BidorBuy Review – Africa’s largest online marketplace

BidorBuy Review (2016)

Business Name: BidorBuy

Year Founded: 1999

Founders: Andy Higgins


Stats and Valuation:


Buyer and Basic Seller Account Price: R0 ($0) (Sign Up)

Advanced Seller Account (Once Off Administration Fee): R100 ($7.30)

Personal Rating: 9 out of 10

Why Choose BidorBuy?

Another company that has been around for a very long time, personally I have been using their services since 2009 and they have earned my respect and loyalty. BidorBuy is quite flexible when it comes to online trading, once registered you are able to buy products in the ‘auction’ or ‘buy now’ category, you can also sell products in those same categories and you will have access to their fantastic affiliate program which has the potential to generate a stream of passive income. Their rating system insures quality and top service on the site, it also provides a public track record for both buyers and sellers. BidorBuy only takes a 5{87e56780531fb49397975d6ccdf5fd583fe12882c640bab7ecd9d9198b593911} successful sale fee compared to other sites that take 10{87e56780531fb49397975d6ccdf5fd583fe12882c640bab7ecd9d9198b593911} or more!

  • No sign up fees unless you want to become a advanced seller.
  • There is a help desk and live support during working days and hours.
  • No previous experience is needed. If you selling or joining the affiliate program there is help available to get started.
  • Community forum for product reviews, help, suggestions and advice.
  • You can start selling products on a basic seller account at zero cost.
  • You can join the affiliate program, invite others and start earning right away.
  • Create a stream of passive income through the affiliate program.
  • Create an online store.
  • Purchase products from as little as R1 ($0.07).
  • Both buyers and sellers are protected.
  • Good terms and policies, privacy protection and security that keeps the site clean from spammers, hackers and/or trolls.


Is BidorBuy Suited For You?

BidorBuy is mainly used by residents in South Africa but there is a vast amount of international traders benefiting as well, by trading products and inviting others to the affiliate program you can be anywhere in the world and take part. For example eBay is mostly convenient for US residents but is also used internationally by millions of individuals and business owners.

If you fall into any of these categories below it means you can run a successful business through BidorBuy.

  • Anyone who wants to earn extra income or start an online business.
  • A great platform for selling, buying and auctioning second hand and brand new goods. Locally and internationally.
  • Be your own boss and work your own hours.
  • Interested in creating diverse and multiple streams of income.
  • Retired and Elderly.
  • College and University Students.
  • ‘Stay at home’ Moms and Dads.
  • Ambitious young people (under 18) with adult supervision.
  • Those tired of their ‘9 to 5’ jobs.
  • Sick and tired of your financial situation.

BidorBuy provides instant opportunity to make money. You can be set up and verified as a advanced seller in just a few days and start selling or inviting people through the affiliate program, earn per each referred user that signs up and receive small commissions from every purchase (auctions only) they make thereafter.


What is the difference between the Starter and Advanced Account?


Building Trust and Safety on BidorBuy

BidorBuy provides a safe and transparent environment for their users allowing you to trade securely and there are processes that assure this.

  • The Ratings System
  • Money Back Guarantee
  • Community Watch
  • Buyer Protection Program
  • Seller Monitoring

Affiliate Program Rewards and Rates

BidorBuy creates an opportunity to build a passive income stream through the affiliate program. Once someone signs up through your referral link and makes a bid or a purchase within 60 days they will become your confirmed referral (lifetime or as long as they have their account) and you will earn a small commission every time they place a bid. Which means the more people you refer and the more they shop on the site, the more passive income you will earn each month.

Here are the rates BOB pays for referred clients: (Currency Conversion Rate: $1 = R14) – Dec 2016


Additionally BidorBuy pays R50 ($3.60) for every ‘Selling Seminar’ referral. So if someone you referred pays to go to this seminar you will receive a commission.


Overall Evaluation & Conclusion 

BidorBuy has clearly created a trustworthy platform to provide any individual the opportunity to make a bit of money, a lot of money, create an ongoing business or generate a passive income stream.

Rating: 9 out of 10.

After all these years I am really happy to still be working with this company and will continue to do so.

My personal success story began with BidorBuy about 7 years ago and you can read about it here.

Please feel free to comment bellow if you have questions, concerns or any feedback. I will be happy to assist in any way possible 😉

Best regards,



  1. Kurtis

    To use this as a method to make money off of products. Is there certain ones a user should look into? or would you be best to be bidding on products you already have knowledge about?

    1. Kamil (Post author)

      Hi Kurtis

      Yes, its always a good idea to deal with products you are more familiar with. The best opportunity BidorBuy has to offer is through their affiliate program in my opinion because it has potential to generate a stream of passive income, you should definitely look into this especially if you are not located in South Africa.

      Alternatively you can also have a store running, just like on Ebay and sell products that you make yourself or distribute for other suppliers. I sell Lego, comic books and other related collectibles so I already have a platform for referrals. Meaning I can advertise what I’m selling and when someone inquires to purchase my product I send my affiliate link, they sign up and potentially buy the products I am offering.
      Hope this makes sense 🙂

      Please feel free to email me if would like more info etc.
      Thanks for stopping by!

      Best regards,

  2. Kathy

    Nice! I was not aware of this program. It sure looks like it would work with the right skills! Thanks for sharing this!

    1. Kamil (Post author)

      Hi Kathy

      This is true, if one is familiar with sites like eBay this will be a breeze 🙂

      Kind regards,

  3. Faizel

    Hi Kamil I joined Bob last year
    Trying to sell The;I never liked have the idea of selling
    And having to deal with customers it Was to much work for me I decided to get involved in the affiliate program which I started making
    Money with I need to know the following every time I get a new referral and they place a bid on the platform will I get compensated even after they All ready made a purchase or bid

    1. Kamil (Post author)

      Hi Faizel

      I agree, selling physical merchandise can be a drag and takes a lot of dedication to keep customers 100{87e56780531fb49397975d6ccdf5fd583fe12882c640bab7ecd9d9198b593911} satisfied.
      Affiliate programs can be much more rewarding in the long run, especially if you develop a strategy that works well.

      To answer your question, as long as the referral is yours and they make a bid or purchase within 60 days after signing up, you will get commission from every bid they place for good.

      Hope this info helps 😉


  4. elder elder rus

    Please start a youtube tutorial channel, We would like to learn more.

    1. Kamil (Post author)

      Hi Elder

      What a fantastic suggestion! The best one yet since I started this website.
      I only wish there was enough time in the day to do everything BUT this is certainly going down on the “to do” list.
      Take it you will be my first subscriber Sir? 🙂



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