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Online Auctions

  1. eBay
  2. Liquidation
  3. uBid
  4. eBid
  5. Bid Here

When people hear "online auction" they immediately think of eBay. With good reason; this enormously well-known online auction site boasts millions of users across several countries and sells thousands of items every day.

Join Your Online Auction With eBay Today! However, there are alternatives to eBay. As it has grown in size, so too have a variety of complaints. From rising fees charged to their sellers, to prices that are driven up by large numbers of buyers, other online auction sites have started nipping at the heels of eBay.

When looking at online auctions, there are a number of factors you'll want to consider. Some of these include:

  • Ease of Use. If the website is too confusing or difficult, you won't want to use it. Stick with one that feels right to you.
  • Selection. You want to be able to find the items you're looking for. If you can't you're going to try another site. Choose one or two online auctions that consistently give you the results you want.
  • Dependability. With online auctions, you need to trust the person that your dealing with. The best sites give you some feedback about your potential seller or buyer, so you know whether you want to do business with them. has reviewed and ranked the best online auctions available today. We hope these reviews help you fine what you're looking for online!

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Online Auction Reviews

5 stars
eBay Best-In-Class Blue Ribbon Award

eBay is the Rolls Royce of auction sites. If you are looking for anything, and we mean ANYTHING, eBay will be selling it. eBay has built a solid reputation as a safe site to buy and sell new or used items Read More... Visit

4.5 stars


Liquidation runs the gamut in providing buyers and sellers a wide variety of products. The easy to use website rated high in our reviews. We especially liked the customer support options and search functionality. If you're in the market for an auction website, Liquidation is an excellent place. Read More... Visit

4 stars


Although smaller in size than online auction-leader eBay, uBid has a user-friendly interface, boasts over 5 million registered users, and often delivers lower prices than what you can find on eBay. Read More... Visit

2 stars


eBid is a visually overwhelming and confusing auction site. Very popular in England, its transition to the U.S. has come up lacking. Read More... Visit

1 star
Bid Here


Bid Here is an online auction website that promises products for extremely low prices. We learned in the review process that Bid Here actually requires that customer pay for an opportunity to bid on an item and that if they lose the bid they walk away with no product and less money in their pocket. We couldn't get excited about this auction site. Read More... Visit

Top 3 Tips For Buying In Online Auctions

Online auctions have really skyrocketed in popularity. Any item that you could ever wish to own is probably being sold in an online auction. In the clothing category alone, over 2 million items are being auctioned off at this moment. New merchandise, used merchandise, rare merchandise, even “celebrity” merchandise - it's all there. Did you know that there have been over 50 books written on how to get the best online auction experience? For those of you who have never had the pleasure of shopping in an online auction, we'll walk you through 3 basic tips for your success.

First, do your research! When going to an online auction site, you'll be able to type in the item you are looking for, or can narrow the search by selecting categories and choosing from there. Be as specific as possible. Take, for example, clothing. If you know the brand, size and even line you are looking for, this will make your search much easier. Then, research the seller. Is this someone was has mostly positive feedback or have they had problems shipping their items? This is easily viewed online. Reputable online auctions have built a solid reputation as safe places to buy and sell. That's why most all transactions from both seller and buyer are given feedback. Look for such seller qualities as a fast shipper, item as described and good communication. Be wary of a seller who has a lot of negative feedback. You may be getting the best price, but you might be sacrificing its good condition.

Second, visit the online auction site often. There are a couple of reasons for this. In the unlikely event that what you're looking for is not being sold, check back. Take, for example, one of our reader's experiences they had with wanting to purchase a particular item.. The first time they looked, there were none being sold. They checked back a few days later and there were 5 being auctioned off.

Another good reason for checking the online auction site often is that you'll usually get a better deal. Here is another example; one of our readers wanted to purchase a set of books called America at School from American Girls. One month, this book set was going for over $100 dollars. They kept watching and looking. Two months later, they purchased the book set for $26.00 at the very same auction site. Not a bad deal. Often times in online auctions, items are sold for more than what the buyer is willing to pay. Keep looking and you could get that bargain buy that you're looking for.

Third, wait to bid. This is the single most important fact to buying in online auctions. Many new buyers bid too early (the amount you have purchased or sold is usually available to the general public). This backfires for two reasons. One, it causes the price of the item to increase, because seasoned shoppers know to wait until the last few minutes to bid. Two, it also triggers a competitive aspect to buying. It's pretty common for two new buyers at an online auction to get into a bidding war a day or two before the auction closes. Then, at the last minute, another buyer will bid and win the merchandise. The exception to this rule of course is if you are unable to be at a computer when the auction closes. Then you just have set your highest bid and hope for the best.

