QuiBids.com Reviews – Legit or Scam?

 


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QuiBids.com is the largest penny auction website currently operating in the United States. Penny auctions have been around for awhile, but have only recently gotten lots of attention from people outside of the penny auction community.

Penny auction websites attract people to them by promising expensive, big ticket items at unbelievably low prices – for example, QuiBids shows a new iPad, which retails at $499 for the most basic model, selling for $22.54.  But this winning bid of $22.54 is misleading.  This isn’t the truth of how much it costs to win that iPad.

The way penny auctions work is that you are only able to bid a single penny at any time during the auction.  However, at QuiBids.com, you must purchase each 1 cent bid for 60 cents.  So an iPad that retails for $499 but was won for the grand total of  2,254 one cent bids (or $22.54) which actually cost 60 cents each means that the iPad just sold for $1352.40.

Though the person who wins the item usually has paid less than retail for what they have received, citing $22.54 as the winning bid is extremely misleading.

So is QuiBids a Scam?

All penny auctions, regardless of reputation, are a bad idea and should be avoided.

First of all, QuiBids.com and other penny auction sites require people to pay for the option to bid, but don’t allow them to bid in increments of their choosing.  This means that QuiBids is forcing the price up and profiting all the while.

On eBay, the seller and buyer have the auction monitored by the website, which is the trusted third party.  On QuiBids.com, there is no trusted third party.  QuiBids is the seller and the auctioneer.  It works in their favor – and their favor only – to drive the price up in these small 1 or 2 cent increments.

QuiBids attempts to redeem themselves by offering you the “By It Now” option, which is when you can take the total amount of your failed bids and apply that toward the retail price of the item you were bidding on.  Say you bid $80 total on an iPod Nano that cost $150.  For the remaining $70, Quibids will sell you a Nano.  Well, $70 plus tax, fees, and shipping and handling.

With the added “fees,” tax, and S&H, that Nano will cost you more than it would at Apple, and usually much more than it would at a discounted retailer like Amazon.com or Target. In addition, QuiBids is not an approved retailer of Apple – or any major brand name – products.

This means that if you get the item from them, the manufacturer warranty is void – if it breaks within the first 60 days, you will not be able to get it repaired or exchanged. If you have a problem within the first 30 days, QuiBids will refund the final auction price you paid, but not a single dime of the bids it took to win the auction.

It’s much better to stick to legitimate auction sites like eBay, instead of spending lots of frustrating time and effort on penny auction websites like QuiBids.com.


 

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Average Rating for " Quibids " is 1.86 out of 5 based on 1194 reviews.

  • Darwindear says:

    April 14th, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    I also have a strange story to tell. I won two auction right off and have two items coming worth $50 but I immediately lost the next auctions in a suspect way. I would bid at the very end
    and it would close but take my bid. Also same auctions would show up while I was bidding already sold for ridiculous amounts. I think it was ploy to keep you bidding. I also noticed the same dozen names were the ones winning but couldn’t figure out how. I only lost $10 but I don’t want to waste more money trying to figure out how to win.

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    JimD says:

    April 6th, 2014 at 1:19 am

    For some items they make it very tempting to give it a try because they offer a decent price and free shipping. If its something you intended to purchase at a store anyway, you might think you have nothing to lose. You’d be wrong!! For an item such as a TV, game console, Mac, etc, it can take up to 5 hours to make it to the end. Think about it, 5 hours staring at your computer clicking the mouse every 5 to 10 seconds! There are better ways to spend your time. Additionally, three times now I’ve gotten to the point where I’ve bid so much I’m forced to stop (when you’ve purchased the amount of bids equal to the cost of the item) and immediately after the auction mysteriously ends with a winning bidder. I’m almost certain this has to be a fake bidder. Of couse you can use the buy now option, but you end up paying more than you would at a store, and you’ve wasted your time!

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    Mike says:

    April 3rd, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    What I would like to see when all those people that got something for what seems like a ridiculous price I woukd like to see how much it cost them to win it and even better how much the site made on that item from all the bids that were made

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  • Lindsay says:

    April 3rd, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Your doctor cannot know if treatments are effective
    without this kind of information. You will notice the battery on the bottom
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    of the country.

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    Ignoramas says:

    March 27th, 2014 at 9:29 am

    what a Scam this site should be investigated and refund the unknowing fools their money Back!!!!!! All Fields

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    one more sucker says:

    March 20th, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    I wish I had read, or someone to tell me about the shit b 4 I acted a fool and bided on this item, did not win the item but my account was charged not $60.00 like everyone else (I wish) those G.D.M.F. charged me $112.60 for abosutlely nothing.

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    Cheryl says:

    March 11th, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    SCAM! And once you buy bids, they refuse to refund you your money!

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    Biggest Fool says:

    March 3rd, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Qui bids is the biggest scam in the world. I tried to turn the page last night to get off their site and was charged $60 so I could have 100 bids stored-like I would do business with anyone that there is no way to get ahold of them. If I weren’t so furious right now, I would laugh on how stupid I was. If you call the # given (and there are several) you will get the same message stating they are out of the office at this time and to call back-that’s after they have introduced themselves a being the largest “Penny Auction” in the world. But state to c/b later when all of them around the world get back to the office. I wasn’t interested in bidding on anything-I was just trying to get out of the web site. I just rad numerous blogs that are identical to mine. In short, do not wonder if this site (Qui bids)is a scam IT IS ONE THE BIGGEST RIPOFFS IN THE NATION!!! I will now be calling the appropriate government agency.

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    Valerie says:

    February 26th, 2014 at 11:52 am

    I had heard about this on TV. I needed a roku, so yesterday I joined up. I knew bids were .60, but on their sign up page, the only package they offer is 100 for $60!I really didn’t want that many, but I was suckered in. So I went to the auction page to check it out. I figured out how to look for the roku, but there wasn’t an auction until almost midnite.Well, I began playing around in the auctions, and before I knew what had happened, 30 bids were spent, and all I had to show for it was some cheap earrings that nobody else wanted! Hey, but they only cost me a penny! So, when my roku went up, I jumped right in. Fully prepared to go the distance. Well, they have this incredibly annoying and unfair option of automatic bidding that you can set to start at any amount. So if people have been bidding since the start, when it gets up to a certain amount, this auto-bid jumps in. You can set it to bid how ever long it takes for everyone else to drop out and you win. But of course you have to have a crap load of bids. So this jerk whose not even online at the time can outbid you, no matter what you do. Once you see the auto-bid, you may as well drop out.So rather than loose all that I invested (not to mention the time), I opted to buy it. Instead of it costing about $80, the total cost for me was $107.99!!!! I don’t have that kind of money, I’m unemployed, going back to school, and was just trying to save some money (all I have is my income tax return). I’ve made some big mistakes, but quibids is right up there at the top!!!

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    Ophelia says:
    April 5th, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    Valerie, obviously you have never bid before. You place the highest bid amount you are willing to go, and leave it, it automatically stops at the amount you placed. I’m a vendor and am tired of hearing people offering very little money for an item that is worth ten times their offer. Their excuse when I say no is that they don’t have money. Well, then, don’t bid, don’t shop, don’t buy. Expecting others, trying to make a few dollars to add to their social security, suffer to make you happy. This may come as a surprise to you, but the whole country is broke, not just you. In reference to your dumb statements: suckered in: no; midnight: too late for you; cheap earrings: you bought them; jerk: unlike what you are; lost time: you are unemployed, use the time to look for a job.

    Shut up Jason says:
    March 20th, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Oh shut up Jason, you’re a troll with a smart ass comment. Ugly bastard!

    Jason says:
    March 8th, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    If you’re unemployed, have living expenses and your only cash is your income tax return, your first mistake was wanting to buy a frivolous item like a Roku in the first place. Spending any money at all on items that aren’t necessities is a really bad idea when you’re unemployed.

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    Jenna says:

    February 26th, 2014 at 2:09 am

    I wish i could give QuiBids a 0! A friend of mine who is very into auction sites recently told me about Quibids and was raving about it. I was skeptical( I don;t even use Ebay) but agreed to take a look at their website. I saw all their “Endorsements” supposedly from the Wall Street Journal, and Time Magazine and decided to put Quibids into the search bar on those websites to see if i could find the “reviews” Quibids were “quoting”. Nothing. Most, if not all of those reviews are falsified. Quibids is a complete and utter scam, so glad that people are realizing this and posting warnings for others! I told my friend, and gave her the link to this site and she checked her account, Quibids ha taken over $200 for no apparent reason! She called the bank and they refunded the fraudulent charges, apparently they get a lot of complaints about Quibids! Hopefully this means the Fed’s will soon be investigating and this scam will be shut down for good!

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    Beverly Harrell says:

    February 15th, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    I paid quibids.com 27.00 freely, but they took another 60.00 out of my checking account without me knowing, They aree nothing but a scam.

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    Sue Shipman says:

    February 6th, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Quibids is not only a scam, it offers poor quality goods. After losing an auction, I had put enough money into the item, I couldnt’ justify throwing the money away. I purchased the set of knives and when it arrived (ginsu knives) they couldn’t even slice through paper.

    I have repeatedly tried to work with customer service who will refund me all of $10 and change, not the full retail amount. Now they simply ignore me. I’m going to see what I can do through legal channels because I’m just pissed I was pulled into this obvious scam.

    Quibids should be either regulated or shut down by the government. If online poker isn’t allowed, why is this?

    I intend to take this one piece of merchandise and go as far as I can with it; then do my best to complain to my representatives, both state and federal, about Quibids.

    I only wish I could have read these reviews before I went there. Oh, and try posting something to their facebook page – it gets erased as quickly as you post it!! Please people go to atty general, congressmen, senators, whomever, and get these people shut down!

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    Kari says:
    February 24th, 2014 at 1:34 am

    Save all your info & contact the BBB!

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    Andy says:

    February 6th, 2014 at 12:07 am

    Terrible site, luckily i only lost 3.60. And the fees are hidden. If you go on their chat site, you can clog it up a bit, then give poor reviews for as long as you like. Maybe i wasted 3.60$ of their time, probably not

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    KB says:

    February 5th, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Too bad I couldn’t rate it less than 1! Sites like these are terrible. The site owners like to “shill bid” on their own items. I know for a fact that its done on 99% of these sites. They sucker you in with 100 bids to start then trick you to where you are actually paying for those 100 bids. It cracks me up how these penny auction sites rope people in to thinking they are getting a steal. Guess what, YOU’RE NOT fool!

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    NKW says:
    February 20th, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Thank you everyone for all this information I almost went for it. I am sure the ones that have said great things about this is, coming form Quibids robots

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    SRobertson says:

    January 31st, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    QuiBids has to be the absolutely worst bidding process I have ever tried, My account was automatically charged $60 just for registering, which they neglect to mention on that home page with the overwhelming endorsements blind siding you. I was under the misguided impression that the first 100 bids were free…WRONG. They won’t refund my money because I used the bids so now all I’m left with is an expensive lesson and nothing to show for it. Didn’t matter what I tried bidding on, everything was way more than I would have paid retail with the cost of 0.60 per bid and only going up in 0.01 increments. I read their recommended pages, but seriously, you better be rich before you go to their site expecting to get any type of “deal”. Avoid QuiBids at all costs and go buy the item outright somewhere else. It will save you time and money!

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    Elvis Dave says:
    March 26th, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Thanks for your review. I suspected a scam and you confirmed it. Don’t understand why these sites aren’t regulated and suspended from the internet like online poker.

  • NICK K. says:

    January 26th, 2014 at 11:11 am

    THIS IS MY RATING FOR YOUR REVIEW SITE, NOT QUIBIDS. I WAS ABOUT TO GIVE QUIBIDS A SHOT UNTIL READING A NUMBER OF THE ABOVE POSTS. THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR YOUR REVIEWS – THEY HAVE SAVED ME MONEY AND A WHOLE LOT OF AGGRAVATION.

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    Jackie501 says:
    April 15th, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    I was just about to put my debit card information in and decided to open another link to see all the reviews and quickly changed my mine. Thanks for all the comments and reviews.

    skd says:
    April 5th, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    ditto!THX!

    Kay Mitchell says:
    February 19th, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    I was just browsing the news when I saw an ad for “Qui Bids”. I’d never heard of penny auctions. I watched all the video clips of news programs proclaiming the virtues of “Qui Bids” for fabulous savings and I believed them.

    Like Kim above, I too filled out all my info and then paused at entering my credit card info. because I’ve been a victim of attempted ID theft and an actual victim of credit card fraud.

    I decided to look “Qui Bids” up on WIKIPEDIA to see if I can find any info. And BOY! I’m sooooo glad I did!

    I thank this site and these posts for saving me from another fraudulent scam.

    Thornburg says:
    February 17th, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Thanks for the info,f-them and the horse they rode in on

    Kim Baptist says:
    February 8th, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Thanks to all of you as well. I almost made the same mistake. I actually had typed all my information including my credit card information. Thank you so very much!!!

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    Caroline allan says:

    January 25th, 2014 at 4:07 am

    Don’t join. They ve just taken £36 from my account for no reason

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    Raulent says:

    January 21st, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Quibids looks like a scam. To understand the scam, you must understand how quibids makes money.

    1) The general idea is that a bid costs 60 cents. That’s right, in order to bid, you must pay 60 cents each and every time you bid.
    2) Each bid increments the selling price by 1 cent, less frequently 2 or 5 cents.
    3) The maths is simple. An item listed at $286 at Amazon sells typically for $21. This earns Quibids the following:

    2100 cents ($21 end price) x 60 cents (per bid @ 1 cent per bid) = $1260.
    Add the $21 final item sale price = $1260 + $21 = $1281.

    That’s right, a $286 item is sold at Quibids $1281 + transportation and several days delay. It is in no way competitive with Amazon.

    Is that real life example not enough to convince you it is a scam? $1281 for a smartphone listed at Amazon for $286 This is a real scam by any standard, not a fiction. And it never gets better at Quibids.

    It’s not all. I suspect Quibids will never let you get a prize unless you spent 2 or 3 times its value on bids. They will make sure some fictional bidder gets it. As with an online casino, the fictional bidder is a house robot that will systematically outbid you until you spent your last penny. You will NEVER get the prize if you haven’t already paid for it several time.

    There is more. Each bid extends the bidding time by 10 to 15 seconds. A logical and safe tactic consists in bidding in the last 2 seconds before timeout. This gives other bidders the time to bid before you, so you don’t have to spend 60 cents that will increase the price by on cent that somebody else is willing to do for you. Tough luck, at one point, Quibids will just refuse to take your bid into account 1 or 2 seconds before the bidding time has elapsed. It will declare it sold to another bidder, very certainly a robot – a fictional house bidder.

    Stay away from Quibids. This is just another offshore casino like scam. And, it won’t be long before they are driven out of business by angry customers.

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    kevin says:

    January 20th, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    SCAM ! I have to tell my story… I’ve been on qubids for over a year, I have won a few things but paid dearly for most. I was in a bidding war for 100 bids…I had over 400 “voucher bids” in my account and ran up against a person that kept bidding against me. anyway, the 2 of us ended up all alone for almost 2 1/2 hrs…I was left with 30 bids when they quit bidding. then out of the blue someone else started bidding (even though the auction was locked) this person hadn’t placed a bid in that auction until then (he had a very different name and I would’ve noticed) anyway, I won but lost 350 bids doing so. I checked a site called all penny auctions that lists all bidder’s bids, won/lost auctions etc. and looked up the 1 who kept bidding against me. there is no way that they mathematically could have had that many “voucher bids” themselves…they hadn’t won enough voucher bid auctions to compete to the level they did. quibids must have shill bidders. I noticed also that this person is still bidding and with “voucher bids” to boot ! I contacted “customer support” asking how it was possible that this person could bid this much and have not received any reply from them (if it was legit they would’ve explained to me how this person had that many bids) remember…if a person is using real bids then they automatically go to “buy it now” when they reach the items value…

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    Thomas says:

    January 18th, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    The rating is actually just something, and means nothing, because my suspicions were confirmed. The reality is actually worse that what I thought. There is an account on zbiddy.com. They have this new ipad @ $17.57 and that seems not to end. At that rate, the per bid cost probably means zbiddy makes a lot more on an item that seems not to really be available in their penny auction. The illusion, and isn’t the business model great for them. A product in demand for a wounderful price, wow

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    Colten says:

    January 16th, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    Don’t ever get on the site it’s a complete scam and ripoff
    They should be investigated by the FBI

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  • julietales says:

    January 9th, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    I am glad I read this I was just about to to buy a bid package, but then I deleted my account before I got started after reading this Thank you

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    laura says:
    February 13th, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    same here!!!

    idon'twantowritemyname says:
    January 11th, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    me too!

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    jayhawk says:

    January 4th, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    First, let me say two things: (1) I want to confess that I made a stupid move when I logged on to QUIBIDS.COM and fell for their gimmick because I know that if it sounds to good to be true, it usually is. But I did. (2)I want to thank each and every one of you who blogged in on this subject and especially, the host ReviewOpedia. Your comments and feedback, made me check my online account immediately after reading the bad experiences each of you went through and there it was! those people had charged my account twice for a total of $120.00 and I have NOT even posted a bid on anything!! I immediately took action to dispute the charges and had them removed from my account. This was the day after I had signed up with no activity. I will make it my personal business to warn all my contacts about these people and everyone I talk to and meet in the future. Again, thanks to all of you.

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  • Tankerous says:

    January 2nd, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    My review is not quibids.com….it’s all of these comments. VERY WELL DONE. I keep seeing their ad’s on TV. Tonight I went online to check them out. I’m a born skeptic anyway so I did some browsing and ended up here on Reviewopedia. I love the Internet and websites like this one because I pass this stuff around to friends and Internet neighbors. I’ll be passing this one around for sure. Keep up the good work

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    Murphy says:

    December 17th, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    I have considered going to Oklahoma city ok to see these people face to face while in my company shall be two rather large gentlemen to get my point ! Those who state they are a good company. Man who do you get down on your knees FOR it sure is not worth going to jail about but trust me I have contacted the attorney generals office in Ok to make formal complaint The way they are working is such as a ponzi or the older players are getting paid while the little guy is getting screwed I do know some HA s Hells Angels in the ok state maybe they will stop by their place and have a FRIENDLY talk with them. LOL

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    himcfad says:

    December 9th, 2013 at 10:21 am

    honestly dont know why this site gets so many bad reviews.people should be mad at themselves for not reading the terms and agreements.i signed up for quibids to try them out.and yes i was one of those people who did not read the fine print.my account was charged 60 dollars and i was absolutely shocked.but all i had to do was call the quibids service number and they refunded my money in less than 5 minutes..the number is 4052532038.and i learned a lesson.read the terms everytime!!

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    Bo Diddly says:
    December 14th, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Your are a complete idiot.

  • Catey says:

    December 3rd, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Thank u thank u thank u I saved sixty bucks and as far as the bbb better business bureau they give people good ratings because their small print tells you ur getting screwed so
    If you get screwed they’re living up to their word

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    Prissis1212 says:

    December 2nd, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Worst site I have been on in a long time.Little did I know that they had charged my account $60.00 within the hour of me signing up.I tryed to find a phone number for customer service with no luck.So i called my bank and put a dispute in so it will stop them form collecting.At least I hope so.If anyone has a # I would love to have it.

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    Lisa says:
    December 29th, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    4052532038

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    Helen Fuselier says:

    November 27th, 2013 at 10:54 am

    I won an auction for a white gold ring. It cost me a total of $28.80 for the ring including all of the bids. I received the ring. Took it to the jeweler for resizing but the ring wasn’t gold at all but a base metal. I called QuiBids but they would not refund my money. QuiBids is a scam operation in my humble opinion.

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  • mixael says:

    November 23rd, 2013 at 12:43 am

    i realized when they tried to charge my credit card for 60 bucks, which seeme all free on the sign up for 1oo bids that something was not right with this company]

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    Prissis1212 says:
    December 2nd, 2013 at 10:46 am

    I agree with you.I signed up for Quibids and it said to start bidding.Little did I know that they had zapped $60.00 out of my account.When I tryed to contact them all I got was a statement telling me to send them an e-mail with my question.I tryed that and it said invalid e-mail address.Now what do I do?Personally I think this is a very misleading web site and my advice would be to stay as far away from it as possible.

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    Ponyxpress says:

    November 13th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Bidding has got to be totally rigged. If you watch the bidding go on there will be certain people bidding back and forth. I bought 300 bids and decided to go all in on a TV. Every time I would watch and wait until 1 or 2 seconds were left if no one had placed a bid. Each time when I would bid the same 4 or 5 people would bid immediately after my click. As long as I did not bid they were no where to be found. As soon as I would need to bid they were right behind me. To me it is a total scam. If you are involved bid and see what you think. Not angry just glad I observed and hopefully can pass on to other people. Like stated other places, stay with E-bay type auctions.

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    Andy says:
    February 6th, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Great job!

    youhavetobekiddingme says:
    December 18th, 2013 at 3:11 am

    you guys are the biggest idiots of life! forget reading the fine print but what makes you think that could really work?

    Moon says:
    December 3rd, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Pat,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to capture and report this. I just joined today and had the same experience as above. It is a scam.

    mixael says:
    November 22nd, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    the site is rigged where you are charged to sign up for free and then charged 60 bucks not realizing its real money. its like a hit and run oh we got good press lets steal all your money, if you disagree we send you to collections……… in my view its totally unfair practices and uses…. and im not the only one many have fallen into this trap

    Pat says:
    November 19th, 2013 at 2:52 am

    The reason you are seeing this is quibids use fictional bidders. I and three associates have been using and monitoring this site for 10 days and keeping hard copies of the auctions and taping the auctions. When we fed the bidder names into a statistical equation what we found were an enormous number of fictional bidders. We are still monitoring the site and plan to turn over our findings to the Federal Trade Commission. They are making enormous amounts of money by deceit. We are also planning to write and publish our findings. BEWARE and take care of yourself.

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    Tamra says:

    November 13th, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Please do not sign up..they will offer you free bids which you actually pay for. So not free at all. Same people winning the good items..SCAM..SCAM..SCAM!!!!

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    palcasciano says:

    November 11th, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    I want out of QUI BIDS!! How and who can I call?

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    conner says:
    January 12th, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    ghostbusters

    mixael says:
    November 22nd, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    call your credit card company im sure they are hearing this daily now

    Tamra says:
    November 13th, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Contact customer service through live chat, or via phone, tell them to deactivate your account. It’s that easy. Wish I never heard about Quibids, I advice everyone to stick with Ebay!!!

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    Spinkham says:

    October 31st, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    All you guys shitting on Quibids and other penny auction sites reminds me of the people who preach about the dangers of marijuana. Don’t knock it until you try it and don’t do it until you do your research and know the ins and outs of the system and how it works. I did this and I ended up maxing out my daily limit for winnings on the first day I started and earning about a dozen or so “badges” as well (these give you a handful of freed bids each). People get upset because they bid stupidly and waste their money, but the fault is theirs and theirs alone. I could go into details for what is the ideal way to bid, but I can’t see why I should share my secret for success with a bunch of whiny asses on the internet. Not to mention, whoever wrote this article is either spreading misinformation or straight-up lying. From quibids.com: “QuiBids offers free shipping on all products shipped in the US. We currently do not offer international shipping options. Certain products may not qualify for free shipping, but the rates will always be noted on their product page, auction page, and throughout the checkout process.” This isn’t misleading either. Shipping is free on the vast majority of their items. Not to mention that while Quibids isn’t an authorized dealer, nor is Ebay. If people would actually check out the help and Quibids 101 sections, they’d find that the company’s model is to make the process as transparent and competitive as possible. Quibids is accredited by the better business bureau and been audited by another third party to verify that there is no fraud. You can’t make such claims about Ebay, where any buyer or seller could easily rip you off.

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    NotAfool says:
    February 8th, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Spinkham, you sound like a QuiBids shill. Get lost!

    John says:
    January 5th, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    You are a double IDIOT

    JIM says:
    December 28th, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    YOU ARE A IDIOT!

    crazyinjun says:
    December 25th, 2013 at 12:28 am

    i think spinkham is part of this big rip off, he sure sticks up for this piece of a shity company, then again he most likely is part of this rip off deal,bbb says its watching you and going to bust you and all the cronies that work with you

    Beagle Bob says:
    December 23rd, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    To Spinkham, Sounds like you work for QuiBids,especially when you wrote and I quote we do not offer international shipping options.Not as smart as you think asshole.

    crazyinjun says:
    December 18th, 2013 at 1:48 am

    what a rip off.

    john v. says:
    December 8th, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    they are not only scam artist but illegal ones at that twice this week i won a nice item after i paid they sent me an email on both saying oops we don’t have that item and offered me an exchange item i did accept one the other the only item offered was cigars or my money back, since i quit smoking 4 years ago so i took the refund and i am positive it is against the law to auction anything you don’t own it’s called fraud, they also would not allow me to reenter an auction i was bidding on because it went locked to present bidders only, a couple days later i was winning a locked auction and three new bidders entered, i have since quit

    Don says:
    December 1st, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    There is a sucker born every minute. You can be taken only if you think you are getting something for nothing. This crooked company should be investigated by the FBI for fraud.

