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      07.09.2002 20:07

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      I would like to be able to write a huge missive about this auction site, which I used once about 4 years ago to sell a pair of ice skates, but I would be wasting my time because Yahoo closed it down a few months ago! To clarify that THIS AUCTION SITE HAS BEEN CLOSED DOWN / SHUT / NOT OPEN FOR BUSINESS / FINISHED. THIS AUCTION SITE HAS BEEN CLOSED DOWN / SHUT / NOT OPEN FOR BUSINESS / FINISHED THIS AUCTION SITE HAS BEEN CLOSED DOWN / SHUT / NOT OPEN FOR BUSINESS / FINISHED THIS AUCTION SITE HAS BEEN CLOSED DOWN / SHUT / NOT OPEN FOR BUSINESS / FINISHED Yahoo now recommends / endorses eBay instead.

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      18.06.2002 08:53
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      Well it has been part of some of our lives for some time and now they decide to leave us. but i will still give a review on them. I use yahoo auctions to purchase goods. You can get to yahoo auctions by going to the Yahoo.co.uk homepage and clicking on the auctions button in the top left, or you can type http://uk.auctions.yahoo.com into your browser. The auctions homepage allows you to move to your account page, browse the individual categories, displays a few of the featured auctions and also some featured sellers. There are also links to various Yahoo sections, like the clubs and music, as well as the top ten searched for items on the site. For me, the hompage is quite small and cluttered and looking for the correct link can be quite difficult, but after a while you get used to it. The simplicity means it’s quick to load, however, at certain times of the day, particularly the evening, the site can slow to a crawl with plenty of time out errors, which quickly becomes frustrating when you’re trying to bid or add an auction. To bid or submit an item, you must have a yahoo identity. If you don’t, it is probably worth getting one so you can get their email service and the multitude of other things they give you. You also have to enter a credit card number so they can authenticate you if you are selling, which will rule out people without credit cards, which included me since i don't have a credit card just a debit card and a solo one for that, which they just don't accept unfortunately. Once you have your account, you can see anything that relates to you on your identity page – you can see a list of the items you’re selling, the items you have bid on, the items you are watching, and details of any auctions you have won or sold. Emails regarding your auctions don’t have to be sent to your yahoo account, you can nominate another email to have them sent to, which makes things considerably easier.
      Bidding for an item is simply a case of entering the maximum you want to bid for, entering your password and waiting to see how it goes. Yahoo does the standard bidding by proxy for you, where you enter the maximum you will pay for it, and Yahoo will continue to bid for you until that maximum is reached if it is below the reserve, or another user is bidding against you. Extremly handy when you are not glued to a computer. It is simple to find items, either using the search engine, or browsing by category. You can limit your searches to items with pictures, items with no reserves, or even items that have been added that day, and you can also search within the various categories and sub categories to narrow your search down. To submit an item for sale, you must first of all find the relevant location to place it. Once you click “submit item”, a list of categories is displayed, and you must select categories until you reach the bottom level of the correct category. From there, it is a case of giving the auction a title, minimum price, closing date and reserve if nessecary and description. You can select if you want the buyer to pay postage, and if you send on completion of the auction, or once payment is received. A nice touch is being able to put the price of postage in an actual field in the description. You can either upload up to three pictures to Yahoo auctions to show your item, or you can use HTML in the description field to illustrate your item. Other useful things you might like to try are restricting bidders to only those with a certain feedback level, to avoid those timewasters with negative feedback. You can also nominate a value that the bidder can pay to end the auction there and then, or you can set your auction up as first win bids. Should there be no bids on your auction by the time it closes, or no winning bids above the reserve, you can have Yahoo automatically resubmit it up to five times until it is sold. <
      br>As well as being able to use HTML in your descriptions, you can also customise your “auction booth” which allows you to use different colours for your headings and background, adding images and links to personalise your auctions and make them stand out a little more – highly effective and useful if you sell lots of items online, so that the bidder instantly recognises that it is one of your auctions. I have a few minus things about yahoo auctions – there is no email sent once a user bids on your item, and it requires you to keep logging in to your account to see if anyone has bid on it. Once the auction is closed, an email is sent to both parties giving them each others details so they can arrange payment and postage costs. A standard email is provided, which you can customise with your own message should you wish to. Email is sent once you bid on an item, or once you are outbid, like most auction sites. You can use the options menu to turn your email notifications off and on as necessary Another minus is there are alot of timewasters out there and you can't do anything about it except give them bad feedback. on that note i should really advise everyone to check all bidders and sellers feedback before you make any definite descions to sell or buy from that person. Feedback is where what i shall discuss now. If everything has gone successfully, you can give the bidder or seller feedback, and hopefully they do the same for you. Feedback is an essential part of the site and allows you to see who is a reliable trader and who is not – bidders who bid and do not pay, or those who do not send items will receive negative feedback and should be avoided. You can see a user’s feedback by clicking on their username, and you will see who has commented on them. Clicking on their name also allows you to see what else they are currently auctioning, auctions they have sold in the past and any details they have provided fo
      r display on the site. The site is fairly active, with loads of auctions going on at any one time. However, there never really seems to be that much bidding going on, and the majority of auctions seem to close with no bids. It’s probably due to the fact that there is no fee, people are more likely to put the items up “just in case” – there is a lot of tat on the site, I’ve even seen the Pokemon Tazo’s you get free with crisps. If I was looking to sell a big item, I’d use qxl, but if it was just a few pounds, I’d put it up here and see how it goes. It also doesn’t seem to be as tightly regulated as qxl, a quick search for any of the big name current cinema releases will return a list of people selling dodgy cdr copies, and there are plenty of copied Playstation games as well. It’s obvious that Yahoo don’t pay much attention to this, as it clearly advertises that they are copies. If you're a book lover, you should find plenty of books, and cheap ones at that too - there are plenty of paper backs for £1, and one bid should win, so even after adding about a pound for postage, they're still cheaper than the second hand shop, and there's a greater range, and it's easy to browse by typing the name of the author ot book you're looking for. It’s not quite as good as qxl. Above all you have to remember that it’s free, so it isn’t going to be as thorough as qxl is. Because it is free, there is no insurance to cover items going missing or you losing payment to a bad seller or bidder, so you really do need to be careful and look for those with negative feedback. It would be nice to see a lot more people bidding instead of uploading rubbish onto the site.

