PRICEBENDERS™ Penny Auctions

Pricebenders™ is a department at TripleClicks.com that hosts live “penny auctions” online.

Pricebenders™ Auctions deliver brand new (and, occasionally, refurbished), brand name electronics, watches, kitchen gear, gadgets, gift cards, and much more at ridiculous prices far below typical retail.

In fact, price range starts at just $.01 (yes, just one cent!).

Each time a bid is placed, the auction panel frame will automatically change to display the username of the highest bidder. With each bid received, the price goes up by just one cent.

An auction ends when the auction timer hits zero (no time left), but it resets with each bid placed. Hence, there is no way of knowing how long an auction will go on for.

It will last until only one bidding participant remains, who, of course, becomes the graced winner of the auction.The final bidder may then purchase the auctioned item for the ending price (which is usually a fraction of the normal retail price).

Low Price Electronics?

Yes! It is achievable due to the Bonus Bar. A unique feature that locks the price at a certain point so no matter how higher the bidding price goes you still get AT LEAST 77% off the manufacturer’s price!

Check out the latest winners list to witness the amazing deals yourself

How to Bid


First (if you’re not a member already), you’ll need to sign up as a TripleClicks member for FREE, then head straight to the FEATURE AUCTION platform.

 

Next, you will need some TripleClicks “TCredits” to bid with. TCredits are available in paks of 1, 10, 20, 50, and 200…and for as little as $.29 apiece.


Notice that the TCredits can also be used for selling items on the TripleClicks Store, participating in the exclusive Eager Zebra games, purchasing merchandise, downloading music, and much more.

For more information on TCredits check out my review on the Best Ways to Use Them.

Once you’ve got your TCredits, you’re ready to start bidding…which is as simple as clicking the “Bid Now!” button on one of the offered auction items. Be the final bidder and you win the displayed item.

It’s that simple!



Special note
: With Pricebenders™, even when you don’t win the auction, you still win!…because for every bid you place, you earn 5 Member Rewards Points (MRP).

Also, keep in mind that bids can be coming in a rapid pace and you may not see your username appear every single time you bid.

If you just placed a bid and you see someone else’s username appear on the panel screen, it probably means that person placed a bid at a fraction of a second after you did so.

You can verify this simply by viewing the stats in the Bid Log.


The Bid Log is located on the Auction Details Page. If you are viewing a featured auction from the TripleClicks homepage, to get to the Auction Details Page, just click on the title of the specific item being auctioned.

Auction Categories


WBF: When you see “WBF” in an auction’s Notes column, it means that it will be a “Winner Bids Free” auction, and the winning bidding participant will receive all of his/her TCredits back upon completion of the auction.

1WA: The term “1WA” in a featured auction’s Notes column indicates a special auction open ONLY to bidders who have never won a Pricebenders penny auction before.

UP: The term “UP” in an auction’s Notes column indicates an Under Performer auction for a product that has auctioned off for at least 95% off the retail price for the last five auctions (at least).

Jr: Penny auctions online designed for new bidders.

Big Dog: These are auctions for seasoned players also known as “bid whales”.

Are There Any Tools to Assist Me?


Yes, under Bidding Tools in the sidebar section, you can use Bid Assist and Bid Rescue to enter bids on your behalf. Activate them and these tools will instantly go to work to help you win auctioned items.


Note: Bid Rescue is available for all live penny auctions. Bid Assist is available on SOME  offered auctions (as follows): Bid Assist is available for Big Dog auctions.

It is not available for 1WA and Junior auctions. Other tiers designed for experienced Pricebenders™ bidders have a mixture of Bid Assist availability (some auctions will have it, some will not).

You can check the Auction Schedule to identify specifically which auctions do not offer Bid Assist once you click on them.


 

 

Can I be Reminded of upcoming PRICEBENDERS™ Penny Auctions?


Of course! You can select an auction alert and get an e-mail or a text message on your phone letting you know your desired auction has begun.

Just log in to TripleClicks.com and view the PRICEBENDERS™ Schedule for a list of all hot and upcoming auctions. Next to the item(s) you’re interested in, click the “Remind Me” link.

For more helpful information on how to participate in the Pricebenders™ auctions online check out my article on Do’s and Don’ts on Penny Auctions

Happy Bidding and Good Luck! 🙂

37 Comments

  1. Hey George – I have always wanted to learn how these penny auction sites work! I have seen some of the others and believed it too good to be true. Now that I understand better how they work, I am going to look a little closer at penny auctions. I one time used to buy a lot of items from eBay but felt some areas got too competitive. I love to get a deal!

    • This is one of the better penny auctions platforms to enjoy awesome deals and, be sure to know that if you, reside outside the US, they offer dropshipping of your choice where you can have the won item delivered from your closest amazon outlet.

