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Our Review: Bonanza seriously has everything. Our prior experiences with other massive, user-run e-commerce sites have taught us that sometimes this plethora of options is actually detrimental to our search and scary too.

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However, with the first click on, our fears flew out the window and we became suddenly inspired. We know this sounds cheesy, but there is something so pleasing about the format and design of this site that we were no longer worried that we’d miss the right item or get bombarded with undesirable sales.

It’s wonderfully simple. If you’re looking for antique jewelry, you select the category and up pops a clean layout of photos with prices. Each seller has a feedback rating and his or her own policies regarding shipping, payment, etc.

Yeah, so? That sounds a lot like eBay to you? Well, all of the things we don’t like about eBay are things we love about Bonanza.

For one, the feeling of safety on this site is far superior. You can even live chat with a seller (or buyer, depending on which you are) and ask them questions about the item for sale. Secondly, you don’t have to know what you’re searching for to find it. Users create “Hand Picked Lists” that are theme-based compilations of items for sale. These can range from “beautiful antiques for home,” to something totally abstract like, “the boldness of red and black.” Finally, there are no bidding wars. Some people love this adrenaline-pumping routine but we don’t. Oftentimes the vendors on Bonanza will give you a flat price or sell for the best offer.

We found, after perusing the site, the slogan “find everything but the ordinary” holds true. The items you will come across are not the typical, mass produced ones that you can buy elsewhere on the web. They are unique, antique (rhyme!), and interesting.

Be warned: Not everything on this site is affordable, by any means. I came across a $10,000 Hermes Birkin on the handbag sister-site, Bag Bonanza. But different vendors run discount sales and there are so many options that you are bound to find a deal or at least something you allow yourself to splurge on.

Our Verdict: Yea! Picture yourself at a flea market, browsing through items you know you want while stumbling upon those you had no idea were for you. This is Bonanza.


Wednesday 15th of June 2016

Hey, very nice site. I came across this on Google, and I am stoked that I did. I will definitely be coming back here more often. Wish I could add to the conversation and bring a bit more to the table, but am just taking in as much info as I can at the moment. Thanks for sharing.

Keep Posting:)

wanda hilton

Monday 31st of August 2015

I received an email that a purchase had been made. I tried to log in and could not. I clicked on forgot password. they sent me an email. the email told me my registration was complete. No way to change password. Also, there was an option to print shipping label, i clicked on that and that was not a correct page either. Now I have to go to the post office to purchase postage and send the package. When I tried to contact "support" I got page after page of options that did not apply. I am so frustrated with this whole set up. .


Wednesday 11th of February 2015

I make about 6,000 sales on ebay and about 3,000 on amazon every month. I listed 8,000 items on bonanza, spent about $2,000 paying for some extra help and have a nice store on Bonanza. First, I had to paid for a pro membership because they were hiding my items from their searching engine. Later, that " Bonanza Mark" emailed me saying I had too many items on my booth and I was required to upgrade to their $300.00 monthly membership, otherwise, I would be suspended immediately. I told him I didn't think $300.00 was worth on bonanza since I was not making that many sales. I refused to pay $300.00 a month plus seller fees so Mark suspended one booth. At that time, we had two booths on Bonanza. A customer filled a case through the resolution center , I never got any notification about that specific case. One day, one of my employees tried to add more items when he find out our booth was on Hold. I emailed the customer ( I had to use his paypal email address ) and apologized for any inconvenience cause and we would send him the item for free and he would be getting a full refund. I even sent the customer a thank you note with a $25.00 start bucks card. For my surprise , that customer told me he never filed any case against me so who filled it then? Answer : Bonanza Bonanza resolution center is a joke, I refunded the customer, and I had to email Bonanza support asking why the case was still open ? They accused me of lying and saying I didn't have any intentions of refunding the customer. three days later, I send them a screen shot with the refund information. hahaha Bonanza Judy didn't beleive me again and wanted to have access to my paypal account. Omg I guess she was really high that day, there is not way, I will provide my paypal email address and password to a random person ( my PP had about $14,000 at that time) They didn't want to close the case for two weeks and my account was suspended. After my account was suspended they charged me $98.00 on each card ( each booth had to different credit cards) I sent a email to and it went unanswered. I see mark is always saying email us attttt blah blah @bs.asss but they don't care. I had to file a complaint with my credit card issuer and a few weeks later, I got my money back .

Bonanza runs illegal business practices. People talk crap about ebay but they provide sales every day.

Another good site is Ioffer, they have a decent traffic every month as well and their fees are low. Customer service is not bad at all.

Thank you for reading my review, hope it helps. Do not waste your time and money on Bonanza. Worthless site for selling your items.



Thursday 6th of June 2013

I'm sorry, but this is way off and sounds like a purchased post. You do not mention that Bonanza has no buyer protection at all. They say they are not responsible if you get scammed. Just check them out on the BBB.

Is everything a scam on Bonanza? No, but there is a lot of it, and with no protection, you are taking a big chance. I will stay with places that have protection for the buyers and sellers.


Tuesday 4th of December 2012

It is ILLEGAL for Bonanza to have a website and no listed phone number.  Site has ZERO visibility and useless for any real seller. Old ladies and moms with nothing better to do can use this childlike site.

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