Remember, you win some and you lose some, but that’s the fun of online auctions. Good Luck and remember to have fun!




LC announces Unconditional 30-Day Money Back Guarantee for All Products
The Liquidation Channel (LC) announces that all products purchased at the LC will have an Unconditional 30-Day Money Back Guarantee.
Publication Date: July 24, 2015

The Daily Record Names Adam Luecking One of Marylands 2015 Most Admired CEOs
Adam Luecking, CEO of Results Leadership Groupa Results-Based Accountability consulting and software firm based in Rockville, Marylandhas been named by The Daily Record as one of Marylands Most Admired CEOs in 2015.
Publication Date: July 22, 2015

Police and Lost & Found Departments to Sell Stolen & Seized Products Up For Auction Online by
Goods for sale cover a wide range, varying from tablet computers, TVs and smartphones to collectible coins, luxury purses, watches and jewelry
Publication Date: July 23, 2015

Jeff Prager New York Giants Sports Memorabilia Collection Now Available at Auction
Museum quality New York Giants personal collection of Jeff Prager now available to highest bidder at
Publication Date: July 31, 2015

Sperry Van Ness International Corporation Ranked as Top Brokerage Firm by Commercial Property Executive and Multi-Housing News
Commercial real estate franchisor ranked 8th in the nation based on total number of brokers, investment sales, leases signed and sales volume
Publication Date: July 29, 2015

CarPrice Secures $40 million in Series B Round
The fund of Baring Vostok, Almaz Capital and other investors support Russian used-car specialists expansion
Publication Date: July 23, 2015

Buy and Sell Rare Coins and Currency in Rosemont with Professional Numismatists Guild
The public can buy and sell rare coins and paper money, and get information about their own old money, at the Professional Numismatists Guild/American Numismatic Trade Show in the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, August 8 10, 2015.
Publication Date: July 31, 2015

Revolutionary Patented Hair Color Blending Process Available from ICAP Patent Brokerage
ICAP Patent Brokerage announces for sale patents disclosing a unique, hair color process which provides a simple and easy method for an individual to blend their own hair color, with no fuss or mess, at home or on the go. This IP package is available via private sale from award winning inventor Andrea Rose®.
Publication Date: July 30, 2015

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP fights foreclosure auction fraud for Tampa Bay community association
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, a full service business law firm with offices in Tampa and Sarasota, is fighting a new foreclosure auction scam for the 366-unit town home association at Eagle Palms in Riverview, Fla. The association is fighting a new type of scam, in which foreclosure sales are being botched by fake bidders.
Publication Date: July 22, 2015

Golf Resort Estate in Geneva National Club to Be Offered at Online Auction Through Interluxe Luxury Property Marketplace on August 10th
Interluxe is proud to announce the upcoming online auction of 1527 Muirfield Ct, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
Publication Date: July 28, 2015

FrontStream Holdings Acquires BiddingForGood, Creating a More Comprehensive Set of Philanthropic Solutions for Nonprofits and Corporations
FrontStreams integrated philanthropy platform is expanding.
Publication Date: July 27, 2015

New Sports Memorabilia Auction, Signature Auctions Launches with Baseball Collectibles, Rare Personal Collections and More
Bobby Poll launches new online sports memorabilia auction featuring rare Babe Ruth baseballs, collectibles from the New York Giants, Yankees, Princess Di and several complete personal collections.
Publication Date: July 22, 2015

SVN Auction Services Announces Upcoming Sale of Local Landmark Motel in New Smyrna Beach
Scheduled for sale in an online auction Sept. 4-10, the Seahorse Inn is located in area nationally recognized as a favorite destination
Publication Date: July 27, 2015

Badger Fire And Rescue All Volunteer Department is Sponsoring the Firehouse Rock with the Vic Ferrari Band On August 8th
The all-volunteer Badger Fire and Rescue Department in Badger, Iowa are raising funds to purchase a new pumper truck for the department. The event is August 8th at the Badger Ball Park starting at 5:00 pm and will include a dinner, silent auction and Vic Ferrari Band playing at 8:30 pm.
Publication Date: July 28, 2015

NameJet to Auction Premium Numeric .Asia Domain Names
NameJet, in partnership with RightOfTheDot and DotAsia, is offering a stand-out group of premium 3-4 digit numeric .asia domain names.
Publication Date: July 30, 2015

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