This is just a brief summary of a few sites I found it worthy to mention. Have a great & relaxing Christmas.
Alternative Auction Sites
AuctionAir is a site I mentioned at AuctionCUT last March. It launched in 2001 and is a former project of British Airways. Unlike eBay, AuctionAir uses sealed bidding meaning you can not see how much other users are bidding completely eliminating the need to get involved in a bidding war. According to their website 1 in 7 users who placed a bid last year won an auction.
A different auction model again, TeleBid offers mostly high value electrical items such as iPods, laptops and mobile phones all starting at 10p. It costs 50p to place a bid on any item, and with each bid placed the price of the auction increases by 7 or 10p. It does look like a fun site, but I imagine it’s easy to get carried away.
Our friends over at Power Sellers Forum are running a competition to design the best eBay template. The prize is being kept quiet at the moment, but it’s well worth entering especially as the template doesn’t have to be new. It can be one your already using on eBay & the competition is being judged by members of the forum. Details here.