About two weeks ago, the folks at Penny Auctions Blog offered this helpful post which noted that QuiBids Store’s prices and rewards would have to be especially enticing in order to attract a purchase away from a larger, more traditional online retailer. In their words:
Something has to be very attractive. Either QuiBids has to give me the product really cheap or give me really good rewards. This is the only reason I would buy from QuiBids instead of, say, Amazon.
Since every purchase from the QuiBids Store comes with a specified amount of Voucher Bids, it looks like we’ve got the rewards part down. So how about those prices? Obviously we can’t offer the lowest purchase price online (we call it “Buy Now”) on every single product we have, but we do offer the possibility for it, in our auctions. Where else are you going to find an Xbox 360 Kinect bundle for $0.79?
But, as Penny Auctions Blog pointed out, actually, yeah our QuiBids Buy Now prices are lower than Amazon’s sometimes, even with shipping charges factored in. So I went digging around on the site and came up with five more products we sell for less than Amazon does. The lesson here is Always check on QuiBids before you make a purchase elsewhere! If the worst-case scenario of a Buy Now price is itself better than the other options, then you might as well try for a best-case scenario of winning the product at auction.
So, as promised, here are six products (well, five plus that Canon lens that Penny Auctions Blog originally mentioned) with cheaper Buy Now prices than what’s available on Amazon at the moment. Remember to always check QuiBids before you buy online!
Canon EF-S 55-250mm Telephoto Zoom Lens
QuiBids Buy Now price: $199.99 (plus $8.99 shipping)
Toshiba Satellite 15.6” Laptop
QuiBids Buy Now price: $669.99 (plus $8.99 shipping)
Thrustmaster T500 RS GT5 Wheel
QuiBids Buy Now price: $539.99 (plus $6.99 shipping)
Amazon: $570.71, $559.62, $661.44, $655.73
Nikon 1 J1 10.1 MP HD Digital Camera System
QuiBids Buy Now price: $389.99 (plus $6.99 shipping)
Bounty Hunter DISC33 Discovery 3300 Metal Detector
QuiBids Buy Now price: $224.99 (plus $6.99 shipping)
Dell Inspiron i660s-3077BK Desktop
QuiBids Buy Now price: $399.99 plus ($12.99 shipping)
For further reading on QuiBids Store, Buy Now, and how to incorporate each into your purchase strategy, check out these earlier blog posts:
How QuiBids Store and auctions complement each other
How to use Buy Now to your advantage
Please note that Amazon’s shipping charges are not accounted for in the pricings above, as they come with a lot of options, many of which accommodate for free shipping. For more information about QuiBids shipping, check out this earlier blog post.