The Truth About Surplus

Auction Websites:

"How people are really saving BIG money"

Recession Buster:

"High ticket items and even cars being auctioned for up to 95% off retail"

Penny Auction Site BidRivals Saves Consumers 95% Off Retail!

As part of a new series: "Ways to Save Money During The Recession" We examine tips for getting what they need for much less!

Julie investigates new shopping trends on the internet.

Surplus auction websites are a new phenomenon that is quickly spreading through North America, Europe, and now Australia (like you have probably already seen). They are all over the internet in blogs and success stories of people who have apparently bought expensive items at very little cost. However, we were very skeptical of whether or not these surplus auction sites were real, so we decided to put them to the test. What better way to find the truth than to conduct our own study?

I wanted to buy a new HDTV, so I was put in charge of the test.

First, I did a ton of research on the subject to find out which surplus auction site was the most trustworthy and ultimately would be best suited for my test. After hours and hours of research I came to the conclusion that BidRivals Auctions was best because of its wide variety of products and great reputation. The way these auction sites supposedly work is that you buy bids to bid against others in auctions. If you win, you get to purchase the item at a reduced price. BidRivals Auctions had a new promotion, for a limited time, they are giving out 25 FREE bids on signup! This created an ideal situation for me, giving me the bids necessary to thoroughly test the site. This promotion is to help spread the word about shopping with BidRivals Auctions and show people how much they can save with surplus auctions.

Wondering How BidRivals Auctions Can Provide Such Deals?

BidRivals Auctions gets their items from warehouse closeouts, surplus auctions, and liquidation clearance auctions. This is how they can offer such low prices in comparison to retail outlets.

What Do They Put Up For Auction?

I've seen everything from cars to phones, computers, laptops, TVs, cameras, stereo equipment and pretty much anything you can think of.

Putting BidRivals Auctions to the Test

After going through a simple registration process on BidRivals Auctions, I got my bids and began to try and win items listed up for auction. Before registering, I was still a little confused about the whole process - but after registering everything became clear.

I began to bid on the item I was after, a 42" Panasonic LCD TV. Surprisingly, I won after a very short period of bidding. It cost me only $67.50 total for a $899 HDTV!

To make sure this wasn't a fluke, I decided to try again to see if I could win another item - again, to my surprise I won yet again - this time the savings were bigger! I ended up spending $163 for a $1,199 MacBook Pro. Very impressive, and I don't think stores can match such deals!

Shipping - after I won the products and paid for them - I received the items in only a few days. Within a short period I had my items in hand. Simply amazing.

My Full Experience With BidRivals Auctions*

Week One

Research on the surplus Auction system and how it works, and how you could legitimately get 95% off retail prices. You buy bids to bid against others in auctions. If you win, you get to purchase the item at a reduced price. I saw there were many users who won multiple auctions and knew with the right strategy that could be me.

Week Two

After finding that BidRivals Auctions was the most legitimate surplus auction site around, I decided to register with the promo code and claim my 100 bonus bids. I messed up on my first try, and didn't win the auction, but it didn't cost me much, so I continued to try to really find out if this system works.

I developed my system. I started to look for an auction that didn't have a lot of bidders. Typically these were the auctions taking place between 2am-5am EST.

Week Three

After some trial and error, I was able to win my first auction. After that, I decided I'd try again and see if it was possible to win more than once in a row. This possibility became a reality, and I won my second auction. After this, my bids were mostly spent, however I was VERY EXCITED to see my cheap items being shipped!

Week Four

I received my items, and they were in mint condition. Packaging was very good. I will never use a regular auction site again! I still can't believe I received these items for such a discounted price!

I couldn't be any happier with the results


A Step-By-Step Guide To BidRivals Auctions

Now that you know BidRivals Auctions can offer real savings, you may be wondering how exactly it works. Don't worry – we'll tell you everything you need to know! Here is our step-by-step guide to get you started:

Step 1:

Register as a user at BidRivals Auctions and get your bids.
UPDATE: Use our exclusive promo code "bonusbids" and get 25 Free Bids when you buy a bid pack!

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Step 2:

Search the auctions until you find an item that appeals to you.

Step 3:

Start placing your bids.

Step 4:

When you win the auction, you'll be taken to the checkout where you can buy your item at a deep discount!

It's really that easy!


Overall, I had a very positive experience with BidRivals Auctions, which was very surprising to me. What once seemed impossible has now turned into a reality, a possibility to get 95% off retail!

P.S. BidRivals Auctions has agreed to keep the promo active for our readers for a short while longer. Get in on it while you can!

›› Start Here: BidRivals Auctions Official Site



winwin42 Won a $499 iPad
On BidRivals Auctions for $14!

Hot Deals and Shopping Trends writer Julie recently put BidRivals Auctions to the test and the results were very surprising.

She Saved $1,867 Off Retail!

BidRivals Auctions beat all of our initial skepticism. People now can really get 95% off retail prices, which is quite amazing to say the least.

Step 1:

Click here to go to BidRivals Auctions and sign up to get your bids using the promo below. BidRivals Auctions has agreed to keep the promo active a little longer for our readers. Get it while you can!

Register for BidRivals Auctions
Use our exclusive promo code "bonusbids" and get 25 Free Bids when you buy a bid pack!

Promo expires on

Step 2:

Search the auctions until you find one that appeals to you.

Step 3:

Start placing your bids.

Step 4:

When you win the auction, you'll be taken to the checkout where you can buy your product at a deep discount.

Comments (10 out of 177)

Read Responses For: "Ways to Save Money During The Recession" - Julie Ayers Report
Diane says:11:33 AM
OMG thanks BidRivals Auctions! I actually got a discount on my iPad, when other people are literally camping outside the store downtown to get one!
Michelle says:12:58 PM
What determines when an auction ends? It seems like the timer is reset back to 10 seconds as people continue to bid, then suddenly the auction is over and the item is SOLD even though people are still bidding, right!? So, at some point, does the auction just end regardless of whether bids are still be entered? Thanks.
John@BidRivals Auctions says:1:54 PM
The timer is reset each time a person bids, therefore, an auction ends when no one else bids. It never ends when people are still bidding. We want everyone to have a fair chance.
Stephen says:4:24 PM
Thanks for the info above. I registered and I'm bidding on an iPad. Hope I win!
John@BidRivals Auctions says:5:16 PM
Congratulations! I hope you win too!
Davis says:6:05 PM

will the items I purchase be unused or brand new? are refurbished or open box items allowed to be sold in the auction? Also, what is the return policy if the item is defective? Can it be returned to the manufacturer or back to the auction site?

John@BidRivals Auctions says:7:17 PM
All of our products are brand new and will not have been opened. If you get a defective item, definitely let us know upon receiving the package and we'll figure out a solution to the issue. You will typically either get a new product in its place, or will get your money back.
Amy says:7:38 PM
So what do I end up paying for my item? If I win an auction, what do I owe?
John@BidRivals Auctions says:8:31 PM
Winning the auction means that you owe the ending price and shipping of that product. You purchase the right to bid on any auction up front, before you even start the auction process.
Wanda says:9:45 PM
I love this site!!! I won a Macbook, iPod, and even a TV for under 200 bucks! This stuff normally costs over2 grand! Thanks for the help John!!!

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