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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

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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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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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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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Online Auctions

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.

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!


Online Auctions In The News

TradeRev brings AI to its online car auctions

James Bond has "Q" for intelligence gadgetry. TradeRev, as it turns out, has "H." The online dealer-to-dealer auction platform said Monday it will launch H - a suite of artificial intelligence capabilities- at the NADA Show 2018 in Las Vegas ...

Published:  Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:54:00 GMT

Seattle bans apartment auction apps to avoid online bidding wars

In a setback for tech entrepreneurs trying to disrupt the rental housing market, Seattle City Council issued a one-year moratorium on apps that make people seeking housing bid against each other for apartments. Online auction apps like Rentberry and ...

Published:  Mon, 19 Mar 2018 20:49:00 GMT

Thousands flock to auction of vehicles owned by Saudi tycoon

After a series of TV, online and billboard adverts run by Etqaan Alliance in recent weeks anticipation about the auction has been building. Roads around the auction site were jammed on Sunday afternoon as people queued to enter the dusty land plot where ...

Published:  Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:26:00 GMT

MDC transitions to online auctions

The Missouri Department of Conservation will now offer used department vehicles, boats, motors, tractors, trailers, farm equipment, office equipment, and other items for sale through the online auction website is an online ...

Published:  Sat, 17 Mar 2018 04:36:00 GMT

Seattle bans online auctions for rental housing - for now

Online bidding for rentals - or eBay for housing, if you like - is rare in Seattle, but so was Uber and Airbnb once upon a time. Determined to not play the same game of regulatory catch-up, the Seattle City Council voted Monday to temporarily ...

Published:  Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:08:00 GMT

From Second to First: The Changing Face of Auction Dynamics

Dan Larden, Infectious Media: Second-price auctions fall down in online display for two reasons. Firstly, there is an excess of supply versus demand, meaning many auctions only have a single participant. Secondly, people tend to bid too high for each ...

Published:  Tue, 20 Mar 2018 02:31:00 GMT

Plaza with Newark Walmart up for auction

An online auction is set for April 9-11. It's being hosted by Ten-X Commercial. The starting bid: $5 million, along with a $50,000 participation deposit. While Walmart - it underwent renovations that were completed in 2009 - anchors the eastern ...

Published:  Sun, 18 Mar 2018 11:18:00 GMT

TradeRev Unveils "H' - Artificial Intelligence to Enhance the Digital Auction Experience

Over the past several months, H was fed condition report data and thousands of images from across KAR's portfolio of whole car, salvage and online auction marketplaces and ancillary services providers. "H isn't some plug-and-play add-on; it's an ...

Published:  Tue, 20 Mar 2018 06:18:00 GMT

Got the bidding bug Volkswagen Beetle highlights Easton Lions auction

Hundreds of items, large and small, went on the auction block, from local gift certificates to a Rob Gronkowski autographed football. Along with in-person bidding, the Lions also held an online auction for some items beforehand. The auction is one of the ...

Published:  Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:37:00 GMT

Trips, Experiences, Resort Vacations Up for Bid at Victor E. Ball Live Auction

Anyone is invited to purchase tickets to attend this black tie optional evening. The Victor E. Ball online auction opens at 8 a.m., April 2 with more than 100 autographed, donated and NIU items and memorabilia up for bid. While anyone can take part in the ...

Published:  Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:22:00 GMT

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