Tips and Tricks at the Kiasu Auctions

Though some of us had committed some forgiveable booboos at the recent auctions,  I hope that all participants had their fun and seen their kitties grow. Most certainly must thank chief for so efficiently managing the auction, and of course for the generous items and awards. Can’t believe he does it manually! 

So, after participating in auctions 12 to 14, I’ve learned some tricks to share with all. Before the auction:

1) Size up your competition, by checking their kitty. How to do that?

For each post with I want to participate in this Auction, click on the members’ profile button, scroll down and voila! But this isn’t much use as I found out recently, that some members have lobangs that include loansharks, reserve banks and buddies. Still, it serves as a guide to how many KPs they have.

2) Open either notepad or wordpad, type the sentence I bid xx KP, replacing the xx by the no. of points you wanna bid.

Then do a CTRL-A (select all), CTRL-C (copy)

3) Close all other windows except the auction page…to save computer resources..so hopefully, you don’t lag at the critical moment.

4) Open up the auction page (usually page 2) where chief has the post ….Please standby.

5) Then hit F5 (refresh) every few seconds..provided your system isnt from the jurassic era.

6) When you see the chief has posted  Auction is now opened for bidding… have FUN!

Click on post reply, and then CTRL-V (paste) the sentence you’ve prepared in (2)

At anytime during the auction, to up your bid, you can do the same CTRL-V and amend the bid amount.

Hopefully, if your pc/laptop/netbook/broadband holds up well, and you don’t have butter fingers, then you just might be slightly faster than the others. But whether you win the FVB or item, depends on, well, the amount in your kitty, compassion you have for fellow players and your luck in guessing parrticipants’ bids.

And some don’ts below, just so you don’t blunder like some of us did.

1) Do a blurbee – winning the item only to realise, it’s not much use without the earlier series.

2) Do a mathsmummy (c’est moi, compliments of penglee) – bid so high for the fvb at the expense of others, sorry again.

3) Zack it – tell what you die-die must lay your hands on.

4) Use mobile devices like iPhone, iTouch – nincompoop touch screens and sweaty fingers..are real killers…even blackberries and nokias are no-nos.

Ermm, hey buddy bee, sista buds and bro zack, if you prefer not to become an adjective (thanks chief, for the word), let me know, I’ll remove it. 

Here’s wishing all a successful and happy new year ahead! 

And more from chief:

Do a winth – Forget to attend the Auction that you have been waiting a long time for

Do a mrswongtuition hub – Get your poor uninitiated hubs to try to win a FVB on your behalf.  Not a shred of chance with the feeding frenzy of the first 3 mins of the Auction.

Do a schellen – Bid with sniper accuracy and efficiency in targeting and finishing off your opponents with a single hand at the keyboard.  Skill can be acquired only after very tough regime of training that involves night feeds and screaming babies.

Do a clarabella (aka. Do a jedamum) – Inspect the validity of every bid with the unrelenting thoroughness of a nose picker.  No one escapes.  Bidder beware.

Do a titank – Lose points for not complying to the requirement of completing Personal Details page of your Profile.

Thanks

Thanks for posting, quite helpful.

Thanks

Thanks

Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for sharing!

oops!

 lvkm? lkvm? the fastest minted kgm? the one with the longest name?

 

  

who is lvkm?

who is lvkm?

joking… 😛

now we are in the same boat for making the same mistake. lol

hey lvkm

 hope you’ve picked up some useful tips. and see ya at the next one..think chief mention it’s in april

 

  

Great Tips

I havent attended any auctions yet but guess they will be fun.. looking fwd to the next one,  hopefully its gonna be sooooon

Mathsparks said:  Zack,

Mathsparks said:

 Zack, you’re really a 老实人,佩服!

  

Kudos!

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Oops sorry… dunno how to quote lar… but it was in response to mathsparks’ earlier reply to me

 

 

zack...yes, please enlighten us

 buds called the mata liao.

 

  

I oso.. :P

I oso… dun understand.

Enlighten us great one.

 bÜds

zack, paiseh i dont understand you leh?

 

 

  

Hiya... Life is already so

To mathsparks:

Hiya… Life is already so complicated… Cant go wrong if we try to keep things simple and str8 forward mah

That's not me! :(

You forgot. Do a "buds": bid so high in the beginning so

nobody will already have a chance of winning.

