Wednesday, July 25, 2012

It’s hard to hide the excitement after scoring a QuiBids...

It’s hard to hide the excitement after scoring a QuiBids Win. Here are some QuiBidders showing off their winning faces. Show us your #winningface by tagging your Instagram photo or tweet with #winningface and we’ll select our favorite to feature in an upcoming #QuiBids blog post. / on Instagram

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What are QuiBids Speed Auctions?Here at QuiBids, we’re always...

What are QuiBids Speed Auctions?

Here at QuiBids, we’re always adding new site features/functionalities and improving old ones, the tweaks to our summer site redesign being the most recent example of this practice.

We always let you know whenever we’ve implemented something new on the site —you wouldn’t want to play a game where the rules change in the middle of your turn, would you?— because we want our customers to be the most-informed shoppers on the web. But also just because we think it’s way more fun to play a game when you know all the rules.

That all said, a new feature we recently implemented is the Speed Auction, which is currently active on the site and ready for you to check out! But what is it, exactly?

A Speed Auction is a QuiBids auction where the timer doesn’t reset upon a bid until the timer reaches its final ten seconds. Speed Auctions don’t reset to twenty seconds, even when it’s early on in the auction. True, QuiBids auctions do often reset to fifteen or ten seconds upon a fresh bid eventually, but with Speed Auctions a bid will reset the timer to ten seconds the entire way through.

True to its name, the Speed Auction will save you time on QuiBids by weeding out the casual bidders (who aren’t super-interested in auctions but still cast a bid or two here and there, driving the clock back up to 20 seconds each time) and speeding up customers’ decision making.

Click here to check out all current live Speed Auctions!

We’ve set it up so that you can Filter By (check out your sorting options here) Speed Auctions now, which means you can either limit the parameters of your search for products to Speed Auctions, or just as conveniently exclude them from your search altogether. See the screenshot below.

We’ve also created a nifty little icon to designate Speed Auctions from traditional ones. Anytime you see that orange alarm clock, you’ll know you’re in a faster-paced auction. And in case you were wondering, you can see the icon on the general auction view on the home page, simply by hovering your cursor over the blue title of the product. It’s the same way you check to see if the auction is a Hybrid Auction, if you can or can’t use the Bid-O-Matic, and even add the auction to your Watchlist.

So what do you think about Speed Auctions? We hope they’ll cut down on the amount of time you spend bidding on auctions — let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

QuiBids shipping: What you need to know!When you shop online,...

QuiBids shipping: What you need to know!

When you shop online, how much does a company’s shipping policies and prices factor into your decision making?

At QuiBids we aren’t without shipping costs, though we’ve worked hard since our site’s fall 2009 launch to push them down as low as possible. Contrary to what it may seem, our shipping costs are carefully calculated by averaging our cost to ship a certain product over the last week. We then round that amount off to an even dollar, so as to be less confusing for our customers, and that’s why you may see that shipping costs vary from time to time.

One way to ensure that you always know the cost of shipping on an item you’re interested in is to check the bottom of its auction page, because that’s where we always list how much it’ll cost to get the item to you.

At QuiBids, we drop ship our items — there isn’t some QuiBids warehouse in the Midwest sending deliveries to people out in blue and orange trucks. Because we drop ship, delivery can take a little longer than usual, so we recommend that you count on allowing seven-14 business days to receive what you won, though we hear about people receiving stuff —particularly gift cards, which are smaller and easier to send out— in just two or three days sometimes.

Here are a couple quick facts about QuiBids shipping and delivery. For more information, we recommend you check out our Help section about Shipping & Returns!

1. Most items purchased on QuiBids may be returned anytime within 30 days for a refund of the transaction price of the merchandise returned, but not the bids used in the auction. To be sure, we recommend you check the bottom of the item’s auction page for the precise return policy.

2. We say most, because we won’t issue returns on the following items:

-Gift cards

-Apple iPads

-Consumables, including but not limited to recordable media, film, digital memory, tapes, batteries, paper, and ink

-Intangible goods such as bid vouchers, Limit Busters, etc.

-BBQ grills


-Wall-mounting brackets (after the manufacturer’s box has been opened)

-Any additional item as reflected in the auction page

3. You can view the shipping status of the item you purchased on QuiBids. Just go to My QuiBids and click on Order History to check on anything you’ve bought.

