10 Ebay Alternatives

Below you will find a list of 10 ebay alternative and my review of each, choose well. If you want to check out a wide variety of ways to make money online check out our hub: 55 Ways To Make Money Online.

1. Ebid

Ebid is similar to Ebay however you do not pay insertion fees at all and only pay a percentage if your item sells. You can add buyitnows free and you can open a store free. They are probably the second most used selling site of this kind after Ebay.


2. Bonanza

Bonanza is very close to Ebid in terms of traffic but one thing I would say about Bonanzle is that it has probably the best user friendly interface for selling on the web. Much better than on ebay. They are very quick to answer sellers questions. You can transfer items easily from Ebay to Bonanza without errors. Much like Ebid you do not pay insertion fees, store fees or for buyit now insertion but just if your item sells you pay a small percentage. Bonanza also offer programs where you can get their affiliates to help you sell your items. I would highly recommend this site as an alternative to ebay.


3. I-offer

Ioffer is a little different than some of the Ebay alternatives. If you choose you may list buy it nows and have a store, there are no fees unless your item sells but you also are allowed to receive offers from buyers and choose to accept or reject. I know what your thinking Ebay offers this too but I'm sorry to say I-offer has been around a long time. As their traffic went up Ebay added that option to try to stay ahead of the competition. Either way check it out!


4. Ecrater

Ecrater is more of an estore option they don't run auctions. As with the others you pay nothing unless your item sells then it is a small percentage. I've listed ecrater because they do have quite a bit of traffic.


5. CQout

CQout has a funny slogan that they say to buyers, that they will C-Q-out a deal. It seems silly but it has caught on enough to attract both sellers and buyers. This could be for you as well.


7. Webstore

Webstore is pretty much what it says a webstore for anyone to sell their items. You can open a store, do buyitnow or auctions as well. As with the other options they don't charge insertion fees and only charge once the item sells.


9. Atomicmall

Atomic mall has a nice style and the site layout is well done not quite as much traffic as some of the others but they do have incentives to selling. Give it a check if you have a moment.


Hope you enjoyed the list and again if you want to check out a wide variety of ways to make money online check out our hub: 55 Ways To Make Money Online.

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Angela Blair 5 years ago from Central Texas

Again, pertinent useful information for those wishing to sell online. I'm thinking about going that route again after the first of the year and your information has been tremendously helpful as I'm really only familiar with eBay. Good HUB -- Best, Sis

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terrektwo 5 years ago from North America Author

Anglea Blair - this should really help, trust me.

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Old Poolman 5 years ago from Rural Arizona

Wow, this is a goldmine of information. Several years ago I tried selling a few items on eBay and was going to have a store, but the constantly changing rules were too confusing. The topper was the rule you mentioned about sellers not being able to leave negative feedback on horrible buyers. I'm surprised many of the regular sellers didn't just pack up and leave eBay when this rule was put into effect. Great job on this hub and I am saving it to look at some of the alternatives. Thanks for sharing.

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terrektwo 5 years ago from North America Author

Old Poolman - I have been on ebay since 2002 and I can say that many sellers between 2008 - now have left Ebay. Mostly because they had no choice and many had been on ebay for a decade or more. Ebay has been only making it worse for sellers for the past few years. The "rules" they've come with have destroyed businesses. I've seen people go from being gold power sellers (selling more than $10,000 a month) to barely being able to hit $500 a month. But in the long run Ebay are only hurting themselves and making alternative sites that much more of a lure for potential sellers.

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Old Poolman 5 years ago from Rural Arizona

terrektwo - As a business person myself, I just can't understand their thinking. To be really successful, they need both buyers and sellers. But it appears they are doing everything in their power to drive off the sellers, and diluting the number of items being sold. I'm sure many think that being a professional eBay seller would be easy, and like a part time job. I know the big sellers work very hard at what they do.

I appreciate the links to the other sites, some of which I have never heard of. Thanks for sharing.

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Tradock 5 years ago

There is a new auction platform online with all the funtions of ebay and no fees.This website is the only online auction in Bilingual (English and Spanish)! Qvendio.com/ And if you want to tap into the Spanish marketplace you can go to Aremata.com with 9 countries all in Spanish.



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terrektwo 5 years ago from North America Author

Tradock - thanks fir the tips.

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aslaught 4 years ago from Alabama

Great hub! I started selling on Ebay in 2000. I left for awhile, then went back in 2008 and was horrified at the new rules. Soon, I encountered three, "buyers from hell," and got nowhere with Ebay's customer service, so I left. I will never, ever sell on Ebay again. I've found a new site called, yardsellr. Do you know of it? If so, comments? They don't charge an insertion fee or for pics. They take a small amount out of a sale. I just joined them, and have sold three items. I'm curious to know if you know of them, and what you think. Thanks for the ideas you've listed. I'm going now to check them out. Great hub!!

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terrektwo 4 years ago from North America Author

aslaught - Ebay are on their way down it takes a lot to bring a big company down but they are going down for sure.

X_Files 4 years ago

I have been thinking or earning some extra money on the side through and e-business... I am educating myself now instead of just jumping into action and I have to say this hub has been very informational. Do you have any other suggestions for someone just starting out. Perhaps, the ability to point me in a direction in which I could gain more information on Do's and Dont's?

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terrektwo 4 years ago from North America Author

X_Files - well I do have other hubs on selling and ways to make money online, you could check those if looking for more, thanks :)

Hemple Down 14 months ago

Again there are similar articles to this from around this time that talk of the demise of eBay, yet they are still No. 1. There are lots of sites that are trying to take a share, with many auction and classified sites now in todays market. Good country specific ones too, like http://www.for-sale.ie I'm Irish, by the way! :)

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