What are online auctions?

Online auctions are auctions on the internet, e.g., e-bay, where you bid online for items you want to buy. There are also a number of live auctions.

See related links section for links to some online auction sites.

Note: Ebay used to also host a live auction site but no longer offers this service directly. At the end of 2008, the eBay service (liveauctions) became inactive and was replaced by another live auction service. See the links section for the link to this new active site (liveauctioneers).