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Jul 26

10 Excuses to use Bid-O-Matic

Posted by Blake Brown under Site Features

Reasons to use the Bid-O-Matic on QuiBids

Oh the beloved Bid-O-Matic (also called BOM for short).  Sometimes you love it, and sometimes not so much. But let’s face it, we all have lives outside of QuiBids.  And there are some instances (like when nature calls) where you can’t be at your computer, hand on the clicker, ready to push bid button.   After all, that’s why we made the Bid-O-Matic, for convenience.

People use the Bid-O-Matic for a multitude of reasons, strategy being one of them. Here are just a few scenarios where you’d want to consider using this helpful tool:

1) When Nature Calls

It happens to us all. Quickly set your Bid-O-Matic so you can go handle your “business.”

2) You have to drop the kids off at school

Your kiddos’ education is very important and shouldn’t be overlooked! But what happens if there’s an auction right smack dab in the middle of the commute?  Just set the BOM and continue being the great parent that you are.

3) You have a date

Whether it’s a first date or a “date night” for you married people, everyone knows that love doesn’t wait.  Have a blast on your date and when you return, you might have a pleasant surprise waiting for you in My QuiBids.

4) You’re watching TV

We all know that feeling.  Whether it’s your favorite TV show, or your team is playing in a big game, it’s not fun when we have to miss out on our TV.  Just set the Bid-O-Matic and check the auction periodically during commercials. Problem solved.

5) You’re at work

We don’t encourage bidding while at work but c’mon, we know it happens.  Therefore, why not use Bid-O-Matic during that time so you can get your other projects done.  You can always check the status of the auction during lunch or during your breaks throughout the day. 

6) Your pet just had an accident

No one wants to see or smell that stuff.  Set the Bid-O-Matic and go clean that mess before it sets in!

7) You’re getting a manicure

This can go for girls, and guys too!  Yes, guys can get manicures/pedicures without it being a big deal. After all, your bidding finger needs to be refreshed every now and then too.

8) You’re practicing your “happy dance”

It has been said that bidding with confidence is a good strategy to have.  You really can’t get more confident than by practicing the celebratory “happy dance” for an auction you haven’t won yet.

9) You’re preparing Dinner

Don’t let the family go hungry. You can go ahead and get things started for supper as your Bid-O-Matic is doing the bidding for you. Just “set it and forget it!”

10) Someone’s at the door

You’re one of two remaining bidders in an auction.  Your heart starts beating faster because you know the auction will end soon, and most likely it will be either you or… DING DONG.  The doorbell rings.  Luckily, you can let the Bid-O-Matic bid for you while you answer it.

We know there’s got to be so many more excuses to use the Bid-O-Matic. What are some reasons you’ve had to use it? Tell us in the comments below.

Want to learn more about the Bid-O-Matic?  Check out these links:

How does the Bid-O-Matic Work?

The Bid-O-Matic Explained

I set my Bid-O-Matic, but the auction ended? Why didn’t my Bid-O-Matic work?