Alternatives to eBay- Other Places to Sell Your Items

Why Resell Your Items Outside of eBay?

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When it comes to reselling items, most people immediately think of eBay as the place to go. However, in the last few years, more and more sellers have become unsatisfied with eBay’s policies. The main reason for this is because the site’s fees have increased dramatically.  Other reasons include spotty customer service, diminished seller-protection, and overly-stringent rules (for instance, eBooks can no longer be sold on eBay).

Fortunately, eBay has had a lot of competition lately. There are now many auction websites out there and, due to widespread demand for a seller-friendly eBay alternative, they are successfully taking a bite out of the undisputed auction king’s market share. If you are looking for a new online marketplace to sell your items, then please look below at our comprehensive list of online auction sites:

121 Bid
A US and UK based alternative to eBay which features classified listings, free auctions, and buy it now sales. 123 Bid have been online since 2004 and are Tax/VAT free! They advertise no fees ever. 100% free auction site.
Launched in September 2007, with twelve categories ranging from Motoring to Cheap holidays abroad. Advertised as a free auction site you can choose one of two upgrade packages and sell your classified in lightning speed.
All bidders
Australian-run auction site launched in 2001. It gets a reasonable amount of traffic. Large very active automobile section. Basic listings are free and you pay only when your items get sold. Sellers pay end commission of 2.20%-4.5%.
Altec Trader
International auction site registered in California in January 2008 is an auction site dedicated to no fees for sellers and a safe environment for buyers and sellers. All Standard auction listings are free with no fees. There are no final value fees. Free Wanted Ads. Free Store. Site is free to join and free to use. It has a good amount of traffic possibly because of the free listings and no sales final sales cost.
Started in 1998 Amazon is the top dog right under ebay. Owner of site Alexa Amazon has recently launched its very own shopping cart system. Traffic is great at You can build an Amazon product store and earn referrals of up to 15% of sales with their banner links.
REDC ( makes purchasing real estate at auction an easy, fun, and unintimidating process! Launched in 1990 and claims to have auctioned a record 32,800 homes in 2008. Public Lender Foreclosure Auction where they advertise all homes must be sold. They also advertise EZ Financing at today’s low rates.
Auction Ad City
Started in February 2008 this new US-based online auction site is an auctions and classifieds marketplace where everything can be listed. Auction items are free to list with a closing fee of 5% up to $10,000. Upgrades are available at additional costs. You can also list businesses and individuals. Classified section costs 50 cents to list an item which includes 5 photos and various upgrades are available at additional costs. The site also has a subscription payment plan which allows sellers to list as much as they want for free, provided they have subscribed.
Auction Bidz
Started in 2006 this auction site is 100% Aussie-owned and currently run from an office in Sydney N.S.W, by a small team of dedicated professionals on a volunteer basis. They currently advertise free to use at no cost to you what so ever with an AU$10 free credit just for signing up. Seems to have a good amount of traffic since it’s free to use.
Auction Quest
Started in 2004, Auction Quest is a US based eBay alternative.
Auction Warehouse
Started in 1999 Auction Warehouse is US based site that started out specializing in computer hardware and peripherals but they seem to have a lot more. Traffic is above average and the site is heavy on electronics.
This online auction / online classified site has been around since 1998. Audiogon features listings for almost everything that is electronic, entertainment or home theater orientated items. Traffic is average and the base cost of an ad or auction is $4.00, this includes three pictures. Additional options are available for additional costs as labeled while posting. The transaction fees are only applied to a seller’s account if the item listed is sold. They are equal to 1% of the reported sale price and will be expected to be resolved before any further ads may be posted.
Owned by Tradus (Also known as QXL) This online auction portal has branches in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and The Ukraine. As far as features and costs go, you’re on your own with these auction websites. These auction sites are not in English.
Bang 4 Bucks
New Australian online auction site. They offer store accounts up to ten items are free and end of auction fees range from 2.25% to 3.75%.  2.50% to 3.75% for USA International sellers. Charity auctions are going to be run under Crazy Sunday auctions. Bang 4 Bucks is hoping to capture the unhappy eBay Australia’s customers. Ebay Australia is pushing its buyers and sellers to use its subsidiary PayPal .
Beezid is a whole new fun and exciting way to get the absolute best deals out there. Beezid offers a thrilling spin on auction shopping by offering Penny auctions, Cherry auctions and our exclusive Reveal auctions where the best strategy gets the best deal. Beezid’s software allows you to take advantage of getting the best discounts over and over again using great bonuses and incentives. Beezid is also a great tool for you to make money! In Feb. 2010 Beezid had a Alexa Rank of 37,596.

For a great overview of Beezid, check out the video tutorial.

Launched in April 2009, Bidcactus is a new type of web-based auction experience that combines the thrill of real world entertainment with the efficiency and value of online shopping. In Feb. 2010 their Alexa Rank was 12,788. Bidcactus features only brand new merchandise. Bidding starts at just $.10 with no reserve. Bids cost only $0.75 each, and come in bid packs of 25, 50, 100, 250 and 500 so you can walk away a winner with only a small amount invested! With each bid placed, an items’ price increases by $0.10 or by $0.01 (depending on the type of auction). When you bid, the counter gets re-set up to a maximum of 30 seconds. An auction ends when there are no further bids and there is a winner!  You can bid on bid packs and pay far less than .75 cents ea. Lots of Gift Cards available to bid on if you like to shop.
Bid4Assets was launched in November 1999. Bid4Assets is the online auction marketplace for high-value assets like real estate, jewelry and rare collectibles.

Government agencies and an extensive community of private sellers rely on Bid4Assets to connect with buyers interested in unique personal property and real estate. Auctions have included everything from one-of-a-kind historic cars, luxurious estates and spectacular jewelry to the Presidential Yacht Sequoia and exotic cars.

Government auctions have been a specialty at Bid4Assets since our early days when we began helping the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) sell forfeited assets ranging from cars, boats and planes to real estate, artwork, jewelry and much more. Today numerous federal, state and county government agencies partner with Bid4Assets to sell a wide variety of forfeited, surplus, tax-defaulted and foreclosed property online. In addition to the U.S. Marshals Service, federal and state agencies that hold auctions on Bid4Assets include the U.S. Department of Treasury, the U.S. Department of Energy, the State of New Jersey and more than 40 counties nationwide.

