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5 best auction apps for Android
Auctions are intense and fun. However, it’s not as easy to find them since they aren’t all that popular. Most auction sites are primarily for housing or vehicles, but you can still find auctions for other stuff as well. Of course, eBay is the most popular auction site for a variety of reasons and it’s on the list below. Here are the best auction apps for Android.
Auction.com is a reasonably decent auction app. It’s predominately an app for buying houses and it boasts over 25,000 listings and over $42 billion in sales. The app works about how you would expect. You can remote bid using the app (only in 16 US states), get push notifications about new listings, and conduct research about properties from the app. It’s a good example of a good auction app even if it’s a little niche.
eBay is your best bet for auctioning things on mobile. You can put in bids on things on the site through the app or list your stuff to have other people bid on it. The process is fairly easy and eBay is extremely well-known for this kind of thing. Thus, most people looking to bid on stuff on mobile do it here. There isn’t much else to say. You know eBay and what it’s capable of.
Google Maps is a bit of a lame choice, but it’s a solid option for auction fans. You can find auction houses in your general area along with directions on how to get there. Additionally, if you find an auction online, you can find directions to it from Google Maps as well. Physical, in-person auctions still exist and Maps is one of the best ways to find them.
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Reddit is a decent place for auctions. There is a whole subreddit where people post the auctions they put up on eBay, making it a feed of sorts to help find things you may be interested in. Additionally, the site at large has a lot of advice for people looking to find or attend auctions. There are tons of tips, tricks, and hacks posts as well for those just getting started. It’s not all 100% accurate, but it’s a good place for info. YouTube is also pretty good for learning how to conduct yourself at an auction.
Unfortunately, the best spot to find auctions is through good old Google Search and websites. You can find auctions near you with AuctionZip. There are dozens of listicles across the Internet with many other auction sites that you can check out. Most sites and services don’t have dedicated apps so you have to use your web browser for it. That’s just the way things are.
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