Electronics, Home & Garden, Jewelry & Fashion, and Vouchers & Limit Busters are all pretty great, but it’s summertime and that means you need to hit up the QuiBids Sports & Recreation category to take advantage of all the great deals on products for the outdoors! In particular we’ve got a lot of terrific golf products, from the likes of Nike, Callaway, Odyssey, Bushnell, and Taylormade! Check them out, and some of our other awesome outdoor items below!
Looking to add another weapon to your golf bag’s arsenal? Look no further than this new Razr X Black Driver from Callaway. It comes complete with:
-VFT and hyperbolic face technology
-Distance trajectory weighting
-Streamlined surface technology
-Black PVD Finish
This one’s for the outdoorsperson who takes his/her camping trips seriously. Nature’s got nothing on this tough case. It’s watertight, crushproof, and dustproof, and comes with:
-Stainless steel padlock protectors
-An O-ring seal
-Unconditional Lifetime Guarantee of Excellence
Need to look good and perform well on the links? This black and white beauty’s engineered to keep you playing your best! Comes with:
-Nike Zoom unit
-Nike Power Platform
-Smooth weight transfer
-Stability plate and push plate flex
Got a weekly pickup basketball game with your friends? This Rawlings Edgecom basketball’s got a soft, but gripping touch that helps you keep your handle on the ball, even when you’re sweating on those outdoor courts, so you can play like this guy! Or, maybe not. Anyway, it comes with:
-Microfiber composite leather
-Padded Zone Technology
Because pushing yourself on a scooter’s for chumps, right? Get up to 15 miles per hour on this cool scooter and beat every kid’s bike in the neighborhood! Comes with:
-Variable speed acceleration
-Rechargeable battery (good for 45 minutes of continuous use per charge)
-Super-sized deck and frame for riders age 12 and older
Looking to see who in Canada’s winning the best deals on QuiBids? Here are eight of the craziest auctions won in the month of June! Hope you’re not the jealous type — ‘cause you’ll probably turn green with envy when you see these savings!
Item: Sennheiser Wireless Headphones
Winner spent: 7 Real Bids
With an extra $295.60 lying around, tupp113 could make a serious trip to the record store. Or even buy an iPod Nano to plug those headphones into. Great win!
Item: Apple iPad 16 GB
Winner spent: 14 Voucher Bids
Speaking of iStuff, Aviation1 took home this 16 GB iPad for just $1.70 and a handful of Voucher Bids a couple of days ago, which is especially impressive considering how much bidding Apple products tend to generate. Congratulations!
Item: Panasonic Upright Bagless Vacuum
Winner spent: One Real Bid
This vacuum comes with a twelve-amp motor. And at seven cents, that measures out to about half a penny per amp for user ksizz.
Item: Garmin nuvi GPS
Winner spent: Four Real Bids
Would you part with three one-dollar bills to ensure you never get lost while driving your car again. Of course you would!
Item: Kalorik Drink-o-Matic Mini Cooler
Winner spent: One Voucher Bid
Anybody remember when you could get a soda for a nickel? Times have changed so much now that they’ll give you a penny change when you try to buy the entire soda machine! Congratulations mtkelly!
Item: T-Read Sleeping Bag by Ferrino
Winner spent: One Voucher Bid
What good is living in the northern, mountainous beauty of Canada if you don’t go sleep out under the stars every once in a while? Looks like user ml2531 might well be up to a camping trip soon now that she’s/he’s scored this great sleeping bag for just a nickel.
Item: Tungsten Carbide Multi-Texture Ring
Winner spent: Two Voucher Bids
This video aptly sums up our thoughts on this big jewelry win.
Item: $250 Best Buy Gift Card
Winner spent: One Voucher Bid
So let’s pretend somebody comes up to you and says, “Hey! Give me your pocket change and I’ll give you enough credit at Best Buy to buy yourself a TV.” That’s basically what we’re doing here.
All these huge wins totaled up to over $2,000 in savings. Get in on QuiBids while the gettin’s good!
Are you a QuiBids regular?
In the nearly three years since we opened up shop, we’ve generated a devoted following that’s spilled over into the QuiBids Facebook and Twitter profiles, as well as a handful of other great social media platforms we inhabit. Just like we’ve got returning QuiBidders, we’ve got returning QuiBids Facebook and Twitter users, in part thanks to our daily and weekly promotions where we give away free bids.
You can sign up for our Daily Sweepstakes via Facebook, but there are other ways to score free bids and join in with our customer community online! The biggest one is signing up through Facebook to be our next QuiBidder of the Week. All it takes is a quick form, a photo of yourself, and a quick writeup explaining your QuiBids story and strategy.