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        20.04.2002 06:14
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        Well, there are a lot of online auction sites around now and most people are probably well aware of Ebay as one of the largest and most well known. However, among Yahoo's many different services they also have an auction site which I have tried briefly but am not so taken with. The one factor they have in their favour is that for sellers no fee is charged for listing and selling your item whereas Ebay charge a minium of 15p depending on the price of your item. No fortune but it may add up if you are having trouble getting your desired price for an item. I've dabbled with the Yahoo auction site but I am afraid it doesn't grab me. It looks and operates very similarly to Ebay with many different categories to buy and sell in - virtually everything is catered for from Cds, videos and toys to stamps, autographs and household goods and everything in between. A search facility should help you find what you want easily as long as you are not too vague on the item. The site looks similar to Ebay and is relatively simple to navigate if a little slow. However the information on items seems to be lacking a little and it doesn't seem to have the facilities to customise your own page and items as much as Ebay does. I have only bought not sold items on Yahoo whereas on Ebay I do both extensively and have built up good feedback. On Yahoo I find it very difficult to find and access anyone's feedback as well as my own which can be frustrating - tracking the items you have bid on, bought and sold is not as easy either. I find generally people are selling at higher prices on Yahoo and their notification system is very poor. On Ebay you are notified almost immediately if you are outbid, win or sell an item - this does not seem to be the case with Yahoo auctions in my experience. To be fair I suppose I cannot expect everything of such a free service. It is good that this is available but I feel I probably pers
        onally won't use it much unless I can't find a particular much sought after item on Ebay.

