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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 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.
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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.
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2 stars


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. 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!


New barn among Hawaii Dairy Farms items up for auction

Oahu Auctions & Liquidations is auctioning off the equipment from Hawaii Dairy Farms, the Kauai project shut down last month by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar's Ulupono Initiative. The online auction is ...

Published:  Mon, 18 Feb 2019 11:46:00 GMT

Silverstone Auctions Shines with Race Retro Classic Car Sale

OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Proxibid, the most trusted way to connect buyers and sellers of highly valued items, will provide live online bidding for the Silverstone Auctions Race Retro Classic Car ...

Published:  Mon, 18 Feb 2019 08:40:00 GMT

Defunct, iconic Monroe hardware store to host auction

At 10 a.m. Saturday, the store will host a full auction of everything in stock, including the store's extensive assortment of antique tools. There will also be an online auction, which is already live ...

Published:  Mon, 18 Feb 2019 14:32:00 GMT

Wilsons Auctions Marks New Belgium Contract with Launch of First Bitcoin Auction

The 24-hour Timed Online Auction will start at 12 noon (GMT) on Thursday 28th February, auctioning approximately 315 coins with no reserve, including 104.99 each of bitcoin, bitcoin gold and ...

Published:  Mon, 18 Feb 2019 03:54:00 GMT

Hilco Industrial to Auction Well-Maintained Precision CNC Machine Tools

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Feb. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Hilco Industrial, in partnership with Resell CNC Auctions, have announced today that they will conduct an online only auction, opening March 7 and closi...

Published:  Mon, 18 Feb 2019 10:00:00 GMT

Artists Who Donate Work to Benefit Auctions Get Little More Than Good Karma

Titled "By Women, for Tomorrow's Women," the live and online auctions have 40 works by 38 artists. The objects range in value from approximately $1,000 to $1.5 million, including pieces by . The most ...

Published:  Mon, 18 Feb 2019 05:00:00 GMT

Online auction house looks to give Jackson an eBay with local flair

JACKSON, MI - When he was 18, Greg Schultz spent his free time at auctions in old barns. Decades later, the Jackson native has brought a modernized version of the hobby back to his hometown. BidJackso...

Published:  Tue, 05 Feb 2019 15:07:00 GMT

BidX1 to launch online property auctions in SA

DURBAN - BidX1, the pioneering, UK-based digital auction house which has now launched in South Africa and is set to disrupt the local, traditional property auction space. Founder and Chief Executive S...

Published:  Sun, 17 Feb 2019 14:21:00 GMT

Paintings by Ben Austrian, Felix Eteve, Leonardo Nierman, others will be in Bruneau & Co.'s March 2nd auction

The auction has a start time of 12 noon Eastern. A live-only pre-sale auction, with a little over 150 lots and no online bidding, will start at 10 am. "It's an exciting sale with a wide variety of ite...

Published:  Mon, 18 Feb 2019 19:16:00 GMT

WineBid Leads in Global Online Wine Auctions According to Wine Spectator Rankings

SEATTLE, Feb. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- WineBid Inc, the premier online auction marketplace for fine and rare wines, led the online auction industry in 2018 with record sales of $31 million, based on th...

Published:  Thu, 07 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

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