We’ve had 19 winners so far and each one gets a $50 gift card of their choosing if they’re selected! Let’s have a quick look back at some of our winners’ strategies.
Patricia mostly sticks with gift cards, but she didn’t just work her way up. She accumulated them until she could buy an HD television with gift cards alone! Now there’s a strategy!
David Di Franco, Jr.
In addition to being one of our most outspoken fans, David’s put together a ton of different guides to success on QuiBids, including a handful of YouTube videos and his own eBook, “QuiBids Tips on the Quick.” Check them out at his website.
Bryce stays away from really crowded auctions, which has served him well in winning a high volume of not-so-expensive auctions.
Those are fewer than half of our QuiBidders of the Week! Be sure to check out guidelines before you sign up and good luck in your quest to become QuiBid’s next QOTW!
Did you know that QuiBids operates in Australia?
In the slightly modified but still immortal words of Kel Mitchell, “We do we do we do we do we do we do we do-oooooo!” Down under’s the third market where we opened shop (after the US and then Canada), and we’ve got new customers signing up there every day, which we’re super-excited about!
We think they are too, judging by the customers returning to the site because of big wins like these. Let’s see who got the best deals in Australia in the month of May.
Item: Global Master Chef 7-Piece Knife Block Set
Winner spent: One Voucher Bid
Here’s this month’s winner for biggest savings, pictured above. This handsome knife set runs from an eight-centimeter paring knife on up to a bread knife that’s nearly three times as long. There’s nothing that battlestar007 won’t be able to chop now!
Item: iHome iD85 Clock Radio Dock
Winner spent: Three Real Bids
Why does waking up have to be so hard? One way to make it easier is to set your alarm to play an upbeat song you love. One that’s bright in tone — maybe some Paul Simon or Cut Copy — certainly helps your case, and user TYGARPOW’s soon to learn the benefits of an easy wakeup call now that he/she’s won this iHome dock, which can play music straight from your iTunes library!
Item: HP Photosmart All-in-One Printer
Winner spent: Three Voucher Bids
“Where do you go for your printing?” is not a question that gary620711 will have to field anymore, as he’s won himself an in-home print kit that’s small enough to fit under a desk but powerful enough to produce lab-quality photos. It also works as an effective copier and scanner!
Item: NeoPAD Touch Screen Tablet bundle
Winner spent: Seven Voucher Bids
Need a mobile command center but can’t fork over the money for a retail-priced iPad? Lolly79 saved almost the whole retail price of this NeoPAD Touch Screen that does almost all the same stuff, plus all the capabilities offered by an inbuilt keyboard!
Item: Apple TV
Winner spent: One Voucher Bid
Cinephiles — also known as movie geeks — tend to be very particular about the quality of the pictures they watch, which is why they love them some Apple TV. It shows live sports, content from Netflix, YouTube, Vimeo, and way more, all in 1080p HD. And all that for a measly Voucher Bid? Well done, i8urbaby. And FYI, we’re going to decline your invitation to bring our kids over to watch the big game at your house.
Item: 250 Voucher Bids
Winner spent: Four Real Bids
While we recently pointed out that bullies and “power-bidders” tend to go after Voucher Bid auctions, a few slip through the cracks, to be scooped up by savvy users like mrchevius here. With all those bids, you could’ve won every single one of these six auctions…and found yourself with 231 Voucher Bids to spare. Dang, that’s crazy!
We’ve all heard about QuiBids and their live auctions, games, deals and just about everything related to their business, but what about the QuiBids team and the QuiBids Company?
There have been some great media interviews with QuiBids CEO, Matt Beckham, where he’s explained the inception and creation of QuiBids and how it works. Not to mention this past April when QuiBids was recognized as one their home state’s Innovators of the Year. This prestigious award honors business innovators in Oklahoma.
above: What’s up, employees?
With all the buzz in the biz, it’s no surprise to learn that QuiBids has also been selected as one of the best employers in Oklahoma. So not only is QuiBids an entertaining retail auction website, but also an entertaining and great place to work. QuiBids has been featured in okBIZ magazine as one of “The Top 30 Best Places to Work in Oklahoma”.
Data collected from the Best Companies Group took entries and performed employee surveys to determine the companies that had the best practices and participants to rank them as finalists for the 2012 Best Places to Work in Oklahoma program. This program is set to identify and honor the state’s best employers.