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          30.03.2002 21:31
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          One of the things the internet has taught me is that one man's crap is another man's treasure. That's where online auctions have come into play, when I think of all the stuff I've sold over the years I'm also inclined to think of how much more money I could have got by selling it via an auction site. The dominant force in online auctions is undoubtedly Ebay, their user base is by far the biggest which means that you have far more chance of selling your items at a price you'd like. But of course Ebay do charge you for the service and that's all well and good if you know that you're going to sell your item. Thank's to my Dooyoo opinion in Ebay I was actually switched on to yahoo auctions by another user. This is an auction site with some advantages and disadvantages. The primary thing in Yahoo's favour is that they don't charge you for the service they provide. Your listing is free, there are no selling fees and you literally do take the lot. This gives you the ideal opportunity to list all the stuff you want rid of but don't want to makes losses on in the process. The procedure for listing items is easy, you set up an account and then just pick which section you'd like to make a listing in. You set what price you'd like to start bids at, how long to keep the auction open for and you even can offer a price at which you'd sell straight away. All these features are ones that you get at Ebay but without anything to pay. I also find that with yahoo the option to cancel or close an auction is a lot more easier thanks to their simple account management system which takes the hassle out of constantly logging in and then hunting around for the desired link. You even have the option of adding up to three pictures for your auction listing, Ebay lets you have one then charges you for adding extra. No auction site would also be complete without the all important feedback. This allows
          you to seperate the good guys from the bad. You see these auction sites are goldmines for the bootleggers who seem intent on passing off goods as official releases. Yahoo seem to be on top of closing auctions like this but of course some will always slip through. After all no one would be stupid enough to think that the latest Hollywood movie would be on DVD days after cinematic release would they? The feedback system works on the same principle as Ebay but doesn't have it's own devoted section under account management. This can makes things a bit more painstaking when you are looking to leave feedback but it's a minor quibble when you're not actually paying for the service. But of course there is a downside to Yahoo auctions and that is it's userbase. The site seems more of a dumping ground for things than Ebay which means the userbase aren't as crazy when in comes to bidding. In my experience I've had no wild bidding on my items likes I've experienced on Ebay. Users seem a lot more reserved in actually buying stuff, this maybe due to the fact that browsing for listings on the site isn't as logical. You're not as likely to see something that takes your eye on the off chance while browsing here. You're more likely to visit looking for something in particular. That's where the search engine comes in and very effective it is too. You can normally find what you what within a matter of clicks. My advice to you on selling things through Yahoo is to really decide how much you want to ge for the item before you list. Don't start low in the hope that a bidding war will eventually puch the price up to your expectations. Chances are that's unlikely to happen and you'll be left out of pocket. What I will say however is that although it has a smaller userbase you're more likely to have a hassle free transaction on your hands, the timewasters don't seem as widespread. Althoug
          h I will say that some of them don't mince their words if they think you've sold them a lemon. Just today I has someone nearly screaming blue murder that I'd mis-sold them, obviously I hadn't but it's just the genral attitude. But then again that's just the stance you have to take sometimes in order to get results. So when asked if I yahoo, I say I certainly do. Only the other week I was selling Scooby Doo......hey that rhymes......

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            17.03.2002 00:40
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            I have been a seller and buyer on Yahoo for the past one and a half years and I have found it nothing short of great.It is completely free to buy and sell although you do need to register a credit card for certain uses.I use the auctions every day and sell something at least once a week depending on what I have got.I also spend a lot of time on Yahoo Games,mainly playing hearts and the friends I have met are amazing.Everyone is so friendly.I did have a problem with one of the users who was being abusive,not just to me but several others too.I e mailed Yahoo Abuse and they removed him from their site and informed me that should he return under another alias id then to let them know.Nothing can stop those few who just want to ruin it for everyone else but they are few and far between.I am a loyal Yahoo user and supporter and would recommend them to anyone,anytime.

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              22.02.2002 21:32
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              as a buyer only on net auctions i follow the simple rules. read the item description twice. check and search for items that are similar. avoid bad feedback sellers even if they have a proportion of good feedback. add the item to your watchlist and wait until later stages of auction to bid. send payment promptly following instructions from the seller. avoid any bad feed back , contact the seller by e mail to sort out any poblems. and perhaps should have been top of this report "be honest to yourself and the seller" and finally have fun bidding!.

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                27.08.2001 23:50
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                Without doubt Yahoo! Auctions is the best auction site on the Internet. Firstly there are no listing fees or final value fees like Ebay so you won't have to surrender a certain percentage of the closing price to Yahoo!. Secondly the site is very well laid out and very very easy to use with many categories and lots of auctions. The Yahoo! servers are very fast so loading times for the site are very quick. The site is also packed with features like the "watchlist" feature which allows you to view the status of a particular auction at a glance. Whether you are a trader selling on Yahoo! or just a home user selling spare items around the house Yahoo! Auctions is perfect. All in all Yahoo! Auctions is the best around but there is one major fault in the system which really lets it down. As a seller you need to register your credit card which is a good idea but as a buyer you may signup to Yahoo! mail, for example, and use your mail account to bid on auctions. This poses two major problems. Firstly the chances of people doing fake bids on your auction without the intention of paying is greatly increased. This is both annoying and time-wasting. Secondly, this will lead to more sellers "shilling" (i.e. bidding on their own auctions to raise the minimum bid needed). Despite these two flaws Yahoo! Auctions is far superior than any other Internet auction site.

