So what exactly makes a legit auction site? You’ll want to make sure that a site is the real deal before you place your first bid and buy any bid packs. According to Wikipedia, the online auction business model is one in which participants bid for products and services over the internet.  Fortunately there are sites that are in fact the “real deal”. Some sites are actually legit, however there are some sites that are a total scam and are there just to rip you off.

There are indeed some auction sites that actually deliver on what they advertise. We recommended that you research and compare the different online auction sites on the following criteria.

 1. Subscription Price: How much does it cost to join? Is it a one-time fee or annual renewal?

2. Number of Listings: Do they offer 1000's of listings or just a few?

3. Geography: Do they offer National, State and Local sources?

4. Types of Auctions:  Do they provide links to online auctions as well as in-person auctions?

5. Customer Service:  Do they have a customer service department in the event you have a question?

There are tons of sites on the web that are dedicated to providing consumer reviews. Finding legit auction sites can be accomplished by reading some of these independent reviews. From all of the sites that we have reviewed, the most popular choice of all auction sites is probably AuctionResource.org. They are an auction listing service that has appx. 4000 auction listings at a time. While the claim on their site is that customers who join can save up to 90% off the retail price, from our experience and from reviews of others, the savings are more in the 50% to 60% range