Help _ Support

Registering

Bidding _ Buying

Selling _ Fees

Feedback

Registering

How to register

Registering on Bazaario is free. There is a simple registration form which you are required to fill out before trading. To buy and sell, or ask a question on Bazaario you need to deposit $1 into your account as descibed below.  You are not accredited, nor can you login until you have deposited these funds as this is a security feature and acts as a disincentive to scammers.

Please check to make sure that your junk mail settings are not blocking our emails.

Please note: Members not located in North America may not buy or sell items through Bazaario.

Becoming an Accredited Member

Accreditation is an important feature of Bazaario that helps improve the safety of trading for all of its members. Until becoming Accredited, you will not be able to sell or ask a question on Bazaario.

You can become an Accredited member by using a credit card to deposit a minimum of $1 into your Bazaario account. The $1 deposit is credited to your account and is used on Extra Listing Options and/or Success Fees incurred after selling items.

Credit Your Account

Problems Registering

If you have not received your confirmation email within 5 minutes of filling out the registration process, it is possible the email was filed into your spam or junk folder in error. If emails from Bazaario are incorrectly being blocked, please add baz@bazaario.com to your address book to avoid this problem in the future.

Bidding _ Buying

Placing a bid

Only registered users can place bids. Your bid must be greater than or equal to the start price or the minimum next bid amount of the auction. If the reserve bid has been met, the item will sell to the highest bidder when the auction finishes.

If you are the highest bid at the close of the auction, and the auction has met its reserve price, then you are the winner. The reserve price is the lowest price the seller is willing to sell their item for.

Both you and the seller will receive automated emails from Bazaario containing each others email addresses. It is then up to you and the seller to make contact and arrange both the payment and shipping details.

Minimum bid increments

Minimum bid increments are the next smallest bid amount that can be placed within a certain price range. This is to ensure that the next leading bid is meaningful.

Minimum bid increments are as follows:
Up to $20$0.50
Between $20 and $200$1.00
Between $200 and $1,000$5.00
Between $1,000 and $5,000$10.00
Between $5,000 and $25,000$50.00
Over $25,000$100.00

Buy Now

Buy now allows sellers to set a price for which they are willing to sell an item for immediately.  If you have a set pricein mind that you want to sell an item for, you can add the option of foregoing the auction process all togetherby adding a buy now price.

Auto-Bid

Auto-Bid allows you to enter the most you are prepared to pay as an auto-bid and Bazaario will keep you in the lead by the minimum allowable bid increment, until you win the auction or your auto-bid is exceeded. No additional bid will be placed if you lead the bidding. You cannot decrease the value of your auto-bid.

Canceling a bid

If you wish to cancel your bid on Bazaario, you can contact the seller directly using the Ask The Seller A Question feature at the bottom of each listing on Bazaario - from there you can request the seller remove your bid. Only leading bids can be removed.

It is up to the seller to remove your leading bid – Bazaario cannot facilitate this for you. It is important to remember to only place bids on items that you intend to purchase.

Reporting a listing

You can report an inappropriate listing to Bazaario by using the “Report This Listing” link featured at the bottom of every listing.

Inappropriate listings may be for the following reasons:

  • Offensive or abusive content
  • No item for sale
  • Contains sellers contact details
  • Unauthorized copyrighted material
  • Is in the wrong category
  • Is not legal to sell item
  • Using a photo or description from someone else’s listing
  • Breaches terms and conditions of Bazaario
  • Seller appears to be attempting to defraud buyers
  • Seller appears to be attempting to avoid fees

Bazaario will review each and every listing that is reported and take action if appropriate. Auctions will not be removed automatically. Bazaario may not reply to the reporter of the email, we appreciate the support and assistance from the community in reporting any inappropriate listing.

Asking the seller a question

You can ask the seller a question about the item he/she is selling by using the “Ask The Seller A Question” feature at the bottom of every listing on Bazaario.

When a question is asked using this feature, Bazaario will send the seller an automated email alerting him that a question has been asked regarding their auction. If the seller chooses to answer your question, Bazaario will send an automated email back with the answer, as well as posting the answer at the bottom of the listing.

To preserve the integrity of the process and to eliminate spam, only an Accredited member can ask the seller a question.

After the auction closes

If you are the winning bidder of a successful auction, both you and the seller will receive automated emails from Bazaario containing each others email addresses. It is then up to you and the seller to make contact and arrange both the payment and shipping details.

Usually payment and shipping items will be supplied by the buyer. For larger value transactions, it is advised that you take extra precautions in order to ensure the trade goes smoothly.

Selling _ Fees

Selling

For General items it is free to list and item, and you will not be required to pay a Success Fee if the item sells. General items include items such as computers, DVD’s, art _ crafts, clothing, sports items, and other assorted stuff.

For Autos and Real Estate, there is a Listing Fee but no Success Fees.

You must be an Accredited Member to sell something on Bazaario. Most items on Bazaario are sold by auction, however in some categories you are able to place classifieds - these include Autos, Real Estate, Renting Your Property, and Roommates Wanted.

Sellers need to ensure that their listing complies with the Bazaario terms and conditions and that it isn’t listed on our banned or restricted items list.

Uploading Photos

Uploading photos is easy using the Photo Gadget Picture Resizer, this small application will resize any photo you have automatically for you. View this page for more information.

Placing a listing

To place a listing, first click the Sell Tab and follow the six easy-to-follow steps. The first step is choosing what kind of Auction you are running.

Once you have selected the appropriate auction, click Start Now. In the next screen (Category) you will be prompted to select the best category and sub-category for your item. Choose this carefully as you want people to be able to find the item you are selling.