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                  09.08.2001 04:47
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                  Yahoo Auctions UK is by no means the best auction site available to UK buyers and sellers - that honour belongs to eBay, but it is probably equal second at the moment with QXL. Yahoo doesn't have the greatest selection of lots, and it doesn't really protect its users as well as other sites, but it has one great redeeming feature - CRAZY LOW PRICES!!! You see Yahoo obviously has zillions of members (most of which are obviously American, although there are a large number of UK members too) and any Yahoo member can use Yahoo Auctions along with all the rest of the services simply by using their standard Yahoo ID. Most UK members seem to have no interest in the auctions though it seems... What this means is that Yahoo Auctions is effectively a shop and not an auction site. Almost everything I have purchased on Yahoo received only one bid (the bid that I placed!) There's none of the heated bidding wars that one gets into on eBay. The downside of this is that on bigger items the sellers will usually start their auctions at slightly higher prices, but as you're virtually guaranteed of winning anything you bid on it's not really a problem. What is a problem though is the high number of bogus sellers on Yahoo Auctions UK. Yahoo doesn't seem too bothered about protecting the users of their auction service and therefore it's very easy for unscrupulous sellers to rip people off. Unlike eBay, there is no insurance provided on Yahoo Auctions against this type of thing and Yahoo doesn't seem to want to know when things go wrong. My experience of Yahoo Auctions is overwhelmingly positive - I've picked up a lot of Lynx games and other such retro items for very low prices, but I've also been ripped off a couple of times... receiving copied games for the Sony Playstation when the auction advertised originals. All I would say is check the feedback ratings VERY carefully before you bid on anything... <
                  br> Functionally, Yahoo Auctions is very much like eBay. You can search for whatever you might be interested in, receive alerts when you are outbid, when you win an item etc. There's also the familiar "Watchlist" feature that allows you to track auctions whilst you decide whether or not to put in a bid. The interface is not quite as friendly as eBay - where buying, watching, and selling are nicely integrated into one page, but it works well enough - with the bidding, won, watching, and selling links all hanging off the main "My Auctions" page. Being a Yahoo service, there's no separate registration but you do *HAVE* to register your credit card details before you can start using the auctions - unlike on eBay where you're only required to register your card if you don't give an ISP issued e-mail address. I can't comment about selling on Yahoo as I've never used it to sell anything. All my auctions take place on eBay... Yahoo Auctions is worth a look and worth using for low value items that you can't find elsewhere. For bigger and more expensive items though you'd be much better off over at eBay.

