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May 21

QuiBidder of the Week – A.J. A.

Posted by Blake Brown under Tips & Strategy

This week’s QuiBidder of the Week, A.J. A., provided one of the more interesting bidding strategies we’ve ever heard. A.J.’s strategy involves changing his avatar to use to his advantage. We’ll let him explain:

QoW 16

“I am absolutely hooked on QuiBids! After reading other posts from the “QuiBidder of the Week” contest, I noticed I have some similar general strategies for maximizing my winnings. When I started out I watched a lot of auctions without bidding just to get a feel for the rhythm of the bidding process, and when I did start bidding I started out small on $10 gift cards and eventually worked my way up to larger prizes. I only tend to bid on gift cards as I love the idea of being able to purchase anything I want with them. I also always use the Buy Now option to minimize any unfortunate losses. Recently however, I came across one bidding strategy that’s worked a few times but may sound a bit “sneaky.”  Allow me to describe in a recent scenario where I used this: I have been watching a certain auction for quite a while now and it looks like it could be coming to a close soon. There are currently only 2-3 people bidding. I enter the bidding war and continue bidding until there is only one other bidder and myself. The other bidder tends to take their time bidding and neither he/she or myself are using the Bid-O-Matic. At the same time while I am bidding against this person, I open up a new browser window and navigate to the “My Avatar” page of the QuiBids website. Leaving this page open, I go back to place another bid on the auction. Quickly, I go back to the other page where I then proceed to change my Avatar to the same Avatar as my opponent. I then go back to the auction and wait with bated breath for my opponent to bid. As soon as they do, I immediately bid after them. Although my username is registered as being the current winner my opponent luckily doesn’t notice this because all they are used to seeing a different Avatar accompanying my username. Because they are focused on the Avatar instead of the username, they think they’re the current winner when in fact they are not. I am. The clock ticks down..5..4..3..2..1…..SOLD! My opponent has a brief moment of happiness thinking they won until they realize they have been beaten by their Avatar. In order for this to work, it has to be down to you and one other bidder who is not using the Bid-O-Matic. And hopefully the other bidder won’t be paying too much attention to detail. It doesn’t work 100% of the time, but it’s worth a shot!” – A.J. A., QuiBidder of the Week

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QuiBidder of the Week Guidelines:

Name (first name and last name initial), location (city, state/providence and country) of person/people in photo being submitted for QuiBidder of the Week must be provided with photo/video post. Person(s) in photo must be 18+ years old to be eligible. Inclusion of any QuiBids products won is preferred, and any depiction of the product should be clear. People, animals and pets as well animated characters intended to represent entrant and/or others may be used. If individuals other than the entrant appear in photo, consumer must have the permission to use the photo by the individual. By entering your submission, you give QuiBids the right to use your likeness and testimonial for all future purposes including but not limited to marketing and public relations efforts. QuiBidder of the Week will be selected randomly. Adherence to these guidelines will be confirmed prior to the selected photo being featured as the QuiBidder of the Week on the QuiBids Facebook page. If selected as QuiBidder of the Week, please allow 7-14 days to receive your prize.

Would you like to tell your QuiBids story and potentially be the next QuiBidder of the Week?  Be sure to submit your story along with a photo of yourself via the QuiBidder of the Week application on QuiBids’ Facebook Page.  Here are some of the past winners:

QoW 14 – Suzanne P.
QoW 13 – Linda C.

QoW 12 – Tom D.

QoW 11 – Wendi M.

QoW 10 – Catherine A.

QoW 9 – Bryce S.

QoW 8 – David Di Franco, Jr.

QoW 7 – Patricia S.

QoW 6 – Celeste K.

QoW 5 – Rob L.

QoW 4 – Greg W.

QoW 3 – Lisa D.

QoW 2 – Jack E.

QoW 1 – Robert H.

A.J. calls his strategy somewhat “sneaky.”  How do you feel about his bidding tactic?  Is it more creative than sneaky?  Leave a comment and tell us your thoughts.