"Online Auctions" are changing the way
people around the world buy and sell goods. It all started with Ebay
where individuals could easily and at low cost put up their collectibles
for auction. Over time, things changed for Ebay. Fees increased,
listings included pieces and parts of things, things that didn't work,
counterfeit goods; but there have been important positive developments.
Ebay Stores came into existence. Small businesses said, "my costs are
cheaper than any bricks and mortar place, my customers are anywhere in
the world and if you don't like my price, which is cheaper than anywhere
in the world; you can bid on it."
Before Ebay there were traditional
auctions. The traditional auction model goes back thousands of years and
has been widely used for liquidating merchandise and for sales
of unique collectible goods. Probably the most famous auction houses
are Sotheby's and Christie's. Famous, in part; for there expensive
Ubidorbuy.com is a confluence of Sotheby's and Christie's together with Ebay. Below are the advantages for our bidders and buyers:
- Like ourselves Sotheby's and Christie's
have the advantage of "trust" over Ebay because all items must be seen, touched, screened and guaranteed by accredited appraisers, versus Ebay
which relies solely on feedback and limited guarantees.
- Like ourselves, Ebay has a continuous
flow of goods and are open 24 hours a day 365 days a year; Sotheby's and
Christie's are not.
- Like Ebay's online stores we carry
antique jewelry as well as new jewelry, unlike Ebay we do not list junk
like used watch dials, cleaning solutions, broken jewelry, etc.
- As with Sotheby's and Christie's you
will see rare and expensive diamonds and jewelry but with us you will
also see special but relatively inexpensive one-of-a-kind pieces.
- Like an Ebay store many of our
customers like the quick and easy "buy out" choice. In one of our
customers' words, " I don't have time to go shopping. With Ubidorbuy all I have to do is pick a category, scroll down,
choose an item, buy it at a super price that I cannot find anywhere in
town, have it packed up in a gift bag with a gift card - I am certainly
not going to town to start looking for a gift card! - and it have
shipped right to my feet in a couple of days. Oh, and no sales tax."
- We have a big advantage over the
traditional and the online auction. No buyer premium. We also don't do
tricks like some penny auctions where you have to pay a a little every
time you simply bid on something.
Take advantage of our pioneering use of
product videos when reviewing individual product descriptions and
their associated close-up photographs.
Register now and bid or buy!