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Got the money? Here are the goods!

bidorbuy is known for its bargains. You are likely to find there great deals on used as well as on brand-new stuff, on last year’s models as well as on state-of-art high-tech novelties. We are proud that we are the destination for bargain hunters and …

Money is no object…

…when the item is the right item! We spotted several over-R100K items sold on bidorbuy in August so far. The R450,000 Veld Pond On 5 August, an auction for one single coin closed at the staggering R450,000. But what a coin it was: probably the …

Nelson Mandela: A true South African

Born in 1918, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela celebrates his 95th birthday today, 18 July. Honoured worldwide as someone who firmly believes in the integrity of people, Nelson Mandela changed the lives of all South Africans. It is up to each and every one of …

The PayLater insights

In the span of about a month and a half (24 May 2013 – 10 July 2013), bidorbuyers made over 100 purchases to a value of over R220,000 using the PayLater method of payment. On average, each purchase was made up of about 1.5 items. Most buyers bought one …

The Mandela magic

Nelson Mandela's tireless fight to end apartheid in South Africa and his stature as a global icon has made collectables associated with the man extremely popular. Mandela-related items have always been sought-after on bidorbuy and the demand would go up …

About payment references

We don’t want to go ratting on you, dear bidorbuyers, but we have to reveal to the world at large some of the references some of you use when making a payment for one of the thousands of items that are sold on bidorbuy every hour by one of the thousands of …

Do you have time for auctions?

The American National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) recently published a paper that documents the decline of auctions on online marketplace eBay: today, less than 15 percent of eBay listings are in the auction-only format. The researches say the …

All bidorbuy blogs

The very first post of the official bidorbuy blog bears the date of 25 July 2007. A couple of months short of the blog’s sixth birthday, we are happy to announce no less than six additions to our blogosphere. The six blogs are designed to provide …