Today's "Deal of the Day"
will be featuring an auction on Quibids. Quibids is, in my opinion, one of the
largest penny auction websites. Since it is so popular and there are so
many bidders, it is just amazing to still see such great prices.
Tonight Quibids sold a Garmin 10 Hike and Bike Bundle for only $0.03.
You can buy it on Amazon for $198.97. This is a savings of $198.94!!!!!!!! Wow!
Today's Deal of the Day I chose from LuckyChic.com.
LuckyChic auctions a little bit of everything including beauty products, handbags, vacation packages, gift cards and electronics. If you have not used LuckyChic try it out with 3 free bid chips at registration.
The Deal of the Day is a $15 Amazon gift card. It was sold for $0.18 on LuckyChic but can be purchased on Amazon for $15.00! The LuckyChic savings was $14.82!!!
Only 11 more days to take advantage of ScoreLuxe's Refer a Friend promotion. The promotion ends on Jaunary 31st, 2011. If you refer a friend and that friend registers at ScoreLuxe and buys and size bid pack you will earn 20 free bids! To refer a friend just login to your ScoreLuxe account and click the Invite a Friend Link.
Also, ScoreLuxe is offering BidPenny readers a 10% discount also. Just use the coupon code
bp2011 and you will recieve 10% free bids.
Thus, if you purchase a bid pack for 50 bids you will get 5 bids free. The bonus
bids will be credited to your account within 24 hours of your bid pack
I found this great blog post on BidFire's blog. Below is BidFire's suggested tips and strategies.
Tips and Strategies
January 13, 2011
At BidFire, we've come up with a long list of
tips, meant to help you get familiarized with our site, bidding and
developing strategy. Some of these may help you when bidding but keep in
mind, they do not provide any guarantees of winning an auction.
Remember this is a game of skill and to get the best deals you should
know the game inside and out! Get to Know BidFire
We suggest that you get familiarized with our site by
watching a few auctions and noticing how other bidders place there bids.
After watching a few of the Auctions in the CampFire View you will
start to get the feel of how things work and how people bid.
Watch the competition. Follow certain users and take
notes on who they are, when they bid, what they bid on, and how often
they win. Read FAQ’s & Watch the Video Tutorial
Read all the FAQ's and watch the video tutorial. Review the Closed Auctions Section
Check out auctions that have ended. You can find our
Closed Auctions Section on the main page above the Auction Grid. Click
on the "Closed" button to review the auctions from the previous few
Once you’re in the Closed Auction section you can page
through all the closed auctions by clicking on the page number or the
next button at the bottom of the grid.
Look for patterns on specific items you're interested
in, look at the closing price and who won the auction. This will give
you an idea of how many bids you will need to win and who you will go up
against. Timing is everything!
Timing is everything! The time of day, the day of the week, & the time you place your bid.
The time of day is very important for getting the price
you want and narrowing down the competition. Check auctions throughout
the day and notice how many bidders appear to be competing for each
auction. Certain times of the day have less people bidding on auctions
then others. Remember if it looks like there are only a few people
bidding on an item, there probably is only a few people bidding on the
Always be sure to bid before the last 5 seconds of the countdown to ensure that your bid registers! There are so many auctions, which one should I bid on?
Picking your auction carefully is crucial to your
success. If you're new to Competitive Shopping, try starting with
smaller auctions before diving into the big ones. These auctions are our
lower risk auctions, there are less people bidding on them and
therefore they are easier to win with smaller amounts of bids.
Our Featured Auctions are high risk/high reward. They
have the most people bidding on them using high amounts of bids, these
auctions can be won with just a few bids and this happens all the time,
however, this strategy may not be effective. You must go into these
auctions preparing to place a significant amount of bids in order to
Surprise Auctions can appear anytime throughout the
day, a lot of the time these auctions appear out of no where and whoever
spots them reaps the benefits. Sometimes we’ll announce the Surprise
Auctions through Twitter, and sometimes we won’t so be sure to refresh
your screen occasionally if you want to take part in these Surprise
Auctions! Here’s a little hint....These auctions usually appear on half
hour, 20 minute mark, or 15 minute mark, however they could be at
Following us on Twitter keeps you ahead of the game by getting last minute Auction Updates and Surprise Auction Notifications! When should I place my bid?
