This week’s new QuiBidder of the Week is Jay J. from the United States. Jay has been bidding on QuiBids for over a year now, and has also become a great contributor to the QuiBids community on Facebook. Read more to learn about Jay’s experiences with QuiBids. Don’t forget to tell Jay “congrats” in the comment section below. Go here to tell us your QuiBids story and you could become the next QuiBidder of the Week like Jay.
How long have you been bidding on QuiBids?
“I have been bidding for about a year and 3 months. However, there was a long gap of 7 months (arguably 10 months) where I did not bid, after I got my hat unceremoniously handed to me in some auctions as a newbie. Out of bids, I needed a Birthday badge and some good luck using vouchers in some low cost auctions to recover.”
Tell us about a recent QuiBids win.
“I won a very nice Omron 10 blood pressure monitor, for $1.79 auction price, using 21 bids (or, actually, 31 bids over 4 auctions). The bids were all voucher, but I’d say I saved $80 if asked. It was something I very much needed, as the rubber in my old manual unit had become unusable with age.”
Have you ever given your QuiBids win as a gift to someone else?
“Yes indeed. The blocks in my picture went to a young man whose mother is the fiance of a nephew. Another item, not in the picture, was a gift in a “roll the dice” holiday gift exchange. Many of the items pictured were essentially gifts to my lovely wife.”
Do you use Buy Now?
“Buy Now is absolutely essential, especially for anything pricey, if you are going to bid seriously. Two of the products in the picture – the Omron 7 wrist blood pressure monitor and the BP gift card were Buy Now items. Recently I did not win an auction for a camera (we had one we needed to replace) expending over 300 bids in the process. At least my money ended up getting me the camera for a respectable price, so my money ended up in BIN rather than in “the bin”, as in trash can.”
What’s the most bids you’ve ever won from a QuiBids Gameplay?
“47 bids knockin’ the noggins of those nasty Groundhogs, on two different occasions. It has been my most consistent game for decent payouts. Given the weather this year, nobody knocks knocking the noggins of numerous non-nocturnal gnarly Groundhogs!”
What advice would you like to give to a new QuiBidder just starting out?
“READ QuiBids 101. WATCH auctions. Be PATIENT. VISIT the blog and the facebook page. USE Buy Now (aka BIN). BUDGET your money AND your TIME. For most people without deep pockets, QuiBids is a lot more fun to bid on things you need or want to buy anyway so you have Buy Now as a backup. It takes time to learn – and if you don’t put in the time, you may be shown the door, hat in hand, with a boot-print on your behind, for your lack of preparation. Pace yourself — take your time — and extend the fun rather than trying to rush into things only to lose badly.”
Anything else you’d like to add?
“I call losses of bids where you cannot apply Buy Now as “bad losses.” Avoid them. QuiBids can be very exciting and can save you money! It can also take a lot of time – especially when learning. People who think of QuiBids as a fake invariably have not done even an hours worth of homework to prepare for what awaits them.”
Jay will receive a $50 gift card for sharing his story with us. Feel free to tell him “congrats” in the comments below. Do you want to tell us your QuiBids story and become the next QuiBidder of the Week and win a $50 gift card of your choice? Go here to submit your story and photo. Happy bidding!