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Reasons why online auctions are the perfect place to shop.
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The excitement of online auctions: why buyers keep coming back for more


In recent years online auctions have taken the shopping world by storm, providing an exciting and unique shopping experience that buyers can't find anywhere else. From the rush you get from bidding, to the convenience of shopping from home, there are many reasons why buyers keep coming back to our auctions. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at why!

The thrill of the bid

One of the most exciting aspects of online auctions is the feeling you get from bidding. Unlike traditional shopping, where buyers simply pay the listed price for an item, online auctions require buyers to compete with other bidders to win an item. This adds an element of excitement and competition to the shopping experience, making it more engaging and enjoyable. Watching a bidding war unfold and anticipating the outcome is a rush that many buyers come back for again and again!

Amazing deals

Another reason why buyers love online auctions is the potential for deals. Auctions often lead to items selling for less than their retail value, making them a great option for budget-conscious shoppers. Buyers also have the option to set a maximum bid, ensuring that they don't overspend and allowing them to get a great deal on an item they've been eyeing.

One of our categories that has become increasingly popular are retail returns. These auctions allow buyers to purchase items that have been returned to retailers and are sold at a fraction of their retail price, often at no reserve. These items will be in a variety of conditions – sometimes new and unused, sometimes needing some TLC and you’ll find desirable household names including Smeg and Sage in these auctions. This makes retail returns auctions a great way to bag big brands at bargain prices and you'll see lots of these live at any one time!

Access to rare and unique items

Online auctions provide access to a vast range of rare and unique items that buyers can't find elsewhere. Many of the items sold on in our auctions are rare or hard to find, making them all the more desirable. Buyers can browse items from all over the world and eras, expanding their shopping options beyond their local area. From vintage collectables to unique items, online auctions offer something for everyone. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or looking for a special item as a present, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better place to browse.


You can browse and bid on items from the comfort of your own home, without the need to physically attend an auction house or a shop. Our timed auctions mean you can place bids at your leisure, knowing when each auction ends. If you get outbid, we’ll let you know and you can decide if you want to increase your spend and our platform doesn’t let any last minute bids come in and steal the buy. Time gets extended if bidding does come in late. So, a stress-free and easy experience all round.

So, online auctions offer an exciting and unique shopping opportunity buyers can't find anywhere else. The thrill of the bid, potential for deals, access to rare and unique items and convenient shopping experience all contribute to the popularity. Whether you're a collector looking for rare items or a bargain hunter searching for deals, there’s plenty to keep you coming back for more.

Check out our live auctions and see what you could be bidding for today!