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post Jul 22 2010, 12:17 PM
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**NOTE: Prizes4Pennies will launch on Monday, July 26th.**

Hello everyone,
My name is Charles Edgar, and I run a new penny auction site called Prizes4Pennies. I don't know if any of you remember, I used to run the FCA Network, an old freebie site network, from 2005 to 2008. I really enjoyed all of the time I spent running those freebie sites, as well as the time I spent getting to know people here on A4F. So I'm glad to be back, and now I think I have another cool site to bring to you guys.

If you're unfamiliar with penny auction sites, here's how they work: Auctions are held, just like on eBay, and the price goes up $.01 per bid, and the last bidder wins the prize. However, on this site, you have to purchase bids to use in the auctions. They are sold in bundles called bidpacks. Through the sale of these bidpacks, we are able to auction off items like iPods, electronics, gift cards and other things for around 90% off the retail price. This is the basic gist of penny auction sites, but I've made a few changes to the typical penny auction model. Here's what makes my site different:.

The thing I'm most proud of on my site is what I call Hot Bids. It's a new type of bid, different than typical bids (called "Regular Bids" on my site). My Regular Bids start at $.80 per bid, which I think is about the going rate for these type of bids right now. But I offer Hot Bids for a greatly discounted price, as low as $.35 per bid! Here's what makes Hot Bids different: these bids are only valid for a certain period of time. In other words, they expire after awhile, and the price of the Hot Bids varies based on how long they last.

I like to think that I am offering my users a challenge, playing another game. For instance, 10 Hot Bids that expire 12 hours from purchase are sold for $5. Do you think you're up to the challenge of using those 10 Hot Bids before the timer runs out? Or if you really want a challenge, you can get 25 Hot Bids for $11.25, or 50 Hot Bids for $17.50. It's another way to enjoy penny auctions, and this time it's much cheaper to play.

I think Hot Bids are best used when you see an item that you really want, and that particular auction is ending relatively soon. Why spend money on a Regular Bid bidpack when you can get Hot Bids, which work just the same as Regular Bids, at a greatly reduced price?

In addition to Hot Bids, we have a new feature called All-You-Can-Bid. An All-You-Can-Bid package allows you to participate in the All-You-Can-Bid auctions. These auctions are similar to auctions found on eBay, you can bid as much as you want without using any Regular or Hot Bids. A couple of times a month, we'll devote a day to All-You-Can-Bid auctions. If you want to partake in these auctions, all you need to do is purchase (or win) an All-You-Can-Bid package, and you get an unlimited number of bids to use for the whole day.

Plus, we routinely offer bonuses on our auctions. We have the Win Bonus, which rewards the winner of the auction with 1/3 of the bids they used to win that auction. There's also the Runnerup Bonus, which gives the last two users to bid on that auction without winning 1/3 of their used bids back. And finally the Early Bird Bonus. The Early Bird Bonus gives you back any bids that you placed with more than four hours left on the countdown timer.

I set out to try and make a fun, new penny auction site that embraces the inherent fun in penny auctions. I hope I've successfully done that, and that you all enjoy my new site, Prizes4Pennies. My email address is prizes4pennies@gmail.com and I can be reached by phone as well (the number is on prizes4pennies.com). I look forward to getting to know a lot of you, please don't hesitate to reach out to me for anything.

Enjoy!

Charles Reid Edgar
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P.S - Special deal for A4F members: All new users get 5 free bids just for signing up. But A4F members get an extra 5 free bids by using this link to signup: http://www.Prizes4Pennies.com/registration.html?ref=2


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post Jul 25 2010, 08:32 AM
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I just wanted to add a quick note. If you don't want to, or can't afford to buy a bidpack, we have the option of completing an offer instead and having that be credited to your account in the form of bids. I'll be adding more offers all the time. I wanted to post this here, since this will probably right up you guys' alley.

And don't forget, the site opens tomorrow!


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post Jul 25 2010, 02:40 PM
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If you're hesitant to buy bids on a new penny auction site, I completely understand. So here's how to get plenty of bids without paying us a dime!

Follow us on Facebook/Twitter: This is so easy to do, plus following us will allow you to hear about our special deals that we only post on Facebook and Twitter. Get 3 bids for each site you follow us on, 6 bids in total!

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Prizes...29864250378870
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/prizes4pennies

Offers: We have several offers on our site for you to try. All you have to do is signup and try the service, and that company will subsidize the cost of bids for you. Right now we have three offers up that will give you 15 free bids each just for trying their service.


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post Jul 26 2010, 08:04 AM
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Here's the list of today's auction schedule. All times EST. Auctions denoted with an * means they can be exchanged for cash. Enjoy!