Our approach and reputation make us the online auction marketplace for high-value assets. Because of our experience working with the U.S. Marshals Service, state and county governments, and private sellers, we are the unparalleled leader in online auctions for high-value items.

In February 2008, Bid4Assets launched, an enhanced, real estate-only online auction site.

New auction site registered in 2008 with a basic listing fee of US .50 cents with upgrades available at additional costs. No commission on sales but not much traffic yet.
BidMate was founded in 2007 by Internet entrepreneur Ron Gully, with the intention of providing Australia’s most progressive online Auction site. BidMate is located in Highton Geelong Australia. Listing is free with various upgrades and end of item fee paid by seller is .20 AUD under 5.00 AUD and 2.49% from 5.00 to 5000.00 AUD. Up to 250 item store is free. Not much traffic yet but lots of special offers.
Located in London, Bidray is a new online auction site featuring top-name, brand new high-def TVs, super fast laptops, state-of-the-art cell phones, high class fashion clothing and more. Its a buy bids site and you need to be a persistent bidder to win and a bit of luck. Bidray is owned & operated by the UK company Bidray Ltd. In Feb. 2010 their Alexa Rank was 90,409.
Started in 2002 US Based Bidtopia has a single flat rate fee of 4.75% of final value sales price for any item that sells on the exchange (regardless of store or auction format).  Although there is no listing fee, nor monthly store fee, they do charge a small transaction fee for items that fail to sell on the exchange.   Failure to sell fees (FTS) include a 25 cent fee for auctions (inverted or traditional) that fail to attract a single bid and a similar 25 cents per item fee for any item listed in the “store” format that fails to achieve a single sale for an entire month. Bidtopia also requires that sellers keep 100 items live on the site at all times.
An Australian auction site set up in the second half of 2008. Bid2trade advertises that their basic listings are free although there are optional enhancement costs and the final seller fees range from 3% to 89.00 AUS depending on the item and sellers get to attach three photos to basic listings. Site has a low page rank and traffic.
Bidz is the largest brand name & jewelry auction. All of our items are 100% authentic and almost all are brand new. We offer outstanding jewelry, watches, sunglasses, and other accessories from leading brands, including Faberge, Di Modolo, Gucci, Chanel, Carrera y Carrera, Valentino, Versace, and many more.
100% free online classified marketplace started in 1998 and US based it is one of the older ecommerce auction sites online that does not charge buyers or sellers. They make money from banner advertising. Good traffic mostly from the US.
Newer auction site started in June 2008 offers listing with up to 4 photos is free with a set price scale for final sale fees. You can import your listings from eBay or craigslist. This site has had allot of advertisement in the USA and already has a Google page rank of 4/10.
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Our recommended GNU/Linux distribution is Ubuntu, primarily for ease of use, support, large community, and frequent updates. But we also have many other great GNU/Linux & BSD based PCs available for everyone to buy and sell here.

Cashback online auction site was set up in the UK in August 2008 and has had very few listings at the time of writing. The site doesn’t charge a final commission, photo or listing fees instead relying on a yearly membership fee. They claim every member that gets a new member to sign up will get $5. They offer some interesting buyer tools including proxy bidding, item watch and auction watch, where the site alerts the buyer if an auction with certain keywords are launched.
Click India Classifieds
Clickindia is a free, simple, easy-to-use classifieds website that brings together complementing opportunities. Clickindia is a place where people can post their offers and requirements and browse through the same posted by others from their own or from anywhere across India. Clickindia can help you in various ways: find an apartment, look for a job, sell your old car, meet new people who share your interests, and advertise community events such as art exhibitions or music concerts and lot more. Main office is in Uttar Pradesh, India.
Launched in Dec 1999 and has since gained the reputation of the “Most Trusted Online Auction Site” so they say? CQout is a UK based International auction company, with users in more than 57 countries around the world, conducting person-to-person and business to consumer auctions, at, and CQout Ltd is registered in England
Cool Auction
Founded in May 2006, No listing fee, additional upgrades available, end of auction fee varies from 3% to 1%. They also list a seller Verification Fee of $10.00, recurring every 180 days.
Started around 1995 includes local classifieds and forums – community moderated, and largely free. Jobs, housing, goods, services, romance, local activities, advice – just about anything really.
More than 1 million new job listings each month.
More than 120 million user postings in 100 topical forums.
Craigslist has about 30 employees that work out of a victorian house in the Inner Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco. eBay acquired 25% of the equity in craigslist from a former shareholder in august of 2004.
DanceBidz auctions allow members to sell or purchase anything dance related from costumes to accessories to music and musical instruments. Based in the UK but membership is open to any country. No listing fee, various upgrades available, end of auction fees vary from .10 cents to 3.5% max. Stores – want ads available.
Founded in Nov. 2007 and started by a frustrated ebay customer. Sales pitch reads: “Dawdle is the gamers’ online marketplace – we make it as easy as possible to buy and sell all of your games, systems, and accessories online. We’re built from the ground up for gaming, with a 100% guarantee on all of your transactions.”
Deal Tent
Dealtent began as an auction site with a soft opening in December 2007, and before that it was a shopping affiliate referral site.  Sellers have the ability to display a hyperlink to their eBay feedback pages. Don’t forget you have a free home page at Dealtent! Use it to your advantage.
De Remate
Formerly Mercado Libre’s main competition De Remate was bought out by the South American giant in 2008. The site itself owned and operated for other domains, including De Remate in Argentina, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, De Remate, Mexico, Peru, Uraguay and Venezuela. The group also controlled the De Rento name in Columbia and Mexico.

The De Remate name has fared pretty well from the takeover and the sites still enjoy relatively volumes of traffic. Sellers are able to sell via auctions, stores or classifieds. De Remate’s fees are a little bit cheaper than that of Mercado Libre with sellers paying 1% listing fees ($1-$10) and 4.49% in commission for auctions and 7.99% for classified and shop listings.