    Sheila says:
    November 27th, 2013 at 4:07 am

    I am so glad I read this “Stinkham” …. Before getting charged $60 I researched reviews. I am convinced that Quibids is a scam!!!! Hopefully this Company is forced out of business very soon!!!!

    Stephen says:
    November 24th, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Wait, wait, wait. Did you read the article good enough? You should. eBay is the Third Party monitoring bids, but not the seller. That is done by people outside of eBay, and a lot are actual merchants themselves (especially for the higher end products) who, from my experience, are licensed dealers. So the reason why eBay isn’t a licensed dealer is because they are not a dealer, they are just a medium for online auctions. Quibid is not that. As for your “anyone can rip you off on eBay” argument, its ridiculous. I’ve bought memory cards and such from eBay, and in the few instances they were fake (Made and distributed by Chinese companies in my case), I made a claim to eBay and they resolved it perfectly every time. I don’t use eBay much, but when I do, eBay is pretty safe and transparent.

    And your marijuana analogy is not only stupid but incorrect in this context. A lot of the comments above you are people who have experience with the site. So they are knocking what they’ve tried.

    I also see a lot of one star ratings on the comments that are negative towards Quibids. I see this, even though the amount of negative comments are grossly the majority opinion here. So either we have a lot of Quibids employees rating these comments badly or just one passionate Quibidder who is the only one lowing these ratings. Or, in the very unlikely case, every Quibid supporter is silent for some reason. So, whoever is reading this, if you happen to be that person, don’t give me a negative rating because you can’t take the comments. I’m not saying anything worth a negative rating (unless you’re the person who is negatively rating every single comment simply because its critical of Quibids, and in that case, you’re pathetic).

    so in closing, I’m not criticizing QuiBids, I’m criticizing your entire, invalid argument, which can shed light on QuiBids itself because of your terrible argument.

    By the way, “transparent” means that it’d be completely clear, telling them to go to a help page(QuiBids 101) to show them defeats that argument.

    mixael says:
    November 22nd, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    they are done in my view you cannot cheat so many people over such a long period of time, but who knows you all should call everyone

    mixael says:
    November 22nd, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    I have contacted your attorney general in Kentucky and all the local papers so I wish you good luck to keep this scam alive, I encourage all of you to contact those people if you need help whom to email i will be happy to supply but look it up its easy

    mixael says:
    November 22nd, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    do you work for them or just slave their bullshit

    Ponyxp says:
    November 13th, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    We shall see in the long run how quibids holds up. With over 1100 reviews and less than a 2 star rating I think they may be in trouble as more people become aware.

    mick says:
    November 10th, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    sounds like you work for quibids

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    LindainCO says:

    October 22nd, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    I wish I had seen this site before I joined QuiBids.

    I didn’t understand the pay-to-bid format, and thought I had some free bids, and thought I could learn about the site by bidding.

    So this morning, I was shocked to see a $60 charge on my debit card statement and I didn’t win anything! I guess it could be worse, but I am retired, disabled, and this will really put a dent in my month.

    This is not an auction, Everything the writer said is true.

    I have bought and sold on Ebay for 6 years, and everyone complains about the fees, but you don’t get charged for bidding, you bid what you want, you get something for your money, and you are protected from scammers.Ebay tries to prevent scamming, tries to protect buyers and sellers, and tries to priovide a safe place to get items at a discount, or for people who can’t go out and shop, for whatever reason.

    QuiBid is another online scam.

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    mixael says:
    November 22nd, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    so this company is fair
    ???????????

    mixael says:
    November 22nd, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    in my view yes
    they say sign up for free oh you get 100 bids for free then they hit you with a chage

    robin craft says:
    November 4th, 2013 at 11:25 am

    im so glad I read these comments before I joined…your right I thought it might be a scam…people make me sick when it comes to taking advantage of others…thank you so much for your comment….

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    MD says:

    October 2nd, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Yes you can win items at a discounted price if you are lucky. However just be willing to let Quibids pocket all the profit. Look at the bidding like this. Currently I see an Omaha steaks package with bidding at apprx. $13.00 and it retails for around $200.00. The bidding may get up to $15.00 and that would be a great deal for someone. Now, Quibids take is this. Since the bids cost .60 each and there has been 1500 bids( yes that is one thousand five hundred bids ) multiply that by .60 x 1500 equals $900 spent on bids for a $200 package. Who made out. Quibids and the winning bidder, unless of course the bidder spent 300 bids to win that item. Then the bidder more or less breaks even.

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    Gordy says:
    October 11th, 2013 at 12:14 am

    Not only is it a rip-off, but look at the time factor. You can spend an hour easily bidding and tracking an item only to be outbid by someone who jumps on the bandwagon at the last second.

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    Kurri2007 says:

    October 2nd, 2013 at 9:30 am

    TOTALLY A RIP****OFF !!
    I mean, how come people bid on 25 Vouchers 40 times???? WTF? As if I would buy 25$ Shirt for 40$ ??

    I just lost 60$ and THAT´S IT .. I´m off and I´m also deceit from Forbes Review (but hey, notice the Sponsor of that article!)

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    Sad for the world says:

    October 2nd, 2013 at 12:19 am

    You know, It is our fault as consumers, that we continue to let this happen. The entire civilized, advanced part of the world it seems, like most of the retail giants, corporations, big business, fast food, internet business, are all built on lies, deception, over promising, under delivering and illusion, with the exception of a very small percentage. We as consumers, have all the power cause money talks. Yet ALL of us continue to let this happen and let these companies continue to manipulate us into buying their products and then cry about it on some blog site, review site or elsewhere! Come on people! Really?! Get off your lazy, fat keisters, spend your money wisely, and hit em where it hurts… Their pockets! research what you are buying based on facts and you will force “The man” to comply and possibly come at us with the truth. It don’t get any more real than this… I know the truth hurts, but its still the truth.

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    mixael says:
    November 22nd, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    huh, this is not the government this is a single company trying in my opinion to screw all of you, i will always say in my opinion im not stupid
    try to hate the on your own issues this is about quibids nothing else, if you want to hate on the government go do that elsewhere

    mixael says:
    November 22nd, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    i agree with some of what you say but when a site totally takes advantage and gives not one care for the people that try to buy into it for freeeeeeeee then get charged 60 bucks its time for the attorney general to step or at least the local news

    Warren says:
    November 11th, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    What is the fault of the American people is letting the gov’t force you to give them your money and then waste or steal it to get votes. Most private companies have to do a good job because you are not forced to buy there. All stores, fast food, or websites I buy from are very fair. It’s the gov’t which many Americans are finding out is anything but honest. While our gov’t steals from us and then uses it to buy votes and then lies to our face. Our companies are leaving and we are without a doubt in serious trouble because of it.rren

    tweetkat says:
    October 5th, 2013 at 7:16 am

    DITTO!!!!!!!!!!!!! Could not have said it any better myself.

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    Carl says:

    September 9th, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    I’ve seen the same individuals win time after time using bid-o-matic even though the were numerous others using the very same option bidding against them. That seems awfully fishy!!

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    Rikku1 says:

    September 4th, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Caution!!! Quibids lists multiple items under the same Auction to get more bidding action out of users. Look at the items across the top. They are also listed under the category for that item. You may be bidding on a $40 dollar mixer and bidding against another person bidding on a $40 pair of heads phone.

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    Carl says:
    September 25th, 2013 at 8:35 am

    The same individual who has been winning all these auctions with automatic bids against others bidding the same way, you can see what they are bidding on and what this individual was bidding on wasn’t on the list across the top!!! what is that all about

  • John says:

    September 4th, 2013 at 7:58 am

    Both this guy and “Mary” seem like they work for QuiBids, as they are the only ones defending it. And Mary’s English is obviously a second language.

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    BeeA says:

    September 2nd, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    I just lost my 60 bucks. What a scam. I could’ve bought something if use for the 60 I spent on that site. It’s a scam and I would encourage people not to buy any bids. You’ll never win.

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    mixael says:
    November 22nd, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    o\you didnt lose anything call your credit card company as i did
    tell them bullshit
    dispute it

  • Mary says:

    August 29th, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    I have one so many things on qiuibids Over the past two years. My laptop when out yesterday So I got on quibids and won a $450 laptop For $102 out the door.
    My husband asked me to also get him a laptop, So I bid on the $730 laptop, And won it for $520.
    The key is to bid on things you would buy anyways. I won two laptops in one day.

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    crazyinjun says:
    December 24th, 2013 at 12:43 am

    you are so right on the company bull shit, i am not a beting person but i would almost bet mary has something to do with all this bull shit that calls this a company

    mixael says:
    November 23rd, 2013 at 12:28 am

    yes you are a oner for the company bs

  • Steven says:

    August 22nd, 2013 at 1:57 am

    I have a question. Let’s say you purchase that 100 Bid pack at the cost of $60. OK… that means each penny bid you make is costing you 60 cents. Now, let’s take that IPad (in this article) which QuiBids shows retailing at $499 for the most basic model.

    Here’s my question. Let’s say I come into the site and see this item out there, and there was 10 seconds left. The item is currently at $22.53 and I make a single 1 cent bid. The item is now at $22.54 and the clock has reset to 20 seconds left as it starts counting down to zero again. Nobody else bids (yeah yeah… like I would really be that lucky!!!), and I win. How much is this IPad costing me? Is it costing me $22.54 plus 60 cents (deducted from my 100 bid pre-paid package) plus shipping and handling?

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    mixael says:
    November 23rd, 2013 at 12:38 am

    can i get an amen

    Mary says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    You should start on small items to get the hang of bidding. You may find that it’s not as hard as it seems. Go for the $15 $25 gift cards. Do not use vouchers is real bids. Then if you do not win you can just purchase the remainder of that gift card. You only pay sales tax on the auction price. And shipping is free. I have one so many big item Merchandise.

    Jimmy Hoffa says:
    August 22nd, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Yes. That’s exactly how it works. And, you’re also correct in assuming you’d never be that lucky. The only people who win on Quibids are those with massive stockpiles of Voucher Bids who’ve been on the site for years, or newcomers who are willing to spend a small fortune to gather up massive amounts of Real Bids.

    Stay away from Quibids.

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    Mike G says:

    August 16th, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    The article was dead on. The only comment I wanted to make was their newest commercial. It has a segment that states:

    “Even if you don’t win, you’ll never pay more than retail, you can’t lose!”

    Huh, wha?

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    Jason says:
    September 27th, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Funny. Well there is ZERO chance that you will. It is a ripoff. You will never pay over the retail because the algorithm won’t allow that to happen.

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    Jerry Couch says:

    August 10th, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Thank you now I know the truth behind quibids, While researching how the bidding process works and understanding that you buy bids I wrote quibids to ask this question How much does it cost for buying bids on quibids? Guess what they did not answer my email directly, indirectly they told me that they had bid packages ranging in prices.
    So I did not buy any bids and just going to the website.

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    Old Rocker says:

    August 8th, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    I originally was intrigued by the concept until I realized just how much it would cost to buy popular items. I also realized almost immediately how much I could spend on something and NOT win it. I smelled something really foul in the concept and have never ventured towards it again, thankfully

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    SUGAR BEAR says:
    August 13th, 2013 at 2:53 am

    WORD UP!

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    Allan Blake says:

    August 4th, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Despite what the apologists say, this site (and all other similar sites) are 100% dishonest scammers who AT BEST are greedy and misleading advertisers who promise much and deliver nothing. They renege on winning auctions, shill bid and overcharge on their “retail” price. Total scammers. Need to be outlawed and the scammers imprisoned.

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    Edward Thomson says:

    July 28th, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    There is a lot of small print here. Beware – the successes are far fewer than the failures. You can lose a ton of money trying to be the winning bidder, and you can lose it quickly! They charge you 60 cents for every bid, and bids increase by as little as 1 cent. You literally can make hundreds of bids to save a few bucks, and only win when all the other bidders stop, so they’re losing 60 cents each time as well. What a scam! I was a member for about 10 minutes, and lost more than $30. Gamblers should especially stay away from quibids.

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    Summerteeth says:

    July 24th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Totally shady company. I lost a bid for an iPad, but was given the option to buy it at a $30 discount (from quibids $769 vs. from Apple $799). So I bought the iPad. The next day I got an email requesting a photocopy of my State issued ID and credit cards.

    What?!

    When you sign up, they ask for your full DOB and credit card info. Just to register! How many lawyers do they have on staff to protect customers from ID theft?

    I have accounts with eBay and Amazon and they’ve never asked me to do that. Needless to say, when I asked them to close my account, they told me they’d credit back my card. I will be watching it like a hawk to see if they actually do. Shysters.

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    LeslieChips says:

    July 7th, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    I don’t think that Quibids is deliberately scamming people. It doesn’t lie nor falsely advertise stuff. There IS, however, a lot hidden in their terms and conditions. However, the company has to make money somehow.

    Looking at it from a viewpoint of mathematical probability, it’s designed in a way so that not everybody can win. This is how they turn a profit. If everybody won it would not make money. Think about it in comparison to a casino. Who wins at the end of the day? Average Joe or the Casino?

    But here’s a mad idea. Why not just save up your pennies and buy it for real? Surely it’ll be be worth so much more if you’ve worked hard to save up and buy it that way? hmm? Why is everybody always looking for some crazy deal? In my experience if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Typical western rhetoric of, I WANT I WANT I WANT. What about what y’all NEED? hmm?

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    Wise Guy says:

    July 6th, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Good scam idea!… And now that people started to catch on, the owner started b.e.e.z.i.d..c.o.m. Now he can milk the rewards for another couple years.

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    bobby says:

    July 6th, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    i have won and i have lost auctions on quibids. in the long run i am way ahead.if you dont know how things work maybe you shoud”nt participate in penny auctions

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    Steven says:
    August 22nd, 2013 at 1:25 am

    And what exactly did you win? How much was the winning bid? and how many bids did you actually make to win it at that price?

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    joseph says:

    June 29th, 2013 at 8:41 am

    why the government allows such scam?

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    Shay says:

    June 28th, 2013 at 2:44 am

    I have to be fair on this one. YOu all are mostly consumers who get had by many retailers besides auction sites. Ebay has multiple users who are sellers compared to someone being smart and starting their own business from this. You think retail is the actual price the store buys product items and resale them for a profit? LMBO!! silly silly people. Now if this site has other dealing which are out of context to actually scam people such as shillers bidding then that is another issue or shipping issues but the business concept is great just need to find the right people who actually runs their penny auctions with morals.

    The other thing is you people are offended because of them not display what they make off profit??? come the hell on I mean how many business owners tell you that? lol You have an impulse and its being offered in a competitve way that is enjoyable for some but not all losers! lol

    I can just hope QuiBids continue to get better as a business learning from the complaints what to adjust for people but hey like anyone else they want to profit as you would as well if you even retailed something. This is America or better yet a global economy to find a niche and build on it. If you don’t win try another site or go for something else duhhh lol!

    The person who wrote this article sounds like a sore loser or a plain out hater as they say.

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    mixael says:
    November 23rd, 2013 at 1:28 am

    wonder how much they are trying to make off my 6o bucks for signing up free then getting charged
    well they wont see it so i guess you cut that out

    simple says:
    September 17th, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Wow you sound like a real genius! NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Lorraine says:

    June 25th, 2013 at 1:32 am

    I just registered on Quibids right up to the point of $60 for 100 bids, then went to get my Visa card thinking, you don’t get something for nothing. Whoa! I am so grateful to everyone here for telling the TRUTH about this scam. I was so close to giving my card number, but at the last second my brain kicked in and I thought I’ll just take a second to Google ‘reviews’.
    Thank you all for taking the time to OUT this scam.. I’m so grateful!
    But so sorry that some of you got badly messed with. The BBB is losing all credibility for me.

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    Mas-enough-with-SCAMMERS says:

    June 5th, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Quibids is a HUGE, FAT, BIG SCAM!!!!!!!!!!!! Do not even go there, you waste your time and your money!! I’m so mad…I got into it because I saw an ad in FORBES online…I thought it would have ceratain reputation…IT DOESN’T!!!!!! STAY AWAY FROM THEM!!!!!!!!!!

    QUIBIDS IS A BIG FRAUDE!!!

    QUIBIDS.COM IS A FRAUDE!!!!! Those “automatic bidders” (BiDOmatic) are their own people!! There is no way to win anything!!!!

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    leo says:
    June 7th, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    agreed,
    any site where everyone who bids looses their money even when someone else wins the auction is a scam!!! ebay only the winner pays period. In this scam anyone who bids looses their money to the site and are forced to either buy the item at the buy now or loose the bid money completely

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    shlaaa says:

    June 4th, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    I was faithfully sticking to bidding on an item more than once and I kept bidding, but out of the blue the auction was over! It never accepted my bids! There is something fishy with this and all they did was take my money in tokens. I think this is a ripoff!

    Don’t do it! Trust me on this!

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    Tim says:

    May 29th, 2013 at 12:08 am

    I am a little confused with all the hate here. I just signed up and made sure my wife didmt get involved cause I could see her being on the computer all day trying to bid and get deals. Needless to say I have been on the computer for 4 hours straight watching how the bidding happens. Kind of like online poker how pepole use the single bids and then the Bid-omatic to try and bluff people out of bidding. I hate to say it but I think I could get very addicted to this. Either dumb luck or whatever but I won on half of my bids!!! $.01 for 15 more bids, $.01 for a Orlimar pitching wedge and $.01 for a Wusthof 979779 Classic 6-Inch Cook’s Knife. I am sure this is not stuff that other people want but I will take it! Also since my bid was less than .50 its free and its also free shipping and delivery? I understand the bid costs $.60, but it was not charged to me and they are delivering the items to me for free! I also now have 115 bids versus the 100 I bought for $60 to start. I just started today so it could change but right now I love it.
    Secondly just because a business is making money on some of the items because a ton of people want it and are fighting over it with their wallet, doesnt make it a scam. Its a win win for the company and the one who actually wins the bid. Again, i dont understand all of the hate on this board. Am I missing something?

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    E says:
    June 22nd, 2013 at 10:22 am

    sure dude – you probably work for them

    Jo says:
    May 29th, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Jo says:
    May 29th, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    I must agree with Andrew, it does look like quibids is being paid and maybe his comments should be verified before being allowed on the site please as they are very misleading to say the least, and if true shows the luck of a lottery winner. Thank you.

  • Kathy says:

    May 25th, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Was thinking about checking them out — sounded too good to be true. So glad I found this review!! As the old saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true, it most likely is! Thanks for posting!

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    Lee says:
    May 28th, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    You you know who to get rid of QuiBids on my computer. Everytime I try to shop for something there web-site pops up.
    I’ve tried my programs but, there not listed.
    Thanks

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    Sam says:

    May 23rd, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Quibids is not a scam, BUT they have changed their policy as of Oct 4, 2012. The new policy states that you are actually bidding to choose from a set of items.

    THIS MEANS EVERYONE IS BIDDING ON THE SAME THINGS! Do not overlook this!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It seems like you have a chance, but you aren’t just bidding against everyone who wants an iPad, but everyone who wants an iPad, or computer, or TV, or stereo, times 40+ different items. Obviously someone wins, and in the end you get to choose your product, and it may even be a great deal, but you end up bidding against 40x the number of people.

    For details on the new policy, see below.
    http://blog.quibids.com/quibids-new-auction-forma/

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    chad says:
    June 10th, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Not a scam…. it’s like gambling though…. I have won several items… the thing I warn people about, is that it is a huge time sucker…if you think this is a scam…. you haven’t watched the site long enough. Another thing… there are some people with unlimited resources… probably a business owner reselling the items… I know their handles… when they bid…I stay away… they will always bid until retail….and if you don’t plan on paying retail… don’t bid against guys like this. If you plan on buying something… I would recommend buying it through quibids… if you bid on something, and end up paying retail, there is no shipping and handling.

    Love Huki says:
    May 25th, 2013 at 9:04 am

    I bet you work for QB because it is a scam. Nothing has been updated since October 4, 2012 as you say. The auction is still misleading to the public saying the winning bid was $22.54 instead of the TRUTH of $1352.40 you QB worshiper. How come QB doesn’t advertise the TRUTH as to each bid is actually 60 cents per bid, and everyone buy’s packs of bids so ANYONE can win as long as they don’t run out of dollar bids. Ebay is THE most honest auction site because people bid to what they ARE willing to pay unlike QB forcing only a penny increment. QB is a big*** scam! Stay far far away fro ANY penny auction sites because they are making 3 to 4x the original price than store price. The person bidding is better off going to store and buying the product new.

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    carminelr says:

    May 23rd, 2013 at 12:08 am

    A complete scam. They should be arested and shut-down.

    The computers control who wins through “ghost” bidders. These guys are on all the time day and night so it can’t be a person. At first they make you “win” something that is worth less than the $60 they initially take. Then they start to take all your money and hope you don’t catch on and go on to buy some more bids.

    Just like the casino slots: what numbers come up and who wins or lose is completely controlled by computers to assure the house wins much more than it takes in. Sure somtimes you win but in the end you lose. Both are total scams.

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    knittingwoman says:

    May 5th, 2013 at 11:49 am

    reading this Yes it’s another con to be avoided

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    HumanBot says:
    June 16th, 2013 at 12:53 am

    Tony,

    Be very careful on what and whom you accuse, unless you have absolute proof!!! I can assure you that xxImBackxx is not an insider, bot, or even a reseller. He is just like a normal real bidder like you. If you are still in doubt you can check his profile on AP site and see how many platforms he’s been registered to aside from Qui. Finally… bidding, shopping and spending is his favorite past time activity before, during and after his office work.

    Tony says:
    May 9th, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Yes if you visit the site there are a few bidders I would consider “insiders like bidding for 250 vouchers and using 877 vouchers to do so and paying the cost of the final price
    Bidders are xxImBackxx and marcusboy that keep bidding pushing it up and up so the company makes money
    I am sure there are more as I used to bid on this site but you soon learn it just a jack up of bids

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    Scammer Alert says:

    May 3rd, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    What a great business to just help themselves to your credit card without you even knowing then charging random fees.

    I don’t know if this still happens but my experience was very appalling. I signed up into this hahaha “free to sign up” QuiBids, load of shit by the way. After you give your credit card details it then passes you to the next page and guess what happened I was already charged $60. You’re not even warned because you, well I was instantly charged without warning.

    People need to answer for these scams and the punishments need to be ALOT more severe.

    Also Mr “Quibid User”, its your word against thousands if not millions.. Do us a favor and find a rope you lowlife scamming scum. Honestly who enjoys a website then decides to search for it’s reviews weeks/months after idiot….

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    Don't fall for the hype says:

    May 2nd, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    I recently lost 260 dollars on Quibids. I choose the buy now option on some gift cards to recover some money thrown away through bids. First time logging in there was a card that no one bid on, so of course I bid the second time around and won. My computer would freeze just in time for the bid to close and be taken by “another consumer” on 8 bids following.
    In the end I won 15 Wal- Mart, 10 Land’s End card, Hand blender and a 25 Buca cards that “no one bid on”. I used the buy now option to order 2 /50 Wal-Mart cards, 2/10 Shell cards to go with my winnings. Out of all of that I got two 10. Land’s End gift cards and two 25.Buca di Beppo cards. Places I don’t dine or shop. As for 130.00 in WalMart gift cards and 20 Shell Gas cards and the blender NEVER GOT IT.

    Quibids customer service says, they don’t track gift cards so, they can’t verify I didn’t get them so they aren’t responsible

    It sounds to good to be true because it is. Can’t prove it’s a scam or that it’s rigged to the t, but shady bids is what they should call the site
    * also beware my computer needed a tune up and a system restore to get all the crap off from that site.

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    Truly Thankful says:

    April 30th, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    I am so thankful for all of the review placed on here. Obviously the 4 and 5 star rating are quibids employees or friends/family of employees. Sticking to amazon, apple, ebay, and on the rare occasion craigslist. Even craigslist is more legitimate then “Quibids”

    thank you everyone.

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    irum says:

    April 20th, 2013 at 3:23 am

    I think they have a computer program that makes the final bid as as soon as I pressed for the final bid, the
    commuter gives an error message that the bid couldn’t be submitted and it happened thrice and all three times that computer won the bid in the next second. I told the customer support but they said that they are not responsible for the error messages . what the hell…
    stay away and buy elsewhere

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    Qubids=bad company says:

    April 19th, 2013 at 10:46 am

    I have never had a company before run their business like they do which is to screw people over. and honestly i can just end it right there at getting SCREWED OVER.
    but ill go ahead and describe my experiences encase it could be helpful. i signed up for Qubids just to give it a try. then a day later i see a significant amount of money taken out of my account from Qubids. Yup Qubids did what everyone is always worried of when signing up for stuff is when a company puts important information in small print stating that that amount of money would taken out. I look all around the website before i sign up to see if it stated anything about money being taken out. no where on the website it clearly states.
    then i did the online chat they said they are going to be able refund my money then when i expressing my complaint to them how its just bad business to screw people over, they actually stopped the conversation then deactivated my account for just complaining to them. I hope NO ONE buys from the company because its just common sense, dont try to screw people over, ebay before i use my money i have like 3 windows pop up clearly stating im about to spend my money. Qubids = BAD COMPANY is all you need to know

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    Lyle says:

    April 17th, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    In the old days companies like this would have been shut down for defrauding the public. It’s a sign of the times that they advertise all over the internet and advertise on TV as if they are legitimate. They use bots which corrupt the bid. I read a computer programmers blog describing how he did this. You have to buy tons of tickets in order to bid. You will not end up purchasing your item and it will be resold to the same company Quibids under an employee or relative’s name. They make money off the bidding, making you spend for an object that you have no hope of winning and waste your time. Other reviewers have noted there is no third party overseeing the corporation. You will be scammed for joining fees, bidding tickets, and your credit card number. An IPAD for 24 dollars? If it’s too good to be true, it isn’t true. They play to your greed and gullability.

