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Community Level 5mbmb11

mbmb11

Ive Got Great Big Bids

AdvantagesFind Great Bargains, Easy to Navigate, Cheaper Than Ebay, Good Fun

DisadvantagesNone

"A lot of comments on my ops and in my guestbook contain subjects along the lines of 'Good to see you writing again' and 'Long time no see!' I will admit that my writing on Ciao has become less than usual, and I do have a big confession to make. No, I'm not secretly writing as 'mbmb11isreallyaplagiarist' on other op sites, and no, I haven't rigged up a webcam in my bedroom and am earning megabucks off of hardcore pay per views - (Hmm, now that's ..." Read review
02.07.2002

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Buy and Sell on QXL (I rhyme!)

AdvantagesLower fees than eBay, Sell stuff from home

DisadvantagesFees, Fewer items, Fewer Buyers

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16.12.2003

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Going Going Gone

AdvantagesGreat bargains to be had

DisadvantagesNone

"I’ve always been a fan of auctions as you can pick up some real bargains, and I’m always buying stuff online, as it cuts out the hassle of shopping of which I’m not a lover. So when a mate of mine recommended QXL I thought I’d give it a go. QXL is an online auction in which anyone can sell anything (anything legal that is!!!!). Sellers are both individuals and companys so there is a wide range of new and used products available. Selling ..." Read review
26.02.2002

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Community Level 5Disillusio...

Disillusioned

QXL Auction website

AdvantagesGet a bargain!

DisadvantagesSome bad sellers

"Introduction ~~ Internet auctions websites have become quite popular over the past few years and there seems to be more and more auction websites springing up all over the net. QXL is one of the best known British auction websites and in my opinion one of the best. Whether you're after a cheap mobile phone deal, a last-minute holiday, garden furniture or a computer at a rock-bottom price QXL has it. The QXL website ~~ The QXL website is well-designed ..." Read review
15.07.2001

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Community Level 6WAD1-2-3

WAD1-2-3

Is that your final offer

Advantages-

Disadvantages-

"...I put it on the Qxl.com site and in essence forget about it. When the closing date came and the auction had ended. I received a SMS text message saying that the item had been bought for £70 which was excellent. In fact the person who bided for it lived in my area, even the internet is a small place so delivery wasn’t that much. I was posted the cheque and he got his CD walkman. Everyone happy all around. I had to pay £2.50 to qxl.com for ..." Read review
25.07.2001

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Community Level 4xr2i16v

xr2i16v

Pick up a bargain, but take care

AdvantagesGet a bargain, variety of products

DisadvantagesRisk factor - quality of product? reliability of third party?

"We all like to pick up a bargain – there’s something satisfying about paying less for the same product. My bargain hunting on the Internet was mainly confined to searching various online stores, searching for the lowest prices. I then discovered online price comparison sites, such as Shopsmart and Kelkoo. These took the work out of finding bargains myself, as they displayed prices from various shops and showed me the potential saving. ..." Read review
27.03.2001

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Community Level 7dabmim

dabmim

QUICK SELL

Advantagessell your unused items

Disadvantagessee review

"Online auctions have become extremely popular with sites such as Ebay, Ebid and QXL all springing up to allow you to the items you no longer have use for. Ebay is probably the ‘grand father’ and best known of the auction sites, and indeed is worldwide. There are differences between Ebay and QXL which penetrate deeper than the surface colour of the site. So what can you sell on QXL? Basically anything, from DVD’s and video to Antiques and ..." Read review
31.03.2001

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Community Level 5earningstuff

earningstuff

Id buy that for a dollar

Advantagessimple search for potential bargains

Disadvantagesmight have to give credit card detail at the very begining

"QXL.com is the British part a pan-European auction company that runs in 13 countries. It’s free to join and the registration process is very simple. You need to give an email address and they will send you spurious junk fairly frequently – so use a spare account rather than your work or main personal accounts. You are given a membership number and you select a username so make sure if you join you keeps these safe! The site itself is ..." Read review
11.03.2001

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Community Level 2Xcom

Xcom

QXL - the auction site

Advantagesget rid of all those things cloggig up the spare room

Disadvantagessame risks as buying anything from the internet

"www.qxl.com QXL is a UK based auction site - although there is the equivalent site for various European countries. The basic idea is you place items you don’t want anymore on the site for other people to bid on, and you bid on items that you want - nice and easy. Actually it is nice and easy. You have to register to be able to bid, but this only takes a couple of minutes. If you want to sell, then you have to give your credit card details ..." Read review
23.05.2001

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Community Level 5andyev

andyev

There's a name for people like you...

