Shop eBay's massive Labor Day sale while deals last

Anna Hecht, CNN Underscored
Updated Wed August 29, 2018

Story highlights

  • Shop the eBay Labor Day Sale for 20% off select $25 purchases
  • Use promo code "JUSTRELAX" at checkout to save now

By now, you've likely decided how you'll spend Labor Day weekend -- but have you mapped out your Labor Day shopping plans? Each year, we're blown away by the major savings offered by many of our favorite retailers, making this one of the best shopping weekends of the year.

This year, eBay is at the top of our list when it comes to Labor Day sales and here's why:

For those who aren't regular eBay shoppers, this news may come as a surprise. But actually, the massive online marketplace has strayed far from its original business model and has done a complete 180 with regard to how it serves shoppers.

Previously, eBay was known as an auction-only retailer — a model users either loved or hated. But now, eBay makes 89% of its sales via the site's "Buy It Now" option. This is the same process you'd experience when buying from Amazon or any other online retailer, except that eBay's vast marketplace typically offers a range of far more unique and sought-after items than your everyday retailer.

As an added bonus for shoppers, items ship fast (within three days or less) and 71% of products ship for free.

How you can save:

Although we could easily go on waxing poetic over eBay, we'll stop there and get to the details. In honor of Labor Day, eBay is offering 20% off select $25 purchases from now through September 3. By using promo code "JUSTRELAX" at checkout, shoppers can earn savings in the following categories: Electronics, Sporting Goods, Art & Collectibles, Lifestyle and Fashion.

Given these rare, limited-time markdowns, you're going to want to step away from your backyard barbeque for a while and fill your cart with eBay's finest markdowns.

Note: The prices above reflect the retailer's listed price at the time of publication.