The survey categories within this study were: Leadership and Planning, Corporate Culture and Communications, Role Satisfaction, Work Environment and Relationship with Supervisor. An awards gala will be held on June 28, 2012 at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel and finalists will be featured in the July issue of okcBIZ.
If you’ve ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at QuiBids, check out their social networks through QuiBids Facebook and QuiBids Twitter. Their team enjoys what they do and the success of their site shows! It’s important to love what you do and to have fun with it and by the looks of this recently uploaded QuiBids YouTube video, their team is never short of having some fun.
Like just about any place human beings gather — be it a playground, a bar, or an online entertainment auction — you’re going to encounter a lot of different types: wanderers, peacemakers, observers, and the strategists. Unfortunately you’re also pretty likely to run into bullies and unfortunately, QuiBids has a few.
Some call them hogs, others, powerbidders. Often their bidding strategies defy logic, at least immediately. Why spend 300 bids on a Voucher Bid auction only worth a third of that? Usually they do it to gain notoriety, to scare others away from stepping up against them on the auction block. They choose names like XXNEVERXGIVEUPXX or youcantbeatme72 and they just seem to never run out of bids, don’t they?
A lot of people who monitor QuiBids see these users bidding well past the number of bids the voucher is worth, or even beyond the cost of an item and accuse QuiBids of being a scam or a ripoff because we’re using robots or shill bidders to jack up the prices and get more people spending money on bids. This is completely untrue (a third-party audit by Grant Thornton LLP found that all of our claims about the validity of our auctions are true), as we do our best to provide a fair, fun online shopping experience for all of our customers every day, and would never-ever use bots or shill bidders or any other such tactic that would undermine the fairness of our auctions.
Unfortunately these bullies exist as something of an anomaly we can’t really control — we can’t make any user stop bidding in an auction, though we do suggest them to Buy Now when they get so committed to it that they could potentially lose money. It’s similar to warning people that they shouldn’t say certain things in public, but if they really want to do it, there’s no real stopping them.
Anyhoo, here are a handful of recent auctions won in rather absurd fashion by powerbidders. Have a look and jot down some names so you know what you’re getting into in future auctions.
BigEdRed — 119 Voucher Bids for 15 Voucher Bids and a Gameplay
KENNETHWW — 233 Voucher Bids for 25 Voucher Bids and a Gameplay
imgoingtobuyit — 243 Voucher Bids for 15 Voucher Bids and a Gameplay
IAMTHETECHNUS — 344 Voucher Bids for 50 Voucher Bids and a Gameplay
IfInItIWillWinIt — 137 Voucher Bids for 25 Voucher Bids and a Gameplay
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Ever wonder how QuiBids is able to supply you with such a great selection of well-priced name brands?
Sometimes, when scrolling through that vast, beautiful auction block , we see all the items and wonder ourselves. And then we remember it’s because we have an awesome Merchandising department that comes to work every day to ensure that you guys get to choose from as large a variety of products as possible.
We even sell some products whose brands we’re not officially partnered with, because we know that you guys are looking for the best discounts you can!
Here’s a list of our current brand collaborators. We’ve taken it upon ourselves to even link you to an auction for some of that brand’s more popular products, so if you’re looking for a way to shop by brand, this is it!
AKG by Harman — Harman Kardon SoundSticks III
Aluratek — Digital AV Memo Recorder, 7” Digital Photo Frame, Cinepad 4GB WiFi Tablet
Audyssey — EastSide Computer Speakers
Black & Decker — Stud & Metal Sensor
Bond — Kingston Tabletop Fire Bowl
Char-Broil — BigEasy Oil-less Turkey Fryer
ConAir — Ionic Cord Keeper Hair Dryer, All-In-One Adapter Plug, Weight Watchers Body Fat Scale
Crosley — Candlestick Phone
Cuisinart — Classic Food Processor, Programmable Coffeemaker, Cookware Set
Dirt Devil — PowerFlex 2-in-1 Stick Vacuum
Dolica — Lightweight Tripod
Energy — CB-5 Bookshelf Speaker Pair
Garmin — nuvi GPS System
Haier — Mini Refrigerator, Portable AC & Heater
Hoover — WindTunnel Bagless Vacuum
Iogear — Wireless Keyboard
Jensen — Alarm Clock Radio
Jim Beam — Grilling Fork, Wood Smoker Bag
Kalorik — Steam Iron, Dual-Zone Wine Bar, Food Processor, more
Kicker — DJ Style Headphones
Klipsch — In-Ear Headphones, Energy Computer Speakers, Lou Reed X10i In-Ear Headphones
Lasko — Recirculating Humidifier, Personal Fan, Reversible Window Fan
