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Your Best Online Auction Sites Audit

Aug 17, 2007
What positive qualities should you look for on a search for the best online auction sites for your future possible business? If that means looking for the best-known ones, then one would need to put e-bay at the top of the list.

It has achieved a definite notoriety for a number of reasons. Ebay is one of the amazing success stories of the early part of this century that started from an amazingly humble and accidental work of kindness of a young man for his girl friend. Details are below.

E-bay is the place selling the most quantity and dollar volume of items. E-bay also offers the most categories. The items to be auctioned are categorized for the internet user. That internet user can find a number of specialty sites on e-bay, as well as several regional sites.

It is getting better virtually everyday. This combination of specialty and regional sites has helped to make them one of the best worldwide places to shop.

The free help for selling and buying goods and information is prolific and very helpful to anyone interested in using it. On the E-bay site you can likely find trainers very close to where you live, all over the world, who are qualified to teach you the basic and advanced knowledge you need to know to run a successful E-bay business.

The total cost, of learning, will average around $200 for you to become an accomplished E-bay merchant. It is worth it because you can now start small and grow, step by step, in your E-bay business and make it as big as your time and desire will let you. Pretty neat huh? Do not drop thousand of dollars on some hype website trainer. Use an E-bay trainer only until you know what you are doing and feel that you are good at it.

E-bay is said to be the brainchild of an Iranian-American, someone living in southern California. While this writer has no proof of that fact, she does know that Iranians love to bargain. Don't we all? About ten years ago she arranged for a group of adults and children to play a party game. It involved the auctioning of certain items.

The Iranians at that party really enjoyed that game. On E-bay itself they will tell you that the very beginnings came when a gentleman started a tiny web site offering to buy different Pez candy containers, with different packaging on them for his girl friend.

When others saw him doing this, on the net, they asked him to list their items for them and they offered to give him a small fee for each sale. This worked excellently and the tiny act of kindness business started off like a rocket from this point and keeps growing to this day.

The knowledge you get from your E-bay training will carry over, in many ways, to the other auction sites.

Another popular online selling spot is UBid.com. UBid.com offers the site user access to its "My Page" service. The site user who uses "My Page" can put all of his or her auction activity in one spot. This service has gained favor among those who like to place bids at several different sites during one single online session. It has helped to place UBid.com in the category of "best online auction sites." This is an excellent feature because it lets you be very organized.

UBid.com also has another popular offering. Its main page displays the names of the auctions that are about to close. This feature is not found at the other auctions and is very powerful. It illustrates why a survey reveals that UBid.com is judged to be one of the best bidding sites. The power of this feature is that many experienced auction buyers like to buy products at the closing moments of auctions and lets you compete with them to buy products.

Bidz.com has shown itself to be a very different sort of auction. Unlike the other sites, Bidz.com is not after any sellers. While others invite sellers to offer items for sale, Bidz.com buys large numbers of items from various close-out deals. Bidz.com then sells those items in reserve auctions. What we immediately learn from this is that close-out deals are an excellent source for us to learn about and possibly use in our own auction business.

The popularity of many online auctions will no doubt grow, as they become more familiar to the average internet user. Yahoo Auctions, MSN Auctions and Amazon.com Auctions are already approaching the popularity of the most favored spots. As more internet users sell or buy items on those three sites, then they too will probably earn sufficient status to belong among the best of the best.

Perhaps other, newer ones, will soon make an appearance. Perhaps, in the future, they will offer all of the best features from the above-mentioned. Such a location would undoubtedly deserve to be called "best."

As you can see, this is a very exciting and fun business to get into. The learning curve is amazingly short if you get an experienced trainer from E-bay to teach you so you can dive into your training and keep learning about it every day. Your buying knowledge and experience will grow very fast. Do it and you will soon be a good auction entrepreneur.
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James M. Lowe writes original articles about home business opportunities .
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