Place your bids using a certain strategy. Bid first,
bid late, or always counteract. Change up your bidding strategy
occasionally to keep other users on their toes, remember that they are
doing their homework also. Most likely other members of the Firing Squad
are keeping track of the way you bid just as you should be watching
A common newbie bidding tactic is to wait until the
last second to bid. Does this work? Not really. When it's over, it's
over, and the auction will not accept any more bids. Respect the clock,
bid early and often, or risk losing out on your deal!
Watch the timer and bid no later than the last 5
seconds to make sure your bid has time to register. If the counter seems
to be reaching zero pretty often, it can mean that there are few users
bidding on that item and this gives you an edge by increasing your
chances of winning.
It's always a good rule of thumb to try placing a bid
even if you are shown as the current leader. When you are the current
leader, the bid will not register, however, if you place a bid and it
registers, this could indicate that the timer on your computer is
not isync with our servers. Refresh your browser occasionally to make
sure that we are all on the same page.
Realize that winning is all about knowing your opponent & knowing when to place your bid. Watch the clock
Watch the timer at all times. The timer will start at a
set countdown, usually 30 seconds. The timer reset is shown in the top
left corner in the CampFire View or in the bottom left corner of each
auction on the Auction Grid. The clock will reset everytime someone
places a bid under the set timer countdown. Watch what time other
members place their bid.
Depending on the action, at times we may switch the
timer countdown from 30 seconds to 20 or 15 second resets. If we decide
to change the timer reset we will announce it over Twitter, which will
update the Twitter feed at the top of our site, so be sure to read the
Twitter feed! Don’t Bid too Late and Miss your Chance to Win
Don't bid too late and miss out! You may want to wait
until the very last second because you think someone else is going to
bid, when all of a sudden you try to place a bid and the timer runs out.
To ensure that your bid registers, be sure to push the bid button
before the clock dips below 5 seconds.
If you do miss your chance to win, keep your eye open
for that product again, it shouldn’t be too long until it goes up for
Auction. You can also request what auctions you would like to see by
sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Determine how much you are willing to spend on each auction
Don’t go into an auction thinking that you’re going to
win with 1 bid every time because most likely you are not. This does
happen all the time however, this is not a good strategy to live by.
Set a realistic amount of bids that you’re willing to place for each
Our Firing Squad (you, the users!) get amazing deals
every day. Every item on BidFire sells at rock bottom bargain prices,
but it’s better to start on some of the lower priced products and work
your way up. Cheaper products tend to have fewer bidders and therefore
are more likely to win. Once you get the hang of BidFire and develop
your strategy, you're more likely to win the major items.
When you purchase larger BidPacks you will get better
deals. If you have a large amount of bids in your account you won’t run
out of bids as quickly when you're in auction and miss out on getting
the deal you were bidding on.
And don’t forget to keep track of your winnings and your budget. The more information you track the better! Should I bid on more than one Auction at a time?
This is up to how comfortable you are with our site and competitive shopping in general!
Try to concentrate your bidding on one or a few items.
Placing bids randomly is not a good strategy. There are better times to
bid, and better days of the week to get better deals. The number of
users online at any time changes from minute to minute, hour to hour and
day to day. Use this to your advantage. Should I bid on BidPacks?
Winning BidPacks is a good way to get a discount on
bids! We run BidPacks all day long and you can win them for just a few
bids a lot of the time. BidPacks are also good auctions to jump into and
get your feet wet. However, watch out because at times these auction
turn into turf wars. This is a good arena to show who’s boss.