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                    03.08.2001 01:10
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                    I first came to use Yahoo! Auctions after I had a bit of a clear out and had some stuff I wanted rid of, but I didn’t particularly fancy throwing away. I had used ebay to see a couple of larger items, but these where VHS videos that I only wanted a pound or two for. Seeing as I didn’t know if anyone would want to buy them or not, I decided to pop them up on Yahoo auctions as they offer a no fee service, where you can list items for free, and also you don’t have to pay commission if your item sells. If you want your item to be a feature item or in bold, then you have to pay a fee, but otherwise it’s free, free, free! You can get to yahoo auctions by going to the Yahoo.co.uk homepage and clicking on the auctions button in the top left, or you can type http://uk.auctions.yahoo.com into your browser. The auctions homepage allows you to move to your account page, browse the individual categories, displays a few of the featured auctions and also some featured sellers. There are also links to various Yahoo sections, like the clubs and music, as well as the top ten searched for items on the site. To me, the hompage is a little off putting – it’s quite small and cluttered, a bit like the Yahoo homepage itself, and looking for the correct link can be quite difficult. The simplicity means it’s quick to load, however, at certain times of the day, particularly the evening, the site can slow to a crawl with plenty of time out errors, which quickly becomes frustrating when you’re trying to bid or add an auction. To bid or submit an item, you must have a yahoo identity. You’re bound to have one, Yahoo seems to own so much of the internet these days that it’s impossible to get buy without at least one. Well, if you don’t, it’s probably worth getting one so you can get their email service and the multitude of other things they give you. You also have to enter a credit card number so they can aut
                    henticate you if you are selling, which will rule out people without credit cards, which is a shame. It took me a while as I had to wait for my Visa card to come through as it refused to accept my Switch card. Once you have your account, you can see anything that relates to you on your identity page – you can see a list of the items you’re selling, the items you have bid on, the items you are watching, and details of any auctions you have won or sold. Emails regarding your auctions don’t have to be sent to your yahoo account, you can nominate another email to have them sent to, which makes things considerably easier. Bidding for an item is simply a case of entering the maximum you want to bid for, entering your password and waiting to see how it goes. Yahoo does the standard bidding by proxy for you, where you enter the maximum you will pay for it, and Yahoo will continue to bid for you until that maximum is reached if it is below the reserve, or another user is bidding against you. It’s simple to find items, either using the search engine, or browsing by category. You can limit your searches to items with pictures, items with no reserves, or even items that have been added that day, and you can also search within the various categories and sub categories to narrow your search down. To submit an item for sale, you must first of all find the relevant location to place it. Once you click “submit item”, a list of categories is displayed, and you must select categories until you reach the bottom level of the correct category. From there, it is a case of giving the auction a title, minimum price, closing date and reserve if nessecary and description. You can select if you want the buyer to pay postage, and if you send on completion of the auction, or once payment is received. A nice touch is being able to put the price of postage in an actual field in the description. You can either upload up to three pictures to Yaho
                    o auctions to show your item, or you can use HTML in the description field to illustrate your item. Other useful things you might like to try are restricting bidders to only those with a certain feedback level, to avoid those timewasters with negative feedback. You can also nominate a value that the bidder can pay to end the auction there and then, or you can set your auction up as first win bids. Should there be no bids on your auction by the time it closes, or no winning bids above the reserve, you can have Yahoo automatically resubmit it up to five times until it is sold. As well as being able to use HTML in your descriptions, you can also customise your “auction booth” which allows you to use different colours for your headings and background, adding images and links to personalise your auctions and make them stand out a little more – highly effective and useful if you sell lots of items online, so that the bidder instantly recognises that it is one of your auctions. I have a few gripes – there is no email sent once a user bids on your item, and it requires you to keep logging in to your account to see if anyone has bid on it. Once the auction is closed, an email is sent to both parties giving them each others details so they can arrange payment and postage costs. A standard email is provided, which you can customise with your own message should you wish to. Email is sent once you bid on an item, or once you are outbid, like most auction sites. You can use the options menu to turn your email notifications off and on as nessecary. If everything has gone successfully, you can give the bidder or seller feedback, and hopefully they do the same for you. Feedback is an essential part of the site and allows you to see who is a reliable trader and who is not – bidders who bid and do not pay, or those who do not send items will receive negative feedback and should be avoided. You can see a user’s feedback by
                    clicking on their username, and you will see who has commented on them. Clicking on their name also allows you to see what else they are currently auctioning, auctions they have sold in the past and any details they have provided for display on the site. The site is fairly active, with about 500,000 auctions going on at any one time. However, there never really seems to be that much bidding going on, and the majority of auctions seem to close with no bids. It’s probably due to the fact that there is no fee, people are more likely to put the items up “just in case” – there is a lot of tat on the site, I’ve even seen the Pokemon Tazo’s you get free with crisps. If I was looking to sell a big item, I’d use ebay, but if it was just a few pounds, I’d put it up here and see how it goes. It also doesn’t seem to be as tightly regulated as ebay, a quick search for any of the big name current cinema releases will return a list of people selling dodgy cdr copies, and there are plenty of copied Playstation games as well. It’s obvious that Yahoo don’t pay much attention to this, as it clearly advertises that they are copies. If you're a book lover, you should find plenty of books, and cheap ones at that too - there are plenty of paper backs for £1, and one bid should win, so even after adding about a pound for postage, they're still cheaper than the second hand shop, and there's a greater range, and it's easy to browse by typing the name of the author ot book you're looking for. It’s not quite as good as ebay, but in my opinion, I prefer it to QXL. Above all you have to remember that it’s free, so it isn’t going to be as thorough as ebay is. Because it is free, there is no insurance to cover items going missing or you losing payment to a bad seller or bidder, so you really do need to be careful and look for those with negative feedback. It would be n
                    ice to see a lot more people bidding instead of uploading rubbish onto the site, but I suppose I have been guilty of that as well, so I’m not really in a position to complain. Like I said, it’s free, so what have you really got to lose? Good if you want: Put cheap items up for no cost Good feedback system Plenty of options when auctioning an item Bad if you don’t want: A lot of rubbish for auction Not much bidding going on No insurance Lots of counterfeit goods

