Well having been a partial observer to this site over the past few months due to a very hectic schedule i decided that this was the idea opportunity to re-enter the world of MYDL!
Last year I spent a little bit of time reading all your posts and comments about Smokoo and the way they are all scum and there was no possible way that anyone could win. The idea I got was that you all felt like the consummate expert on how this system works. Well it seems no one was willing to sit and take a longer harder look with a little bit of unbiased journalistic integrity, something I am well used to after the year that has passed.
So in the interests of boredom, curiosity and well just plain stubbornness I signed up last Thursday afternoon at work and began to observe. Very quickly I learnt who the players where and who the chancers where.
It amazed me as at first I thought of it as a bit of a legal form of gambling but very quickly realized that this the kind of strategy employed when tackling these auctions is something straight out of The Art of War!
Let me explain some observations:
1. It is pretty easy to understand that you don't bid against someone who won an auction for 500 bids the night before if you don't have credits in the bank.
2. Single bidding while there are auto bids in play is stupid, watch carefully and you might just figure out the right moment to throw your own auto bid into the mix.
3. Yes while Smokoo make some losses, they do indeed make some profit, well at least that is what business is all about is it not?
4. Working the bids and setting you maximum price is what counts, yes you will lose some, unfortunately that is how the system works but if you are clever you can win more than lose.
5. The glory is that everyone pays a share and one person wins, have I won? Yes I have but I will not reveal what until the very end of the challenge I am putting out at the bottom of this blog.
Think of it this way, Vodacom run a competition that says if you sms the answer to this question to the following number you have a chance to win a car. Well how is that any different? You have a chance to win depending on if you send one sms or one million of them. You will never be sure how it worked. Yet none of us who have ever entered a competition has ever accused the organisers of being scum even though they made million of revenue out of the sms's that where sent. Their reward being far higher than the cost of the prize.
At least with Smokoo you can see what is happening, plan your attack and know the outcome. Hell for reference purposes they even ask for your FICA documentation, something I have noticed neither Bidding Buzz nor Bidchaser ask for.
So there was a uproar over an iPad, who gives a dam, it was an honest contest between adults that chose to partake.
I will admit that having watched auctions on other sites I do prefer Smokoo due to the rapid conclusion of the auction, longest I have viewed is about three hours at 5c increments. As opposed to one on Bidchaser this weekend that lasted three whole days and rose painfully slow at 1c a bid.
I mean come on guys, how is it a scam if there is the choice on your side to partake or not, it is not a gamble as if you watch carefully you quickly realise who is serious and who is not. Just going in and hoping to win is not going to be good enough here, you have to use your brain and if used right it is a great adrenaline rush as the seconds click off to victory!
So here is the challenge, I have chosen to go all out with to prove that this site has been treated unfairly by all you techno savy individuals. What I will do is demonstrate the way I have very quickly picked my own working strategy and to be honest made a good game of making sure I pay very little for it. In the coming days I will announce the item I desire and the times to view me in action!
I invite you all to watch and comment afterwards. Maybe just maybe, if I an individual who is known by most of you as well as someone who is most definitely still employed by Teazers can win something of value then you all can with a few simple strategic moves.
To clear it up my user name on the site is sean1092 and I promise to go for a big ticket item to prove it can be done and that the so called "bots" can easily be defeated. After which I will prove by posting a screen shot what my strategy was and how I beat the supposed system by using my head instead of crying foul!
So who is up for the challenge, I win you appologise, you win I will retract this entire post!
As always I swim against the stream!