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How to get the Best Smartphone Deals

posted by Evelina

Juha Koski, Managing Director,

Nowadays we’re all technology obsessed, and smartphones have become an integral part of our lives. In fact when we asked MadBid customers how much they loved their smartphone, 51% of them told us they look at theirs the minute they wake up, before even going to bathroom, making a cuppa or saying good morning to their partner. And 35% look at them the last thing at night, too, in preference to kissing their loved-ones goodnight, or even having sex!

And there’s certainly no shortage of options when considering buying a new smartphone, yet it’s crucial you find the right deal for you.


Mobile Phone Companies

It’s likely your current smartphone is tied in with your phone contract. If your contract is up for renewal, this is a perfect time to get yourself a great deal.

Rather than just accepting the renewal package your current supplier suggests, do some research to see what their competition are offering, it may be far better. Not only does this give you the option of moving, it also means you can negotiate with your current provider. They’ll bend over backwards to keep you, almost everyone has a mobile phone now so their focus is on keeping the customers they have – and trust me, they really want to keep you!

You can haggle over both the smartphone model and the tariff, and if they seem unwilling to offer you a deal, then ask to be transferred the ‘disconnection department’ whose primary job is in fact to keep you.

Haggling is fun, if you get into the spirit of it. Be firm and don’t accept their first offer, however good it seems. You’re in the driving seat, and don’t let them forget it!


Buying The Phone Outright

Of course the best way to get a new smartphone is not to get it through mobile provider at all. You should buy the phone outright elsewhere and just get a SIM only deal.

Naturally, I think you should go to MadBid first – you could win a brand new smartphone in one of our fast paced auctions at an average 89% discount – and if you’re not successful you can use that money as an earned discount at our MadShop, which is cheap!

There are other places to look, of course, but as always be sure to follow my golden rules for internet shopping:

  1. Fully embrace bargain hunting. It’s fun!
  2. Research price – and if you’re using a price comparison site, make sure you sort by ‘price’ otherwise they may push their preferred products (where they generally make more money).
  3. Research shipping – free shipping is nice, but make sure the site doesn’t add it on to the list price. Check delivery times, too.
  4. Research the site’s delivery policy to ensure it’s fair.
  5. Have fun!




Back to School – 10 Tips for Online Shopping

posted by Evelina

Juha Koski, Managing Director MadBid

Those of you with kids will know the mixed emotions associated with their children going back to school. We asked MadBid’s customers how they felt about it – and they were overwhelming looking forward to it, almost 75% in fact, yet the majority worried about the cost. With good reason too, as they reckoned they’d be spending more this year than last, averaging between £100 and £300 each. That’s a lot of cash, particularly after the expense of the summer holidays.

The good news is the vast majority of MadBid customers have really embraced buying their Back to School items online – clever shoppers can pick up some real bargains, particularly as over 60% of MadBid customers think the most expensive item they’ll have bought be tech gadgets, whether that’s a laptop, tablet or phone.

Creativity is required to find bargains, no one online shop has them all (even us!). So as a bargain hunter myself here are my 10 top tips for shopping online, whether that’s for Back to School items, or something else:

  1. Research, research, research. Find out precisely what you want to buy. Go and see it in-store if that helps. Then start to shop around online for the best deal.
  2. Make sure to read product ratings. Good sites will ensure all these reviews are genuine.
  3. Once you know what you want to buy, start shopping around.
  4. Fully embrace bargain hunting, if you do you’ll find it a lot of fun.
  5. If you’re using price comparison sites, always sort by ‘price’ – otherwise they may try and push their preferred products, often those that have paid them to come up first.
  6. Make sure you factor in the cost of delivery – free delivery is nice, but check site hasn’t just added on a delivery to cost to the price of the item.
  7. Check the site’s returns policy, to ensure they have one – and it’s fair.
  8. Before you buy, check to see if there are any coupons for the product you want. You might get free delivery, a special price or even a free gift.
  9. Always print out your order after purchasing, you may need it as proof at a later date.
  10. Don’t forget to give MadBid a try. Even if you’re not successful in one of our fast-paced auctions, you can use the money you’ve spent at the MadShop – where you’re guaranteed to find the latest gadget!