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De Reto
De Reto is part of the De Remate stable. Formerly Mercado Libre’s main competition De Remate was bought out by the South American giant in 2008. The site itself owned and operated for other domains, including De Remate in Argentina, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, De Remate, Mexico, Peru, Uraguay and Venezuela. The group also controlled the De Rento name in Columbia and Mexico.

The De Reto name has fared less well than De Remate, particularly in Columbia. Sellers are able to sell via auctions, stores or classifieds. De Remate’s fees are a little bit cheaper than that of Mercado Libre with sellers paying 1% listing fees ($1-$10) and 4.49% in commission for auctions and 7.99% for classified and shop listings.

Dove Auction Site
Dove Auction Site is an Australian site that was launched in the last couple of years and is dedicated to the site owner’s sister

Margaret Rosemary Smith

1961 -  2008

who passed away from cancer. While there are quite a few listings (especially in clothing, baby clothes, electronics, and books categories) the site does have a reasonable alexa ranking. They offer either a 30-day subscription, or a 1% commission

DubLi Operated by the DUBLICOM Ltd. in the Republic of Cyprus, D.R.C.O.R. In Feb. 2010 their Alexa Rank was 20,575. Too many rules to cover here, sorry you’re on your own here.
EasyMud is a free online auctions site that started in 2009 and based in the US. This auctions site offers Auto Auctions, Cmost complete online auction venue in the worldars Auctions, House Auctions, Home Auctions, Property Auctions, Vehicle Auctions, Jewelry Auctions, Antique Auctions, Electronics Auctions and much more. It is free to list on this site with various enhancements that range from 50 cents to $2 and final sales commission will set you back $1. For items under $100 and 1% for items over $100.
An auction site started in 2001. eBid gets better than average traffic, most of which comes from the US and the UK. They do not charge to list items but do have a 3% fee for a successful sale.

eBid USA. Zero Fee Online Auctions for the United States
eBid Canada. Zero Fee Online Auctions for the Canada
eBid UK. Zero Fee Online Auctions for the United Kingdom
eBid New Zealand. Zero Fee Online Auctions for New Zealand
eBid Deutschland. Zero Fee Online Auctions for Deutschland
eBid Nederland. Zero Fee Online Auctions for Nederland
eBid Australia. Zero Fee Online Auctions for Australia
eBid India. Zero Fee Online Auctions for India
eBid Svierge. Zero Fee Online Auctions for Svierge
eBid Singapore. Zero Fee Online Auctions for Singapore
eBid France. Zero Fee Online Auctions for France
eBid España. Zero Fee Online Auctions for España
eBid Danmark. Zero Fee Online Auctions for Danmark
eBid Ireland. Zero Fee Online Auctions for Ireland
eBid South Africa. Zero Fee Online Auctions for South Africa
eBid Italia. Zero Fee Online Auctions for Italia
eBid Portugal. Zero Fee Online Auctions for Portugal
eBid Norge. Zero Fee Online Auctions for Norge

E-Buy Auction
FREE TO JOIN, FREE BASIC LISTING, LOWEST ONLINE FEES, it’s Totally FREE, including 4 FREE Pictures. New Online Web Site, for auction, auctions, online auctions, car auctions, car auctions online, art, books, cars, jewelry, laptops, motorcycles, music, toys, home, DIY, computers, clothing, digital cameras, DVD, free online auctions, buy and sell, bid, bidding, property for sale, bargains. The site is very new, only being registered late in 2008 but coming with most of the listing fees and the enhancement fees nonexistent. Final commissions are quite low as well ranging from 1.9%-1.3%.
A free auction and ecommerce store creation service that was set up in 2001 finally went live in its beta version in the early fall of 2004. is both a free web store builder and a free online marketplace. Sellers can easily create their own free online store in minutes. Buyers can easily browse and compare between thousands of products.

Sellers receive free website hosting, a free subdomain and a powerful admin tool to manage their free online stores. All products are posted to Google Product Search as well.

A US eBay alternative which has been around since July 2008. This site is listed as the eBay of the 90’s. The owners wanted to make a site that is friendly to both sellers and buyers like eBay was back in the 90’s. No listing fee, selling fee starts at 5% and drops from there. Upload up to twelve images for free and they offer a barter box where both the seller and the buyer can communicate secretly. Large amount of traffic from Twitter and will tweet and retweet many of its user’s listings. Booth prices range between $4.95 for month to $39.95 for a year. They use Google Checkout and PayPal as well as importing feedback from eBay.
Set up in 1999 – at ePier Individuals can buy and sell anything from personal items to automobiles! – Businesses can sell their products to the global community by setting up their own free business site! Service providers can advertise their services and watch the business roll in! Whether you are browsing, looking to hire someone to complete a project, or needing a place to advertise your goods, ePier has a place for you. Their home page has a page rank of 4 but the site is reported to be down allot with low sales.
FeverBid Auction Site
New and exciting ebay and amazon shopping alternative with live online auctions running all the time. was founded by an entrepreneur who just decided he had enough with eBay’s and Amazon’s tactics against their loyal merchants who at a whim will throw them to the dogs. They report they have a $10,000.00 Security Guarantee Bond for all of their customers’ safety in shopping. No listing fee’s, optional upgrades available and the Final Value Fee of 3%.
Fia Ola
Samoa’s own online trading community operated by Zone Marketing. Set up in 2008 they call themselves a friendly community notice board, and a means for people to start home based businesses. Sell all that stuff that has been lying around home gathering dust. Turn it into cash$. Even those that already have a regular shop or flee market. Why stop selling when you lock your doors each evening or weekend. Put all your items on Fia Ola Land and continue selling 24 hours, 7 days to the whole wide world. No listing fee, and no startup date or corporate address listed that we could find. Always remember Buyer Beware!
570 Auctions
A US-based auction and site set up in 2009. The site offers classified and auction listings and has a bulk uploader for everyone who wants it. Listings and traffic are low as the site is new.
An interesting concept where sellers start high and let the price go lower. Items on 4Sale4Now start high and then, after a scheduled time, the price gradually comes off until it hits the absolute lowest price you could accept letting them go at. It then goes off the listings. Scheduled price drops are shown on the description and are crossed off once a certain day is reached.

