Recently I wrote about a new auction-based marketplace called Tophatter.com. I sold my first item there on Monday and want to share my experience with this Tophatter review.
There were dozens of lots (listings) on auction that Monday morning and mine was scheduled at the very end. I got in the party at 11am central and hung around multitasking with admin work while I waited till it was my turn. Every now and then I would make a comment or answer someone's generic question. I had set my “name” to “tinyhandsonline.com”, my entire URL to my shop so that whenever people saw my comment in chat, I could kill two birds with one stone: people would know my brand name AND my url at the same time.
I set to receive a text message when my listing would soon be on auction, and true to its word I got a buzz on my cellphone with a nice message. I had waited a little past an hour.
Mind you, when your item gets put on the spotlight, it's a very fast process. I'd say I was typing as fast as I could to answer questions and pitch my product, and it all took no more than 2 minutes until my auction was settled.