If you’ve been reading the articles on our website for any length of time, you should already know that DealFun is one of our top penny auction sites to use. What’s even better is that they now accept United States, United Kingdom, Canadian and even Australian customers. That means all you Aussies can start saving money on hot electronics now too. So why do we like DealFun so much?
One of our top reasons for liking DealFun is that they operate a LEGITIMATE penny auction website, not a fly by night scheme out to steal money from people. When you sign up for a membership, you know right away that you’re spending money on Bid Packages. There are no hidden sign up costs and terms and conditions, it’s all out in the open. That alone is a big driving force behind why we like them so much. You have a choice of which bid package you want to choose – the $69 bid pack gets you 115 bids, while the $119 Bid Pack gets you 340 Bids. For that reason we definitely recommend that you sign up for the $119 Bid Pack since having more bids as a beginner means you have a much better chance of winning products.
What Else Is Great About DealFun?
One of the other great things about their penny auction website is that if you choose to purchase any Bid Pack over $99 you get a 24 Hour win guarantee which comes with it. That means that if you don’t win anything in your first 24 hours of registration, they’ll keep refilling your bids until you do. We’ve never actually had to use their 24 hour guarantee, since we’ve ended up winning products nearly right away after signing up… However, I’m sure there are people out there that have taken advantage of this DealFun guarantee.
Another bonus to using their website is that they offer Free Shipping on all their products worldwide. That means that despite which country you live in, DealFun will give you completely free shipping. Unfortunately, this deal runs out on August 31st, 2011 according to their website, so you better sign up and win something fast!
So how does their penny auction website work?
Their penny auction website works pretty much the same as any other penny auction website. You purchase a bid pack upon registering, and then you look for auctions to participate in. Once you find an auction you want to join, you start placing your bids. Every time a bid is placed the price of the item by $0.01, and each bid adds 15 seconds to the timer. Whoever places a bid before the timer runs out, wins the product at the current listed price. Since DealFun offers free shipping, that’s one less cost you DO NOT have to worry about.
The only downside is that DealFun’s bidpacks can be a little expensive unless you buy their top tier ones. For instance, if you purchase their $60 bid pack, each bid costs you $0.60. That’s probably the only drawback we saw to their website, which is why we always recommend purchasing the more costly bid packs (it’ll save you a lot of money in the long run, and also serves to intimidate the competition that you’re facing).
Looking at the different products DealFun offers, it’s clear that they have a lot of different things from their auctioneers to choose from. Whether you’re looking for electronics, or kitchen supplies, you’ll have a pretty easy finding it on their website. And because they offer free shipping *until the 31st of August, you don’t have to worry about being stuck with the shipping costs of winning a new dishwasher or television.
There are a bunch of other features we also like about the DealFun website. For example, some penny auction websites fail to show the username of the person you’re bidding against. This isn’t the case with DealFun where you get to see exactly which user you’re facing. Why is this useful information? It’s useful because knowing who your opponent is can mean the difference between winning products and losing a bunch of bids. If you know the person involved in an auction is a power bidder (someone who usually doesn’t care about how many bids they’ve already spent), then you can exit an auction before you lose a lot of money. On the other hand, it also means that you can build up a reputation for yourself and scare other people out of bidding against you.
Finally, one of the other great things about DealFun is that they offer 24/7 customer support. Customer support is one key area that a lot of new penny auction websites fail on. Once you send their customer support an email you should hear back from them within 15 minutes (their average response time). If you haven’t already, do yourself a favor and give DealFun a try. You’ll be blown away by the prices and the lack of competition!