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Outbid Names Winner of the Next Great Online Auctioneer Video Contest

In a National Search, Live Online Auction Site Finds Ideal Amateur Auctioneer To Entertain and Enhance the Competitive Fun of This Ecommerce Phenomenon

PRLog - July 25, 2012 - OAKLAND, Calif. -- OAKLAND, California: July 25, 2012 – Outbid (www.outbid.com), the live online auction service that combines the theater and transparency of live auctions with social and gaming features, today announces that bartender and DJ Frank “Frankie V” Valencic of Sarasota, Fla., is the winner of its Next Great Online Auctioneer Contest. In addition to the bragging rights for beating out other aspiring online auctioneers in a nationwide contest, Valencic takes home the winning prize of $2,000.

A seasoned showman who developed his performance chops as a DJ and a gift of gab as a barkeep, Valencic will also host five online auctions as a part of his winnings. His first appearance on Outbid will be as the host of the Man Cave auction at 5 p.m. PT Wednesday Aug. 1 at http://www.outbid.com/auctions/1759.
“After 20 years in the radio business, this is such a cool thing – something that takes me to the next level on a national platform,” said Valencic, who works at a Sarasota sports bar and is the host of the syndicated radio program “Sunset Island Music Show.” “You’ve got to be someone who can talk to people, to have that personality to keep people’s attention, and that’s what I already do for a living, 60 hours a week!”

Outbid launched the Next Great Online Auctioneer Video to find the untapped auctioneering talent that best exemplifies the brisk, sometimes boisterous affairs that are its online auctions. The company, which launched in March 2012, is the first to present live online auctions that combine social and gamification into an entirely new breed of ecommerce. Outbid is available online or on the iPhone or iPad.

“Outbid has always been about stirring up fun and keeping bidders entertained as they battle for everything thing from jewelry to flat screen TVs,” said Amy Harich, Chief Marketing Officer for Outbid. “Frank’s the perfect guy for this, as he blends showmanship and charisma with the ability to keep the conversation going – all key skills to making an Outbid auction a thrilling affair for buyers and sellers alike.”

To access the Outbid press kit with press releases, screenshots, and additional background information on the company, go to: http://consortpartners.com/clients/Outbid.php

About Outbid
Outbid is reinventing the online auction. By bringing the auction room online and adding social features, Outbid is enabling real auction action online and on the iPhone and iPad. Founded in Oakland in October 2011, Outbid is a privately held company with 17 full-time employees. Outbid is independently funded by NASDAQ-quoted Copart, Inc. (www.copart.com).

More information about Outbid is available at www.outbid.com and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/outbid.

Media Contact
Mark de la Viña
Consort Partners
Tel: +1 415 282 4795

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