When many adults think about the holidays, they either flash back to great memories they had when they were kids, or think ahead to great memories to make for their kids. Perhaps some of those memories or plans involve a cherished toy. Well, just in time for this holiday season, the product managers behind the toys section of eBay have come up with an easier way to navigate the thousands of toys for sale in the eBay marketplace, helping you locate just the right thing for the good little boy or girl on your list. In addition (and since it is Black Friday after all) we want to tell you about some special deals you will find for the next few days on best-selling toys and more.
First things first. On the new toys page, you will see a section entitled Deals on the Top Selling Toys of the Season, showcasing some of the fantastic and timely deals on offer. Take a look at the photo below to get an idea of where to look, but click here (or on the picture below) to go directly to the eBay Toys homepage.
These deals will be updated throughout the weekend all the way up to Cyber Monday, and you’ll find plenty more on the eBay Toys homepage. Keep checking back to see if that special something is featured.
If you have ever looked through the large eBay catalog of toys for sale, you’ve probably noticed a fair number of collectible toys interspersed with the more, well, giftable toys. That is not to say that collectible toys don’t make good gifts; they obviously do, especially for the budding collector in your house. But, during the holiday season, most kids hope to receive more modern toys, such as the best-selling Skylander Giants set or even the new 2012 Furby, and you don’t want to sift through hundreds of collectible Barbies or G.I. Joes to find them. The folks working on toys came up with a great and easy-to-use solution.
You’ll notice on the eBay Toys homepage that one of the first sections available on the left is the ability to narrow choices by “Kids toys” or “Collector & Hobbyist toys.”
Clicking on “Kids toys” will narrow the selection of toys you will find to the more givable toys on eBay. In addition, if you still need some inspiration as you search for a toy, look no further than the toy finder, which appears when you click the “Kids toys” button:
As you can see from the photo, you can land upon the perfect gift by narrowing your selection by gender, category of toy, and even by character or brand. Once you’ve restricted your selection to just what you want, click the “Find toys” button, and you’ll be taken to a search results page where your pre-defined restrictions on your search will be applied. As always, if you want to further refine the results on the search page (say by age), just click the appropriate box on the left side of the page:
If you explore the eBay Toys homepage, you’ll also see various other changes. One of our favorites is the “Top Eco-friendly” toys section:
Here the most popular eco-friendly toys are shown, allowing you to discover a fun gift that also has less of an impact on our limited natural resources. This section is managed by the eBay Green team, which selects the items to be featured. Take a look and we’re sure you’ll find something to suit your eco-fancy.
With Christmas right around the corner, we hope you’ll find the new eBay Toys page an easy way to avoid the crowds and get right to the heart of the matter: finding the perfect gift for the child in your life (or the adult who is a child at heart).