First of all, I’ve never shopped online. I just don’t. When I want something, I’ll go and get it. If I need something to match my shoes, I’ll drive out to the nearest shopping mall and do some quick shopping. If I’m out of eggs, I’ll go to the grocery store. All I know is, I will have the items in my hand after I’m done shopping. But online shopping can’t guarantee that.
So, what is Chikapowwow? It is an auction site that allows people like us to purchase lifestyle goods and gadgets at a much cheaper price in a fun way. Why is it fun? The site has limited items to put up everyday, and c’mon, you can’t be the only one who wants an Alienware desktop (by the way, they did put up Alienware desktop)! So what do you do? You bid against everyone else who wants the same item!
All right, I just lost this handsome looking microphone to this Rizal dude. But as you see on the right side, there’s a pow history, where you get to see all your opponents. It does get a little bit competitive over time, well okay, a lot more competitive!
Let me explain to you how this dude won the auction:
“Read” the pictures below to know more about the Robot Pow. One of these days, I can prove to you manual pow-ing is much more efficient! If you are looking for a way to tick me off, yea, go for the Robot Pow!
Let’s move on, I am still angry at the robot pow-er!!!
The coolest feature on this auction site is the BUY NOW option. Can you imagine I dumped 200 tokens on this item because the genius Rizal is on his robot pow, and I still didn’t win? Hey, instead of giving up, I’ll just purchase the microphone at full price then. One chika is RM1.50, I’ve spent 200 token on the item, which means I’ve spent RM300, I’ll just add on RM149 to buy the item at full price! No biggie.
You may ask, “What if I lost the auction? Will I get my tokens back?”
The answer is “No.”
“All other Pows placed on the item expired will not be credited back to user’s account nor will the user be eligible for a refund for such bids unless for the Buy Now auction.”
It’s totally fair!
You can pay with the channels listed at the bottom of the site, as well as choose the courier service. The small badge there credits you 30 free tokens if you wear it on your Facebook profile, check it out here – http://www.picbadges.com/chikapowwows-30-chikas-giveaway/2644309/
Chikapowwow even did a Twitter contest to credit 50 tokens to followers who shared the most about Chikapowwow with their friends on Twitter, which only last for 7 days. Check it out here – http://chikapowwow.myqvc.com.my/
One good thing about Chikapowwow is their effort to make it fun for everybody, and making winning easier. For example, the JBL/Harman Kardon week. You know what they were offering?
1. Free delivery for JBL products!
2. 15% discount when exercising the BUY NOW function on JBL/Harman Kardon products in form of free Chikas
3. Winners and BUY NOW users are in the running for Maroon5 concert tickets in September
They always have a way to make their site exciting!
Although it’s a shame that I lost the item, I really, really love the microphone. Well, better luck next time. I can always write in to Chikapowwow to tell them what items I want and they will put it up. Just need to fill in the details here – http://www.chikapowwow.com/my/?cmd=contact&recommendation=1
Anyway, I really enjoyed bidding on the site, I had a friend who won an Dell Monitor 32” … So lucky… If you are interested and you think you can outbid the players on the site, here are the details:
Happy Pow-ing Chikadians!