Friday, February 24, 2012

Ready, Set, Bid!

If you're a fan of eBay and you love shopping on Etsy, you'll definitely love this site called Tophatter.

It's exactly what you're thinking it is: an action site for Etsy items.  It's just as easy to sell items as it is to sign up and start bidding.  A majority of the items I've seen start out at 1$ and can go as high as $15 or more (price does not include shipping).  But that is still nothing compared to the item's retail value.

Here is a screenshot of what the auction looks like in action.
Above you see that websites attempt to depict a real-life auction scene.  Just below that is a chat room version of the auction and if you look closely, you'll notice that both auction scene and chat room accompany one another.  Pretty neat!

Tophatter also organizes the bid items into categories, making it easier to pick and choose which type of item you're looking for.  It is suggested that you reserve your spot as spots are limited (although, I have never had a problem entering and re-entering live auctions).  

My favorite feature is the ability to receive a text message for an item you're waiting on to go up for sale :)

Well! Hope to see some of your items there, let me know if you plan on submitting your items! Otherwise, happy shopping!!  


  1. sounds interesting. I have to check that out. Is this site new?

  2. Good day! It was so nice to visit this blog and especially to read this blog post. And I got a question for you. What is your point of view on guest blogging?