The site has been put together well and has received a surprising amount of love from Google considering it has only been up since late 2008. It has a very reasonable amount of listings online as well. Before you list anything on 4sale4now you have to buy seller packs, which grant you the right to list products. 5 listings will set you back $10 while 100 will cost you $150. There is no fee for unsold items (although you will have to pay to list it again) you can expect to pay a final commission fee of 4% of the final sale figure although it looks like you may end up paying a different figure depending on how much the item is ‘discounted’. is a new penny auction site much like all the others. Bidding of every item on starts at 0 cents and with each bid the price goes up one cent. Each bid has a time frame and if a bidder is out bided within that time frame, the auction price will be extended by one cent and the clock will be reset. Site features an Auto bid system designed to bid for you.
Auctions are active between 6 AM and 12 AM PST; 8 AM – 2 AM CST.
In Feb. 2010 their Alexa Rank was 104,702.
GoBid, Inc. is a US company with offices in Miami, FL and San Francisco, CA. The site is only open to US bidders so you know you stand a great chance of winning. If you want to buy American, this is the site for you. Sure, some of the items on the site are from other countries but when possible we work with US distributors and vendors.

GoBid is managed by two of its founding partners: Jose Calleja and Lael Sturm.  Both have strong backgrounds in both internet and entertainment having worked with well known companies including MTV, Universal Music, Paramount Pictures and CNET. In Feb. 2010 their Alexa Rank was 101,338.

Auctions run from 6am to 10pm Pacific Time – Bidding is paused between:
10:00 PM – 6:00 AM – Everything on GoBid is brand new and in the box.  Most items come with manufacturer’s warranties. Each bid costs $0.95 to place.  The auction price goes up by one penny with each bid. On GoBid you get a full credit for lost bids.  Here’s how it works: Let’s say you bid 10 times in an auction that you do not win.  You will see a credit on your account page of $10.  The next time you win an auction, they take $10 off the sale price.  So if your next auction ends at $15 you only pay $5!  There is a time limit on the credit.  After 7 days the credit expires so it is important that you use it up in that first week.

Started in March 2000 as a local London classified ads and community site, designed to connect people who were either planning to move, or had just arrived in the city, and needed help getting started with accommodation, employment and meeting new people. They now cover 60 cities across 6 countries – the UK, Ireland, Poland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa – and are the UK’s biggest website for local community classifieds including flat share, flat rentals and jobs. In 2005 they became part of the Kijiji family within eBay.
Gun Broker is the largest online auction site dedicated to firearms, hunting, shooting and related products:

Consistently attracts more visitors each month than any other firearms auction site – an average of 2.5 million unique monthly visitors. We have over 1.3 million registered users.

USA Shooting says…
“The folks at have been great to us,” commented Buddy DuVall, Director of Marketing for USA Shooting. “They have been generous and a pleasure to deal with.” specializes in the firearms industry:

Created to be an auction site for the unique needs of the firearms industry. supports the industry through groups like the NRA, NSSF, Hunting Heritage Trust, Shooting Sports Summit and USA Shooting.

  • Gun sales are highly regulated. By Federal Law, any gun you buy has to be shipped to a licensed gun dealer and you must go to that dealer’s business in person, produce identification, fill out paperwork called a 4473 form, and pass a background check. The process is no different buying on GunBroker than it would be buying a gun at a gun shop. GunBroker’s value-add is a huge selection of guns for sale, not the ability to buy illegally or circumvent the law
Google Base
Google’s foray into the ecommerce world (apart from Google checkout, Google’s shopping cart system, and Google product search, which is linked to Google base) Items can be listed for free with this system.

Simply describe your items on Google Base to make them as easy as possible for people to find when they search. You do not need a website to put your stuff online. Learn more…

GSA Auctions
Your Official Link to Government Surplus and Forfeited Property

The GSA Auctions® website ( has been developed to complete GSA’s transformation to an all-electronic asset management system. The site offers the general public the opportunity to bid electronically on a wide array of Federal assets. The auctions are completely web-enabled, allowing all registered participants to bid on a single item or multiple items (lots) within specified timeframes.
GSA Auctions® offers Federal personal property assets ranging from commonplace items (such as office equipment and furniture) to more select products like scientific equipment, heavy machinery, airplanes, vessels and vehicles. GSA Auctions® online capabilities allow GSA to offer assets located across the country to any interested buyer, regardless of location.
Participants may choose to browse items that are offered on this site or may choose to search for items and place bids. In order to place a bid(s), participants must register first.

GSA is the “business side” of the U.S. Government. It was established over 50 years ago by President Truman on July 1, 1949, by Section 101 of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act as a result of a recommendation by the Hoover Presidential commission.

Haggle is a penny auction that sells new top name products. You must buy  bids in packs of 20, 40, 75, 150, 300 or 600. You can earn free bids by participating in special promotions. Once you find an item you’d like to bid on, click the “bid” button. Each bid placed increases the final price of the auction item and adds additional time to the auction clock. If you’re the highest bidder when the auction ends, the item is yours to buy at the final auction price. As of Feb. 2010 their Alexa Rank was 64,403.
Happy Sheep
#1 place in New Zealand to list local events, classes, activities, jobs, services, flats and flat mates, stuff for sale and more!

Happy sheep is a local listing site with pages dedicated to all of the major cities in New Zealand. While it doesn’t have anywhere near the traffic of TradeMe it is completely free.

Harley Parts Auction
Harley Parts Auction is for Harley Owners to come together at one website to Buy, Sell, Trade and discuss everything Harley! Located in Boise, Idaho. Owners write that they started this website because they noticed that many motorcycle owners have problems trying to locate specialty or limited parts… or just get lost on eBay trying to find the bike parts they need.

No Sign up Fees.
Free to Post Items.
Auction Forums & Chat. (For members only)
Personal Online Stores.
Free Live Help Chat.
Free Want Ads.

Hi Bidder
An online auction site that has been around since 2005. Sellers are able to set up a store and offer items up for auction as well as set up a free store. There are no listing fees and most of the enhancement fee costs seem pretty low.

