Whether you’re selling an old laptop or looking to purchase a new pair of shoes, the first destination is most likely eBay.
However, the online marketplace and auction giant isn’t the only site where you can find fantastic deals. Check out the following online shopping alternatives to eBay if you want to become a serious bargain hunter:
This shouldn’t come as a surprise. Amazon pretty much has anything you can think of, even used items that may be more affordable than new items. Best of all, if you become an Amazon Prime member, your purchase will arrive no later than the next day.
Besides eBay, Craigslist could make the argument for being one of the most popular destinations for used products. The classifieds websites offer a broad range of goods and services that are available in your neck of the woods. This means you can skip the shipping costs and physically investigate an item before completing the purchase.
For the last four years, 2012-2015, Bonanza has been named the top-rated alternative to eBay. In fact, the site was voted “Best Overall Marketplace” over eBay, Amazon, and Etsy. What makes this site so appealing is that the interface is similar to that of eBay, but it offers fixed prices and has some of the lowest fees online.
This site initially began as a retailer for only computer hardware and software products. Today, Newegg has expanded it’s offering to include everything from Apparel & Accessories, Arts and Crafts, Auto & Hardware, Baby, Beauty, Jewelry, Home and Living, and Toys. It’s a lot like Amazon, but many have found that the prices are lower.
What separates Etsy from other online shopping sites is that it focuses on handmade and vintage items in categories like clothing, jewelry, home & living, baby, and wedding. You can also purchase your craft supplies and tools on the site.
If you’ve never heard of Jet.com, that’s alright. The company just launched in 2015. While more of a competitor to Amazon, Jet.com promises it’s members that they’ll save 10 to 15 percent from all other available online prices.
Originally known as Buy.com, Rakuten.com is known as the Amazon of Japan. However, international customers can use the site to find great deals on essentially anything that you can think of. Because the site has been purchasing eCommerce sites in the Europe and the U.S., you’re bound to find hard-to-beat deals.
Savvy online sellers have become fond of eBid because of its favorable fees and merchant programs when compared to eBay. For shoppers, this auction site has over 13,000 categories, and most sellers accept PayPal.
If you need to purchase or sell items in bulk, there’s probably no better option that Alibaba. Alibaba has manufacturers; you can find exporters, importers, wholesale people, a variety of suppliers and even trade leads.
You can decide between either the auction format or fixed price if you’re a seller or purchaser. You can even trade items if you like on iOffer. There are some too-good-to-be-true prices on iOffer, so make sure that you read the seller’s reviews before making your purchase.
Depop is an app that can be best described as a mixture of eBay and Instagram. Sellers just snap an image of the product that they’re selling and post the item for sale. You can also follow your friends or favorite sellers so that you always know when they have a new item up for grabs.
ArtFire is a marketplace that is similar to Etsy in that it is primarily the seller of crafts, craft supplies, fine art, and vintage goods. Among its customers, ArtFire has earned a solid reputation for having outstanding customer service.
If you prefer to support Indie Brands, (or the world of the independent brands), then Storenvy should be your go-to shopping destination. The site allows you to buy directly from the small, online shops in an easy-to-navigate interface. And, the prices are hard to beat.
Pronounced as “seek out,” this online auction has been since 1999. However, shoppers in more than 80 countries can search for the best possible deals online. Because the site requires sellers to offer SecurePay and it’s use of an effective rating system, Cqout has become one of the most trusted online auction sites.
Freecycle is more of a movement than just another online shopping website. The more than nine million members are hoping that they can prevent any further landfill waste by finding a new home for items like furniture or clothing. Just browse the groups in your hometown to see what goodies are available.
As the name implies, this site is an online auction where the highest bidder wins. You can search through the various categories by pulling down the drop-down menu. While the site highlights collectible items, you can find great deals on items like clothing.
If you’re an audiophile, then you probably already frequent Discogs. If not, then remember this site the next time you want to purchase or sell an album. Not only can you find hard-to-find records, but the site also keeps a tab of your collection and lets you create a ‘wantlist.’
eCrater has brought together both buyers and sellers by providing a free web store builder and an online marketplace. Just like eBay or Amazon, there’s seemingly an endless amount of categories so you shouldn’t have any problems finding any item that you want. The site also accepts PayPal so it should be secure.
This auction site has been around since 1997 and included over 5 million members. Just like eBay, you can find fantastic deals on anything from electronics to jewelry to home goods that are either new, used, or refurbished.
Swap is an online consignment shop that specializes in selling in baby, kids, and maternity products like clothes, toys, books, movies, and decor. Since 2013, shoppers have typically saved between 50-95% off retail prices.
This free web store for both buyers and sellers offers both auction-style transactions as well as fixed price purchases. If you don’t mind the banner ads, you can find some steals on Webstore.
TIAS is one of the oldest online marketplaces around. It launched in 1995. Today, it’s one of the largest “fixed price” sources of antiques and collectibles online. In fact, the site claims that has more than 120 million page views per month.
This site focuses on collectibles including antiques, comic books, coins, postcards, stamps, and sports memorabilia. Most items allow you to either make an offer or buy now.
24. Ruby Lane
Are you in the market for end collectibles like fine art? Then Ruby Lane is your online marketplace. While this is a great site to find collectibles, don’t expect too many deals. You’re probably going to have to pay what the item is worth.
I’m not always the biggest advocate of a penny auction site, but you can find some mind-boggling deals on Quibids thanks to the site selling warehouse, overstock, and liquidated products.
This list has most likely already started that itch for bargain shopping. These options just make it even easier to browse, bid, and buy while topping up your summer tan or on your lunch break from work. While eBay started the ball rolling with the convenience of online bargain shopping, these other companies provide a way to locate even more great deals.