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Friday, December 17, 2010

Holiday Blowout Sale - Happy Holidays from SmartBid!

Dear SmartBidders,

It's the most wonderful time of the year and we are getting ready to celebrate the season SmartBid style! We are thankful for your continuous support and patronage and as our holiday gift, we are bringing back our "ALL BIDS BACK" auctions one last time this weekend for your last minute purchases! Get All Bids Back for a select few auctions on the season's hottest gifts like iPad, MacBook Air, XBox Kinect and more with priority shipping on all products for FREE!

Here's a quick rundown of how everything will work during our Holiday Blowout Sale this weekend:
  1. All your bids will be returned if you don't win in our Holiday Blowout special auctions - they will be returned as FREE bids back to your account as soon as the auctions close and you are free to use them in our regular auctions right away. They will be clearly demarcated with a black border and a gift icon on top left corner and will be shown at the top of the home page.

  2. Only paid bids are eligible for bidding in our Black Friday special auctions. You will be clearly shown the break up between your free bids (bids collected through coupons, rewards and other promotions) and paid bids in "My Bids Breakdown" panel.

  3. These auctions don't fall under win limit and will not be counted towards to the weekly win limit.

  4. And last but not the least, all auctions which close by 12/20 are guaranteed to be shipped by 12/24 just in time for your holiday gifts.

There you've it - With the whole weekend of hottest products sale and completely risk free bidding with priority shipping, who wants to go to the stores for last minute gifts! Wish you best of luck and if you haven't participated in your facebook free iPad giveaway yet, now is the time to join and share some holiday cheer!

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas,
SmartBid Team

Monday, December 6, 2010

Introducing Bids Back Auctions

** Update: Based on our members' feedback, now these auctions will be counted towards our regular win limit.

Dear SmartBidders,

Thank You for your overwhelming support and enthusiasm over our Black Friday special "All Bids Back" auctions. We have received a lot of feedback and requests over making the bids back a regular feature of our auctions. We are pleased to announce that we will be running regular bids back auctions over the holiday season starting today.

Here are the set of rules for our regular Bids Back auctions:
  1. All your discounted bids will be returned if you don't win in our Bids Back auctions. There are only a limited amount of discount bids available - so bid early, risk free before the auction goes to Closing Soon!

  2. These bids will be returned as free bids and you will be able to use them right away in our regular auctions including the bids back auctions.

  3. As usual, all paid bids which were placed in Closing Soon period would be returned as reward bids.

There you've it - now through the holiday season, get in early in the auctions, bid risk free and get your products through priority shipping. We are shipping round the clock to make sure you get your gifts by Christmas. Our promise is this X-Mas, you will buy the hottest gifts at the biggest discount with priority shipping at SmartBid.

Happy Shopping!
SmartBid Team

PS: Spread the word about our free iPad Giveaway 'cos if your friend wins, you will also win $100 bid pack!