Posted by Gankster
For those bidders working with a limited budget, the Gankster is now offering bid packages. So, maximize your bids by winning an auction for a bid package and go on to win great new items on Gankit.com.
Posted by Gankster
With the introduction of Bid Package Auctions and 10 Free Bids for new Ganksters, getting started at Gankit.com is easier than ever before. GankIt isn’t your typical auction. Prices are changing, timers are changing, and it’s very important that you know the rules before you begin. After that, you’ll be prepared to get the best deal, and we’ll offer some tips along the way.
You can register and create a free account from this page. When you register, we will ask you for your name, email address, and preferred username and password. Once you create an account, you will not be able to edit your username.
The auction component of GankIt.com is what is known as a penny auction. Penny auctions are a spin on normal auctions because they allow products to be won at very low prices — up to 99% off retail price.
See an item you like and want to start bidding? Choose from the pre-configured bundles – 40 up to 1000 bids, or if you prefer a different amount you can create your own custom-sized bundle – from 40 to 2500 bids.
But don’t worry, if you’re not ready to ‘commit,’ we’re rewarding new members with 10 Free Bids. Register now and we’ll add them directly to your new Gankit account.
Browse through our current Auctions on the “All Items” Page. We list all our live and ‘Coming Soon’ auctions, so you can start bidding now or wait until the product you want is up for grabs. Whether you’re interested in a 46″ RCA Flat screen TV, an Apple Macbook Air or a $100 Amazon Gift Card, Gankit.com has an auction for you.
Don’t want to spend money on a large bid package but want to maximize your advantage? Bid on one of our New Bid Package Auctions. Winning a bid package auction can turn a few well placed bids into 500 new bids – and at a fraction of the price.
If you are familiar with penny auctions, this process will seem familiar. If not, we’re here to help.
Every auction starts at $0.01. Each time you or another user places a bid, the auction price increases by one penny.
Example: If the auction price is $9.07, exactly 906 bids have been placed.
When the timer gets below 20 seconds, any bid placed will increase the timer back to 20 seconds. This gives you and other users another chance to bid, similar to a traditional auction’s Going Once, Going Twice, Sold.
Example: 14s, 13s, 12s, 11s, (bid) 20s, 19s, 18s, …
Auctions end when no one places a bid, resulting in the timer reaching zero. The current high bidder when the timer hits zero wins the auction.
The official timer runs on servers maintained by Amazon Web Services, and it is not necessarily identical to the timer displayed on your screen. We recommend you refresh your page periodically, and be careful when placing a bid if the timer is under 3 seconds. Small delays that occur during the transmission of your bid caused by computer lag, internet lag or a slow network connection may result in the auction ending before your bid reaches our servers. Using a Bid Butler alleviates any potential communication lags that may be experienced when placing a single bid. For more information, please review our Terms of Service.
Posted by Gankster
Here at GankIt.com we do our best to provide our customers with the highest quality service. While we don’t ask for a pat on the back, it’s always good to hear from our OGs when they like what we’re doing. So when we received an email from CemeteryGates telling us how we stack up against other auction sites, we just had to show the love and pass on this great testimonial.
“I just wanted to thank you for your tremendous service and prompt shipping. It gets so old waiting weeks followed by months to receive items and even replies to e-mails from companies founded on a get rich quick notion. I find your site a refreshing change from all of the shill-bidder infested, bot-ridden sites which are prevalent in this industry. I just want you to know that as long as this kind of spot-on service and lightning fast shipping continue, you will have this bidder for the duration of your time in business. I give your site an A+ for effort.”
Well said CemeteryGates. So from the bottom of our hearts, we say thanks for the kind words. Everyone here at GankIt.com does it everyday for bidders like you!
Posted by Gankster
What up OGs?
Gankmaster here and I know it’s been awhile since my last email, but we have some exciting news here at Gankit!
We’ve been crazy busy and wanted to let you know that we’ve made some big changes in order to provide our homies with the best products and features. Here are just a few things you should know:
RELAUNCH SUNDAY, MAY 6
Be sure and take the puter with you wherever you go Sunday, May 6 because we are relaunching the gankosphere! No matter where you are you can be bidding on the best products at the lowest prices around. Our gankster soldiers have been working hard behind the scenes and we are proud to announce the new site will have:
• an improved product line
• better performance
• a more fulfilling customer experience
Gankit has new owners and we couldn’t be happier! “We want all OGs to have the best possible experience at the lowest prices on our ganked merchandise,” Jack, the new gankboss. The new ownership team is dedicated to providing users a great experience and offers any true OG will appreciate. So calling all Ganksters!
Come Sunday, May 6 cause we are back and better than ever!
