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Join Your Online Auction With eBay Today! 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.

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.

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5 stars
eBay

EBAYTopConsumerReviews.com 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
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4.5 stars
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LIQUIDATION

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.
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4 stars
uBid

UBID

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.
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2 stars
eBid

EBID

eBid is a visually overwhelming and confusing online auction site. While it's been very popular in England, the transition to the U.S. marketplace has come up somewhat lacking.
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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.

TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best online auctions available today. We hope these reviews help you fine what you're looking for online!

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!

 

CHINESE COLLECTIBLES FIRE UP ONLINE BIDDING

Staff Reporter Increasing numbers of buyers are competing online for highly valued items at auctions in Hong Kong. China Guardian Auctions is one auctioneer that has experienced greater contribution to its sales by online bidders.The auction house recorded ...

Published:  Sun, 21 Jan 2018 12:25:00 GMT



Student, 18, who "˜received six-figure offer' after putting her virginity up for sale online claims she never planned to go through with it

A STUDENT who put her virginity up for auction online now claims she never planned to go through with it. Nicole, 18, says she was offered a six-figure sum after photographs of her posing in lingerie appeared on an escort service website to advertise the sale.

Published:  Sun, 21 Jan 2018 08:56:00 GMT



Furr's Fresh Buffet liquidation auction taking place

The remaining assets from Furr's Fresh Buffet are being offered to the general public through a strategic partnership with Auction Nation, a national online auction company, according to a press release. The Furr's Fresh Buffet, on Midkiff Road ...

Published:  Sat, 20 Jan 2018 23:54:00 GMT



Liquidity Services Launches Tailgate4Deals Online Auction Event to Stock Up on Top TV's and Consumer Electronics Ahead of the Super Bowl

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Liquidity Services, a global solution provider in the reverse supply chain with the world's largest marketplace for business surplus, is pleased to highlight its online auction event to help business buyers ...

Published:  Mon, 15 Jan 2018 23:07:00 GMT



Government to auction off $50 million in Bitcoins

Bitcoin is a type of cryptocurrency,a form of digital cash that can be transferred online between users without a bank. It is becoming more common despite having limited value outside the Internet. The Marshals Service has conducted auctions before ...

Published:  Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:22:00 GMT



U.S. Marshals To Hold Bitcoin Auction For $50 Million Worth Of Cryptocurrency

And, should the USMS determine that any individual is not an eligible bidder, deposit funds will be returned, and they will not be eligible to participate in the online auction. Individuals participating will not have the opportunity to view other bids and ...

Published:  Sun, 14 Jan 2018 17:19:00 GMT



Hundreds of guns, outdoor equipment selling in two online auctions as Lancaster sporting goods store is liquidated

LANCASTER, Ohio, Jan. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of firearms -- along with ammunition, scopes, archery equipment, and outdoor supplies - are selling in two online auctions to liquidate the inventory of Ohio Valley Trading Post in Lancaster, Ohio.

Published:  Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:50:00 GMT



Interluxe to Offer South Carolina Luxury Sportsman's Retreat through Online Auction

Brays Island is a private, shared plantation in the heart of South Carolina Lowcountry, surrounded by nature preserves of salt marshes, ponds and huge trees draped in Spanish moss. More than 20 miles of tidal estuaries, as well as direct access to nearby ...

Published:  Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:25:00 GMT



Federal Hill bar Boiler Room for sale with March auction scheduled

Bidding, both online and live on the premises, will begin at 1 p.m. March 1, according to the real estate listing. The auction includes the real estate, the liquor license, bar and kitchen equipment, along with the furniture. The building is listed at ...

Published:  Sun, 21 Jan 2018 06:08:00 GMT



Revealed: Illegal ivory openly traded in Britain on auction and social media sites as pressure grows for total sales ban

Illegal ivory is being openly traded on internet auction and social media sites in Britain as criminals "launder" poached elephant tusk products by selling online, conservation experts have warned. Dozens of items carved from elephant tusks are being ...

Published:  Sun, 21 Jan 2018 09:44:00 GMT



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