Any auction seller who's been treated unfairly by eBay knows how difficult it is to detach from the online auction giant and go in search of new auction sites to do business. The problem isn't the lack of online auction sites. There are 100s of new online auction sites available for the disgruntled former eBayer. The question is: will that new auction site generate enough traffic and interest in order to produce revenue for your auction business? Many auction sellers will answer with a resounding no
, but some will answer optimistically and encourage you to try your hand at other auction sites.
A. Many new online auction sites offer free listing and low-cost feature listing fees.
B. Many new auction sites are small enough to provide a very informative and useful community where you can meet and mingle easily with other members of the online auction house. The posting rules aren't as stringent as eBay's rules.
C. Many new online auction sites allow you to post links to your e-commerce sites within your auction ad -- something eBay does not allow you to do.
A. Even though you can list your auctions free, there are not as many potential buyers on the site as there are on eBay. You'll have to put more work into marketing your auction listings on a smaller, less-known auction site.
B. The community is too small. Once you've made someone angry, your name is mud! Stay as anonymous and be as friendly as possible.
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