Tophatter

Hey Belleza’s,

Today I wanted to talk to you about a new online auction website. When you think about an auction website, many thoughts go to the popular EBay.

However, the difference between these two sites is that Tophatter is a live virtual auction! The great thing about a live virtual auction is that you don’t have to wait days to find out if you won the item that you placed a bid for. As in any auction, the highest bidder gets the item.

Tophatter offers so many items from beauty, designers purses, jewelry, to electronics and etc.

The only thing that I recommend is that you do research. You don’t want to pay more than what you would pay at an actual store. Unless, it’s a hard to find item, or something that has been discontinued. I’ve seen other people pay way more than $50 for an Urban Decay Naked palette. Which just does not make any sense to me, but I guess that’s a great thing for sellers.

Also, just like EBay anyone can sign up to sell things. I sold two extra Temptu Airbrush Systems that I had, and was very pleased for what it was sold for. I even received payment for it right away. That’s actually one of the requirements. Once you win an auction, in order to continue bidding on other items, you have to make the payment right away.

So far, I’ve purchased 3 items from this site. Two of them I purchased a few months ago, and one of them I just bought, so I haven’t received it yet.

Here are the two items that I won (both brand new, never been used) :

SAM_5111

Mac Eye shadow: Kelly Green

SAM_5117

SAM_5135

Swatch on the left is with Urban Decay Eden primer. Swatch on the right is without primer. 

 

This retails for $10. I paid $6, which included shipping and handling!

Stila Major Lash Mascara: Black

SAM_5123

SAM_5128

This retails for $22. I paid $12, which included shipping and handling!

I really love this site! Oh and another great thing about this site, is that most of the sellers will ship internationally.

Does this sound like a site that you would like to join? If so, I can send you an invitation to join. This invitation will give you a $5 credit to spend on any auction you want!

If you want an invitation just leave me your email address in the comment section below. If you want to keep your email address private from others, you can leave me your email address in the Contact Me form below.

I only have 50 invitations that I can send out.

* The link set in the email is a referral link, and I will receive a referral credit.

Contact Me Form:

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  • http://kjandersen.wordpress.com Kajsa Josephine

    Commented in the contact me form :)

    • bellezakisses

      Thank you! I just sent you an invite. :)

      • http://kjandersen.wordpress.com Kajsa Josephine

        How lovely :) thanks!

  • http://www.moicontrelavie.com Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie

    Great post! <3 Loved learning about this!

    • bellezakisses

      Thank you :)

  • http://veggiesandglitter.com Casey @ Veggies & Glitter

    I would love one, Tasha! I often sell on Ebay to get some return for items I no longer wear, but there are a lot of things I really don’t like about the site. Messaged you in the Contact Me form. ;)

    • bellezakisses

      Thank you! I just sent you an invite :) I tried selling on EBay before, but would get so impatient if someone didn’t buy it on the first day. LOL

  • http://aunaturelessence.wordpress.com Alia

    I had no idea! Thanks for writing about this! Love the green in your new eyeshadow, by they way!

  • http://gravatar.com/divadee62 divadee62

    Thank you so much for this blog post and the invite! It took me a few days to dive in but I was able to win two auctions: MUFE Aqua Eyes Collection and Kate Sommerville Exfolikate. Both about 37% off retail (including shipping). I’m hooked.

  • http://beautyblogette.net/en Beauty Blogette

    This sounds great! :)

    • bellezakisses

      Thank you :)

  • Emma

    Sounds like such a fun alternative to eBay! Thanks for sharing!!

    • bellezakisses

      It’s so much fun! :)

  • http://barktime.wordpress.com agatapokutycka

    Wow, this green shade is awesome!

    • bellezakisses

      It really is! :)

  • http://beautifulkayekie.com Beautiful Kayekie

    Thanks for the heads up! That sounds like a great auction site. The green is so incredibly striking on you, that was a lovely choice :)

    • bellezakisses

      Thank you! :)

  • http://bijinblair.blogspot.com/ Blair

    Looks fun! Is it invitation only? Hmmm perhaps they don’t have a Urban Decay counter in their respective countries?

    Please ignore my submission in your contact form. I mistook it for the comment section haha

    • bellezakisses

      I didn’t even think about that. :) You can sign up at their website if you like. tophatter.com

  • http://areewithumbrella.blogspot.com/ Areeba

    This eye shadow is AWESOME! I never attended an auction!

    • bellezakisses

      If you do, becareful! It’s so addicting! LOL :)

  • http://www.stilettosandtequila.wordpress.com Somdyuti D. Ray

    Wow looks like such a great product. The green is so eye-catching. I’m sure it’d look bold and beautiful on anyone wearing it! <3

    • bellezakisses

      Yes, I’m trying to figure out how I’m going to use the green. :)