Wednesday, August 24, 2011

SOLD.SG

TODAY I HAVE A REALLY REALLY AWESOME WEBSITE TO SHARE!
IF YOU HAVE THE PATIENCE TO FINISH READING IT, YOU'LL DEFINITELY LOVE ME!!!!
I'M EFFING SERIOUS!!!

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I went to SOLD.sg's office on Thursday for an auction trial briefing! :)
It was organized by Omy.sg and many other bloggers were there too ^^

The SOLD.sg team gave us a one hour crash course filled with useful tips and strategies on how we can win some friggin cool items from their website, SOLD.sg!!! ^^



Unlike some other auction sites which may sometimes seem quite suspicious or shady (like how can an iPad sell at $0.10?? is it a scam??), SOLD.sg is EXTREMELY transparent and open about all their transactions, all their bidding, how much you have to pay etc!!! ^^
NO EXTRA CHARGES!
And they even let us take pictures of their office, their team and their prizes when we asked hehe! ^^
Their team came across to me as sincere and earnest people who were passionate about their job as well as having fun at the same time! Their office has like a PS3 for them to play while taking a break, lol!
Also, they mentioned to us that they left their comfortable paying jobs to start this web, so they're definitely commited to this!!! :)

Picture with the bloggers and the SOLD.sg team! :) :)



All the bloggers registered for a SOLD.sg account on the spot so that we can go home to try out if the stuff we learnt actually worked!! ^^



And we had some really awesome cupcakes by BakedByLace!! :D







Check out all the cool gadgets!!!!
ALL OF THEM ARE/WILL BE AVAILABLE ON SOLD.SG ^^







I think some of their most popular stuff should be cameras, smartphones, gadgets and all that cool stuff you'd usually get at $xxx or $xxxx retail price!
CAUSE SOLD.SG LETS YOU GET THEM AT SUPERRRRR LOW PRICES!!!! (want more details? read on!! ^^)











So I guess most people will be wondering, what in the world is SOLD.sg about.
To be honest, I was TOTALLY CLUELESS when I first went to their website.
I always boast that I shop online a lot but because I didn't have a credit card I don't usually bother with auction sites....
UNTIL I FOUND OUT HOW SOLD.SG WORKS
GOD DAMN, I'VE BEEN MISSING OUT ON ALL THESE AWESOME DEALS

I just bookmarked the page and am returning every few minutes to see what they have on auction, lol!

[IF YOU'RE A VISUAL KIND OF PERSON AND DON'T LIKE WORDY STUFF, WATCH THE VIDEO OF ME USING SOLD.SG!!! SKIP THE ENTIRE FOLLOWING SECTION!!!]


+++++INTRO TO SOLD.SG+++++

What is SOLD.sg?
It's basically a pay to bid website. Everytime you hit the "BID" button for an item, you have to pay 1 token (1 token = $0.75) and each bid increases the auction price by $0.15!
(sounds confusing at first, but watch my video later in this post!!! you should understand ^^)

BUT FRET NOT, even with the pay-to-bid, it's actually possible for you to get a smartphone or camera at under $10 in total!! :p

For example, check the below winner out!!!
He bought this pair of Tiffany Earrings at only $1.09 + $15 (spend on bidding), which was a 95% discount from original retail price :O

(CHECK OUT MY USER "PXDKITTY" IN THE BID HISTORY CAUSE I BIDDED FOR THE ITEM AS WELL! I have a story behind this.. watch the video below!)



SOLD.sg has been around for just slightly over 1 year and currently has 34,000 registered users and 8,000+ Likes on Facebook! They are the largest pay-to-bid auction site in Singapore! It's a super amazing feat if you ask me :D

The best thing about their site is, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU CAN FIND!!!!! ^^
From iPad to MacBook to GV vouchers to (authentic) Chanel Wallets, you'll be surprised! :)

Getting started with SOLD.sg

It's super easy to register and start up an account TOTALLY FREE! :)
Plus you can get free tokens when you register now as well! ^^
if you want, LEAVE YOUR EMAIL IN THE COMMENT BOX SO I CAN REFER YOU TO REGISTER FOR SOLD.SG!!!
When you refer people you get 2 free tokens! so after i refer you, remember to refer your friends as well! ^^



Once you have registered and bought a few tokens + the free tokens you get from registering, you can start bidding! :)
But be sure to check out their Beginner's guide if you're uncertain of what your next step should be. (or just read my version!!!)




Apart from the standard auctions on the site (+$0.15 increment per bid, and each bid costs $0.75), there are some other special auctions!

1. Free Auction
This means you only pay for the bid increment and you don't have to pay to bid! :)



2. Beginner's Auction
This L plate shows a space for those who just started and haven't won any auctions before ^^
This way, only noobs (hehehe) can bid against noobs. So if you're the faster learner, chances are that you'll win against those other newbies more easily! ^^
But you can only win the Beginner's Auction ONCE so choose wisely! :)



3. 1-Cent Auction
While other items have increments of $0.15 per bid, these auctions have increments of only $0.01 per bid for these special items!
Meaning it'll be a lot cheaper! But it also means that more people will bid for it since it's cheaper!
But did you remember that bids cost $0.75 each? ^^



4. 5-Cent Auction
This works the same as the 1 cent auction stated above, except that increments are at $0.05 each :)
Payment of $0.75 per bid still applies!



