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Oct 23, 2016
Updated: 10/20/2016
 - Sponsored by QuiBids

How to Buy New Must-Have Products for Next to Nothing

How to Buy New Must-Have Products for Next to Nothing

Few things match the thrill of getting an incredible deal on an item we really crave. It’s a basic human response that we can all relate to.

That’s why auctions are so much fun — they present the titillating chance of scoring something for a lot less than we would expect. And that leaves us feeling great, because we now have the object of our desire and a little money left in our pocket.

But are you really getting a bargain from online auction sites, or do you just end up paying the same price as retail after sellers jack up the shipping and handling costs?

If the website is QuiBids — and you’re a smart shopper — the savings can be huge. How big? QuiBids offers everything from the latest Apple iPads and iPods, to MAC and PC notebooks, to HDTV’s and gift cards from the top retailers at prices as low as 95% off regular retail prices.

Naturally, anyone in their right mind would be skeptical of that claim, so we looked into it.

To start, both the prices and the products are real. QuiBids runs a unique version of the traditional auction — when you bid on an item you actually get charged a small fee of about 60 cents. The amount collected for all of the bids on an item lets the company make a profit, allowing them to sell that item at a price far below actual retail and even below the wholesale price they paid the manufacturer.

QuiBids also guarantees that all of the products they ship are brand new, factory sealed and under full warranty. With eBay or other auction sites, you don’t really know the seller, and products aren’t always new or authentic.

The trick to winning a great deal is figuring out how many bids to place and when to place them, but on QuiBids it’s actually a lot of fun. Each auction has a strict time limit, and when you place your bid the system adds a little time to the auction to see if any other bids come in. If you have the winning bid when the clock runs out, you win the item for that price.

For the auction winner, the true cost of the item is slightly higher than their winning bid price because they have also spent a little for their bids; however, this amount is usually modest, and the savings still work out to be spectacular in most cases.

Additionally, QuiBids offers a “Buy Now” feature. So if you don’t win an auction but still want to buy the product, you can apply the cost of the bids you placed as a discount on the regular product price. This is a really smart way to get something for the bids you previously placed in the auction.

So, if you want real deals — like a new iPad Air 2 for under $30, a new Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR for less than $30, or a new 46” LED HDTV for under $25 — check out the action at QuiBids.

Click here to see what’s for sale right now on QuiBids and just how low it’s going for.

This article sponsored by QuiBids Copyright 2016