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★★☆☆☆

“Need to make some changes”

Written on: 26/06/2014 by Diana1945 (1 review written)

I started selling on US eBid a couple year ago and today I decided to shut my store down and move my products to a few other productive sites. eBid has several steps to make before I consider it worth the time to list on there. I paid for a lifetime membership and fortunately I made that fee back. For sellers, price comparison for sold items is joke and the ratio of sales to non sales is down right sad. The business expects the customers and sellers to do their leg work for getting the word… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Don't Bother ”

Written on: 03/08/2013

I used to sell on Ebid Whilst it's cheap you get what you pay for because they refuse to market themselves to increase the traffic, so in the main sales are sluggish. If only they would do that it would be a more viable alternative to Ebay. Ebid seem to care more about the number of listings on the site than anything else. The run to sold option is not as good as it appears. Many sellers have their items on this option but because of sluggish sales they easily forget their listings and… Read Full Review

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Blue7011's Comment

Written on: 10/10/2013

Yep,nothis is changed, is just bad business model.
Hell this site doesn't make it even on UK market and exist already almost 16 years !!!!!!
Peoples recognse that clearly and right now eBid is down for about 35% total listing worldwide !!!!! from ever high listing way back to Appril 2013.
Looks to me is just like social site rather serious auction site.

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“Dont Use !!!!”

Written on: 08/06/2013 by 2003hm (2 reviews written)

eBid does not vet sellers or offer any assistance if you have a problem. In the event you have a dispute they suggest you contact the payment provider or report the seller to the authorities !! … Read Full Review

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“Don't Use this site”

Written on: 07/01/2013 by Nelio (1 review written)

As normal you register then it makes a life time offer of selling for £49. A few hours later it blocks me and asks for ID and address and this is after I paid using paypal !!! BEWARE THAT SOME OF THE REVIEWS WHICH ARE POSITIVE REGARDING EBID ARE FAKE. STAY AWAY FROM THESE GUYS… Read Full Review

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Reviewer2016's Response to Nelio's Review

Written on: 05/06/2014

Exactly what happened to me. I am in process of reporting them to the police. And opening a website campaign against them. They took my £3 from my bank and lifted my limits. Then they closed all my accounts without refund.

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★★★★★

“ebid.ca”

Written on: 25/11/2012

ebid is way better then ebay... ebay sucks cause all they have is paypal. i will not use either paypal or ebay anymore. go ebid go… Read Full Review

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“Would recommend with caveat”

Written on: 03/10/2012 by atticadventures (1 review written)

The site is nicely laid out, easy to use. Traffic seems to be the big problem, I would not expect barn busting sales if your going to try it. However, considering the low cost to keep items listed on ebid it is definitely attractive considering the high fees charged by ebay. I keep deleting ebid items which sold on ebay even though I have listed slightly at a lower price on ebid. In approx 2 months on ebid I haven't experienced a single sale. I didn't opt for the site upgrade as I simply wished… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Ebid.net seller+ lifetime SCAM”

Written on: 08/09/2012 by ebidseller (1 review written)

We are sellers in ebid.net located in USA, we subscribe to ebid but they charged us sales tax. Sales tax is only for local to UK not USA seller subscriber. Also, they scam us with their sellers+ lifetime upgrade, we pay 49$ and avail the upgrade promo, they intentionally did not upgrade our account so they can charged us 25$ yearly. How did they do it, very easy, they will charged you international sales tax!so it will cause a setting problem in your seller subscription page. At the end of… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Low Cost for Sellers - therefore Cheaper for Buyers”

Written on: 24/04/2012

Very low (or no) fees for sellers who can have up to 5 stores. Products upload to Google so you are selling to the world. Good customer service. Nearly 6 million items for sale - many at a cost cheaper than anywhere else. A huge site for collectibles - probably the fastest growing in the world. Friendly site where its easier to communicate with buyers and sellers. Some very big sellers have moved to this site from other places. Overall the site is excellent - no site is going to be perfect… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“LOW FEES HIGH PROFITS”

Written on: 22/04/2012 by JewelEffects (1 review written)

I've been with www.ebid.net for over 4 years now and I have not looked back. I'm a seller lifetime member running 5 FREE stores paying only 2% Final Value Fees when my item sells (using gallery auction style listings) - that's it, no other fees. eBid allow YOU to be in control of shipping prices and payment methods and your listings receive FREE exposure worldwide (using your options of countries you are willing to sell and ship to). eBid allow editing of feedback which is a two way system… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“ebid versus ebay, just plain facts”

Written on: 22/04/2012

We have been with ebid for 4 years, before that we sold only on ebay. when ebay kept upping the fees and allowing scammers to rip off sellers we decided to move to ebid.net. these are the facts at the moment....all our items on ebid are buy it now, cost to list and relist is zero. cost to do the same on ebay would be £800+ per month. we now sell as much per month on ebid as we ever did on ebay, plus we dont get the " i didn,t get the goods" mob. we have many return customers and are getting… Read Full Review

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Polystyrenebox09's Comment

Written on: 04/06/2013

This is what I like to hear, where people are happy with eBid instead of the unnecessary harassment that eBay seem to cause.

As I am totally fed up with ebay, they have seemed to now give me a limit on what I can sell each month, which is 40 items or 622.00 a month; or whichever comes first.

Time to try eBid as I hear that it is free from unnecessary hassle.

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Wertyu2007's Comment

Written on: 06/10/2013

sorry i agree that the basics of ebid are excellent and i do have a shop but sales are very very poor .

i think ebid has lost tbh , they have been going since the 90s if they had advertised back then they could of been one of the trusted big auction sites , but they did not and know they will never make it , too late .



