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Bidding the right way

Who has a high chance of winning an auction on bidorbuy? Well, research shows that it’s not the luckiest  person, but the person with the best bidding strategy that has a higher chance of winning an auction. The catch is that there are many people out …

10 tips for winning an auction

Buy-nows are starting to dominate bidorbuy.co.za, the marketplace which was launched as an online auctions-only platform back in 1999. Currently, auctions make about 16% of all items listed and about 59% of all items sold on the site. The rest are …

The logic of bidding

Different people have different bidding strategies, and all have their pros and cons. Bid early, bid small, bid often. When you see something you like on a bidorbuy auction, do you immediately go and place the lowest bid possible? And then manually …

Celebrities for charities 2013

The bidorbuy Celebrities for Charities online auctions event celebrates a huge anniversary: five years of existence. This is the fifth successive year that bidorbuyers have a chance to bid for the privilege of meeting a celebrity and for the satisfaction …

Do you have time for auctions?

The American National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) recently published a paper that documents the decline of auctions on online marketplace eBay: today, less than 15 percent of eBay listings are in the auction-only format. The researches say the …

The importance of personal touch

Seller : spyguy Name: Tony and Teresa Rodrigues When did you start selling on bidorbuy? The company was set up in March 2005 as a traditional, “real-world” enterprise. In March 2007 I needed to increase my income and came across the website …

Clue number three is tweeting to you

We decided to be generous today and mete out two clues in our Win an iPad Competition. To get the clue number three (on the winding path leading to the mystery item that may land an iPad in your hands) you need to solve the riddle tweeted on the …

Selling skills

Extra chairs had to be brought in. The time allocated had to be exceeded. The participants were as eager to talk as they were to listen. All in all, last week's bidorbuy selling seminar was an unmitigated success, notwithstanding the somewhat erratic …