They currently offer $500 in credits just for registering! With 30 Free re-lists for EACH of your items and your free HB Credits, won’t cost you a penny – EVER! is a powerful alternative auction solution that empowers its membership like no other! Their goal is to give you the options and features to separate your auction experience from the rest and make it broad enough to attract more visitors and therefore, potential buyers to your auctions.

High Street Sale
A UK-based online auction service set up in April 2009 High Street Sale has done fairly well for itself getting some love from Google in that short time. There seems to be a focus on cheap mobile phones, fitness DVDs, ladies shoes, electronics, clothing, gifts and LCD TVs, but there are a range of other products available.

The site aims to offer the lowest priced goods directly offering end of season sales, clearance sales and end of product lines. It doesn’t cost anything to list on, asks for a 3.5% final sale fee and is only open to sellers with UK addresses.

Hoobly is a US-run global classified site set up in 2002 that gets fairly good traffic. It has a free ad service and an interesting premier ad system where you bid on how much you are willing to pay for an ad.

Hoobly is a free classifieds site that integrates the best of both local classifieds and a national marketplace with its “Ad Filter” technology, which starts out general and allows for more specific browsing.
A fairly big German alternative site which offers, auctions, classifieds and storefronts.

The largest, free online auction company on the German Internet! is a virtual marketplace on which EVERYONE can buy and sell for free. Purchase books, CDs, records, DVDs or videos for often less than half of the new price or sell your items at a fixed price. Site is in German.

Inter Shop Zone
Online Shopping Comparison Site
The Marketplace Network has been providing Internet related services to its members and visitors since June, 1999. Since then, our network has grown from a small auction house, to a mid-sized marketplace in just a few short years. Marketplace has added several new sections that have done quite well for both the company, and advertisers that choose to advertise within these new areas of our network. In early 2001, Marketplace had started to form successful alliances and partnerships with such companies as, InfoSpace, and SnapNames to name a few. These companies have helped Marketplace build its comprehensive business center which was created specifically for its members and visitors. – Online Shopping Comparison Site

iOffer began in 2001 as we saw the need for an alternative to frenetic and hyper-competitive web marketplaces. It was clear that people wanted something different, something that was not frustrating, but easy — even fun! It touts itself as being an ecommerce community where people can negotiate prices for things. You can even swap things if you want. There’s a final listing fee of 5% for sales and one US dollar each for successful swaps. Read about them in detail in the announcements.
Job Lot
Started in 2006. A UK-based classified site which allows you put up listings, with photos, for one month for no listing fee (for now) and without charging a final sales fee.

Tired of trawling through all those classified ads trying to find that must have bargain?  If so is the site for you. You can search for hundreds of classified items for sale using our simple search engines, and instantly contact the seller direct.
No registration is required to find items, so feel free to browse the site!

If your looking for a classified ads service to help you turn those unwanted second hand items into cash? One advert on could generate you extra money.

Kijiji Classifieds
This free global/local classified site is an eBay subsidiary and was set up to compete with Craigslist. Kijiji has grown till it is the second largest free classified site in the market in the US and Canada at least and as of June 2009, attracted nearly 7 million monthly unique visitors and more than 400,000 live listings.
LGG Auctions
LGGAUCTIONS was launched in August 2006. They are from the UK but based in Turkey and also run overseas Corporations operating within the Financial Services Industry. Listing is free.
Liquidity Services in Europe, a division of the US based company Liquidity Services Inc.(NASDAQ:LQDT), is a leading provider of full service solutions to market and sell wholesale and surplus assets. We provide a marketplace and value-added services that enable corporations and government agencies to enhance their financial return from the sale of excess assets. Our service offerings, including sales and marketing, logistics and transaction settlement, simplifies the sales process for manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, service companies and government agencies such as the UK MoD and the US DoD in the UK. This comprehensive solution to convert surplus assets into cash quickly and effectively connects sellers to professional buyers through an innovative online and offline marketplace with integrated services for its clients. Headquartered in Washington D.C., Liquidity Services, Inc. and its other subsidiaries Government Liquidation and enable companies and government agencies to market and sell surplus assets and wholesale goods quickly and conveniently using online auction marketplaces and value-added services. The company is listed on the NASDAQ (LQDT). More information can be found at:
Liquidation is a Liquidity Services, Inc. marketplace where professional buyers can source commercial surplus inventory and government surplus assets in an online environment. Bulk lots are sold by the truckload, pallet, or small package, and conditions range from new in a box to customer returns and used. Our wide variety of product categories includes apparel, computers, electronics, housewares, industrial equipment, vehicles, and much more.
MADBID is the first UK-based penny auction where brand new products, such as Nintendo Wiis, iPods, laptops, digital cameras and LCD TVs fall under the auction hammer everyday and sell for prices that can only be described as totally mad. is led by a group of professionals with long experience in IT, marketing, finance and entrepreneurship. The management team’s past work experience comes from investment banking, strategy, trading platforms, start-ups, and IT project management.
Mercado De Ventas
Sales market is a market for all. Shoppers can find items and make offers of articles. Sellers can make their own ads, sell your items new or used publicly. Our service is an auction style site service and is very easy to use, and most importantly, is free of charge in the basic list. You can even open your own shop on our customers.
Mercado Libre
Costa Rica
eBay USA
MGV Liquidations
AJ Square Incorporation a part of “The Lords” group is a well established global IT service provider delivering technology-driven business solutions that meets the strategic objectives of IT clients. AJ Square Incorporation was established in the year 2003 with its registered office at Delaware, United States and a development center at Madurai, India.
MilBids unique mission is different than any other auction site on the internet today. Sure it’s entirely free, it’s run by real military personnel, it’s got all the bells you could ask for, and sure it’s got a great community. This is not what sets us apart though. The real feature behind MilBid is that we give our proceeds to real units serving around the world through the donations we collect and the advertising money we receive. Military units, not just American, have the opportunity to reap real benefits from MilBid through monetary donations and care packages. This is our mission and why we exist.
Neo loch
Founded by David Hoffman, He started NeoLoch in February of 2008 in response to eBay’s sweeping changes that impacted thousands of sellers. He, simply put, wanted a friendly place for sellers and buyers to come together, a place that would keep the best interests of buyers and sellers at heart. That has been NeoLoch’s goal from the beginning and they strive to keep that simple philosophy full of life. The staff at NeoLoch take their community seriously and listen to every voice, and though not every change can be implemented, they do give every suggestion due consideration. And, on many occasions, have implemented additional features, or changes requested by our sellers, in a matter of days.
Njuskalo Classified
Njuskalo is a free classified site that started in 2007 in Croatia. You can have up to 10 photos on listings and the site is easy to renew and change ecommerce listings. FYI: Njuskalo translates to “sniffer” in English!
OfficeHax is a free auction site for electronics. No annual, monthly, or listing fees.
Oltiby is an independent and neutral marketplace for all products. This site is a supplier of web auction solutions and is designed for trading any kind of product or commodity. Oltiby uses reverse auction method for bidding purposes. New applicants join for free. All applicants are screened for quality control. All sensitive data is encrypted for security.
The Oltiby service is delivered by Oltiby Inc. whose registered office is in Jupiter, FL. Est. July 25th 2007
One Way
OneWay – The largest kiwi owned auction website!
Features one way funding also known as escrow accounts, multi currency auctions, and a commission network for people you introduce to Oneway.
Online Auction
There are no fees for basic membership, which allows users to bid and buy simply by registering. Becoming a verified buyer costs $4 a month, and entitles you to utilize a private O-Mail account, feedback and added security. To sell on OnlineAuction, you must pay an $8 per month fee, but then you can list items for free and not accrue any final value fees.