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    mixael says:
    November 23rd, 2013 at 1:21 am

    well you are wrong, they do try to scam the 60 bucks by signing up for free then you get hit with the credit card scam , oh you owe us, what i signed up for free with 100 bids, in time this will be worked out with the attorney general or some investigative reporter this company is dead in my opionion cheating everyone and getting away with it just google it, is not sustainable how many people have felt robbed or stolen from, the daily activites of the site might be fair to some ofyou but not when they cheat on the first buy in…. you have the chance to do whatever you do thats all on you, i will never trust a company that cheats me initially.. i feel unfair practices are being used and abused im sure we have laws about those, so let it play out
    and they will try to hang on till the end well the end is coming for your company not thru my hands most are disgusted with your practices they have every right to think (make the people that actually sign up to your site feel bad) google it im just reading. what they think,do what you do if you want to cheat or do other nasty measures try it, but i have never seen a company work that uses those practices.i wish yuo good luck and wish you were better at handling people that disagree with you with a internet of a many complaints about the same issues that you dont seem to to solve,

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    joel sopi says:

    April 15th, 2013 at 8:11 am

    bad and rip off

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    remi says:

    April 14th, 2013 at 2:20 am

    IMHO I think they use bid-bots to up the bid price & randomly allow ‘real’ bidders to win items, to keep them coming back for more.

    Once you get on the site, bid and win, it is easy to get hooked. Ultimately, it seems like its fraudulent.

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    Andrew Stainer says:

    April 11th, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Quibids is a scam! i was bidding on a go pro for 4 hours and just as the auction was coming to an end my computer just turned itself off out of nowhere for no reason. coincedentally as soon as it had rebooted the 5 hour auction was finished! well played you scamming bunch of pricks! when i confronted technical support they wouldnt even aknowledge this as a problem and disconnected the chat. stay the hell away it is all a big scam!!!

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    Angelica says:

    April 8th, 2013 at 3:18 am

    DO NOT GIVE THEM YOUR CREDIT CARD INFO! I literally just registered to join Quibids and gave my card info (knowing my card had no money on it) and within seconds they “tried” to charge my card the initial $60 sign up fee. THEN.. random extra charges of $48, $39, and $27! I’m glad I didn’t have money on my card because I’d be out $174, those were not fees I was informed about. I’ve never given reviews before but I wanted to make sure no one will make the same mistake.

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    Doug says:

    April 7th, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    If it looks, smells and quacks like a duck…

    Any fool knows that no business stays in business to sell items for pennies on the dollar. What they don’t tell you in the very slick commercials with the hottie looking very skinny and sultry, is that each of their “pennies” equals $.60 of your money. The auction is not controlled by bidders — it’s controlled by robots who will force the price up at whatever increment they determine will make the most money for Quibids. In the end, you pay AT least as much and usually more, than the item actually costs. Oh — don’t forget taxes, shipping and handling.

    This site, as all the penny auction sites, are nothing but ripoffs and should be investigated by the Consumer Protection Agency. Anyone who gives this site anything more than 1 star is either a fool or works for the company. STAY AWAY FROM QUIBIDS. Use eBay, where they have an independent 3rd party monitoring bids.

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    juny says:

    April 5th, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    thanks for all your comments ..i dont want to be a member of quibids , i stay with ebay or amazon..

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    steve says:

    April 2nd, 2013 at 3:37 am

    Waste of time and money. stick to amazon or ebay. if you use paypal on ebay and you get an item that is not as described paypal refunds you the full amount no questions asked. Quibids is a huge scam. They give you their crappy warranty. Since they aren’t an authorized dealer for none of the products they sell the factory warranty on the products doesnt count if you buy off their site. Plus 60 bucks just to start bidding? wtf makes no sense.

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    quibids user says:

    April 1st, 2013 at 3:15 am

    Quibids is not a scam. Coming from me, ive spent over 1500 dollars in bids. You win some u lose some. You cannot predict the behavior of another bidder that much, but u can observe who are the deep pocketed bullies and those who wont stop bidding. Ive won several 50 dollar gift cards totalling under 20 bucks with bids, processing fee, and closing price. Ive also lost some and paid 52 dollars for a 50 dollar cars bcuz of the 2 dollar processing fee. Ive won a 200 dollar office chair for around 25 bucks and got bid up and paid full price for another. Its chance and strategy simple as that. If you win the item for one bid, which I have more than once, they still ship it to you. For example my 15 dollar home depot card, I won with one bid. I paid 60 cents plus 1 cent closing cost and a 50 cents processing fee. Total I paid $1.11 for a card I gave to my mother already. Just bcuz u suck at something or dont understand it doesnt make it a scam. Its a complex and confusing journey, but aside from the mechanics of it, its real. It is what it is.

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    Andrew says:
    April 20th, 2013 at 1:13 am

    This guy is obviously being paid

    Robert Dennis says:
    April 9th, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    You must have been paid to say what you have. Quibids is clearly misleading and there is no strategy. Simply a scam. I am an accountant and within one hour of playing I realized how it did not make sense, I felt trapped in a scam. But stopped, cash out, and never returned. I want people to know what a scam it is, and to stay away. Vegas has better odds, and Ebay is for real. Robert

  • Connie says:

    March 31st, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    This review just saved me from scam.

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    StevePinizotto says:

    March 30th, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    QUI Bids what can I say? $0.60 for a “bid” which raises the “price” by $0.01? Could it be any more misleading than that? I mean seriously. And to sign up you automatically have to pay $60.00? So there is nothing on that site you’ll get for say, $15…since you sign up and pay $60. You have to be out of your mind to pump money into this. Go flush it down a toilet, it would be of more use. QUI Bids is a waste of internet space.

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    j-f says:

    March 29th, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    they sell 0,01 $ (1 cent) bids for 0,60$ and use the number of bids to calculate the ”final price”

    Let’s shut them off than ?

    Petition , anobody ?

    they will have to show in their adds ”won at only 2235 bids”
    instead of ”won at 22,35$”

    Or

    Use the real calculated total

    Or

    Write a ”**every 0,01¢ bid costs 0,60¢** somewhere

    Otherwise its nothing legal to pretend dollars are not dollars .

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  • Lois says:

    March 27th, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Scam Scam Scam. Why does it seem someone puts their bids on autobid and they jack the price of 25 bid voucher up to $1.50 or more, when it use to go for .10, ..28 range tops. Each bid is worth .60–cents so 150 bids X .60 = $90.00. What a profit when 25 bid voucher goes for $15.00! $15.00 adds to only 25 bids X .60

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    Lyle says:
    April 17th, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    The people with these comments work for QuiBids. Don’t be fooled.

    quibids user says:
    April 1st, 2013 at 3:20 am

    Its not a scam. More and more people are trying it and competition is huge, thats the game. Everyone wants to get something cheap, and unfortunately it sounds like it didnt work for you. Not everyone wins all the time, and honestly, inexperienced users help experienced ones like me win even if it costs me a few more bids.

    April says:
    March 30th, 2013 at 10:21 am

    I agree… A friend ask me to check out the site for her… After doing some research I realized they found a legal way to scam people! They think their clever by putting BBB accredited on the web page to suck people in! I’ll stick to Ebay where I can use Paypal ty!

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    Gene says:

    March 24th, 2013 at 4:17 am

    If you think strategically, you’ll understand why Quibids (and similar penny auction sites) are a no-win game, and best avoided…

    In a game where you have to pay $0.60 per penny bid, but can always buy the item at full retail price, the optimal strategy is to enter an auction being prepared to last as long as it takes and keep bidding until you either: a) win the item, or b) buy it at retail price. That way you “can’t lose” (you were prepared to buy the item anyway) and might win the item at a discount.

    The problem is, the optimal strategy for you is also the optimal strategy for someone else- those bidding against you. So the net result is that you will likely end up buying the item at the “buy it now” price, which as we’ve heard, is higher than the fair market price you could have bought it for somewhere else.

    In this way, it’s like the “Prisoner’s Dilemma”, in that each person, by following what’s in their own best interest insures that everyone loses. The only way to “win” at this game is through cooperation, i.e. fixing bids, as in, I will let you win this one if you let me win the next one.

    The auction companies make sure this can’t happen by attracting many bidders, limiting the communications between bidders, and if all else fails, bidding against you themselves (shill bids).

    In other words, the game is rigged so that you are likely to lose. That’s why people are comparing this to gambling, where the house has an advantage. Just as in a casino, it’s “possible” that you could walk away with a great deal. But on average, everyone loses.

    To win this kind of game would require that the people bidding against you are dumber than you are. This is known as “the greater fool theory”, as in “I may be dumb to try this, but the other guy is dumber than me, so I can win”.

    This kind of thinking is the basis of many con games. People are greedy enough to think they can win at the expense of someone else who is not as smart as they are, but all the while it’s the one setting up the game that is fleecing everyone.

    By adding complexity to the game, like being able to purchase bids at discount, Quibids is trying to obfuscate the basic nature of the con, and encourage people to think they can get the edge over other bidders. And they are trying to position this kind of bidding as “entertainment”. After all, if you are having fun, you might not notice that you are playing a no-win game.

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    mike says:

    March 19th, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    quibids mug and stole $150.00 from my credit card. Then they refuse to return my money to my credit card. They have been doing this robbery to a lot of people for years and getting away with this scam. Where is the government to help us. What can people do to get rid of these thieves and get our money back?

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    david says:

    March 18th, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    they say join for free then you sign up and find out you need 60 dollars to begin and that has to come off a credit card it a big scam

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    Audio Bookman says:
    April 16th, 2013 at 7:04 am

    This happened to my wife. Her “free” bids cost $60. A $15 gift card was going to cost us $60!! We are disputing the charges with our CC company.

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    Tony says:

    March 15th, 2013 at 3:16 am

    I recently had two items open for bidding, both computers one a laptop and one a desktop. I noticed the products were being bid on at exactly the same time and by exactly the same users. Most of the users were supposedly placing single bids which means the web site obviously uses bots or is fixed in some way and not all bids or hardly any by the looks of things are genuine.

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    Tony says:
    March 15th, 2013 at 3:27 am

    This means that Quibids can out bid genuine bidders and re-auction the item, getting more and more income from bids from one item.

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    mary says:

    March 14th, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    to whom it may concern, i don’t have all day to wait for a so-called promo code….. remove my e-mail address frm your data base. this isn’t working for me.
    rgds,
    mary

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    Anonymous says:

    March 6th, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    I’ve talked to Matt, the person who created the quibids websites and told me that he uses bots to make bids meaning computers automatically bid on items without having to pay anything. This occurs on most bidding items but not all items in order to show some “legitimacy” of the business. The site is structured so that the website grinds as much money as possible from users before you win anything(if anything). Stay away from this website and all penny bidding websites.

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    James Mathew says:

    March 5th, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    All in all, its a terrible idea to use Quibid’s.

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    Leo says:

    February 25th, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    I spent one whole night bidding on an $8000.00 dollars television set and lost to someone else. I lost over $2000.00 dollars on that particular bid.

    Then I had to go and get a TV from a store for another %2000.00 dollars. Something I should’ve done in the first place.

    I did not know about the 0.60 cents which I paid for every cent I bid. Only after I lost my money then I realized that.

    I took the time to check quibids site out, but overlooked that one has to pay 0.60 cents for every cent that was bid on any item. This is something one does not realize until one signs up and starts bidding.

    At the time I joined quibids there were no reviews, and the only way to know if there were anything hidden was to join their site and bid.

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    Rene says:
    March 6th, 2013 at 9:48 am

    What about all those commercials that show people winning Flat-screen TVs for like $10.00 etc? How do they get around the claims in those ads?

    ken a says:
    March 5th, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    The first thing you learn is NOT to go bidding on an $8,000 tv set right out of the box.

    You need to learn how to be savy using the auction, who some of the players are, how they bid, etc.

    Newbies can get hammered if they don’t start off small and work up to bigger items.

    I’m being dead honest that I have gotten over $2,500 of retail product for less than $300.

    However, I started really small, and worked my way up. I learned when to hold em, and when to fold em. It’s not that hard to do a little homework.

    Personally, I really like Quibids. I just don’t live on it. I use it when I have something I might want, and watch several auctions first to see what the bidding trends are, and the players. That’s how I’ve had great success. Don’t complain because you didn’t do your do diligence… but sorry to hear about the loss of your $2k. That sucks.

    Leon says:
    March 3rd, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Then you were not smart enough to read the small print. It means using your brain. A fool and your money are soon seperated.

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    No Penny Auctions says:

    February 24th, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Dreadful idea. You could end up spending $50 in bids and still lose. Just order what you want online from a legitimate retailer or Ebay.

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    luke says:
    March 7th, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    They took 60 dollars out of my account with me knowing it. Stay away from this site.

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    TeknoKraze says:

    February 23rd, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    This is a response to the comment by “PLEASE Buyer Beware” on Feb 1st.
    ————–

    You guys aren’t seeing all aspects of the Penny Auction strategies here. Fair enough. It takes research and time to learn it all. There was a time when penny auctions were simple but now, in order to be successful, there are complex methods and strategies to learn.

    What you’re most likely not seeing is, according to mad2222man’s stats on AllPennyAuctions, (a Penny Auction watch site keeping tabs on many P.A. sites and bidders), he spends the vast majority of his time bidding on Bid Voucher packs, buying them for the most part at a fraction of the price they are worth. Many of these bid packs come with Gameplays, (Quibids has online games where you can win more bids). Gameplays on the average pay out 30+ bids giving mad2222man even more bids for his money.

    In one recent auction for a 250 Bid Pack, he only spent approx. $19.38 which includes the 30 bids he used to get it. (And that price estimate is based on the possibility he bought those 30 bids at a full 60 cents ea.)

    Now let’s say he used 196 of those bids on a 50 bid pack worth $30 in the example above. Here’s the breakdown:

    He used .78 of his 250 bids to win, which would then equate to a $15.12 value, (.78 of the $19.38 he spent). So he got a 50 pack of bids, plus the 54 bids left over from the 250, 104 bids total for approx. $15, not a bad return, I say.

    But still, why the heck would you waste 196 bids to get a total of 104?? Strategy. To the uninitiated he now looks like a badass nutso who’s willing to spend more than the value of what he’s bidding on to get it. Dollar wise, he’s still coming out ahead, maybe even more than in my example. But even more importantly, he’s establishing a REPUTATION as someone you don’t want to bid against.

    He can keep going like this, gaining more and more bids in his bank, so-to-speak. In fact, as his reputation becomes more known, this probably even gets easier for him. Now, all of a sudden, he can enter both Bid Voucher auctions and big ticket item auctions and win them for next to nothing because everyone runs when they see him enter the auction. Not only that, but he probable also has a very large amount of bids he can use on the big ticket item and it still only cost him a fraction of what it’d cost others buying bids at a full $0.60.

    Unfortunately, the people who don’t know this and bid against him will get exceptionally frustrated in their Quibid experience and scream bloody-mary that this is a scam and he’s a Quibid bot etc.

    So what advice can I give you?

    I’ve only become involved in Penny Auctions within the last two months. I haven’t been overly active, mainly because it DOES take time, effort, skill and a bit of luck to succeed at winning the good deals. The one thing I did do though, before jumping in, was watch and learn. And yes…it will consume much of your time. I watched for 3 days before even trying an auction. I also learned quickly that in order to minimize cost you needed to spend the majority of your time winning bid vouchers to gain more bid for less money.

    So if I have anything to say to you, it’s this:

    Watch…Learn…Do Research, learn pique periods and which bidders you don’t want to bid against etc…Use Caution…Set Limits, it’s addictive.

    Enter auctions with the mentality that you’re willing to pay full retail price and be willing to spend at least 1/3rd the retail price in bids to win. Example, a $600 item be willing to spend $200 in bids to win, but you’ll still need to use strategy as to when you enter the auction. This of course changes if you’ve spent the time winning Bid Vouchers at a fraction of the cost, then you can afford many more bids to win an auction.

    Hope this was helpful!

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    Derkaisenblundt says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 3:06 am

    Great Explanation!

    catsrulz says:
    March 3rd, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Glad to see you are still working for quibids and stealing peoples money

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    ken a says:

    February 22nd, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    I joined the site and use it often. In the last month I have saved over $1k in items. I realize that the site is making a ton of money… but, isn’t that the point of any business. However, I do believe it works on the up and up, and in the long run if you’re not an idiot and just bid blindly, you can do well. Know when to hold em, and know when to fold em.

    This is glorified gambling… so if you have that type of addiction, stay as far away as possible.

    I’ve seen allot written about Quibids… and one thing I want to clear up is everything is FREE shipping. Anything under $.50 is automatically free, minus the bids you used to win. I have one several auctions with a couple of bids and gotten a ton of great stuff for free, minus a couple of bucks in bids.

    Decide for yourself… but I’m a fan. I just don’t live on there. I use it when I want something particular and know they carry it.

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    bobbie says:
    March 7th, 2013 at 3:58 am

    Im sorry, I just saw the commercial for this. What do you mean by a bot? And if im understanding this……im bidding on something (bidding war) and I lose, I STILL have to PAY MY LOSING bid??? So I bid on a coach bag, 150.00 someone bids 200.00 and wins…..I MUST PAY QUIBIDS 150.00???? IM CONFUSED. saw a commercial and wanted to have a look see…. I guess ill have to go back and read again…sorry for the questions, but still, can you tell me about a “bot”?
    Thanks
    Barbara

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    SBTZ says:

    February 21st, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Buyers beware!!!! The FBI needs too look into their selling methods ans websitein general. Once you set up an account and give your email, just wait for the spam! You will find NO bargains, my opinion it is a scam! YOU have been warned.

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    ken a says:
    February 25th, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    I haven’t received any spam and have been a member for a couple of months. I just think people like to see businesses that are successful fail. Make no mistake… this is a business, and they are raking in the money. No question about it. However, if you show some bidding restraint, there are deals to be found. I have found plenty, and have wasted bids at times.

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    Keith says:

    February 20th, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Being that there are many issues to this site. I have to ask, Why is the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has not even looked into a site like this. Consumers are plugged to send on bids. The Terms or Conditions with Privacy policies are not able to be pulled up before signing up. Statements of “Entertainment” are only found upon signing up. Therefore you have not agreed to the turn terms or conditions which is implied but not truly acceptable. Also, where is the settlement of having a period of notice that allows the consumer a back out clause. With using any credit card you are supposed to have 72 hours canceling time. Again any site that is making 3 times the amount of an item with bots should be terminated. Credit legal issues should be enforcable even for the OK State.

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    Terry Turner says:

    February 19th, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    QuiBids uses bots. There is no doubt about it. I spent the money to find out.

    Here’s the best QuiBids tip: don’t EVER sign up with QuiBids.

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    Edyie says:

    February 17th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    I bought a Walmart Card which was no good !
    What a joke !

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    Jayc32 says:

    February 17th, 2013 at 2:08 am

    I actually have not used Quibids but used another penny auction site before. I did research before I paid to get bids and knew what I was getting into so figured if it went bad it was only my fault. I do believe there are bots, but I was able to setup auto bidding and also chose a item that wasnt quite as popular. It was a ipod touch, just lower memory so not alot bid on it and I actually got a great deal and with shipping I paid a total of $25 for a $150-$200 ipod and that was including the bid pack I purchased. It did take a while to recieve it but I did get it and it was new and in orginal package and never had an issue with it. I think people need to research first and thinking your going to get the newest item dirt cheap without spending some money is crazy, think about going for something not as popular but just as nice and you might have the luck I did.

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    Andrea says:

    February 16th, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    I just put in my info to find out about it and how it worked an within 5 minutes I received a charge on my credit card that I did not approve. I hadn’t even received answers to questions I had send them. I have asked for my money back. I believe this to be a rip off if ever there was one. BEWARE

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    LS says:

    February 13th, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    I won a card and they are trying to make me pay for some more bids. I dont want . This is fraud.

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  • Amf says:

    February 12th, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Hi. I tired quibids after a commercial I saw that stated if you typed in the coupon code you would get 20 free buds or something so I figured there would be no loss for me. I had to enter my info and pay to join anyway. The website had all these ‘ proven endorsements’ so I figured there was no reason not to give it a try. I ended up buying some option that was like $100 or over because it said you get the best price per bid.

    Anyway. I spent like two weeks watching what was going on after my first day trying very obligingly to get an iPad. And I spent almost all of my bids within a half an hour and it seemed to be goin nowhere. It was as if the auction could never win. Once it became clear that this would not end anytime soon and I had plenty of business to take care I I figured I would quickly try to go for an auction to win more bids. I won none of these either. I thought there must be a trick to it etc. Nothing. So like hours later and a major headache I was still sitting on that bloody website neglecting all the things in real life that needed to get done. The thing I there is no way to know when the auction could end because there is no set end time. At the ‘end’ of the bidding / the bidding gets reset a certain amount of seconds every time someone puts in a bid. So it just goes on and on and on.

    Unless your life was entirely dedicated to this website I just don’t see how you could possibly win. I also believe after watching it for weeks that its set up with bots of some kind. Such stress this brought me to. I eventually needed to let go that I have a scam company a hundred bucks for a bunch if stress and zero entertainment. At least you get entertained at a casino. I would feel so much better to gunk this company will be turned in. Can you imagine how much money thy are rolling in here !!!!??? Also they tired to win me back via emails saying I could redeem this or that bullshit. But no way I’m falling into this again one hundred is plenty enough from me.

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    Agni says:
    February 19th, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Thank you! You saved me from loosing my money, my time and my nerves :)

    Karen says:
    February 17th, 2013 at 7:18 am

    I almost signed up to play the auction. Glad I came to this site, your review help me to understand how this site works. Thanks!

    Amf says:
    February 12th, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    I forgot to add that when I typed in the coupon code that I got from the commercial it didn’t even work / no free bids !!!

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    witheld by request says:

    February 11th, 2013 at 1:25 am

    I too did not like having 67.80 taken from my credit card. All and all, I did quite good, total value of $239.80 (membership, products, tax, shipping) for a total cost of $164.32. But I was lucky to snap a $50.00 gift card for 0.16. Then I didnt care and bid everything on a last auction and lost.

    I am waiting for my gift cards and products. If that materialise without any hitch, then I won. Pure and simple.

    I most certainly will never go back and I will change my information from that site to bogus info. I have already removed/deleted my credit card information.

    Word of advise, look and watch how it works, read all info from the site and the web… then make your call… If you have one ounce of gambling in you, then it’s not for you. Use your logic. The best place to bid, is for vouchers (this will give you power at the end). If there is an item you want, bid on the ones that have free’bee such as free bids or game token. Just remember that you are willing to lose $60.00 from the get go.

    on the free bids (right corner of the items you are bidding on, if there is 20 free bids, you can afford to bid 20 times – but study whom you are challenging. some names are there at any hours of the day or night. I think that the site it rigged somehow…

    BBB stands for nothing in the web arena. So for credentials, look at users and feel their experiences.

    have fun and remember to count in your head the bid in pennies x $0.60. that is what quibids is making. so for an items going for $29.00, quibids made $1740.00 because those 2900 pennies. Of course you deduct the value of the item.

    I think someone once said that nothing is free.

    Regards to all

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    Dice says:

    February 9th, 2013 at 12:52 am

    I registered for QuiBids this evening, however when I got to the second page of registration and they asked for credit card information I did not continue. Granted, it is not the most altruistic site, but I am finding it rather baffling how many people on this board were shocked when their credit cards were charged? I thought the website made it quite obvious that you would be charged $60.00, hence why I did not release my credit card information.

    Personally I will never put money into this website. But it seems like a sweet deal for the creators that got money out of all the people on this message board that were looking for a deal and didn’t stop to think.

    I would also like to point out that I am currently able to look at bids on the website, just not bid on them. If someone is curious about QuiBids and wants to look at the auctions, NOT putting in your credit card information IS an option. (close the window and reopen the site, it will bring you to the auctions page automatically) As a general rule, submitting your credit card information without understanding the terms is a pretty careless idea. Personally I didn’t see anything that caught my eye on the site, mostly vouchers and some useless other items.

    One concerning thing is that I cannot find any links on the site to delete my account, but I had no problem finding the customer service number despite what some posters have said.

    Hopefully that’s helpful.

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    Leon says:
    March 3rd, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Have we become a country to lazy to even SIT and READ something. I had a clue to this scam even before I researched it. Vegas isn’t built on winners ppl. The fact that this is computerized stacks the deck even more against you.