Once you have selected your category, click Select and you are then brought to the (Details) screen.

This screen is very important as it is where you will be filling the majority of information pertaining to the item you are selling. You will be prompted to fill in several fields of information.

The fields are the following:

Title This is the name of your item. It’s always a good idea to be as accurate and specific as possible with your description.

Item Location This is the city or town where you are selling your item from.

Detailed Description Here you will provide an accurate description of your item so that buyers can be as well-informed as possible about it. Try and write a description that grabs their attention. This area cannot contain any contact information. Any auction that contains contact information in the detailed section will be immediately removed.

Number Of Days To Run This is the number of days you want your auction to run for. The auction will begin running from the moment you post your item.

Start Price This is price you will start your auction at. Setting a low start price will always attract more bidders to your auction. Remember you do not have to sell your item until you reserve price has been met.

Reserve Price The reserve price (or reserve bid) is the lowest price you are willing to sell your item for. If the reserve price is not met by the close of the auction, the item will not be sold. The reserve price is hidden from buyers until after the auction is finished.

Buy It Now Price Buy Now allows sellers to set a price for which they are willing to sell the item for immediately. If you have a set price in mind that you want to sell your item for, you can add the option of foregoing the auction process altogether by adding a Buy Now price. The Buy Now option is only available for buyers until the reserve price is met – after that the button is no longer visible for your item.

If you withdraw an item that you have offered for sale after bids have already been placed, a $2 withdrawal fee will apply regardless of the reason.

Shipping Details This is where you specify how your item will be delivered to the buyer if your auction is successful. Canada Post or the US Postal Service would be one example. Courier might be another.

New Item Only select this if your item is brand new. Meaning it is either a brand new, unused, or unopened item.

Payment Methods These are the methods of payment that you will accept if you successfully sell an item.

Once all your details are filled in, you will want to check them over once before hitting Next.

On the next page (Extras), you will find several options on how to promote your listing. These options are explained in the next section.

Once you have selected any Extra options, you will click next to the fifth page (Photos), where you will be prompted to add any photographs of your item. Once you have selected your photos, hit Next one last time to take you to the (Confirm) screen.

Here, you will see all your details that you have selected about your listing. All you have to do now is hit Confirm and your item will immediately be posted on Bazaario. From there, you can then see your auction page and accept bids from potential buyers.

Promoting your listing

Extra listing options will help your listings to stand above other items for sale on Bazaario and may help increase the number of people that see your listing and bid on it.

There are a number of promotional features you can select:

Highlighted Highlighted listings ensure that your auctions are at the top of the listing within its category. Featured listings are ranked in order of time-to-close. Cost: $1.00

Bold The title of the bold listings appear in bold type. Cost: $1.00

Homepage Featured Homepage feature auctions appear on the homepage in the order that they are closing. The first forty homepage featured auctions closest-to-closing will appear on the page – as they close, the next ones on the list will come on. Cost: $1.00

Listing _ Success Fees

Bazaario does not charge Success Fees (General Items) or Listing Fees (Real Estate, Auto, Rental).

See below for the entire fee structure:

Fees

General Items (Between $1 and $500) General Items (Between $500 and $1,500) General Items (Over $1,500)

Houses, Land, and Commercial Property Automotive _ Other Vehicles Business For Sale Rental Property Roommates

FeesListing FeeSuccess Fee
General Items (Between $1 and $500)Free0% of sale price
General Items (Between $500 and $1,500) Free0% of sale price
General Items (Over $1,500)Free0% of sale price
   
Houses, Land, and Commercial PropertyFreeNo Success Fee
Automotive _ Other VehiclesFreeNo Success Fee
   
Business For Sale$150No Success Fee
Rental PropertyFreeNo Success Fee
   
RoommatesFreeFree

If you withdraw an item that you have offered for sale after bids have already been placed, a $2 withdrawal fee will apply regardless of the reason.

Listing Policies

It is your responsibility to ensure you are legally allowed to sell any items you list. You must ensure that the item also does not breach any copyrights, trademarks, or intellectual property rights.

Sellers must ensure that their listing complies with the Bazaario terms and conditions and that it isn’t listed on our banned or restricted items list. Please read those carefully before placing a listing.

After the auction closes

If your auction has reached its reserve price, both yourself and the highest bidder will both be sent emails with each others email address. It is recommended that you try and get in touch with the bidder as soon as possible to arrange payment and delivery.

Feedback

At the end of each transaction, both the buyer and the seller are invited to leave feedback on each other. Leaving feedback is optional, however, in order to help build a safer community to trade on, we recommend that all members place feedback whenever possible.

By reviewing a members feedback, you as either a buyer or seller can see what other traders thought of their past trading behavior.

Leaving Feedback

There are two ways to leave feedback.

If you are a buyer and you have successfully won an auction, you can place feedback by clicking on the “Items Won” tab found on the My Account page. Once there, click on the “Place Feedback” link beside the item.

If you are a seller, and you have successfully sold an item, you can place feedback by clicking on the “Items Sold” tab found on the My Account page. Once there, click on the “Place Feedback” link beside the item.

You can place a Positive, Neutral, or Negative feedback rating as well as enter a comment regarding the transaction. Feedback cannot be edited once it is posted.

Feedback will be edited or removed if it contains vulgarities or defamatory statements as to the character of the individual.

Viewing Feedback

You can view your feedback by clicking “My Feedback” from your My Account page. To view another members feedback, click on either their name or the number in brackets beside their name.

Feedback Score

A members feedback score is the number of positive feedbacks they have received from other members, minus the number of negative feedbacks they have received. A members feedback score is displayed next to their member name in brackets.

A graphical rating system is coming soon for Feedback.