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New TV Advert reveals the joys of being a MadBidder

posted by Evelina

Check out our new TV Ad. The idea behind it is to reveal some of the benefits that you enjoy as a member when bidding on exciting brand new products that you are unlikely to find cheaper anywhere else.

The “Postman TV Advert” shows exactly what happens when you win or buy a product from our fun auctions. You bid on top brands and get your orders delivered directly to your door, whether it’s a brand new iPad or a 51” Samsung TV. It also shows that endless savings online are possible…you just have to know where to go.

We know that getting started in online bidding can be a bit confusing for some of our new members, so why not try out our demo auction until you are ready to jump in and bid with other bargain hunters.

As a member, not only can you enjoy up to 80% off brand new products but they are also all brand new with the manufacturers seal. Shopping on MadBid is exciting too! You never know what you’ll find as you visit the auction site each day and bid on popular brands, sometimes  you could save £100 and sometimes £12,000!

 

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In 2013 We Are Looking Forward To….

posted by Evelina

We are almost there! The January blues don’t seem so bad when you have your Apples, a little bit of snow and a Facebook wall full of iPhone autocorrect fails. Even when you feel down that the holidays and warmth is nowhere in sight a solution is only a Hapify App away. With the blues sorted it is time to think about what we are looking forward to in 2013. We asked the MadBid team to tell us what they were looking forward to the most in 2013. The results were nothing less than what you would expect from a company that calls itself Mad.

Evie: ‘getting some serious heat and bargain hunting in Marrakesh’
Richard: ‘I can’t wait for Christmas and the best thing is it will come early in 2013 because Apple will be releasing their first ever TV in November!’

Dave: ‘Hosting the first MadBid Eurovision, contact me when you get bored of Xfactor’

Cristina: ‘surprisingly and completely out of the blue finding a puppy in the office…..Juha [MD] is not reading this blog is he?

William: ‘May. Reason 1: Hangover 3 is coming out Reason 2: The Iron Man 3 is coming out Reason 3:… I’m getting married I guess that counts too’

Kryz: I have designed 350 different banners that included Caprice in 2012. This has to stop; my girlfriend thinks I see more of Caprice than her.

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Carnival 2012 at its brightest

posted by Evelina


It’s that time of the year again that we ruffle our feathers and colour the streets of Notting Hill. It is also going to be the year that every colour spectrum will be caught and recorded for the world to admire. With new gadgets coming out almost monthly there is no better time to test those 8 mega pixel, HD, 3D, cybershot, movement recognition functions. If after all the photos and videos are posted online, you feel like you missed out, this is the place where you can have it all. Because once Carnival is over and all that is left is the beautiful BBQ smell and the bouncing rhythm of Reggae music you can be ready for when something this bight comes along next time. This weekend you will find the regulars gracing the auctions that will not disappoint when it comes to photography and filming, so take your pick, concentrate and enjoy the captured moments.

Find your favourite auctions by clicking the image below.

 

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Apple’s got their head in the clouds!

posted by Evelina

This week at the Apple World Wide Developers Conference a new cloud based storage service was revealed: iCloud. Apple’s iCloud is a new system that will automatically synchronize and backup all of your files across all your apple wireless devices. For the multidevice lifestyle we have all embraced with Apple products, this new way of storing and sharing information will revolutionize how we communicate with each other and how we interact with our devices.

iCloud will be a free service available for users to download this fall. The user will be able to automatically synchronize all their information including music, photos, documents, apps, and books to all wireless devices within range. This will create an automatic backup system similar to Google Docs and Dropbox.

By including the user’s iTunes library in iCloud, when a song is purchased on one device it will automatically be available on up to 10 other devices. So that means you can be listening to a song in a cafe, purchase it on your iPad and then go for a run later that day and listen to it on your iPod touch or iPhone without ever connecting your devices. All of the music purchased through iTunes will be automatically saved to the user’s cloud locker. For £25 a year Apple also has iTunes Match which will scan through all your music not purchased through iTunes and find a copy in their music library of over 18 million songs to replace your song with an iTunes Plus quality copy at 256 Kbps, even if your original copy was of lower quality.

Synchronizing your playlists is just one of the new features of iCloud. All your photos will also be synchronized and updated to each device immediately. With iCloud users can easily share photos and even upload directly to Facebook and Twitter from any device. It will be easier than ever to capture baby’s first beach day and send photos and video to grandma and grandpa immediately from any device.

Music and photos can take up a lot of memory on the iPhone and iPad, but Apple’s thought of that too. There will only be a rolling stream of 1,000 photos saved directly on the smaller devices at any time; the rest of the photo stream will be accessible through the cloud locker through a Wi-Fi or 3G connection. This does pose a problem for users who frequently travel in zones with weak wireless signals. It does not appear that iCloud will be able to stream music from the iTunes library, so there may only be a limited cache of songs accessible when on airplane mode.

iCloud will protect even the laziest users from losing their data. Apple does all the work for you constantly updating and syncing your data. All documents can be easily shared and edited so you are always working on the most up-to-date version no matter what device you use. Sharing and updating calendars and email accounts is another new feature. Text messages and SMS messages are also saved in your cloud locker along with saved ringtones and apps.

We all remember Mobile Me and how that system never really lived up to our Apple expectations. We at MadBid think iCloud is a very different product and will become a formidable competitor in the cloud based storage industry.

We can’t wait to try iCloud out on our Apple products this fall. Which Apple products will you be synchronizing? The benefits of cloud storage and synchronization can only really be optimized when you have more than one device to update, so why not pick up another i-something? At MadBid.com users have picked up the iPad 2 for just £2.52 and the iPhone 4 for £2.34. Those are just a few examples of the deals our users are wining every day, see for yourself.

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What will the iPad 2 have in store for us?

posted by Evelina

Rumours  always abound when it comes to Apple and new products and everyone is eagerly waiting the next product whether it’s the iPhone 5 or the iPad 2.

With only weeks to go till the expected unveiling of the iPad 2 and all the secrecy around it, it seems that everyone is speculating about the new features it will have.

Will there be two cameras, one at the front and one rear facing as on the iPhone 4? This would hopefully mean that iPad 2 users might have use of the excellent FaceTime video calling software developed by Apple for iPhone 4. Their rival tablet the Galaxy Tab already has two cameras – a rear-facing 3.2 megapixel camera and a front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera for video chatting.iPad

Some others think there will be a USB port added but with Apple strongly headed towards wireless technology (the current iPad already has wireless printing) we are not sure whether these users will get their wish.

Also, at MadBid.com, we wonder if the new iPad will be smaller and slimmer, the current iPad has a screen size of 9.7 inches, but rivals the Galaxy Tab and, the soon to be released, Blackberry Playbook both have optioned for a smaller 7 inch screen. This difference means that tablets like the Galaxy Tab are significantly lighter at 0.84lbs instead of the iPad’s hefty 1.6lbs.

When I asked around the Madbid.com offices for what features we’d like to see we got a loud shout out for official support for Adobe Flash and an almost equally loud shout out for them to be cheaper – you’ll get the latter by bidding on MadBid.com soon!

Being expensive is not something the Madbid.com users have to worry about though as our prices of the first iPad show – it looks like some people will be getting a bargain! On average customers bought the iPad 32GB for £56.16 (plus cost of bids)!

We will be offering plenty more iPad’s this year so if you want join in the bidding then make sure you sign up for a MadBid.com account and check out our forthcoming auctions.

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