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QuiBids Twitter Round-Up: August 2012 (#FREEBIDS)

Sep, 6th 2012 in Contests, Testimonials by Blake Brown

We’re off and running into September (you guys, that means Pumpkin Spice Lattes at Starbucks!!!) but before we wave farewell to the August 2012 chapter in QuiBids history, we’d like to share some of the top tweets about QuiBids from the past month.

Retweet the link to this blog post with the hashtag #FREEBIDS and that’ll be your entrance into today’s daily Twitter contest for 50 Free Bids! We’ll pick the winner at 3 p.m. CST!


Like QuiBids? Leave a review!

Sep, 5th 2012 in News, Testimonials by Matt Carney

If there’s one thing that the Internet’s proven for certain, it’s that people love to share their opinions as far and wide as they’ll reach.

We’re totally behind that inclination to share here at QuiBids. If you enjoy a product or service and experience good customer support with it, then your voice should be heard! On the flip side of the coin, it’s also your responsibility as a consumer to warn people about goods and/or services that don’t fulfill the advertisements they use to draw you into their marketplace.

QuiBids yields good reviews and bad reviews, but not in equal measure. The Better Business Bureau backs our business with an A-minus rating, and our advertising reflects the deals that are possible for customers who spend their bids and time wisely. Most of the people who take to sounding off on complaint sites are the ones who skim through the sign-up process unaware —despite our obvious and repeated disclosures— that a QuiBids profile costs about $60 and includes your first 100 Real Bids. Happy customers are the ones who read up on our QuiBids 101 pages and enter into our auctions with a realistic expectation of what they can accomplish and a clear strategy to achieve it.

QuiBidder of the Week – Diana B.

Sep, 4th 2012 in Testimonials by Blake Brown

We’re back from a brief Labor Day break, but we’ve returned just in time to present the newest QuiBidder of the Week, Diana B.! Be sure to read Diana’s QuiBids story below.

QuiBids Featured QuiBidder of the Week - Diana B.

“Since I became an RN in 2009, I have always wanted a Pulse Oximeter. As a single mom of three young boys, it wasn’t on the top of my list of things to buy – a good one will cost between $60 and $100. Married now, and a mother of 4 boys, it still has not been in the budget to buy one. You can not imagine my surprise and happiness when I won my second auction for only one bid! I am so thrilled with the product and I received it within three days!! My second win: Deluxe Finger Pulse Oximeter for 1 bid, cost=$0.01 + S & H; TOTAL COST $7.00 (Saved $46.99).”


August 2012 auction recap

Aug, 31st 2012 in Products by Matt Carney

Every day we advertise the great deals available on QuiBids all over the Internet and on television, so we think it’s important to —every so often— verify that, yes, they are 100% legitimate.

We do it every month in the form of these auction recaps, which celebrate our customers’ most exciting wins and biggest savings! Let’s see who’s winning on QuiBids in August!



What do I do if I win an item that’s out of stock?

Aug, 29th 2012 in News, Tips & Strategy by Matt Carney

Once in a blue moon or so, we run into a little problem with our product suppliers, and —cue the dramatic movie score horn blast!— we can’t supply an item that you won or bought via Buy Now in a QuiBids auction.

We promise this only happens on extremely rare occasions and that it’s just an unfortunate and unavoidable part of doing day-to-day business in the real world. As you may recall, we have partnerships with product suppliers all over the world, and we use them to drop ship our products. There isn’t some centralized QuiBids warehouse where we can simply restock items when we run out.


July video contest: The best of the rest

Aug, 28th 2012 in Testimonials by Matt Carney

Early last week we announced the winner of our What Do You Do with Your QuiBids Wins? video contest, and while there could only be one champion, we received a bunch of good submissions from a broad range of QuiBids users that included seasoned veterans and newbies alike.

The common strand running through them all? A big-time enthusiasm for the savings they get shopping with QuiBids. And y’know, probably the prospect of getting a free, brand-new iPad helped too.

Either way: seeing our customers’ lives directly affected by the service we provide is always a big deal to us, so we’re always stoked to celebrate your QuiBids wins with you! Share them with us at our Facebook page or tell us on Twitter — it makes our jobs so much more rewarding.

That all said, let’s get to feeling good by cruising through these great runner-up videos!

QuiBidder of the Week – Tommi M.

Aug, 27th 2012 in Testimonials by Blake Brown

Congratulations to this week’s Featured QuiBidder, Tommi M. from the United States! Being a single mother of one, savings are super important to Tommi. That’s why she has taken some time to develop a bidding strategy that allows her to score some great deals on QuiBids. Check out her QuiBids story below.


6 funny things we keep in our office

Aug, 24th 2012 in News, QuiBids Employees by Matt Carney

Wednesday morning our office played host to a crew of visitors from Oklahoma City’s KOCO Channel 5 News! We treated them to some espresso from our bi-weekly pop-up coffee shop and a tour around the office, which we often forget is a little more casual than your typical business.

Channel 5 reporter Maggie Stokes definitely caught our more playful, fun-loving side, interviewing employees in front of the fun stuff that we often use when we take breaks from the workday. You can watch their report here:

We’re all so honored and thankful that Maggie and the KOCO team would take some time out of their day to stop by and learn more about what we’re doing here at QuiBids, so I thought I’d return the favor in true QuiBids fashion by having a little fun with their report. Here are six of the funniest things we keep in our office, as captured by Channel 5 news Oklahoma City.


How to use Buy Now to your advantage

Aug, 22nd 2012 in Site Features, Tips & Strategy by Matt Carney

If there’s one thing you learn by reading this blog post, then make it this vital QuiBids fact:

If you go into a QuiBids auction expecting to pay the Buy Now price, you’re much more likely to win it!

We realize that this message may have left a few of you wondering aloud questions like “What is Buy Now?” or “What’s this business about QuiBids giving me the information I need to know right at the top of the blog post while providing very little context?” Well the latter we thought would be more convenient to our savvier users and the former we’ll answer below.

“A Day in My QuiBids Life” | Video Contest Winner

Aug, 21st 2012 in Contests, Testimonials by Blake Brown

We’re excited to announce the winner of our What Do You Do with Your QuiBids Wins? video contest! The winning video (below) was created by QuiBidder kccrtrppua and is titled “A Day in My QuiBids Life.”  In this video kccrtrppua takes us through his daily routine.  From the moment he wakes up to the moment he starts winding down from the day, it is clearly evident that kccrtrppua’s life is full of his QuiBids wins.

Check out the video below and see for yourself!