I won! I won! Well, I got a bit off anyway ...

@jazzsue58 (2672)
October 22, 2010 6:06am CST
I won a new cooker on the Comet auction site. Lost the original one I wanted - which I could never have afforded at full price anyway. Bid went way over the £300 I'd allocated, just the wrong time for payday, otherwise I'd have gone higher as the cooker was a bargain - almost £600 in store. Then I saw another that had frozen - auction due over in 11 mins, next bid £281. I bid on that - got outbid by £5, but with 30 secs to go I bid again, and it stuck. Even with the £30 delivery charge it was still a bargain. Now I'm thinking - what else is there? Tumble drier maybe? I've never bid at auctions before, and don't really trust ebay (I paid for goods that never arrived) but Comet are a big warehouse chain with their own UK auction site, and trustworthy. I got a real buzz from this. How about you? Do you bid in online auctions, or prefer to "pay for it now?" A year ago, all my shopping was in the high street or standard online shiopping sites. But now I've seen the cheapest price for my cooker outside Comet auctions is £470 (at Lasky's)- I'm an auction junkie!
2 responses
@peavey (15862)
• United States
22 Oct 10
I've bid and won a few auctions at eBay and never had a problem getting the merchandise, but it's buyer beware, since you deal with individuals. Since I'm in the US, the Comet auction site probably wouldn't do me much good, but it sounds great!
@jazzsue58 (2672)
22 Oct 10
I know - it's only where Comet stores are sited, unfortunately. Australia, maybe Europe Mylotters might benefit but if you don't have a Comet warehouse it's a no-no. Worth looking to see if US stores have a smilar thing going though. Trouble with ebay is, it's an open auction site. A lot of the problems in my household were steep import duties that not only wiped out savings, but meant goods got lost in transit. With Comet, you can even phone the main storeline to track your order. A lot of users are saying, "Why not more like this?" For sure, ebay shouldn't be the only option.
@bunnybon7 (32526)
• Holiday, Florida
22 Oct 10
well now you are going to have to work twice as hard on your online things to afford all that bidding, huh? I never had a problem when bidding on ebay. but could never sell anything there for even near a decent price it seems. i wonder if they have an alternitive site in the USA for ebay? hhhmmm.