We all have browsed the Internet, at one time or another looking for a bargain but only a small percentage of us have proceeded to buy. Why is this?
When first considering buying online we are often hesitant and unsure on a number of things such as the security, honesty and trustworthiness of online vendors. Buying from a single vendor has its risks but how can we minimize the risks?
We could buy from an online shopping mall but these still have their risks as most, if not all shops, in a shopping mall, are often owned by a single owner. And even if there were several different, independent vendors, how could we be sure their product was ok? After all, the mall owner has vested interest in keeping his sellers happy. There needs to be some sort of independent feedback regarding the quality of the seller.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could find an environment where there was a diversity of sellers and we could be sure these vendors we ok, because we there was independent feedback by their customers.
Responsibly run online auction sites meet these requirements and especially the smaller sites as owners, more, carefully monitor both sellers and buyers. If you are considering buying from a smaller auction site make sure you write to the seller first and ask a question, any question. The question isn’t so important but the seller’s response gives you a chance to evaluate them and decide if you can trust that particular seller.
Using a smaller Auction site often gives you added benefits such as the ability to actually correspond with the owners and become involved in the process. There are often bonuses for joining and the rates for selling will often be low or zero. This means the sellers can sell to you for cheaper and everyone wins.