How To's

Hi, welcome to BidBarrel, a few tips to get you going.

Alternatively you can watch an introduction video on YouTube here

On signup remember to verify your email, check your spam or junk folders in case the email ends up in there, move it to your inbox and mark as not spam. Click the link to verify your email.

Once you have a login, browse My Account and familiarise yourself with the site. You cant mess it up so check it all out. More features are being added all the time so discover them as they appear.

Sellers -Post a listing, add photos and descriptions, turn on Bidding option. Set your start price and set your reserve or leave blank. Save the ad.

- Select the winning bidder, make contact via email to organise collection.

- Find your listings and other options in My Account

Bidders - Login and bid on a listing, if your bid is accepted by the seller you will see a send message appear on the listing you have bid on. You can click this button and make contact or you will be contacted via email.

- You can find your settings, watch list and bidding list in My Account where you can also set auto bids and bidding limits.

- Remember to keep an eye on your emai or Bidding list to see if the seller accepts your bid, make contact to receive details from them to organise collection.

- Always pay and collect in person, do not send funds to anonymous accounts like Wester Union etc. Be sure that items are not a scam, report if you think so, then we may ban and remove the user.

- User ratings are useful to help buyers and sellers make an informed decision about accepting a bid so be sure to give feedback. Become a top seller or buyer to get noticed.


This site is focused on bidding only. You cannot contact the seller until they have contacted you via email, based on your bid. So bid higher if you really want the item