Everything But The House (EBTH) is a revolutionary marketplace that makes it easy to find and sell secondhand goods. EBTH was born out of a passion for helping people via their full-service approach to consignment, and is revolutionizing how homeowners, estate managers, dealers, and collectors connect with a world of shoppers seeking rare and wonderful things. Each day the global auction platform unleashes an ever-changing assortment of art, jewelry, fashion, collectibles, antiques and more, all with a starting bid of $1.
Features you’ll love:
- Bids for all items—from a watch to a Warhol—start at just $1
- Notifications when new sales start
- A watch list that allows bidders to follow pieces of interest
- Option to set a maximum bid for an item, allowing automatic bidding
- Notifications when a user has been outbid or won an auction
- Alerts when sales with active bids are about to end
- Item descriptions from professional catalogers
- Item images from professional photographers
- Instant shipping quotes
Download today and discover everything uncommon with EBTH.
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Ratings and Reviews
App works great
The app itself works flawlessly. Looking through all the auctions is addictive. Very handy shipping estimator. Easy payment system. The 5 minute extension to bidding makes total sense once you think about it and actually read through the rules & regs but can be a bit of an unpleasant surprise to new users as most of us don’t actually read all the fine print—I certainly didn’t. As this is the place where we’re really supposed to be commenting on app functionality, I suppose I should stop here. However, I’m sure people want to know how things work after you win the auction. I’ve purchased three items. Two were shipped promptly, one didn’t ship until I inquired what happened nearly three weeks after purchase. I sent my inquiry via email and never heard back directly, but the very next day I noticed when I logged in that the pkg status had changed. I think they need a little customer service improvement in that area. Of the 2 items received one was packed well, the other was a shave mirror and poorly packed. I’m surprised it didn’t break. Overall, EBTH is a fun place to find unique items. Going forward, though, I’ll proceed with a pinch of hesitation depending on type of item purchased & if I feel willing to track down items that should be shipped more promptly.
Good - Not Great
EBTH has a lot of great items for sale, and with far less exposure than EBAY, there are fewer bidders involved. I think this keeps bids much more reasonable and especially agreeable to lower budgets. However, there aren't actually any auctions in your area (unless you're from central Ohio), so you're going to pay OUTRAGEOUS shipping fees. I can't stress enough the word "OUTRAGEOUS" here. This is clearly the auction house's primary revenue source. Also, when your auction nears its end, don't assume you've won your item; EBTH will extend the bidding for 5 minutes, and then 5 more minutes, and 5 minutes more, in order to increase the money they'll make on additional last minute bids. I don't feel there's any integrity in that, but I suppose business is business. I still bid (not often anymore), but I bid with the knowledge that the "great" price I'm bidding at will increase substantially for a number of reasons.
Developer Response ,
Hi! We remove most of the items from the local markets and take them to a central processing facility for cataloging, photography and shipping. This helps us offer the lowest shipping price we can and better serve our global audience. Our shipping isn't something we make money on, but the shipping price does include transit, packing and insurance. As far as our bidding extension goes, we do this to enable every bidder to have an equal opportunity to win every item they want! We hope that helps!
Problems in bidding and beware shipping cost
I’ve bought many things on this EBTH.
You can find great things however be ware of the shipping costs as they are NOT always accurately stated in the obtain a shipping bid. Plus you may think you can pick it up but the location is not the city listed. It may be that city is listed for at least 4 states, such as Boston, as I unfortunately found out includes Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. Thus the pick it up becomes a 4-5 hour drive and then you are shipping it unplanned or budgeted.
Things may arrive broken and may not always be actually delivered but go to a pick up location if the attempt delivery.
Furniture delivery is sent to the lowest bidder and may take a month to reach you.
These are the main things.
I did have several problems with bidding on higher priced items:
On one item the bidding page would not load st the end and the other bidder won the auction but it seemed to have blocked others like me from placing a further bid.
That may have been a problem with the app but raises the question could a bidder float and block further bids. I don’t know but something was up.
Another time the five minute rule did not occur and I simply won the auction despite others bidding.
These occurred but the majority are without problem.
The biggest problem is the shipping costs when you are bidding are not accurate at all, so plan for that.
Good luck many beautiful items.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.