Big News for Listing Upgrades

For the last several months, we’ve been working really hard on some big changes in the ways you’re able to add value to your listing through Listing Upgrades. We’re super excited about them and we’ve got a lot to share, so let’s dive right in.


Price Reduction for Bold

We understand that it can be a bit of a leap to pay $5.00 to Bold your listing if you’re opting for a $4.00 Basic listing. We’re going to fix that by cutting the price of Bold in half. That’s right, you can now Bold your listing for only $2.50!



It’s true, a picture is worth a thousand words. You can now purchase a Thumbnail to show up next to your listing in the Marketplace for only $5.00!



Higher Value-Add for Featured

As a way to really jumpstart our users listings, we’ve traditionally given them Bold for FREE when they upgrade to Featured – a cost savings of $5.00. You may be thinking that since the cost of Bold has decreased, the value-add for Featured has also decreased but we’ve got some great news for you.

To make sure our users are still getting the best value possible for their listings, not only do you still get Bold for FREE when you upgrade to Featured but we’re also going to give you a Thumbnail! The price of Featured will remain unchanged at $20.00 but with the FREE addition of Bold and a Thumbnail, your cost savings is now $7.50!


Audiogon Boosts

This is the big one. You’ve been asking for more ways to gain exposure for your listings and we were listening. We’d like to introduce you to Audiogon Boosts.


What are Boosts?

Boosts provide you with the ability to buy impressions (more on that later) for your listing. Simply select “YES! Boost my listing.” when you’re creating a listing and we’ll take care of the rest. We’ve implemented intelligent selection algorithms to make sure that users are seeing the right listing at the right time. If a user is searching specifically for “turntables”, we’ll give priority to Boosted listings that are turntable listings. By factoring in relevance, we ensure that you’re getting the greatest bang for your buck!

What counts as an impression?

Each time a user loads a page in our Marketplace, we will show them several Boosted listings. Every time one of your Boosted listings is displayed on the page, that’ll count as one impression.

When do my Boosts expire?

That’s the best part – THEY DON’T! When you purchase Boost impressions, you own them forever and you can use them on as many listings as you’d like. Consider this example:

  1. You purchase 10,000 Boost impressions.
  2. You opt to Boost two of your listings.
  3. Each of those listings receive 2,500 impressions before they sell.
  4. You now have 5,000 Boost impressions left to use on other listings.

So don’t be afraid to load up on Boosts!

New Feature! – Block “Low Ball” Offers

Sellers can now block “Low Ball” offers!

By enabling this feature, all offers received below 55% of the asking price will automatically be rejected.

How do you set it up?  It’s EASY.

Step 1:  Go to ‘Edit Account’.

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Step 2: Scroll to the bottom, click the check box and then click ‘Update Account’.


If you have any questions regarding this feature or need additional assistance please contact us here .

A Better Browsing Experience

As I’m sure you’ve noticed by now, we’ve made some changes to the homepage and the navigation menu bar at the top of every page. We want to continue providing our users with the best possible experience for browsing, buying, and selling high-end audio equipment and music – and these changes are a big push in that direction.

Here’s a summary of what’s coming your way:

1. Improved Homepage Content

The homepage should be an enjoyable place to visit – somewhere you can expect new and exciting content. We’re aiming to make it just that.

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2. Improved Navbar Design

In order to make the navigation menu bar more useful and suited for growth, we rebuilt the dropdown menus from the ground up. Each navbar dropdown now has plenty of content, in an easy-to-use (and easy-to-read) presentation.

Discover is where you’ll find curated listing categories and other content that we think you’ll love.

Explore is where you’ll come to see all the different facets of Audiogon – Forums, Virtual Systems, Bluebook, etc.

Learn is where you’ll, well…LEARN. We’ve built several pages for the purposes of educating our users on what all we have to offer and how to best leverage our resources. By keeping you in the know, we can ensure you have the best buying and selling experience possible.

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3. Consolidated User Links

Instead of finding links in different places that are your links, you can now find any user-related links under your user dropdown.

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4. New Today

We know that you love New Today, so we want to give it the attention it deserves. You can now find New Today prominently displayed on the homepage. But don’t worry, it’s still available in the navbar as well, so that you can access it easily from anywhere on the site.

