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I began my eBid evolutionary journey as a casual browser when I was sent to explore this 'new site' in 1998/99, whilst working for a newspaper. At that point, we were all just getting to grips with the fact that we could buy and sell via the Internet, so the prospect of a UK based auction phenomenon ... Read review

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Community Level 2nykmedia


EBid - you just HAVE to try it to believe it!

AdvantagesSingle payment then free listing & no selling fees for store owners

DisadvantagesNot all sellers seem to compare their prices before listing

"...- Pay a visit to and dip your toes into a free bronze membership. This is enough to get you started. Take all the time in the world to browse and become acquainted with the feel of the site, navigating it, searching through the categories, investigating the 6000+ stores, and then try a few bids on items that take your fancy. eBid is more of a trading community than a multi-national trading machine. There aren't thousands of shareholders ..." Read review

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Community Level 7offy


A site to rival eBay? Diamond review

AdvantagesFree listings, bargains to be had, some nice features

DisadvantagesNot many bidders, less choice of goods than eBay, high 'Security Subscription', PPPay integrated into the system

"I am an eBay addict, so what am I doing writing about a rival auction site? I stumbled on eBid by accident, being desperate for an item that wasn't available on eBay. I did a search on google for auction sites, and so found eBid. I have been using the site for a couple of years now. In case anyone reading this does not know about eBay either, both sites are on-line auction sites where you can buy and sell almost anything - from a pencil to ..." Read review

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Community Level 2icklebet





"This IS the new 'ebay'. Many years ago, I discovered ebay and quickly became a devotee, having several times created and deleted accounts for one reason or another. Over my time on there I became more and more disgruntled with it. This is due, partly because of the new meanness of the buyers who seem to no longer delight in getting a bargain at a good low price, but who now seem to have devised buying strategies which include, watching an item ..." Read review

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Community Level 2starray


The Web's Best Kept Secret

AdvantagesStill undiscovered territory so stake your claim while you can

DisadvantagesIt's all so hush-hush!

"****For Buyers***** This is a great site for buyers because so many buyers have their noses stuck in Ebay that they often forget that there are great bargains to be had on other auction sites out there! Since the Ebay fee increases, many Ebay sellers have flocked over to Ebid as it's free for them to list. And as it's free for sellers to list on Ebid, many of them pass on these savings to their customers. Just looking through many of the categories ..." Read review

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Community Level 1rainbowcraft


eBid - miles ahead of other auction sites

AdvantagesFREE!!! And 100% excellent customer service!

Disadvantagesneeds to make potential users more aware of it's presence

"As a keen eBay user, but SICK of the fees imposed on almost everything when selling, I decided to look for an alternative. I found all the usual ones, but none held any interest for me, especially as they were smaller, had way less buyers, but still charged fees. Then I found eBid. Which was 100% free to list items, with NO Final Value Fees. In January 2003 I joined and listed a few bits and pieces. I didn't really expect much to come from it at ..." Read review

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Type Auctions
Domain Extension


Listed on Ciao since 07/07/2000

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