      Best regards,

  2. This sounds very interesting. I know things can be won at auctions like this for very little money. I once one a complete gaming system for 12.00. I do agree that a lot of it is luck. However, with a bar that stops the price someone pays from going any higher, that makes it a bit more interesting.

    • Yes I believe so too Gloria. The bonus bar is a very useful feature. If you combine it with the knowledge offered here you can increase your winning chances significantly.

      Feel free to try it and share your experience with us.

      Best regards,

  3. Thank for bringing to us the useful information on the Pricebenders auctions and Tripleclicks products
    Keep up the pleasant work.

    Regards,
    Breanna

    • You are welcome Breanna.
      Feel free to check the site for helpful tips on the Pricebenders auctions and products for a more quality experience.

      Warmest Regards,

  4. I have followed sports all my life … not that I am a super fan, but I keep in touch with my favorites … mostly baseball, soccer and basketball.

    I have never heard of Uber Picks … seems like a variation of Fantasy Sports …. Thanks for the introduction!

    I have heard of one of your other pages: Penny Auctions but I have never purchased anything from sites like these …I am always afraid the the items are really junk… How do you approach sites like this?

    • Hello,

      Thank you for stopping by. Uber-Picks is a newly offered gaming experience by Tripleclicks, the same site that offers the Pricebenders auctions,where you can create leagues with your mates. The idea is, whenever a certain sport tournament is in season, so is in Uber-Picks. It’s awesome to watch while playing along the match. Don’t hesitate to follow the overviews in the Eager Zebra Games tab and learn some tips for an awesome gaming experience!

      As for the auctions, rest assured that the auctioned products feature the latest electronics among other products and they are brand new, straight from the manufacturer.

      The good thing with this type of auctions is that you can actually sign up for free and watch the whole thing LIVE, without actually participate if you don’t want to, so you can see how it works.

      Also, in this site I offer many helpful articles on how to win those auctions as well as some helpful Do’s and Don’ts for the ultimate bidding experience!

      Have Fun and don’t forget to share your thoughts in the comments section 🙂

  5. Hey,Ive been to plenty of auctions before this is the first time i hear about penny auctions. I was going to ask you whats the catch? then I read the how it works page. Do they really have televisions and tablets for that low of a cost ?
    p.s Awesome site.

    • Hi,

      Pricebenders Penny Auctions offer a wide array of electronics and all sorts of products. Due to the lock bar feature, ALL featured items guarantee AT LEAST 77% off the retail price. That’s the reason of the low cost. Fee free to check a few extra tips on TCredits and Strategies for a more quality experience.

      Happy Bidding and Good Luck 🙂

  6. For starters, does it cost anything to be apart of this auction site? Is a paid membership required? Lastly, how come I have never heard of this before? I have heard of the penny auctions before and tried the one with the little bee but it always seems impossible to win the auction without spending a load of money.

    Is this site similar to that, having to spend money to get pennies for bids? Definitely something I’d like to try if it means I can get products for just a few bucks.

    • Hi Chris,

      Thanks for stopping by. Pricebenders penny auctions use a unique concept called TCredits. It’s a versatile tool that allows you to control your bids on the desired items. You can find more HERE

      No membership is required and you can take a look at the auction process BEFORE you decide to participate so you can have an idea of how it works. Also they make use of the BONUS bar which locks the price at a certain point so no matter what you get AT LEAST 77% off the retail price. Thus, the jaw dropping low ending prices.

      Check the latest winners HERE to see what I am talking about.

      Have Fun and don’t hesitate to share your experience in the comment section 🙂

  7. Interesting information I found from your website. Pricebenders Penny Auction has many different features in comparison to other auction bidder system. Your explanation is clear and I need time get in and studying more from its website. As far as I understand we can come back and follow the bid as long as we are still interesting in such item but the Bid assist tools could be helpful for this. The con is the winner is residing with luck as you said so in the case that I seriously need some item the final bid may come close to real price I think.

    • Hi! Thank you for visiting my site.

      I am glad you enjoyed the information here. Pricebenders offer a wide array of unique features to make your bidding experience as enjoyable as it gets. Of course, as with everything life, Luck plays a role, BUT you can increase your chances significantly if you have a proper strategy:

      – If you have spotted a certain item, make sure you set a REMINDER so you won’t miss the feature auction. Study the history of the latest winners for that exact item. You will see that several auctions are held during the week for ANY desired item.

      – Determine the price range as seen in the history. Keep in mind, that the bonus bar LOCKS the price so that the item can be won for AT LEAST 77% off the retail price.

      – If you have determined the price range make sure you have enough TCredits and bid at the right time: NOT too close, yet not too far from the price range if you catch my drift. The tools and the timer helps you immensely on that regard.

