Friday 21st July 2017 - Della Bentham
When it comes to auctions is online or offline the better choice? We take a look.
Have online auctions improved the bidding experience? They’ve certainly made it easier for collectors and connoisseurs to obtain the things they want, regardless of where the item is located, but are people missing out on the thrill of the bidding experience in the flesh?
We recently saw an argument suggesting that bidding at an auction in person was a far more thrilling experience, which people were missing out on with more and more people opting to bid online. Is this the case?
Bidding at an auction, be it on or offline can be a thrilling experience. It really gets the adrenaline going, which is why some people forget themselves and bid way over their budget it’s that blood pumping feeling that make auctions fun. Waiting to see if you can bag that bargain or that piece you need for your collection. Is this experience diluted by bidding online?
A bidding war, whether on or offline is undeniably fun, the heart stopping feeling just before the hammer goes down or the sold icon flashes up is addictive. Even bidding on small items on eBay can invoke this feeling, along with the euphoria of winning. With this in mind, we decided to look at the pros and cons of on and offline auctions.
The fact remains, auctions are great fun whether you make your bids on or offline. The world of online bidding is undeniably more convenient and allows you to cast your net further afield, the thrill may not be quite the same but it’s not far off, it’s still a buzz bidding online and live on the items you want!