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Saturday, October 9, 2010

List of Top Penny Auction Sites

Below is a list of just a few of the top penny auction sites. For a complete list view my Penny Sites tab.

1.) Quibids.com
2.) Bidcactus.com
3.) Swoopo.com
4.) Beezid.com
5.) Rockybid.com
6.) Winnit.com
7.) Bidstick.com
8.) Haggle.com
9.) Bidblink.com
10.) Wavee.com
11.) For10cents.com
12.) Pennylord.com
13.) DealDash.com
14.) Bidrivals.com
15.) Bidfun.com
16.) Snaglo.com
17.) Auction4Cause.com
18.) Dubli.com
19.) Bidfire.com
20.) Bidhere.com
21.) Bidrodeo.com
22.) Pricedrip.com
23.) Foopile.com
24.) Pennypurses.com
25.) Gobid.com
26.) Bidsauce.com
27.) Biddor.com
28.) DFWbid.com
29.) Pardo.com
30.) Winners24.com
31.) Fantasticbid.com
32.) Junglebid.com
33.) ABCPennyauctions.com
34.) IGotThisCheap.com
35.) Letsgobidding.com
36.) eMaja.com
37.) Bidash.com
38.) Biddingyard.com
39.) Bidfather.com
40.) LetsGoBidding.com
41.) BidNabbit.com
42.) BidWinFlip.com
43.) LuckyBossBids.com
44.) ShopSmartAuctions.com

BidPigs - Penny Auction

Website:
www.BidPigs.com

Prices:
Between $0.55 - $0.67 per bid

Auction Features:
-Points Store
-Auto Bidders (BidHogs)
-Beginner Auctions (Piglet Auctions)
Contact Information:
Bid Penny Review:
Site: 9.0 / 10
Customer Support: 7.9 / 10
Products: 7.0 / 10

Comments: I love the BidPig logo and the varity of cartoon pigs. The charactors makes the site a little more exciting than the typical penny auction site. BidPig offers a number of different types of auctions including: Pigpenny, Hog Free, Piglet, 100% off, Fixed Price, Open, Lunch Break, PiggyPalooza, and Reserved Auctions. One thing I do not like about BidPigs is that you can only purchase bids via PayPal. However, I do love the points store. You can earn points while participating in auctions and then use those points to purchase products from BidPig's store. The only method of contact is via email. The response time is within 24 hours, which is much faster than other companies. However, I would like to see at least 2 forms of contact. I would also like to see a greater verity of products in their auctions. It seems that BidPigs sells mostly bid packs and gift cards.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Centy24 -General Information

 Below is a Penny Auction Site Review for Centy24.com

Website:
www.Centy24.com
Prices:
10 bids = $10.00 ($1.00 per bid)
35 bids = $25.00 ($0.71 per bid)
80 bids = $50.00 ($.63 per bid)
200 bids = $99.00 ($0.50 per bid)
500 bids = $199.00 ($0.40 per bid)

Auction Features:
-Price decreases by $0.25 when you "bid"

Contact Information:

Bid Penny Review:
Site: 4.3 / 10
Customer Support: 6.6 / 10
Products: 6.0 / 10

Comments: My initial beef with Centy24 is that the name is very similar to Centry21, each time I type the web address I have to stop myself from typing Centry21. Next, the only means of contact for the company is via email. I like to see penny auction sites offer at least 2 modes of contact. The pricing on Centy24 is also very strange. Bids range from $1.00 per bid to $0.40 per bid and the ramp up is steep. I don't think someone with a business background created the price structure. Customers also can only purchase bid packages using PayPal. This can be a red flag. The site might not offer credit cards because they cannot afford merchandising fees. The grammar used and the web format also seems very amateur. 

Thursday, October 7, 2010

For10Cents - General Information

 Below is a Penny Auction Site Review for For10Cents.com

Website:
www.for10cents.com
Prices:
100 bids = $15.00
500 bids = $70.00
1000 bids = $130.00
2000 bids = $240.00
5000 bids = $550.00
10,000 bids $1,000.00

Auction Features:
-Autobids
-Beginner Auctions
-No Limit Auctions
-Bid Back Auctions
-Winner Takes All Auctions

Contact Information:
Email: Support Email
145 S Northwest Hwy
Park Ridge, IL 60068

Bid Penny Review:
Site: 9.0 / 10
Customer Support: 8.7 / 10
Products: 9.3 / 10

Comments: For10Cents.com has the cheapest prices in the penny auction industry. The site was recently updated and I love the new look. For10Cents offers Bid Back auctions where at any time the bidder can buy the item at retail price and apply their bids to their purchase. Not every auction allows you to buy the item at retail price, however with bids at only $0.10 - $0.15 there is no need to worry. Products include baby items, gift cards, electronics, home items, and video games.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Penny Auction Price List


