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Member Name: spireitedaz
Date: 29/06/01, updated on 29/06/01 (22 review reads)
Advantages: Lots of items for sale, Lots of users, good chance of selling your items, Very well designed site - Easy on the eye
Disadvantages: Fees even if you don't sell your item
I have frequented quite a few auction sites but this has got to be the best. The wide range of items for sale, means you can bid for anything you want, and when you're really in swing of it, for items that make you curious, even though you probably didn't want ! :-)
The star ratings system gives you an idea, whether the trader can be trusted. (E.g two sellers are auctioning Tomb Raider for a start price of £3, 1 of sellers has rating of 200+, whilst the other has just started and has no rating), you tend to bid with the seller with the ratings in the bag.
There are no fees for buying items, but as a word of caution, I would always make sure the postage & packing costs are included in the description, as some sellers seem to load these charges if auction price didn't go as high as they wanted.
You can sell your own items, for a small fee (depends on final price). Another word of caution, be sure your item will sell, as you will pay a listing fee (even if it doesn't sell)
Personally I stopped using it to sell my items due to listing fees, but that was due to fact that it was mainly low value items I was selling (Football programmes)