    Dice says:
    February 9th, 2013 at 1:31 am

    I just went to give the site another once over. Before you submit your credit card information it tells you your “total package cost = $60″ ( this is not in fine print). Also, under submit it says “By PURCHASING you are agreeing to the terms and conditions.” They really are not trying to hide the fact that they are charging you so please beware if that’s not what you want!

    Also! when I looked at the reviews on the bottom of the site It does not provide names for the quotes and it also never says that they are about Quibids. It reads “Penny auctions have been featured in articles on:” and provides the logos to popular news papers and magazines. There is nothing to say that any of them were talking about Quibids specifically (The Economist was not). Don’t let the high end newspaper logos trick you into believing that any of them recommend this site. For example, this is the article from the Wall Street Journal that is quoted on the bottom banner of the website. Give it a read, it is not a flattering article. In fact it discusses lawsuits filed against Quibids. It actually brings up many of the issues discussed on this board.
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111903392904576512280986981242.html

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    shelbyyy says:

    February 8th, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    the fact that it practically costs $60 just to sign up is a deal breaker

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    Carooolinee says:

    February 8th, 2013 at 1:59 am

    I was very upset that the beginners pack was $60.00 and the print was pretty small so after I clicked sign me up then I saw I just spent 60 bucks. But within 2 hours I got a Swarovski sterling silver necklace with pink little diamonds on it and a 150 dollar tablet for .94 cents. Sure technically it’s a 60.94 tablet but better than 150! :-)

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  • cynthia says:

    February 8th, 2013 at 12:37 am

    from what i have read is an waste of time its best to actually go to an auction than shop online with quibids.

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    clayton says:

    February 7th, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Quidbids, all of it is a scam, i bought a iphone 5 for 11 dollar, it was broke

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    Meghana says:

    February 7th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Never ever try bidding online. This is addictive and as we all know nothing can be achieved with short cuts. This is a clear example for it. You will end up paying more than the actual value of the item. Never dare to lose money which is hard earned. I prefer buying things through ebates and getting cash back rather than trying this cheap website from which I have already learnt a lesson.

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    ken a says:
    March 5th, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    It is addictive, and I have seen people bid more than an item is worth. I highly recommend Quibids to someone with half a brain who is willing to watch and learn. Do their homework, and start small.

    Like many others… I do not believe they use bots or anything like that. Or even fake accounts to bid up items. I’ve watched to many auctions to believe they are doing anything illegal.

    I have managed to win 13 auctions in the first month for golf equipment equaling $2,500 retail for around $300 between bids @ $.60 cents a piece and the auction winning price.

    If you win anything for less than $.50 cents they give it to for free.
    They do free shipping on EVERYTHING.

    They will buy back your real bids (bids you paid for and didn’t win) anytime you want to leave the site.

    The shipping is reasonably timesly and I have recieved all of my stuff in new unused condition.

    Love Quibids… but don’t live on it, and think before you bid. It’s gambling no matter how you look at it… so, if you have an issue with gambling… stay away!

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    lee kennard says:

    February 7th, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    i got things that i bid on my credit card got charged the things were not sent to me so as far as i can see quibids yust stole my money

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    snakenk says:

    February 7th, 2013 at 4:26 am

    I just recently stumbled onto quibids. I think its legit. just do some homework before diving in. You dont just start throwing money on the craps table if you dont know what youre doing. sure you can, but youll probably lose some money. Just like someone on here said, “its like playing a slot machine”. Yes, the house is ALLWAYS gonna win, but no one complains at the casino or when you buy raffle tickets. My advice is to never bid on more bids, and only bid on items your willing to use the “BUY NOW” after the auction has ended. If everyone did this, they would be out of business very quickly. I only bid on Homedepot and walmart gift cards. I spend so much money at these places its like paying in advance for money i’ll spent tomorrow. If i place 15 bids on a $10 gift card, thats $9 in bids I spent. If i dont win, I use the “buy it” and spend another dollar for it. So in total I spent $10 on a $10 gift card. I had a chance to win it for alot less. That dosnt sound like a scam to ME. No free lunch like someone else said. But if your gonna buy your lunch anyway.

    Just play smart. If you feel lucky, go for it, but the odds are not in your favor if you do.

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    Dave says:
    February 23rd, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Thanks for your reviews. I was just about to sign up but after reading several reviews I closed the web site…thankful I didn’t give my credit card numbers.

    LawDog says:
    February 8th, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Simply because you might not get scammed does not mean it’s legit. If they claim that they use no bots or shills, yet still use bots and shills, then it’s not only legit, it’s illegal.

    To use the casino analogy: a roulette wheel has 38 slots and so the probability of the ball landing on any particular slot is 1/38. Due to the nature of the betting and payout options, the house (in the US) will usually have about an edge of about 5.25%. Although these odds (and the house edge) are not necessarily posted for the gambler, they are self-evident and may be assumed by anyone who decides to play the game. But if the casino decides to “rig” the game using something (like electromagnets, weights, etc.) to make it less likely or impossible for the ball to land in any particular slot, it would theoretically be liable for fraud or misrepresentation. As a practical matter, the course of action would be to notify the state agency responsible for regulating casinos (one of the reasons these agencies exist is to distinguish instances of “rigging” from the many allegations of disgruntled gamblers who simply lost to a generous “house edge.”

    Here, using bots would be rigging the wheel, not simply taking advantage of the house edge.

    Most importantly, the casino analogy fails simply because penny auctions are meant to function as markets, not casinos. If sites such as Quibids are suggesting that their model should be compared to that of the online betting industry, then perhaps they should be treated as an online casino, not a market. Then, of course, they would be shut down immediately.

  • ARAILEO says:

    February 6th, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Thanks, I almost was sucked in by the hyped out website. I will save my cash.

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    nessy01 says:

    February 6th, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Yea i joined up and had to pay $49.99 to buy some bidding money as they called it through paypal. At this staged i was looged in, i logged out and after that i was not able to login anymore. Caqnnot get incomtacted with them as you have to be logged in to do this. So bye BYE to my money as quick as that.

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    Kristoffer says:
    February 8th, 2013 at 12:17 am

    Why are you not able to use the ‘forgot password’ link? If you use the same email address that you signed up with it should be easy to sign back in. Also, if you used Paypal you can easily dispute the charge. I would imagine as soon as you dispute a valid charge you will end up getting some type help from the site. Why would you just allow a site to ‘take’ your money??

  • Gido says:

    February 5th, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    mad2222man spends several thousand bid vouchers every day :) I personally looked through many of the auctions he won. It is impossible to get this enormous number of bid vouchers (both referrals and bid auctions). The conclusion: mad2222man is a bid robot that is the part of quibids industry.

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    BrummiePete says:
    February 23rd, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Mad2222man is not a robot, they are real! What you dont realize is that for the past 12 months or so the UK QuiBids has not had that many players and Mad2222man and another couple of players came to dominate the scene and won 99% of all voucher bids so easily racked up many thousands of bids.

    simple really

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    Jessica Lux says:

    February 4th, 2013 at 11:50 am

    This site is a total scam. Waste of money and just a bad company all around. You are not getting a good deal… probably paying more than what you would on Ebay or Amazon.. Just stay away

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  • Chief keef says:

    February 3rd, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Scammers

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    QuibidsTips2 says:

    February 2nd, 2013 at 9:31 am

    You guys win. I work for Quibids and it is a scam.

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    PLEASE Buyer Beware... says:

    February 1st, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Thought it was legit…NOT. I went onto the “Live Auction” page, & decided to follow a ’50 voucher’ auction in a separate window (so I could see the individual bids). After following it for a while, I switched back to the “Live Auction” site (refreshed) & the auction that I was watching (still going)was nowhere on the site. I refreshed both screens, just in case, & the 50 voucher auction that I was watching was no longer on the “Live Auction” site. Why?

    I did not move from my PC, as I wondered if this was just a ‘glitch’. It wasn’t. The ‘missing’ auction was replaced by another ’50 voucher’ auction (that had not come up through the ‘ranks’) but all of a sudden was at 15 seconds & bidding was quick.

    I then opened a third window for this ‘new’ 50 voucher auction (again to see who was actually bidding). Many people can bid on multiple items at the same time, but what caught my eye was that “Mad2222man” was bidding on both, BUT one of them was NOT listed on the “Live Auction” list. (both site addresses are below – hope they still exist)

    STATS: 78 cents – mad2222man Ended This auction ended 2013-02-01 13:27 CST Value Price: $30.00 Bids Credit: – $0.00 0 Real/24 Voucher
    Auction Price: – $0.78 Winner Savings: $29.22 Saved 97%

    HOWEVER

    the ‘MISSING’, but still very much alive, ‘live auction’ (http://www.quibids.com/en/auction-129087340CA-5520-9204-50-voucher-bids) was continuing in a separate window, & Mad2222man was bid-o-maticing almost every other bid; with single bidders in between.
    It had left the ‘Live Auction’ site/screen at around $2.30 & closed at
    $5.62 on another screen. PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE STATS (do the math) & see who won!

    STATS: mad2222man Ended This auction ended 2013-02-01 13:28 CST
    Value Price: $30.00 Bids Credit: – $0.00 0 Real / 196 VOUCHER
    Auction Price: – $5.62 Winner Savings: $24.38 Saved 81%

    196 voucher bids is worth $117.60
    There were a total of 562 bids – Mad2222man’s (196) = 366 bids by other people @ 60 cents ea. = $219.60
    TOTALING A SALE OF $337.20!!!

    FOR 50 vouchers worth $30.00…..

    Please put this in perspective. This garnered Quibids a $300.00 profit on ONE auction)HOWEVER ask yourself:

    - why would a LIVE auction just disappear from the “Live Auction” site when the $ got to a point that most would say ‘this LITERALLY isn’t worth it’?

    - why would anyone use 196 voucher bids to buy 50 vouchers???

    - why have none of Mad2222man’s auctions shown up in the ‘statistics’ section (of the 50 Voucher bid screen), when other auctions that closed AFTER their’s ARE listed??? (NO they can’t use the excuse that they don’t publish ALL of them… they publish the 9 most recent; yes, I have been watching). AND on Feb. 1/13 @ 4:45 pm, Mad2222man has won a minimum of 6 voucher auctions, none of which are listed in the statistics area.

    The disappearing auction also happened a 3rd time with Mad2222man, again more than 70 vouchers were used to win only 50 back, with at least 400 more bids @ .60/each…

    IT’S RIGGED!!! Clearly Mad2222man should take his/her own advice, when, in their reply to ‘Gregorio, on Jan. 30/13′ Mad2222Men said: Jan.30/13 at 8:19 am

    “not fishy, you just dont understand the multiple product auctions.
    Do your homework before spending your bids”
    —————————————————————

    It’s sickening to know that Quibids is stealing from innocent, naïve people.

    This site should be shut down…. or someone should go viral on them. What I watched was blatant FRAUD.
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    ps – one more: $7.27

    mad2222man Ended This auction ended 2013-02-01 15:13 CST Value Price:$150.00 Bids Credit:- $0.00 0 Real/198 Voucher Auction Price:- $7.27 Winner Savings:$142.73 Saved 95%
    REALLY – 727 BIDS @ .60 = $436.20 AND Mad2222man WINS AGAIN….

    Caveat Emptor!!!!!

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    LawDog says:
    February 8th, 2013 at 11:46 am

    I am very interested in your account of Mad2222man’s auctions not showing up in the statistics screen. Here’s why:

    Imagine you’re Quibids and you do decide to use bots to compete on items. Obviously, this would benefit Quibids by driving up the number of bids for (and thus revenue from) and the price of (also revenue from) each item. And the bots could be instructed to buy the item unless the price and/or number of bids reached a particular threshold (which would not need to be set to make a profit on EVERY transaction in order to make a net profit). Thus, the bots could insure Quibids against the inevitable losses that would result from periods of low traffic on the site (lower traffic=fewer bids=lower prices=less revenue from bids and sales) by buying up items for which there has been too little competition. And if consumers began to notice that the behavior of certain buyers indicated the use of bots, Quibids could simply blame that extremely rapid or irrational behavior on buyers who used some third-party bidding software (of which there are, of course, many options to choose from). Surely you (Quibids) can’t be held responsible for those who try to game the system and fail!

    But Quibids would still need to pay sales tax on the transactions where it sold an item to itself. This would result in a net loss, unless Quibids kept no record of these transactions.

    So it seems to me that IF Quibids was using bots, the most convincing evidence of this behavior would be a pattern of not archiving those auctions that the supposed bots won. And IF you suspected them of using bots, then perhaps the most effective course of action would be to report them to the IRS for tax evasion, since proving fraud or misrepresentation is much more complicated and costly than simply letting a government agency with vast resources do the work for you.

    In short, follow the disappearing auctions—they are the most difficult to explain and the most likely to give rise to a legal cause of action.

    Jose says:
    February 4th, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Last one showed by your comment Quibids won a profit of $317.4 , it’s clear mad2222man is part of Quibids. winning over 529 people with, Mad2222man putting for a 198 voucher just to win 31.2 dollars, over with a chance of losing $118.8 yea opposed to 529 people with a chance of winning. Being able to still manage victory yeah pure Scam of course thanks man your Post is AWESOME!! thanks for the Update

    Jessica Lux says:
    February 4th, 2013 at 11:54 am

    EXACTLY!!!!

    rick says:
    February 3rd, 2013 at 6:06 am

    your post was awsome., thanks.

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    Spencer Williams says:

    January 31st, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Thanks for all the postings, I almost dranked the Kool-aid but after looking at most of the reviews not going to happen!

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    Rodney says:

    January 31st, 2013 at 10:52 am

    I won a remote control boat that costs $59.99. There were only 8 total bids made. That means Quibids got $3.20 for that boat. I made 3 bids costing me $1.80 and I also had to pay the 8 cents costing me a grand total of $1.88 for a 59.99 item. But because I got the bid for less than 50 cents they gave me the item free. So this boat cost me a horrible $1.80. What about s&h. There isn’t any.
    WHERE IS THE SCAM??? KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING BEFORE DOING IT!!!

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    Jack says:
    February 7th, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    And how long have you been working for Quibids? I have seen proof of your Robo bidders that don’t really exist.

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    Seriously? says:

    January 31st, 2013 at 10:42 am

    BUYER (OR BIDDER) BEWARE! QuiBids.com is a scam and needs to be reported to the BBB. I know their sites states that they are fully covered by the BBB, but now you have to make complaints to the BBB in person or letter so it’s annoying for most people.
    The QuiBids.com reviewer on here works for the company. First of all, be aware that nowhere on the website or TV advertisement does it inform you that Quibids.com is a Penny Auction. Look that up. It’s bad news. Educate yourself and put this company out of business.

    Remember, you can’t get something for nothing.

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  • Gary says:

    January 29th, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    After seeing a commercial on T.V. for Quibuds.com.I decided to look up on line to see what it was all about.I found this blog and others and read it. Glad I did. After what I did read about Quibids on here and others blogs I have come to this conclusion .Most reviews I have read are negative . I will stick with Ebay with friendly a customer service ( a trusted site of my choice ) rather than take my chances with site that is only interested in soul profit get rich quick scheme . I.M.A.O. In short it sounds like a site of highway robbery site to me.

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    Dan says:

    January 29th, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Hi…i too went to try out QUIBIDS. but thankfully didn’t place any bids till i know more about the web site…i was shocked to see that you had to pay the .60 everytime you bid on an item and they tell you this. Never ever had i ever had to pay money to place a bid nor would i ever. Plus if you don’t win the bid,you still have to pay how ever many times you bidded on the item that you were bidding on…NOPE!!! sorry..thats not happening. and as it turns out..everything this web site review hand to say was true. NO Bull…you should always check a web site auctions before spending any money..if its free to look at. otherwise don’t do it.

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    mudinmania says:
    February 2nd, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    it does cost 60 cents, per bid.

    Mad222Men says:
    January 30th, 2013 at 8:18 am

    they dont cost £0.60 they cost £0.40

  • Gregorio says:

    January 28th, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    Something fishy is going on for sure. I put in a Bid-o-Matic for 25 bids on one auction and lost it when it rejected my bid-o-matic. First they blamed my operating system and after some persistence by me, they blamed the interactions between my network and their network. Strangely, there were 24 bids left and the “Activate” button had changed colour and was in the “De-Activate” mode.

    I never asked for anything and I got a huge legal statement explaining why they could not give me my bids back!

    Then, I discovered I was bidding on many items simultaneously – if my bid was accepted for one item, I could accept other goods as well? If I was bidding on “Item A,” why is it offering me every other item in their thread (it is a teaser pic. over the bidding button). In other words, I was bidding on items I did not want and never realized it until I printed off the pages after the auction closed.

    This is fishy and the site lacks transparency.

    Remember – you may be bidding on an item and its price is affected by someone bidding on an entirely different item that is in the same thread as your item. This is very fishy.

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    Mad222Men says:
    January 30th, 2013 at 8:19 am

    not fishy, you just dont understand the multiple product auctions.
    Do your homework before spending your bids

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    Cat Daddy says:

    January 27th, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    I very much enjoyed the auctions. I won 2 right away, & I saw a few auctions end at only 2 or 3 bids. The only thing I could find fault with is that my credit card was charged immediately without me having to confirm the charge. I was not expecting that to happen, but I have no problem with the auctions. Really it’s fun stuff.

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    Gregorio says:
    January 28th, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Yeah, I “won” 2 very quickly and never “won” one thereafter.

  • calicokittykat says:

    January 27th, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    To “Quibidstip”

    How much are they paying you to praise their scam? You seriously think someone would just choose the username “quibidstips” and NOT be associated with the site? Seriously? Welcome to the internet, idiot. Get an honest job and stop trying to scam innocent people out of their hard earned money.

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    Linda says:

    January 26th, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    WhenI started the auction with the started pack, only 100 bids, I spent
    most of the bids trying to buy more bids to have enough bids to
    bid on something or bid for more bids. So in the long run I couldn’t
    adfford anything, buying bids took all my money. Yes, you can win bids,
    but it is hardly worth the effort for 5 bids. At least at z-biddy.com
    you can bid on bids for free.

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    selena gomez says:

    January 26th, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    the stuff you get on that website is cheap and used I’m a rich person i do know what im talking about

    xox

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    McLou says:

    January 26th, 2013 at 11:25 am

    I have read many of the reviews here and stopped after a bit. People are saying the same thing over and over. Is it a scam? Well, let’s think about it. If someone is offering you something next to nothing then you have to question this. This will never happen, has never happened and surely will never happen. There’s no FREE lunch. People, it’s the internet and everything you read is true. How do I know this, I read it on the internet. To put things simple, there are KINGS and there are SLAVES, which one are you?

    It’s simple math, do your homework!!! Then decided!!!!

    I have to admit one hell of an idea, wish I’d thought of it!!! Is it a scam, I’d say no. It’s called capitalism, everyone love’s it! I’m sure many of you are looking to get items cheap to sell on Craigslist or eBay to make money (again, capitalism). So, you see it’s not wrong, they just do better!!!

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    Baub says:
    January 31st, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    There you go, you hit the proverbial nail on the head. Capitalism at its finest. I only hope for their sake the stock doesn’t tank at their inevitable IPO, like Facebook. It may not be ethical or 100% honest but no gambling enterprise ever is. The odds always favor the house and the house almost always wins in the end. And so far they’re winning big. Not sure how current the data is, but, Worthofweb.com puts the value of the site at almost 20 million dollars with over 800,000 daily visits. 800,000???

    Like Nick (1/22/13) said, It’s just like gambling at a slot machine. You have the power to walk away or avoid it altogether. They just bank on nobody wanting to be the the one to dump $20 into the machine and walk away only to have the next guy hit the jackpot with his first coin. Hey, it’s fun and exciting to play. Take it at that. You can’t go into it thinking your going to get your Christmas shopping done for $22.99. Remember, they make it look glamorous. And if there’s a winner, there has to be at least one loser. They don’t mention the 40 other people who may have bid on the iPad and lost $12 or $15. I’m not a gambler at heart, so I think I’ll stick with eBay and local shopping. When I lose an eBay auction I may feel empty, but at least my wallet is still full.

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    Jesus02 says:

    January 25th, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    I lost $1500 on this site SCAM

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    Joe says:

    January 24th, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    Horribly dishonest.

    They need to be investigated by the federal gov’t.

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    Truth says:

    January 23rd, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Quibidstips–Why are you so vigorously defending a site in which you claim to have no vested interest? Why would you constantly monitor this review board, which you obviously do judging by the frequency of your postings, if you weren’t personally vested in the sites success? Do you really think people are that naive? Or that stupid? It makes absolutely no sense for a person to advocate so persistently on something they weren’t personally involved with. You are either an employee, an owner or an investor. My money would go on an employee. With how shady this sites practices are, I’m sure they had to hire someone strictly for this purpose. To monitor review boards, pose as a satisfied customer and defend the site to increase traffic. Otherwise there wouldn’t be any positive reviews. I’ve seen it before, you just make it extremely obvious with your unrivaled consistency. Could of been a little more subtle man (or woman).

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    Joe says:
    January 24th, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    Quibids is a huge scam.
    1) the prices they use to draw people in is incredibly misleading. since the bid only goes up by a penny but each bid costs $.25 cents to make its huge alteration.

    2) 3 times I have tried bidding on a product and with 3 seconds left the product Closes out with a random winner of some guy whos only bid 2 or 3 times. I am on autobid with 20 bids left so its not possible that it closes me out.

    3) you cant get any of the money back that you’ve paid in because they will never refund it.

    I am surprised they haavent been investigated by the federal govt yet.

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    ray says:

    January 22nd, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    don.t waste your money,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,and time its a scam

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    Nick says:

    January 22nd, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Shady business. Brilliant idea, hiding the overall cost progression behind pennies. Philosophy is you get 1 chip for 1 dollar, this equates to 1 penny in auction form but in reality it is still a buck cent sign.

    People stay bidding because they don’t want to lose what they already put into it. Same as gambling, just one more play and you could win it all. The other major loophole is who is driving these prices? Whats to stop the site from automatically placing penny bids themselves to keep driving the auction? And who is to say anyone even wins the auction in the end? No proof of recipient. Having both the goods, and the auction handled by the same company is a HUGE trust issue as there is no proof that all the auctions are even being sent to real bidders.

    Ontop of the amount of people bidding in increments its highly improbable that you will win. Same as the lottery. “someones gotta win, might as well be you” where you are 1 out of 40 people continuously funneling money into an auction with no strategy outside of persistence and stubbornness against the next bidder. Also with the ability for bidders to chime in there is no limit on the amount of people who bid total meaning 17 hours worth of bidding can be dismissed by 1 bid from a new comer.

    In the end the likelihood of you winning anything substantial is highly unlikely unless you are willing to pay up to 3 times as much the msrp of that product. Far too many variables to win, Variables are , number of total bidders, amount of bids purchased, item popularity, and time.

    I had an aunt who fell into this scheme whom already had a serious gambling addiction and only after $1432.00 spent on various auctions only to wind up with lost time she cut her losses. Great idea from a business perspective as you are guaranteed to nearly quadruple and then some the purchase price of products with a tempting offer to give the pot away to one lucky individual.

    Remember this is less a scam, and more a bait and switch. As far as whether they ship the items or winning bids are real are what are arguably scam worthy. So long as the opportunity to get something cheap is there people will keep supporting these sites. All you have to do is stay away and warn others.

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    QuibidsTips says:

    January 21st, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Wow I wish I had gotten the chance to help some of you before you wasted any money! I personally love Quibids and I feel bad for all the people that feel like they got cheated. I definitely see were a lot of people are coming from. The truth is Quibids is not a scam. It works the same as any penny auction and you should have done your research before jumping in. What I find sad is that almost everyone here giving bad reviews probably never did any research on what a penny auction was before jumping in. Penny auctions are a great way to shop but yes its not for everyone. People that lack personal control and patients will definitely lose. Look if your interested in Quibids you should check out www.QuibidsTips.com or QuibidsMaster.blogspot.com and pick up some free tips before starting quibids. I hope this helps

    The Facts:
    Quibids is not trying cheat you!

    Quibids is not gambling and if you treat Quibids like a gambling site you will lose.

    Quibids is a more realistic version of an auction the ebay is. It cost 60 cents per bid you place this is for monetary gains for Quibids and it also keeps people who have no intentions of winning the auction from raising up the price.

    They have delivered all items that I have won and they have honored all there buy it now options.

    There customer service isn’t the best but they have always answered my question with in a timely manner.

    I hope this helps
    Thank You

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    concerned citizen says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 11:59 am

    I know what neurolinguistic programming is, and your comments are full of it. You use soothing techniques that nurses use to keep patients calm and you constantly advertise in your comments. I don’t know what kind of illuminati wannabe you are, but it’s not working, obviously nobody is fooled by your bull.

    Karma4QUIBIDS says:
    January 26th, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    How do you sleep at night sir? This site is a scam… not illegal, but still a scam. The owners must have no souls.

  • SaraK says:

    January 21st, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    So glad I looked up this site before I agreed to sign up.. SCAM!!!!!!!!!
    The operators of this site are making a “butt load” of cash off us desperate consumers trying to save on big ticket items.. Im putting up the red flag to everyone to STAY AWAY from Quibids!

