Thursday, 23 August 2012

Tophatter Live Auctions

Hey lovelies! Today I've got an exciting website called Tophatter to share with you all and I think you're going to love it, I know I do!

So, if you've watched the little video you'll notice that it's a lot like eBay but it's a bazillion times more user friendly and most importantly it's seriously addictive good fun!

You can both buy and sell items on Tophatter and there are a whole host of different auctions held each day. The auctions are all live and you can chat with all the other attendees and even ask the seller questions as the item is being sold - it's almost like being in a real auction house.

You even get to create your own little character - I'm the blonde one in the blue dress at the back there! The little auctioneer keeps track of what the most recent bid is and the winner holds up a little board when the round is over. Each buyer/seller has positive and negative feedback scores - like on most auction sites - during an auction the sellers character will stand at the front next to the auctioneer and you can click on them to see how many items they've sold and what their feedback score is before you decide to purchase.

On the right hand side of the live auction animation there is an image of the current item, some of it's details, it's current price and how much the user ships to your region for (so useful!). Below that it lists all of the upcoming listings - so if theres something you have your eye on, you'll know when it's about to go live! I've been looking through the auctions and there is literally an auction slot for everything - jewellery, clothes, make up, handbags, handmade items...! I spotted some MAC cosmetics in the "Name Brands Auction"!

Bidding on this adorable jellyfish pendant starts at just $3!

This beautiful vintage bracelet starts off in the auction at only $15

Two brand-new-in-box MAC eyeshadows starting at just $16!!!

If this is sounding like your sort of website so far, then you'll love what I've got to tell you next! Tophatter are offering all of you lovely Island Girl Insights readers $5 welcome credit if you sign up for an account using this special link HERE! Don't be put off by the prices in dollars either - you can change the settings to display everything in pounds or euros too.

Have you used Tophatter before? What do you think of it? ♥
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12 comments:

  1. OMG...for real...ahaha, never heard about this site but for sure will check it out like RIGHT NOW!!!

    Cheers love:) have a great day:0)

    EDGYMIX-FB”

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    1. Yeah definitely! Isn't it just the coolest idea?? I know as soon as my loan comes I'm going to be spending away! x

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  2. This sounds like the sort of site I'll get addicted to and spend all my money on, so I'm avoiding at all costs! Haha. Sounds fab though, thanks for sharing :)

    xo

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    1. Haha, call me an enabler...but you do get $5 free when you sign up - it's worth just for that surely?? :D x

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  3. I love that video it's hilarious and so cute! Definitely going to check this out, I know I could easily get addicted to this though! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yeah I think the moustache on a stick idea is so hilarious!! x

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  4. never heard of this...but it sounds amazing! i adore that bracelet!

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    1. So cute right?! It's a really cool site! x

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  5. your blog is very good and interesting. maybe follow? im glad if you visit my blog, too :)) keep in touch!

    xx
    beauthi.blogspot.com

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  6. This sounds freaking amazing! I'm definitely gonna have to check it out. & I might have to bid on your pendant. I work with jellies at the aquarium & I love them lol

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    1. I love the teeny tiny jellyfish you can get for hom fish tanks - so cute! I want one! x

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