If you have some helpful tips that you'd like to see
added to this list, feel free to contact our Support Team and let them
A class action lawsuit has been filed against QuiBids, LLC, by
the law firm of Beckham & Mandel in the U.S. District Court for the
Western District of Oklahoma alleging deceptive and unfair trade
practices and fraud in its operation of QuiBids.com. I really don't think the charges against Quibids will stand. In my opinion, Quibids is the best penny auction site out there. They are also one of the most honest sites. The man that has filed the lawsuit was a customer that spent $50 in bids but did not win any item on Quibids.
For those who do not know much about Quibids, QuiBids.com is an interactive online website which allows its
users to buy consumer products at greatly reduced prices by
participating in online auctions. QuiBids.com claims that users of their
website will pay 80-95% less than retail prices for thousands of
consumer products, including high-end items such as HDTVs, laptops, and
even automobiles, by bidding on their merchandise via online auctions.
However, according to the suit, virtually none of the consumers who
participate in these "auctions" will win the right to purchase such
high-end item products at those greatly reduced prices.
The suit alleges that the failure to win auctions is costly to QuiBids
customers. Each auction draws hundreds or thousands of bids purchased at
$.60 per bid. The losing bidders do not get back the cost of the losing
bids. Thus, the overwhelming majority of customers will lose money
using the QuiBids website, according to the suit.
The suit alleges that QuiBids.com does not tell its customers that they
have virtually no chance to come out ahead financially. Thus, while
QuiBids.com passes itself off as a legitimate auction house, its
business operation is more akin to a casino or a lottery.
As a result of QuiBids.com's alleged fraudulent and deceptive business
practices, the suit alleges QuiBids has taken in millions of dollars. In
one such auction, alleged in the suit, QuiBids' profits exceeded
$12,000 from the bidding on a $1,500 HDTV. The ultimate winner paid
$228.59, but 22,859 bids were purchased by all bidders in the total
amount of $13,715.40. All of those bidders except one walked away with
nothing, never knowing they were playing more of a lottery than bidding
in an auction.
While QuiBids.com claims that it offers consumers great savings, "In
reality, they are just taking people's money and giving them nothing in
return," Roger Mandel, attorney for the Class, said. "If they want to
operate their business like a lottery, then they need to tell people the
truth about their chances of winning -- which are slim to none," said
Complaint can be found at: http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.beckham-mandel.com&esheet=6528705&lan=en-US&anchor=www.beckham-mandel.com&index=1&md5=65b0f37095904f52a3b64ce4728551ac
Today's Deal of the Day I chose from Swoopo.com. Swoopo is one of the first penny auction sites and also one of the biggest sites. I feel that I don't need to do much of an introduction for Swoopo. But for those who haven't used the site before you receive 10 free bids at registration.
The Deal of the Day is a Panasonic 50-inch Plasma TV. It was sold for $1.53 on Swoopo but can be purchased on Amazon for $573.05! The BidRivals savings was $571.52!!!
Below is an article on the brand new penny auction site called: TixFrenzy. It just opened in December 2010 and was featured in the Indiana Daily Student. Below is the featured article:
Senior Taylor Wagener and two high school friends opened the doors of
their penny-auction website specializing in event tickets,
TixFrenzy.com, in December.
It’s now a new form of shopping
online — entertainment in which people can gain deals on event tickets
and gift cards related to attending such events.
TixFrenzy.com is a penny-auction where the price of every item starts at
$0 and increases $0.01 every time a bid is placed. Ten to 30 seconds is
added to the auction every time a bid is placed. This is where the
entertainment comes in. It’s fun and competitive,” said Wagener, who
majors in tourism management.
Wagener teamed up with brothers
Richard Lilja, a senior at the University of Illinois Chicago, and Scott
Lilja, a fifth-year senior at Northwestern University, to start
Lilja-Wagener Enterprises, the mother-company of TixFrenzy.com. The
friends went to school together at Lake Forest High School in Illinois.
took about two years of research,” Wagener said. “We heard about
swoopo.com and got the incredible idea of doing the same thing for event
tickets. We looked at other sites to see what worked and what didn’t.”
hired an external script-writer to make the sophisticated software that
TixFrenzy.com uses, but the work is mostly contained among the three
friends. Each person has specific duties pertaining to their majors to
ensure the company is functioning.