      For more helpful tips and strategies, feel free to check the How it Works section as well as the How to Win an Auction the Smart Way article to have an advantage over the competition.

      Ultimately, you should view this experience as a game. A way to have fun. In my experience, that’s when you REALLY win.

      Best of Luck 🙂

  8. I had never heard of the Penny Auctions before today, but your site definitely has me interested. The WBF category you explained seems like a major incentive. Your page has surely made an impression on me. I’m about to sign up right now.. Wish me luck. Thanks for the awesome site.

    • Hi Bea,

      I am glad you found interest in my site. Penny auctions are indeed a great way to land some awesome deals. WBF aside, Pricebenders offer many great features. Feel free to browse the site for more information and check my TCredits review for all the different ways you can make the most out of your bidding experience.

      Stick around cause I will be posting reviews and the latest news on current and upcoming featured products!

      Don’t forget to share your experience 🙂

      Best of Luck!

  9. I’ve never really got into these penny auctions but just recently I;ve heard of many people making some sort of living off them. I suppose they just get lucky with thier bids and resell most of the items they win.
    What do you think about this as a way to earn online? Would it be something you would consider doing?

    • Hello Chris,

      Thank you for visiting my site. Penny auctions is an awesome way to save on hot brand name products if you know how all this works. Luck of course plays a role but, in all fairness, you need to make a plan before you get into them. People who understand this concept become frequent winners and save lots of money.

      As per your question: I, personally, like to keep the trophy to myself so I don’t go for the same product everytime but I know people who do and it is indeed a great way to supplement your income. If I were do this, it would have to be done in such a way that opens up the choice factor more and, in a way, that is transparent to both you (seller) and the potential buyer.

      Tripleclicks.com, the company behind Pricebenders Penny Auctions, offers just that: You can create listings of your unwanted stuff (new, refurbished or won items that you own) for millions of Tripleclicks members from allover the world.

      The company acts as a mediator between you and the buyer, meaning they let you advertise/present the product to the buyer and simplify the purchase and delivery process. You must ensure that the product is indeed new or in good condition because the company reserves your earnings from that purchase and you ONLY get paid when the buyer receives the product and is happy.

      This way I believe it is a WIN WIN for both parties.

      For more information about how this works feel free to visit the link I attached for you above or take a look at my TCredits review where I explain in detail.

      Best of Luck 🙂

  10. Hello George,
    Nice article about the Pricebenders penny auctions. I have never heard them before.
    There are a lot of other sites that claim the same type of great deals, what sets them apart from the others?
    Are the deals you have portrayed here real? Is there more evidence of such things I can access?
    I look forward to hearing back from you and reading your answers.
    San

    • Hello and welcome to my site.

      Pricebenders penny auctions make use of TCredits ( platform’s own currency) which allows you to control your bids. Also you are allowed to watch a live auction before you actually participate to see how it works first hand.

      The Bonus Bar displayed in the auction panel locks the price so you can get at least 77% off the Manufacturer’s price. The result is usually a very low ending price!

      Feel free to check out the latest winners list to see what I am talking about.

      I hope I covered your questions at this point. If not, please leave a comment and I’d be more than happy to oblige!

  11. Hi George Nice Job on post. I never understood how you can win items at that low of a price.I got a better understanding hoe everything works now. I’ll probably be back to this site.You did a great job explaining how the auction works.

    • Thank you David,

      For more indepth knowledge on how the auctions work check out the respective articles on your right.
      I really hope all the information here helps you further your understanding and get amazing deals at the pricebenders penny auctions.

      Best of Luck!

  12. I had no idea that a site like Pricebenders existed. Thank you for opening my eyes. I have done eBay auctions before, so how does Pricebenders differ from eBay.

    I’m not sure I can believe that one can get brand new products like iPhones and tablets at such low prices. I have to ask, what is the catch? I am intrigued and I will definitely go out and look at the site. There are a few items I would be interested in getting. If you had one piece of advice to give to a newbie that would help them be successful, what would it be?

    • Hello Val.

      Pricebenders penny auctions utilize their own T-Currency called “TCredits”.

      The TCredits give you full control of your bids so you don’t get caught up in the game, unless you choose to, of course. If you are interested to learn more about them feel free to check out my review on the Best Ways to Use Them

      There is no catch but you can expect some competition. Take a look at the latest winners to see what I am talking about.

      One of the reasons you get such low prices is the Bonus Bar that locks in the price so, now matter how much higher the bidding round goes, the end price will always be AT LEAST 77% off the Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price.

      My best advice is to try and keep a cool head while bidding. Sometimes people (newcomers mostly) get overpowered by excitement and tend to engage in crazy wars to outbid the other participants.