Site Name  Cost Per Bid  Shipping Costs Credited Losing Bids
BidHere  $            0.60 Free Yes
Swoopo  $            0.60 Varies No
BidCactus  $            0.75 Varies No
RockyBid  $            0.75 Varies Yes
Biddees  $            0.99 Free No
BigDeal  $            0.75 Varies Yes
BidZilla  $0.55 - $0.60  Varies No
BidsTick  $            1.00 $5.00 No
Bidazzled  $            1.00 Varies Percentage
BidRodeo  $0.68 - $0.80  Varies No
PoshBid  $0.50 - $1.00  Varies No
BidFire  $            1.00 Varies No
BidBlink Varies Yes with restrictions
BidTent  $            0.75 Varies No
Snaglo  $            0.75 Varies No
Zoozle  $            0.60 Varies No
PennyLord  $0.70 - $1.00  Free Yes
SwipeItUp  $            0.50 Varies No
BidTrotter  $0.69 - $0.85  Varies 25% only to 2nd place
Famdabidosy  $0.40 - $1.00  Varies No
GoBid  $            0.95 Varies Yes
BidRay  $            0.99 Varies No
PennyCave  $0.75 - $1.00  Varies No
Winno  $            0.40 Varies Yes
BidYell  $            0.50 Varies No
PennyAuctionSite  $0.50 - $1.00  Free No
For10Cents  $0.10 - $0.15  Varies No
Beezid  $0.60 - $0.90  Varies No
BidSave  $0.75 - $0.90  Varies No
SwipeBids  $            0.60 Varies No
BidRivals  $            0.60 Varies No
Bid66  $            0.50 Varies No
PennyPurses  $0.63 - $0.80  Varies No
JungleCents  $            0.75 Varies If using BidTiger
Haggle  $0.55 - $0.75  Varies No
PennyJersey  $0.50 - $0.70  Varies No
Quibids  $            0.60 Varies Yes
Wavee  $            0.60 Varies Yes

How to Win More Penny Auctions - Quibids

How Do I Win More Auctions?

Source: Quibids


Wednesday December 2, 2009, 3:03 pm
So how do you up your chances of winning an auction?  As we have researched and examined thousands of auctions that have been conducted on QuiBids, we have learned several things that can increase a person’s chance of winning an auction.  The first main thing that we have learned is:

The QuiBids customers that win the most auctions are the ones who spend the most bids in their pursuit of winning.

Most people’s first question after learning this is, “How are they able to confidently spend so many bids?  Isn’t it possible that they will just lose all that money?”  The answer to this question is actually fairly simple and it is related to the second main thing we have learned about winning an auction.

The QuiBids customers that have the most success are the ones that are willing to exercise the “Buy it Now” feature if they do not win the auction.

The customers who are the most successful at QuiBids are the ones who pick out products that they would be willing to pay full retail price for.  Then they bid on those items for a chance to win them far below retail price.  As a result of their willingness to go all the way they usually have a very high chance of actually winning the item.

The QuiBids customers that have the least success are the ones that have unrealistic goals and are unwilling to pay more than a small fraction of the actual retail cost of an item in bids.

Even if you are unsuccessful in winning an item, you can still apply any of the bids that you have used towards that item and still buy it for a price that is comparable to what you would pay at a local retailer.  It is a fun and risk-free way to do your holiday shopping.  However, many customers don’t ever consider using the “Buy it Now” feature.  Instead, they are interested in spending $20 trying to win a $1500 Apple Macbook.  Although it is possible for someone to win the Apple Macbook with $20 in bids, it’s highly unlikely.  This is an unrealistic expectation that certain customers have.  We encourage everyone to set a realistic expectation of how much time and financial investment is necessary to win a big ticket item.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Wavee - General Information

 Below is a Penny Auction Site Review for Wavee.com

Website:
www.wavee.com
Prices:
$0.75 each bid

Auction Features:
-Buy It Now (Bid to Buy)
-Bid Bots
-Halo Bids

Contact Information:
Email: Support Email
Wavee US, LLC
75 5th Street NW
Suite 212
Atlanta, GA 30308
1-888-98-WAVEE (92833)

Bid Penny Review:
Site: 6.7 / 10
Customer Support: 8.1 / 10
Products: 9.7 / 10

Comments: Wavee is an ascetically pleasing penny auction site. The creators of the site definitely put a lot of thought into the site look and feel. There are wonderful bidding options for the customers including but not limited to Buy It Now, Bid Bots, and Halo Bids. Wavee has multiple auctions with product verity from gift cards to electronics. Wavee is easy to contact via email, phone, and mail. However, through multiple forum posts, it has come to my attention that Wavee has poor customer service and may be using shills.