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    justwantgooddeal says:

    January 21st, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    I have joined quibids for almost 3 years now(over one year on their new website since they re-designed it) I had never had any experienced with penny auctions before that. I won my first auction in less than 30 mins after I joined them(25 bid vouchers)It was not that tough to win at all. Since then, I have won over 900+ auctions from them. I won a$350.00 tv with only 24 bids. I have won a few carmeras($100+ value), few $200 dollars gift cards(they discontinue the $200 dollars gift cards now)but mostly all my wins have been gift cards ranging from $15.00 – $50.00. Usually I don’t spend more than 25 bids on anyone auctions.

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    Trisha says:

    January 20th, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    I saw the ad on TV today and wanted to check this out. Any company that asks you to pay first, is a big red alert. I am glad I didn’t sign up, they were asking to pay $66 for the so called initial package.
    Hope people don’t fall for this. It is a scam!!!!

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    Seriously? says:
    January 31st, 2013 at 10:39 am

    @ Quibidstips, where does it say on the site or the TV advertisement that it’s a penny auction????? How can people KNOW that it’s a PENNY AUCTION, so that they can look it up????? Indeed it looks like people are doing research, ergo this chat board. You’re a hypocrite.

    You lack integrity, just like your site.

    QuibidsTips says:
    January 21st, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    No its a penny auction website you need to Google what a penny auction site is there are honest people here looking for real reviews and spurting uneducated nonsense isn’t helping.

    Quibids is not a scam but if you are unfamiliar with what a penny auction is I insist you look it up or visit quibids 101 page were they clearly explain the process. Quibids is not like ebay they are completely different auction types.

    I say all this because of how shocked you are about the $66. This tells me that you had not done any research before going in and doing this review.

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    Dan Winker says:

    January 20th, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    If it seems too good to be true……..IT IS. Don’t get involved.

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    mark says:

    January 20th, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Do not use this Website this is an a stupid way of losing money
    Thanks god that i figure it out how they play with you and take your money so i got $30 back with two home depot cards but i spend almost an entire day bidding in something and you can see clearly that in a good items, they have something that make the bids going and going until they get close to the price. I could see a bidder keep bidding for 5 hours consecutives who have money to buy bids packages for 5 or 6 hour.??? Dont you think that it would be ease to buy the item on the store with the same money…… So please dont get there, were a lot of us fail

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    QuibidsTips says:
    January 21st, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    I stumbled upon this review page and was shocked at all the bad reviews as I am a big fan of Quibids. But I wanted to say thank you, your review is the first honest bad review that wasn’t filled with uneducated non sense. I agree some of the auctions can be time consuming and not everyone wants to shop that way and that is a great reason not to like Quibids. Thanks

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    Mick says:

    January 19th, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    I had to give this one star because it wouldn’t go any lower. I’ve been here before and I’m back again. Only because they’re pumping the ads on foxtel, I had to leave another review. And yes I did try it, unfortunately like most of us. I usually stay well away from these too good to be true things, but thinking it was like another eBay. Far from it.
    The auctions don’t exist, the items they don’t have and there aren’t any people bidding on the items, all bots. They won’t give you a pc or camera or iPad for the price of the box it comes in!!! I tried a few auctions, after I realized it costs me 60 bucks ( fine print) and the clock just kept resetting when I bidded towards the end of the item and went back to 5 minutes.

    Stay well away and spend ya 60 bucks on a real auction!!!!

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    sulia says:
    January 26th, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    it is a scam it just wants you to pay a lot of money don’t wast your time or money people

    QuibidsTips says:
    January 21st, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Dang I forgot to mention there are no quibids bidding bots on Quibids. There are hundreds of people collecting data on every single auction so that they can bring you better bidding tips and if there were any bidding bots we would have spotted them already.

    QuibidsTips says:
    January 21st, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Im trying so hard to stay polite. I’m getting stressed because of the amount of thoughtless bad reviews. Are you really telling me you took the time to post a bad review twice but never spent 1 once of time researching it. Of course its not like ebay they tell you right there on the site that it is nothing like ebay. You know someone spent hrs and hrs writing the quibids 101 page to help people understand how Quibids works and instead of reading it, I mean even in the sign up process they tell you over and over again to read quibids 101 before you start bidding. Of course it cost money to bid its a penny auctions!!!!!! Look up what a penny auction is before you review one!! bah I would like to say I feel better after that but I know I’m not done reading all the reviews and 3 out of 4 of them are people with there head….stop breath

    Look if your interested in quibids please take your time and learn how it works before you try it so you don’t end up writing a review about how much you hate it because it didn’t work the way you guessed it would. Quibids is not a scam!

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    derg says:

    January 19th, 2013 at 5:03 am

    its a scam i lost $564 on it it sucked

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    QuibidsTips says:
    January 21st, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    I’m sorry but your fiscal irresponsibility does not make the site a scam

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    lori says:

    January 18th, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Hey….I want everyone to know that if u want credit card fraud this is the website for you! I was so excited to join and did monday night jan 14 2013 @ 2am and by tuesday jan 15 2013 @ 2pm my credit numbers were jacked and a few hundred dollars was taken from my bank account. I was in shock when bank of america called me and let me know. They are so awesome and glad they caught it in time and refunded me my money thank god. I than decided to call quibids and out of kindness let them know what happened and how their website is obviously shady. I got the meanest and rudest customer service I have ever talked to and I couldnt believe he talked to me the way he did….unbelievable! He was calling me a liar and just being down right mean. I am a bartender and always have cash, I only use my card online and havnt used it in months and than I join quibids and than it happened. I have never EVER wrote a review online but I feel I need to do this so no one else becomes a victim. So my advice is stay away from this website and the customer service is unbelievable….stick with ebay or other legit sites. Hope ive helped someone. Take care! :)

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    Rob says:
    February 21st, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    QuibidsTips, of course you use Quibids since it’s pretty obvious you work for them. Your comments lack integrity, you crook.

    QuibidsTips says:
    January 21st, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    wow very scary. Im shocked I use quibids all the time and I have never had a customer service issue like that I would have done more to report him. As far as the credit card scam I disagree that he should have called you a lair but your post obviously says you were guessing that it was quibids you don’t have any actual proof that quibids had anything to do with it at all. Your bank should have more information for you regarding the transactions and i don’t see why you couldn’t follow up on it. Not saying its not true just sounds like your angry and throwing stuff at the wall to see what sticks.

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    wardmama4 says:

    January 18th, 2013 at 9:56 am

    I am so glad to have seen this. I now review everything – including books before I make a purchase or sign on. I would like some pricy items for my kitchen and saw the Quibids ad – when I saw them going for a couple of dollars, I was hooked. I went to the terms and conditions and saw the Bid Pack (with no mention of price) and wondered, how can I accept the terms and conditions when I don’t even know how much I will be paying. So I typed in Quibids review and here I am. I should have known it was too good to be true. Much like the ‘work at home’ – It’s all a scam.

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    almostaken says:

    January 16th, 2013 at 1:45 am

    Thanks for the heads up! I was going to sign up and was looking for a “quibids promo code” when “quibids scam” popped up in the search suggestion. Sure glad I read what has happenend to you guys, I was nowhere near ready to pay $60 upfront and just wanted to look around at what they had to offer. When you go to sign up with your credit card info. They make it seem like it’s just to have on file in case you want to bid on something. Yes…I should have read the t&c’s first but, they purposely have their site set up to look as though the t&c’s are just formalities.
    Thanks again for helping me dodge a huge bullet!

    p.s. to the “your an idiot” commentor…I am sure that you are sitting high on your scamming throne as CEO of Quibids! Hope you get yours soon!!

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    QuibidsTips says:
    January 22nd, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    I applaud you for doing research I’m sry your getting your information from people that didn’t do there homework. There are tons of sources out there and a lot of positive things being said about quibids. But yes always review any item or service before purchase its nice to see someone using there head even if decide you don’t like quibids.

    P.S. you can call me the CEO of quibids to if you like but I don’t make any were near that kind of money lol nor do I work for quibids all though that would be nice too. But to the kid who said “you an idot” I know exactly were your coming from. You signed up your did all the reading you educated yourself and you had a really great experience with Quibids and then you run into people who didn’t read didn’t educate them self’s and had a horrible time on Quibids so that start crying scam and you want to thump them on the head. But calm down and just share your experiences and knowledge so that others can benefit from it.

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    Jimmy says:

    January 14th, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Yes! I thought I did nothing more that register with my information. Although I looked at a couple of items, at no time did I knowingly place a bid. A day or two later while checking my on-line credit card bill there were two charge for $66.00. Boy was I surprised. Watch out for this site. To me its a scam.

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    Roxyroo says:

    January 14th, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    First off, they charge you $60 for 100 bids when you sign up, with out giving you an option for a cheaper price and then the Items they have on auction aren’t even that good and the ones that are good, you are fighting for it against someone else. The conspiracy theorist in me is telling me that Its probably the company under different usernames bidding, causing you to bid more and therefore having to buy more bids. My advice, STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY, don’t let the BBB accreditation fool you, they say that they are accredited, but they don’t put their BBB grade and for me that is a big sign, if they are not willing to show their BBB grade on their website then I don’t trust them. Oh and don’t let the “items” for auction on the sign up page fool you, those are just their to get to you commit.

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    lavender888 says:

    January 14th, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Smells of a SCAM to me1111

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    sulia says:
    January 26th, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    yes it does

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    lduds82 says:

    January 13th, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    QuiBids is a great penny auction site, unless you don’t know what you are doing. I just won Motorola radios w/ a 23 mile range, and a Leatherman knife. The chances are very low of you winning something big, like an iPad or computer, so a good piece of advice is to bid on SMALL LITTLE THINGS LIKE GIFT CARDS at first, then get bigger. trust me.

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    Emily says:

    January 12th, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Do NOT get involved with Penny Auctions. I was first lead by PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE to ZBIDDY. I did NOT read the terms of use and was charged $99. Look up ZBIDDY for their SCAM report. All of these penny auctions are rip offs. If you happen to get win an item; try receiving it. IT NEVER ARRIVES. This is a form of gambling or it is gambling and in the END you will realize you’ve been SCAMMED in every unimaginable way.

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    Marshawwn says:

    January 12th, 2013 at 10:44 am

    seems to be good in prices but in reality it is making a fortune off of your losses

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    Stephen says:

    January 12th, 2013 at 7:08 am

    I have not used Quibids.com but was thinking about it. I have reviewed all of the terms and conditions, rules, how it works, etc on the quibids site but thought it would be better to get a second opinion. The majority of complaints i am seeing here are either common sense things you should know (such as Quibids is making a profit…well, duh!) or they are rules and condition that are actually pretty thoroughly explained on Quibids.com before you ever sign up (ie, my card was charged $60 before i ever placed a bid). I just don’t see how this is a scam. It is pretty straight forward to me if you take 10 minutes to read the terms and conditions and the “How It Works” portion of the website.

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    lee says:

    January 11th, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    when I started on Quibids they asked for money, so I sent them via credit card $60. The next day I wnent into the site and my $60 was gone. I wrote to them earlier today and am waiting for an answer. Want my money back.

    Lee

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    Lying Losers says:

    January 11th, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    I went to their site to see what their auctions were. You can’t even look at them w/o forking over money! That’s not a FREE site. I’m not giving anyone $60 to look. DUMB. So that was a red flag and I started researching them. It pays us to do our own due diligence.

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    SCAM says:

    January 10th, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Hello. This is called, SCAM. This ‘ Quibids ‘ which should renamed ‘ Piece of crap, ‘ converts every cent you pay into a dollar. Never invest a mere 1 cents, its translates into 10 bucks and so on.

    You’l face the court soon, hopefully the supreme court.

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    Inside info says:
    January 19th, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    TO YOUR AN IDIOT,
    Google “Quibids class action”
    NOW WHO’S THE IDIOT…….IDIOT.

    theressea says:
    January 16th, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Your very quik to call these people an idot. I say you have somthing to do with this scam. Why don’t you publish your name. I am so grateful for the people who take a min. and warn us about these auctions and the slim that run them. Any Autions on here that are legit?

    Not an idiot says:
    January 16th, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Someone is replying as “Your an idiot”. Actually, you’re an idiot. And I’m not. Because I can spell “you’re” properly.

    Your an idiot says:
    January 14th, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    It’s not a scam, you’re a sore loser

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    James says:

    January 10th, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    This is a piece of crap. Wasted 300 dollars in first hour just trying to get a lamp. SCAM. HUGE SCAM.

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    Your an idiot says:
    January 14th, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Then you’re an idiot that didn’t understand the T&Cs and thought you’d win easily.

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    Not a Happy Camper says:

    January 8th, 2013 at 10:51 am

    If I could rate them a “0″ I would. I too fell for this SCAM about 1 year ago. I was charged the $60. I was under the impression it was set up more like ebay where you typed in what you wanted to bid. When I looked at their site for a customer service number, there wasn’t one. I had to do a little digging to find their phone number. I spoke with a supervisor and requested a refund. The guy I spoke with said he could not offer me a refund but would offer me more bids. I told him that wouldn’t really do me any good as I never wanted to use this scam of a site ever again. He said that was the only thing he could do. Well, he failed to mention that these bids had an expiration date attached to them!!!!! I am out of that money all together. Stay away from QuiBids. Stick with eBay! At least if there is an issue with eBay, they provide customer service and a phone number!!! Not sure why a LEGIT company wouldn’t have those things…makes you wonder.

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    Your an idiot says:
    January 14th, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    You signed up without reading the T&Cs then you’re a fool. Everything is explained if you bother to read. A fool and their money are easily parted and you prove that.

  • Jade says:

    January 7th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    STAY as far away from Quibids as possible. It should be called QuiBets because it’s gambling not bidding. With eBay, you lose nothing if you lose. If you win you get something but bidding costs the loser nothing. With Quibids you lose every penny you pay for bids no matter whether you win or lose. Everyone who plays pays.

    Is it a scam? I would say yes because they mislead you. The list of recently won items isn’t reflective of what the actual last items went for. It may reflect the lowest prices anyone ever won these items for. Or the lowest prices won recently by a very few people. But the truth is that many 1000s of people lost money so that one person could win it at a low price. So only one person goes away happy and dozens or 100s or 1000s more go away upset and poorer losers.

    You can dispute the charges with your credit card company. But not for the money you pay for the bids. You can only dispute what what you pay if you lose and end up having to buy the item at full price. So in other words: If you pay, bid and lose, you paid for bids that you received. So you can’t say you didn’t get what you paid for. If you almost win and decided you have paid for too many bids not to go ahead and buy the item, all you can get money back for it the actual cash you ended up paying after the last bid you placed. Not good odds for anyone. SO if you pay $1000 in bids and you lose and you can just leave with nothing or pay another $500 and get the camera or TV, you can dispute the $500 and get that back but you still go way losing that $1000 in bids. And you don’t get the camera or TV. So you are in the exact same place you were when you lost, before you went ahead and paid the difference.

    Even the winners don’t get the good deals they show on the lists. Those are a small fraction of the winners. Not the average winners. Maybe 1 in 100 will get a good deal. 1000s pay too much for bids trying to get a good deal and the winner probably didn’t really get a good deal either. No telling how many auctions he lost trying to get that one good deal.

    It’s gambling folks. So just go buy what you want. Or bid on eBay. At least on eBay only the winner pays and you know that the bottom line is going to be. Plus eBay makes sure you only have to pay return postage. So, “you plays the game and pays the price” if you pay/gamble on Quibids.. Don’t do it. Be smart.

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  • Caveat Emptor says:

    January 7th, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    My username is latin for “let the buyer beware”. This scheme is rigged from the start and it is rigged AGAINST you. Don’t get suckered into this by the slick commercials which tell you you can get a brand new Honda Civic for $900 or a brand new I-Pad for $6.50.

    PT Barnum said “there is a sucker born every minute”

    Thomas Tusser said “a fool and his money are soon parted”

    Carol Rees said “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is”

    Milton Friedman “there is no such thing as a free lunch”

    TAKE THEIR ADVICE and pass this “too good to be true” scam by. Or don’t and fall into their scam. The choics is up to you

    Caveat Emptor!

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    mike stewart says:

    January 7th, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Quibids is NOT a good auction site to participate in. While the ascetics of the site are quite good, the reality is it is structured to maximise profits quite relentlessly toward their shareholders. Facts are bidders are “let loose” on challenging each other to be the so called “WINNER” and receive the spoils. What a joke…I have viewed a winner being successful in a bid of say $40 for an ipad or ipod which extrapolates out to a purchase price of some $2400 for a retail cost of around $500…not really difficult to work out the profit margin!! In addition the products are not real flash considering the countries they are purchased from!! LETS FACE It…THERE ARE NO WINNERS HERE APART FROM THE QUIBIDS COMPANY MEMBERS!! For a site like this I would believe it very easy to actually command a reasonably good site of class and integrity, offering any subscribers a fair and equitable chance of success.BUT!! GREED AND PROFITEERING REARS ITS UGLY HEAD!!

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    Your an idiot says:
    January 14th, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    For the winner they get a great deal, if you read the T&Cs before you play you know what you’re getting into. No scam, just a good business model that makes money and I win shed loads of gear for very little money!

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    Cody says:

    January 6th, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    I would never give my money to Qiubids, they’re no different then the penny bids, if you are interested in signing up, don’t!!! listen to everyone, there is only one guy, “Ted” that most likely is involved with them some way, and if he is not, he must be very very very very lucky, too many people loosing their good hard working money! so think before you act.

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  • Quibids Managing Director says:

    January 6th, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Hello all satisfied customers,
    I would personally like to thank everyone who has donated to my fortune and wealth. I am really enjoying your hard earned money bidding on a scam. Unfortunately to you all who have had a bad experience the laws in Nigeria help to protect me from law suits.
    Kind regards
    Quibids

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    RK kENDALL says:

    January 6th, 2013 at 12:20 am

    Scam scam scam—- don’t waste your time- don;t even register or they hammer your credit card – horrible

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    firestar says:

    January 5th, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    I believe that Quibids is a gambling operation. which is illegal. by state and federal laws. when put in a bids at .60 cents each. with is a possibility of losing it.to gain something of value. that is interpret to be gambling. buy both federal and state laws I read up on it today. Violation of Oklahoma State law. gambling ordinance. it also says law enforcement must enforce Gaming laws.contact your local state attorney general’s office. And Oklahoma attorney general’s office. schedule quibids is located. and complain to the Attorney General.

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    almostcrooked says:

    January 5th, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    I was almost going to sign up for quibids and they make it look great by saying oprah promotes it. Scam all a scam. THANKS for the info

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    princess says:

    January 5th, 2013 at 2:14 am

    all i know is my son told me about it because he saw a commercial and knows that I am always on ebay looking for a good bargain. well the thing about it is they make the rules so complicated that they even have to explain what happened to some other first time buyer. I haven’t tried it, so I cannot speak from personal experience but just from reading how the site works, and noticed someone won something for .16 but got charged and extra $2 and this is handling fees or some sort. So I am going to stick to ebay.

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  • Ted says:

    January 3rd, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    It’s not a scam by any means. It’s more along the lines of gambling. You can bid as many times as you like at .60 a bid but there is no guarantee you’ll win. Some of you should read up on things a bit more before you foolishly throw your money to a site expecting to get products for 95% off retail every bid. I use quibids and have been nothing but successful. And no I don’t work or am affiliated with them.

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    Celo says:
    January 4th, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Yea right, so you successfully won a $2 flashlight for 60 cents and a few other nick-nacks you didn’t have to go to China town to buy… so…, QibBids is TOTALLY rigged to work in their favor unlike a fair broker like ebay. Like gambling, when the outcome is already set up for ones detriment THAT’S A SCAM! JUST BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE SUCKERED INTO SCAMS LIKE THIS OR THE LURE OF BIG MONEY IN GAMBLING, DOESN’T CLEANSE THE THE FACT THAT THE GAME IS “RIGGED” if the game has to be rigged its meant for you to “fail” and them to win, that’s a scam, GENIUS!

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    Aricka says:

    January 3rd, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Thanks for posting these warnings. I almost got sucked in until I remembered what my father has always told me; “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”

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    Mr. Bob says:

    January 3rd, 2013 at 8:46 am

    STAY AWAY!!!!! What a scam. I figured I’d try it out, knowing I’d probably lose but needed a new Ipod anyway. After a futile attempt to win a bid, running out of bids also, I decided to just buy it after I had already sunk 100 bucks in. I buy the item, try one smaller auction & lose that too. More then a week later I still haven’t received my ipod & after that an email from these crooks saying I have violated some term, which they say they can’t say what but need a copy of my cc & info. They also hold my ipod, which I paid more for then anywhere else, hostage until I send this info. Any of you fools who defend them should be ashamed or you work for these scammers. Save your time & money.

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    The Consensus says:

    January 3rd, 2013 at 6:36 am

    So the majority of complaints I’m getting is:

    1. you get charged $60 just to join

    2.You have no idea who is bidding against you

    3. The auction can freeze up on you

    4. You have no control over how much you want to bid

    Sounds like a great idea…. NOT!!

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    Stooge says:

    January 2nd, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    This is so sad, how could a company like this even function? The government needs to catch on and do something about this. Don’t use quibids!

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    Steve says:
    January 7th, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    That’s all we need, the God damned government getting involved in MORE of our business. People here have been warned. There will always be stupid people who will disregard the warnings or get pulled in by the commercials and get suckered. You can’t legislate stupidity, though there is more than enough stupidity in our government to go around.

    Just don’t use them! It really IS just that simple.

  • Don says:

    January 2nd, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Stay as far away as possible. You have no clue as to “who” your bidding against, a fellow bidder or someone from Quibids getting you to bid (spend) more. An item that retails for $100.00 and sold for only $20.00 might look like a great deal for the bidder and not for Quibids. But Quibids made (net profit) of $500.00 on that ONE auction (100 2cent bids at .60 cents each) Quibids slogan should be, “A fool and his money are soon parted.”

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    kris says:

    January 1st, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Why would anyone give out a c.c # before checking it out and reading all the information first . If your not afraid of giving out your info or u dont care who gets it .give it to me and i will sell u a bridge in Arizona for a good price. Any one who plays into this pile of CRAP is an idiot and deserves everything they get. I have never bid on anything on this site nor will i ever. All your going to do is lose your money and i work to hard for mine to just throw it away I

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    Quibids says:

    January 1st, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Ur all wrong u can pay 95% of retail
    Why not

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    Jade says:
    January 7th, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Why not? Because you are bidding against 1000s and 1000s of people who will lose or pay full Suggest retain price for something while one guy wins and everyone else loses. Paying full price is foolishness since 1) You can get the same items on sale at New Egg, Amazon, or a dozen other place for discount prices. 2) You don’t have to wait the 2 to 3 weeks for your winnings to arrive. 3) Counting the items you drop out of early because you realize it isn’t a good deal, for every items you pay 95% retail, you will lose all the money paid for bids where you didn’t win. It is bad for everyone, including the winners. It’s gambling. QuiBids is the only real winner. Run the numbers. If they weren’t making money, they wouldn’t be doing it. One person wins, (maybe) and everyone else either loses or pays full suggested retail. Not a deal, discount or special offer. FULL Suggested RETAIL…

    Jeff says:
    January 2nd, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    BIG SCAM. Will be facing class action lawsuit soon. TRUST ME

    ShowYouRight says:
    January 2nd, 2013 at 12:48 am

    its like a raffle

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    Cesar says:

    January 1st, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Definitely a scam. Okay so each bid cost sixty cents and if you exceed the cost of a product, it just lets you buy it and not big anymore. But when I was bidding on a gift card, some mysterious bidder exceeded the amount. I think they just have their own people increasing the price of the products so that they can make more money.

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    Jade says:
    January 7th, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    It’s called Bidding Bots when you are bidding against a program designed to cost you the auctions. It’s a scam. And every state should be contacted (Attorney General’s office in your State) file a complaint and eventually, they will be shut down. Look at the lists of complaints on the dozens and dozens of websites set up just to warn people about this company. Their rating is 1 out of 5. So if everyone who comes here to complain, contacted their state, it would eventually put them out of business. BofA told me they have heard complaint about it and there is nothing they can do because you are paying for the bids and you are getting bids.

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    Shanna says:

    January 1st, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Please complain to the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    http://www.consumerfinance.gov/complaint/

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    Jade says:

    December 31st, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    I have bought and sold on eBay for 14 years. I have had very few problems or complaints. With a little care, I have almost always been satisfied with the items I have won and the prices I paid. In the few cases where I have been unhappy with a product, eBay has been a great place to protect the buyer. As a seller, I have worked very hard to do well and keep happy customers. I have managed to keep a consistent perfect 100$ feedback rating with all 5s as a power seller and top seller. There are things as a seller that I totally disagree with. But I can’t say that I feel I have no control over my success. I can not say that about Quibids. For a grueling 18 hours we bid on a camera among 18 other items we could have chosen. We ended up losing at the last minute because of a slight computer delay and had no choice but to pay full price or lose $500 in bids. So we paid $1499.99 for a camera with no case, or anything else when I could have won one on eBay for $1199.99 that included a bonus pack and a nice eBay Bucks bonus. My time is worth more than that and I am totally unhappy with the outcome. I will not get involved again. I don’t like anything about the Quibids platform

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    Stooge says:
    January 2nd, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    As a former seller on a ebay I can tell you they’re one of the biggest monopoly’s around. I tried selling on ebay and received fees, well I log in one day and noticed I had forgotten about this $40.00 in fees so I paid it right away. They told me my account would be released from suspension if I paid the fees and you know what? I’m permanently suspended now meaning the only way I sell stuff on the internet conveniently and at a good price is by having a friend use their account or making my own “fake” one. Because anywhere else will not get you nearly as much views, simply because ebay is number one in advertising and was one of the first around.

