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The year in QuiBids [Part I]

Dec, 26th 2012 in News by Matt Carney

It’s been a year of headlines, debuts, photos, videos, and big events for QuiBids! Thanks, as always, to our awesome customers for shopping with us. We promise to push hard into 2013 and make QuiBids the best online retail auction the world’s ever seen!

But for now, shortly before we jump into 2013, let’s take a little stroll down memory lane to see just how far we’ve come along, starting in…

QuiBidder of the Week – Donna B.

Dec, 24th 2012 in Testimonials by Blake Brown

We have another QuiBidder of the Week – Donna B.!  Be sure to tell her congratulations in the comments below.  Continue reading to learn more about Donna’s experiences on QuiBids.

QuiBids QuiBidder of the Week - Donna B.


Two chances to donate: Hurricane Sandy and Sandy Hook relief auctions

Dec, 21st 2012 in Charity, News by Matt Carney

Several customers on QuiBids’ Facebook page were asking for us to host charity auctions in the wake of Hurricane Sandy in October, and we thought that’d be an excellent way to help fund the relief efforts. New York City alone is going to need a lot of help rebuilding and the American Red Cross is out on the frontlines delivering meals to people and helping to clean up after one of the largest natural disasters in modern American history. They need some help, and they need it now!


Above and Beyond Employees: Josh Longbrake

Dec, 20th 2012 in QuiBids Employees by Matt Carney

Are you a fan of playing QuiBids Games for Voucher Bids? Well today is your chance to meet one of the guys who builds our games for you to enjoy! Josh Longbrake is one of our application developers, but more importantly he’s the QuiBids Above and Beyond Employee for the month of December!

Take a few minutes to read our interview with Josh and tell him congratulations down there in the comments!

Blake and I posing with some of the food QuiBids donated at the Food Bank's warehouse. That banner is huge!

PHOTOS: QuiBids’ canned food drive for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

Dec, 19th 2012 in Charity, QuiBids Employees by Matt Carney

The Oklahoma Regional Food Bank estimates that more than 675,000 —that’s one in every six— Oklahomans struggle with hunger every day. Of all the children in Oklahoma, one in four lives that struggle. Many of these people are homeless or working to make ends meet, so the cold brought on by the winter months are especially trying for those at risk of going hungry in Oklahoma.

In 1980, the year it opened, the Food Bank distributed about 280,000 pounds of food. They now move that much in about three days, estimating that they distributed more than 42.2 million pounds of food across the state this fiscal year alone thanks to the volunteer work of more than 44,160 people.

Oklahoma Magazine Names QuiBids a Great Company to Work For

Dec, 18th 2012 in Press Releases by Matt Carney

Oklahoma City, OK — December 18, 2012 —, the world’s leading entertainment retail auction, was recently honored by Oklahoma Magazine as one of its Great Companies to Work For in 2012. Of the 27 companies highlighted in the magazine’s December issue, QuiBids was the fourth smallest employer and the only online-exclusive retailer.

“As such a young company it’s a huge honor for us to be included among so many of our state’s most reputable businesses,” said Jill Farrand, QuiBids’ director of public relations.

QuiBidder of the Week – Carrie G.

Dec, 17th 2012 in Uncategorized by Blake Brown

Congrats to Carrie G., the new QuiBidder of the Week! You may recognize Carrie from sharing this photo on Facebook last week, which she earned QuiBidder Points for posting. Go here to learn more about earning QuiBidder Points for following QuiBids on Facebook.

If you want to be a QuiBidder of the Week like Carrie, be sure to tell us your QuiBids story here. To qualify, you must submit a picture of yourself with your wins, similar to Carrie’s photo below. If we choose your story/photo, you’ll receive a $50 gift card of your choice! Continue reading to learn more about Carrie’s experiences on QuiBids.

QuiBids QuiBidder of the Week, Carrie G.


Happy (tacky) holidays from QuiBids!

Dec, 14th 2012 in News, QuiBids Employees by Matt Carney

Happy holidays to you, QuiBidders!

We’ve been celebrating this special season on the site since Black Friday and Cyber Monday when we unveiled our special Badge deal just for the weekend, but the party kept on going through the end of November when we announced that we’d pick up the tab on shipping for all products, whether won at auction, purchased through Buy Now, or bought from the newly minted QuiBids Store.

Free shipping went over so well that we decided to extend the deal through December 15 but, unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, free shipping included. Starting at 12:00 a.m. Sunday, December 16, QuiBids’ regular shipping prices return, so make good on these last couple days of savings!


How QuiBids Store and auctions complement each other

Dec, 13th 2012 in Tips & Strategy by Matt Carney

Unless you’ve been without a connection to the Internet for the last month —or you perhaps just joined QuiBids during that time, in which case, welcome!— you should know that November saw the biggest update to the site since this summer’s redesign.

We cut the ribbon on the QuiBids Store just in time to help with your holiday shopping, and so far reception’s been great! Customers have been taking advantage of our holiday season-only free shipping offer and earning Voucher Bids left and right, and participation in auctions is just as strong as it’s ever been. We like to think this is because the QuiBids Store increased the value of the service we offer customers by complementing our auction model and not conflicting with it.

So I went ahead and consulted some of the guys here at QuiBids who plotted out the Store opening in the first place to find out how it increased the value of QuiBids’ service for customers, specifically pertaining to how the Store and auctions relate to each other. I’d recommend incorporating these four facts into your QuiBids strategy!

Home and Garden products won on QuiBids with one bid

22 Home & Garden products won for one bid

Dec, 12th 2012 in Products by Matt Carney

This summer we tracked down a 75-product superlist of auctions that QuiBids customers won for just one bid. (That’s sixty cents’ worth of bid, unless it’s a Voucher Bid, that is!) It’s kind of amazing that we’re still doing business after we found all these people winning everything from $15 and $25 gift cards to fancy electronics and even a $699.99 set of Callaway Razr X Irons — all for just one bid.

A couple months later and we’ve already got a whole mess of new one-bid winners in the Home & Garden category alone. Just wait ‘til you see some of the incredible deals that customers are winning with QuiBids!

Click through the product listing to see who won the auction!