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Bidding the right way

online auctions

The dos and don’ts of responsible and successful bidding.

How to bid on auctions with a reserve

We show you how to calculate the maximum possible reserve opening bid and give you a tip or two about bidding on auctions with a reserve.

Luxury personified

The second-hand BMW 745Li that is being auctioned on bidorbuy tomorrow, 11 June 20069, boasts a list of traits a limo would not be ashamed of – like navigation system, TV, CD player and radio. Add to that features like sunroof, suction doors and sensual tan leather seats, couple it with what the seller terms […]

A pad for a bachelor

…or a bachelorette, for that matter. bidorbuy and Private Property bring you yet another buy-a-home online auction with the bidding starting from R1. This time it is for a studio apartment in Noordwyk, Gauteng. Bachelors and bachelorettes, make sure to be in front of your computers on Wednesday 4 February. The auction starts at eight […]

Bidding on the go

You have an Internet-enabled cell phone. You are a registered bidorbuy user. There is nothing to stop you from merging the two to start bidding and buying on bidorbuy from your cell phone We have recently been inundated with news that a well-known auction site (not bidorbuy; the other one) is launching a new mobile […]

Art matters

Perhaps it is pure coincidence. More likely, it was the sale of a William Kentridge for R97,000 that set the things rolling. In any case, it is the result that matters. And the result is that these days you do not have to search high and low for that perfect painting to hang on your […]

Swift reaction

In the last week’s car auction, a newbie won the Suzuki Swift. Everybody else gets a second chance to secure an out-of-the-box Suzuki Swift on Thursday 21 August The bidding for Suzuki Swift had hardly ended on Thursday14 August when we got a  phone call. Her voice brimming over with excitement, a brand-new bidorbuy user […]

Spotted on bidorbuy: The Wheel and the Rooster

Spin your yarn, sit in a French Bergere wingback chair, listen to the music out of a jukebox and feed your rooster. Then contribute your bit for charity by bidding on Mario Frangoulis CD You do not have to be a Sleeping Beauty to appreciate the beauty of this spinning wheel, up for grabs on […]