I didn’t know this, but there are a ton of auction sites in addition to eBay. ShopSmart mag, which is published by Consumer Reports, reviews four good ones in the July issue.
– check this site for designer labels, stuff liquidators are unloading, and items that have been returned by Overstock customers. A grading system indicates the item’s condition.
– you have to be a member to bid on their big ticket items, like comforters, TVs, vacuums, and tents. Items are returnable within 30 days, but not to a store.
– this auction site is best for collectibles, like teacups, figurines and decorative dishes. ShopSmart found deals in clothing, quilts,handbags, and vintage jewelry. Items are not returnable, so examine pictures carefully.
– for electronics this is the place to go. The site sells excess cameras, TVs, and video game systems from manufactuers like Apple, Sony, and Hewlett-Packard. Many of the items are refurbished so check warranties.