Thats not me leh..

I dun do that ya know..

 bÜds

to muffins

 ermm, i thot that’s do a mathsmummy. do a buds, removed le.

 

  

You forgot. Do a "buds":

You forgot. Do a "buds": bid so high in the beginning so nobody will already have a chance of winning.

Sleepy winth indeed!

Hi Mathsparks,

Thanks for the suggesting the reminders! Will definitely appreciate it. 

Ya, we sleep like 10pm every night. The latest we would stretch is like 1030pm, it’s really difficult to keep the eyelids open after that.  

Sleepy winth?

 So its true that you’re an early sleeper, winth? Ya, chief is funny indeed. Will remind you at subsequent auctions, ok?

 

  

Do a winth - Forget to

Do a winth – Forget to attend the Auction that you have been waiting a long time for

This is really funny! Hehe…

Ya, I was so eyeing for the Bird Park Pass and slept through the whole of the auction.

Can’t imagine jeda pmed me to tell me that she’s eyeing for it as well, and I didn’t even suspect that the auction was that very day.

Honest Zack

 Zack, you’re really a 老实人,佩服!

 

  

  Hey mathsparks... No

 

Hey mathsparks… No worries lar… "Zack it" is fine with me…

Actually I was eyeing anything in particular… Just that I committed to spend my KS Pts … So what ever it is gotta spend spend spend lar …

 Anyone else doesn't

 Anyone else doesn’t wanna be an adjective, let me know, k?

 

  

Hahahaaa...  buds has a

Hahahaaa… 

buds has a good memory.. If I recall correctly, it was the e-dictionary right??

Mathsparks must have missed that one..

Cheers!

No comment.

Ermm.. no comment.

And please hor… i prefer to remain

a special noun, if you… ehem… don’t mind. 

 

 bÜds

Hahaa!

Hahaa, amylqf! You are so spot on dis time, yo.

Better not be on the don’t list. But i can include

you if you want…

 

"Don’t do an amylqf : Bid until win item only to

return it back to Chief."

 

*Joking arh…*

 

 bÜds

Well written on your tips,

Well written on your tips, mathsparks.

glad that I am not on your don’t list.

NO WORRIES

buds is really generous.. I should know..

btw, you dont have to start diggin holes to crawl into if "that" item never surfaces..

Just donate the KPs to moi!! I’ll put it to good use..

Cheers!

Gee! I never knew buds is

Gee! I never knew buds is so generous. 

And you’right, buds hubs, I’m waiting for that item, it’s that or nothing else. and the whole world knows. I’ll have to dig a hole and crawl in if that item never surfaces again.

  

 Ermm, jedamum, i never

 Ermm, jedamum, i never win coz i only participated in 3 series nia. and the items also not suitable for my kids or me.  So I’m still waiting…and waiting….and waiting.

 

  

 aiyah, autumnbronze. don

 aiyah, autumnbronze. don need to cry la. sooner or later the world will also find out. see? i also give you kudos!

 

  

 hi radiantmum, don't

 hi radiantmum, don’t need to siam when you see me. I harmless tiger la. I only bid for the fvb only.

 

  

Worried!! Who Me??

Oh Wise & Great jedi master…

I agree that KP is king but experience also plays a part.

buds & I are not at all worried about the competetion…

KPs can easily be earned but the skills required during bidding comes from experience..

Perhaps mathsparks is waiting for the right moment or item *hint* *hint* before she goes all out with her KPs..

Cheers!

Its a CRIME!!

LOANSHARKS??.. Did’nt you read the newspapers recently, the authorities are going all out to wipe out these scumbags…

So rest assured, we do not borrow any KPs from anyone during auctions, however buds did give away KPs to others during auctions so that they can play on or get FVB.

As for reserve banks… the only reserve bank buds has is from my account and vice versa.. thats all..

HONEST!!

Cheers!

buds_hub quote: "Great

buds_hub quote:

"Great Tips… now that the secret is out,

Its going to be even harder to win.."

sure anot? cash is king ie KP is king. so why you worry?

considering that Mathsparks has yet to win any auction, the tips given still lack the experience points to win.

