eBay is the world’s largest personal online trading community. It uses an auction format for individuals to buy and sell items in more than 1,600 categories. Typical items include collectibles, antiques, sports memorabilia, computers, toys, Beanie Babies, dolls, figures, coins, stamps, books, magazines, music, pottery, photography, electronics, jewelry and more.
Priceline.com has pioneered a unique new type of e-commerce that enables consumers to “name your own price” for hotel rooms, airline tickets, home financing, new cars, and groceries.
Initially a popular site to purchase books, Amazon now sells music, DVDs & videos, toys & games, electronics & software, home improvement items, operates an online mall, and runs an auction.
An auction-lover’s comprehensive all-purpose site. They gather auction-related news articles and operate a lively message board on which auction aficionados gripe, praise and compare. The site offers an up-to-date list of more than 500 auction-oriented sites.
Operated by Interactive Collector Limited, the company was the first to bring the auction industry online back in 1994. Today the site is home to over 200 auction houses, dealers and galleries giving visitors immediate access to buy thousands of items online.
CNET, the technology-news provider, offers an auction site for person-to-person technology sales.Thousands of computers are listed.It charges a 3 percent listing fee, plus additional fees if item is to be highlighted on the site.