Tophatter, Auction Site

Tophatter is a really fun, virtual, real time auction site.  You can buy just about anything there.  They have several auctions going on everyday, and they each have their own theme.  Like jewelry, supplies, handmade, designer, or the daily bazaar just to name a few. 

It’s totally addicting to hear the little gavel and see the prices go up especially when you are in the middle of the bidding war. You have your own avatar that goes to the auction and raises her/his auction paddle every time you bid.  When you win an auction she/he jumps up and down, because they are just as excited to win as you are. It is all in real time and live on your computer. You can increase the bid in increments of $2,with a click of your mouse. {the price shown for the item doesn’t include shipping.} The auctioneer is there as well, sometimes the seller of an item is there sometimes they even offer extras if the price gets high enough.  Or, they are just there to answer any questions anyone may have about their item.

The blue circle lets you know that that is your avatar right in the middle of the action.

I was lucky enough to win the bid for a Silk Cashmere shawl/scarf. I haven’t gotten it yet but I’ll post a photo when I do.

I also got these earrings for a steal!  My dentist even asked me where I got them the other day, he thought they were real turquoise   When I told him they only cost me $4 (I was the only one who bid on them) he was shocked and told me I shouldn’t tell people that, because no one would guess they cost so little.

You can go through the list of things being auctioned off at the beginning of each auction, read the description, see the shipping price, and the opening bid price.  You can even set up an alert for yourself.  Tophatter will send a text message to your phone a couple of minutes before the item you are interested in comes up. The alerts are really easy to set up, you just have to enter the phone number you want the text to go to.  So, you don’t have to be tied to your computer waiting for your item to come up, if you don’t want to be.  However chatting with the other auction addicts and seeing what other items go for is a big part of the fun for me.

You do have to pay your invoice (paypal only) right away, because you can’t bid on other items until your invoice is paid.  Trust me, most likely something else will come up that you will want to bid on.

Tophatter is even being kind enough to offer EACH reader, of Seven Alive all Livin’ in a Double Wide, a $10 credit when they sign up for Tophatter and spend $11 on an auction.  Just click on this link to take you to the sign up page.

Have you discovered the addictive new auction site called Tophatter, where buyers bid for sellers’ unique goods in fast-paced virtual auction rooms? From crafts and DIY projects, to antiques, jewelry, home décor and much more, there’s no limit to what you can discover on Tophatter.

With live auctions every day, sellers get to showcase their wares from around the world to a community of thousands of buyers, and answer questions via chat as the clock ticks down. Each lot sells in an average of two minutes, so buyers must bid quickly!

Tophatter’s auctions become interactive live events where buyers and sellers can hang out, chat, and win. Led by the esteemed Sir Wendell Wattington and his animated family, Tophatter auctions keep the fun rolling in.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tophatter. The opinions and text are all mine.


  1. I love tophatter! so much fun!

  2. Oh those are a steal for such beautiful earrings! I can’t wait to check them out!

  3. Only $4?! That is a steal. Love the earrings. Thanks for the heads up about Tophatter, I had never heard of it.

  4. Adrianne at Happy Hour Projects says:

    Ooh, I love a steal – those earrings are gorgeous! Thanks for the info, Kadie!

  5. Very cool site. Thanks for this awesome post. I had never heard of them before.

  6. Oooh, fun … I need to check them out!

  7. Yay, another site to get addicted to! 🙂 Gonna have to go see if they offer yarn auctions – which is my particular obsession. But these earrings are beautiful!

  8. I never heard of them either! Checking it out now. Gorgeous earrings, btw!

  9. I’ve checked this site out but never bought anything. Thanks for the info!

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