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                      24.07.2001 02:39
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                      Yahoo auctions is the ultimate place for sellers. The only thing it lacks is.. Buyers!! Yahoo has everything you need to create a free auction, and even has some very helpful features. During this review I will only be comparing Yahoo auctions to ebay.co.uk because, quite frankly, the other auction sites don't have a chance!! Unlike ebay when you are looking at items in a particular category you can just click the 'Submit Item' button at the top of the page to submit an item to that category. Just like ebay, Yahoo lets you upload pictures and submit your items using HTML. Once the auction has been uploaded all you need to create a favourite link to your 'Selling' page and then just click it to see if any of your items have had bids. No signing in etc, like ebay. Then when click each item you are selling to view it there is a nice little box in the top-right of the page saying how many pageviews there have been and how many people have added to their 'Watchlist' Yahoo are original, they were first to come up with many of the selling options there are today, the 'Buy Now' option and 'Resubmit' option for example, Yahoo not ebay. So if your auction doesn't sell first time (which it quite often doesn’t :-) it automatically resubmits upto 5 times, without you having to do a thing! You just sit looking at your email inbox, waiting for an email saying 'Congratulations, your auction closed successfully!). I almost always use Yahoo for selling stuff, who cares if the stuff doesn't sell first time, it might not on ebay, but at least it's free!! No listing fees, no fees for extra pictures, no final value fee, no fees for a thumbnail picture!! That’s the selling bit over, but is it good for buying? Depends... when do you want the item? If you want an item quickly you will have to use ebay, as there will probably be many more of the same
                      item for sale, with one finishing soon. If you want it cheaper, and don't mind maybe having to wait a little longer, just look on Yahoo. Rare items, such as import CDs, are also found in larger numbers on ebay, but are usually cheaper if you wait for one to appear on Yahoo. Good things come to those who wait! Mind you Yahoo has one other very useful feature, the 'Buy Now' option. On ebay the 'Buy Now' option disappears after the first person has bid. The buy price is usually a lot higher than the first bid price anyway and is not usually worth using. On Yahoo the buy option stays throughout the whole auction, and is also available on Dutch auctions, which means you can use it to sell off a lot of things quickly. When it comes to non-paying bidders, I have experienced and heard about just as many non-paying bidders on either site. The Yahoo site has a much better search engine. It allows you for a start to search closed auctions, to see the price items have finished at before, this option was introduced to ebay.com but not ebay.co.uk. I have found this feature very useful, as I can work out if I am selling the item for too much, or paying too much for something, or if I have a real bargain! :-) When you search for a product it also lists underneath whether the item has a reserve price, something which can be annoying on ebay is you have to click each product to see if it has a reserve or not. This also saves more time. One last extra feature the Yahoo search has is, after completing a search, it then has 2 links at the bottom to go straight to a 'Description and title' search or a 'Completed Items' search. I think I have covered must points but to sum it up, Yahoo who has better selling and searching facilities, but not that popularity edge, for some reason. I hope you find this review useful :-)

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                        21.07.2001 07:59
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                        Having gone off Boyzone left me with about £200 worth of Boyzone stuff and only a few Boyzone loving friends to offload it on. So thank you Yahoo auctions, for clearing up my wardrobe. The big bonus about selling on Yahoo auctions is that there's no fees- meaning more cash hits your bank account. However, you might quickly lose it again to some of the other bargains you find on the site. Both buying and selling on Yahoo auctions is easy, straightforward and clearly put, with a great help center. Searching by category or normal search is simple, and well presented, with options for a picture or text only view. The problem with yahoo auctions is the fairly low (relatively!) user base. This means that there's less variation in what's available for bidding, and that you might not get as many bids as you could on other auction sites. Another thing is that items can stay up for bidding for, literally, months. The default bidding time is 10 days, and yahoo automatically relists items up to 5 times. The good thing about this is that if you forget to bid on an item, you might be able to go back and find it again! The 'my auctions' section is easy to use, with 5 tabs- watchlist, selling, closed/sold, bidding and won-allowing a little centre for all your yahoo auctions information. This information is easily accessible from the auctions tab of your My Yahoo! page if you use it often, although there is some discrepancies between the US .com and the UK version. Personally I have not had many problems with sellers or other buyers on this site-I have sold over 50 items in 3-4 months, and bought probably as many. Yahoo auctions is great for people who want to sell their items and not have to pay listing fees, or for bidders looking for a bargain. Lovely jubbly.