4. If you find a QuiBids item to be defective in some way, then notify us within 30 days of purchase and we’ll allow you to exchange it or return it for a refund.

As always, please contact Customer Support if you have any questions

And last but not least, reply to the tweet embedded below to tell us the fastest you’ve ever received a product you won on QuiBids, and we’ll pick one winner to give 15 Voucher Bids! Be sure to include the following three things:

-What you won.

-How quickly you received it.

-The hashtag #quibidsshipping.

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What’s the quickest you’ve ever received a QuiBids product?


Happy bidding!

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012

Grills gone wild #QuiBids / on Instagram...

Grills gone wild #QuiBids / on Instagram

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6 new QuiBids products to watch forJust like any good retailer,...

6 new QuiBids products to watch for

Just like any good retailer, we here at QuiBids are always on the lookout for the next great product that our customers will love! Our merchandising department’s always looking to keep our many product categories (Electronics, Gift Cards, Home & Garden, Jewelry & Fashion, and Sports & Recreation) stocked with the latest stuff for your home, office, person, garage, and garden.

And like any good blogger, it’s my job to keep you updated on what’s new to the site! Here are six new products you can bid on at QuiBids, as well as when each product’s next auction will hit that definitive 20-second mark! Let’s get after it!

Ronix Vault Wakeboard w/ Divide Boots

This board’s not for newbies! Built for intermediate to advanced wakeboarders, the Ronix Vault’s got a wider profile, which means a bigger sweet spot for you to tear up any kind of water. And the boots that come with it are built for comfort, with a universal tongue, built-in J-bars and a Stage 1 liner. It’s the perfect setup for those of you who are regular lake-trippers.

Next auction starts: TODAY, 6:28 p.m. CST

Tiered Circle Fashion Earrings

Do you look good in gold? How about 18k Yellow Gold fashioned into looped earrings?

Next auction starts: TODAY, 10:54 p.m. CST

Callaway UPro MX+ Golf GPS Device

Looking to combine your enthusiasms for golf and technology? The UPro GPS is the latest way to do it — allowing you to pan view an entire hole with a single swipe of your finger! And the best part? No annual fees or subscriptions are necessary — Unlimited ProMode course downloads are always there for you!

Next auction starts: TODAY, 5:54 p.m. CST

Modern Mesh Cuff Bracelet

Look how fine the mesh is on that bracelet! Grab one as a gift before they sell out!

Next auction starts: TODAY, 8:53 p.m.

Pelican Rugged 1400 Case

Looking for a watertight, crush- and dustproof way of taking care of business out in the elements? The Pelican Rugged Case is your next big camping tool! Perfect for float trips, cave expeditions, and even just a weekend in the wild.

Next auctions start: TODAY, 12:59 a.m. CST, 6:57 p.m. CST, 9:28 p.m. CST, and 10:59 p.m. CST

Delicate Twist Bracelet

We’re not sure what white gold rhodium bond or an electroplating process is, but it sure sounds fancy!

Next auctions start: TODAY, 1:06 p.m. CST

As always, happy bidding!

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

7 ways people enjoy their QuiBids wins Bar none, QuiBids is the...

7 ways people enjoy their QuiBids wins

Bar none, QuiBids is the best bidding site on the web!

It’s not just because we’re the biggest (with millions of customers), or because we’ve got the largest selection of products (we ship prizes to thousands of winners each day) — it’s because our customers keep returning to our site for big wins! Their feedback and suggestions have helped us build QuiBids into the best bidding site around.

But we want more than just recommendations from customers on how to improve our site — we want to know what they’re doing with their QuiBids wins! We’ve heard so many great stories about the things people have been able to buy, build, and do with all the brand-new products on QuiBids, but we want to actually see them now, in video form. So check out the What Do You Do with Your QuiBids Wins video contest we’re hosting in partnership with PennyBurners! Winner gets a new iPad and a $100 gift card of their choice, and all you have to do is send us a no-more-than-60 seconds video to the app on our Facebook page. Check out the guideline video PennyBurners put together below!

To get your creative juices going, here are a couple of ways people have made good use of their big QuiBids wins!

1. Host a weekly family meal with restaurant gift cards!

2. Dust off your old record collection!

3. Hit the golf course!

4. Build your own in-home fish tank!

5. Save up on gas cards so you can make it out to your family reunion!

6. Pay for your honeymoon with travel gift cards!

7. And, lastly, entertain your adorable children!

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