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  1. Wally Taylor

    Wally Taylor Oakley Enthusiast

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    Has Anyone else Won Free Oakleys On An Auction Site? - image.jpeg I won a pair of Flak Jacket XLJ's on an auction site with free bids. They cost me a total of $14.95 for shipping. Anyone else get lucky on a nice new pair of Oakleys?
    In the picture, they are wearing a pair of Jade Iridium that I bought after winning, because I'm a sucker for green lenses on Oakleys. All in all, I never bought a bid or tried again.
    Anyone else win a pair of Your favorite brand on one of these websites? I can tell You for a fact that *ee*id is honest and on the level.
     
    Last edited: 8/1/16
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  2. Jmgarcia

    Jmgarcia Oakley Collector

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    ive had bad terrible experiences except for 2 occasions. Watches, X metals you name it... Was never as described. You lucked out
     
  3. Wally Taylor

    Wally Taylor Oakley Enthusiast

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    You mean You got fake items from them? As I said, I can vouch for the honesty of the Bumble Bee Auction Site. I have heard that many went broke, and it could be that they try to save themselves by buying third-rate prizes. That really sucks if they lie about the prizes. That's why I never went back again. I quit while I was ahead.
    The auction site that I won on even gave me more free bids for winning my first auction. I used the remainder of my original bids ( I only used 8 bids to win the XLJ's). and the ten bids that I won without win.ning anythlng else, but I came very close to winning the Oakleys and an iPad with 35 bids. I have it figured out how to be a part of the final furious bidding at the end of an auction on the Bumble Bee Auction Site. I would recommend that Website whole heartedly.
     
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  4. Wally Taylor

    Wally Taylor Oakley Enthusiast

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    Quiz bids has GasCans right now that are real. It's not even close to the end of the auction, and they've already hailed in $280. When they make profits like that, why sell junk? Quiz bids is rated number one, and they guarantee new, authentic, in the box auction items. They also claim that some auctions list used items. I just don't understand why they have to cheat with theh profit margins that they work with.
    The GasCans Re at $300 and on the auction is still at 12 seconds, meaning at least another 1/2 hour at probably $15 per minute coming in. You can't bid until it's down to a few seconds on bid return. Their margin is crazy.
     
  5. Jacob L

    Jacob L Oakley Enthusiast

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    That box looks iffy for those Flaks. Take a pic of the sku to see if it's real.
     
  6. Wally Taylor

    Wally Taylor Oakley Enthusiast

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    Has Anyone else Won Free Oakleys On An Auction Site? - image.jpeg f Has Anyone else Won Free Oakleys On An Auction Site? - image.jpeg Has Anyone else Won Free Oakleys On An Auction Site? - image.jpeg Has Anyone else Won Free Oakleys On An Auction Site? - image.jpeg Has Anyone else Won Free Oakleys On An Auction Site? - image.jpeg Here's the sticker on the box. I won them like 2 years ago They have the proper numbers inside the stem. I'm not worried.
    You can see on the top picture that they experimented with the abstract words on some boxes.

    Yeah, if these are fake they're the best fakes the World has ever seen. On the Unobtanium inside the frames, there is a tine O Logo, and the rubber fits perfectly around the tiny O. The operation of the stems is dead silence, and all serial #'s and logos painted on the frame are just perfect and tidy. The Black Iridiums that came with the shades are absolute perfection, as I'd the view through the lense. Flak is molded into the Unobtanium earsock cleanly and perfectly, as I'd the Made In USA on the right earsock. If You're trying to make these out to be fake, You're just dreaming and trying to make me feel bad about winning a brand new pair of Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ's, which is EXACTLY what these shades are. And a PERFECT pair at that.
     
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  7. saltparrot

    saltparrot Oakley Collector Premium Member

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    I was hooked on a particular site that started with the letter Q for about two years back in 2011. Using a variety of chrome plugins to track high volume bidders and addicts, i was able to determine the ideal time for auctions and bidding. I actually won $1000's of dollars worth of stuff for a few hundred all-in including TVs, a macbook, and tons of **** of I didn't need. The funny thing was that a lot of the items would show up direct from Amazon as a gift meaning these sods weren't even stocking items. They would just place an order for delivery which meant almost no-overhead.

    I also won gascans, fuel cells and monster dogs from the site.

    These guys were above board, but after a couple years MASSIVELY restructured its site to increase their own profits and make doing what I did almost impossible. They basically lumped a large cross-section of products together into the same bid pool. So while one person was bidding on Oakleys, another person was bidding on a set of kitchen knives, and another person was bidding on a tent. It made sneaking off with a high-ticket item for a few bucks almost impossible.

    Like anything, it was too good to last. I wouldn't go near them now, but I'm sure there's a few lucky deals to be had by some of the better sites.
     
  8. Wally Taylor

    Wally Taylor Oakley Enthusiast

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    Yep. I never bought any bids. I'm the same way at the casino. If I don't hit iN the first $20 betting high, I just go watch football. They don't make any money from guy,s like us. That's cool that You had it figured out.
    I just didn't start bidding until a bid sent it back to two seconds instead of ten. I could never figure out why anyone was placing bids early on.
     
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  9. saltparrot

    saltparrot Oakley Collector Premium Member

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    placing a ton of bids was power bidding. people who didn't care if they had to pay full price for an item. It's actually a strategy that can work fairly well if you're willing to see it through to the end. The psychology is exactly what you described... why waste bids when you KNOW this asshat is gonna just keep bidding the second anyone else bids. Scares off a lot of people who don't want to bother competing - so much so that all competitors might just leave. Worst case scenario is you end up paying full-price.
     
  10. Wally Taylor

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    It's funny that they advertize "Item selling for 5% of their actual cost". They don't advertize that $14.67 was actually 1467 60 cent bids, or $800 for a $600 iPad. You can win, but You have to be smart and lucky.
    I was very lucky winning on my 8th bid, plus I was lucky enough to have a nice pair of Oakleys to bid on. A lot of times there's nothing I would even want if they gave it to me.