We all here in Pinoy Tiangge aims to make bidding fun and enjoyable for everyone. We understand that there are dilemmas beginners stumble upon when they join our site. Here are 2 simple scenarios that beginner’s usually encounter:
Scene 1: Peter Cruz purchases a 999 peso worth of Bidbundle for Sony Vaio laptop. He says to himself
“This is great! I’m going to get myself a laptop for only 999 pesos!”
Auction came and Peter uses up all his bids worth 999 Pesos in the Sony Vaio laptop auction and didn’t end up the winner in the bidding of the laptop.
Peter says “I hate Pinoy Tiangge!”, “I lost 999 pesos and I’m never coming back!”. Sad both for Peter and Pinoy Tiangge since Peter lost 999 and we lost a customer.
Scene 2: Alex Tan discovers Pinoy Tiangge and sees the opportunity that he can get items at an amazingly low price “Parang normal bidding lang to, like ebay!”.
So Alex buys a 100 Bidbundle and discovers that the time resets to 12 seconds everytime someone outbids him. Alex says, “This is not how bidding works! This is a scam!”. So there goes another story which ended on a sad note.
In the almost 2 years that Pinoy Tiangge is operating, we have heard a lot of these stories. Some of you might be able to relate to their stories. We don’t want anyone to walk away empty-handed like Peter and Alex, so here are some of the top 3 mistakes beginner’s make:
1. Unrealistic Expectations
If you’re new to Pinoy Tiangge, please don’t expect to win a laptop by just buying the cheapest bidbundle available. We are not saying this couldn’t happen, it could and in our history, we had players who invested so little and won a lot BUT it is highly improbable as there are also a lot of other veteran bidders who have high bids and are also bidding on the same item you want.
While we want you to hit it big in our site, we encourage you to start on the small stuff, like Bidbundles (you’ll still earn Suki Points for this anyway). Baby steps is the way to go if you want to get more from our site.
2. Going for the Big Ticket Items
If you’re a beginner especially in bidding, don’t go after the big items right away. There are more competitors in the big items and veterans going for the popular items. We recommend that you get acquainted with our “Buy Now” option so you won’t be able to just throw your money away. With our Buy Now option, you can’t lose! Once you get the handle of the site, then, by all means, go for it and bid on those amazing phones, cameras and gadgets!
Be willing to devote more time and money to increase your odds in winning. We find that participants willing to spend 1/3 of the value of the item in bids increase their chances of winning in an auction.
3. Starting right away
Our help section is aimed especially to all our beginner’s who are still getting the hang of bidding. Use it to your advantage. Read the articles in Pinoy Tiangge 101 to let you understand how each auction is different from each other. Familiarize yourself with the Buy Now Option, Our Loyalty Rewards System and our Suki Achievement to make sure you take advantage of every feature designed to make our site more fun and enjoyable for you.