Low $8 monthly membership fee.
No listing or re-listing fees.
No final value fees. (sales commissions)
Freedom to post personal website information with every listing.
Re-listing is free, and your auctions can be set to re-list automatically.
True competitive bidding – highest bid wins.

UK auction and classified listing site opened in 2005, it gets a surprising amount of its traffic from the US lately. A large amount of its listings and traffic seems to be software, eBook and electronics related.

While it is free to set up a store with 50 items or there listing an item will cost you a percentage of the value of the item, ranging from 10% to 2.4%. There are enhancements available for costs between 05p and 4 GBP.

The final commissions range between 4.5% and 2.2% with anything sold for less than 7 GBP attracting a flat 2 pound final payment fee.

Overstock Auctions
Overstock Auctions made it very easy to register and set up a selling account. Their web pages are clean and well laid out, easily understandable, clear and concise. Overstock Auctions features more than 100 major categories and extra no charge features like Subtitles, Make It Mine (very similar to a Buy It Now button), and 10-day duration auctions.

Insertion fees range from 10 cents (for opening prices of 99 cents or less) to $3.15 (for opening prices of $500 and above). Closing Fees are broken down according to the selling price of a successful auction. Items selling for up to $25.00 have a 3% closing fee. Items selling from $25.01 to $1,000 charge 3% of the initial $25.00 ($0.75), plus 2% of the remaining closing price balance up to $1,000.00. Items selling for more than $1,000.01 have a closing fee of 3% of the initial $25.00, plus 2% of the next $25.01 to $1,000.00, plus 1% of the remaining closing price balance above$1,000.01.

Upgrade fees are as follows: Bold is $1, Highlight is $5, Featured is $13.17 and additional images are included for ten cents each. Subtitles, Make It Mine (Buy It Now), and 10 day listings are free upgrades. Traffic is good but you are competing with that lists quit a few items on Auctions.

OZtion appears to be an Australian eBay clone started up in 2005 and based in Melbourne. Site has lots of traffic but reviews are mixed, surprising since there are no listing fees. The forums warn of trolls?

OZtion was acquired by ASX listed company Jumbuck Entertainment Ltd in June 2008. In December 2008 the teams at OZtion and Jumbuck launched – CarBuddy provides dealers and private sellers with the most cost-effective and useful car classifieds website service in Australia. CarBuddy provides a place to sell, buy, value, research and chat about cars.

An Australian online auction site where the people of Australia can buy, sell & swap almost any item imaginable. Free listings, free stores, free speed lister, free importer. 10 cent final sale fee.
Started in 1998 they are Russia’s Amazon. Large movers on this site are mostly books and eBooks. Sellers must apply to be a partner and get accepted by Ozon, also good Russian language skills can be useful here.
Canadian-based and was started in 2003. Traffic is light and its fairly cheap to sell here. Stores cost monthly fee’s but offer you discounts on the final sale fees.
Precious Metals Exchange
PMEX (Precious Metals Exchange) PMEX takes pride in being the first true precious metals hub, offering the most sought after precious metals services in one centralized location. Whether an individual wants to buy, sell, auction, trade, invest, or even discuss precious metals with other like-minded individuals, they can do so at PMEX.

The online store currently offers p Suisse gold bars at a very competitive rate. Within the very near future, the online store will list unique PMEX brand precious metal product which will be offered exclusively through PMEX.

The PMEX Auction House was specifically built to serve the needs of individuals wishing to buy and sell precious metals. Regardless of the value of the product, whether you are selling a 1oz silver round or a 100oz gold bar, the end of auction fee is a flat 1% fee. Unlike other auction sites, PMEX is the first to offer an exclusive way to buy and sell precious metals with other metal connoisseurs, worry free. With our Guaranteed Transactions, both parties will be at ease when making transactions via PMEX.

New site with low traffic numbers PoshBid is another penny auction site. Products are brand new and packaged with manufacturer’s warranty. You buy bids. Each bid increases the price 1 (one) Cent at a time and resets the timer. The last bidder before the clock is allowed to run out wins the auction. PoshBid is owned and operated by Cent Auction Live Ltd, with its head office in Tallinn, Estonia.
QuiBids was started in July 2009. Based out of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Like many of the online penny auction sites they have new top name products for you to bid on. You must buy bids to start participating in the auctions. Bids cost .60 cents each and they auction off bid packs like most of the newer penny auctions. In Feb. 2010 their Alexa Rank was 18,444.
QX Bid
QxBid operates without the usual fees other auction sites charge. QxBid has No Basic Listing Fees, No Reserve Fees, No Buy-It-Now Fees, No Second Category Fees and No Final Value Fees. They list items ranging from coins to wholesale items.
Formerly known as QXL, it’s now Tradus started in 1999 and floated on the Nasdaq soon after. QXL is only one of the trade names but it is one that seems to be popular according to the people who use Ciao. The QXL name is best known in Norway and Denmark where it is a quite popular ecommerce portal.

