Online auctions are open and welcoming to almost anyone who has Internet access. The auctions bring buyers and sellers together with wondrous ease, even from thousands of miles apart. With some restrictions, virtually anything anyone can imagine can be bought or sold in an online auction. The popularity of online auctions is soaring worldwide. But anyone seriously addicted to shopping should stay away or at least learn to keep within safe spending limits while clicking around in a seemingly endless world of appealing merchandise.