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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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Online Auction Reviews

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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1 star
Bid Here

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.
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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!

 

Fundraising With Online Auctions

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Published:  Thu, 18 May 2017 11:59:00 GMT



Online auctions proving a big hit

People love the idea of picking up a bargain. And thanks to China's rapidly developing internet sector, more consumers are enjoying the excitement of bidding on online auction sites, such as e-commerce giant Alibaba's Taobao platform. Alibaba Group Holding ...

Published:  Thu, 25 May 2017 18:27:00 GMT



Online Auctions Return Over $5M to the City of High Point

HIGH POINT, N.C. - May 24, 2017 - PRLog-- In September 2008, the City of High Point sold their first item, a 2000 BMW R1100RT-P motorcycle, for $4,275 on the online government surplus auction site GovDeals.com. Since then, the city has sold over 1,200 ...

Published:  Wed, 24 May 2017 09:44:00 GMT



Online Auction For Luxury Longmont, Colorado Property Begins June 5

LONGMONT, Colo., May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to luxury real estate, progressive, proprietary online auctions are proven to help close sales. Interluxe continues to lead the marketplace in providing high-level properties to qualified buyers ...

Published:  Tue, 23 May 2017 13:05:00 GMT



Hemmings to offer online auctions, starting with Mustang versus Camaro

There was a time, not too terribly long ago, when the only way to bid on a special interest auto online was to hold your breath and dive into the deep end of one or two major auction sites and hope you got what you think you paid for. The classic car ...

Published:  Sun, 21 May 2017 06:10:00 GMT



Antiques & Collectibles: Online guides turned into a new way to let your fingers do the walking

Before online auctions and selling sites on the internet, if you were looking for a certain comic book you would've spent time reading through the classifieds for yard sales, auctions or estate sales, or you would've looked through the phone directory for ...

Published:  Sat, 20 May 2017 06:47:00 GMT



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GRAVES ONLINE AUCTIONS NEXT AUCTION STARTS CLOSING SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 2017 - 6 P.M. H CONSIGNMENTS WANTED H Farm & Construction Equipment, Trucks, Boats, Campers, Vehicles, Tools & Antiques Special for June auction No seller commission on all items selling ...

Published:  Tue, 23 May 2017 06:42:00 GMT



Copart Inc. (CPRT) Moves Higher on Volume Spike for May 25

Copart Inc. has a P/B ratio of 8.05. It also has a P/E ratio of 18.1. Copart Inc provides online auctions and vehicle remarketing services in United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Brazil. The Company offers vehicle sellers with services to process and ...

Published:  Thu, 25 May 2017 15:38:00 GMT



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