Oftentimes, new bidders come to QuiBids so excited to get their first win that they end up bidding recklessly and wasting all of their bids. We strongly encourage all new bidders to refrain from jumping in bigger auctions and competing against other more experienced bidders. Instead, we recommend taking some time to learn about our auction model by reading the helpful information on QuiBids 101, browsing through older articles on the QuiBids Blog, and observing other bidders’ tendencies in various auction for items you’re interested in.
Of course, after you read all the information available, you’ll need to develop a winning strategy that works for you. We’d love to help you with the specifics of your strategy – but since employees can’t bid, we figured it’d be more effective to hear it from some of the most successful bidders on our Facebook page. So we posted the above question last week asking you to tell us some tips that other bidders might not be aware of. And as always, your responses were very insightful. We took some of the most liked tips and are featuring them as quote images below. Feel free to pin your faves by hovering your mouse over each image and clicking the “Pin” button.
QuiBids Bidding Tips from Winning Customers
“Don’t forget to review the “Statistics” tab on your favorite items before entering in an auction. The information will guide you about the average number of bids you might spend to win it, and the average ending auction price. Good Luck!” – Mary H.
“The one tip I think most QuiBidders don’t know about is you can earn one extra bid by rating your Gameplay before you claim your win.” – Steve S.
“One bidding tip I would give others is to not keep bidding if everyone is going at it hard and heavy. Wait until they slow down. Let them waste their bids. Just put one in every now and again so you don’t get locked out.” – Connie E.
” The best advice I could give is to know who you are bidding against. There are certain members who want to win at any cost, and generally do; and I tend to avoid the auctions if they are participating.” – Dawn D.
“Check your opponents recent wins, what they are betting on and which achievements they have. Helps me determine what Item I should pursue.” – Tony C.
“Don’t let yourself get scared from bidding. People waste their entire bid packs five bids at a time, never committing. Commit to an item, understand your limit beforehand but don’t stop short of it.” – Jason H.
“Remember that it is real money you are playing with. Bid on an item only if you are willing to pay full price for it.” – Dave L.
“Watch several auctions before you start to bid. Familiarize yourself with some of the major bidders and their bidding styles. Do they generally use real bids or vouchers? Are they likely to stay in for the duration or are they more likely to drop out early? By doing this, you can better determine when it is the best time for you to start bidding or to pass on an auction and look for a better opportunity. Good Luck!” – Catherine A.
“Start a watch list for various times during the day, if it starts out slow jump in. If it speeds up jump out and watch for a bit, or walk away. For most items there is another auction coming very soon.” – Marlene C.
“Check your ego at the door and avoid bidding when angry, sad, etc.; extreme emotions often lead to impulse bidding!” – Cricket Y.
“Luck is when hard work meets opportunity! Do your homework, check the stats, time of day, who you’re bidding against, if they are bidding on multiple auctions at once, etc.” – Judy E.
“Always check the recently completed auctions before you start bidding, this will tell you if auctions are ending high or low and that gives you a good idea about how many bidders there are, and what there after, bids or merchandise if bid pack are high go after merchandise if merchandise is high go after bid packs.” – Janise C.
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“Don’t underestimate the power of free bids! Sign up for promotional emails, send in your once-a-month postcard for a Gameplay, and you might get lucky with bids you didn’t even have to pay for!” – Alan T.
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Do you have a tip that wasn’t mentioned here? Share it with us in the comments!