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Important Pricebenders update

We have completed, for now, our testing of ALIASES in the bid logs at Pricebenders.

Aliases are no longer in use; all auctions are once again displaying actual names in all bid logs (with the one exception of Big Dog auctions).

PricebendersLogoWe’ve also made the Bonus Bar a permanent fixture on all auctions!  The Bonus Bar provides up to six free drawings for TCredits during each auction AND guarantees that you’ll save aMINIMUM of 77% off the retail price (the price you pay at checkout) on every Pricebenders auction.

Please note that we are still assessing the results of our testing and some tweaks are still forthcoming.  For example, we plan to introduce usernames soon (you choose your own unique username).  We may also place a limit on the number of auctions that can be bid on at a time to mitigate certain abusive tactics.  And we will continue to work towards making sure all Pricebenders auctions are fair and fun for everyone.

One more thing: The server issues that were causing intermittent auction slowness during the last few days have been resolved, so come on out and win some great deals!  For a full auction schedule, see:

http://www.tripleclicks.com/indexAuctions.php

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Bonus Bar now on EVERY auction!

Starting today, we are testing Bonus Bars on EVERY Pricebenders auction!

The new Pricebenders Bonus Bar is a live, realtime progress bar that sits atop each auction.  It provides TWO great benefits:

1. If bidding reaches the end of the Bonus Bar, we LOCK IN the price you’ll pay if you win. That is, now matter how much higher bidding goes, your purchase price will always be AT LEAST 77% off the MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price)!  If bidding ends before reaching the end of the bar, your savings can be up to 99% off, but you’re now guaranteed to always save at least 77% off retail on every Pricebenders auction!

2. But that’s not all.  Six times along the way, you can win FREE TCredits in our new Pricebenders Flash Drawings. To enter the drawings, just bid at least once in the 5 minutes prior to the drawing (earn one drawing entry per bid during the 5-minute time period).  Limit: 3 drawing wins per auction.

Pricebenders Bonus Bar

With Flash Drawings every few minutes and multiple chances to win hundreds of FREE TCredits every day, Pricebenders is now more exciting than ever before.  And now with aminimum guaranteed savings of 77% (the price you pay if you win the auction), Pricebenders has never been a better value!

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Test of new bid logs at Pricebenders

PricebendersLogoStarting today, we are testing an alternate bid log system at Pricebenders.  We will be using the same alias-style bid logs announced here on April 15, but now you can now see everyone’s real name after ten bids.  That is, once you’ve bid ten times at any auction, the aliases will automatically disappear and you’ll see the real names of all bidders.

We feel this new system still eliminates the vast majority of the intimidation tactics the original change was designed to address, while providing more transparency that many of our auction bidders want.

Note: Once an auction ends, a list of every bidder–with both their real name and their temporary* alias–is provided on the Latest Winners page (click “Bidders” link).

* A new alias is assigned for each auction you participate in.

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14 new items debut at Pricebenders!

PricebendersLogoWe’re doing some Spring cleaning!  We’ve just replaced several older Pricebenders items with some brand new items!

The following 14 items are now scheduled and you can start bidding on these items starting on Friday, May 9th:

See the schedule at: http://www.tripleclicks.com/indexAuctions.php

  • Rockland 2 Piece Luggage Set
  • Cuisinart CPM-100 EasyPop Hot Air Popcorn Maker
  • Wissotzky Gourmet Green Tea Set w/Chest
  • Iron Gym Total Body Fitness Kit Complete 4-Piece Kit
  • Bissell PowerFresh Steam Mop
  • LifelineUSA XT Jungle Gym
  • Sony SS-B1000 5-1/4-Inch Bookshelf Speakers
  • La Crosse Technology Color LCD Wireless Weather Station
  • Bissell PowerFresh Steam Mop
  • Sleep Better Iso-Cool Memory Foam Pillow
  • Midland WR300 Weather Radio
  • Rubbermaid Easy Find Lid Food Storage Set
  • Yamaha MCR-042PU Desktop Audio System
  • Bodyblade Exerciser

And that’s not all–even more new items are on the way!.  Stay tuned for further announcements.

