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Community Level 2unichorn

unichorn

bargains at the auctions

Advantagesits free and easy to use

Disadvantagesyou need a credit card to register to prove you are 18 years or over.

"I must admit i do like to buy a good bargain when i spot one and Yahoo auctions are certainly a good place to start. I have been using Yahoo auctions for sometime now both buying and selling. The best thing about Yahoo auctions is that they are totally free whether you are buying or selling. It is free to register too. Most other auction sites i have tried want to charge you a fee for selling which can get quite expensive and sometimes they even want ..." Read review
13.10.2001

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Under The Hammer

AdvantagesIt's Free, Easy To Use

DisadvantagesNot a big user base

"One of the things the internet has taught me is that one man's crap is another man's treasure. That's where online auctions have come into play, when I think of all the stuff I've sold over the years I'm also inclined to think of how much more money I could have got by selling it via an auction site. The dominant force in online auctions is undoubtedly Ebay, their user base is by far the biggest which means that you have far more chance of selling ..." Read review
31.03.2002

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Community Level 2martinwright

martinwright

wahoo 2 auctions on yahoo

Advantagesget what you want a fair ammount of the time

Disadvantagesthere is a few but it is mostly a good site

"Yahoo! Auctions is not a bad site, but it tries to be too much like eBay, and that's just not going to cut it these days. Yahoo! Auctions, like eBay, offers tons of categories, user ratings, a notification service that you can set to e-mail you when certain items up put up for bid, and a good number of items. Unless Yahoo! comes up with something to offer users that eBay doesn't, the site will always come in behind eBay. This, I believe, is because ..." Read review
05.06.2001

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Community Level 1stevepeto

stevepeto

Yippee Yahoo Auctions

Advantagesfree

Disadvantagessearch options are a bit weak

"This is basically the only online auction site i use, for one reason and one reason only, it is free to sell things where as all other sites (that i have come across make a charge) For the Seller things could not be easier, register (which is free) and browse the categories or search for particular items and bit on them, all the information you require is there. nce you go into the item your interested in the screen is fairly well layed out, ..." Read review
11.06.2001

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Community Level 5gemini26

gemini26

bargain hunters paradise

Advantagesgreat bargains, many catergories, free to use

Disadvantagescan become addicted

"Oh no, not another place for me to find bargains! I am a self confessed bargain hunter. I can't remember now why I first went to yahoo but since then I am constantly there searching the thousands of items for a bargain. Yahoo auctions is part of yahoo.com and can be accessed through their home page or if you have y messenger you can go to the auctions through this. If you are already registered with yahoo then to use the auctions to buy you just ..." Read review
15.08.2001

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Community Level 5annette_tr9

annette_tr9

find some great bargains

Advantagesreally cheap stuff if you look for it

Disadvantagespeople not sending you money when they have bid on something

"I could spend hours on auction websites, maybe it’s because I’m nosey and like to see what other people are selling but I think it’s more than likely to be because I’m a bargain hunter! I think that Yahoo Auctions is the best online auction website that I have found, I prefer it anyway. It’s free to list items so generally things are cheaper than they are on paid auction sites – ebay for example. Nothing against ..." Read review
26.04.2001

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Community Level 2marcusball

marcusball

Best Auction Site On The Web

AdvantagesMassive Exposure. No Fees.

DisadvantagesFees Will Be Eventually Introduced.

"I have used a number of the auction sites on the web, such as QXL, Ebay, Freeserve and Aucland but it has to be said that Yahoo! wins hands down. I have been using Yahoo! for approximately 3 months now and I am really glad to have done so. The website is easy to navigate and even easier to use making the whole auction experience pleasurable. The Sellers Perspective I have managed to sell approximately 20 products in that time because of the ..." Read review
18.03.2001

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Community Level 9LostWitness

LostWitness

Tips for managing online auctions

AdvantagesFree - easy to use

DisadvantagesBe wary of fraud/time wasters

"Yahoo auctions is a well-known on-line auction service in the UK. The premise is relatively simple - once you are signed up as a registered user, you can bid for any of the items listed, or list items of your own for sale. Online auctions are very popular, and the volume of traffic through the site has enabled yahoo to develop a slick operating system. Unlike the very popular eBay site, yahoo auctions charge nothing for listings, either as a seller ..." Read review
01.01.2001

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Community Level 2carl_1_uk

carl_1_uk

You can get something for almost nothing

AdvantagesFun, easy, good website, lots of links and lots of users

Disadvantages???? cant think of any ??????