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    Logan says:

    December 31st, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Well what can I say other than they scammed me out of $60.

    Since it took me 9 months to catch it on my CC statement, so they wouldn’t refund me anything. Never used this site, but based on their scam-like “free trial” that bills you months later without a bill or receipt, or acknowledgement of any type of payment, it would be an obvious indication of an untrustworthy, dishonest business. Would’ve rated zero if I could have.

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    MENACE says:

    December 31st, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Quibids is a total scam. They charge you .60 cents for every bid you make. They are chizzlers. Doo not buy from them. Dont even sign up. They charge 60 bucks to your credit card just for making an account. They absoluteness suck, I despise them very strongly.

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  • Peter B says:

    December 30th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Thank you everyone on this post , as I was about to sign up to QuiBids,but not now. You people have saved me a lot of money and stress, thanks again to everyone here.

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    Megan Long says:

    December 30th, 2012 at 2:23 am

    Thanks you everyone who has given their honest thought on this scam. I recently received my Christmas bonus and thought I would treat myself to a new phone, but IPhones can cost up to nearly $800! I later saw a commercial on Quibids and thought it could have a small chance of being legit, but of course I had to do some research on it before I jumped into anything. I checked out their website and an IPhone 5 was up for $1.50! How does an IPhone 5 go from $800 to a mere $1.50? Simple, it doesn’t. I read more on its website in Google Apps. Review after review was 5 stars, and I nearly signed up, until my friend told me to get a second opinion. I wonder how much Quibids is paying for people to lie? Ha. Anyway, in my past with Zbiddy, I appreciate that you all would warn anybody going into this.

    Signed,
    THANKS FOR SAVING MY MONEY!

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    angry customer says:

    December 30th, 2012 at 12:50 am

    This site is a scam. pls do not waste yr time or money on them. they are thieves.
    They charge yr card even before u bid on anything
    SCAM SCAM SCAM!!!!

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  • rob says:

    December 30th, 2012 at 12:14 am

    what a ripoff they don’t even tell you they are charging your credit card

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    adam says:

    December 29th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    bull, don’t fall for this fake nonsense at your expense!

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    Jeff says:

    December 29th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Come on people they are very clear as to how their site works. At no time do you ever lose any money. Worse case you pay full price plus shipping and handling for the product. Best case you get a product below cost plus shipping and handling. I have done both

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    Nat says:
    January 4th, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    But you still give one star rating?

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    hoodie says:

    December 29th, 2012 at 11:16 am

    quibids is a scam, I signed up and was charged $60 on my credit card just to become a member

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    Lois says:

    December 28th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    grrrrrrrrrrrrr I like to think of myself as an educated consumer but like the others i thought by entering my credit card info was a tecnocality in case i was to bid on something not that as soon as you did it took 60 dollars right away so I thought hum maybe I didnt see that so I thought I might as well bid the first auction I bid on froze and when it came back it was over all my bid cost were lost I thought oh well only a dollar or two I chalked it up to being new then I started to bid on another auction and it froze but to my shock when this one unfroze the item was in my cart as I bought it now to the tune of 102 dollars so my experince as to being on the site for less than an hour cost me all but 200 dollars and I have nothing to show for it I have sent and email telling them what happened but I do not hold out much hope I guess the saying is true if it sounds to good to be true it probably is ….. think twice and read the fine print

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    James carnes says:

    December 27th, 2012 at 9:56 am

    When signing up it charged my credit card automaticly? Thats the first thing that pissed me off! Then when i lost my user name and password, i attempted to reset password and never recieved Email from them. i guess they got my money. I am not much for Government to be involved with much but these scams need to be stopped!
    Signed
    Needtogopostal!

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    RaisedByWolves says:

    December 26th, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    I think the part where you have to give them $60 to even enter the site and there is no “about this site” link you can click on to find out how Quibids.com works is a real heads-up that SOMETHING IS VERY WRONG! Ebay doesn’t cost anything to explore all areas.

    Everyone who has said “If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is,” is echoing my sentiment.

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    Mad222Men says:
    December 31st, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Read the T&Cs and all becomes clear – you decide on your position without bothering to even read properly – idiot!

  • kase says:

    December 26th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    thank you SO MUCH!!! everyone i was just about to sign up & figured i should check out the reviews about this unknown supposedly amazing website AND booom i see all of your comments. RED FLAGSSS
    THANKS AGAIN & PLEASE LETS KEEP INFORMING ALL THE INNOCENT PEOPLE OUT THERE.

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    r says:

    December 24th, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    This is absolutely misleading and please be careful..once you bid although you pay up your money and you win nothing out of it…total a scam. I lost a lot of money in this..

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    Fox says:

    December 24th, 2012 at 12:19 am

    Thanks for the info people, was about to register also. What a scam. Merry Christmas to all.

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    Happy Pickle Pants says:

    December 23rd, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Quibids is a rip off and a cheat!!! I have proof. I used my camera to take pictures of the screens and the policy is that once a user reaches limit, they are disqualified from the auction. This did not happen in my case – twice now. I got beat by a user who bid 230 bids, which totaled $138 for a $50 card. They cheat and steal from the users!!!!

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    Joe says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    From reading how this site works:
    $0.60 for each bid
    each bid raise the price of the item $0.01

    If item sale for $2.00
    200 cents 200(the number of bids) * .60(price for a bid) = $120.00 Quibid makes on item + the $2.00

    Just watch an auctions…Item 24in panasonic TV sold for $15.32
    1,532 cents 1532(the number of bids) * .60(price for a bid) = $919.20 Quibid makes on item + the $15.32

    with this math I find this a very profitable business and do not see how Quibid losses any money…
    One thing I do not understand yet is the timer are reset to 15sec everything someone make a bid, I see bids can go on forever…??? the timer only stops if noone submits a bid. If the cost of the item reaches some dollar value you stop the bidding?

    If this is the case let say a Item has a retail value of $250.00
    quibids lets the price of the bids reach $250.00
    25,000 cents 25,000(the number of bids) * .60(price for a bid) = $15,000.00 Quibid makes on item + the $250.00 A 14,000+ profit I need to get into this business….

  • MeGa says:

    December 21st, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Yes Me Too!!! Its insane, thats why i always do some research! Thank you guys! and Gals.. lol

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    Frank L. - New York says:

    December 21st, 2012 at 8:16 am

    DO NOT GIVE YOUR MONEY TO QUIBIDS! You will lose your money and walk away with nothing. Especially don’t bid on voucher bids or use their voucher bids. These have to be the same guys that came up with the time-share property “scam” where they legally sell the same piece of property 52 times to 52 different people. Also, when they run an auction you are bidding against people bidding on different items within the same price range. So if you are bidding on a piece of furniture, you are bidding against people bidding on a television of equal price. Go watch a few auctions and see. The odds of you walking away being in the black are about the same odds in a Vegas casino. So few walk away with money in their pocket. You’ve been warned. :)

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    joey t.u says:

    December 20th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    I am waiting for the law suit and I know I will be part of the hundreds scammed to get money back. Stay away!! They will not respond to your questions or concerns. I won a toaster oven for a penny…..cost me over 200.00 to do so! I got F’d. Don’t do it!!

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    Katie says:

    December 19th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    The premise of Quibids was never my complaint. I knew that this was akin to gambling and that Quibids was the winner in nearly all situations. I wanted a certain item and spent far too much time bidding and watching the time counter re-set time after time and my account deplete by the minute. Smart marketing and a money maker for the owners of Quibids. My COMPLAINT is the non security in this website. Somewhere/someone in Quibids corrupted my hard drive and completly destroyed my computer. I lost much information and documents and had to do a factory restart for my computer to the tune of $150. Days later, I was notified that the checking account I used to open my account with Quibids was hacked and being used fraudulently several states away. (the account is a very small account and rarely used, so it was easy to trace it back to Quibids) DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE!!!!! You pay your money and you take your chances. This was a costly mistake on my part, so pay heed. Stick to eBay and Amazon and don’t get all caught up in trying to get a bigger bargain. It’s not.

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    Dale says:
    December 20th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Katie did you talk to Quibids about the identity theft? I’m curious to see what they had to say.

    Ebay (paypal) has had it’s fair share of identity theft in it’s time as well. Anytime you put your info out there you are running a risk. The issue with Quibids is the whole thing comes off “shady”.

    Allan says:
    December 20th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Thank you, Katie for your honesty and candor. I thought that this penny auction was too good to be true, and it is. I am glad I searched and found this site, and read several responses.

  • Ben says:

    December 19th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Quibids is a stupid concept. Glad I came across this article.

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    MeGa says:
    December 22nd, 2012 at 12:16 am

    Agreed. Dale.

    Dale says:
    December 20th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Quibids is a very smart concept…For them. On big ticket items they are making thousands in profit. With a lot of time and learning how the system works it can save people money. Is it worth all the hassle? Not really.

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    Paul says:

    December 19th, 2012 at 2:00 am

    This site is absolutely a SCAM, no matter how you try to redefine it. I fell for the commercials a few years back and was sadly disappointed. They only have ONE OR TWO great items up for sale at a time that tons f people are bidding on. You have to purchase bids, and it get’s very costly, especially when somehow you never seem to WIN?? Hhhmmmmm? I suggest this site be SHUT DOWN permanently, and the “happy girl” in the commercials be SUED along with them for LYING TO THE PUBLIC!

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    jean says:

    December 19th, 2012 at 12:09 am

    My loss? or did I just get robbed.? The following is an email I received from quibids, after I inquired why they needed a copy of my drivers liscence and last four digits of all credit cards used.
    “Hello Jean,
    Thank you for your email. We do apologize the only way we can open your account is with scans or digital pictures of the required documentation. Without these we have no choice but to disable your account permanently and refund all recent transactions. Although we cannot refund used real bids as they help determine the final outcome of each auction. Please feel free to contact us with any other questions or concerns you may have. Thank you and have a great day.
    Sincerely,
    QuiBids Compliance Department”
    Notice the part that says cannot return real bids! In other words if I spent $300 bidding on an item, They keep it! And… they keep the product!
    This is outright Fraud-Watch out- they can disable your account at will, and while doing it, keep your purchased, won items! I complained, they ignore.

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  • Andrew says:

    December 18th, 2012 at 11:09 am

    i was just about to insert my credit card information in quibids and thought there had to be a catch somewhere. googled it and yall came up. saved me a lot of trouble. thanks!

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    cs says:
    December 19th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    myself as well. thanks

    Enclie says:
    December 19th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Me too, Andrew! Thanks.

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    Bill says:

    December 18th, 2012 at 12:18 am

    My friends. Do not participate in any auction with Quibids. You will lose far more money than you will get from winning. Is it a scam? No. Can you win? Yes. The issue are the odds of you winning and the price you have to pay to get the item. Liken it to Dave and Busters or Chuck E Cheese where you play the game and get the tickets to get an item. After it’s all done you’ll end up spending far more than if you just made of list of the items you want and went and bought them on amazon.com. Buy from a legitimate retailer or if you want to participate in an auction go to ebay, but don’t spend your money there. Ebay will not punish you for bidding, but Quibids will take every last cent you have. You will regret it. I promise.

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  • Kurt says:

    December 17th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Almost got scammed thanks for all the reviews.
    My question is why does the government allow this?
    Like, quibids advertise alot…
    And nonody files a complaint?

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    Dale says:
    December 20th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    There have been thousands of complaints. The problem is 99.9% of those complaints and from people that do not understand how Quibids works and did not bother to do research. They are accredited by the BBB and were recently audited to prove they were a legit company. http://www.bbb.org/oklahoma-city/business-reviews/internet-auction-service/quibids-in-oklahoma-city-ok-90016706

    It is not an easy site to use by any means and if you want to win something you are going to need to have hours of spare time.

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    mac says:

    December 17th, 2012 at 7:31 am

    I think that you people are being a bit unfair. The rules are CLEARLY spelled out for everyone at the time of account opening, (and if not in right in your face, with any due diligence you can find and read the Quibids.com 101…where they actually give a few hints.) Yes, it is gambling. I suppose the word auction can be a bit misleading…but “buyer beware”. I have won three things from Quibids, all of which I paid well below retail value for. I won an RC helicopter for $0.01… translated into real money that equals $0.61 plus about 6 bucks shipping… so those who were saying all of the penny winners are bots… i am not a bot. :) You just need to read over everything very carefully, be able to bail on a product if you’re obviously not going to win it without spending an arm and a leg, and recognize that yes, you are taking a chance to win this item cheaply. If you can do those things, (oh, and read at a 4th grade level…the description of how it works is really pretty simple…) then you’ll be fine. Happy bidding (or complaining…lol sore losers i suppose!)

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    j money says:
    December 27th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    @mac that’s what I was thinking cause I really wanna try this out and I understand what the site said,lol this site got me all scared…hahah

    mac says:
    December 17th, 2012 at 7:34 am

    Oh I meant to mention in my “penny win” example that the RC helicopter that I won costs about $150 in my local hobby shop…

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    Mike ThaGR8 says:

    December 17th, 2012 at 1:29 am

    I AM very glad to read this article. It saved me some $$$ and makes complete sense . Nothing in life is free and someone is always behind scenes paying. Just like my grandmother always told me “if it is too good to be true, then it is”

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  • Hookset says:

    December 16th, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    The website does not make it clear that they will immediately charge your credit card for $60. before you blink.

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    Ali says:
    December 20th, 2012 at 3:03 am

    AMEN!!!!!!!!! when entering your info i was expecting to at least choose how many bids i wanted to start with… but instead they immediately withdrew 60$ from my account without any message or note letting me know that it was the initial sign up required.. i had no clue they were going to take that much.. i have won some items from them.. however when i deduct the price of the item… i over paid by 150 %… definitely a rip!

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    Dave says:

    December 15th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    I writing on behalf of my son Nick. He joined QuiBids with big hopes of making some fantastic purchases. After losing all of his money, which thank God was less than $100, he decided that Quibids was running some sort of Scam. He gave up his acct, much poorer, but certainly wiser.

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    Annonymous says:

    December 15th, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    I checked out the website this morning. It has a good format and is very convincing to join. Then I checked out this website and then went back to Quibids. I noticed that if you click on the “games” button, you will see that you can earn free vouchers. I don’t know that you have to buy vouchers to continue with the website, but this seems like a fair deal. If you have already signed up and have checked out the games, please reply back.

    -Annonymous

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    rhonda says:

    December 12th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    i found it to be exactly what your article said it was

    i only spent 70.00 for bids and i quickly realized i lost that

    money before i even started it after watching how the bidding works

    i found it to be just another form of gambling and i found it to be

    nerve wracking the minute you thought you won the item someone would

    un doubtedly over bid you and i find it sad that there are so many

    of us out looking for a good deal only to let ourselves get ripped

    off after a while and watching how people were bidding they really

    dont want the item its about who can out bid the other and the money

    it cost to buy the bids in the first place is a rip off i hate that i

    had to lose 70 dollars to learn a lesson i could have used that money

    for real christmas gifts

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    Mew says:
    December 17th, 2012 at 3:23 am

    Unfortunately, I spent 88 dollars to learn a lesson, I did not win any item at all :(( I do not have enough money to buy gifts for my family, so I chose Quibid. At a result, now I do not have any money to buy Christmas gift for my mother.

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    Claire says:

    December 12th, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    So happy to all you guys out there that have blogged your complaints. I almost signed up – thank god I listened to the voice in my head that said “This is bullshit go check it out” I have and thank you all once again for you words of wisdom. I like many people cannot afford a mistake like this. This company should be shut down – and I hate the advertising rubbishing Ebay, at least with Ebay I’m in control and for how much. The old saying “If in doubt check it out” is very true for this site.

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    Ardipel says:

    December 10th, 2012 at 2:28 am

    BIG SCAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM
    DO NOT DO IT , THEY ARE RIP OFFS

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    Bill says:

    December 7th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Quibids is not a scam, but they are rats. The difficulty with their auctions has nothing to do with fraud but that they link multiple auctions together. So, for example, they will take 20 items of comparable price and link them together so at the end of the auction you have your choice. The problem is that while you are bidding on an Apple Macbook Air, someone else is bidding on a 55″ HDTV of the same price. So you have a pool of bidders all bidding on different items from the same pool. So you are not just bidding against people who want the Apple Macbook Air, you are also bidding against the guy who wants the 55″ HDTV and the guy who wants the Sony Camera Bundle.

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    MeGa says:
    December 22nd, 2012 at 12:13 am

    You have got to admit, Its Genius.

    Gary says:
    December 17th, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    I was thinking about signing up for Quibids so I started watching their auctions. I noticed that as I refreshed the page, the prices went up and down. If it is a true auction, there shouldn’t be any way a price can drop (8.53 to .64). That tells me that I need to shop else where.

    Jimmy says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Thank you, I was just on the site checking it out, for the past few weeks i’ve been winning consistently based on a few controlled factors I figured out. I was doing all of this from my ipad, so when i would change my screen to another auction of the same line of products, I saw that all the bidders were the same and so was the price. I figured my ipad hadn’t loaded the page correctly, but I checked just now and ofcourse I realized I’m not just bidding against a bunch of other people, I am bidding against maybe 5/6 different auctions all at once, how are you supposed to win with those odds? ontop of that quibids is making more than enough, not everyone goes through the buy now option, and many times the auctions go way over the top. Say a $25 gift card is up for grabs and the price went upto $5.00, thats $275 Quibids made in profits. Lets say 50 percent of those people were using voucher bids, that’s still $87.5 profit for Quibids, now lets factor in maybe 1/2 out of the 9 people that were bidding actually went through the buy now option, Quibids still makes $37, which is basically 150% profit!

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    atrise2012 says:

    December 7th, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Saw the add this morning and signed up. Then I was led to my PayPal account to add money–after it was stated I had “free points.” I stopped it there and found the reviews on this page. If someone has been burnt by this scam, please make a complaint to your Attorney General. Thanks to those who wrote the reviews.

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    Anon says:
    December 21st, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Burned*

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    klor says:

    December 6th, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Big scam, someone should do something about it!

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    Chris says:

    December 6th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    “…You acknowledge that You may be, and You consent to being, excluded from auctions at QuiBids discretion” !!!***

    Wow, that explains it. Thanks Anonymous. I didn’t know why I won so easily on my first 2 tries and never again… guess I didn’t read the fine print.

    Another very deceptive hook is the “recently sold for”. And thank you D for your astute observation… didn’t notice that until recently – but isn’t that grounds enough to prosecute them for fraud?? What’d ya’ll say?

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    Barbara McDonald says:

    December 6th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    This Hoax of a company is not only confusing (purposefully) and a sham (as explained above) but their representation in Customer Service is abysmal.

    I thought I was just signing up as an account to review what they had to sell until it got to the Credit Card information…this made me nervous as I hadn’t even bought anything as yet. I reluctantly gave my information only to have it bounce back for some reason (lucky me)!

    However after checking my Quibids account, it showed that I had $60 in it even though I wanted no such thing. They refused to help, so I called my bank who helped sort it out and get the account back to where it should be, with NO help from Quidbids Customer Service.

    I thin went back to Quidbids to CANCEL my account and the rep did so, but was abrupt and left before I could even have them send me a copy of the discussion.

    Account is now cancelled, bank account is now in order but DO NOT GO NEAR THIS FRAUD OF AN OUTFIT….they will take you for a very long ride and costly ride. BEWARE!

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  • Margarita says:

    December 4th, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    I just joined this morning & gave my name & address but not the credit card numbers…can they charged to my credit card? Stupid me I wished I read this blog before I joined….

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    James H says:
    December 9th, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    I am not a legal/financial expert, but the way I understand it you have 90 days in which your bank can return any money charged to your account through electronic transfer if you did not authorize such transaction. So if they charge you anything call your bank and tell them it was not authorized and the Q-bid will be throwing a fit, while you now have your $’s back.

  • JH says:

    December 4th, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Take it from a retired police officer, if its too good to be true it almost certainly is.

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    ronald says:

    December 3rd, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Quibids might sound nice but unless you are very smart you could end up spending a lot more than what the item is worth. Each bid raises the auction price by 1 cent. each bid costs 60 cents. So an item won for the price of $19.20 is 1920 multiplied by 60 cents. $1152. The company makes their money, and only one bidder is happy. Not to mention that I believe they have bidding bots, or employees bidding on the items to raise the prices so that when the price has reached over the cost of the items then you are allowed to win it.

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    ronald says:
    December 3rd, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    I also learned fairly quickly how they do things. My initial $60 investment turned into a total of $100. Because when you win an auction you also have to pay to ship it. I was able to win about $100 worth of items and gift cards for my total cost of $100, so fortunately for me I broke even. The only thing good about Quibids is that the items are real and you will get them if you win.

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    getridofyouchooseit says:

    December 2nd, 2012 at 9:34 am

    I was going to give quibids a try until I read the review talking about “you choose it”.
    With nearly every auction being “you choose it” it’s very hard to get any kind of idea on what prices are being bid on any item.
    Thanks for the heads up on “you choose it”.

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  • Curious says:

    December 1st, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Thought I would look at some reviews before I tried the site. A lot of these posts have been very helpful but it seems there are a lot of 1 star reviews from people who admitted they didn’t read the terms and conditions.

    My take is that if you are going to use this site be prepared to pay full retail and not expect any deals only the possibility. It seems that if you really do want a good deal you have to invest considerable time into how the auctions work and/ or plan on spending several hours monitoring the auction and carefully placing bids. False advertising or not it seems quibids ropes a lot of people into registering and not providing much detail about what the average person ends up paying if they win and if they lose for the specific products.
    From an economic prospective it seems there is a high opportunity cost at least for me individually. The hours I would have to invest to be successful or at least have the chance seems too high. Those are hours I could have spent making money or at the very least not losing money. So I would probably suggest that if you are not willing or can’t afford to pay at least 80% of the products list price in the auction you might be better off just waiting to buy it when you can.

    Again I have not used the site yet but came here to learn more. Is what I said a fair take ?

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    dave says:
    December 4th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    actually a ‘fairer take’ would highlight the information that most products DO NOT HAVE ANY MANUFACTURER WARRANTY! a 30 day ‘warranty’ from Quibids with no return of fees spent to bid is a COMPLETE SCAM. To paraphrase Shakespeare, ‘a turd by any other name…’

    craig says:
    December 2nd, 2012 at 11:36 am

    absolutely!

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    OP says:

    November 28th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Every dollar you pay to this trash company translates into $60 onto your bank account. Directly. And immediately after you register your paypal account, they dedct 60 dollars immediately. Do not buy these trash products, it is scam. (period) if you bid for lets say an undervalued ipad for 60 dollars and you win it. Instead of actually paying 60 dollars, you’ve just lost the combined value of all your bids! So suck it up, don’t buy this.

    It is scam.

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    Alamo says:

    November 28th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    I can’t believe how much of a scam this is. Whoever is running this, is so smart tbat he or she is getting away with it. I did try the bids and knew right away it could never be a fair thing. You have a time clock that restarts every time someone puts a coin in. And you have to keep buying coins after coins after coins etc. In order to keep bidding. So instead of really getting the item for $10, you’re spending well over hundreds of dollars. Oh and if you don’t win, get this YOU LOSE ALL YOUR MONEY!!!!!! You don’t get any of that cash back. I cant believe how the BBB isnt shutting this down. How they get you is they get you to win a lunch card or money card. Then you’re hooked! Its a coputer of some sort that bids against you and everyone else in the website. To keep you buying bids. Thats how they make there money. Don’t get hooked on the scam. Their are no easy cheap ways to get anything on this website Qibids is a quick rich scam. Mark my words.

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    Chris says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    The BBB can’t shut it down or any site down. You must complain to your state’s consumer affairs office,

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    FSC says:

    November 27th, 2012 at 4:56 am

    Folks, you pay money whehter your win or lose the auction! That’s insane. A genuine auction is one in which only the winner pays money. The site is a shameful scam and fraud, not legally of course, because the terms and conditions of playing (yea, “playing,” not “bidding”) are clear, but ethically, yes, a fraud. Nothing more than a highly professional, deceptive con.

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    anonymous says:

    November 27th, 2012 at 12:05 am

    BEWARE of TERMS AND CONDITIONS< READ THEM FIRST:

    Its not a scam just because you don't win. It does however have terms and conditions that you will NOT like and you need to read them before you spend any money.
    You can only win certain # auctions in 24hours, you can only win 1 of certain type of item within 28 days…

    You can buy an item you bid on if you lose the auction BUT voucher bids are not deducted from the price, only purchased bids are.

