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What’s inside your Mystery Box?

posted by Evelina

To make MadBid auctions even more exciting, we have launched a new range of Mystery Box auctions. The beauty of the Mystery Box is when you win, it’s not just one item you are getting; it’s a whole box of items! Including everything from iPads to summery fragrances, the boxes range in RRP value but still maintain an amazing closing price. Let us know what is inside your Mystery Box by tweeting #MadMystery and one lucky winner will get 150 FREE MadBid Credits! If you also want to show off the content of your Mystery Box, send a photo to socialmedia@madbid.com and we will showcase the best ones on our Facebook page!

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Why is Madbid So Cheap? Another Cheap Car Sold in Essex

posted by Evelina

It seems shoppers from Essex have their bidding strategy figured out. Two car auctions in a row have been won by shoppers from the fake tan loving county. As noted by The Sunday Times and the BBC, on MadBid.com you can win big prizes for pennies, so it came as no surprise that the 18th brand new car worth £13,000 sold for £42. Why is Madbid so cheap? Well, it has a lot to do with bidding strategy.

We caught up with the 19th madbid car winner to find out what happened when she found out she won and how she got the car for such an amazing deal.

 

Where were you when you won the auction?

I was working the night shift at the hospital and was just starting my shift when my colleague told me my husband was calling. My husband never calls my work so my heart sank because I thought something really bad must have happened to my kids or someone died. When I picked up the phone he simply asked if I checked my text messages and told me I won the car. I could not believe it, even when I told everyone they could not believe it.

 

 

Did you really want to win the car?
I was quite adamant. The car we have now is on its last life line and it’s not really ideal for 3 teenage boys and 2 massive dogs so when I saw the Dream Come True auction I knew I really wanted to go for it.

 

Were you tempted to go for the holiday deal?
Yes, I would have loved to take the whole family on a luxurious trip as the weather has been quite bad but I had to think practically and the car will be more useful in the long run.

 

What other products have you won on MadBid?
I’ve won a few laptops and iPhone’s; it’s quite fun taking part in auctions.

 

What will be your first road trip?
Well, I think it will be quite a trip getting back from the dealership especially if it’s in central London.

 

What advice do you have for new bidders?
I think if you really want to win a big item you need to save up your credits and look out for special credit package deals and also do think about the strategy as you do not want to waste credits when you could be saving them.

 

The second Dream Come True auction closed during the Easter Weekend for £1,877, inclduing the credits spent in the auction -that’s a saving of over £9,000! If you have any questions you want us to send to the winner or would like to know more about our Dream Come True auctions, get in touch.

 

The official car handover will be taking place in London in a few months’ time so do come back to check out the car handover video.

And if you are wondering, how can MadBid afford these prices? Well, unsurprisingly like any other traditional e-commerce company. The earned discount that customers have after bidding in auctions can be used to purchase a variety of products on the website. MadBid buys these products at a wholesale price and sells to customers for normal market price.

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MadBid redesigned! Bringing you a seamless shopping experience

posted by Evelina

Over the past few months the team have been working hard to spruce up our website so Madbidders can have more fun in our fast-paced auctions. From stylish layouts, to the famous orange colours, the website will offer all the needed information at your fingertips.

The changes come as part of a bigger project to make sure that MadBid auctions always provide a flexible and entertaining shopping experience for new and existing customers.

The fun doesn’t stop there! Let us know what you think of the new site, and you could be in with a chance of winning 200 FREE Credits! Go to our survey page  to give your feedback now!

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A £30,000 BMW Z4 closes in a MadBid auction for £4,730

posted by Evelina

Last week MadBid.com travelled to Germany to visit one student who started his studies in style. The 22 year old won MadBid.com’s biggest auction yet, a choice of a £30,000 luxury car. The car he went for was a beautiful BMW Z4, not bad for a first time car owner. When meeting the young winner MadBid wanted to know how it felt seeing the auction close at £4,730 and his name appear on the closed auction page ‘I could not believe I won the car, now that I see it I still cannot believe I won it, I have never had a car’. Waldemar explained how shopping will never be the same ‘I won a camera, iPhone a laptop and more… I found MadBid just by searching online for some cheap products, after winning all of this I would definitely recommend it’. Watch out for the handover video of the winner’s interview coming out next week. If you want to win a car, our Dream Come True Auction is still Live!

 

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Is MadBid a scam? Ask new Mini One Winner David from Essex

posted by Evelina

It’s not every day you can get a brand new Mini One for almost 90% off the RRP, but it happens more often than you might expect on MadBid.com

On the way home from cricket training with his family, David from Essex noticed the Mini auction had ended. He couldn’t remember if he had left his auto bid on or not while he was out and just figured he had lost the auction.

When he later got home and found out he was the winner of a brand new Mini One for just £1,478.94, he ran straight to his wife to tell her the news. He had been bidding in secret, and as it turns out David doesn’t even have a licence! David calmly told his wife that he had won a Mini for her, and she took it as a joke. Unaware that her husband had been bidding in the auction, and having seen a Mini on the street earlier that day she’d commented “I would like that” in jest to her husband, she thought he was joking with her.

But it was no joke. After one year of participating in auctions on MadBid.com David can boast a few past wins, but even he was in shock over winning a new car. His bidding strategy for the auction was quite simple. After watching the auction for a while he thought he didn’t have a chance against some strong competitors, but then as he kept watching, he noticed some of the big bidders begin to withdraw and that’s when he stepped in and activated his auto bid.

David makes it look easy, but there is a lot of strategy that goes in to winning an auction. What advice does David have for new bidders? “Start out on the smaller auctions to build your confidence, and spend some time to learn the dynamics of the site and the strategies of your fellow bidders” said David.

David shows we are so MAD at MadBid.com that you don’t even need a licence to win a car! The brand new red Mini One David and his wife drove away in this month, is one of the 11 cars we have auctioned on the site since 2008. Cars are just one of the amazing prizes our users are winning. Click here to get amazing savings on all the latest gadgets including laptops, phones, camera, appliances, and even hard cash!

Video coming soon…

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