Q: Has anyone had any luck with 'Justbeads'? I was planning on posting some things there, but it seemed there was a lot of stuff for sale and few bids... I like the concept of the site, but I can't afford to spend time posting auctions (and spending money) that will get no bidders. I've been fairly successful with 'eBay', and now 'Amazon' (somewhat)... 'Amazon' only charges 10 cents too...

A: I have been selling on 'JustBeads' for 4 months now. I have been very pleased with with the number of bids, the quality of the buyers, and the great customer service offered by the auction. I have never sold on any other auction so I cannot say how this compares with the others, but at least I know that everyone that visits the site has a bonified bead interest, and I do not feel like my auctions get lost in a sea of beanie babies. I have had mixed results selling on 'Justbeads', lots of bids but nowhere near what I make on 'Amazon'. HOWEVER, I love to buy there. I think it is the best vintage auction site on the web. It walks all over 'eBay'. There are more vintage listings per capita, and this week, I found some tremendous buys, Dutch auctions even, on semi-precious stones. I am a miser when it comes to spending my money. I don't like auctions where people are just retailing their beads. It takes away from the spirit of the auction. I want either a good buy (i.e. below retail), or something I can't get anywhere else. Like vintage. Both vintage and good buys are available this week at Justbeads.com As for CarolB auctions (the person who posted right before me), she starts her auctions just where I like them, well below retail, and she always has something that I want. I am totally irritated that someone outbid me for all the flowers and leaves this week (and hoping she puts up some more, LOL). My two cents worth: I have been both buying and selling on auctions since 1993 and currently sell at Amazon.com, but I buy everywhere I can find a good deal.