Unfortunately no option to give less than one star. Very slow to sell anything, and horrendous customer service when anything goes wrong. Really don't bother, just stick to eBay - might be a bit more expensive but at least they actually know what they're doing.
i cant believe ,they just keep blocking the account without giving prior warning for one reason or other .i am just pissed off now ,thought it would be good place as compare to ebay but it is just a rip off .
Nelio M. Pereira found this review useful
Ebid charge money first then after one week, hold your account, ask you to provide some documents to prove. Why you don't do this first then charge money.
After you paid money, after a few month, then you can't log in again. Who knows when they will reply to your message.
Don't recommend this company. It's cheating.
After 6 years selling on ebay I was battered by their selling restrictions. 99.6% positive feedback. But ebay restricted me for life with no warnings or chance to do anything about it. I was finding I was paying fvf fees of 40 -50 pound a month. I had to offer free post on all items to improve my dsr's so made aloss most weeks. Thankfully I found ebid. I will never use ebay again they are ruthless cutthroats who HATE small sellers. If they feel you are not producing enough money for them they will harass you and break you as a seller. Ebid on the other hand offer lifetime free fees. I could not believe it. Ebid is like what ebay was many years ago agreat site. I can not recommend ebid enough. I just hope that when they get SUPER BIG they do not become like ebay. Go Ebid WOOHOO
I purchased a item and the seller closed their account. E-bid did nothing to help me and instead compared themselves to a free ads site and told me to be more careful in future!!!!!!!!
I will by not using Ebid ever again. Stick to ebay they will always help you out.
Nelio M. Pereira found this review useful
Nice to see the global site on here too, as well as the .co.uk version, even if it splits the reviews. eBid becomes more truly global each year as they add more countries worldwide. You can now buy from pretty much anywhere, and sell from many more countries. I've been buying and selling on eBid for nearly four years, and have had a good time doing it. I like the friendly atmosphere, the obvious feeling of "run by the owners" (like a good family-run hotel!) and the fact that smaller scale sellers, and sellers of oddities, collectables, fun bits and pieces are still welcome. I'd recommend it to anybody - and often do! In fact, I created my eBid Widgets brand just to support other sellers on there, so strong is my belief. See you there!
I joined eBid in 2008 after eBay's high FVFs, I joined as a seller then decided to go for seller+ options for a few months, I noticed I wasn't getting sales and finally decided to upgrade to seller+lifetime and ended up paying just 4p because of previous subscriptions being deducted from the final total. Within 2years on eBid I have gained feedback of 226 positives, on eBay in 2yrs I only managed to gain 47, now I only use eBid and have over 200 active listings. I have found the forums friendly and support is very helpful it makes a change to get a response from a human and not a robot
I have been trading on eBid for almost 5 years. I joined in the spring of 2006 and have seen the site steadily grow in variety of items for sale and my own sales.
What I most love about this site is the helpfulness of the forum members. No question is regarded as too silly too ask and members give advice for free.
I have found that the sellers and buyers who stay in touch on the forums all look out for each other and this makes for a real community site and not just a huge impersonal trading venue.
I have traded (and still do) on many venues but I now have only two sites I trade on that I consider my business home.
Particularly, I would recommend Ebid for buyers looking for unusual items, especially collectables, hand crafted items and jewellery that I have not seen sold elsewhere.
I buy all of my gift items on eBid and would suggest anyone reading this might do the same :)
eBid is newer than Ebay but is growing every day. Sellers are no longer happy with the ever increasing fees on Ebay and are turning to eBid where if you pay the one time life time fee you have nearly all the features of Ebay and a fraction of the cost. 2% FVF is ever so much less that the 10 to 15% charged on Ebay.
Admittedly sales are slower on eBid however, sales have started to pick up and I feel they will only continue to grow as more and more people get the word about eBid
We do not have any threating emails advising that if our DSRs are not brought up we will be kicked off and are kicked off before getting the opportunity to improve service. Go Figure!
On eBid we still have the ability to rate buyers as well as sellers and all is done fairly
All you have to do is visit the eBid forums to see that both buyer and seller are a happier group of people. The forum users are polite and extremely helpful to newbies.
I found ebid years ago but time was taking up by ebay back in the day when ebay worked so just forgot about it. what a mistake that was, we should have never allowed ebay the power we gave them.
Then found ebid again as ebay started making their changes and can honestly say I was contemplating quitting selling on line after being attacked and battered on ebay.
What a place, ebid worked even better than ebay back when ebay used to work and it was so refreshing that I decided to pay the forty odd pound and stick around.
Not a lot happened at first, as I was still in the ebay mindset of list and hope to get the prices I want, then I began to read through the forums and ebid became selling partners with google and things started to pick up and are still doing so now.
If you tried before and struggled then I would suggest trying again, as the google partnership is working sales just keep increasing on ebid.
