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Problematic Side of Penny Auctions Online

By Limken Thomas Subscribe to RSS | July 15th 2012 | Views:

Many different approaches have been tried out online, from direct sales of items, very similar to the traditional stores, to the different auction sites. There are various bid websitesavailable in the digital environment and they use many different methods of conducting their business. One kind of such online companies are the penny auctions online. Both of these have the general auction system in common, but might be very different considering the actual performance, like the initial reserved price of items that are being auctioned as well as the process of bidding and the resulting sales can differ greatly.

The main difference between the two is that ordinary bid websites provide space for people to sell their products or goods, or even services at their desired price. The web-site usually claims a small percentage for itself, while the main cash goes to the seller, and the winning bidder pays for the item, while the rest of the bidders only need to be registered to bid. The penny auctions online, however, have different logic of the process.

The potential bidders have to enter the bidding process with the bids that are worth certain amount of money. The bidding itself happens in the same manner as with the ordinary bid websites, where the winning bidder pays while the rest of the bidders do not pay considerable sums. Due to the previously mentioned value of each bid, each bidder pays every time he or she bids and this is the problematic part of the penny auctions online. The winning bid usually isn`t as big as in traditional biddings, and the winning bidder pays the price at the end, and usually saves money even after the multiple bidding costs have been added to the final price.

This is possible due to the fact that each item has numerous bidders that are trying to get to the item, each paying each bid they make and the over-all accumulation of money is far greater than simply the final price of the item, it sometimes surpasses the original retail price of the item. This could be considered as an advantage over the traditional bid websites where the seller sets his or her price that will only rarely rise higher than original retail prices were. Hence it could be said that the penny auctions online provide excellent opportunity when the “right” items are being sold.

It seems that there are good and bad sides to both systems, and probably the best would be to use all of the advantages and avoid the faults. The traditional bid websites are said to use the services of the penny auctions online to build a reputation to their new sellers, as well as applying the 1 penny marketing approach to reach higher prices in specific items, although this may backfire as described previously. Some experts claim that the companies are walking on the thin ice between the gambling and the sales techniques, and that legislation will probably catch up to these companies.

Limken Thomas - About Author: site is updated when needs be with the current traffic rankings of the top 10 Penny Auction Sites online.He has applied his knowledge and understanding to a wide variety of penny auctions online.

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