"Well I have got to admit it, I was really impressed with yahoo, I have heard so many bad reports but until you check it out for yourself you wont believe how good it is and how many different sectors you can access, I went on once to check out my horoscope and since then I have never been of the site, you shop, bank, chat, email, check out the weather and many more things. But my favourite part is Yahoo auctions, basically it is exactly what it ..." Read review
07.09.2001

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Community Level 2sww2k

sww2k

Great auction site

AdvantagesIts free to list your auctions, so good prices

DisadvantagesAs with all auction sites there are the odd few rippers

"Yahoo Auctions UK & Ireland is run by the well known search engine Yahoo. Its similar to other auction site ebay.co.uk but unlike ebay who charge you for listing items its free with Yahoo Auctions. But the only problem is that you will find that you items on Yahoo Auctions don’t always get as many bids as what they do on ebay. Listing items with Yahoo is easy aswell, all you do is, enter a title and description, then if you have any pictures ..." Read review
01.06.2001

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Community Level 8blurbubble

blurbubble

I'LL STICK TO EBAY

AdvantagesFree service, good range of items

DisadvantagesNot as efficient as Ebay

"Well, there are a lot of online auction sites around now and most people are probably well aware of Ebay as one of the largest and most well known. However, among Yahoo's many different services they also have an auction site which I have tried briefly but am not so taken with. The one factor they have in their favour is that for sellers no fee is charged for listing and selling your item whereas Ebay charge a minium of 15p depending on the ..." Read review
20.04.2002

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Community Level 4tomhughes

tomhughes

Sick to death of being messed around

AdvantagesEasy to use, very fulfilling, money to be made.

DisadvantagesPhoney bidders, contact problems.

"I have been using Yahoo Auctions for a few months now, and I must admit I have enjoyed most of the experience (and made a great deal of money out of it!). So you may wonder why I give this average rating. Its because I'm sick and tired of people messing me around all the time. I'm a very active seller on the auctions, not only selling things of my own, but also for friends and family. If someone places a bid on one of my auctions I expect ..." Read review
25.01.2001

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Community Level 2rjn

rjn

User-Friendly

AdvantagesSimple, straightforward and easy to use.

DisadvantagesOccasional problems with bidders

"There are a wide range of auctions on the net, but if you're looking for one that tends to be simple and easy to use, then it would definitely be worth your while to check out Yahoo's auctions. The design and format is definitely not as flashy as many of the larger companies, but for ease of use it scores high. Registering is a simple and straighforward process and placing bids or offering goods for sale is equally easy. The only disadvantage is that ..." Read review
23.06.2000

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Community Level 1Jazzking

Jazzking

Yahoo auctions IS the best auction site

AdvantagesSome excellent bargains to be had, easy to find things, FREE to list items.

DisadvantagesAs with all auctions, you have to be careful who you're buying from...

""*Another* auction site" you may say? Well, this one is different; this one, my friend, does NOT charge you to list items unlike Ebay and fsauctions and QXL which do. Yahoo, offers a huge number of catagories and more often that not you'll be able to find what you were looking for (and probably a lot more that you weren't after but end up being interested in anyway!) One thing about auction sites (not just Yahoo) that some people don't seem to ..." Read review
16.11.2001

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Simple, Fast and Reliable

AdvantagesFast, Simple to use, Highly configurable.

DisadvantagesNone that I can think of.

"I have used this free service for over two years now and have found it to be a marvelous service. It is very simple to use, with help and advice available at every stage. For searching for goods the site has two options. Either click through category listings until you get to the area of product you are interested in or use their search facility. I have found the search facility to be outstanding. Once you have placed your initial search you are given ..." Read review
24.02.2001

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