Anyone used swoopo as an alternative to ebay.

Seems like a real auctio site, the item seems to be displayed for so long then you have 20 seconds to bid, once a bid is made the 20 seconds resets, so you have to sit and bid live.

Just wondered whether anyone had used it / recommend it?

swoopo.co.uk/auc…tml

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Original Poster

TO BID

Each bid costs just 50 pence, available in "BidPacks" of 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500. Pick the size of BidPack you want and decide how you want to pay: either with a credit or debit card, or via PayPal.

DONT GO THERE! Wasted so much onn this site never win anything!
timer resets constantly to about 1.30

I really hope you dont go on cus your get hooked and wont win anything xx

its too expensive for my liking, but I know someone that got a playstation 3 really cheap.

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So if you sell on there do you just get the finishing price or do you get some of the cash generated by buyers having to pay to bid.

i.e in the link given, if I was selling that would I only get the £8.30?

greg_68;7735788

So if you sell on there do you just get the finishing price or do you get … So if you sell on there do you just get the finishing price or do you get some of the cash generated by buyers having to pay to bid.i.e in the link given, if I was selling that would I only get the £8.30?



I don't think you sell on there tbh

Is it not just the same as madbid?

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civms47;7735813

I don't think you sell on there tbhIs it not just the same as madbid?



Are you saying it only sells it's own stuff, no one else can sell on there?

So it's like a shop where you bid for there goods?

greg_68;7735827

Are you saying it only sells it's own stuff, no one else can sell on … Are you saying it only sells it's own stuff, no one else can sell on there?So it's like a shop where you bid for there goods?



Pretty much. You have to pay for "bids", minimum seems to be £10 for 20 bids. Then, you bid on whatever it is you want. When someone bids, it puts the cost of the item up and the clock resets. So, there isn't a defined auction finish time, which effectively means it only ends when people stop bidding.

When the auction ends, the winning bidder gets the item for whatever the final cost is, which is usually less than RRP. But the site has taken all this additional money in for these "bids", which is how they can afford to run...

yeah i agree - do not use it!

yeah you dont sell on there its a shop you bid for there goods just thing how much there making!!

every penny the auction goes up someones paid 50p
so say a PS3 goes for £35.52 there getting 50p for every penny

thats 3,552 pennies. 3,552 x 0.50 = £1,776!!!!

plus you still have to pay what you win it for i.e £35.52!!

kerri_ yeah you dont sell on there its a shop you bid for there goods just thing how much there making!!every penny the auction goes up someones paid 50p so say a PS3 goes for £35.52 there getting 50p for every penny thats 3,552 pennies. 3,552 x 0.50 = £1

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