DubLi Auction: Mercedes for $8,000
Dave Duncan from Orlando Florida places the lowest Unique Bid on DubLi’s auction portal and drives off with a brand new 2009 Mercedes C-300!
Well, it was actually a mystery auction! The Auto Surprise!
No one knew whether it would be a BMW, Audi, or Mercedes.
DubLi’s Luxury Mercedes C-300 On Unique Bid Gets a New Home
Do you remember when DubLi announced they were auctioning off a brand new European luxury vehicle in Unique Bid, but when it appeared on the website they purposely draped the vehicle from head to toe so no one would know which European luxury model vehicle would be auctioned off? It would remain a secret with DubLi until the auction concluded. It kept everyone guessing as to what the vehicle would be which only heightened the suspense throughout the entire auction.
As the final hours ticked down towards the conclusion of Unique Bid Auction, the bidding accelerated at a frenzied pace as eager customers placed their final unique bids spending those DubLi credits; dreaming of capturing the big prize.
When the final seconds ticked down to zero indicating the conclusion of the auction, one person would emerge victorious with the lowest and unique bid and would ultimately drive off as the proud owner of a brand new 2009 Mercedes C-300 Sports Sedan.
Dave Duncan from Orlando Florida whose bid of $8050 would ultimately be the lowest and unique bid placed at the conclusion of the auction is the lucky recipient of a brand new 2009 Mercedes Pearl White C-300 sports sedan.
Rik McCoy, the Director of Marketing for DubLi went directly to Orlando in order to personally hand over the keys to Dave and at the same time make it possible to capture the moment on film and video for DubLi associates around the world to see.
The following is Rik’s description of the event as published in DubLi’s July 28th Newsletter.
When Dave was informed by DubLi that his bid was the lowest and unique for the Mercedes he was delirious with excitement, as he retold me the story and although he had made several purchases through DubLi’s Express Auction in the past, nothing could prepare him for the biggest prize he was about to receive from DubLi. What’s amusing about Dave’s story is that his girlfriend and best friend didn’t believe him when he first told them the news; in fact they thought he was trying to play a practical joke, but gradually he was able to convince them by showing the actual email he had received from DubLi, but still they remained skeptical; supportive but skeptical.
When I arrived at the dealership in Orlando, there stood a brand new Mercedes C-300 Sports Sedan with a fabulous pearl white exterior paint job, chrome wheels, sun roof and luxurious charcoal leather interior. It even had a full tank of gas…every last detail had been carefully looked after. I couldn’t wait to see the look on Dave’s face when he would actually see his new car for the first time. I was so thrilled to be a part of this incredible event and impressed how DubLi had spared no expense for this amazing car. The company even paid the taxes and registration so Dave’s only out of pocket expense was the cost of the bid itself. If you pressed me to come up with a single word describing DubLi and the attention to detail that went into creating this event, it would be… CLASS. Need I say more?
I distinctly recall Dave driving up to the dealership in an old pick up truck with his best friend and girlfriend at his side and watching him frantically waving his arms out of the truck as he pulled into the parking lot obviously seeing his new car for the first time and the crowd of people who had gathered to see what was going on.
The smile on his face and the sparkle in his eyes said it all, while his girlfriend and best friend looked numb as if the reality of the moment hadn’t set in yet. “You see, you see, I told you, I told you” is all Dave could manage to say as he ran a complete circle around the car stopping to hug the hood of his new car and then carefully looking over every inch of his remarkable prize from bumper to bumper as if to soak in every second from this special moment, knowing he would remember this day for the rest of his life. I couldn’t be happier for Dave because he is a person who is truly passionate about the DubLi business model which made the event even more special because it was genuine.
If there is such a thing as THE Perfect Customer, it would have to be Dave Duncan, and it was an honor in every sense of the word for me to hand over the keys to this special person who was truly appreciative in every sense of the word.
The next 90 minutes went by so fast it was like a blur as pictures and video captured the entire moment in film for all to see. In the end, it was a time we will all remember well and the memories of this event will remain fresh in our minds for years to come, and then it was time for us to bid our farewells.
Dave shook everyone’s hand for the 50th time, thanked DubLi for his beautiful car at least 1,000 times, and then got into his new Mercedes complete with a DubLi license plate. Next he started up the car for the first time put it into gear and slowly pulled out of the dealership with his girlfriend comfortably seated next to him in the passenger’s seat now firmly convinced by the reality that Dave indeed had placed the lowest and unique bid. We all stood waving to Dave and then he stopped for a moment to acknowledge everyone involved and gave us one long final wave goodbye, and then he quietly sped away, ending one of DubLi’s truly great moments in the history of our innovative Unique Bid auction.
Good luck Dave and enjoy your Mercedes!Mail this post