Scott Lilja, the computer programmer of the group, said he mainly deals with the design.
see it as a full-time job for all of us. Maybe in a couple years, we
could eventually sell if we had a good bid,” Scott Lilja said.
Richard Lilja, a finance major, said he works primarily with finances and advertising. In
this, there is a method to their auctions and events featured. Though
the website primarily features event tickets, they are selling gift
cards and flights, too.
“We try to mix in stuff that isn’t geographically limited, stuff anyone can use,” Wagener said.
list of recently sold items include Rose Bowl tickets for $0.07, Blue
Man group concert tickets for $0.04 and Colts tickets for $0.27.
website currently features Chicago- and Indianapolis-based event
tickets for auction, and Wagener said they have plans to expand the
auction site to include other destinations in the near future.
Quibids recently started big daily promotions on Facebook. The Quibids contests just started January 10th, 2011. The promotion is called, "Daily 50 Free Bid Giveaway." Every day the Quibids Facebook page has a contest where fans of their page have an opportunity to win 50 free bids (a $30 value). Everyday Quibids posts a question and if you answer it right, or the most correct answer you get 50 free bids. However, keep in mind these contests are very competitive just as the Quibids site is competitive. Thus far I have seen anywhere from 200-500 participants.
Below are some example contests that Quibids has held on their Faceebook Fan Page:
giving away 50 FREE bids today! Tell us what your favorite coffee drink
is whether it be a latte, mocha, frap, cap, etc. If we choose your
answer, you'll win 50 FREE bids! Comment and Like us by 8p CST to be
eligible to win.
for another 50 FREE bid giveaway! Tell us your favorite waffle/topping
combination and why. If we choose your answer, you'll win 50 FREE bids!
Comment and Like us by 8p CST to be eligible to win.
from the weekend to give out another 50 FREE bids today. Tell us the
thing you like the most about the QBar and why. If we choose your
answer, you'll receive 50 FREE bids. Comment and Like us by 8p CST to
be eligible to win!
Friday! Let's give away 50 FREE bids again! What is your favorite item
you've won on QuiBids and how often do you use it? If we pick your
answer, you'll receive 50 FREE bids! Comment and Like us by 8p CST to be
eligible to win.
giving away 50 FREE bids today! Tell us your favorite category of items
to bid on and why. If we choose your answer, you'll win 50 free bids!
Comment and Like us by 8p CST to be eligible to win. Be sure to check
out this auction coming up later today in the Laptops category:
stepping it up a notch! We're going to give away 50 FREE bids on a
daily basis now! For today, tell us what kinds of
jewelry/watches/accessories you'd like to see on QuiBids. If we choose
your answer, you'll receive 50 FREE bids! Comment and Like us by 8p CST
to be eligible to win. Be sure to check out this Swis...s watch for men:
Tixfrenzy is selling 30 bids for $6 on PAC today. To visit Penny Auction Coupon click HERE
TixFrenzy is FREAKING AWESOME!!! I'm going to buy some of the bids on this one. TixFrenzy sells tickets to concerts, sporting events, shows and gift cards. Currently, they are auctioning tickets for the NFC Playoffs, a UFC fight, Dane Cook, and Ticket Master Gift Cards.
Today's Deal of the Day I chose from BidRivals.com. I'm sure most of you have used BidRivals in the past but if you haven't you should check them out. BidRivals has a HUGE site with a lot of HUGE gear.
The Deal of the Day is a Canon SX30IS camera. It was sold for $5.48 on BidRivals but can be purchased on Amazon for 369.00! The BidRivals savings was $363.52!!!
