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SCAM - "penny auction"
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Hidden fees for auctions! Not good deals!
ibid2SAVE is a great penny auction site. They spent a year learning about the industry and raising money before starting out. This allowed them to set up the perfect software and server environment to make a really stable site. They are also licensed in the state of North Carolina, as an auctioneer.
They have 300-700 auctions a day, and IME ship within 7 days of payment. They offer lots of ways to get bids for free, or cheap making each auction more profitable if you win, and less disappointing if you don't!
They also offer a Buy It Now on ALL of their auctions, which takes the full value of your paid-for bids placed on the auction, and lets you buy the item at MSRP at any time if you wish to stop bidding, or the auction ends and you do not win. This removes all risk from losing money, and can help you not get upset if someone is willing to bid more or longer than you are.
Wow, seems like WOT got a group of people to go in and rate all penny auctions the same - REALLY BAD (or they did it themselves by creating several id's)! While I don't like what this PA site has done with their auction fees and by giving out so many promo bids that everyone is loaded with them (so almost everything ends at a high price), they do NOT qualify as scam, phishing, etc. and for the categories available in the ratings, they shouldn't have received all poor ratings. It's obvious those first several ratings were made by WOT or under the direction of WOT, since it is the first several ratings that are ALL bad, and the language is essentially the same by each of those "users" (I would guess they have NEVER once been on the site). This pattern is repeated for the other penny auction sites. You (WOT) really ruined your credibility when you allowed these dishonest ratings to occur and/or are responsible for them! Who would believe ANY ratings for any category of business on your site now??
good site, but they charge auction fees and shipping
Reading the below comments makes me believe that these people do not pay attention to the terms and conditions or what ibid2save list in their auction descriptions. Everything is laid out in front of you before you even bid on their products. It tells you the item description and what the auction fee is and how much shipping and handling is. I don't pay shipping and handling because I bought prime membership. Also, may I add I have never bought a bid pack on this site. I don't mind paying the 10% auction fee due to I'm winning their products for free. After bidding on other penny auction sites and wasting money on bid packs and on top of that losing the auction, I would rather bid for free and have fun and then if I win just pay the 10%. I can't believe people actually complain about purchasing a $100.00 gift card for only $10.00. (Well plus whatever you won it for, but don't forget you are getting bids as well!). Seriously people?!? This should be a no brainier. One last thing, unlike the other penny auction sites I have participated on, they do not charge you a fee or penalize you if you decide you do not want to pay for the auction you won. I've had to do that a couple of times and they told me I wouldn't be penalized or charged and it would just got to the 2nd highest bidder. Overall its a good site and the people they have working there are super friendly (yeah you actually get to talk to a real person).
My main complaint about this site is the auction fee. When you win an item you have to pay the winning price ( this is normal for all auction sites), but then you have to pay an "AUCTION FEE" which can be pretty high depending on the item, & shipping & handling. All of this combined can add up to a rather high price. For example, when I 1st registered on the site it wasn't too long before I won an Aluminum wallet with pockets for only 2 cents, but by the time all other costs were added it cost me more than $11.00 for a 2 cent win. In addition the wallet was of poor quality. I don't exactly remember how long it took, but the plastic pockets started to come loose & finally the hinge broke 7 the whole thing came apart dropping every thing I had in it. Needless to say, I don't go to this site very often. The only reason I go there is to use up quite a few bids. I just don't believe in waste. I've even won other items. I just don't pay for the auctions & they pass the item to the 2nd place bidder. I've received some emails that I was the 2nd bidder, but I just don't pay for it. Even though they do have some decent items the auction fee is ridiculous. To me, most of the items are like something you would find in a 99 cent store. By the way I went to (don't know if I can mention the name) a very popular site & bought a better quality Aluminum wallet for only $5.00, buy it now, with free shipping.
I've not experienced any issues with this site. I've seen shady penny auction sites and this is not one of them. They are just new so it seems they might still be working out some kinks like any new business.
I tried this site out it seem to be great until you actually win something. The gifts are wack and there is always some type of disclaimer. The fees are ridiculous and shipping is just as bad. Try dealdash.com way better site and great prizes!
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