Overstock.com Auctions. Overstock.com is where we love to shop for namebrand and designer goods at big discounts, so we’re delighted to find that Overstock.com Auctions looks exactly like it’s easy-on-the-eyes Overstock counterpart, featuring all the same categories, but with auction items from retailers and private sellers. Want some Overstock.com-worthy deals at potentially even cheaper prices? Look for the seller name “Overstock Returns.”
PropertyRoom.com. A police auction site, PropertyRoom.com is just what you might imagine, featuring items that have been stolen, seized, found and otherwise acquired by more than 1,100 law enforcement agencies that are involved with the site. Of course, designer goods are on the docket, but just don’t expect to find a specific item you have your heart set on. Instead, think of it as an adventure—one never knows when 200 Burberry handbags might be seized by authorities in Des Moines, for example (it could happen!). And we’re pretty sure the transactions are reasonably secure.
Amazon.com Auctions. We’re only including this because you may be wondering about it—but the honest truth is, don’t bother. Amazon may be a Goliath in terms of online sales of, well, just about everything else under the sun (and at great prices, if we do say so) but for auctions? Well, it’s clear that it’s not a priority. First of all, to log-in to Auction.Amazon.com one must have an account, and once logged in, you’re inexplicably taken to a page that says “search transactions.” Well, we didn’t want to search our transactions. So we clicked the teeny tiny “auction” tab—only to be taken back to the log-in page. Um, nevermind.