      You can avoid that by NOT placing your bid right away. Find your balance with the timer and make it your friend. That way you don’t provoke the person in a wild goose chase over the auctioned item and it allows you to study their moves.

      For more helpful tips check out my Do’s and Don’ts on Penny Auctions article. It will give you more insights of the bidding process and will definitely put you at an advantage.

      For any question don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.

      Happy Biddings and Good Luck 🙂

  13. I have been intrigued by online auctions since I first heard about them a few years back…but I never really understood how they worked so I was a little hesitant about joining one. You did an excellent job of explaining the demographics of how the operate and eased my fears of getting involved with online auctions.

    Do they only within the US or do they ship worldwide? I am in Canada.

    • Thank you Brenda,

      I am happy you found the answers you were looking for in this site.

      Unless explicitly noted otherwise, all auction items are available for shipping worldwide. For more information please click the attached link Shipping on Won items

      Also feel free to study the appropriate articles offered on your right with more tips and strategies for a more enjoyable bidding experience.

      Wish you many wins!

  14. Hi GVasilakis,
    I’m glad that I came across your website! I never heard of Pricebenders penny auction before. You did a great explaining how the auction works.

    But, I’m wondering where do they get their products? Is it directly from the manufacturers or is it from other people that are selling their stuff online? And what about the shipping fees?

    Since I’m a skeptic by nature, I’m having a hard time believing that you could get a brand new iPhone 90% off the retail price!

    But, I might sign up and give it a try…

    I will bookmark your website. And before bidding on my first auction I will revisit your to get all the information I will need to win awesome products for a very small fraction of their usual price!

    Thanks
    Sonia

    • Hello Sonia,

      I am glad you enjoyed the information in this page. Pricebenders penny auctions is a platform hosted by TripleClicks.com, an online Super Store with its physical presence located in Lincoln NE.

      All items auctioned, unless explicitly noted otherwise, are brand new and come with the full manufacturer’s warranty. Standard ground shipping is FREE on all auction items. For more information please click the attached link Shipping on Won Items.

      I am a skeptic by nature as well, therefore, I am also attaching a link with the latest winners to see with your own eyes that it can be done.

      Also note that you can join for FREE and witness the auctions before deciding to place any bids at all. A courtesy I don’t see happening anywhere else.

      Please do come back and study the information offered, and don’t hesitate to share your experience in the comment section!

      Happy Bidding and Many Wins 🙂

  15. well i am back for yet another post! This is very informational for people who love to get their items for the lowest price possible. This penny bidding is so smart! Good idea, keep up the great work!
    Hagop

    • Hello Hagop,
      I am glad you found the article useful. Yes,indeed, the Tcredits used in the Pricebenders™ Auctions is a smart way to land incredibly low deals. They are a versatile tool that offers much more than just bidding though.

      For more information don’t hesitate to read my Review on their benefits and Best Ways to Use Them.

      Happy Bidding and Good Luck!

  16. So glad I came across your site! I’ve been considering taking part in these “penny auctions” to see what I could get for 10 cents on the dollar, but I wasn’t really familiar with the whole process. Your review has helped me to understand a little better how the whole system works and the ways I can use the tools available to help me win at these much talked about auctions!

    Thanks for the great review!

    • Hi Leland,
      It’s a pleasure offering people insights on how to get HOT deals in the Pricebenders™ Auctions.

      Before you participate take a moment to check out the Do’s and Don’ts on Penny Auctions article for even more useful information.

      It will help you prepare and make the most out of your bidding experience.
      Good Luck and Many Wins!

  17. This is an informative article. Just the other day I was trying to think of a site that I used to go to that was similar to pricebenders, but I never could remember the name. I am definitely going to check out this site, as I know from experience you can sometimes find a good deal on penny bid sites. Thanks for the review, it helped a lot!

    • Hi Allan,
      I am glad you found help in the information offered in the page. Indeed, if played right, you can save a lot of money on great deals in the Pricebenders™ Auctions.

      For more indepth knowledge as well as useful tips and tricks feel free to browse the How it Works section and check out the How to WIN an Auction the SMART Way article.

      Good Luck!

  18. HI, I think this bidding is fun for people. I just remember hearing that Deal.com had lousy shipping. I hope this one is better but it seems like a lucrative activity.

    • Hi Cawells,
      Not only is it fun, but, as you pointed out, it can be very lucrative for people as they can win high demand items and save up to 90% or more of the retail price.

      Unless explicitly noted otherwise, all auction items are available for shipping worldwide. Digital products like TCredits, e-books or gift cards are instantly available upon winning bid completion.

      For more information please click the “Shipping on Won Items” tab in the How it Works section.

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