal than the required number of buyers, more sellers may be encouraged to join the Power Deal to meet the demand and the Power Deal price may be lowered. However, the time limit on the Power Deal would not be extended.
I missed out on a Power Deal. Can I request for the Power Deal to return?
If you missed a Power Deal, you can go to the Item Detail Page for that item and click on ‘Power Buy’ to activate the Deal again.