Pittsburgh based Bid66 opens today at 4pm EST.Â Check out our interview with Bid66,Â you can also listen to the audio introduction of their new penny auction on their site.
Penny Auction Watch: What got you interested in the entertainment shopping industry?
Bid66: I was in the import/export business and was looking for an outlet to distribute my products. Â I came across penny auction sites and it looked like a fun way to distribute my products.
Penny Auction Watch: What kind of items you plan to start with?
Bid66: The first items will be a $166 bid pack, a $266 bid pack, a laptop, a Wii, omaha steaks, a garmin, a grill, an electric roaster, and an LCD tv.
Penny Auction Watch: Is there anything that will set you apart from all other penny auctions?
Bid66: Bidders will have a watch list where they can add only those products they want to watch. You can arrange the products on your watch list in any order. By being able to arrange your watch list you can watch those with the shorter timer without having to scroll down your page.Â Our chat room allows us to chat with bidders in real time. We will be taking
product suggestions from our bidders.Â We will have a 24 hour 1-800 customer service # for our bidders to be able to call us for support.
Penny Auction Watch: What will the timer increments be between bids?
Bid66: Our timers will vary between 5 minutes down to 5 seconds.
Penny Auction Watch: Will you have bid buddies/butlers/autobidders?
Bid66: Not at this time, we may add an auto bidder feature for our users in the future.
Penny Auction Watch: What will shipping costs be?
Bid66: Shipping will be free within the United States.
Penny Auction Watch: Will there be win limits?
Bid66:Yes, bidders may win 3 times per week per account with a limit of 2 accounts per household.
Penny Auction Watch: Is there a story behind the Bid66 theme?
Bid66: The Bid66 theme is taken from the old Route 66 stories of hard work, honesty and integrity in America.
Penny Auction Watch: Is there anything else you would like to add?
Bid66:We hope to make a mark of excellence for this industry.
Thanks Bid66, we look forward to your opening!