• Auctions

    Conversation with Fellow Bidders


     When you're surrounded by a crowd of unfamiliar people at an auction, it can feel like you're frustratedly alone in a sea of faces.  However, even if you're a shy person and don't like small talk (like this blogger!), you can strike up a conversation pretty easily with your fellow bidders...
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    How to Avoid Online Auction Fraud


    Fraud is a terrifying monster looming over all online transactions.  Those who have little confidence in internet shopping will warn you of people out to get your money, take your identity, and leave you with no product and no funds in your bank account.  The thing is, online fraud is easi...
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    Distant Auction Shopping


    You don't have to be in town to shop auctions in your city.  Distance auction shopping is entirely possible and not that difficult in this day and age, where technology and instant communication have made it easy to be on the other side of the world and still get the word to its intended destin...
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    Selling Successfully Online


     The internet is easy to navigate, though it does take some getting used to if you're new to it, but that doesn't mean that a successful online business is as easy as creating a free eBay account and calling it good.  You have to put a little knuckle grease (because let's face it, typing d...
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    Locate Auctions Through..


    If you're just now stepping into the world of auctions, it can be a very daunting process.  Finding where auctions are in your area is the first logical step, even before you brush up on auction lingo and learn how to successfully bid -- after all, if you can't get to any auctions, there's no u...
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    Types of Online Auctions


    The world of online auctions makes purchasing items for much less than market value a piece of cake -- or, at least, a much simpler process that doesn't require you to get dressed or start the car.  Online auction sites tend to come and go, except for the major players, but you can still find s...
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    Submitting an Absentee Bid


    There will be days when you just can't make it down to the auction house -- a coworker called in sick, your kid has an important appointment, or your car broke down.  On these days, you can call in and make an absentee bid, if you've decided already what you want to buy and how much you're will...
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    Buying Livestock at Auction


    Need to add to your herd or want to put another horse in your barn?  Instead of finding a breeder and paying top dollar, why not acquire your new animal at an auction -- saving a creature's life and saving a ton of money!  Buying livestock at auction can be a tricky business, since the ani...
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    Participating in a Celebrity Auction


    Whether you're setting one up or buying from one, a celebrity auction can be a ton of fun!  It's a great way to raise money, since people will pay exorbitant prices for anything having to do with famous folks, and if you're interested in that kind of memorabilia or interaction (or know someone ...
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    Getting Free Items to Auction Off


    Generally, a charity auction is composed of free things -- donations from companies as well as individuals -- that are then sold for money to donate to an organization of some sort.  But how does one go about getting free items to auction off?  Outside of asking friends and family to pitch...






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