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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:

QuiBidder of the Week June 25, 2012



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14 Summertime recipes for the ice cream maker you won on QuiBids

Jun, 22nd 2012 in Uncategorized by Blake Brown

Summer is finally here, and what better way to enjoy this sweltering solstice than with some frozen treats! Homemade ice cream, sorbet, and frozen yogurt always make the summer heat more bearable. So now’s about the time to start pulling your old ice cream maker you won on QuiBids. Oh, you don’t have one yet? Try bidding on one of these ice cream makers on QuiBids.

For this Blog post, we’ve scanned hundreds of Pins on Pinterest to find the best summertime ice cream, sorbet, and frozen yogurt recipes.  Click on each image below to be taken to the corresponding pin.  Be sure to follow our MMMM Pinboard to keep up with all of the food we find on Pinterest.  Below are 14 Summertime recipes for your ice cream maker.  Enjoy.



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Announcing: The QuiBids redesign!

Jun, 21st 2012 in News, Site Features by Matt Carney

Starting today, QuiBids‘ fresh, new redesign is available to all customers!

We previously opened the new look up to a small handful of customers for testing purposes, but now it’s ready to go for the public at large! Here’s what you’ve got to do:

1. Click on the top-left icon that says “NEW: See What’s New…” or simply visit the new site here.
2. Be dazzled by our streamlined, faster website!

We’re excited to say that the summer 2012 redesign provided much more than a mere makeover. We took the time to build useful new functionalities into the site, as well as improve its parts that weren’t quite up to snuff. The end result is a much smoother, faster QuiBids, one that’s simultaneously better for browsing customers and those who know exactly what they’re looking for!

So go ahead and take a few minutes to read up on the improvements and additions we made to the site — it’s yours to use, after all!



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What are Hybrid Auctions?

Jun, 20th 2012 in Site Features by Matt Carney

Short answer: Hybrid Auctions contain both a product and a specified amount of Voucher Bids.

Aren’t you glad for short answers? Because there’s actually a lot more to the long answer if you care to get involved with it. And since that’s what blogs are for, we’re going to dive headlong into the long answer here, though I suspect the majority of readers came here looking for the Cliff’s Notes version.

What those readers will miss is pretty vital though, so stay tuned if you’re looking to get the most out of QuiBids. Here are a couple of quick facts about QuiBids Hybrid Auctions that’ll streamline your shopping experience.



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Product Spotlight: Ivanka Trump Alexandrite Satchel

Jun, 19th 2012 in Products by Matt Carney

So…purses! As a girlfriend-less dude with only so much fashion sense and a perceived social stigma about any item one “totes” around, I know very little about them. But thankfully, there are plenty of awesome, fashion-sensible ladies who work in QuiBids’ product office who gave me the skinny on this particular item we’ve been auctioning off lately: the Ivanka Trump Alexandrite Satchel.

First off, it’s a handbag in the satchel style, which means (I’m told) you don’t really carry it over your shoulder. It’s more of a wrist thing. It’s got a main compartment for your wallet, phone, and sunglasses, comes with a logo-engraved ornament on the front, and even includes nifty hidden magnetic closures! What more could you want from a purse?

Anyway, here are the quick hits on the last 25 auctions for this particular satchel — you might find that you can own one of these for far less than you’d have expected!