We knew that the competition would want to join in on the Prime Day, but it looks like things may be getting a little more serious this year. eBay has just announced that starting the week of July 16, the same time Amazon will host Prime Day, it will offer thousands of exclusive deals that don't require you to have a membership to take advantage of. The company says it will have deals across popular categories, like electronics, home, fashion, and sporting goods, with prices slashed by up to 80%.

Recently, eBay launched its Best Price Guarantee, which helps put your pricing anxiety to ease. If you buy an eBay Deal or other top product on eBay and find a better price from a competitor within 48 hours, the company will cover 110% of the difference. There are no blackout dates on this guarantee, meaning it will apply to the purchases you make leading up to, and on, July 17.

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Amazon has already kicked off its Prime Day celebration with a bunch of great deals, so be sure to also check those out now. It's worth noting that eBay is stating you don't need to pay for a membership to shop these deals, but Amazon is also offering a free 30-day trial that lets you take advantage of all the benefits without coming out of pocket any money right now.

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