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.
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.
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