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What’s New with Audiogon Virtual Systems

We’ve completely rebuilt Audiogon Virtual Systems into a standalone application and added tons of new features. Here’s a quick overview.

We preserved all data

We’ve already migrated all Virtual Systems to the new app. Users with existing systems don’t need to do anything.

Categories are now Tags

vs_4We kept the Categories you’re used to, but now you can also add your own. Tags are a great way to add searchable keywords to your system.

New system builder

vs_5We’ve made it easier than ever to add components, images and descriptions to your Virtual System.


vs_6Have a favorite system that you’d like to keep track of? Add it to your Favorites and we’ll let you know when it’s updated.


vs_1We’ll let you know if someone comments on your system or adds it to their Favorites.

What’s New with Audiogon Forums

Audiogon’s Forums are being modernized. Here’s a quick look at some of what’s changing and what’s staying the same.

We preserved all data

We’ve already migrated all your old posts and replies. You won’t lose anything.

Updated, but familiar user interface

We’ve designed the new Forums to feel familiar while incorporating modern design and user interface practices. The result is something you’re used to that looks and works better.

You can now “mention” users by name

mentioningPrepending an “@” sign to a member’s username will alert them that they’ve been mentioned. Other users will be able to click their name to view their profile.

Advanced search

searchingIn addition to the search methods you’re used to, you can now search within Titles only or filter your results by username.


notificationsWe’ll notify you when threads that you have created or participated in receive new activity or when someone mentions your username in a post.

Rich-Text Editor

text-editorNo more proprietary markup tags for formatting your text. Our new editor makes basic text editing easy.

Audiogon is Mobile



Audiogon is now Mobile! SHOP using any device, anytime, anywhere.

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The next time you visit you’ll notice we’ve got a new look. Here’s a quick overview of what has been updated.

A New Universal Header

The first thing you’ll notice on the homepage is that we’ve integrated a new Universal Header.  That will allow you to have the same look across the Marketplace and Bluebook. Coming this year, the Universal Header will be consistent in Virtual Systems and Forums.



We have moved the SIGN UP and LOG IN buttons above the navigation bar.  You will also notice that the Audiogon logo is now a drop down that will help you navigate to Forums, Bluebook and Virtual Systems.

You will also notice once you have logged in you now have the option to upload an Avatar. The Avatar can be a picture you would like to represent you.



To upload your Avatar simply click on Edit Your Account and you will see the section to personalize your Avatar.  Once you set an Avatar here it will follow you to Bluebook and Forums and Virtual systems as they become available.


When viewing this on your mobile device you will notice some layout updates.


If you are viewing us on mobile devices you will notice a few changes.

  1. NEW TODAY is now one of the squares.
  2. To view our categories simply click here.untitled
  3. To access Buy, Sell and Your Account information click here.





What’s next?

We are working on bringing you updated responsive Forums and Virtual Systems. You will be able to use them on any device anywhere.  Audiogon will have seamless mobile experience across all of our platforms.

A New Look for

The next time you visit you’ll notice we’ve got a new look. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s changed.

Ending Today, Amazing Deals and Hot Items

The first thing you’ll notice on the homepage is that we’ve introduced several new ways to quickly find listings that are about to expire, that are offered at prices significantly below retail or that are getting lots of attention.

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Over time we’ll be introducing additional filters to pique your inner audiophile.

Featured Listings

Featured listings are now presented as a tile that showcases the default photo and the details that matter, leaving the description for the listing detail page. We’ve also introduced “infinite scrolling” so when you hit the bottom of any page that displays Featured listings we’ll keep loading more until we run out.

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Prefer the tried and true, classic layout for Featured listings? Don’t worry, you can switch back with a single click to switch from tile to list view. We’ll even remember your preference for your next visit.

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Browse by Category

Remember the list of categories that used to appear down the left side of the homepage? We moved it into the navigation bar under Browse so now you can access it from any page.


What used to be called “My Page Home” is now myAudiogon. Click on your name when logged in and you’ll be presented with listings we think you’ll like. You can also keep tabs on items you’re watching. The items you’re buying or selling are on a new page called Dashboard, which you can access from the dropdown that appears under your name or from the sidebar links when viewing myAudiogon.



What’s next?

We’re already hard at work on some very exciting new features for sellers that we’ll be revealing towards the end of the summer. Stay tuned!