I've been with eBid for 3 years now and I have not looked back. I'm a seller lifetime member running 5 FREE stores paying only 2% Final Value Fees when my item sells (using gallery auction style listings) - that's it, no other fees.
eBid allow YOU to be in control of shipping prices and payment methods and your listings receive FREE exposure worldwide (using your options of countries you are willing to sell and ship to).
eBid allow editing of feedback which is a two way system if and when a transaction changes for the worse or betterment.
Scammers are dealt with swiftly by the eBid management, with the help of it's members.
If you enjoy the challenge of advertising your wares and raking in profits, then eBid is the place to be. If you prefer to list your items and sit back and wait for sales to happen with less profits, then, for exorbitant fees, you can enjoy the eBay experience.
When you join www.ebid.net you will need to clear your mind of the ebay mentality and embrace the eBid way as things are done differently.
eBid have a huge successful campaign running on Facebook plus they have a deal with Google shopping where every single auction listing, with a Buy Now price, receives automatic free exposure.
I'll be with eBid for a long time as it works for me just fine.
As a long time online buyer/seller I find eBid to be very user friendly and member oriented, as opposed to other online sites I've used in years past. The support team is extremely helpful and the forums are chock full of good, friendly advice. After 5+ years of online activity, eBid is the FIRST site where I've made regular sales and healthy profits from my sales. At 49.99 UK for unlimited lifetime listings/relistings and five free stores, eBid is the deal of the century and the wave of the future when it comes to online buying/selling. Go eBid!!!
I have been with ebid for over 2 years now. It was a little slow at first but mostly because of my own mistakes. I went to the forums and studied the help threads. I am now selling on a regular basis. The staff and members are very friendly and fast to help you. I have five stores and find the pace and site suit my lifestyle perfectly. If you are looking for a great place to buy and sell, I would highly recommend ebid.net.
Ebid is one of the only alternate sites that does auctions as well as Buy It Nows.
It is well laid out, and well run and they have fair rules which they do enforce to keep off scammers etc.
Their members are very friendly and helpful to each other.
They seem to be growing steadily.
Once you have paid the small membership fee, listing for sellers is free.
They accept Paypal, and Google Checkout and several other payment methods.
Naturelady found this review useful
Sales are picking up at quite a fast pace now ok it has taken a little time to get there, but i have never had any problems here at all.
I do strongly recommend this site to all.
A one off payment of £49.99 well worth it. I used to pay ebay more than this a month in listing fee's alone.
I agree it can be a little slow at times but, It normally boils down to what you put in you get out.
Go on give it a chance well worth it.
Hi, I have found ebid very easy to use, the forums are a wealth of information on selling and the customer support give individual replies, not pre written bumf that evades the question.
The FVF are superb and even the extras on listings are well affordable.
The automatic uploads to Google bring in far more customers than any tv, radio or published adverts.
It might be a bot slow for some who are not willing to adapt, but this is not Ebay and as such sellers and buyers need to realize they need to make changes to their attitudes to get any where, when they do they will reap the benefits out there.
I have a seller plus account which allows me 5 FREE stores - A great way to keep track of your stock and a much 'tidier' way for potential customers to peruse your wares. - I have found a lot of customers coming through to my stores via Google search - Sales on ebid are rising month on month - those reviews that slag ebid off have NOT given it a chance, the will NOT have taken advice from the forums which are very friendly indeed. Check ebid out - hang about - join the forums and then make your own mind up.
I searched high and low but the website sent me arouind in circles. I gave up
I would have thought ebid would have wanted to privately know it may be supporting a seller who is seling amateurish DVD copies at dirt cheap prices that seem to be in breach of copyright
I have a lifetime 49.99 membership on ebid which I have had for over a yr sales are slow but I live in the hope that one day people will realise how much of a scam ebay is and start coming over to ebid, I am sure it will go viral at some point until that day we live in hope :)
Using the site can be a little cluttered but since the new update things have improved immensely.
Personally I think the lifetime membership is an investment for the future.
same story with me they close your account when you ask them why its so quite and no sales are going through they take all the £49 and so nothing for it a real scam. Use CQout they are alot better to use and really busy
BEWARE STAY AWAY!!!!
Ebid stinks...simple as that. Only 2 sales in 6 months compared with 20-30 a WEEK on ebay. The main problem is that Ebid will not advertise themselves. If you mention this in their forums you'll get a stream of replies telling YOU to advertise for them. Shoddy customer care imo. I moved to Ebid when ebay altered their fees, but if Ebid don't pull their fingers out and start doing something for the money we pay them then I'll just have to go somewhere else...along with the thousands of other dissillusioned paying customers.
The problem with this site is sales are so slow, after 9 in 2008 months of almost giving stuff away (I was selling that low) and around 20 sales, I just left, a complete and total waste of time. Moved the stuff I had listed on there to play.com at higher prices, had zero feedback, and within a month 75% of it had sold.
It's true, you get what you pay for, whats the point in paying low fees if you have less than 3 sales a month?
I paid Ebid a £49 seller + fee. when I complained that no sales were being made even when my same items were selling greatly on Ebay, they closed my account and kept my money!!! Be warned!!! I've now contacted a Solicitor regarding this.
Try 121bid.com instead.....much much better
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