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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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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!

 

Online Auction Features 691 Properties Offered by County Treasurer-Tax Collector

California law states that if owners do not pay their property taxes for five years or more, the county can auction off the properties to recover the back taxes. Photo via Wikimedia Commons Bidders who did not get to buy property in San Diego County's ...

Published:  Mon, 18 Jun 2018 23:05:00 GMT



Auto auction app uses machine learning to aid inspections

TradeRev-H, an enhanced version of ADESA's TradeRev app for one-hour online auctions, seeks to tap machine learning to change how vehicle inspections are done. KAR Auction Services Inc. unveiled the enhancements to TradeRev in March before the NADA Show.

Published:  Sun, 17 Jun 2018 21:44:00 GMT



Online charity auction offers experiences and memorabilia for NASCAR in Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. (June 13, 2018) - Race fans can bid on unique experiences and signed NASCAR collectibles, all in the name of charity, prior to the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event at Sonoma Raceway. This year's Speedway Children's ...

Published:  Thu, 14 Jun 2018 15:08:00 GMT



Antique bottles from coast to coast will be in American Bottle Auctions' online sale, June 29-July 8

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - American Bottle Auctions' next big sale - Auction 65, with bidding set to start on Friday, June 29th and end on Sunday, July 8th - will cater to collectors from coast to coast, with rare and important Western whiskies, rare ...

Published:  Mon, 18 Jun 2018 20:39:00 GMT



Online auction created to move Polk Confederate monument

LAKELAND, Fla. --It took the city of Tampa less than 24 hours to raise more than $100,000 to move its confederate monument from the Hillsborough County courthouse. City has raised only portion of money needed to move monument One Lakeland commissioner said ...

Published:  Wed, 13 Jun 2018 14:17:00 GMT



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