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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.


QuiBids Product Spotlight: Dyson 12” Table Fan

Aug, 23rd 2012 in Products by Matt Carney

Earlier this week I fell sick and had to sit out from work at QuiBids. It was a major bummer since I genuinely really like my job and QuiBids is a great place to work.

Anyhoo, it’s still serious summertime weather in Oklahoma which means it’s hot to the exponential degree at midday, which is exactly when —on two consecutive days— I was stretched across my couch in a feverish delirium, sweating and shaking in between hallucinatory visits from who I’m pretty sure was Abraham Lincoln and John Travolta.

Oh wait, no I wasn’t — because I turned on the fan my roommate so handily keeps in our living room, and kept cool and collected catching up on Lena Dunham’s fantastic TV series “Girls” while my sinus headaches subsided.

Moral of the story? Fans are total lifesavers. Every house needs one, yours included. Which brings us to the subject of this week’s Product Spotlight, this 12” table fan by Dyson. It doesn’t slice, it doesn’t dice, it doesn’t even have blades, but it still keeps you cool when your fever’s so high that you think you’re carrying on a conversation with Mother Goose.


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!

QuiBidder of the Week – Cindy L.

Aug, 20th 2012 in Testimonials by Blake Brown

Congrats to this week’s featured QuiBidder, Cindy L.!  Cindy started winning on QuiBids right off the bat, but she soon became discouraged and took a break from our site.  During this time, she started researching and developed a sound bidding strategy, which ended up being the right thing to do.  On Cindy’s return to QuiBids, she began winning lots of great products at 90% or higher savings!  Be sure to read Cindy’s full QuiBids story below.

Click here to become the next featured QuiBidder and win a $50 gift card of your choice!


13 things you could do with the Unlocked iPhone 4S you won on QuiBids!

Aug, 17th 2012 in Products by Matt Carney

We got so excited about the Unlocked iPhone 4S’s debut on QuiBids that our social media guy Blake Brown and I put our heads together to come up with a list of things you can do with such an awesome product.

We’re both iPhone guys —I’ve only got an iPhone 4, though— and we’re wild about them. They’re terrific products that enable a previously unrivaled level of handy, everyday convenience. But you can also do some pretty wacky stuff that you might not have known about, too.


QuiBids Product Spotlight: Waterfi 2GB Waterproof iPod Shuffle

Aug, 16th 2012 in Products by Matt Carney

You know what’s awesome? Swimming. You know what else is awesome? Listening to music. You know what’s totally not awesome when you combine the two? Getting electrocuted.

Thankfully now you can combine the collective awesomeness of swimming and listening to music without the risk of this particular phenomenon occurring inside of your body. It’s possible thanks to the Waterfi 2GB Waterproof iPod Shuffle, which is currently available on QuiBids and generating an average savings of 97% for our winning customers. Much like the iPod Boombox and Krups XP1020 Espresso Machine before it, the Waterfi Shuffle is a slam dunk.

Click here to bid on a brand-new Waterfi 2GB Waterproof iPod Shuffle!