They also operate the following online auction sites:

Ruby Lane
Ruby Lane is a US based site set up in 2007 and more like an online mall where you set up a shop within their site. This site is aimed at those peddling the finer things in life.
Setting up a shop costs and they charge a listing fee per item as well as an advertising fee. US traffic is good but traffic from the UK, Canada and India is increasing all the time.
Sell Bid And Buy
Australia and New Zealand’s low cost online auction site – Free to join up with an AU$5 credit. The fees, are pretty reasonable. You’ll pay nothing to list the item and a fairly low price for buy it now and reserve options (five Australian cents for ‘buy it now’ 10 for reserve). Final commission fees are 3% for things under AU$75, 2.75% for things over AU$75 and 2% for things over AU$1000. Site uses PayPal.
Sell My Stuff
An online auction site for Australian vendors, Sell as much as you like for just $15.00 No additional fees or charges. FREE online shop with a fully integrated “Pay Now” facility. No time-wasting auctions.
Sell UK
This is a UK-based auction and classified site. The site doesn’t charge sellers a final listing fee, instead charging sellers a 10% – 2.4% listing price depending on the asking price of the item.
Site is very new and not much traffic as of 2009.
ShopGoodWill is the first Internet auction site created, owned and operated by a nonprofit organization. It was created and is operated by Goodwill of Orange County (Santa Ana, CA). Participating Goodwill’s from across the country offer for auction on the site a wide array of art, antiques and collectibles as well as new and nearly new items pulled from their vast inventories of donated goods. From unique one-of-a-kind items to estate pieces, the depth of resources is enormous. Revenues from these auction sales fund Goodwill’s education, training and job placement programs for people with disabilities and other barriers.
An ecommerce portal something akin to Amazon but without the looks or reach Shoporium is a service that allows sellers to set up their own shop, manage it, and market their listings on other locations.

The design is sort of 1990’s, which is somewhat unsurprising as it was first created in 1999. The site requires a $17.50 monthly fee.

Shoporium is powered by Auction Submittm software which allows sellers to easily manage and rotate their auction inventory. Now Auction Submit supports Shoporium so sellers on online auctions can move inventory from auction to shop, shop to auction and auction to auction.

Shoporium is not a mall. It is a hosting service for your shop. Each individual shop has its own search engine and custom look. You can even set up your own domain here. In addition, there is also a search feature which will search all of Shoporium creating a synergy for all of the shops.

New U.S. Auction site based in South Florida. Customers purchase online “bids” in advance. The bids cost $0.75 each and are sold in packs of 50, 100, 250, 500, or 1000 (Based on the package you may receive bonus bids with your purchase). Bidders can either place single bids manually, or, use the Auto-Snagger to place bids for them. Each time a bid is placed the price of the product is increased by 2 cents and the auction timer goes up by 15 seconds. When the timer reaches zero, the Last Bidder wins the auction.

In Feb. 2010 their Alexa Rank was 213,575

SoftBall Bidz
SoftBall Bidz is another site started by an ex eBay seller. Copied from their website they state “as sellers ourselves, we used eBay and found ourselves paying ridiculously high fees every month over the years and finally had enough. Craigslist is free but full of scams, so we decided to pursue our own site with the same idea but as a much cheaper options to softball players and other sellers”.

Looks like there is no listing fee and various upgrades available. End of auction fee is $1.00 US

Specialist Auctions
Known as a global online auction site, registered in the U.K. No membership or setup fees. Auto relist your items up to 20 times. End of auction fee is 3% of the final sale price. Traffic is good.
Founded in Germany in 2005, the company sells premium products like: computers, cameras, game consoles and even cars, at very low prices. In December 2007, Swoopo was successfully launched in the UK, followed by Spain in May 2008 and the US and Austria in September 2008. Swoopo launched in Canada during June of 2009, they inform us more countries are going to be added in the future.

Swoopo auctions over 10,000 products per month and has more than 2,500,000 registered customers. In Feb. 2010 their Alexa Rank was 9,930. You must buy bids which cost $0.60 each and are sold in packs of 40, 75, 150, 400 or 1000. Bidders have the choice of placing single bids, or, using an electronic bid assistant called the “BidButler”. Every bid placed, increases the price of the product by 12 cents and the auction countdown by up to 20 seconds. The ‘last bidder standing’ when the countdown reaches zero, wins the auction. is operated by Entertainment Shopping, Inc, located in Mountain View, CA. Main office is in Munich and they also have offices in London and Silicon Valley.

Tazbar – Ecommerce site that offers fixed price sales, online auctions and wanted advertisements. Started in 2006 they get most of their business from the UK with the next biggest amount of traffic coming from the U.S. They have a varying level of memberships which gives you different levels of access and exposure depending on how much you sell or buy. Basic levels start at 3% commission for successful sales.
The Collectors Bay
The Collectors Bay – Collectors Alternative to Online Auctions. This site was constructed with collectors and hobbyists like us in mind. In today’s economic times where the online powerhouses continue to drive up the fee’s, all of us now have a trusted auction site that has the love of collecting in the forefront. NO Listing Fee’s, Stores are Available, Item Swap Feature – Trading between Customers, PayPal Verified, Only 8% FVF, Wanted Ads, Any Fee that eBay has it is either FREE or 50% less here at The Collectors Bay.
The Dead Skunk is a new fast growing International Online Marketplace, enabling trade on a local, national and international basis. No standard listing fees, list any item with as many as 6 pictures at no cost. If your item fails to sell on your first listing, you can list the same item and images for free a further 3 times. With the paid store option, which is £20 per month, there are no Final Value Fees. The Dead Skunk is also in the process of putting together an App for the iPhone.

As of Jan 24 2010 they report to be almost ready to go fully live.

An eBay alternative site for sellers that has been online since May 2000, Tripleclicks, is a site that has gained a lot of ground since January this year. With a server based in the US the site gets most of its traffic from the US and India.

