Buying on Audiogon

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Buying Basics

We strive to create the easiest and best possible user experience you could expect when it comes to buying the gear and music you love. Building the perfect listening room is as easy as the click of a button.

Buying Options

  • Offer: Classified listings allow you to make offers to sellers to try and get the item your interested in for the best possible price. Sellers have a choice of whether to accept your offer, make a counteroffer or reject your offer entirely.
  • Bid: Auction listings allow you to place bids on an item. By deciding on the maximum amount you'd want to spend on an item and setting your maximum bid amount accordingly, you can take advantage of our proxy bidding system.
  • Buy It Now: If a seller allows this option on their listing, it'll be the best way to get an item you're interested in. As soon as you choose to Buy It Now, the classified or auction ends and the item is yours!

How Bidding Works

  • Maximum Bid: To have the best chance of winning an item you're interested in, enter in the highest price you'd be willing to pay for the item. Our proxy bidding system will make sure you get it for the best possible price.
  • Proxy Bidding: Ensuring you get the item you want for the best possible price, our proxy bidding system will bid on your behalf, creating a bid for the lowest possible amount to keep you in the lead, but not exceeding the amount you've set as your maximum bid.
  • Notifications: Set it and forget it. Once you've set your maximum bid, we'll take care of the rest until somebody places a higher maximum bid. If they do, we'll notify you so that can re-visit your bid amount and make sure the item doesn't get away!

Paying Basics

Paying for the gear you've purchased shouldn't be an obstacle, so we're going to make sure that it isn't. With multiple payment options and secure transactions, you can buy with confidence and pay with ease.

Payment Options



A safe and easy way to accept payments. Shop with confidence under the protection of the PayPal Purchase Protection guarantee.

Visa cardMastercard card
Amex cardDisc card

Credit Card

Credit cards may be processed off-site per the sellers preferred method for accepting payment. You may process your credit card transactions through PayPal for additional security.

Money Order / Personal Check
Cash on Delivery

Finding What You're Looking For

We've set out to create an engaging and enjoyable experience for discovering great equipment and music. On top of presenting the right content at the right time, we've implemented ample searching and filtering functionality to make sure you find exactly what you're looking for.

Searching Basics

  • Search By User: Familiarity is a comforting thing - no less so in a marketplace for high-end audio. Already have a specific user who you'd prefer to deal with? No problem. You can search specifically for their offerings.
  • Search By Title: The most basic component of search and exactly what you'd expect it to be. If you know you only want to search for offerings from Marantz or McIntosh, we've got you covered.
  • Search By Zipcode: Shipping is expensive and shopping locally seems to be the hot topic lately anyways - we understand. Searching by zipcode allows you to find items for sell near you. Listen before you buy, avoid shipping costs, build a relationship with an audiophile in your area.

Curated Content

  • Category Pages: If you know a specific category you want to search within, a great place to start is the Browse dropdown in the navbar. From there, you can select your desired category. Category pages will present you with any Featured listings within the given category. If you don't see what you're looking for there, you can continue into the marketplace to see all items in the category.
  • New Today: One of the most popular destinations in our marketplace, New Today will give you everything that's, well, new to the marketplace. We've got it broken out into easily navigable sections to help you find items that are most relevant to you.
  • Ending Today: If you want to pick up a good deal right before the opportunity disappears, this is the place to go. HINT: Sellers may be more willing to make you a killer deal when their listing is coming down to the wire!
  • Amazing Deals: These are going to be the best bargains for you buck anywhere in our marketplace. At prices well below retail, you're assured to be getting an incredible deal, no matter what it is you fall in love with.
  • Hot Items: Our most popular listings in our marketplace, you can be assured that these listings won't last long. The higher the view count, the less likely they are to last beyond the end of this sente

Leaving Feedback

Your feedback is one of the most important pieces of our marketplace and the high-end audio community at large. With that in mind, please adhere to three basic rules to create a better experience for everyone:

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Helpful Tips

To ensure the best buying experience

  • When bidding on an item, it's best to enter the maximum you'd be willing to pay and allow our proxy bidding to work on your behalf.
  • Beware of sellers who are insisting that payment be made via wire transfer, as this method offers no protection for the buyer.
  • Worried about losing an item that you're very interested in? Go for Buy It Now - one click and it's yours!
  • Communication is key. Be sure to ask any questions about an item you're interested in up front, so there's no surprises after purchase.