It's Outta Here! Outbid Online Auction Launches Outbid Sports, Makes Bidding for Sports Collectibles a Frenetically Fun,

 It's Outta Here! Outbid Online Auction Launches Outbid Sports, Makes Bidding
        for Sports Collectibles a Frenetically Fun, Competitive Event

Outbid teams up with such sports legends as Marv Levy and Ferguson Jenkins,
introduces fast-paced events for fans to get the best in sports memorabilia

PR Newswire

OAKLAND, Calif. & NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 3, 2012

OAKLAND, Calif. & NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Outbid
(www.outbid.com), which combines the theater and transparency of live online
auctions with social and gaming features, today at the Baseball Winter
Meetings™ announces that it is launching weekly sports-themed programming for
fans to land prized sports collectibles in a full-throttle auction via the web
or on their iPhone or iPad. Upcoming Outbid auctions – energizing, live
competitions where frenzied participants try to outbid one another in real
time – will give fans the rare chance to hear Hall of Fame pitcher Ferguson
Jenkins, four-time Super Bowl coach Marv Levy and other sports giants offer
their insights and field questions in this innovative format.

Outbid is represented by Jenkins in Booth #108 at the Baseball Trade Show at
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, which is held in conjunction with
the Baseball Winter Meetings™, the annual convention of the National
Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, Inc.

Much like the games they love to follow, sports fans can jump into the Outbid
auction fray and experience the thrilling bidding battles and, like the
athletes they admire, get their competitive juices flowing as they try to land
autographed commemorative equipment, keepsakes and collectibles, from Super
Bowl footballs to sports cards.

"Outbid wants to turn it up a notch, and give sports fans the chance to join
in the online auction fun and bid on everything from collectible pennants to a
promo card containing a piece of the dress Britney Spears wore at the Super
Bowl XXXV halftime show," said Outbid CEO Dan Granger. "Because Outbid has
been built on delivering auction excitement since day one, it's a no brainer
to open the service up to sports fan interested in channeling their
competitive spirit into these scheduled gatherings that celebrate the love of
the game."

Outbid turns the online auction on its head by making what was once a static,
plodding affair into a live event, complete with audio and a live auctioneer
playfully prodding participants. Anyone from a retired athlete to a comedian
to an author on a book tour can co-host, interact with bidders and provide
color commentary to accentuate the auction.

This combination of ecommerce, social and gamification is changing the way
online auctions are conducted while turning smart devices, such as the iPhone
or iPad, into a way for anyone to remotely participate, no matter where they
are. Bidders can tap the enlarged buttons on their smart device screens, which
allow them to instantly place their bids in rapid-fire contests where an item
is typically purchased in less than three minutes.

"Just when you think you've seen it all, Outbid comes along and not only
changes the way sports fan can get their most coveted collectibles, but turns
it into a entertaining event that plays out like a game," said Marv Levy, who
is hosting his own Outbid auction at 4 p.m. PT Dec. 17. "I'm looking forward
to co-hosting as well as having the chance to meet fans in this whole new,
innovative arena." The auction will benefit Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund, a
non-profit organization that is providing financial grants and "pro bono"
medical assistance to retired NFL players in dire need.

Outbid is owned by NASDAQ-quoted Copart, Inc. (www.copart.com), which
developed the patented VB2 online auction technology. Outbid was the vision of
Jay Adair, CEO of Copart, who led the creation of Outbid as a type of "virtual
lemonade stand" so that his children could safely sell what they made to
friends and family.

Outbid auctions are free to join or create. Sign up at www.outbid.com, check
out the schedule of upcoming sport auctions – or hold your own and invite your
friends to join in.

To download the Outbid app for iPhone and iPad:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/outbid/id524180055?ls=1&mt=8

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

About Outbid
Outbid is reinventing the online auction. By bringing the auction room online
and adding unique and exciting social features, Outbid is enabling real
auction action online. Founded in Oakland in October 2011, Outbid is a
privately held company with 21 full-time employees. Outbid was founded and is
owned 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 Vina
Consort Partners
outbid@consortpartners.com
Tel: +1 415 282 4795

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