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★★★★★

“Santa recommends Ebid”

Written on: 22/04/2012 by Santaswonderland (1 review written)

I was a bit worried about paying the £49.99 life time fee, but over 860 sales later have more than made money back. Yes you have to work harder at it, but with friendly forums, excellent support from Ebid themselves, it's a fun way of doing it. Two plus points for me very low selling fees and not having to accept Paypal. Go and join the fun and visit Santas Grotto's while your there. … Read Full Review

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“I'm very happy I moved to eBid”

Written on: 22/04/2012 by ElaineCA (1 review written)

eBid is a wonderful site for me as a seller. One reasonable lifetime fee, five free stores, currently running over 7,500 listings with no additional fees. We get up to five pictures and thumbnails with each listing, also with no added fee. Easy to use, lots of helpful applications for sellers, and we can accept any payment type we want, eBid has no restrictions. I was on the big site for several years, and we had more sales on eBid in the same time period. A bonus is that we can accept any… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Best online auction site for a seller”

Written on: 22/04/2012

Although I'm recently new 'seller + lifetime' to eBid, I've already sold quite a few items. I like the one 'lifetime' fee and if I choose not to have a gallery auction, I need never pay another penny. Items can be relisted over and over with no fees, I can have up to 5 stores, up to 5 photos per listing, auto reposts - can't fault it. Like a lot of people, I've been selling on eBay for many years but the ever increasing fees - especially as a business seller when there are no free listings -… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“An auction site I can afford”

Written on: 22/04/2012 by BillHH (1 review written)

What I like about Ebid is that I can list loads of items without cost and I only pay a small amount when they sell. This is great for me because I get a better return than on another site where I don't list very much because of the high cost of listing. Ebid is easy to use and very friendly. The Forum answers any questions I have and makes Ebid feel like a good place to be. I averaged 50 sales a month for the last couple of months, with a couple of thousand items listed… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Ebid Does It For Me”

Written on: 22/04/2012 by HampshireLass (2 reviews written)

I have been trading on eBid on and off since 2006 alongside other auction sites. I am very happy with my sales and I made my first profit in the last tax year which was the first tax year where I traded on eBid exclusively. I am also a buyer on eBid and always look there first when shopping on-line. I will always recommend eBid to friends as the site is fabulous for buyers and sellers alike. Sales have been slower for me than they were on eBay but I would rather trade at a profit than at a loss… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“eBid ... Thank God ! .”

Written on: 22/04/2012

I'm not going into this to much ... but ... On Other sites , after Fees etc = not worth the 'troube' . On eBid , I have regular sales , no problem buyers and cheap Fees . Been with eBid for over two years now and have Nothing to complain about . You have to 'learn' how to adapt to a selling site , to make it work for you . Not a lot of people can be bothered , so it dos'nt 'work' for them . eBid is on the way up for most , that can be 'bothered' to get things right , Believe it… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“eBid - Well worth trying for buyers and sellers”

Written on: 22/04/2012

I moved from eBay to eBid in October 2011. I was fed up with high fees and constant changes. As a seller my sales are down, but I have seen massive improvements, especially recently, and in 2012 I have had record months every month, with sales regularly up 20% month on month. This site is easy to use and with no relisting fees, low final value fees and 5 free stores, my fees are way down on what I was paying. Still not making what I was on eBay, but I am confident that I soon will be. For… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Fantastic site”

Written on: 22/04/2012

It is a superb site, I joined soem time ago to have a clearout to pay for my university fees, and its been great. Much lower listings costs than ebay which I can no longer afford to use. The forums are really friendly to chat with other sellers, and the support offered by the admins of the website is second to none. The only downer is that it is less known than ebay and so sales can be slower, but I have never had problems selling on ebid myself, and had zero scammers on ebid, wheras they have… Read Full Review

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Theantiquecollector's Comment

Written on: 22/04/2012

Not a site I would recommend.

I have tried to purchase several items (I think it is now 8 times or more) over the last 3 or 4 years.
Only once I have i actually received the item - on the other occasions there was no response from the sellers despite several requests for invoice.
It appears to me that there are a lot of sellers list items, then because of slow sales, they forget about them.
So if you are even comtemplating making a purchase - it is recommended to contact the seller first just to make sure they are still around.
They say there are over 5 million listings onsite at the moment.
If the dumped items were kicked off it would'nt surprise me one iota if that total was less than half the 5 million.
I believe the owners are actually more interested in quantity of items listed tather than getting rid of dumped items.
The only thing that I can say in their favour is that the forums are fairly helpful, although there appears to be some that think they own it (maybe they do).

As I initially stated - not a site I would recommend.

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★★★★★

“eBid.net the best alternative site ”

Written on: 22/04/2012

Id like to think so as a seller mainly and a buyer ive only ever had positive results via this site, were can they improve Advertising seems to be the on going debate, may well help the site, Advertising what i offer has never been a problem for myself as the google uploads seem to hit a wide range of viewers, over the last 6 years ive seen a steady growth of the site and is a credit to the founders who always listen to suggestions/concerns of its members and reply accordingly… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Buyers paradise as sellers join daily”

Written on: 22/04/2012

eBid.net may be smaller than it's competitor but with nearly 6million listings and growing daily, eBid will soon over take ebay by storm. More sellers and buyers are joining daily and members can promote the site and earn points to use against ebid merchandise as well as cameras, games consoles, coffee makers and external hard-drives… Read Full Review

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