Microsoft Ups The Ante In Cash Back Program

Microsoft is offering up more money for you to use its services.

Weeks after announcing a plan to give discounts for products found through Live search queries, Microsoft has added in a new option to save directly on eBay “Buy It Now” items. eBay offers found via Live will now have built-in “Cash Back” discounts. Unlike the other Live Cash Back partners, the discount is applied directly to your eBay total without the need to use Microsoft’s interface.

The discounts seem to be about 10 percent per item.

Is it just me, or is the smell of desperation getting unbearable?