MadBid’s Bundles For Better Bargains

posted by sibel

Websites where you can participate in an online auction such as MadBid have been a great success. We are known for our wide variety of auctions available where you can get all sorts of products on amazing bargain prices. However, it still might come as a surprise to many people to find out that MadBid is also offering bundle packages where you can get no less than 2 or 3 items together on a great and discounted price for better bargains. One of the most popular bundles that we currently have is the Ultimate Home Cinema Bundle, which consists of some of the most demanded products on the market.


The Ultimate Home Cinema Bundle that MadBid offers can also be bought on auction for a bargain price. The bundle consists of a Samsung SUHD UE48JS9000 Smart 3D 4k Ultra HD 48” Curved LED TV, SONOS PLAYBAR Wireless Sound Bar, and Apple TV. The combined cost at which you can get all these products on the market is nearly £3,300, while the last MadBid auction winner who got this bundle had to pay only £494.40 in order to get all three of the products. If this bargain price does not impress you than there is nothing that will. Such low prices and great bundles can be found only at a place like MadBid.


The organization is getting many new products available at amazing prices on a regular basis. We always strive to make sure that we have a wide variety of products so that all people who are interested in participating in an auction at our website will have a wide range of choices as to what they can bargain about. You can check out our great collection of products online at the company’s official website, where you can also see some of the bundles that you can get if you participate in our auctions. There are not many other places on the Internet where you can find such great and high quality products available at such amazing and inexpensive prices.


Essentially, there comes a time in any person’s life that they have to buy new products for themselves. Whether you are moving into a new place or just your old things don’t work anymore, it always comes time for a change. For example, when it comes to TVs, the most advanced and innovative products currently available on the market are the Curved TV models that companies like Samsung and LG offer. Everyone wants to have at least one such piece of technology in their home, however, not many people can afford to get them first-hand from the manufacturers. This is where websites such as MadBid come in handy.


At MadBid you can get some of the latest models of any brand at some astonishing prices thanks to our auctions. What’s more, you can also get them in a bundle together with other products such as sound bars and Apple TV and make great use of them. If you are interested in these products, you can check out the Ultimate Home Cinema Bundle that we offer. There are many other bundles available as well, and all of them can be seen at our website. Be sure to check them out if you are in need of any new products because there you will find them at prices like nowhere else.


The auction websites have become quite a hit on the market because of the many bargains that they offer. Websites such as MadBid are the perfect place for you to make a great bargain and get all the things that you need on some of the most inexpensive and cheap prices you could think of. However, in order to do this you will have to win an auction against other people. This adds some additional thrill to your shopping and will make your heart race. Participating in an online auction is a great experience that you should consider doing at least once. After all, in the end you will either end up with the things you need on some very cheap prices, or you will still get the monetary value of the credits used as a discount towards the buy-now option of the products which makes MadBid so special and differentiates us from other online auction websites.


MadBid donates for the Nepal Earthquake victim’s relief

posted by sibel

Thousands of people were affected in a devastating 7.8 degree earthquake near Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu. According to reports there have been hundreds of deaths and thousands more injured. Furthermore, many people’s homes, public buildings, and even some hundred years old monuments were destroyed. Some 1.7 million kids require humanitarian assistance, and UNICEF is on the ground working to supply vital aid to kids and individuals.


The earthquake measuring at 7.8 on the Richter scale jolted Nepal’s worldwide-known capital city of Kathmandu less than a month ago. There were reports from all over the world about the significant amounts of damage that were taken, as well as the many casualties and injured. According to eye witnesses, the panic stricken people went out of their homes and into available grounds once the tremor was felt in the region.

Here at MadBid, we were very shocked by this incident. In fact, there happens to be a person amongst our personnel who was personally affected by the incident which is why we all shared his pain in these dark times.


People and organizations from all over the world have started up campaigns in order to try and bring as much relief as possible to all of the people who were affected by the devastating earthquake. Organisations such as ours publicly expressed their concern about this incident and we have set a goal for ourselves to help out as much as we can. People from all over the world have been affected by this earthquake because of their families being there for one reason or another, not just the people of the Nepal republic, as was our own staff.