5. Manual Auction
This requires you to camp at your computer (damn hardcore) if you really want the item!
Cause there's a function on the website called Auto-Bid so the computer will do the job for you while you're offline or afk.
Bad side will be that you have to patiently wait at the computer, but the good side will be that many people lose patience or get frustrated easily! So if you're really determined, chances are that you'll get the item by manually pressing on the BID button! ^^


So remember to look out for these labels while surfing the site and see which ones you're most comfortable with! :)


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+++++VIDEO TIME+++++
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Congratulations on surviving all the words I typed above!! :p
Now, WATCH ME LOSE & WIN IN AUCTIONS on SOLD.sg!!!! ^^


As you can see from my video, bidding is EXTREMELY EXCITING (not for the faint hearted)!!
And now even when I'm bored, I go to sold.sg to watch people bid i get excited too!!! LOL!

And don't worry, SOLD.sg is trustworthy and do NOT engage in bots. Even their staff and immediate members don't get to participate in the auctions (they signed a contact to promise that!)!!!

And you can have their word that all their items are brand new, carefully picked from their suppliers and are of high standards! (you'll understand what i mean below! ^^)


+++++STRATEGIES TO WIN+++++

So after trying out the site, and failing quite terribly initially (as seen in video), I'll be sharing some strategies for you guys to win more easily!!!

Use Auto-bid
BUT THIS IS MORE SUITABLE FOR PROS. IF YOU'RE A NOOB, TRY TO USE MANUAL BID FIRST.

If the auction allows auto bid and you have an abundance of tokens and you really really really want the item, use the auto-bid function.
Auto-bid should be used whenever you're not free to be at the computer, taking a shit etc :p
It allows you to set the limits (how much you think the item will sell for, e.g. $25 to $35) and number of bids (tokens) you'd like to spend on it.
And when the auction price reaches in this case $25, the auto-bid is triggered and immediately bids for you. This is to make sure you're always the highest bidder (as long as the price is within your range).


When auto-bid is being used, the timer will extend by 20 seconds whenever there's an auto bidder.
And if there are 20 auto-bidders at that time, the time of the auction will extend by 20x20=400 seconds.

Auto-bid is good because it increase your chances of winning cause it discourages other manual bidders (for me, i get really discouraged when i see auto-bidders cause no matter how much i manually bid, the computer will bid higher than me T.T)

But on the other hand, you might end up using more tokens (waste $$) if the auto bid is triggered and all (maybe 3) auto bids try to override each other at once.

So I would really advice newbies like me to use manual bidding :p

Always bid within the last 10 seconds
This increases your chances of getting the item, plus there're lesser chances of being out-bidded!

Observe opponents' behaviours to win
For example, some people bid only at the last 2 seconds, so don't bother bidding when the counter is at 0:05. Cause when they bid at 0:02, the counter will count down from 0:20 again!
So don't waste your bids unless you're really sure no one else is fighting for your item :p
Make every bid count (cause you're paying $0.75 each time, duh~)!

MOST IMPORTANTLY, NOOBS LIKE ME, PLEASE TAKE PART IN THE BEGINNERS' AUCTIONS!
This will definitely build up your confidence and give you a clearer idea of how the site works.
Plus, you won't be fighting with those veteran players on the web right at the start! ^^



Bid for those less popular items
Small items may be worth a lot too! Unlike the iPad at $0.15, a $50 food voucher may have way lesser competitors!!! :p But it's still an awesome item to win!!!

Don't be greedy, be focused
Use all your tokens on one item (make sure you win), and don't open like 4 windows at a time and hope to win all the auctions :p
Unless you have like xxxx tokens lah haha!


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AND YEP!!!
WOOHOO!!!!! My item at 96% discount!!!
As seen in the video, I won this from a Beginners' Auction!!! So much easier to win please :p

And I'm gonna give this as a gift to my mum cause she has an iPad!!! :D
THIS IS THE BEST PART OF SOLD.SG!!!
As I've said above, you never know what you can find!
So while bidding, you can have fun + a lot of heart attacks (not for the faint hearted) + you get to buy gifts for your loved ones at awesome prices!!!



When you win an auction, you can either make payment immediately or within 14 days!
The payment method is extremely convenient cause I can use my sister's or my mum's DEBIT CARD (you can sign up with POSB or DBS for free) / credit card for a one-time payment WITHOUT signing for a paypal account! :D

Payment

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express via PayPal (You do not need a PayPal account). PayPal is the world leader in secure online payments.

Once I made payment for my Stylus, I received an email of confirmation shortly after ^^
Made me feel super assured!!!


SOLD.sg ships out within 2 to 14 days and shipping is free within Singapore! ^^

+++++ONE WORKING DAY LATER+++++

I swear within ONE working day I received my item!!!! :D
CHECK OUT THE AWESOME PACKAGING TO PROTECT MY ITEM!!!





