Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Comprehensive BidCactus Review

This is my BidCactus Review. BidCactus is a penny auction that is very well established, though not as large as Quibids. BidCactus works in both US and Canada, and for the Canadians, it is probably the best penny auctions available.

BidCactus is Legit
An obvious aspect of any penny auction is to know whether it is legit or not. In this BidCactus review, that isn't a problem because the site is very well established and has a very good reputation. BidCactus is not a scam, so if you win a product, you will definitely get it. Also, obviously they don't use any shill bidding to inflate prices.

BidCactus is BBB Accredited business, and its rating is A- the same as Quibids. 
The obvious is out of the way, so let us now look at Bidcactus is a penny auction.

BidCactus is Less Competitive
Once a penny auction is legit, I like to look at its competitiveness. This is one of the most important aspects why I would join a penny auction and you should too.
Unfortunately, BidCactus, just like Quibids, doesn't give a whole list of previous winners but it does have some information about it on the side. I couldn't access the auction page itself, but here is the information provided on the homepage. This is the latest win at BidCactus at the time of writing this post:

Apple iPad 16GB (WiFi + 3G)
06/01 02:21 PM  $0.33
INSANEbid

That to me seems like a really good deal. Of course this is a random auction. I have looked through the previously closed auctions and it appears to be significantly less competitive than Quibids. This means bidders have a really great chance of winning. 

BidCactus Doesn't have Buy Now
This is a feature you must be aware. The usual trade-off for a penny auction not being competitive is that it doesn't have Buy Now. This means you should set a budget and bid, but if you don't win, you don't get anything for your bids. This is the only way penny auctions can afford to remain less competitive for the bidders, so do be aware of this tradeoff if you join.

BidCactus is Always Exciting 
This is one aspect of Quibids that I don't like and is the same with a lot of penny auctions. After a while, they become kind of boring. It is the same model and there is nothing new happening. In that respect, some penny auctions are good, and BidCactus is certainly one of them. Here there are plenty of promotions and twists to the existing penny auction model which makes bidders feel more excited. See the promotions below -

BidCactus has Great Promotions
Yes, BidCactus has some promotion or the other always running. If you choose your bids wisely, you can actually end up saving a lot of money.

For example, there are special auctions available on Mondays and Wednesdays. In these auctions, if you place a bid, you get 3 bids back. Now, even if this is an auction you don't want, you can just place a single bid and then get 3 bids back! That is 2 free bids on every single such auction. These are only available on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Then, there is something special again on Fridays: if you buy 100 bid pack between 4pm and 7pm EST on any Friday, you get 5 free bids at BidCactus.

These promotions keep the site on the more exciting side.

Beginner Auctions are Easy to Win
Beginner auctions at BidCactus are only available to beginners. Established bidders cannot bid on these, so you have a very good chance of winning them. Of course you should know the Penny Auction Strategies before you jump in. A lot of bidders are new to penny auctions and don't know how to play the game. If you do a little bit of research, the beginner auctions are a very good place to get discounts.

At the time of writing this, here is the latest Beginner Auction win:
$50 Shell Gift Card
06/01 02:22 PM  $0.03
lovebiddingb4u
Beginner Auction


A $50 gift card for $0.03 is indeed very good and very less competitive.

Visit BidCactus at www.bidcactus.com to get started. I hope you find the site good. Don't forget to leave a comment if you join and like the site. Good luck bidding!

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