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Ebay getting too expensive? What are some similar auction alternatative sites to sell on? Here's a List!

Updated on March 8, 2012

Ebay Vs. Other Sites

If you are anything like me, you might be always trying to figure out how to make extra money from home. In today's world, it has become almost necessary to find other ways. Ebay was great for a while, but then they have raised many of their fees, and it is becoming harder and harder to make extra money. It seems as though you have to raise your prices just to make a profit, and then you have less buyers. I have done so much research to find alternatives to ebay, and I have composed a few for you here.

My Favorite sites

Amazon.com- Amazon is great because it allows you to search a product, and for many products, it is already in the system. It saves time, because you can just click the sell yours button, and your item can be listed in a matter of a minute. Listing the product is free and runs for as long as you would like,

When your item sells, Amazon collects the sales price and shipping costs from the buyer, deducts a referral fee of 6 to 25 percent of the product price, a variable closing fee, and a per-item fee of $0.99. The $0.99 per-item fee is waived for Pro Merchant Subscribers.

Ecrater- Ecrater is a free to list site. It gets less traffic than ebay and Amazon, but you can have your item listed for as long as you like, and it is free to list. The only fees that would be incrued would be the payment fees. You can choose Google Check Out of Paypal, which both have small fees, or you can choose to accept check, money order etc, therefor no fees are deducted. This allows you to sell your item at a lower price, therefore attracting more buyers.

Blujay- Blujay is also a free to lsit and no fee site. Just as ecrater, the traffic is less than that of Amazon and Ebay, but again your item is free to list and stays up on the site for as long as you want it to. Blujay also accepts Google Check out and Paypal, among other forms of payment methods.

Plunderhere- Plunderhere.com is very similar to ebay in the categories of listing, however, there is no listing fee. There is only a fee if the item sells. PlunderHere has a flat rate 2.5% final value fee on any item that sells. There are no listing fees for posting an item on PlunderHere.com. There are also , no reserve price fees, no gallery fees, no Buy-it-Now fees and no second category fees. There are small charges for other auction posting features such as bold or highlighted listings,featured item listings, and main featured placement only if you WANT to use them. These seller costs are low compared to eBay. Check it out. You wont be disappointed. PlunderHere is up and coming.

ioffer- Listing items is FREE on iOffer. They only charge a small percentage when an item is sold. However, sellers are required to place a credit card on file to list in all categories. If you don't have a credit card you can pre-pay your seller account with $20.00.

ubid- There are no listing fees! uBid collects a small percent of the final value when an order is generated. Check out ubid to see the listing fees table.

Winning Bid Amount Success Rate % * $ 0 - Product Not Sold = No Fee $ 1.00 - $ 25.00 = 12.50% $ 26.00 - $ 250.00 = 10.00% $ 251.00 - $ 500.00 = 7.50% $ 501.00 - $ 1000.00 = 5.00% $ 1001.00 - $ above = 2.50%

Overstock.com- Overstock listing fees will be charged whether or not the listings that close with a successful bid or purchase.listing closes with a buyer. In the event that the auction is removed, listing fees still apply. Here is a table for general merchandise.
Auction Insertion Fees (Non Real Estate)

Starting Price Range Fee$.01 - $.99 $.10$1.00 - $9.99 $.20$10.00 - $24.99 $.40$25.00 - $49.99 $.75$50.00 - $199.00 $1.55$200.00 - $499.99 $2.35$500 and up $3.15

Onlineauction.com- Online auction is a site that I have not used often, however it seems like it has an $8 monthly fee. Why not check it out for yourself.

I will be listing many more sites as I come across them. Feel free to add some in the comments section. Thanks for checking my hub out.




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