If you have a few bucks to spend on your motorcycle and if you feel like it's about time you did something about the bike-accessories you've been yearning for, but you know the very thing you need is not easy to find, where do you start looking? If you tell me you are going to turn your comp on, and browse around a bit online, I'll tell you're most probably on the right track. Heck, if you're looking for something that is really hard to come by, what better place to look than the World Wide Web?
Until not too long ago the place where everybody, looking for weird knick-knacks, headed to, without a shadow of a doubt in their mind, was ebay. Today, if you say you're looking for bike accesories, whole motorcycles or motorcycle parts I suggest you think again.
The recent fuss surrounding ebay, stirred up by the fee increases put into place by the world fleamarket giant, also uncovered other issues its customers were not fully content with. Complaints ranged from posted items not appearing in actual listings to an inadequate site policing and an altogether clogged-up support system.
All of this makes our lone biker, looking for his/her items of interest, wonder whether this global flea market ruled by an apparent anarchy is indeed the right pile of junk he/she should be sifting through.
'Darn it' he says eventually. 'We bikers go to biker rallies all the time. We have our own shops we have our own lifestyle why can't we have a site of our own where only biker items are listed for auction and I don't need to hear or read about Britney Spears' half eaten sandwich and who knows what other oddity being sold for incredible sums of money? For all I know there might be value in it, but frankly I just don't give a wooden nickle... I need bikes, I need to talk things up with fellow bikers before making a purchase, I need a specialized biker auction site.' Believe it or not, these thoughts have already crossed other bikers' minds as well. And believe it or not, a specialized biker auction site is already online, eager to satisfy your specialized biker needs.
Bikerbids.com offers a unique experience for online customers specially tuned for their sphere of interest. If you're a biker, Bikerbids is definitely the site to head to.
If you're worried you might miss something interesting posted on ebay by someone who doesn't yet know about Bikerbids, don't be. Bikerbids also offers an ebay list importer so you're able to check out items matching your biker-taste right from the user-friendly environment of the " motorcycle heaven".
This website which I dare call "our auction site" from now on, doesn't take it lightly to look after its customers. No Sir, there's a whole lot of accent on feedback ratings, it even imports and shows the seller's past, ebay feedback score, so you don't only get what is a measure of his/her activity on Bikerbids but also a history of the moves he/she has undertaken on ebay.
Anybody can post their product or property to be sold without any obligation whatsoever towards the site. That's something that should've been done a long time ago on all auction sites that take themselves and their customers seriously. In my opinion a website is not like the small ads section of a newspaper. The time and energy used up with different posts is insignificant and as such I shouldn't be charged without a guarantee that my item will find a buyer. Bikerbids again beat us all to it. One only has to pay the 3% comission if his/her item actually sells. Some might say that 3% is not a huge sum, but then again, when someone buys let's say a $50,000 bike that can amount to quite a lot.
Ha! This is where Bikerbids makes the move on its customers right? Wrong!
The comission that Bikerbids charges on any transaction is capped at $35, that is, the comission you'll pay for the selling of that $50,000 bike will still be $35.
The website is currently in its infancy but with some good ad campaigns and a hot affiliate scheme in place it is surely but a matter of time till it really takes off. After all, the tendency today is to move away from the more generic-orinted markets towards more specialized ones in order to increase performance. It's an evolutionary and natural process, that was proven time and again in the past, in almost every field of human activity.
I remember I've seen Bikerbids called a 'little guy' in an article somewhere. If you're fond of sticking such tags onto websites, go ahead and do it while the stickin's good. Bikerbids.com might not match that description for long..........