Le Chef — Silicone Kitchen Cooking Mitt, Paper Towel Holder, Bamboo Lazy Susan Tray, more
Mark of Fitness — Digital Thermometer
Masterbuilt — Barrel Grill, Butterball Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer
Microsoft — Xbox 360 Kinect Holiday Bundle
Midland — 36-Mile Two-Way Camo Radio, Emergency Crank Radio
Motorola — H720 Bluetooth Headset
Omron — Hip Pedometer, Composition Monitor
Oster — 4-Slice Toaster
Panasonic — Lumix Camra, Cordless Phones, iPod Dock
Parrot —Portable Bluetooth Hands-Free Kit
Philips Norelco — Nivea For Men Razor
Ronco — Compact Rotisserie
Rubbermaid — 4-Piece Bowl Set & Spoons
Salter — Aquatronic Kitchen Scale
Sunbeam — Mini Donut Maker, Mini Cupcake Maker
Taylor — Body Fat and Body Water Monitor, Freezer-Refrigerator Thermometer, Precision 10-Key Digital Timer
Thermos — Nissan Stainless Steel Tumbler
Toshiba — Satellite 15.6” Notebook, 40” 1080p LCD TV, WiFi Blu-ray player, more
Turtle Beach — EarForce X12 Headset
Vidal Sassoon — Ion Turbo Boost Hair Dryer
As always, thanks for shopping with QuiBids, and be sure to check back with us as often as possible, as we’re always adding new brands to our lineup. Happy bidding!
Although our members and new members can easily find our live auctions and featured auctions we created organized categories to make it easier for bidders to find what they’re looking for, bid and win. The categories include electronics, home and garden, jewelry and fashion, sports and recreation, vouchers and limit busters. Each of these categories holds relevant items available to bid on.
Are you interested in electronics like computers, tablets, and MP3 players? Then the QuiBids Electronics Category is your main page. Find all the latest in electronic products available to bid for pennies on the dollar. Find out the product, price and countdown timer on the category page.
QuiBids Home & Garden:
If you love items for the home, you’ll love QuiBids Home & Garden category which immediately displays hardware and outdoor items, health and personal care, and products for the household. Instead of looking through all of QuiBids’ great live auctions visit the Home & Garden category to start bidding right away on the items you love.
QuiBids Jewelry & Fashion
This category caters to the fashion-forward individual. Find the best deals on apparel and accessories, jewelry and watches. All of the top brands in fashion and jewelry are available on the QuiBids Jewelry and Fashion category page for you to bid on and win. Now is your chance to win a diamond pendant or a brand new men or women’s fragrance.
QuiBids Sports & Recreation
If you’re outdoorsy, active or just curious, visit QuiBids Sports & Recreation category. This category features the latest games and toys, sports equipment, travel, music related items and much more. If you want to try archery, but don’t want to spend a ton on the expensive equipment, join QuiBids and bid on the Foam Strike Compound Bow X2 starting at $0.00!!! Summer’s almost here, so get your fun on!
QuiBids Vouchers & Limit Busters
Feeling indecisive? Or maybe you’re new to QuiBids? Either way, you’ll have to check out QuiBids Vouchers and Limit Busters category. It gives you the same opportunity to visit a category page, but allows you to go after more Voucher Bids. Should you win one of these voucher auctions, they will be credited to your existing QuiBids account and you can start using them immediately. It’s a great way to get your feet wet and start small, then work your way up to larger items. Keep in mind that Voucher Bids do not count toward the Buy Now.
With QuiBids Limit Busters, winners can clear a win out of their account from their 28-day auction win limits in order to participate in more auctions. See additional information on Limit Busters in the Limit Buster info section of the site.
We’ve created categories to make it easier for our members to find what they want immediately, so whether you enjoy fashion or the outdoors you can easily visit our Live Auctions Category page to start bidding on items you want right now! Either way you bid, the most important thing is to have fun!
April’s almost over and that means our monthly promotion is nearing its end. But don’t worry — you’ve still got plenty of time to enter for the chance to win a brand-new iPad, and achieve worldwide viral video stardom while you’re at it.
This month’s QuiBids promotion is a video unboxing contest, so don’t open your latest win on our site just yet! Save it for when you’ve got some device used for shooting video on hand, as well as a quiet, well-lit room, and a creative idea, so you can make the most of your QuiBids unboxing!
Once you’ve got your camera in hand, you’re ready to get your Steven Spielberg on! Here are four quick ideas to help improve your QuiBids unboxing video, which we’ll be judging on quality and creativity.