1. Register FREE as a TripleClicks Member.

2. Purchase some Ad Credits (for as little as 19 cents each) to use whenever you want.

3. List your items (each listing costs you just one credit).

4. Each time someone buys one of your items, we’ll notify you with an e-mail so you can ship the item to the buyer.

5. Once delivery is confirmed, you get paid.

There are no hidden fees or “gotcha” charges.

This online auction site is based in New Zealand and is possibly the best known ecommerce site in New Zealand. Perhaps it is because it was set up by the son of a TV economist, then sold to the media conglomerate Fairfax and then tied to Stuff, the most widely-read news site in New Zealand.

Listings are free and users are allowed to post unusual items for sale like on eBay. There are enhancement fees if you require additional support. Final fees for successful sales

Up to $150 6.9% of sale price (50c minimum)
$150 – $1500 $10.35 + 4.5% of sale price over $150
Over $1500 $71.10 + 1.9% of sale price over $1500
(max fee = $149)

There are several fee charts for larger items.

Trocadero is similar to Ruby Lane, it is more of a shop front for people looking to sell the finer things in life than it is a place to auction off things.

Collecting antiques, decorative and fine art is our visitors’ first passion. Period furniture, antiquities, art glass, antique ceramics, sterling silver and Asian art abound on Trocadero. Other main categories of interest include vintage decorative art, 20th century furniture, estate jewelry, artisan and design, home decor and popular collectibles.

You pay a monthly subscription to get access to the site with more services available at additional costs. It was set up in 1999 and has a reasonable amount of traffic.

Ubid Right
A new eBay copy started in 2007 and based in the US. They sell everything, have auctions and fixed-price sales, and charge 2% of the value of the item on final sale and five cents US for basic listings. Currently they are not accepting registrations outside the U.S.

There is a small Final Value Fee if you successfully sell an item. Also there are several small fees if you wish to embellish your auctions.
The fees are as follows:
1.Final Value Fee..2% Percent
2.Bold Listing Fee..$0.05 USD
3.Category Featured Fee…$0.10 USD
4.Highlighted Listing Fee….$0.05 USD
5.Main Featured Fee……….$0.10 USD
6.Icon Fee……………………$0.00 USD
7.Image Preview Fee………$0.00 USD
8.Insertion Fee………………$0.00 USD
9.Auto Repost Fee…………..$0.00 USD

UK Bids Away
UK eBay equivalent that has a growing inventory of listings and sellers. The site was originally launched in 2003 and has both small house lots listed and wholesale lots listed. You can also list your business for sale.

You don’t need to pay any listing fees to advertise your items on UK Bids Away it has a bulk uploader and you are able to set up an online shop on the site.

End of Auction Fee.

From 0.01 GBP To 7.00 GBP 5.00%
From 7.00 GBP To 10.00 GBP 4.50%
From 10.00 GBP To 50.00 GBP 4.00%
From 50.00 GBP To 250.00 GBP 3.00%
From 250.00 GBP To 1,000.00 GBP 2.50%
From 1,000.00 GBP To Above 2.20%
UpperBid® Online Auctions is the #1 auction site online where bidders can bid on products from sellers living only within the United States. is owned and operated by UpperBid LLC in Casa Grande, AZ. UpperBid® is a registered trademark.

There’s no charge to browse, bid on or buy items at UpperBid® Online Auctions. There are also no fees to list items for sale, but you do pay fees as a seller if your item actually sells, or if you choose special features on your listing.


An online auction site that gets most of its traffic from the US, Canada and the UK. If you are looking to sell items on Wagglepop you’ll need to pay a monthly subscription fee, which will allow you to sell what you want. It has been online since 2004.
WeBuy Auctions
NZ-based online auction site that is owned by its members.

There are no listing fees and commissions range between 3% and 1%. If you should choose to sell something for more than NZ$10,000 on the site then you are charged a flat fee of NZ$110.00

Webidz is an ecommerce site where you can place classified ads or list auctions. It’s been around since 2004 and gets most of its traffic from the US, although there is more than a little traffic coming from India, England, Australia and Canada. They don’t charge listing fees or final sale fees but do charge a little for enhancements and an initial $5 ‘verification fee’.
Free Online Auction Site – US based eBay copy that’s been around since 2004 (registered in 2003) and they appear to make most of their money from banner advertising, No Fee’s for users.
Yahoo! shopping
A foray into the ecommerce environment by one of the online giants, Yahoo shopping was started up in 2005 and, so far, looks more successful than their earlier venture Yahoo! Auctions.

Instead of going up against eBay this time it appears that Yahoo has challenged Google Base and Amazon for their throne.

At the time of writing Yahoo charged an initial US $50 start-up fee, a 1.5% transaction fee and a monthly merchant start up fee of US $39.

That buys you a shop front, a backend and a whole lot of analysis.

It has received some good feedback from sellers and buyers.

Yahzoo Auctions
Yahzooshopping (pronounced Y Ah Zoo Shopping according to the site’s tagline) is an Australian based auction site set up in 2008. It appears to be free to list on Yahzooshopping and there are no commission fees.
Zillion launched in July 2005. Zillion is an online auction site 100% owned and run by New Zealanders, for New Zealanders. They have a strong focus on innovation and combining world-class features with friendly down-to-earth customer service. Their goal is to provide New Zealanders with a strong alternative to Trade Me, and to make buying and selling faster, easier and more fun for everyone. They believe that it’s important for New Zealanders to have a strong, viable alternative to Trade Me to keep prices and service in check. In 2006 they won the award for “Best New Site” at the 2006 NetGuide Web Awards. Zillion is run from a small open plan office in Freemans Bay, Auckland and our servers are located in a data centre in Albany.

To sell items on Zillion you need to have $10 in your Zillion account which sets you up as an accredited zillion member. Listing additions cost between 10 New Zealand cents and NZ$1.60. Final commission fees range between 25c and $199 depending on the price of the item.

A Swiss online auction site that offers sites in French, German and English. Sellers are able to sell via an online shop, classifieds or by auction. Listing Seller fees range from 0.10 Swiss francs to 5 Swiss francs, with store fees ranging from 19 Swiss Francs to 99 Swiss Francs, depending on how many items are listed in your store. The site has only been up for a short while but has already garnered a lot of attention in Switzerland.

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