Posted by Jack
As the year comes to a close we wanted to thank the thousands of ganksters and different media outlets who have helped put GankIt on the map. The GankIt team has been hard at work redesigning the site for the new year. Next time you visit GankIt.com, you will notice a brand new color scheme and home page. In our redesign, our goal was to give you as much important information as quickly as possible. To fulfill this goal, we made three strategic changes to the user experience: the home page, the search bar, and the product performance page.
On the home page, we now have three featured items as well as eight auctions that are getting hot soon. Additionally, the Completed Ganks, Won Auctions, All Items, and Last Call pages show twelve items per page instead of ten. You’ll also notice that the navigation bar on the top has been condensed and now includes a Categories drop-down menu that lets you sort upcoming auctions based on what type of product you are looking for.
One of the most anticipated features, the search bar, has been integrated into the header. From every page on our site, you can find whatever you want right away, just like a web search. The search bar auto-completes queries with selections from our inventory so you know what products we have at any time. You can also search for a general term like “gift card” and see all of the gift cards we have to offer.
Recently, a London Investment firm launched a Twitter based hedge fund. Twitter empowers you to vote with your voice, GankIt empowers you to vote with your buying decisions.
When you search for a specific product you will be taken to a new Product Performance page. This is your first introduction to the world of Gankonomics, the real time value of a product or service, 100% determined by you, the consumer. With each Gank, you decide how much a product is worth.
Take for example the Product Performance page for the 16GB iPad (WiFi). It will show you how that item has performed on GankIt throughout its entire lifetime. You will find all sorts of useful information such as GankIt price over time, highest Gank, lowest Gank, savings, etc – similar to researching your stocks. In the future you will easily be able to perform detailed comparisons of competing products and new generations. Notice how the Amazon Kindle’s value was steadily increasing as the 2010 holidays approached!
So, GankIt actually puts the power of how much in your hands! You watch the price coming down and GankIt to Buy It whenever the price is right for you!
We hope you consider telling your friends to become ganksters in 2011 and wish all of our ganksters a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year!
Click the image below to zoom:
Posted by Jack
What happens when a gankster doesn’t GankIt in time? More specifically, what happens when three consecutive ganksters don’t GankIt in time? Well, someone gets a brand new, factory-sealed 16GB iPad for $41.75! And for those of you keeping track, that’s less than the auction’s end price.
How could something amazing like this happen? With the unpredictability of the GankIt side, where the buy-it-now price is always dropping, anyone can click GankIt and try to buy an item at the current GankIt Price. If they can’t make up their mind or complete their purchase within the given two minutes, the item is back up for grabs. During the two minutes, the price keeps dropping in the event that their transaction is unsuccessful.
Yesterday, when three ganksters failed to complete their gank in time, the iPad’s GankIt Price essentially dropped for 6 minutes straight until user CemetaryGates ganked it for just over 40 bucks. In situations like these, it becomes extremely advantageous to store your credit card info in your profile so you that when you click GankIt, you can quickly enter your CVC/CVV code and hit submit to complete your purchase. No need to spend your precious two minutes fumbling with your wallet and typing out all of your information. Your information is safe with us – we store it securely with a PCI compliant provider.
We can’t wait to see the next unbelievable deal that a gankster will scoop up!
Posted by Jack
New websites have firsts all the time. At GankIt, we’d like to offer kudos to those users who achieved a GankIt First! Over the past month or so, our users have had many firsts which we would like to share with the GankIt community. Here are a few “firsts” since the launch of GankIt 2.0:
First Bid: optimus, 16GB iPad (WiFi)
First Single Butler Bid: RRhodes2, 16GB iPad (WiFi)
First Butler Brawlers: sabe4, GankDog, and RRhodes2, 16GB iPad (WiFi)
First Auction Winner: alphadog, 16GB iPad (WiFi)
First Gank: lacfnc06, Amazon Kindle
And now, we would like to introduce a new first. The First Gankster on Lockdown. If a gankster is on lockdown, they have reached their limit of 4 auction wins per month! We would like to congratulate user Jonathan for becoming the first gankster to get locked up.
Jonathan, we welcome you to GankIt as many items as you’d like – there is no limit to the number of items that you can gank! We’ll see you on the auction side starting Oct 1, 2010.
If you have a first you would like to be recognized for, let us know in the comments!
Posted by Jack
Labor Day is the perfect time to take a break from the daily grind so we decided to give you something to look forward to following the holiday weekend! Three timers have been activated for an iPad, a Kindle and Bose QC15′s. The first auction of GankIt 2.0 will get HOT this Wednesday (9/8) at 7pm central time. That gives all ganksters plenty of time to get up to speed on the new design, Butler Brawls™, and GankIt 101 — our complete guide to everything GankIt™ and our gank-tastic videos in HD.
Who will be the first WINNER on GankIt 2.0?
Who will be the first to GankIt™ on GankIt 2.0?
Ganksters never get caught snoozing. Get an iPad this Wednesday, 7pm central!