Campaigns from companies all over the world have managed to provide some help to all the people who are in need. There has been a lot of attention as to what is happening with all of the people affected and everyone is concerned, which is why such campaigns have come to be enjoying a lot of popularity. For example, MadBid’s campaign enjoyed great success as we have managed to raise approximately £1000 thanks to the efforts of all the people working here. What’s more, we donated via the campaign of our staff member which is open to the public and anyone who is interested in providing some amount of money for the relief of the earthquake victims can visit the website and read up more about the campaign and take part in it:


The initiator of the campaign was the person of our staff who was personally affected by the tragic 2015 Nepal earthquake. Therefore, he makes sure that the money goes directly to youth clubs helping in the ground where it helps most. The economic effects that the earthquake has brought to Nepal are still to be determined so in our views every single pound counts. You can take part in the campaign today with as much as you can.


Even though this has been a major disaster, it can also serve as a good example of how humans are still caring and look for one another. Our company is just one of the many organizations from all over the world helping in the only possible way that we can – with donations. We share the opinion that now is the time to show that people still care for each other and help out as much as we can for the well-being of the victims and all of the affected by the earthquake.


It seems that many companies such as ours who have been personally affected by what happened during the Nepal earthquake have been extremely active in the campaigns for the relief of the victims. Our initial campaign was to gather money in a box across the office, but we thought that this would not be enough so we try to spread the word about the online campaign for everyone who is interested in helping out.


Madbid Bargain Laptops For Sale

posted by sibel



Our wide range of Madbid bargain laptops are catered for all budgets and needs with the best laptop deals with laptops direct to your door from well-known brands including Acer , ASUS, Lenovo, MSI plus many more. Whatever your needs or budget, we have an extensive range of cheap laptops to top of the range gaming  laptops.
Make sure that you check out our wide range of laptops that are available on our website. We offer some of the latest models on the market, including the likes of MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and other highly demanded Apple models. In addition, we also offer various Windows OS-based laptops including Microsoft Surface Pro 3, Toshiba 15.6” Touchscreen Laptop, the HP 15-g094sa 15.6” Laptop – Purple, Chromebook, and many more of the latest models. If you are looking for a place where you can get them all on amazing prices, then you have come to the right place.


But finding the right laptop – one that will suit all your needs for both work and entertainment – is easier said than done. And it’s not too much to ask that it be somewhat visually appealing, if not downright attractive. After all, you want to spend all your hard earned money on a laptop that you will be proud of and that you can bring with you wherever you go. So, you need a wide range of choices from which you can pick one that suits you most and here at MadBid this is what we offer you.


Some people prefer using laptops for gaming and if you are one of them, you can be sure that you will have no trouble finding some of the best 17-inch gaming notebooks on the market at our online store. They can all rise up to the challenge that all the latest games are and you can be sure that they will always be delivered to you with great care. On the other hand, you might be looking for something that you can take with you at work. We have a wide range of laptops that are specifically targeted for such people and you have the opportunity to explore them all.


Our range of laptops includes not only gaming oriented and work oriented models, but also ones that incorporate the best of both worlds. After all, some of you might just want a good enough laptop that they can watch movies on and listen to music and do not want to pay too much money for it. Well, we have what you need right here at MadBid.


When you want to get yourself a new laptop on a really bargain price, you should make sure that you get something that is really worth its money. After all, the market is full of laptops that are too overpriced, however, there are also many who are cheap but also of bad quality. When you decide to use the Madbid bargain laptop offers you can be sure that you will get exactly the best quality for its money. We have a wide range of models available in all sorts of prices. Make sure that you check out our full list of laptop prices and models and if you do not believe that we have the best prices, you can compare us to some of the other websites that claim to have laptop bargain offers. Once you do that, you will clearly see that our Madbid bargain laptop prices are the best there is. Check out our competitive prices today and see for yourself that there is no better place than ours to shop for your new laptop.


In this era of fast lives and amazing technology living without a laptop is a really major problem. Laptops allow you to stay in touch with all your friends and family, keep up with all of your work and in the meantime travel. They are easy to carry, they have amazing batter life and they can be used for working, communication, or just entertainment and fun. Whatever the reason, you will hardly find a place with better prices than our Madbid bargain laptop offers. Check out the amazing discounts that we offer on some of the biggest brands for laptops and you will see for yourself that this is the truth.

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