We want bidding on Kobobid.com to always be the funnest, most exciting, and most rewarding experience for you. We also want you to be able to bid and buy better, faster and smarter. So, we put together some tips to easily take you from novice to boss mode. Using the most important features on the site will help keep you sharp. You need to read them carefully though. We’re sure soon enough you’ll be handing out tips to your friends like a pro.
“Everyone's a Winner" on Kobobid.com
That was our second choice for a tag line. You must have noticed we like awoof, but not the kind wey dey run belle abeg. We have all these amazing products and fantastic deals on Kobobid.com, and we want you to enjoy them to the fullest. After all, enjoyment is for everybody.
For instance, you can take advantage of our limited time only promotion to increase your bid power and up your chances of winning – buy your first BidPack and we’ll match you bid-for-bid up to 25 free bids!
Here’s the gist:
This is all in addition to the extra Token Bids that come with BidPack purchases of N5000 and above! In conclusion, go and buy your first BidPack, if you haven’t already. Don’t sleep on our promos o.
You can’t always be on your device when auctions go live. We get it, we all need our beauty sleep. Yet, you need to stay alert to stay ahead. In short, you need a BidMate. It’s basically your personal assistant on our platform, making sure you have eyes everywhere and are always ready for action. So, here are some things you need to know about your BidMate:
Other things to know about your BidMate:
How To Get Free Bids
There are even more ways to get free bids than just our Beginner’s Promo. You can:
Buy more bids -- the more bids you buy the more free bids you’re rewarded with
Send bids to friends using our Bids Transfer feature
Note: Real bids received via Bids Transfer remain Real Bids.
Your Referral Code
You have a unique ID which you can turn into free bids! Did you know this?
To enjoy this benefit:
Come on… The more, the merrier. We were talking about referrals, by the way.
Pay attention -- We love giving gifts. For a limited time only, we’re matching your first BidPack purchase bid-for-bid up to 25 bids. This special promo won’t be here for long, but you can be sure it won’t be our last one.
We have a special set of auctions to make bidding even more fun and fast-paced for you adrenaline junkies. We call them Flash Auctions. Why? Because you could blink and miss these auctions -- they have only a 5 or 7 seconds countdown clock -- meaning you have to be even quicker to try to win these auctions. To make the most out of Flash Auctions:
Buy It Now
Bidding is fun. But, you – or your BidMate – may not always have to get into a bidding war. You can decide to buy your item of choice outright. Just do the following:
The Buy It Now option also unlocks another level of discounts on items on auction. To take advantage of the Buy It Now option, note that:
There might be a tie between Watchlist and BidMate for who your best friend is on Kobobid.com. We’ll let you decide. You can add any live auctions on the site to your Watchlist. This helps you stay on top of all the upcoming and ongoing action. You can bid on and monitor all of the items you’re interested in from one centralized location. Go ahead, sign in and start adding stuff to yours. You can also see the latest items in your Watchlist on the homepage when you’re signed in.
Real vs. Token Bids
Let’s break this down:
|Real Bids||Token Bids|
|Bids obtained when you purchase a BidPack.||Bids/BidPacks you win in auctions|
|Bids received from your friends via Bids Transfer||Those bonus bids that come with your BidPack purchases|
|Real Bids that have not been used in 60 days convert to Token Bids. Real Bids that are converted to Token Bids expire after 365 days.||You have 60 days to use or lose your Token Bids|
|Only Real Bids can be used on Big Ticket Items (N100K+)||Token Bids cannot be used on Big Ticket Items (N100K+)|
|Bids received through a promotion we or an affiliate of ours is running|
Our Big Ticket Items
As you may have noticed, we have lots of valuable deals for you to win on Kobobid.com. We call some of them ‘Big Ticket Items’. These are items valued at N100, 000 or more in actual retail/monetary value. Because of their nature, we have some special notes attached to them:
Redeeming Your Wins
We’re sure you wouldn’t want to waste any second to claim your item after you win an auction. But, just in case you get too carried away:
You wouldn’t like that, would you? Us too. You’ve come this far, and so you get multiple reminders from us via call, email or text to redeem your price. To this end, make sure your notifications are on.
Well, there you have it! We’re sure these tips will get you on a winning streak in no time. We’ll stop here for now. You should get back to bidding.
All the best from us,
The Kobobid Team