Do you know of any alternatives to eBay?

@VotreAmie (3037)
United States
June 21, 2007 4:42am CST
A friend on mine here on mylot advised me to use Craigslist, myspace and another site. I think she is right and I will consider these sites to sell stuff next time. This is a very good way to avoid eBay and paypal fees. Do you know of any other site that can be used as an alternative to eBay? Thank you for your answer and your time.
6 responses
@junksta14 (207)
• United States
25 Jun 07
yea craigs list is good...also theres another site called auction shark this is pretty cool too i have sold and purchased alot on this site...obviously not as reputable as ebay but its getting there!
@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
26 Jun 07
I will check out the site junksta. Thanks!
• United States
24 Jun 07
Hi Votre, The two sites I have purchased things from are Ebay and ubid. When I can't find what I am looking for on those two sites, I purchase from Amazon or Yahoo auctions. The frequency of my visits and buying in order are: Ebay, Ubid, Amazon. I have only used Yahoo auctions twice. I hope this helps, good-luck.
@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
25 Jun 07
This does help inallduetime. Thank you!
@Ronimas (699)
• India
24 Jun 07
Votreamie, though I am not very often deal with e-bay, I remember some site compete with e-bay and gaining popularity. Zoobid is one of them It offers no fee listing for buyers and sellers. No sign up fees. Also ubid, auctionfire and bidz may solve your purpose.
1 person likes this
@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
25 Jun 07
I thought about this subject a lot lately and I came to another conclusion... Most of my items that I put on ebay sold, and some of them even sold for a good price. So I came to this conclusion: when I have an item that I know will sell for sure, it's better to put it on eBay because that way I will have more exposure and it can be sold for more money even after fee deductions (shipping, ebay and paypal fees). Now if I know that the item is not expensive and I can not make a good profit after deducting the fees, then it's not worth the effort listing it on ebay and then shipping it. In this case I will use free sites like Craigslist. It's a site that is for local pick ups. I have also heard about ubid but not the other ones. Thanks Ronimas. I will check them out. The big advantage of ebay is the fact that you have a lot of exposure on the international level. So I still think ebay is necessary for items that are worth a good amount of money.
• United States
21 Jun 07
If you are selling aquarium or pond fish and/or supplies for aquariums and/of ponds then aquabid.com is a good site. No payments required but requested to help keep the site running.
1 person likes this
@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
22 Jun 07
Thanks for this information oscarbartoni. I indeed have an aquarium. I will check out that site.
@yanstill (1491)
• China
21 Jun 07
I dont know some international websites,but i only know sites in my country.sorry about that.i can't help. you said ebay and paypal will charge fees when you sell things?oh,i really didn't know that.i have no experience of online shopping,i think next time if i want to buy something,i can consult to you.you are quite an expert,i guess. hope you all the best.
1 person likes this
@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
21 Jun 07
Hi yanstill, you are from China heh? Well I can not use the sites over there lol Yes yanstill eBay and paypal charge fees when you sell. When you buy you don't pay any fees except sometimes if your item is shipped from another country than china then you may pay custom fees. Good luck yanstill and thanks again!
21 Jun 07
Hey I thought i would let you know i did some searching today and found this site not sure what its like but it has NO LISTING FEE'S OR SELLING FEE'S www.flatrateauctions.com i hope thats one you can use....
1 person likes this
@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
21 Jun 07
Thank you kategregory. I will check out this site!