You can get some fantastic bargains, or get rid of equipment you no longer need, through online auctions but you can also get ripped off! Here are some of the most informative auction sites on the Web where you can buy gear inexpensively. As far as buying gear safely? Go to our link to Auctions - Buying Safely Online first!
Tiger Bill's Online Auctions Listings - Buy Gear for Less!
Click the above link to place your bid(s) on brand new gear that is being auctioned away to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, thanks to our many generous sponsors. Don't miss your chance to help a great cause while walking away with a terrific bargain in the process!
Although this isn't an actual auction, Tiger Bill does had a reputation for offering the lowest prices on brand new drum gear and educational drum products available anywhere. Plus he runs weekly special sales that are unbeatable. So if you're in the market for drum books, play-along CDs, DVDs, Axis pedals, Futz pedals, Pintech electronic drums, Roland or Yamaha sound modules, exclusive video product downloads, or Tiger Bill's exclusive line of Tension Free Drumming products, check out his shop first and last. The Tiger has also been known to beat any legitimate price on the items he carries should you be lucky enough to find a better price!
Tiger Bill's DrumBeat Fest 2007 featured thousands of dollars worth of brand new gear that was auctioned off to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. It was a huge success and raised nearly twice the amount of the original fundraising goal... thanks to more than two dozen generous sponsors who donated products and the attendees of DrumBeat Fest 2007 who were very generous with their bids! Sorry you missed this one but stay tuned for the next one!
If you're worried about getting ripped off in an online auction deal, you should be. The National Consumers League currently receives over 400 Internet auction fraud complaints a week. Before buying anything in an online auction, check out these safety tips.
Whether you're looking to buy or sell, this is the grandaddy of all online auctions. A great auction site with thousands of listings. You can find some really fantastic bargains on vintage and modern drums, cymbals, and other percussion gear here.
GovDeals provides services to various government agencies that allow them to sell surplus and confiscated items via the Internet. Each participating agency has its own auction rules and regulations and may be subject to state and local ordinances. The site has very few drums or other musical instruments but it can't hurt to check it out as these confiscated items turnover quickly.
Not nearly as large a selection as eBay but you can still find some good deals at this online auction. Check it out.
This site offers sellers a basic listing for free. They do not have any fees for stores, no final sale fees and no monthly subscription fees. Some of their enhanced features for listings do have fees. Check out their on-site FAQ for detailed information.
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