 

 

Gulps 9000?! Geez, say so

Gulps 9000?! Geez, say so lah, I probably wont bother to bid if I see you there liao

Alamak ...

Alamak mathSPARKS,

Now I am truly at the mercy of the big fries … like you …

You went and told the ‘whole world’ my ksp

Don’t think I don’t know you have over 9000 ksp k ….

 

autumnbronze

  Ya indeed, you and buds

 

Ya indeed, you and buds are truly the best team.

But I’m still not convinced leh..No loansharks meh?

  

NO SECRETS

Well.. there’s really no secrets.  You have already let em all out of the bag..

buds & I are a tag team.. We support each other during auctions.

Normally, I will check the bidding and tell her whats the highest bid and vice versa..

During auction, It helps to have a good & fast connection and most importantly enuff KPs to spare.. So as a start, Im going to kudos all of you for your comments posted here..

I guess you lovely ladies gotta influence your hubbies to join in as well… 

Cheers!

 Thank you all, for your

 Thank you all, for your kudos. Muacks!

 

  

 Ermm, buds hubs, I've

 Ermm, buds hubs, I’ve shared my secrets. It’s time you guys share yours. What say you?

loan sharks and reserve banks?

 

  

 Yep, so now everyone's

 Yep, so now everyone’s on an equal footing..at least, no more secrets to putting in that bid before others. But I’m still trying to unravel the one about reserve banks and loan sharks. Any help? Anyone?

 

  

 And a wonderful new year

 And a wonderful new year to you too, autumnbronze. More than 3k in your kitty and you call yourself small fries? So humble. So, I’m a barbed cookie? 

 

  

 Now, you know, eh,

 Now, you know, eh, radiantmum? See you at the next one? I’ll be good, I promise.

 

  

 Go for the next one,

 Go for the next one, hmsg! It’s really nail-biting, heart-stomping fun.

 

  

Great Tips

Great Tips… now that the secret is out,

Its going to be even harder to win..

But its all in the name of fun.. so no worries..

Cheers!

Mathsparks, you are really hilarious and good!!

Great sound tips to share indeed! 

I am assured now that the next auction will be ALOT fiercer and more FUN!!

mathSPARKS

mathSPARKS,

You really ‘sparkle’ up the forum

Your witty one liner barbs, your posts, they are really something lah …

Once again, you got me hanging at the edge of my seat laughing

Thank you for this informative post.  My only hope is that members forget about the clicking into the profile part to check out the ks points … like this small fries like me can never win one …

You are one helluva cookie

Happy New Year, mathsparks.

  autumnbronze

Oh no wonder I never win

Oh no wonder I never win one – – LOL

never tried auction before,

never tried auction before, maybe will try for once….

 errr, chief, my dh also

 errr, chief, my dh also tried to win a fvb in one of the 11 series auction on my behalf, but that clueless guy, din put in a bid.

 

  

  chief, you guys really

 

chief, you guys really deduct titank’s points? errrr, I think a lot of us having problems updating..like I’ve 2 kids, but I’ve trouble removing the birthday of my non-existent 3rd child.

You must be very observant to come up with these new adjectives…heehee..I called them verbs. Will add to my post. Thanks!

  

 And schweppes, I've

 And schweppes, I’ve learned a lot at the auctions too!

  

More adjectives...

Do a winth – Forget to attend the Auction that you have been waiting a long time for

Do a mrswongtuition hub – Get your poor uninitiated hubs to try to win a FVB on your behalf.  Not a shred of chance with the feeding frenzy of the first 3 mins of the Auction.

Do a schellen – Bid with sniper accuracy and efficiency in targeting and finishing off your opponents with a single hand at the keyboard.  Skill can be acquired only after very tough regime of training that involves night feeds and screaming babies.

Do a clarabella (aka. Do a jedamum) – Inspect the validity of every bid with the unrelenting thoroughness of a nose picker.  No one escapes.  Bidder beware.

Do a titank – Lose points for not complying to the requirement of completing Personal Details page of your Profile.

Great post, Mathsparks!

Great post, Mathsparks! It’s a useful and fun read on New Year’s Day!

I’ve learned a thing or 2 today, thanks to you! 

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