Monday, October 4, 2010

ABCPennyAuctions - Penny Auctions

ABCPennyAuctions is out of business. Below in blue is the email that ABCPennyAuctions sent their customers.

WE ARE VERY SORRY TO ANNOUNCE WE WILL BE CLOSING

As most of you know, we have been offline for the past 5 days due to problems with the script.  We now have that fixed.
But because of the continued problems we have had with this site along with the slow bidding we have had for the past month, we have decided it would be best to shut down.
We have continued to grow each week and tried to add different items and more auctions with increased values, but the bidding has not been what we needed to be able to continue operating.
We will be listing auctions again on Wednesday as usual.   Please DO NOT PURCHASE MORE BIDS. These auctions will be for everyone to use the bids they have.  Please use your bids on these remaining auctions.
We will list auctions Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.   Please use your bids up on these auctions!  NO EXHCANGE FOR CASH.
SUNDAY NIGHT WILL BE OUR LAST NIGHT FOR AUCTIONS. WE WILL BE CLOSING AFTER SUNDAY.  If you win in these last days you MUST pay for the auctions by SUNDAY NIGHT. These items listed beginning on Wednesday through that Sunday night will be mailed out on Monday.   All wins on ABC, to this point, have been shipped.  We will be sending out one more email on Sunday to be sure everyone knows we have closed.
THANK YOU! CHERYL @ ABC PENNY AUCTIONS


Below is a Penny Auction Site Review for ABCPennyAuctions.com 


Website:
www.ABCPennyAuctions.com
Prices:
25 bids - $20.00 ($0.80 per bid)
50 bids - $37.50 ($0.75 per bid)
100 bids - $70.00 ($0.70 per bid)
150 bids - $97.50 ($0.65 per bid)
200 bids - $130.00 ($0.65 per bid)
250 bids - $150.00 ($0.60 per bid) 

Auction Features:
-BidButler
-Rookie (Beginner) Auctions
-$0.01 and $0.10 auctions

Contact Information:
Email: Support Email
866-PENNYAUCTION
866-736-6928
Phone Support Hours:
Mon - Fri, 9:00am - 5:00pm EST

Bid Penny Review:
Site: 6.0 / 10
Customer Support: 9.8 / 10
Products: 7.9 / 10

Comments:  ABCPennyAuctions has a professional feel. I like the organization of the site. The site mostly offers gift cards and only a handful of auctions at a time. I would like to see a greater verity of items as the site grows. The site also could improve by investing in better flash.  I do however love the fact that the site posts contact information on the main page. 

Battybid - General Information

Below is a Penny Auction Site Review for BattyBid.com 


Website:
www.BattyBid.com

Contact Information:

Bid Penny Review:
Site: 0.0 / 10
Customer Support: 0.0 / 10
Products: 0.0 / 10

Comments: BattyBid's site has been experiencing "technical issues" since May 28, 2010. My guess is that they are not coming back at this point. Battybid has been listed as a scam penny auction site.

Bid Moo - Penny Auction Review

Website:
www.bidmoo.com
Prices:
$0.50 each scratch

Auction Features:
-Item price decreases by $0.25 each scratch (bid)
-Free Shipping
-No Win Limits

Contact Information:
None

Bid Penny Review:
Site: 2.0 / 10
Customer Support: 0.0 / 10
Products: 5.6 / 10

Comments: Although the Bid Moo cow is cute, the site definately needs some work. For starters, I could not find any point of contact for the company. For this reason, I would not recommend buying from this site. Next, on the About Us page it reads, "We became interested in Penny Auctions first but we found out that it costs a huge amount of money to survive, we calculated you need minimum $15,000 to start a penny auction just to last for a year.  We realized the best  way to last was to create a website that starts below retail and goes Down not up!  We are in it for the long run, not just this year. " This tells me that Bid Moo does not even have $15,000 backing itself up. The site seems very amiture and unprofessional. I do like the concept of a dropping price and "scratching." However, it does not seem that the creators put much more work into the site beyond the concept.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Haggle - General Information

Haggle has discontinued their website as of Oct. 28, 2010

Website:
www.Haggle.com
Prices:
20 bids - $15.00
75 bids - $52.00
150 bids - $100.00
300 bids - $195.00
500 bids -$300.00

Auction Features:
-Bids add $0.10 to the price
-Beginner Auctions
-Select Buy It Auctions

Contact Information:

Bid Penny Review:
Site: 0.0 / 10
Customer Support: 0.0 / 10
Products: 0.0 / 10

Comments: Haggle offers beginner auctions which are a big plus for those new to Haggle.com. They also offer 20 free bids if you refer a friend and he or she registers and purchases bids. Haggle has the buy it now feature on only select auctions. I would like to see that feature on all auctions. Haggle provides a varity of auctioned items, but I would like to see an increased number of auctions each day.
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