(honestly, up till this point i was still afraid sold.sg wouldn't send me my item, but i guess my worries were majorly uncalled for!!! ^^)
THIS IS WHY I DARE TO RECOMMEND THE WEBSITE TO YOU GIRLS!!! :D



AWESOME!
MY MUM'S GONNA LOVE ME SOSOSOS MUCH FOR THIS BRANDED STYLUS FOR HER PRECIOUS IPAD :P
(and it only cost me $0.75 AHAHAHA)





So do remember to check out all the other cool stuff they have at WAAAAY BELOW RETAIL PRICES! :)
Leave a comment and let me know if you're going to try it out (NEW USERS HAVE A FEW FREE EXTRA TOKENS)!!!
So all you have to do is to buy a few more tokens and it'll be awesome if you can win a Beginner's auction at first try! ^^




Also, I love SOLD.sg cause at the end of every auction, they will openly state how much the winner actually paid for the item :)
with NO HIDDEN COSTS!
This in a way lets you gauge how much you should set the range for auto-bids (when you get more experienced with the website) for different items based on past transactions.
This also increases your chances of winning ^^






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YAY!
Having said all these, I'll be waiting for SOLD.sg to have a camera that I really really like cause I really need one :'(
AND I HOPE I CAN WIN IT!!!! *hopeful*

Cause the LCD screen of my 3 years old camera BROKE and is now surviving on a musking tape (which has collected a lot of dirt). So a camera is definitely on the top list of my wish list! ^^





and i'm currently BORROWING my sister's pink camera to take my pictures and you know how sad it is that i need to take pictures for my blog and i don't have a camera of my own??? :(


So I'll be depending on you, SOLD.sg, for all the great deals on items, especially cool funky gadgets, from now on!!! ^^


I LOVE CHEAP DEALS!!!! :)
I LOVE SOLD.SG!!!! ^^

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and just last night my boyfriend won for me a PINK X-MINI HELLO KITTY SPEAKER!!!!
USING THE IPHONE!!!!
so you can bid ON THE GO!!! :) on the bus or whatever!!!
stop hogging on twitter, SOLD.SG is the new big thing!!!! :p

AND HOW MUCH WAS IT?
$1.80!!!!!!!
EHEHEHEHEHE SHIOK LIKE A G6!!!!



it should arrive tomorrow or the day after!
super super stoked!!!! ^^





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After reading all this, you MUST already know the awesome website???? :)
if not.......


if you want, LEAVE YOUR EMAIL IN THE COMMENT BOX SO I CAN REFER YOU TO REGISTER FOR SOLD.SG!!!
(i want 2 free tokens too!!)
When you refer people you get 2 free tokens! so after i refer you, remember to refer your friends as well! ^^

18 comments:

JingenW said...

Hi babe! :)

Please refer me <3! Hehe, and will you please follow me on twitter @JingenW? :)

Thankyou babe!!! :)
Xoxo, lil.eternal-ove@hotmail.com

xiaomui said...

hi rachel , i still see confuse about the auction la :( !
But i don't have credit card , or master card / paypal !? howw
refer me :D Ah_mui22@hotmail.com :D

Anonymous said...

Rachel-yap@Hotmail.com
^^

Rilasz said...

Hello~ I want it! my email is evelynlyw96@gmail.com! :D

TabbyLim said...

tfortabby@gmail.com Thank you!

Anonymous said...

You sound super cute in the video! And congrats for winning the stylus!

Anonymous said...

i got 8 free birthday tokens, but i can't use, how come ah?!

Anonymous said...

Hey rachell, the sold.sg, all the current auction is @ live auction alr? Sold items are alot more than items that can be bid now. Hahas.

Anonymous said...

Refer me! :D -momo@hotmail.sg <- If this doesn't work then moidore@live.com

Thanks bbg! <3

Lambchop-san said...

Hi Rachell I'd love to be referred!

higanbanas@gmail.com

Thank you for bringing us yet another awesome post :3

Zoe said...

princess_dizzle@hotmail.co.uk :D dont know if my mum will let me use it but its there for when I get older :D

Anonymous said...

it's kinda hard for the better electronic gadgets leh. not worth it lo. i tried before.

Anonymous said...

Hey. Sorry for the trouble, I don't quite understand. Lets say you are the last bidder and you alr use the tokens to bid, you still have the pay the total amount again? So your tokens will be deducted and at the same time you have to pay for the item?

Anonymous said...

i dont really much understand.. can explain? if we won the bid we only need to pay our bidding price ONLY?

Jane said...

hey i think this site is more of a money leeching site. no offence.

for example, you pay for the tokens, went to bid, ran out of tokens, buy them again and in the end lost the item to someone else. It's actually like wasting money and you're actually just paying for that chance to get the item. So the amount used to spend on tokens might just be a huge sum and perhaps worth more than the item itself if you think you can actually get the item for just a few dollars.

1 token = $0.75. Just do the math.

It's just like gambling.

Anonymous said...

whats the name of the sold app!!

Anonymous said...

Hi,
for the bids, bid till the deal ends? every bid increase by? btw, all the items in sold.sg is from the owner itself or? can we post item for bidding as well?
thanks

Anonymous said...

can we search for items that we want?