July 26-
2:45 - 10 Regular Bids
3:15 - 10 Hot Bids
3:45 - $25 Amazon*
5:45 - 25 Hot Bids
6:45 - $25 AMC Theatres Giftcard*
7:15 - $10 Gap*
7:45 - 25 Regular Bids
8:15 - $25 Amazon*
8:45 - $25 Boston Market + 10 Regular Bids
9:15 - 10 Hot Bids
9:45 - $25 iTunes*
10:15 - 25 Regular Bids
10:45 - iPod Shuffle 4GB


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post Jul 26 2010, 08:19 AM
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post Jul 26 2010, 12:51 PM
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One hour to go until the first auction closes! The bid is currently at $.05!! Check it out: http://www.prizes4pennies.com/auction_10_r...r_bids_100.html


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post Jul 26 2010, 02:42 PM
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1271994012-useremo.gif Won my first auction EVER! 1271994012-useremo.gif

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Hi sheeba411,
You have won and accepted the following item:
Auction ID: 101
Name: 10 Hot Bids
Price: $0.16
Acceptance/Denial Date: 26/07/2010


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Love the variety of bid packages availabe! Really enjoying the auctions !


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post Jul 26 2010, 07:21 PM
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I signed up using the link in the first post but didn't get the extra 5 free bids for being an A4F member. I also inadvertantly signed up like 3 times I think, it kept telling my email address had been used so I was confused and tried another, but when I went and checked my original email I saw the confirmation email and confirmed from that email address, I won't confirm the others.
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post Jul 26 2010, 07:30 PM
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QUOTE (ammcar @ Jul 26 2010, 08:21 PM) *
I signed up using the link in the first post but didn't get the extra 5 free bids for being an A4F member. I also inadvertantly signed up like 3 times I think, it kept telling my email address had been used so I was confused and tried another, but when I went and checked my original email I saw the confirmation email and confirmed from that email address, I won't confirm the others.


Just gave you the 5 free A4F bids. Don't worry about the extra accounts, I'll close them.


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post Jul 26 2010, 07:51 PM
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QUOTE (mastershake17 @ Jul 26 2010, 08:30 PM) *
Just gave you the 5 free A4F bids. Don't worry about the extra accounts, I'll close them.


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Another auction win! This is a great way to have fun in between working wink.gif

Hello sheeba411,
Congratulations!:
You won this auction on Prizes4Pennies.com:
Auction ID: 107
Prize: $25 Boston Market
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Price: $0.44
End Date: 26/07/2010
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QUOTE (sheeba411 @ Jul 26 2010, 09:06 PM) *
Another auction win! This is a great way to have fun in between working wink.gif

Hello sheeba411,
Congratulations!:
You won this auction on Prizes4Pennies.com:
Auction ID: 107
Prize: $25 Boston Market
+ 10 Regular Bids
Price: $0.44
End Date: 26/07/2010
Please here to pay for your item.
Items paid for by 2PM EST will be shipped to you the same day.



Hey I was bidding on that smile.gif
Congrats smile.gif
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post Jul 26 2010, 10:02 PM
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Let me show you the "GREEN" and help you to success :)
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ok, u got me convinced lol

signed up and following on twitter - facebook link does not work


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QUOTE (meziane67 @ Jul 26 2010, 11:02 PM) *
ok, u got me convinced lol

signed up and following on twitter - facebook link does not work


Try this link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Prizes4Penni...129864250378870

Also, what's your username so I can give you the free bids.


Here's what we've got on tap for today. Again, all times EST and the * denotes an auction that can be exchanged for cash.

2:15 - 25 Regular Bids
2:45 - $25 Amazon*
3:15 - 10 Hot Bids
6:15 -10 Regular Bids
6:45 - $25 Chili's + 10 Regular Bids
7:45 - 3-Month Netflix Subscription*
8:15 - $25 Amazon*
8:45 - Any Blu-Ray/DVD*
9:15 - 25 Hot Bids
9:45 - $10 Gap*
10:15 - $25 Amazon*


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post Jul 27 2010, 10:33 AM
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that link worked smile.gif

username is mhsh1967 - let's see if I can win something today


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post Jul 27 2010, 07:19 PM
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do u have a maximum that someone can win in a day?


dang - I clicked when it was at 2 seconds but nothing happened and the guy got it for 3 cents ahhhh


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post Jul 27 2010, 07:22 PM
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Good morning, everyone. Here's the list of today's auctions. I'm switching up the format so that all the auctions take place during the day. Again, all times EST and the * denotes an prize that can be exchanged for cash.

July 28-
1:45 - $10 Amazon*
2:15 - 50 Hot Bids
2:45 - 10 Regular Bids
3:15 - $25 Amazon*
3:45 - $20 Starbucks*

Here's a tip if you're having trouble: If you want to win an auction, you have to commit to it. You need to have enough bids, anticipating that your bidding counterparts will have enough to launch a bidding war. Plus, you need to have the determination to outlast your bidding opponent. Before I ran this site, I was a customer of other penny auction sites, and I found this basic strategy to work for me.


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Hello! Here's today auction schedule. The $10 Gap Card has a Win Bonus, which means that the winner of that auction gets back 1/3 of the bids they used on that auction.

July 29-
1:45 - $10 Amazon*
2:15 - 25 Hot Bids
2:45 - $25 Amazon*
3:15 - 10 Hot Bids
3:30 - $25 Chilis*
4:00 - $10 Gap* WIN BONUS
4:30 - 10 Regular Bids


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QUOTE (meziane67 @ Jul 27 2010, 10:33 AM) *
that link worked smile.gif

username is mhsh1967 - let's see if I can win something today


Now when I bid against mhsh1967, I will know who it is!!! yahoo.gif
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