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QuiBids Auction of the Week: LG 3D Plasma HDTV

Jul, 5th 2012 in Products by Matt Carney

We’re about to hit summertime’s fever pitch, that season of the year when it gets hot enough to bake cookies on the dashboard of your car and fry a bug even without the help of a magnifying glass.

So why bother heading outside when the temperature makes you think you’re monitoring a lab experiment testing flamethrower potency? Beat the heat by cranking up your AC and curling up on the couch with the TV Guide and a tall, cool glass of lemonade, eh?

Well our Auction of the Week can help you do just that. This week’s product is a 60” flatscreen LG 3D Plama HDTV —sure is a mouthful, isn’t it?— worth $1,499. Let’s check out a couple of those bells and whistles it comes with:



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75 products won for ONE BID on QuiBids

Jul, 3rd 2012 in Products, Testimonials, Tips & Strategy by Matt Carney

Sometimes all it takes is just one bid.

While you’re certainly mathematically disadvantaged when you approach a QuiBids auction with just one bid in your account, it’s certainly not impossible to place it at just the right time and win just the right item. In fact, it’s such a well-regarded skill around here that you earn a QuiBids Badge — the Win In One Badge — for taking down any product worth $50 or more using one bid!

Well there are a handful of QuiBids customers in here who won products worth much more than $50 by casting a single bid. In fact, one lucky customer won an espresso machine worth five times that much! The deals are real here at QuiBids! See for yourself, with these 75 big winners in every single one of our product categories!

1. J.A. Henckels 8-Piece Twin Pro Knife Set
Value: $326.99

2. Ivanka Trump Alexandrite Satchel
Value: $175.00



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Product Spotlight: Tamron A017 70-300mm Macro Zoom Lens vs. Canon 55-250mm Telephoto Zoom Lens

Jul, 3rd 2012 in Products by Matt Carney

Photographers are a different, dedicated breed.

Their business (or hobby, though most of my photographer friends see it as an all-encompassing lifestyle that combines fluctuating parts artistic practice, business savvy, and passion project) is one that’s constantly updating itself with new technology. The best photographers are regularly upgrading their arsenal of bodies and lenses in order to keep up with the competition, and there’s no better way than to do that than with QuiBids! Our extensive Camera & Photo category is always stocked with the equipment required of the budding and even veteran photographer.

And when we say “equipment,” we mean way more than just bodies and lenses. QuiBids is a great way to score memory cards, tripods, carrier backpacks and even printers on the quick!

But right now two of our most popular items are the Tamron A017 70-300mm Macro Zoom Lens (pictured above) and the Canon 55-250mm Telephoto Zoom Lens (pictured below), both compact, lightweight zoom lenses that are great for long-distance shooting scenarios, like trips to the park and sports arena. No true photographer’s arsenal is complete without a zoom lens, so let’s compare and contrast the product specs and recent auction statistics for these two items.



QuiBidder of the Week – Elitsa M.

Jul, 2nd 2012 in Testimonials by Blake Brown

Congrats to our newest QuiBidder of the Week, Elitsa M. from the United States! Elitsa won loads of high-quality items on QuiBids, like a guitar for under $6.00, and a turntable for under $0.10!

Elitsa also explains the bidding strategy she used to attain these wins.

  • Set limits before entering an auction.
  • Bid Aggressively – like this guy!

  • Best times for Elitsa to bid: early morning or late evening.

Check out Elitsa’s full QuiBids story below:



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Fun Friday: We’re Oklahoma’s third-best small company to work for!

Jun, 29th 2012 in News, QuiBids Employees by Matt Carney

Woot woot!

About a month ago we told you that QuiBids made the shortlist for one of Oklahoma’s Best Places to work! Well, we’re excited to announce that we took third place in the small company category at last night’s banquet, hosted by okcBIZ magazine! It’s a little step forward from last year’s fourth-place finish, but we couldn’t be more excited to be honored by our peers in the Oklahoma City business world.



