Google Checkout Discounts Announced

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It’s no secret that the economy hasn’t been good this year, but today’s Cyber Monday, and if you’re planning on doing some shopping online, Google wants to help.  Individuals who pay for things using Google Checkout may be able to save as much as $20 per purchase thanks to a new promotion.

A post on the Official Google Blog urged readers this morning to "save with exclusive discounts of $5, $10 or $20 at hundreds of participating stores, including TigerDirect.com, BlueNile.com and Petco.com."

What’s more, the promotion runs through December 17th, so Google’s not trying to push consumers into making snap decisions.  And a new Google Checkout: Deals page makes it easy to see what sorts of discounts are available.

The only things that are time-sensitive are a few offers from places like Toysrus.com, Babiesrus.com, and Buy.com.

This campaign may help Google Checkout gain a little ground on PayPal over the next 18 or so days.  It could be viewed as a sort of assault on Bing Cashback’s position, too.

Of course, it also seems that Google missed a big opportunity by not ramping things up prior to Black Friday.

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    So they’re baiting you to use them for a payment system by giving you a discount?

    I’d like to hear more about how many issues have come up for the retailers for using Google Payments so far, because Google has had some problems paying some of it’s Adsense Publishers.
    It’s times like these when you sort of wonder if Google Accounts was a good idea. I mean conceptually it is, but when one thing has glitches and you’re mixing it with another……..It’s just a recipe for disaster about to happen.

    I’d not like it if I sent a payment to a retailer using Google Payments and they didn’t ship because of a payment issue with Google Payments. Not that the money wouldn’t be sitting in their account, but that Google wouldn’t release the funds to the retailer because of……well how about a software glitch?

    So your item doesn’t get shipped, while millions of others might, and Google officially ruins Christmas for, well maybe not everybody, but those who couldn’t get the money into the retailers hands.

    I trust PayPal, but only because it’s been used for years, handles most Ebay transactions, and so it’s proven itself to be reliable.

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