When you join, just buy one bid pack (this way, you’re guaranteed your money back if you don’t win.)
Begin by choosing two or three items you’d like to bid on.
Place one bid on each item early in the auction, before the price hits $5.00. Why? Because iBid has a good “no jumpers” rule, which means someone isn’t allowed to jump into an auction after the price has hit $5. At that point, the auction is closed to new bidders, which narrows the playing field a bit.
Lower your expectations
For low-priced or less desirable items: These are the ones you’re more likely to win.