Posted on | July 4, 2012 | 14 Comments
When I read updates on twitter on how my friends won their biddings, mostly on top current items, available at ChikaPowWow, I thought I give it a try.
ChikaPowWow is an online bidding website, where user can buy CHIKAs (or commonly known as tokens) and Pow (commonly known as bid) for the items in the website. Prices of items we won are usually way lower than you can buy from other retailers. At ChikaPowWow, a win is a Wow!
After registering for my account, I was given 5 free chikas. I pow on two lovely bags; Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas (RM2750) and Crumpler Laptop Bag- Arnold Heist (RM450).
I bought 25 chikas to get myself prepared for the powing but I did not win because I did not stay up to watch and pow. Hehe. I have to be alert of the time, should’ve put my alarm clock on. Oh well, I try again next time, just gotta wait for items that I like.
I like bags and I pow for those two up there because I could use both for my travelling. Crumpler laptop bag would have made a great buddy for my Toshiba Ultrabook and the LV bag would’ve made a perfect hand-carry bag, furthermore, I have never own a designers item before. I am not much of a person who spends a lot on luxurious bags but when I came across these bags in ChikaPowWow powing list, I thought I give it a try. Although I did not win, I keep track of how much saving I could get. For both bags above, closing powing was RM6.27 (99.75% off) and RM49.60 (89% off) respectively. See? How cheap is that?
How It Works
Register for a free account: It takes JUST A FEW MOMENTS to sign up. Registration is free. No credit card information required for registration. You must be over 18 years of age to participate. Verification code will be sent you your mobile phone and for that matter, register your account with correct information, real name, real telephone number.
Start powing: Placing a pow costs a cent and each time, the timer increases by 20 secs and the price increases an amount that is already predetermined, 1 sen, 5 sen or 10 sen. If you are the last bidder when the time runs out, you will win the item for a ridiculously low price. If someone places a bid before the time runs out, you will have to place another bid to snipe the auction back.
Purchase extra pows to continue bidding: If you have already used your free pows, you can top up your using payment options available on the list. Once you have purchased pows, they will appear in your account immediately. Pow packages are available in 25, 50, 100, 200, 300 and 500. You can also redeem your chikas by entering the coupon code. To get extra chikas you can also refer your friends.
After you get a Wow: After you win, you will be alerted via email. You can check by clicking on “My Page” and then on completed auction. Click on Buy Now and complete the payment using one of the payment methods provided via our payment gateway, Netbuilder. NOTE THAT THERE IS A DELIVERY FEE. It varies from size of item delivered and location of delivery. Once Payment it completed, expect to receive the product within 14 days.
I LOVE the fact that at ChikaPowWow, we can get all kind of new and unavailable gadgets, for example, next week’s special item that will be on list is NIKE+ Fuelband, that cannot be found here in Malaysia. Only available in USA and Africa. Nike+ FuelBand tracks your activity like running, walking, etc and also syncs up with a motivational web and mobile experience.
Other great gadgets include HTC One V Smart-phone, Apple iPod Nano, Apple iPhone 4s and many more.
It is fun to buy gadgets on this site because we can get it at a bargain price and have the fun powing! Come join me.