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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!

 

"Submit Harvey" Online Auction Site is Live: Fighters, Fans & Fight to Win Promotions is Raising $30,000 for Hurricane Victims

With a series of fundraising events, Fight to Win Promotions and the Brazilian jiu-jitsu community have raised more than $15,000 in just a couple of weeks for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. After taking to the mats in professional submission grappling ...

Published:  Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:08:00 GMT



Great Deals Offered In Ankeny Schools Online Auction

ANKENY, IA -- Old lunchroom tables and high school gym equipment are among the castoffs that the Ankeny school district has for sale as it cleans house of more than 100 items and offers them for bids in an online auction. The excess furniture, office ...

Published:  Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:41:00 GMT



Australian Arms Auctions Selects Proxibid Exclusively for Online Bidding

DONCASTER, VIC, Australia & OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Proxibid, the world's most trusted way to connect buyers and sellers of highly valued items, has been selected as the exclusive provider of online bidding for Australian Arms Auctions, Australia ...

Published:  Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:37:00 GMT



Auction is curtain call for historic Highland Park Theater

Vintage movie projection equipment, reel storage racks, period seats, original wall sconces and even an Art Deco popcorn machine are among the 300 lots of items available in an online auction that runs through Oct. 4. For movie buffs, history lovers or ...

Published:  Mon, 18 Sep 2017 18:25:00 GMT



She was a Lexington culinary icon. Auction will showcase her eclectic world.

The highlight of the online auction for the estate of the late Lexington restaurateur Lucie Slone Meyers is expected to be an original Henry Faulkner painting that features - in traditional Faulkner style - musical instruments and lemons. In addition ...

Published:  Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:38:00 GMT



Local trailblazer Ruth Holmberg's belongings up for auction

Absentee bids are also accepted. For that, participants put in a maximum bid to be considered during the live auction. Online bidding is only open for the Saturday auction. Chattanooga Auction House has been open for about 20 years. Much of the business ...

Published:  Tue, 19 Sep 2017 01:00:00 GMT



Lucie Slone Meyers estate collection for sale in online auction

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) --Lexington restaurateur Lucie Slone Meyers was known for her delicious food, her big personality, and her one-of-a-kind style. Many of the eclectic items she collected over the years are now up for sale through an online auction.

Published:  Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:54:00 GMT



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