    The WORST is that they predetermine which items you will actually see and can bid on based on your "skill level" at their discretion. Below is an actual response I got after noticing I can see items on some views and not others and rule IS listed in the terms and conditions:

    Thank you for contacting support. All users on QuiBids are offered the same items to bid on, however auctions for the same items are offered at varying times for each individual bidder. The main reason for this is due to the high quantity of auctions and users that participate daily on QuiBids. By limiting these auctions, our main goal is to increase the chances of users winning items. QuiBids attempts to limit some auctions to participants of comparable skill, as determined by QuiBids, to enhance user experience and maintain a viable business model. In so doing, QuiBids may limit which auctions are available to particular users based on any factors deemed appropriate by QuiBids in its sole discretion, including experience of the user, historical success of the user, demographic factors, prior bidding and spending activity, and other factors. In particular, QuiBids may limit certain auctions to less experienced or successful users in any manner QuiBids deems appropriate to optimize the overall user experience of all QuiBids users. You acknowledge that You may be, and You consent to being, excluded from auctions at QuiBids discretion. Hopefully this helps provide some clarification on this topic.

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    noideawhoiam says:
    December 2nd, 2012 at 4:15 am

    What I don’t understand is why they call it auction when a person doesn’t get their bids(MONEY) back if they lose. They should call Texas hold ‘em poker or just simply gambling.

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    Johnd says:

    November 26th, 2012 at 10:41 am

    This is the only auction site that I have seen, where if you lose the bid, you also lose the money you already had placed on that bid too (unless of course you buy the item at full price). Now, if this does not sound like a scam then I don’t know what does.

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  • vee says:

    November 26th, 2012 at 3:18 am

    thank goodness i’ve read these reviews because i was about to sign up but felt it was unusual for them to ask for my address and credit card number before i even started bidding ..

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    Veronica says:
    November 30th, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Yes Im thankful for these reviews.. Im a ebay lover and will continue my ebaying cause at least i know its not a scam.. Thank You all for the input!!!

    Sean says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 2:37 am

    Yep, and when you put that credit card info in it charges you 60.00!!! DON’T DO IT. They are a horrible company that lies.

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    Rick says:

    November 24th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Come on people. Who would sell an IPAD for 20 bucks? You don’t smell scam when you see these prices?

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    Chardson says:

    November 24th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    This is a scam where only qui bids makes money and the rest lose. Steer away from it.

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    Defender of the Inane says:

    November 23rd, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    You chances of getting a good deal are slim to none…

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    Marylin Felonia says:

    November 23rd, 2012 at 4:27 am

    It’s not a scam, but very few people are getting a good deal. They
    are making a killing, with their format. Say 500 people bid on a computer, it doesn’t matter what it ends up selling for. That’s if you only bid once, think about all the multiple bids. You shouldn’t have to pay so much up front either. I wouldn’t take part in their “auctions” again.

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    Desidm says:

    November 22nd, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Can’t believe how negative these posts all are. Quibits is a great business idea. Yes they make a ton of money off people who spend their $60.00 (100 bids) on products they never buy. When a product sells for $2.00, quibids makes $120.00+$2.00, but if you bid on a product you intend to buy anyways you can get a great deal. I waisted about $20.00 of my $60.00 bidding on big products that I lost and never purchased. But once I decided to get smart I committed to spend all my remaining bids towards an apple tv. I won it for $2.59, after placing $30 in bids. Total price for me $32.59+ shipping. Total $$ for quibids $157.99. Worst case senario here would have been loosing the bid and paying $40.00 for the apple tv + my bids. That’s really not a whole lot of risk for a nice reward if you’re smart about it.

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    dave says:
    December 4th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    I’ve got a quiz for you? what are the chances this poster works for the company? I’ll nswer, about 99%

    Mr. Consumer says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Would you please get smart about this? I tried to send an email to service @ Q Bid and, you guessed it, no longer in service. Nice on how they provide telephone numbers too.

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    Liam says:

    November 20th, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    One of the biggest scams on the net! I tried like a sucker to win an ipad and used all my .60 bids. My mama raised no fool! Won’t get burned again!

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    K says:

    November 20th, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Buyers beware… People will do everything to rip others off this day. sign of the last dayS.

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    dontdoquidbid says:

    November 19th, 2012 at 10:00 am

    I tried quidbid and was excited starting off on a bid for a tablet but before the item was won off to someone else I didnt noticed that I was paying for each time I bidded, in turns costed me 60 dollars and 100 bids for an item I didnt have a chance at winning. Quidbid is a ripoff and i would advise everyone not to waste their hard earned money on the site, You may think you just won an item for 2.00 but in turns you may have paid two hundred dollars in uncalucated bids, Do the math.

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    D says:

    November 19th, 2012 at 2:37 am

    I used this site to try and get a TV and it cost me $415 plus postage to get a tv that I can buy for $335.

    One person was pushing up the bids non stop and the same person was also bidding on several other items.

    24 h later the same person is on automatic bids on several items. I can only guess they are employed to push up the bids.

    Rip off.

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    D says:
    November 19th, 2012 at 5:53 am

    There is no way some can afford to stay on 24/7 and just keep bidding on the big ticket items. It’s a scam.

    Follow the names they just push up the bigs.

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    Teresa says:

    November 17th, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    I am stupid, but they stole $60 from me and I did not buy a thing. DONT USE THIS SITE

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    craig says:
    December 2nd, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Pretty obvious from the 2 aforementioned replies that these 2 cannot read or have even attempted to read! duh!

    Ramon says:
    November 23rd, 2012 at 1:04 am

    I know i was a stupid too. I bid 100 times on same item and did not know bid was for a price. So i paid $600 for something that price is $350 and i also felt like a stupid ): PLAESE NOT USE THIS SITE.

    Gina says:
    November 19th, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Me Too. I saw a add from TV, It was sound so good to be true.
    I feel like I am a stupid, I losed $60.00 for not a ting.

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    onehalfling says:

    November 17th, 2012 at 1:11 am

    I was just logging in to see if they might have something to bid on for my son for holiday and with filling out the info but not being informed they were going to charge me anything at the time they charged my account right of the bat and without informing me they were going to and how much they were going to charge they zapped me for $60.00. I have put in a request to refund my C.C. and informed my credit company of this I also am telling everyone I know on Face book and writing a letter to the Better Business Bureau. I do believe this is fraud. I also just am apposed to doing business with anyone that conducts themselves in this manor.

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    amanda says:
    November 26th, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Yea I just did the same thing… They shouldn’t automatically charge u without your permission right off the bat! I’m glad I notices before I used the bids…

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    JR says:

    November 16th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    I love it when I attempted to purchase 100 voucher bids at many different times. There always seemed to be someone so determined to win that they would spend well over 100 bids to win. Make any sense? Let me spend 200 bids to win 100. This site is totally fake and here just to steal your money.

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    Berberticus says:

    November 16th, 2012 at 5:11 am

    Why the low rating? Here is why, putting all kidding aside, Quibids has managed to fool everyone in to believing they have a good deal going. Let me give you an example.

    I recently spent 6 hours monitoring and bidding on a Dyson Vacuum cleaner valued at 599 dollars. I only put a random bid in every once in a while but still ended up spending 70 dollars on bids to the item that sold for just under 65 dollars. The amazing thing I noticed was one bidder in particular who was bidding with the “BidOmatic” feature who must have put in at least 2000 bids that way. Not only translates that to 1200 dollars it was also amazing that this individual was bidding with BidOmatic all the time. According to the rules you can only apply 25 bids that way and than you need to reset your BidOmatic to get 25 more bids set up.

    Now they also have a feature that is supposed to let you know when you reached the value of the auctioned item in cash value to ensure that you will not end up spending more money than the item is worth.
    For example, if you bid on a 60 dollar item and you have placed 50 (30 dollars worth) bids when the item is at 30 dollars it will tell you you have reached the value and can no longer place bids but can purchase the item outright at whatever remaining cost for shipping and such, this is a nice feature but it proves to me that they know that their advertising is misleading because they don’t tell you that it even gets anywhere close to a situation like that. In fact they make you believe you can save big time. Also they give you the impression that you can get big ticket items on a regular basis and some even as big as cars or other items in the thousands of dollars that can be won for just a fraction.

    Don’t fall for this being an auction or some kind of retail service. IT IS A GAMBLING SITE.

    I caught myself on this site doing what I have never ever allowed myself to do ever in life and that is spending lots of money on a chance to win something. I have spend several hundreds of dollars on this site and ended up with not even 50 percent in products to vouch for my spendings. Yes I got several gift cards totaling about 125 dollars and I got an iPad but I spend over 2500 dollars on this site. Never mind the hours I spend in front of my computer. I know, it is my own fault to let it get that far and I am no longer doing that, however it is a sad thing to come to realize that i ruined my good reputation of never gambling to the point of becoming addicted to it and now I am dealing with the aftermath.

    Quibids should be forced to tell people that they are a gambling site and they are in the business of borderline scam false advertising. That is right, FALSE ADVERTISING, if you see their advertising on TV you have no reason to believe that what they show you there is maybe 10 percent of what they really offer for bidding and they do not tell you that you have only a few items at a time available to bid on. Everything available is set with a timer and every couple of minutes they become available to bid on. Sometimes there are 10 items (mostly cheap items) and other times there is only 1 or 2. Items over 500 dollars I see maybe once every 300 to 500 items that come by and than there is a mad rush on them driving the price up high and using up many bids. Remember, even if the free voucher bids cover 2/3 of all the bids placed on items they still make double what the item is retailing for in the store.

    As the previous example of the vacuum cleaner, it sold for about 65,00 dollars which is 6500 times 1 bid translating to 1/3 times $0.60 and 2/3 voucher bids.( the voucher bids are won by placing bids too so they have a money value, they are not entirely free) that means that the item brought in at least 1365 dollars, 1300 for the bids and 65 for the sale price. Now we all know that it is unlikely that there are that many voucher bids used on that item but it is a good ballpark figure. Also, in the item history it shows ridiculous low prices it recently sold for, I never in all the months I was on the sit have seen any item sell for as cheap as they show in their history other than maybe vouchers that might get won from time to time for nice low prices.

    A couple examples, I have watched and bid on 13 Nikon cameras and they claim they have sold for as low as 3 dollars up to about 65 dollars, when ever I was monitoring the cameras and was bidding on them they all went for prices of 80 dollars and up, that never shows in “recently sold for”. iPads, as low as 2 dollars, I bid on 9 of them and the lowest sold for 67 dollars, I won mine for 134 dollars. Dyson Vacuums, as low as 3 dollars up to 30 dollars, I bid on 5 of them and they all went for more than 50 dollars.

    I have had enough of them, they made a few thousand dollars of me and I hope they do something nice with it, I will no longer give them any of my money any more.

    HAPPY GAMBLING<

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    goodcheer says:
    November 27th, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    I wasn’t on the auction DLM was talking about but I do know the process of multiple items being bid on the same auction is called “you choose it”. I’ve made my complaints regarding this because as I was watching the auction I realized some of the bidders were shown to be bidding on other items in the the same auction. Supposedly the winner of the auction can choose any of the items listed. My issue was that the winner of my auction wasn’t bidding on what I was bidding on, but my item still showed SOLD. That is an untrue statement and is fraud. The fact that they do not disclose that there are multiple items in an auction is deliberate deceit. There is nothing on the website explaining the process. The only way you find out about it is after a complaint to support, you are directed to a blog link that talks about it but doesn’t really explain what happens. QuiBids depends on novices who don’t fully understand what is happening. To me, this is lack of respect for their customers,and any apologizing on their behalf is patronizing and guess what?…they’re laughing at us fools all the way to the bank.

    DLM says:
    November 16th, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    I saw you on that auction — but did you know you were also simultaneously bidding on a Roomba 560, a Roomba 650, and a KitchenAid 5Qt Artisan Stand mixer?

    That’s right — I’ve found the exact same people putting in the exact same bids in the exact same order on multiple simultaneous auctions. It’s easy to check for this — just look at the list of similarly-priced products at the top of the page.

    For example, on Thursday evening I watched an auction in which the product I wanted — a Roomba 650 — end up selling for over $104. Or did it? There were simultaneous auctions on a Dyson vacuum, a Kitchen Aid and a New iPad. Same people, same bids on every item. But I have a feeling the winner took the iPad.

    One could argue — and I suppose QuiBids would — that this is a “feature” — basically running a single auction from which the winner gets to pick their prize. But it has the effect of driving up apparent demand for each product, so the winner ends up paying more than s/he would have in an auction solely devoted to the product s/he is interested in.

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    DONT bid says:

    November 15th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Waste of money STAY AWAY!!!!!!!!! stupid site

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    Louis says:

    November 15th, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    A majority of the 5 Star reviews are by their own workers.
    Just to let you know!
    As soon as you enter your credit card info ~ you will be charged about $80

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    Javed says:

    November 15th, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    I have used Quibids in 2010 and then left because I was waisting money a lot. Recently I have used it again in last few weeks since I got few free badges. Everybody please trust my analysis as I have noticed now that their own staff is playing the auctions. Just click on the main category such as Houseware/HomeWare/Electronics and notice the bidders on any auction. Now click on the top bat where other relative items auction are also running at the same time. You will be surprised that they all have the exact same bidders and even the auction price. How on earth it is possible that 10 same bidders are bissing on the different items at the exact same time and at the exact same price. I am sure all their auctions are controlled and honest bidders are bound to lose. I thank Quibids for finally doing such an aweful thing that I am off this site now otherwise I would have stayed and lost money anyway in the long run. When I played this site in 2010 then most of the bidders were real and this is something they have started in near term. DONOT use this site it is really fraud.

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    john redcorn says:

    November 14th, 2012 at 8:56 am

    all of you that are hating on this website are idiots. I put in the 60 bucks for bids, spent about 10 total on items and walked away with over $200 worth of merchandise. So what if they make a boat load off of the final product, still saved me a ton of money. Frankly i do not care if 50 people all bet there lives away on a t.v that I won for 60 bucks. Its basically a form of gambling. Just cant be stupid about it. If you spend more than these products are worth, that is your fault, not the sites. In my opinion, they deserve to be rich its a great idea. I cant say i wouldnt do the same thing if i were them

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    RichDadPoorDad says:
    November 21st, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Do the math peeps. 60$ up front charge,you have already lost before taking a single bid.

    Then look at the products,how much of a selection really is there???

    Answer: Almost None

    That alone tells me this is a Scam. Overstocked items or refurb items being sold,or companies looking for a bit of advertisement.

    Look for a Solid State Hard Drive, sorry,doesn’t exist.

    Look for Lego Death Star, sorry doesn’t exist.

    Look for a Toshiba 50″ 1080p Lcd Tv. Sorry,doesn’t exist.

    You are force fed extremely limited items. Sure someone may win,but only after Quibids has made their money and then some.

    Me? I’d rather bid on ebay and know that even if I am sniped at the end I didn’t lose 1 red cent bidding. With ebay I can always do my homework and find another auction and actually have a real chance at winning based on the amount I want to spend.I won a auction for a Honda GCV 160 Carburetor, 21.50 final price. Can’t find that on Quibids and that carb was brand new,saved me all kinds of time and money replacing my bad one. That’s why I ebay,when I win I don’t ever lose.

    Javed says:
    November 15th, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    I agree with you that it used to be like gambling, but like I said in my review above your review that their own staff is now playing the auctions. Just click on say all similar value $29/$39/$49/$99 items and see for yourself. I noticed it for more than a week that if I click on say multiple items worth the same then all the bidders on right side are same. This site used to be like gambling but just got worse now because you are playing against their staff/users and odds of your winning are not the same which is actually still better for gambling so actually it is worse than gambling. Congrats on winning though if you have really won as a genuine user.

  • Doe says:

    November 12th, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Thanks 4 the info. Like anything else look into it first. :)

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    Yikes says:

    November 12th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Great review. I have been on ebay for many years and thought I’d try quibids. Wish I’d ready this review first. After just 48 hours it is clear that it is a complete scam. Although you may win an auction for just $1… the cost of your bidding may have been $20. Sure, they offer you a ‘buy it now’ with the cost of your bidding subtracted. But with shipping etc. you have realized no major savings… and have just been scammed into wasting a ton of time challenginging a bunch of people with hours to spend clicking the mouse button on the computer. The only thing people really get is some sense of return on what can only be described as the frantic click of a button on a gambling machine. Go to regular discount sites and save yourself money and time.

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    craig says:
    December 2nd, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    so why did you rate it 5 STARS?????????????????/

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    George A says:

    November 12th, 2012 at 4:08 am

    So here’s my story. I needed a queen mattress pillowtop pad and a ps3 game Resident evil 6. They cost $60 for game and $80 for mattress pad on Quibids. I risked $60 dollars to signup since I researched you can pay the difference when you lose a bid. Regardless of using the site I was going to buy both for $140! Well i bid and won the Game for $1.98 plus $2 dollar shipping and won the mattress pad for $0.29 cents with $12.99 shipping. I have 80 bids @ .60 cents each = $48 dollars remaining. After all the math I saved $122 dollars from a $140 value on both! Stay away from people who use autobids since they will run you out, wait until an auction has been going on for awhile and look at the recent final price it was sold for so you can have an idea when to jump in and bid. BID ONE ITEM AT A TIME! AND DONT GIVE UP!

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    Jade says:
    January 7th, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Overall ratings for the terrible company is 1 Star. So these few people who are saying GREAT COMPANY… Bots, or employees or the rare winner. Not your average. Way more expensive then the Lotto for the average person. Poor business model. Report your experiences to you State’s Attorney General. Eventually they will be put of our business. Warn everyone you know to stay away.

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    Rudegurl says:

    November 11th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Mad222men shut up this is a scam, and a ripoff this site is misleading people every second u probably work for them

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  • its a scam says:

    November 11th, 2012 at 3:58 am

    Now with auto bid… ppl can bid when they go to sleep… who knows who is an bot bidding?

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    Eric says:

    November 9th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    What a scam. Please please please do not give them your money.

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    m says:

    November 9th, 2012 at 4:50 am

    I saw their add on TV. Went to the site and checked it out. Read all the reviews. What a scam.

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    not an idiot says:

    November 8th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    was thinking buying on quibids, glad i read user reviews first…i work hard for my money to just hand it over to liars and thieves. i think i see 2 people happy (employees maybe)? i will stay with ebay and amazon and reputable sites

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    Lisa says:

    November 8th, 2012 at 7:58 am

    All it is is several people chipping in and paying quibids more than an item is worth and only one person ends up with it. There are times you might come across a deal you got but the fact of the matter is the item was way over paid by several different users chipping in so even though YOU got a good deal (thanks to your fellow bidders for helping you pay for it) quibids still makes out like a bandit.

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    lisa says:
    December 10th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Wow. That was my point. Didn’t know someone would have actually thought I was having a raffle lol

    Ripoff says:
    November 16th, 2012 at 9:20 am

    How is what your doing any different from Quibids… every one who pays $30 bucks for raffle ticket and only one person wins. Hypocrite.

    Lisa says:
    November 8th, 2012 at 8:05 am

    One more thing. I’m having a raffle tomorrow for a new iPhone 5. Anyone that’s wants in its $30 per ticket. Purchase as many tickets as you’d like. Could you imagine? A new iPhone 5 for $30? Or double your chances and get one for $60?? Now THATS a deal!!

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    Kenny... says:

    November 8th, 2012 at 2:30 am

    I see all these scamm postings and i just want to say that from what i can tell everything is upfront… i don’t see why people are hating this… if your going to bid then go for something you wouldn’t mind paying full price for that way if you do lose the bid you can still use the buy it now feature which takes the bids you used on the item and subtracts it from retail price… therefor it’s like going to best buy and buying an item off the shelf.. so you pay like 5 extra dollars in shipping…it’s part of it. Do your homework!

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    Monica says:
    November 30th, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Get real Kenny. It says that any “Real Bid” (bids you have purchased) can be refunded up to 3 years. I have been trying to get a refund after I realized that this is a gambling scam. I know gaming as I live in Vegas. At least you can cash out on a machine. The number to customer service is not working and there is never anyone on live chat. I get no responses to my emails so now they have stolen my money! They are violating their own rules. Turning this site over to the BBB and FBI Internet fraud.

    Sharon Keller says:
    November 12th, 2012 at 5:28 am

    IT IS NOT like “like going to best buy and buying an item off the shelf”. It is NOT priced at market price, it can’t be found on sale AND it is NOT covered by manufacturer warranty!!! YOU are either an IDIOT or think others are.

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    pete says:

    November 7th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    A friend of mine brought this site to my attention so i gave it a try. I won two items and ended up paying the full price on another two items which I was betting on, but lost to someone else.

    My issue with this site is that I don’t believe all the bidders are real people, I have seen instances of the same users bidding on 4 or 5 items at the same time, not missing a beat. This obviously drives up the cost of the item and every time someone places a bid, it’s 60 cents lost if they don’t win the item. They also have bids on vouchers which can give you free bids, but you can’t use them to buy items that you lost your bids on.

    The other thing I have noticed, it’s almost the exact same users which win most of the times, and pretty much bid on every single item from the moment the auctions go up in the morning till the last auctions after midnight. same people bidding constantly without taking a break, on multiple items at the same time. This sounds fishy to me. I have decided to stay away from this site, at least till they limit the number of auctions a userid can win per day to less than 5. Or completely eliminate the voucher bids that they have.

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    Mateo says:
    November 7th, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Hey I tottaly agree I might be 10 but I want a good bid or something to have fun with :) but they are scamming you so I also agree to stay away.

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    edelnardo says:

    November 5th, 2012 at 6:33 am

    Its not a true bid with a time limit. When time starts to run out and someone bids it adds 15 seconds, So you have to bid over and over as time is added.

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    Quief Biddington says:

    November 3rd, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I suggest anyone thinking of using this site READ READ READ about it. You will very quickly find what nonsense it is. It’s a barely legal way to separate people from their money. So you win an iPad, guess what? They just order it from amazon and give it to you as a gift from them. NO WARRANTY. LOL suckas!
    Being in the BBB means nothing to anyone who understands how that works too. Get educated people and stop making these aholes rich.

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    frank rizzo says:

    November 3rd, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    The only people giving it 5 stars are shills from the company or complete morons.
    Even if you ‘win’ , what’s your time spent on the site worth people? Jesus.

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  • Meeee says:

    October 31st, 2012 at 11:01 am

    I’ve never tried Quibids but my stepson loves it. It confuses me but he has a pocket full of gift cards that he paid a lot less than they were worth. So apparently it works but you need to understand it first.

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    Al says:

    October 30th, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Quibids used to be a very good site if you put a lot of time and patience into it. I have won many items for a fraction of their cost. I have given all my kids tons of stuff and also my friends. But recently they have changed their website and the way you bid. Anymore the site has become a rich man’s paradise that have nothing to do all day. When you used to bid on an item it was that item only. They now changed this so you may be bidding against 20 different people on 20 different items. And at any time someone else could just jump in and not be bidding on the same item as you. CRAZY HUH!!! I only limit myself now to the hours that are less crowded. I have been a member for over a year now and know all the rich ones to stay away from. If you are new, you are in for a treat!! These big shots will blow you away before you know it. Start out small on gift cards if you cannot stay away as you cannot lose as much on them. I only hope they wise up and go back to the way they were. (JMHO)

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    Steve says:

    October 29th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Legitimate businesses don’t have their main policies and UPFRONT CHARGES buried in fine print. Only scams like Quibids do that.
    File a complaint with your state attorney generals office, and with the BBB.

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    Private name says:

    October 29th, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    It is a super big scam don’t use it

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    jamaican thug says:

    October 28th, 2012 at 6:58 am

    wow. just saw this site on a news thing and decide to check it out. then l ask myself this could be a scam so l GOOGLE it. and am not please with the answers l have seen. was just about to create a account and bid on a monster beats headphone. good thing l never did. thank god for EBAY and AMAZON

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    Jasdf says:

    October 28th, 2012 at 1:32 am

    Take a look at one entire bid before you participate on Quibids. One person spent a total of 4 grand on a apple macbook which you can buy for 1200 dollars. That tells me there are bots in these bidding rooms just bidding to keep you bidding. They probably hire people in their company to keep bidding on auctions and they are given unlimited bids.

    Quibids is a LEGIT SCAM!!~

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    ieero says:

    October 27th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Decided to make my first bid at the last second. – There were 14 others! Only lost 60cents but pulled out quicker than a hurry before I lose more.

    Pros: You can win stuff cheap if they’re no other bidders.
    Live chat QUICKLY refunds unspent money with no shady buisness.

    Cons:
    Upon registration, it empties out your WHOLE PAYMENT ACCOUNT and turns it into bid credits(bids). What they SHOULD do is take money out your account AFTER you make that bid by the respective amount of bids you make.
    1 bid = 60 cents. They’d get better rep putting that out in the front from the jump.
    Make a bid – it extends the time..

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    Mad222Men says:
    October 28th, 2012 at 10:24 am

    bids are done in bid packs like it clearly states in the T&C’s.

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    Albert says:

    October 24th, 2012 at 5:07 am

    Quibids is different, but is a good site. I’ve only been on it for about a week, won 1 auction, but watched many play out. I’ve seen $400 TVs go for like $30 and the winner only made less than 20 bids, so the final price was still really cheap. Quibids isn’t for everyone though. Only bid on items you’re willing to bid all the way to retail for, then you don’t lose your bids with the Buy It Now option. But if you do win, you’ll save a lot. Quibids does require a lot of time studying how auctions play out too. Rookies will always lose if they just dive right in. Plus, auctions only end when bidding stops and the timer resets to 10-20 seconds with each bid when the auction gets down to that time. So if you don’t have the time to outbid people for hours for higher dollar items, it isn’t for you either. But, if you have the time to study how it works, and the time to dedicate to outbidding others, it’s a really good and fun site to use.

