Since I’ve started working overnights, my online shopping habits have picked back up. I almost enjoy seeing UPS, FedEx and USPS more than my own family now. HAHA Just kidding…sort of!
Now the downside to all this online shopping is any and everything is available with the click of your finger. So when I’m shopping online I make sure its something I need versus something I want. I mean I give in every now and then and treat myself, but for the most part I’m being very thrifty and making sure I’m getting a good deal.
I’m sure many of you are aware of online auction site, but Tophatter takes it to the next level. Each auction is literally in real time so there’s no waiting for days for the auction to end. Here’s a breakdown of how you bid on items:
Bidding starts with a predetermined opening bid amount.
Buyers place subsequent bids, increasing the price. The price increase for each bid is based on the current bid amount and bids increase in higher increments as the price goes up.
When a new high bid is recognized, the viewing time for that item is extended by a few seconds.
The final winning bid is the price at which the item will be sold. There may be an additional shipping price, which is indicated on each listing. [Read more…]