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Auction pages vs. product pages

Jun, 28th 2012 in News, Site Features by Matt Carney

One of the bigger components of the recent QuiBids redesign was the introduction of product pages. It’s a change we’re really excited about for a lot of reasons, the foremost being that it makes casual browsing and full-fledged shopping much faster, easier experiences for our customers. Yay for improved user experience!

Being an online auction site, we obviously had all of our products listed on their individual auction pages, but that sometimes complicated users’ searches for specific items. Think of all the auctions for a particular item — say a Canon camera — like a bunch of red marbles scattered across the floor. Not so hard to just pick one out, right? Well, when you scatter a bunch of blue marbles (auctions for a Samsung Galaxy Tab) and a bunch of yellow marbles (Monster Cable Beats Pro Headphones) and a bunch of green marbles (HP laptops) out there with them, you’ve suddenly got a gigantic, colorful mess on your hands.



QuiBids Launches Complete Site Redesign

Jun, 28th 2012 in Press Releases by Matt Carney

Oklahoma City, OK — June 28, 2012 — Tuesday, QuiBids.com, the world’s leading entertainment auction website, launched its first full-site redesign since the site’s 2009 inception. Now, more than eight million customers will enjoy a faster, more effective user experience highlighted by additional auction statistics, an improved search feature, and much smoother site navigation.



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Winning with QuiBids: Top Posts from Social Media – June 2012

Jun, 27th 2012 in Testimonials by Blake Brown

Another month has come and gone, and boy it has been an eventful one for QuiBids! We started off the month with a specially gallery on Facebook of products for Father’s Day.  Then our beloved hometown NBA team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, made it to the NBA Finals.  We decided to celebrate this year championship series with a Facebook app that lets you add James Harden’s beard or Lebron James’ headband to your profile picture, plus we gave out a coupon code for FREE bids!  Finally June 2012  saw the release of QuiBids 2.0, a pretty extensive site redesign.  You can learn more about the changes here.

There’s obviously lots going on here at QuiBids, but nothing is quite as exciting as some of the wins our customers are getting.  As you can see from the May 2012 Social Round-Up, great deals are a very common occurrence at QuiBids.  In fact, there are thousands of winners every day on our site!  Winning can be so exciting that it oftentimes leads people to share the love for QuiBids with their friends and family via social networks.  Below are some of our favorite social media posts from the past month. Check it out!



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Check out David DiFranco’s 25 QuiBids Tips

Jun, 26th 2012 in Tips & Strategy by Matt Carney

Is the name David Di Franco Jr. familiar to you?

If not, then you may want to spruce up your QuiBids strategy game. In addition to running his own very informative tech blog, Di Franco’s a regular in the QuiBids YouTube strategy game, and has even written a short QuiBids eBook, that you can download for free at his website.

Last month, David posted this extremely useful video, titled “25 QuiBids Tips,” to his YouTube channel and we couldn’t agree with any of his suggestions more! Check out what he recommends (plus some of our additions) below!



QuiBidder of the Week – Joanne M.

Jun, 25th 2012 in Tips & Strategy by Blake Brown

Congrats to the newest QuiBidder of the Week Joanne M. from Canada!  Joanne started bidding on QuiBids way back in November 2011 to help with her Holiday shopping.  Why did she use QuiBids?  Her reasoning is actually quite simple: It’s a fun way to get great deals!

Joanne has also provided three helpful bidding tips that seem to help her have more success on QuiBids.

  • Wait til’ the last 10 seconds of an auction before starting to bid, and be careful with your bidding so you don’t use up a lot of bids.”
  • “…wait for auctions that start in the wee hours of the morning”
  • “…only use Bid-O-Matic when (you) think it’s getting really close to the auction ending to make sure that (you) don’t waste too many bids.

Here’s Joanne’s QuiBids story:

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