The Outbid app lets bidders participate in a fast, infectious, new kind of auction that allows them to place a bid with just the tap of a screen. Whether they sit back and observe their competitors’ behavior, or dive into a frenetic game of bidding one-upsmanship, users of the new Outbid app can remotely experience the buzz of the traditional auction room.
Along with diving into the bidding fray, users can use the app to check the schedule or RSVP to an upcoming auction; read the details on any item on the auction block; get a sneak peak at the products submitted by the Outbid selling community, from electronics to collectibles to handmade crafts; and receive email notification of their actions.
Whether online or on the new app, Outbid auctions don’t drag out with a clock running for hours or even days – a typical Outbid auction briskly wraps up in about three minutes. And auction aficionados never have to worry about sniping, last-second bidders or annoying bots that ruin the experience on Outbid.
www.copart.com Jay Adair
"As we’ve been focusing on ways of bringing online what’s great about traditional auctions, we’ve also wanted to deliver the same, exciting, even theatrical marketplace for those who would want to join in on their iPhone or iPad," said Adair. "With mobile, and now the tablet, becoming such a force in entertainment and commerce, it was a no brainer to bring Outbid’s unique take on the traditional auction to these devices."
Oakland October 2011 www.copart.com
Mark de la Vina