BidFire.com is adding to their exciting list of auctions, Chiller Auctions. Chiller Auctions are only open to users that haven't won a single auction valued over $450. These auctions are great for the penny auction newbies or just those who haven't taken the plunge on high ticket items like laptops, tvs, ipads and more.
I love this new addition to BidFire. I've never seen it done on any other penny auction website. I'm a big fan of the beginner auctions offered on other sites. However, usually a beginner auction only sells a dvd or a $25 gift card. This Chiller Auctions are really cool..no pun intended.
Below is what BidFire posted on the blog regarding Chiller Auctions:
What is a Chiller
We've created a new type of auction just for our users that don't want to go
against the big guys! When you bid on a Chiller Auction, you'll have the comfort
knowing that the you have entered "The Chill Zone" and won't be going against
our Hot & Heavy hitters. These auctions will "Freeze" out some of the
competition. Anyone who has won a single auction valued over $450 MSRP will not
be able to participate in Chiller Auctions.
Chiller Auctions have a Snowflake icon on the bottom right of the auction
& are outlined in Blue when looking on the auction grid.
Today at Penny Auction Coupon you can purchase 25 bids for just $5.00 for BidBreezy.com. Hurry, there are only ten hours left to go! BidBreezy is a new penny auction website that is known for selling gift cards.
Click HERE to visit BidBreezy directly and click HERE to visit Penny Auction Coupon.
Scoreluxe is a new penny auction site (launched Sept. 21, 2010) that has been open for only 6 months. However, they are gaining quite the reputation for being a great penny auction site. They auction high end merchandise like Louis Vuitton, Apple, Burberry and more. They've auctioned over 175 items in the past 6 months and have shipped everything very quickly.
They are offering BidPenny readers a 10% discount also. Just use the coupon code bp2011 and you will recieve 10% free bids. Thus, if you purchase a bid pack for 50 bids you will get 5 bids free. The bonus bids will be credited to your account within 24 hours of your bid pack purchase.
Fezaz is having a promotion on their bid packs for tomorrow (January 18, 2011) only. They are offering 40 bids for only $7.00. That is just 18 cents a bid. Wow! Also, if you are new to Fezaz your account will be credited 10 bids when you sign up.
Fezaz General Information:
Fezaz prides itself in having "the most addicting auctions on the internet."
There’s a few key things that are different from other auctions you might have used online:
So let's take a look at how it works:
1. All of the Items on Fezaz are Brand New and come with the full Manufacturers Warranty. 2. Each item starts with a Bidding Price of just .01 cent! There is no reserve price for the auctions. 3. Every time a bid is placed the price on the item goes up just .01 cent! When a bid is placed in the last few minutes of an auction, we extend the auction time by up to 30 seconds. 4.
When the Countdown clock gets to Zero, whoever is the bidder that
placed the final bid, wins the auction and can now purchase the item for
the price of their Bid! Check out The Awesome Deals People Are Getting
on the winners page! 5. There is a small charge for each bid, which allows us to offer the most awesome deals on the internet!
6. Register Now For Free and We'll Show You How To get 10 Bids for Free!
What's going on with LuckyBossBids? It seems like a lot of penny auction sites have closed during the month of December. LuckyBossBids's site is still up; however, they have not had an auction since December 5th. Their blog in November mentions some shipping problems. Please let me know if any of you have not received your products from LuckyBossBids? For now I will add LuckyBossBids to my closed sites list.
Don't bid on an auction that has several hours left. You will
get outbid. Instead, bid when the item has 5 minutes or less. Usually I
wait until the auction has less than a minute left.
Don't bid on an auction just because no one else is. Odds are there are 50 other people watching that auction too.
Bid only on auction that offer a "buy it now" option. If you don't
win the auction, you don't necessarily loose your money because you can
apply your bid dollars to buy the item.
Per #3 above, only bid on items that you actually want to buy. If
you are just bidding on the auction because you think it's a good price
you are only short changing yourself. Bid on items that you are willing
to buy using a "buy it now" option.