Advantagescheap to sell, and without fees to buy, ratings

Disadvantagesyou get outbid by other customers! :-)

"QXL is great for all you would-be Del Trotters. No more running around with your battered old suitcase avoiding the coppers, you can simply sell all your hooky gear online! This is many people's opinion on online auctions, but couldn't really be further from the truth. The truth with QXL is that you can find new and used goods at substantial savings to the high street, and QXL have safeguards in place to make sure you get what you pay for. If ..." Read review
25.09.2001

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Community Level 3father_jack

father_jack

QXL Online Auction Tips and Tricks

AdvantagesSome amazing bargains, mainly safe, secure, well laid out

DisadvantagesI suspect that some of what's sold is stolen (I have no proof to back this up though), there's a huge scope for things to go wrong!

"QXL is the best auction site in the UK by far in my opinion. It's well laid out, it's insured (if the item you order doesn't turn up) is also very good. I must say I prefered the site before they re-designed it about 6 months ago (when everything was bright orange)- but I don't suppose it makes a big difference! I picked up an Ondigital (tomorrow to be ITV Digital) box 12 months ago for £35, that's £85 below the shop price at the time. However ..." Read review
10.07.2001

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Community Level 1keithmydog

keithmydog

Bargains to be had

AdvantagesGood bargains to be had

DisadvantagesCant view goods only pictures

"I have been using QXL the auction site for quite some time. Registration is very easy as long as you dont mind giving your credit card details. So far I have purchased items ranging from a computer to a coffee maker and everything has always arrived in very quick time exactly as advertised. The computer purchased was a Pentium 3 450(Packard Bell) with 64 meg of ram ,8.4 GB hard-drive, Voodoo 3 Graphics card, Windows 98SE, Microsoft works and one year ..." Read review
22.07.2000

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Community Level 3Scammer

Scammer

Dont bin it QXL it

Advantagesreach a lot more people than the traditional newspaper

Disadvantagespeople win auctions then dont actaully buy the item

"I have been a lurker/bargain hunter on the QXL site for some time. I have never actually bought anything from it yet. Spotted some bargains but always been out bit unfortunately. However last week when I realised I was strapped for cash this month I decided to try out being a seller on QXL. So I looked through my things and found a portable CD player and a Sega Saturn. So I set up my account and arranged an auction. I took the default time, ..." Read review
13.06.2001

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Community Level 2tomc

tomc

It worked for me

AdvantagesReaches wide range of potential purchasers, cheap service

DisadvantagesClosing the deal isn't always easy - if the purchaser backs out then tough luck

"I recently sold a guitar with www.qxl.co.uk and had quite a good experience of this method of trading. I put the instrument at a reserve price of 350 and sold it for 360 - OK, not a massive increase but had I advertised in traditional media, a. it would have cost me quite a bit to place the advert, and b. the offer price would probably be less than the asking price, not more. The offer I accepted was from a chap who worked about 20 minutes away from ..." Read review
25.03.2001

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Community Level 2Phil0205

Phil0205

Going going gone

AdvantagesVery Easy To Use

DisadvantagesThere are some small prints

"...been a member of the QXL.com community for over a year now, and would like to share some of my experiences with you so that if you choose to bid in an auction on this site, you know what to expect. Firstly, I will start by saying that I trust QXL. I registered, but chose not to include my credit card details first of all, for obvious reasons. I started by bidding in some smaller auctions, not always successfully at first because I was worried ..." Read review
18.11.2002

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