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The Yahoo, the junk and the wardrobe
Member Name: Caliente
Date: 21/07/01, updated on 21/07/01 (58 review reads)
Advantages: No listing fee, good customers/sellers
Disadvantages: Lower customer base than some other sites, items are persistently relisted
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.