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There are savings to be had by all this weekend, whether you're a parent or not. Bidders can expect many pre-Father's-Day specials to be running prior to Sunday. It's time to show Pops you care—take notice of the plethora of dad-worthy items being auctioned off. Combined with sale prices on bids, you're sure to impress Dad with this year's gift! Beezid will be hosting bonus bids first (labeled BBF) auctions and price freezes all day this Sunday as part of the Summer of Love Part 2 savings event. The site is offering additional savings like “The All Bids Back Bread Saver”, scheduled for Thursday June 13th between 8:00 and 10:00 pm EDT. All bids will be returned, win or lose, for auctions held at that time. Prior to the big day, the site will feature BBF auctions and price freezes beginning Friday at 10:00 pm and ending Saturday at 11:59 pm ET. Use this promotional code for extreme bid savings: enter FAROUT at checkout to receive 14 bids for every 1 purchased. BidPunk is offering a bid sale leading up to Father's Day. They'll be discounted to as low as $0.25 each. HappyBidDay is also featuring a bid sale through Friday June 14th at 4:00 pm ET. Bids will range in price from as low as $0.12 (for the largest bid pack available: 850 bids for $102) to $0.23 (for the smallest bid pack available: 100 bids for $23). DealDash is temporarily marking bids at $0.16 each, despite the size of the bid pack being purchased. In addition, bid timers are being programmed to reset to 10 seconds with each placed bid. KuduBids is providing members with what they're calling their “largest sale ever”, offering members 250 bids for $0.25 each. This sale ends Saturday, the 15th, at 10:00 am ET. ibid2SAVE has chosen a different savings route, offering a hefty promo code to their members. The code is GET1000 and will add 1,000 promo bids to any $60 bid pack purchased through tomorrow, June 13th, at 11:59 pm ET. The coupon code is limited to one per member. Quibids, despite regularly priced bids, has streamlined the shopping-for-Dad process a bit by listing items that are sure to be dad friendly. For bidders hoping to score their father a great deal in a penny auction, this is an opportunity to quicken the search using either the "buy it now" option or through available auctions. They've compiled a Father's Day Gift List, which you can view directly by clicking this link.
From all of us at AllPennyAuctions.com, high-fives to all the dads out there being honored with these sales and enjoy your special day (of specials)!
Principal penny auctioneer Beezid.com will spend the month of June, and possibly longer, offering users new way to play and save during its “Summer of Love” campaign. The event will be divided into several unique promotional periods, so users can expect site features to change throughout the month. A formal schedule of what to expect later on has not been announced, but they have advised bidders to continue checking the website for the latest “Summer of Love” features available.
At this time, the most visual component of the event is the introduction of five different “peace locks”, distinguishable by color. Essentially, these are additional win limits that enable more users to achieve success on top of the preexisting limits established by the site. The normal win limits will remain in effect, but there are two lock colors to specifically look out for—yellow and pink. The yellow peace lock will allow a member who has reached their 28-day period win limit to win once more. The pink peace lock allows a user to win four more auctions above the standard 28-day limit.
Users should keep their eyes peeled for three different “price freezes”. Beezid will be reaching a new low, respectfully, offering a $0.01 price freeze for the first time ever. Once the final auction price hits the designated price freeze, the auction closes. A Beezid representative noted that “when members only pay a penny for the final auction price, it really redefines the meaning of a penny auction!”
We also asked Beezid if they could describe “bid conversions” in greater detail and the impact that 2:1 or 3:1 bid conversions (as advertised in the campaign) would have on users. Here's what they said: “Bid conversions are the ratio in which bonus bids are converted to regular bids. Ordinarily, 1 bonus bid is converted for every 5 regular bids spent. In the case of a 2:1 ratio, however, this conversion happens after only 2 regular bids. So...for every 2 regular bids spent, 1 bonus bid is taken from a member's balance and converted into a regular bid. Low conversion ratios can have a huge impact, instantly boosting bidding power and adding major value to bonus bids.”
Beezid buffs will be happy to see increased opportunities to maximize the use of their bonus bids this month. There will be more “bonus bid first” auctions, in which bonus bids are used before both promo and regular bids, and there will be promotional prices offered on bid packs that include bonus bids.
Although the event will last for all of June, it's possible that Beezid may widen the "Summer of Love" promotional period to make savings available throughout July or August. We will be following the promotion closely. The first “Summer of Love” promotional period ends Sunday June 9th at 11:59 PM EDT, so watch your clocks and stay tuned for Beezid to announce the components and features available during the next part of the schedule. It's going to be a lovely start to summer indeed!
You, the penny auction bidder, are a potential client for penny auction sites. The look and feel of their website and its design is a virtual handshake used to make the best possible impression on you; your willingness to register is the success of their business.
If a site seems disorderly, cheaply constructed, or lacking in good design, a new visitor could be completely turned off and take their business to another site that looks more official. This is the plight of many small or new penny auction websites that often lose business to the sparkle of bigger brands, as they can afford teams of designers and developers who have mastered the art of visually earning your trust.
Online shopping in any form can be dangerous; educating yourself is key. Information thieves can build beautiful and fully functional websites that are specifically used to steal your credit card and password information. Don't be fooled: a sparkly website may give you the trustworthy feeling you expect, but could be using that tactic just to rob you of your personal information. A lackluster website could look completely shotty, but be run by a family with honest intentions and a secure system.
These unforgettable, and adorable, characters from the Citibank identity theft commercials are the best illustrators of the threats associated with e-commerce scammers.
There are other kinds of fraudulent or illegal activities that have been known to plague the penny auction community. One of the more famous bugs users fear are “bot bidders”, planted in penny auctions by site owners that place bids furiously to drive up final auction prices.
Besides a yes-or-no gut feeling, how do you choose where to put your money? How can you tell if a penny auction site a sham? Limiting yourself to only one website means you could be missing out on great new deals in other, perhaps smaller, penny auctions with lower competition. Top 5 ways to spot penny auction websites waving red flags: 1. Missing contact information
Look for a contact number or email address so that if questions arise or there's any concern about your purchase, you can reach out to the website quickly and directly. Also look for a residential address. If there's no contact information available, they may be trying to hide. 2. Odd bidding behaviors
It's good practice to do some observing of a few auctions before committing to registering. If a new site has several bidders competitively pushing the final auction price of, for example, a simple $10 gift card, beware. It's not much of a deal to purchase a $10 gift card for 8 or 9 dollars, plus the cost of the bids placed. Similarly, if a new website has heavy competition in its smaller auctions, this could mean bots have been put in the auction. 3. An overload of too-good-to-be-true auctions on brand new websites
Typically, young websites start small, gain business, and increase their offerings over time to avoid spending too much upfront and potentially failing. If a new penny auction site is offering upwards of 20 high ticket items in the same week, you could be looking at a fraudulent site. New sites generally provide modest auctions first. 4. Unrecognizable competitor usernames
You won't have to play in penny auctions long to be able to spot power bidders and penny auction fanatics. Search for usernames you recognize. There are strength in numbers. If you notice several usernames you've seen before on other sites, you can have more faith. 5. No search engine results or not reviewed in any online forums
People are not shy of posting negative reviews about a site that provided poor service. Type the site name into your preferred search engine (a la Google, Yahoo, or Bing etc.) and look for helpful write-ups in articles and forums.
Appearances are and aren't everything. Try not to pass judgement just by the website design, but look for the aforementioned features to determine a website's credibility and ensure you won't be ripped off. What do you think? Have you ever been scammed by a website? What makes you trust a penny auction website before you commit to registering? Contribute to the conversation by commenting below.