It’s not a penny auction! So why are we reviewing it? Well, we think that TopHatter is a good penny auction alternative. TopHatter is a free to bid auction website (you never pay for bids as you would on a penny auction). Who cares! There are some things about TopHatter that we really like, and a few things which we do not. So sit back class and prepare to be schooled about TopHatter Auctions.
Competition: Low-Medium (we easily win auctions)
TopHatter Coupon Codes: None needed, bids are free
Free bids at sign-up: N/a, bids are free
Other ways to get free bids: N/a, bids are free
- TopHatter Address: 185 Berry St., Suite 2400, San Francisco CA 94107
- Phone number: (405) 242-5339
- Facebook: facebook.com/tophatter/
- Twitter: twitter.com/tophatter
BBB Rating: A+
Editor’s TopHatter Reviews
TopHatter takes the term Entertainment Shopping to the next level. Tophatter is a high-paced free to be auction website which operates hundreds of closing auctions at all times. In our observations, the volume of auctions offered here seems to outpace some of the largest penny auction websites such as Quibids and DealDash.
TopHatter is a bidding website which is similar to eBay in that 1) the items auctioned are done so by sellers, not TopHatter and 2) bids are free. However, we think that this auction site is a lot more fun than eBay!
One important note is that TopHatter is NOT a penny auction. That’s right, NOT a penny auction. Bids are free, always.
TopHatter Auction Features
Top Hatter is unique from other online bidding websites in a few different ways:
- Free-to-Bid Auctions: All auctions are free to bid. You only pay when you win plus a shipping fee.
- Many Sellers: Items auctioned on Top Hatter are done so by other vendors. So there are basically thousands of vendors auctioning products at all times. Similar to ebay, but much more fun and fast-paced.
- High Auction Volume: The volume is really hard to quantify as a user. It’s huge, visit the site and you’ll see.
Common TopHatter Auctions
- Home goods
- Gift cards of all shapes and sizes
- Laptops and tablet computers
- Video games and video game consoles
- Headphones, MP3 players
- Digital cameras including SLRs
- Purses, Jewelry, Art
- Tons of other stuff
- Shipping price: Check the shipping price before bidding, some sellers
- Shipping time: Watch the estimated shipping time. In some cases, it can take a couple weeks for shipping
- Plan to win: In our experience, we won a good majority of auctions leading us to believe that vendors are willing to sell product at a low cost
- Cancel if you need to: If you win an auction and don’t want the item, you need to cancel it within your account. Easy to do and avoids your account from being cancelled.
TopHatter.com shipping and fees
As a bidder, Top Hatter does not charge any fees. However, when you win an auction, the seller will charge a shipping fee which in some cases can be more than the price of the item. Just keep an eye on it before bidding.
Is TopHatter a scam?
We don’t think so. TopHatter has a great BBB rating, lots of auctions, and is free to bid. Nothing we see causes concern. Scroll to the bottom of the page to read reviews from other Tophatter customers who also weigh in on whether or not Tophatter is a scam.
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TopHatter Pros and Cons
- TopHatter Pros: Free bids, countless auctions, fast paced and fun, easy to win auctions
- TopHatter Cons: Some products have long shipping times
Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about the auction website, TopHatter.com.
Tophatter merchants auction thousands of electronic devices daily (based on our best estimates). We see a lot of off-brand electronics of all types- TV’s, gaming systems, drones, MP3 players, cameras, and much more. Based on Tophatter reviews submitted on this website, many of the electronics come from overseas and the quality varies. Always review the seller ratings on Tophatter before participating in auctions. Not all electronics sellers are equal!
Tophatter in an online auction website which offers a wide variety of Jewelry. Categorized as “Bling” on the Tophatter website, common jewelry items include necklaces, bracelets, lot of rings, watches and much more. Is Tophatter jewelry real? It’s real, just pay attention to what you’re bidding. Tophatter customers who have written reviews on this website often seem confused about what they were bidding on. Have you won jewelry on Tophatter? Please write a review below.
We’re not sure if the Reddit community likes anything all about Capitalism but if it’s important to you, here are links to a few subreddit topics on the Tophatter auction website.
We generally see pretty positive reviews for Tophatter. For unhappy reviewers post here, many concede that Tophatter refunds their money in situations where they asked. We generally feel that it is safe to bid and shop on Tophatter.
TopHatter offers a mobile application for both Androis and IOS. According to both networks, the app receives high reviews in terms of stability and usability. Typically, reviews of the mobile tophatter apps are 4/5 stars+.
At the time of this post, Tophatter has a BBB (Better Business Bureau) rating of A+. About 60% of BBB reviews were positive and about 30% negative according to the BBB Tophatter profile.
At this time, we do not have record of promo codes or coupon codes for Tophatter or Tophatter.com.
Bidding on Tophatter is free. The only costs which consumers incur are when they win an auction. In this case, the consumer is responsible for the auction closing price plus any applicable shipping charges.
Customers can reach TopHatter’s customer service department through the support email address. Similar to many other auction websites, they do not currently offer phone support.