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                          18.07.2001 17:53

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                          I have been using Yahoo!auctionn for a couple of weeks now and I have found it fairly useful. I mainly use the auction for buying but whether you are buying or selling you need to register which takes a few minutes(less if you already have an email account with Yahoo!).The site itself is simple to navigate,but its problem lies in when you do saearches.If you search for the same item regularly the search engine always comes up with a list which you need to look all the way through to find new items which wastes time. However once you have found what you want,bidding is simple and you can choose to "watch" the auction,so emails get sent to you telling you the price.You can also look at "MY Auctions" at the site,to see what you are bidding and selling. Overall,although Yahoo!auction has less stock than Ebay or QXL,it is great for clothes shopping and easy to use.

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                          25.06.2001 19:32
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                          I been using auction sites for well over a year now and have come to the conclusion that if you want to sell something for free and are prepared to wait then Yahoo is the place to do it. As it is a free service you tend to find that each section has thousands of auctions in it, and its only a matter of time before somebody comes across yours. The good thing is when you set up your auction you can relist it for up to five times and 10 days at a time so you get 50 days of selling power before you have to give up. I'm sure if it hasn't gone in fifty days its never gonna go. What you do have to watch out for is Time wasters there are a awful lot on Yahoo and I have come across quite a few myself. They tend to be people selling a similar item to you but at a more expensive price or they are bidding on your item plus somebody else's at the same time. You can monitor your bidders and it could be worthwhile if you want to sell your item. You will soon learn who the Time wasters are and you can then add them to your blacklist so you won't be bothered again! However, I would only recommend that you use Yahoo auctions if the item your selling is under £50 and not that popular or its quite cheap under £10 say, because Yahoo auction punters tend to be real bargain hunters, and don't really want to pay much at all for anything, and you escape all the auction fees, that you would normally pay at QXL or Amazon. If you are selling something quite serious and worth few quid, or something thats really popular like games consoles etc, then its worth paying a small fee at QXL or Amazon and get some real interest from people that don't time waste. Its suprising how that small fee keeps all the junk out of the auctions at QXL and Amazon. Happy Bidding Auctioneers...!

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                            02.06.2001 05:15
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                            Yahoo have set up a fantastic auction site that gives you the confidence to shop and sell without concern. Buyers must provide genuine credit card details which means that the seller can be sure that they are not going to be messed about by rogue buyers and the bidding system for buyers is simplistic yet thorough. I have sold and bought many items and find the people who I deal with are courteous and prompt with their payments and dispatch. The after-sale rating system give you the impetous to be a good seller or buyer - noone wants to buy from a seller rated poor. An excellent site which I would truly recommend

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                              05.05.2001 01:26
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                              Yahoo auctions is a great place to buy and sell your unwanted items. It's easy and very straightforward. There are loads of auction sites out there, the biggest of which is ebay.com. Yahoo is, in my opinion, the best for the UK though. It may not be as widely viewed as ebay but it has one major thing going for it. It's totally free!! Ebay charges sellers various fees for posting their items for sale, yahoo doesn't do this and therefore you have nothing at all to lose. If your item doesn't sell you haven't lost anything. The layout is easy to follow, with links to category titles which in turn split into sub categories, such as movies and films splitting into videos and dvds so you can put your item in the best possible category to get the biggest audience. There's a nice search engine, which lets you search either the whole site or just the category you are in. You can also search by item number or yahoo id. Also a good feature is the option to search through closed auctions as this can give you an idea of how much a similar item sold for. It's easy to submit you own item using the easy to follow links. There's the option to add photos for that extra drawing power, set a reserve price at which you don't have to sell below or even a buy price, at which you auction will automatically close at if met. I use yahoo a lot to both buy and sell and have little to complain about. The site allows you to leave comments about users you have dealt with so you can easily see if a buyer or seller is reliable. A very good site with lots to offer. If you are looking for something it may just be here. Got something you want to get rid of, give it a try the chances are that there's someone out there that wants it.

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