When buying something from someone--whether on the internet, in any kind of auction, or anywhere else--your best protection to be an informed buyer. In Latin: Caveat Emptor! The age-old warning of Buyer Beware! Do your research! The internet is a great resource for finding deals, so look around and find all the information possible about the item you want to bid on. We do police this auction and make our best effort to keep it clean and pleasant, but we can give no blanket guarantee. You might read our Terms & Conditions page for more info on this. However, we also go to great lengths here to make sure you have plenty of great stuff at bargain prices to bid on. Another way is to check out the feedback of the seller. Many times this will give you a good indication of weather they are honest or not.
Posting your items for sale here at Sellao is both free and easy. Simply register if you have not already (by clicking Register here or at the bottom of any auction page). Our system automatically mails your password within usually a few seconds (no need to disconnect while you wait).
Again, we charge nothing to buy or sell items. But, we do have optional premium features like: Bold Listings, Featured Auctions, Catagory Featured Auctions, and the like. For those, we charge a nominal rate.
Posting items for sale is accomplished by clicking on Sell here or at the bottom of any auction screen.
Sometimes (and our system supports this) a seller enters a Reserve Bid. For example, his product sells for $100 new. He or she decides to place a starting bid of $1 on the item but they want to get at least $80 for it. So a reserve bid of $80 is entered into the system. In such a case--even if you are the high bidder at, say, $60--you will not win the item unless you go over $80. We feel this is a poor auction strategy and wastes the time of buyers and sellers alike. We suggest this to sellers: enter the item at the least price you will accept, with no reserve.
A seller might specify a Reserve Price if they are unsure of the real value of their item and would like to reserve the right to refuse to sell the item if the market value is below a certain price. If the seller has specified a Reserve Price, the Listing will say "Reserve Price Not Met" so you know immediately that your leading bid may not be a Winning bid.
Keep in mind we do have optional premium features to spice up the average looking auction. For example, we have: bold listings, featured auctions, catagory featured auctions, and attention grabbers. For those, we charge a nominal rate.We do require that all sellers and buyers be registered. This enables our software to keep track of items for sale and who bids on what. It protects both us as auction providers and you as buyer and/or seller. Registration is simple and painless. Merely click the Registerlink here or near the bottom of any auction page.
There are several systems of "proxy" bids; i.e. the system bidding for you automatically. The system in Sellao is called "MaxBid." Think of 'Max' as someone who stays and watches the auction 24 hours a day while you're off doing more interesting stuff. You activate 'Max' by entering the highest amount you are willing to pay for an item into the "place bid" box. The system will then bid for you, bidding only enough to make you the high bidder. If someone tops that bid, good old 'Max' places another bid for you and so on up to the maximum amount you've specified. Under no circumstances will 'Max' ever bid MORE than you said. But the system will send you e-mail about an outbid and you can give 'Max' a few more bucks to play with, if you like. Just enter another bid amount.
The Bid Increment ($1 is the default increment) raises the bidding each time by that minimum amount (you can always bump it up even higher or enter a Proxy Bid, in which case the system will bid either the bid increment or enough of your stated amount to make you the leading bidder. The purpose of the bid increment is to keep someone from outbidding you by some silly amount like $.01. It protects you and assures the seller of getting a decent return if the item is hotly contested.
The seller (the person who posted the item) decides what he or she wants the bidding to begin at. Usually this is (and should be) just below the lowest price acceptable for the item. If you bid, the system will ask you to bid the starting price. Sellers are encouraged to start items at a reasonable amount and not absurdly high. Buyers like the auction process because it allows bargain shopping. If an item is priced right, people recognize the bargain and bid on it.
It takes just a few minutes to register. To complete the registration process, you will need to provide us with required information such as your Username, Full Name, Address, Email Address, and Country.
Once you have confirmed your choices, you will then have to agree to the site rules and restrictions by clicking the Accept command button on the following Terms and Conditions page.
You can change your user-specific Password or your address at any time by editing your user information in the Members Area here
Should you encounter any registration difficulties please contact us
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