TopHatter offers auction-style where, similar to Ebay, sellers put products up for auction. Bidders/consumers 1) Create and account 2) place free bids on any item they like and 3) If they win the auction, they pay and auction items are shipped directly from the sellers. All auctions on TopHatter.com are free to participate in, the only costs occur when an auction is won.
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TopHatter Bidder Ratings and Reviews
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Everything and I mean everything is of the cheapest quality you can get it’s common sense folks if you can get it for a couple bucks your getting what you paid for most everything is misleading and it’s all from china cheap cheap I tried selling a authentic MK purse they whack you in fees and because it’s a cheap site nobody will pay much for an item so a 200 dollar purse brought 48 bucks minus their fees I got back 31 bucks and I’m still waiting for that 31 bucks it’s been over a month they supposedly pay out a couple times a month unless you have incident strikes then they only pay 1 time a month if your still a bad boy they regulate you to getting your money to 60 days so word to the wise don’t sell anything on there you will get paid minimal or in my case at all so tophatter got paid 48 bucks and someone got a beautiful purse and I got nothing but ripped off and if your buying anything expect it to be super cheap it’s perfect for kids to spend there allowance or people who can’t afford to buy expensive retail stuff other than that it’s a dumpy site who’s making bank on ripping people off tophatter??? More like top of the line crap
I too wish I could get a 0 rating because the products they send are trash. Don't work right and poor quality. I wish I had only order one thing and seen the results before order again. Two order I have not even received yet and they are way overdue. Save your money don't waste it on this company.
This company is terrible. I recently purchased a computer through them and never rec'd the item. They claim UPS delivered it but I never got the item but I was charged for it. TopHatter uses UPS with no signature. The item was supposedly delivered by UPS. UPS delives to my address in the open, not on a porch or in a doorway. It snowed and guess what, the item was probably picked up by the snow plow and now resides in a snow bank till Spring. Good job tophatter, you got my money but I did not get my items.
I have not received half of the things I paid for back in oct, nov and dec. I don't like the fact that once you cancel your account you can not go back in to check your orders or your payments. A person should be able to check the status of orders and payments. I know I paid out over $300 for items and did not recieve half of them.
DO NOT BUY FROM TOPHATTER
cheap products arrive with dead batteries, broken and no product back up.
everything is crap..bluetooth speaker sounded like shit, ad showed 4 wrenches, the order came with one(hidden in the description) it broke taking it out of the wrapper. bought a PLEATHER jacket way to small poor quality. shipping return cost more than auction price not happy with any purchase
Most of these items I won at low bids I never Received Seller canceled or never submitted my Orders
26PCS Car Wire Terminal Removal Tool Wiring Connector Pin...
December 18, 2019 · Sold by manie
Creative Writing Drawing Tablet
December 22, 2019 · Sold by HULK
Mini Stereo Microphone Audio Sound Recorder with 3.5mm Ja...
December 16, 2019 · Sold by Dali
7 DAYS Medical Blue Light Therapy Varicose Veins Treatmen...
December 11, 2019 · Sold by Xuanhong
Mini Waage 0.01-500g Digital LCD Feinwaage Taschenwaage G...
December 12, 2019 · Sold by Dali
Mini Men Faux Leather Zipper Tactical Belt Pouch Waist Ba...
November 28, 2019 · Sold by BSTGOO
Crystal skull skull vodka bottle 350ML
November 27, 2019 · Sold by ChenChenChe
AV Digital Signal HDMI To 3 RCA Audio Adapter Component C...
November 17, 2019 · Sold by sussi
USB Wired Foldable Flexible Roll up Silicone Keyboard Wat...
November 17, 2019 · Sold by sussi
2019 Large Capacity Waterproof Portable Solar Power Bank ...
April 12, 2019 · Sold by Tow-Top
Sexy One Piece Bikini Swimwear Lady Swimming bathing suit
March 25, 2019 · Sold by madma
CBD OIL 1,500mg (30ml) - 100% PREMIUM CBD OIL (Cannabidio...
March 23, 2019 · Sold by hotSKU
F&S Upgraded Ultrasonic Pest Repeller Plug in Pest Reject...
April 13, 2019 · Sold by ZALLURE
* Tcare Adjustable Waist Tourmaline Self heating Magnetic...
February 25, 2019 · Sold by David
Body Massager Digital Therapy Machine 4 Pads For Back Nec...
February 9, 2019 · Sold by GO
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After dealing with this entity , I believe that the only good reviews that were given were reveiws written by the scam artist themselves .
Too bad I can't give it zero stars. Ordered a few items. Nothing was anything like the description or photo.
This site appears to me to be an outlet for cheap Chinese junk.
I’d say for the most part a lot of the merch here ships out
Of China and that’s why they have a shipping time
Longer than they say, China’s Notorious for sending
Items via Media Mail, which takes the longest for
Us to get our stuff, if we do!! I like it an all but who
Knows the quality of the merch up for auction.
One concern I had was there jewelry, they say
Genuine sterling silver and authentic gem stones
But who’s to say it’s all not dipped plated and
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