1. Spice up your video with a sprig of narrative.
Watching other people open up gifts is usually only fun on Christmas, isn’t it? So maybe the best thing you can do is start the thing off with some character development (introduce us to a bidder with a heart of gold!), or toss in a basic conflict or two (“Oh no! Our router just fell in the laundry machine! How am I supposed to win amazing prizes on QuiBids now?!”). It might also help to toss in a zombie or vampire or two, just to keep things interesting.
2. Got a unique talent or hobby? Put it to use.
YouTube is festering with videos of oddball, irrelevant talent or obsession that otherwise would’ve remained obscure to the general public. Similarly, there’s a reason OK Go is still a relevant band, and that’s because people just get compelled by this stuff. Do it right, and you might just become a viral video star, too!
3. Write a song!
If this cowboy can write a sing-along about social media, surely somebody out there with an ear for melody and a penchant for rhyming can do the same for a QuiBids unboxing. And please, no dubstep remixes…
4. Cute is good.
Do you spend time aiding conservation efforts by rescuing orphaned baby otters? Then what are you waiting for? Put that cute little critter in your video! QuiBids employees aren’t above irrational but adorable appeals by infant animals.
What am I supposed to do when I’m done with my video?
In an unofficial, just-conducted poll of the QuiBids PR office, it was recently determined that Having Fun and Saving Money are the two biggest reasons customers return to QuiBids day after day. You’d think that by now, nearly three years into our existence, we would’ve gotten used to the thrill of celebrating our shoppers’ victories with them, but it honestly never gets old. We could easily get lost scrolling through the throngs of finished auctions, marveling at the massive savings all the time, but then we realize that we’d be slowing up the process and our customers couldn’t shop anymore and we’d be out of business and you’d be out of savings!
So we keep at it, plugging away between vendors and the site to keep saving you money. It’s a fun job for us, and it’s made even more fun when we get to highlight the big wins each month. Here are eight from QuiBids Canada in the month of April — get ready to get jealous!
Item: Zojirushi Supreme 2lb Bread Machine
Winner spent: 38 Real Bids
Is there anything quite so satisfying as the aroma of homemade bread in your kitchen? Well, mingle that scent with the knowledge that you saved more than $200 acquiring it, and it’ll smell even sweeter!
Item: Toshiba 24” 1080P LED TV w/DVD
Winner spent: 1 Real Bid, 6 Voucher Bids
71 cents paid on a 24-inch television? That breaks down to just about four cents per square inch, which is nearly as cheap as land acquired in the great Oklahoma Land Run.
Item: T-Fal Electric Fondue Pot (+ 1X Gameplay)
Winner spent: 3 Real Bids
I was thinking about making a really cheesy joke about this fondue set, but reserving myself is often a gouda exercise in self-control.
Item: Swann Sky Eye RC Helicopter (+ 20 Voucher Bids)
Winner spent: 4 Voucher Bids
For the modest price of eleven cents and four free Voucher Bids, user Wyaneb can now survey the skies with his or her nifty new mini-chopper. We played with a few of these things in the QuiBids office last week and they’re about three or four barrels’ worth of fun.
Item: Canon EOS Rebel T3i Camera Kit
Winner spent: 14 Real Bids
Ask anybody in the large, worldwide community of professional and hobbyist photographers, and they’ll tell you it’s a rewarding but expensive habit. Saving this much on a beginner kit is a huge deal — user Nash17 can already get started on buying a unique camera lens to make his or her photos stand out from the rest.
Item: OXO 7-Piece Barware Set (+20 Bids)
Winner spent: 2 Voucher Bids
You know in action movies where the bad guy breaks into somebody’s house, and that somebody grabs a knife out of the kitchen set to defend herself? Well, at least she’ll have the satisfaction of knowing she got a high-quality weapon for next to nothing!
Item: Monster Beats by Dre Solo HD Headphones
Winner spent: 6 Real Bids
Dr. Dre recently appeared on a track with up-and-coming west coast hip-hop innovator Kendrick Lamar, and it’s awesome. We recommend that user bokchoy4u unbox his or her Beats By Dre headphones and immediately head to the Internet to listen to it.
Item: Samsung 3D Blu-ray Player
Winner spent: 14 Real Bids
This person, dman1963, will get to watch 3D films in his living room without breaking a $20 bill. This must be what living in the future feels like.
That’s not all folks! Did you have a big April win that our recap missed? Link us to it in the comments, or email me at matt[dot]carney[at]quibids[dot]com and I’ll add it to the bottom of the post!
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