There’s a new auction company launching called Auctionopia.com for anyone looking for an alternative to ebay. This site is attracting a lot of interest from big brands and small business sellers alike. What makes Auctionopia different is that it offers real-time negotiation (via IM) between buyers and sellers.
If you want to modify the terms of your bid by using a coupon, asking for a lower price, getting free shipping, etc., you can do all of that during the transaction. Also, there are zero required fees for sellers, which means more money in your pocket. From what I understand, they are currently developing a payment system (like Paypal) that will have lower fees than any other of it’s kind. So all in all, it should be a real money saver and create a greater shopping experience if you’re looking for a new way to bid on your favorite items.