Sam’s Club’s auction site is powered by B-Stock Solutions. B-Stock auctions off excess inventory from both major and small retailers across the nation. Some of the bigger retailers they work with are Sam’s Club, Walmart, Destination Maternity, B-Stock Wireless, Danby, Duracell Powermat, Early Upgrade Auctions, HD Supply Liquidation Auctions, Waste Management, Essex B2B Auctions, The Journeys Group, Game Stop, AllTech Wholesale, JASCO, The Home Depot, Wayfair.com, Groupon Goods, and more.
You cannot list and sell personal items on Sam’s Club’s auction site. All items are excess items from Sam’s Clubs across the nation.
eBay is owned by eBay Inc., who also owns PayPal and eBay Enterprise. eBay is one of the world’s largest online marketplaces where customers can buy and sell almost anything; you could call them a powerhouse in the online auction industry. They were founded almost 20 years ago and have over 149 million active buyers all across the globe. Currently, they have over 700 million products listed on their site.
LiveAuctioneers started in 2002 in New York City. They began as a marketing partnership with eBay and continue their alliance today. In 2009, LiveAuctioneers came out with both and iPhone and Android app with live-bidding capabilities.
LiveAuctioneers specializes in unique international finds like art, antiques, jewelry, and collectibles. They host thousands of auctions in real time through the Internet. The move to enable auction houses worldwide to online with their live sales revolutionized the auction industry forever.
uBid Holdings, Inc. officially began its business in 1997. They have over six million registered users and seven thousand certified sellers. They specialize in providing discounted offers of the industry’s best deals on electronics and popular technology devices. They offer both auction style and fixed priced models with “bulk load capabilities.”
To become a seller, you will need to pass a 12 point screening process to become certified. Only certified sellers are allowed to list their items on uBid. There are no listing fees.
eBid is a popular, global online marketplace that was founded in the UK in 1999. You can bid on items across 5 continents and over 100 countries. They have over four million daily listings and two million registered users.
Their fee structure is what sets them apart. Consumers can list their personal items for free. Their sales fees are just between 0% to 3% and it won’t cost you more than $1.00 to customize and enhance your listing.
Atomic Mall is a multi-seller Marketplace that caters to buyers, sellers, and bidders from all over the globe. They were founded in 2008 are currently located in Yakima, WA. They’ve partnered with Amazon.com which allows members to add Amazon Payments to their storefront. This will open up each auctioneers’ storefront to millions of new potential buyers. Buyers can also use their pre-existing account information from Amazon with any purchase they make on the seller’s Atomic Mall store.
Their stores are easy to set up; they claim that you can set up your Atomic Mall store in less than 10 minutes. Along with that, they will start you off with a bonus account credit.
Originally known as Home Run Auctions/Auctionblocks.net, they specialized in auctioning off sports cards and memorabilia. They were able to gain enough of a following that they grew their auction options and changed their name to Auction Fire in 2002. Their headquarters are currently located in Las Vegas, Nevada.
There are no listing fees, auction fees, bidding fees or monthly fees. They only require a one-time donation of $3.00 in order to verify your identity. This is the only fee that you are required to pay with Auction Fire. They show their appreciation for that small fee by giving their members free auction ebooks to help their members become successful on their site.
Started in 2015, Auction King is a newer online auction company that has focused its efforts on providing customers with the best deals as quickly as possible. Its online and social media resources allow customers to bid while enjoying the comforts of their homes.
Shopgoodwill.com is an excellent place to shop if you are looking for unique items, collectables, antiques or art. Also, if you are interested in companies who contribute to charity or special causes, this is a great site to do your shopping on. All of their sales are contributed to education, training, and job placement programs for people with disabilities or other issues keeping them from work. On their site, they stated that in 2009, Goodwill helped 1.9 million people train for careers in industries such as bank, IT, health care, and more.
You cannot sell items or products on shopgoodwill.com. All of their listed items come from Goodwill stores across the nation. Shopgoodwill.com is owned and operated by Goodwill Industries.
The General Services Administration (GSA) is the “business side” of the U.S. government. They were established over 50 years ago by President Truman. GSA manages all excess Federal assets. The website, GSA Auctions, is a way for GSA to get rid of these excess and surplus items. All items were purchased with Federal tax dollars and are auctioned off to the general public at reasonable starting bids. The public is allowed to bid on both single and/or multiple items. To bid, consumers must register on GSA Auction’s homepage. However, consumers do not have to register to simply browse their selection.
Most, if not all, of the items do not have the option to be shipped to you. Most of the items need to be picked up. If you cannot personally pick up your item that you won, you must provide a letter that states the name of the person you have authorized to pick up your item, the sale and lot number of the item, and your signature. The person picking up your item must present their photo id and your receipt of the item.