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Your Favorite Tip - Poll Results

We conducted a small poll that produced big results! We wanted to know YOUR favorite tip from QuiBids101. Your responses were so interesting that we figured we’d share them with you.

Crowd Favorite: Start small and work your way up

About 32% of everyone who took the poll (we received more than 450 votes) said their favorite tip was to “Start small and work your way up.” We always stress this tip with our customers, especially to those newest to QuiBids.  It‘s tempting to bid one of the flashy, more popular products right out of the gate. However, we know that jumping into highly competitive auctions (MacBooks, TVs, etc.) is usually too overwhelming for new users. You lose lots of bids, and pretty fast if you’re not careful! 

Runner-Up: Go into an auction expecting to pay retail

27% of you said your favorite was to “Go into an auction expecting to pay retail.”  This tip ought to serve as everybody’s mindset when entering an auction. You never have to spend more than retail for an item at QuiBids, so if you’re in the market for a particular item, why not go for it here?

You have the opportunity to win the item at a potentially enormous discount.  And if you don’t win the auction, you can always use the Buy Now feature!  It’s a win-win situation – you’ll walk away with your item one way or another.

Third Place

A solid 18% chose “Other Answer” for your favorite tip. We want to know what those are. Feel free to share with us by posting comments below! We value your feedback and are sure that others will too! 

The remaining 23% of the votes were divided between “Using the Buy Now feature” and “Using the Bid-O-Matic in time constraints.” Thanks a bunch for participating in our poll and sharing your QuiBids insight. As always, we’ll continue to strategize for YOU, our customers, and share more tips along the way. So keep checking back!

Happy Bidding!

Comments (14)


skadas66 Says:

Thursday May 20, 2010

I found if you spend time checking on bidders you have an idea if you want to go against them for an item. Just take time to watch first.


eliseo Says:

Monday May 31, 2010

I'm still new to quibids but I did follow those two excellent tips! Another tip I'd add is: watch the item you want to win for a while before you participate, each time someone wins it check how many times they had to bid for it, along with the time of day. From the data you collect make a decision of when you want to participate on the bid. Just make sure you have enough bids to go all the way if you need to!


rjb1680 Says:

Saturday June 18, 2011

Understand that you are NOT the only one who wants to win something. Go EASY. Patience, patience, patience. Gradually develop your own strategy. Winning some lower ticket items IS better than not winning at all. You can use these as gifts, etc... ALSO make sure your pc is running smoothly and that you aren't running some ivdeos on another window. That could slow YOU down and cause you to lose some valuable time when you try to place a bid.


toby2derby Says:

Monday September 12, 2011

don't be in a hurry, go slow and watch everyone else for a time to see what is going on before you bid heavy on an item. Be willing to spend time and not so much bids (cash) to get your item. Don't outbid yourself either. By that I mean that it's easy to get carried away sometimes in the battle if you want something, but keep in mind the price of the item and the cost of your bids as well that are adding up. This is fun but not if you let it empty your pockets, the idea is for YOU to win!!!!


paulr6453 Says:

Saturday October 8, 2011

I've dealt with Quibids for about a year now.Go for the gift cards over anythingelse at first. Gift cards give you the opportunity to use on several different items of your choice.One case in mind,I use cards to improve and fix around the house. Some lose their bids by going for the big items. Use your bids wisely!


sharksr1 Says:

Monday October 10, 2011

G'day from Australia all you Quibidders. Just be patient & watch the items that your interested in. You don't have to bid on them at first as that item will come up agian, so try & work out what the average price it go's for & then set your sites on the item you want & go for it. I found it was best if you start with items like gift & bid vouchers that will go for a small amount of bids this will then give you the confidence to go for the bigger prizes. But make sure you take your time to build up enough bids to give your self a good chance of winning. You won't win all the time but when you do it is the best feeling & you'll be hooked like I am. I hope this has helped good luck & happy bidding. Cheers. Aussie Mick...

katiehern@QuiBids Says:

That is great advice!


Johnson33 Says:

Tuesday November 1, 2011

All new bidders should go to "quibids 101" and read and understand all they can about it. I have seen several new bidders bid on limit busters and have not won an item yet.

katiehern@QuiBids Says:

Great advice!


DiamondDF12 Says:

Wednesday February 26, 2014

I can not wait to start the bidding. I am looking for all of the advise that I can get. I do appreciate all of the insightful information I have received thus far. The hardest thing, I believe is simple to watch first. Thanks all, and good bidding.

jpayne5@QuiBids Says:

Sounds like you have a pretty good plan in place by reading everything we have to offer first!


cearrasmom Says:

Monday June 16, 2014

Thank you and take it slow :)

jpayne5@QuiBids Says:

Great advice!


teresaledezma Says:

Sunday June 22, 2014

I'm a new by and all those tips are great. I did notice after watching for hour is, that certain times of the day or night has less bidders. It's kind of like cycles. I have made big mistakes...but I learned to be more patient and watch more. Good luck everyone.

jpayne5@QuiBids Says:

Researching what works best for your particular strategy is the best method for success! Thanks for your feedback!


hescmbk Says:

Wednesday July 9, 2014

I am a beginner, I know by reading this article that I made the mistakes, just like it says..But I am learning and love it...

jpayne5@QuiBids Says:

Mistakes do happen, but if you are learning, you'll start to make less of them.


Etownmusk Says:

Tuesday August 26, 2014

I read and start biding and now I am told I don't have bids so how does that work?

jpayne5@QuiBids Says:

Contact our Customer Support team so we can look into this for you. We want to help you figure this out!


LouisianaCajun Says:

Wednesday September 3, 2014

I have to say that the best method I have found is to treat your money as investment. Study all you can read 101,blogs,tips etc. Be wise and learn all you can before starting. once you do you will want to treat your money the same as if you were going out to shop.Look for the deals, price match against the web, Decide if you are happy with the price you are looking to invest. Then be prepared to bin if needed. That away you will not have to walk away empty handed. It is a good idea in the beginning to not only have enough bids but enough funds to cover the item in the bank in the event you get side tracked and lose the auction before you have enough bids placed on it to bring the price down. Quibids can be a wonderful way to shop and save if you do it right. If you are new stick to the gift cards for a bit till you feel right about moving on. Get lots of practice in and get your money back to you in the event you need it. Gift cards are certainly a beginners best method. Good Luck to you...

jpayne5@QuiBids Says:

Fantastically put! Thank you for sharing!


Ballard777 Says:

Monday September 8, 2014

Good advisories all of them ... I will be following them all closely. Many thanks to all who contributed.

jpayne5@QuiBids Says:

Yes! Questions, comments and feedback help not just the user asking, but help everyone else!

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