We hope you like the new items!

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Get the MOST from TripleClicks PSAs To Go and auction-won PSAs!

GenealogyImageMaximize the value of your TripleClicksPSAs To Go or from PSAs you’ve won in a Pricebenders Auction: run them through your Co-op Manager!

Your participating affiliates will benefit with guaranteed PSAs added to their downline. YOU will benefit from motivated affiliates with expanding teams of new PSAs, whose activities could add long-term profits to your bottom line!

To funnel your PSAs To Go or Pricebenders Auction PSAs through the Co-op Manager, just go to the  Start A New Co-op page at the SFI Affiliate Center and choose “Your Gateway Site” as the co-op source. Be SURE to enter 1104 in the keycode field. Click the Create A New Co-op button at the bottom when you’re done.

IMPORTANT! After purchasing your PSAs To Go or winning the PSAs auction, you’ve got a day or two before your new PSAs begin rolling in. Once they begin to arrive, it will be too late to run them through a new co-op. Therefore, be sure not to wait too long after winning your auction to set up your co-op!

For help and information about creating co-ops and using the Co-op Manager, see Co-op Manager FAQs at the SFI Support Desk. You can also check out Gery’s SFI Co-op Manager & The Magic Of Co-oping article for more tips and hints.

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New Pricebenders Bonus Bar and Bid Log

Starting today, we are testing two new features at some of our Pricebenders auctions.

1. Bonus Bar

The new Pricebenders Bonus Bar is a live, realtime progress bar that sits atop each auction.

If bidding reaches the end of the Bonus Bar, we LOCK IN the price you’ll pay if you win. Now matter how much higher bidding goes, your purchase price is locked at 77% off the MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price)!

But that’s not all.  Six times along the way, you can win FREE TCredits in our new Pricebenders Flash Drawings. To enter the drawings, just bid at least once in the 5 minutes prior to the drawing (earn one drawing entry per bid during the 5-minute time period).  Limit: 3 drawing wins per auction.

Pricebenders Bonus Bar

With Flash Drawings every few minutes and multiple chances to win hundreds of FREE TCredits every day, Pricebenders is now more exciting than ever before.  And now with aminimum guaranteed purchase price (the price you pay if you win the auction) of 77% off MSRP, it’s never been a better value!

Note:  The Bonus Bar is debuting as a beta test on Choice, Silver & Gold, and SFI 2 auction tiers.  Assuming testing is successful, the Bonus Bar will be added later to ALL auctions.

2. Alias Bid Log

Since Pricebenders debut in September 2010 (with the exception of Big Dog auctions), we have always provided a live bid log of the most recent ten bidders with actual names of the bidders.  Unfortunately, due to continually growing abuse, we are now testing the use of alias’ in the bid log.

How has it been abused?  In short, members use the bid log to INTIMIDATE other bidders.  For example, we keep finding members who “just happen” to have the same first name and last name initial of some of our biggest, most well-known bidders.  Knowing that many bidders will flee from any auction where these “heavy hitters” show up, these members are clearing attempting to scare off the competition and win with dirty tricks.  We’ve identified other scams as well, all using forms of intimidation to win auctions unfairly.  This hurts TripleClicks, all of our affiliates, all of our Pricebenders bidders, and it makes these auctions unfeasible for us.  It must be stopped now.

Like the new Bonus Bar, we will be first testing Alias Bid Logs on the Choice, Silver & Gold, and SFI 2 auction tiers.

Note: So as to provide full transparency of the bidding process, once an auction ends, a list of every bidder–with both their real name and their temporary* alias–will be provided on the Latest Winners page (click “Bidders” link).

* A new alias is assigned for each auction you participate in.

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