Don't confuse penny auction sites with eBay. You are paying for each of your bids, spend them wisely.
The best time to bid is early in the morning when people are getting
ready for work. There are still a number of bidders on penny auction
sites at 2:00 and 3:00am. Penny auction sites attract night owls, play
in the morning instead.
Don't spend more than the product is worth. This is simple but must be said, don't spend $40 in bids on a $35 item.
Earn free bids. Most penny auction sites offer free bids if you refer your friends or write a blog post about their site.
Don't gamble. Don't bid on items just to win. Some consumers bid on items just for the rush of winning after a loss. Avoid this.
The more bids you buy, the more you save. Most sites offer bids at a cheaper rate if you buy in bulk.
I have decided to run a deal of the day each day featuring varying penny auction websites. I will post all "Deal of the Day" posts with a blue background so that they will stand out.
I will do my first "Deal of the Day" featuring an auction on Quibids. Quibids is, in my opinion, one of the largest penny auction websites. Since it is so popular and there are so many bidders, it is just amazing to still see such great prices.
Tonight Quibids sold a Sony PS3 160 for only $0.12.
You can buy it on Amazon for $299.99. This is a savings of $299.87!!!!!!!! Wow!
Lucky Chic is providing you access to the most sought after sporting event on the planet...The Super Bowl!!! Only a few get to go to the Super Bowl in their lifetime, and this is your opportunity. You will receive 2 tickets to the Super Bowl XLV at Cowboy Stadium
in Arlington, Texas. Yes, it will be you and a guest at the 45th
Annual NFL Championship game. Instead of reading about the hype or
watching it on a 40 inch screen, you will be there. In addition, Lucky
Chic will provide you with a two night stay (February 5-7) at the Best
Western Inn - so you will have plenty of time to pre-game party and to
also recover from the festivities. Will it be past Super Bowl champions like the Patriots or The Steelers? As past champions including the Colts and last year's winner the Saints fell in their initial contest last week - as did Michael Vick and the Eagles and Chiefs. Leaving the heavy winning Atlanta Falcons and Baltimore Ravens, to battle against teams that have faced greater dificulties including the Seattke Seahawks, Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers and New York Jets. No one knows yet, but may pf the best preforming teams in football are still in it - to win it! To read about what the odds-makers are saying about the potential winners, check out the Lucky Chic Blog. And to top it all off, The Black Eyed Peas and Fergie will be performing at half time! Your seat at the Super Bowl provides you with access to the best and
most amazing sports experience there is. So take your loved one or
best friend, and enjoy the experience of a lifetime!
Best Western Inn Amenities:
Outdoor Swimming Pool
High Speed Internet Access
Satellite Television Service
About the Super Bowl: Super Bowl XLV will be the 45th annual edition of
the Super Bowl in American football, and the 41st annual championship
game of the modern-era National Football League (NFL). The game, to be
played on February 6, 2011, will pit the champions of the AFC and the
NFC and will be held at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. This will
be the first time that the Super Bowl will be held in the Dallas–Fort Worth area; the third time it will be held in Texas. Please note: The Super Bowl tickets will be delivered to you by FedEx in the days proceeding the event. A room for two nights at the Best Western Inn in Ft. Worth (February 5-7, 2011) will be reserved in your name. Airfare and ground transportation are not a part of this package and
all such transport are up to the winner of the package to purchase on
their own. The same is true for parking at the stadium and any other
items not specified above.
FreedomBids.com launches its site on February 1, 2011. I have two coupon codes for this new penny auction site.
1.) If you pre-register before February 1st you can receive an additional 3 bids with the 5 bids you receive upon registration. Use coupon code vw25gh for 3 free bids!
2.) Get 40 free bids when you buy a bid pack of 500. Use coupon code 45th98ws1
At Freedom Bids each bid costs $0.60 and each bid raises the item's price by $0.02. With each bid placed, the clock timer increases by 3-30 seconds depending on the auction type. Visit www.freedombids.com for more information.