How to Start Bidding
You'll need to register before you can start bidding on our auctions. Registration is free and only takes a few minutes. You'll receive a confirmation email when you're finished- just follow the link in the email to confirm your account setup.
2. Buy Bids
Bids cost just $0.50 and are purchased in Bid Packs. KukuBids accepts multiple payment methods, including: LibertyReserve and others. Upon purchase, your bids are added to your account.
3. Choose Products
We post incredible new deals every day on our site, from the latest electronics and home appliances to gift cards, bid packages, and leisure items. Where else are you going to be able to buy a new iPad and a set of new golf clubs in the same place? Browse through our list of auctions and start bidding!
4. Place bids and win!
Click the 'Bid' button to place a bid. Every time you bid, KukuBids deducts one bid from your account, and adds time to the clock. This allows other users a chance to bid because, well, that's pretty much how an auction works.
If you are the last bidder when the timer reaches zero, YOU WIN! If you need to leave your computer don't worry. You can use the automated bidding option to place bids for you.
How does KukuBids work?
Bids cost as low as $0.50 cents and can be purchased in bid packs from KukuBids inside your account. 25 bids is $12.50 which is 50 cents each; 50 bids is $25.00; 100 bids is $49.00; and 200 bids is $95.00. These bids are pre-paid and stored in your KukuBids account. Each time you place a bid, it will be deducted from your remaining bids and will increase the price of the auction by 1 cent. No more than 25 seconds is added to the timer whenever a bid is placed. This allows another user the opportunity to bid if interested. It's just like the auctioneer shouting "Going once...Going twice...SOLD!" at an auction.
And also just like a traditional auction, you win by being the last to bid. Once you pay the final auction price and shipping costs, the item is yours!
How is KukuBids better than other auction sites (such as e-bay) and online retailers (like Amazon)?
No other retailer will let you win an item at auction for 85% to 95% less than retail. Why shop anywhere else? Even if you do not win the auction, most items (other than gift cards, bids, or cash equivalents) have a Buy Now feature so that you don't walk away with nothing! When you use our "Buy Now" feature, we subtract the cash value of the bids you've placed from the value price of the item, and you only pay the difference. It's just like buying the item at retail price! So at least you had a chance at getting it at a discount. When you walk in to buy something at a store, you never have a chance to get the item at 90% off! You can at KukuBids, so why shop anywhere else?
Let's say you spend 50 bids trying to win a $60 valued product, but you don't win. Your 50 bids are worth $25 (50 x $0.50), so if you choose to use the Buy Now feature, you will pay $35 plus shipping for the product. This is no different than shopping at Amazon.com or other online retailers except those retailers do not give you the opportunity to win items for dirt cheap prices like KukuBids does.
Because we offer the Buy Now feature on most of our physical, non-cash auctions, there is no risk in participating in auctions for electronics, home appliances or any other physical items that requires shipping.
Are products brand-new?
All products on KukuBids are brand name, brand-new, and factory sealed!
I've won an auction! What do I do now?
Congratulations! Once you get done celebrating, here's what you do:
First, confirm and pay for your win. When the auction ends, you will be directed to a page where you will be asked to confirm that you won the item. This page will instruct you how to pay for the won item. KukuBids will request payment and shipping information after every auction whether it's your first win or 100th. Once you confirm and pay for your item, we'll confirm your payment via email and ship it.
You must confirm and pay for your win within 7 days after the auction has ended. If you don't confirm within this time frame, we will assume you no longer want the item.
When does an auction end?
Each auction ends when the timer reaches zero on the KukuBids' servers.
Can I bid if I live outside the United States?
Anyone from any country is allowed to participate at Kukubids except where prohibited by local laws. We ship to any country served by FedEx or UPS.
What's the difference between the auction ending price and the value price?
Auction End price
The auction end price is the price of the auction item when the timer reaches zero. The winner will purchase the auction item for that price.
The value price is the suggested retail price. If you decide to use the Buy Now feature, the value of the Real Bids you used in that particular auction will be applied to the value price.
What's the best way to win an auction?
Everyone wants to know how to improve their chances of winning an auction on KukuBids. There isn't a guaranteed winning strategy, but we'll offer you a few tips to help get you started:
Place your bid within the last 15 seconds
By placing a bid in the last few seconds, you know the time will reset and you'll become the highest bidder. If someone else bids, time will be added and you'll get another chance to bid.
Bid on the cheapest products
You can get some great deals on our most expensive items. However, these items also tend to generate the most competitive auctions. Fewer bidders bid on cheaper items, meaning that you are much more likely to win.
Protect yourself with Kuku-Matic
Kuku-Matic is a powerful tool when using strategic limits. It can scare away the other bidders because they know that the Kuku-Matic will always place bids to keep you on top. Your chances of winning are increased, and they know it- which may help you intimidate your competition.
Turn your opponents' Kuku-Matics against each other
Some people set the Kuku-Matic and forget about it. It is easy to win if your competition has stepped away from the computer with the assumption that their Kuku-Matic will fully protect them. We've noticed that users tend to set the "Bid From" value of their Kuku-Matic to a round number, so use this to your advantage. Wait for a round number and place a single bid after it on the off-chance that the Kuku-Matic has reached its limit.
Watch other bidders
View the details of the last ten bids placed and try to figure out:
Who is bidding?
When do they place their bids?