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    lee says:
    November 10th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    its all a in house scam, you bidding on items and than 5 sec. lift the bidding jump back up…ALL IN HOUSE SCAM..

    Ed says:
    November 6th, 2012 at 3:05 am

    That $30 price cost $1800 in bids

    Example: 1 bid = 60 cents
    $30 = 3000 cents (100 cents/$*30)
    3000 bids (one cent/bid) * 60 cents/bid = 180,000 (cost of 3000 bids)

    It took 3000 bids to sell the TV. Those 3000 bids cost $1800 by a number of people. So the $400 actually sold for $1800.
    Nice profits these assholes are making?

    Valerie says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    I think they have people doing their bidding to make it look legit the scammed me out o $60.00 ..very misleading!!!

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    Candi says:

    October 23rd, 2012 at 6:15 am

    I went to this website after seeing their commercial on TV. The lady gave a code for free bids to get started. I went the site and registered. I was surprised to find out they wanted me to spend $60 for 100 bids. In addition, when I put in the code given in the ad on TV, I got a message stating that the code was invalid. So I was unable to get the free bids and didn’t pay for any bids. This site is a sham because they state one price to you giving you the impression that you can get things for penny’s on the dollar, “A laptop for $23.60 or a TV for $34.90. They do not tell you the actual price the person paid for the item. I was shocked to find out the bids would cost me $0.60. This is false advertising and the FCC needs to have them change the ad and give them a healthy fine. Please save yourself some money and the headache of losing it to these people.

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    Steve says:
    October 29th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    This site is a typical ripoff and fraud. File a dispute with your creditcard company, they already know that Quibids is a scam. You will get all your money back once you explain how Quibids deceived you, because that is all they do – deceptive maqrketing and fraud!

    Cathy says:
    October 29th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    The website wasn’t taking me to the terms and conditions. How can you read them if you can’t get to them?

    Cathy says:
    October 29th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    I just try to sign up, but I didn’t because I couldn’t read the terms and conditions. The wasn’t any contact information listed so I could actually find out what the terms and conditions were. I then googled this to see if Quibids was misleading people and it is.

    Mad222Men says:
    October 27th, 2012 at 10:39 am

    no false advertising its all in the T&Cs – read them before you sign up, thats what theyre there for

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    Keeping My Money says:

    October 20th, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    It’s amazing this company is allowed to stay in business. Biggest scam on the Internet! Avoid at all costs and save your money.

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    Mad222Men says:
    October 27th, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Its no scam, just lots of poor players out there

    Rich R says:
    October 22nd, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    the only scam is that people are allowed to gamble bids that they paid for for items and gift cards. Why cant i play poker online for money whats the difference?

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    TIVA777 says:

    October 19th, 2012 at 3:33 am

    Thanks to everybody for letting me know not to sign up for this bs site. I will have lots of beer with my saved money, lol

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    dustkrust says:
    November 6th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    the site rocks. if youre not stupid and bid out on the first thing you like, wait until the price gets up there, then pop out a bid, wait for it, don’t be like oh man someone topped me better hurry up and pop another, sheeze wait for it, I know some people who’ve bid one to ten times on a prod they paid $38 for that was worth like a g being smart about it. totally legit and legal. totally smart on quibids end,

    Judy says:
    November 6th, 2012 at 8:46 am

    I noticed only one person is all for Quibids & it’s Mad222Men. Apparently he works for the company. I’m with you TIVA. Spend it on beer. That’s a sure win. This QuiBid place sounds like a real loser.

    Watmor says:
    November 3rd, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Mad222Men sounds like an emplyee

    Mad222Men says:
    October 28th, 2012 at 10:25 am

    ha ha ha like it – why not sign up save loads of money on stuff and then have more money for beer

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    Jeff Goldster says:

    October 18th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Do this: watch the auctions. It all looks pretty good while you watch, the minute you start bidding on an item all hell will break lose and while the same item at parallel auctions will sell for pennies, the one you started bidding on will go on forever and you will end up paying close to retail after 4 hours of bidding.
    This site might work for people with too much time on their hands, the retired, the unemployed, government employees etc.

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    Samuel says:
    October 29th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Quibids is definitely a scam, albeit a semi-legitimate one. I just signed up and NOWHERE was there any upfront statement that I was about to be charged $60. I cancelled less than 30 minutes later, demanded a full refund, and was told that I’d be charged for my used ‘bids’. I will be filing a claim for every cent they take, and a complaint with the BBB and AG’s office, and recomend anybody scammed does the same. These companies usually do the right thing as soon as they’re forced to.

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    Papa T says:

    October 18th, 2012 at 6:52 am

    THINK ABOUT IT PEOPLE ! For every winner of an auction item with multiple bidders there will be a certain number of losers. If you bid first on an item and then there’s another bid, then another… DO NOT BID ANYMORE ! If there are 12 different bidders on an item there will be 11 people that lose money ! Yep, sounds like a form of illegal gambling to me. If Quibids is doing nothing wrong then why don’t they disclose in large font on the TV screen that they will be charged $60 automatically to start and it is non-refundable and every 1 cent bid placed costs 60 cents of your money plus the cost of the item if you win plus shipping and handling and any applicable taxes. Or better yet they should also speak the words as the commercial is going.
    Yes, you can get a good deal on mainly gift cards now. The big ticket items are too risky and you run the chance of paying out a lot to not actually win the item. I will never be going back on Quibids. I think that those of us who benefitted from some good deals have seen the end of those days. Get out while the getting is good.

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    Anonymous says:

    October 16th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    I actually won a prize just once. The negative part is they provide false promises, it states that the parcel will arrive within 2 weeks international. I live in Canada the regular post around north america would take around 2-5 days and you will receive on your door step. This SCAAAAM Quibids it says that the parcel is on the way. Guess what?! Its already 4 weeks now! and I live in North America! I sent 3 tickets and had been replied by auto response. Same thing it will arrive within 2 weeks. Duuhhhh! Its already pass 3 weeks… Never trust this auction site. It just look fancy and cool but stay out of IT! I WARN YOU.. I’m just a normal citizen sharing what I experienced because I’m concern to my fellow people who are blind to this game..

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    Valerie says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    I wish I would have read this before I lost my 60.00 usd.

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    Zed W. says:

    October 16th, 2012 at 5:32 am

    I have used Quibids off and on for about the last year and I have made a little money off this, nothing crazy but I usually make about $1.60 for every dollar I spend.

    First off, you have to do your homework with any penny auction site. I watched for about a month or two before buying the starting pack of 100 bids for $60. They explain everything to expect on their Quibids101 and give you some tricks if you are a first timer. Quibids is very upfront about their site and have always been very helpful to me whenever Ive had problems. Big tip I can give is dont start off going for tv’s and ipads because those are very hard to win because there are usually 40 bidders or so on those auctions. Start with gift cards. Much easier to win because usually only a half dozen people bidding at the most. Also be commited to an auction, dont jump around with a few bids here and there because you can take your bids and use the buy it now feature to pay for an item if you dont win. It really helps minimize losses. Quibids is also very good about shipping, I have won gift cards early friday morning and have had them in the monday mail. The longest Ive had to wait was a week one time.

    Now there are some cons to Quibids like the cost to ship a gift card is $2.00 (it is much better than other sites but it still is high)

    As you win more or less auctions you are secretley thrown into different levels where there is much more and stronger competition than when you first start. (I know this because me and my friend pulled up our accounts at the same time and got completley different lists)

    Recentley they have switched to a different format with their higher dollar items where it is a bascially you choose the item to bid on. ($300.00 camera and a $300.00 tv are the same auction and it looks to have made it harder to win those higher items.

    To all of the people who say that it took my money well what did you expect when you entered your credit card information and clicked “Im ready to start winning”. Everything is clearly stated on that page that you are purchasing 100 bids for $60.

    The problem is people dont know how to read or care to read the fine print anymore. They just jump in and then whine when they loose their money. If you take the time to read everything and watch it for awhile you can make a couple bucks off this.

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  • David B says:

    October 14th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    I use the site and get stuff at great prices. How is this a scam? With any common sense and some basic math it is extremly easy to figure verything out. If the bidding is at 2 cents for a $50 gift card, why bid? Somebody will come in after you…I’m not sure that everyone understands what makes something a scam. I was never lied to, cheated, stolen from or tricked into anything. A scam is when somebody says ” I won the lotto gve me a thousand dollars to collect my prize and I’ll give you a million tomorrow…” SCAM! If somebody says I’ll sell you my Honda for $200,000 it is not a scam, it’s a bad deal. IF that person buys the car, they were not scammed, they were stupid. If you dont use your brain you will not get the deals, but they are there. They do not misrepresent. God forbid you have to read stuff AND think about stuff too!!! And how dare a company try to generate a profit!!! You guys are dopes. Learn about it, think about it, and make a decision that best suits you. Maybe that would be better tha going on boards and typing libelous little rants!! Knuckleheads.

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    no5in says:
    October 31st, 2012 at 1:18 am

    obviously mad222men and david b were hired by quibids to post this outrageously stupid comments in support of this scamming site.

    Podcat says:
    October 27th, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Madman, you sold your soul for how much?
    You’ll burn in hell for that little?
    Seems like a false economy.

    Honest Terms and Conditions do not equal honest business, genius.
    Check out mine:

    ScamBids Terms and Conditions

    1. You bid your hard-earned dough
    2. We keep it

    Guess what?
    Still a scam.
    Still a crime.

    Quibids’ advertising violates Federal Law.
    The site WILL be shut down, and soon.

    Mad222Men says:
    October 27th, 2012 at 10:40 am

    yep, not a scam, a great business model and one that has a lot of satisfied player like me!

    Daniela says:
    October 25th, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    I agree

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    cookie says:

    October 14th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    The “scam” is not, as most people have noted, within the bidding process. The rules are clear. You have to read them thoroughly. However, the “scam” exists in their marketing/advertising campaigns that are in my opinion, extremely misleading. They falsely portray amazing deals to the masses in an effort to lure unsuspecting persons to their website. That end of their business is cheap and sleezy. Better Business Bureaus should be on them. Like most have noted, “if its too good to be true, it ain’t true”. Steer clear of this business.

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    Stevo says:

    October 9th, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Don’t buy in to their BS. Many people will have to lose until someone actually wins, they tell you the bid goes up a penny, that is true but that penny bid cost you 60 cents so if you big a dollar thats 100 bids times .60 is 60$ so quibids is making 60$ every dollar minus the cost of the item. The auction can also go on forever each time someone bids the timer resets to about 15 seconds and it does it over and over so theres no real time in when the auction ends. You could get lucky and win but really the chances are slim. 10$ gift cards are also jokes but at times easy to win but you still need to pay shipping on it so you end up not saving much or not saving at all. Some people get so caught up into this that they actually think there profiting but after you add up all money you wasted you soon realize what BS you got your self into. Note also you see the odd reply to someone saying Quibids sucks, these guys are just trying to make you waste your money on quibids probably even there employees. There is no science behind it it’s just pure luck, you never know when someone can log on and start bidding, sometimes you might think you are even bidding against a bot or something.

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    bubbles says:

    October 6th, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    How do you cancel from this terrible site. Its not what it is advertised. I just want to close out. Can not reach any one by their email addresses.

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    Stevo says:
    October 9th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Just cancel the crap it’s not even worth trying take the loss, if you win it might drive you into losing money and if you lose you will just be more pist off at this BS

    barb says:
    October 7th, 2012 at 11:49 am

    don’t know how to close out but if you have bids to use and don’t want to waste them… use them up on gift cards for places you would go to ..its like getting money back.. If you win the bid then you getting cheaper if not at least you can use the bids you have placed as credit toward purchasing the card.. this way you don’t lose it all but you need to stick to one card you would really use.. i don’t think i would use this for anything but gift cards… i agree you can get most of these products cheaper at amazon or ebay..
    its not a scam it is what it is… It is the same as any other auction.. you bid someone else bids against you and the may the best person win…i do wonder however if they have someone from the company driving the price up on items –you really don’t know who is bidding against you..

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    dangler87 says:

    October 3rd, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    HEE HAW!! the donkeys are here!! obviously its the biggest legal hoax of this decade!! makes u read terms and conditions before buying. How many actually read it? Its all there. They are hiding nothing. They are a greedy bunch and I recommend everyone to stay as far away as possible! never ever think of typing that wretched name on your browser! stick to the BAY!!

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    Christina Sandobal says:

    October 1st, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    People need to stop expecting “something” for “nothing” Ya know that little thing you were told as a child: “If it seems too good to be true, then it probably is”.. Common sense “should” tell any person that you are not going to get a $1,500.00 item for $26.00 without some kind of string attached. If someone wants to be stupid enough to spend their money out of pure greed, and expect not to get ripped off, we’ll then I don’t feel one bit sorry for them.. I don’t blame the company; they are the smart ones, capitalizing on others’ greed…

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  • watsig says:

    October 1st, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Well, I haven’t tried the quibids, BUT I have been to the website, AND I read HOW-TO-SECTION! Don’t just jump in without reading. They are not scamming anyone. They tell you EXACTLY how things work and how much you pay for EVERYTHING. Does anyone know how to read?

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    petehermit says:

    September 25th, 2012 at 11:24 am

    The best example of scam if there ever was one.

    Takes advantage of people by confusing the heck out of the whole process.

    This should be illegal.

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    Davin says:

    September 24th, 2012 at 12:21 am

    Please do not use qui bids I made a mistake and signed up not realizing I was purchasing a 60 dollar bid package so money lost on my part

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    Mad222Men says:
    October 28th, 2012 at 10:27 am

    you failed to read the T&C’s – what a stupid thing to do

    Anonymous says:
    October 13th, 2012 at 4:48 am

    why though????

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    Rosemary says:

    September 23rd, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    I knew those TV ads were “to good to be true” – I’m glad I looked it up on internet. How do they get away with this type of scam. Are there no regulations against such false advertising?

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    james says:

    September 20th, 2012 at 6:36 am

    there are no phone numbers to call if u have a problem with your purchase. on on line service to cancel a product or make changes. and if u want to stop using quibids u have no info. on there site to do any thing i will never recommend this website.

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    Mamatoni5 says:
    September 23rd, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Go on sign in and push contact support your offered the email or this that I copied and pasted from the site. I hope this helps.

    Call a Support Agent

    Call a Customer Support agent now!. You might want to check our Frequently Asked Questions section for a quick answer to your question.

    Call: (405) 253-2038

    Toll Free: 1-855-QuiBids (1-855-784-2437)

  • Patrick says:

    September 18th, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Auction? sounds more like gambling to me. You dont lose money at an auction.

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    Stevo says:
    October 9th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    You make a good point, some lose hundreds of dollars on this BS site

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    greed will shut em down says:

    September 18th, 2012 at 9:59 am

    hello, i have used quibids for a year and a half now, at first i got some really good deals !!! 200 dollar gift cards for under 10 bucks, that includes shipping and bids spent!!
    HOWEVER, since quibids have added new features, as gameplay, and u choose, it is harder and harder to win an auction……. because u have idiots that want to win the gameplay, and drive the price up ridiculously !!!
    This is exactly what quibids wants, but in the long run it will kill their business,Quibids has become very greedy, and will be the loser in the end!!

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    Mamatoni5 says:

    September 18th, 2012 at 8:40 am

    In this made up scenario the author gives an example of an auction. First one person wouldnt put 2,254 bids on an item alone, this person would have won at the first bid. They will not allow a person to over bid the value of said auction, this is whether you use vouchers or money bids. They do disclose all info when signing up. If you can read you’ll see this. Also the warranty issue is false. Manufacture warranty is covered on your product just the same as if you where to buy it at Walmart. This author obviously didn’t research well, to do your due diligence you should have tried before you judge. Only some states do you pay sales tax with QuiBids otherwise no tax, the fees have been removed from gift cards and the like otherwise they range from a $1 to $2.99. Shipping and handling is more then reasonable look for yourself, and they are shipping to me in Hawaii at the same cost as when I was on the mainland.. I have been playing for a while now I have lost some and I have won some.. If interested do a little research and watch before you play instead of taking an opinion of someone who clearly hasnt done their research. Srvad this new choose your item (new at least in my area, I know they try new things in differents areas before making it available to all) I do not like either it maybe a way for more merchandise but ridiculous from a bidders end, though this is supposedly a trial thing, I really hope so! In general to say it is a scam is just goofy, just because you bought your $60 worth of bids and went without thought and lost,this Doesn’t make it a scam. It also may not be for everyone. Sometimes there is an item I’m going to buy anyway check out the site and see if I can win at a great price, if I lose the auction it’s no lose I just Buy Now either way the worst is I break even. Also to claim that you are only refunded the price paid for the auction upon return /problem with item is also false. You will be refunded that with the option of the cost of bids applied or return of the bids or vouchers you used, you are given the choice. They will also give you free bids for your inconvenience. When all is said and done, it is not for everyone, but people you need to read and read the advice for bidding they give. In 30 days I have paid in $75 and now have $250 in gift cards for walmart,$100 in gas cards and approx $150 in merchandise. Not always this way, but often enough. You just have to pay attention. Good luck to bidders.

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    Terence says:
    October 18th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Well, did doesn’t necessarily work for quibids. He’s just really good at playing the quibids casino game. Like someone said, a good analogy to this site is really a casino or gambling site rather than an auction site.

    Consider playing Texas Hold’em at a casino. The players are gambling against each other, at the house (in this case the quibids website) takes a cut of the bets. If this person is really good at the game, of course he or she wants to attracts more players to come gamble. Quibids just happens to be a vehicle to attract the poor souls who are being duped to play along.

    However, there is a issue, when quibids employees themselves start driving up the prices.

    Willy Maze says:
    October 11th, 2012 at 10:37 am

    I do agree that this site is great. It is not hard to win items, you just have to pick the right times to bid. Weekdays in the morning from 9-11am is great. As well, 12-1:45pm is a prime time to bid. You have to study the site a bit and see which auctions are doing what at certain times.

    Mamatoni5 says:
    September 23rd, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    How can I work for them if I don’t live in Oklahoma, I’m living in Hawaii ,I just dislike ignorant remarks that have no fact behind it that’s all. May not even continue being a member because I feel the “you choose it” auctions are unfair to bidders.

    Shana says:
    September 18th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Excellent rebuttal! Someone posted earlier that “you can’t check shipping costs before bidding”…which is totally untrue…all you need to do is click on the item’s picture or the item name, and then scroll to the bottom of the page…there’s NOTHING hidden. I don’t work for Quibids, and I haven’t won that many items, but I have won an item that nobody else happened to be bidding on at the time, and I won it for $0.01 (yes, it cost me the $0.60 for the bid and $6.99 shipping, but with a retail cost of $39.99, it was an incredible savings…and it’s a really cool item!) Maybe it was “beginner’s luck”, but it is definitely possible to purchase items at a discount.

    Kevin says:
    September 18th, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Me thinks you work for Quibids.
    That’s Q-U-I-B-I-D-S.

  • Victor says:

    September 17th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    I was about to put credit card info and finally something puff into my mind and i feel reluctant signing and this article is very good thank you for the info.

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    Sleeve says:
    September 23rd, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    I agree..I just backed out giving my credit details. This.is.a.hoax

  • colt1911com says:

    September 17th, 2012 at 1:24 am

    I am so glad I didnt sign up for this obvious rip off site!..They should be ashamed of what they are doing. Who ever supports this site is obviously affiliated with them or taking kick backs or whatever.
    If its to good to be true….You know the rest….I thank all of you who have been stolen from for your input and dont give up! If you keep up the fight they will refund your money! Do not stop bugging them and writing the truth about these thieving companys, and who cares if its in the small print, everyone makes mistakes. Nobody should profit from an honest mistake. And the jerk who said “of course they’re making money”…I bought an expensive pair of boots for my wifes birthday from a Nordstroms, they told me I had two years to return this item for any reason for a full refund! Now thats a good company! TRY THAT WITH QUIBIDS.COM… THE MINUTE YOU SIGN UP YOUR OUT 60.00 DOLLARS!

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    Julie says:

    September 15th, 2012 at 12:53 am

    It really isn’t a scam, but they have found an angle that is (just barely)legal and takes advantage of human psychology. If you have tons of time, are patient, have great self control and don’t get sucked into competition, and keep a calculator and a notebook at your side to keep track of your bidding costs, I am sure there are bargains to be had. However, I just watched some auctions for ten minutes, and they stack them in their favor with a nasty trick- in auctions that seem to be about to end within a few seconds, each time there is a new bid they add 10 or 20 seconds depending on the item. It has always been a part of an auction that it ENDS and a part of the strategy for bidding is when to jump in. This can be used both in live auctions and on ebay to “scoop” something in the last ten seconds. It doesn’t always work- I have had somebody with quicker reflexes “scoop” me on ebay, and if you jump in right between going going and gone in a live auction you may miss the item if you are a second too slow, or the auctioneer may halt and not say gone, accept your bid and the person who bid before you may outbid you. But it does work frequently. By adding time, quibid stretches the auction out, more and more people bid, they collect way more money, and you never know when the auction will end, how close you are to the final price or how many .60 cent bids you will have to use. The only useful angles here are someone who has the time to watch the auctions for many hours (I do this on ebay as a part of my business, as a small percentage of items go for a fraction of their value…but that is a different story) or buy things that you are the only bidder on. Bidding on a popular item seems like a good way to throw oodles of money away. It’s sad- if they had a monthly membership with unlimited bidding or even a large amounts of bids (say 1000 a month) or had a far lower bid cost, they could still make money without it being such an expensive proposition for the buyer. It also bothers me you can’t check shipping costs before bidding. I need a push mower and of all things they were selling one- if they charge $3.99 to ship a gift card I shudder to think how much it would cost to ship a lawnmower. I will stick to ebay, yard sales, estate sales, craigslist, clearance sales and freecycle.

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    Bryan says:
    September 22nd, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Thats a lie about the shipping costs you can check everything by clicking on the items and view all shipping costs and descriptions

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    Srevad says:

    September 14th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    It seems all auctions but the “high-end” items (those with a value of over $1000) are now “your choice” auctions. This is GREAT for Quibids, but for the bidders, it borders on the criminal. If you look at those bidding against you, you can see which item they are currently bidding on, so while you may be the only bidder on the item you want, you now have to out-bid the people bidding on all those other items going off in that group. Evidently Quibids wasn’t making enough $$$ before, and have gotten greedy.

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  • Bob says:

    September 11th, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    I see the Oklahoma BBB said the company is good. I wonder if that’s because quibids is a BBB Accredited Business since 09/22/2010 which means they’ve paid to be accredited.
    I don’t think I would believe the BBB in this case.

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    mark says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Its amazing that most people don’t realize the BBB is a scam. If any business pays the BBB’s outrages membership fee they automatically become a BBB accredited business. So a BBB endorsement means absolutely nothing. I would not believe the BBB in ANY case.

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    CJDYER says:

    September 11th, 2012 at 8:18 am

    I was getting ready to put in my credit card information then I decided to grow a brain and check out quibids reviews !!! And now I’m really glad I did. I guess I didn’t realize it was 60 cents per 1 cent bid !! And how much money this place is making hand over fist !! It’s aweful how people will just take others money and not bat an eyelash about it !! To everyone one out there……..If something is to good to be true, that’s because it probably a SCAM !!!!!!

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    Slake says:

    September 8th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Can’t believe people are so daft as to give credit card number not knowing 60$ is for 100 bids. If you can’t read you should not be online with credit card. There are some real dummies out there!!!!

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    pinero says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Spawn, are u a hoarder or what? Thinking better u are a Qbids employee, lol

    Spawn3369 says:
    October 2nd, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    I’ve been laughing my butt off reading these replies. I’ve won over 100 items from quibids. Do I get a deal every time? No, but do I get a deal more times than not, damn right I do. I’ve got my bidding to a science, and studying an auction and the bidders on it is key to success. I see the same 20 or so people on QUIBIDS all the time, I imagine they recognize my name on it well. This site isn’t a scam, and I pity the people who think it is.

    Read, use logic, and read some more. Don’t listen to these crying fools who didn’t read all the ins and outs before hopping on board. I have a closet full of really cool stuff and a wallet full of gas and Walmart gift cards because I’m not a fool. I’m happy there’s so many dummies that think this is a scam, because it lowers the competition on quibids. PLEASE, stay away from quibids, so I can keep winning, and from time to time pay full price. But mostly winning because I’m an awesome bidder ;)

    Slake, you said it best, there are some real dummies out there!

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    Kalcoh says:

    September 8th, 2012 at 10:20 am

    I placed a single bid and won a $15 Exxon gas card. Since no one else bid on the card I got it for .1 and paid $1.99 shipping. Total cost is $2.00 plus the one bid (.60 cents) = $2.60.

    now I was on the site at 1:00 a.m. PST. Not much going on. I was seeing many items selling for under a dollar.

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    steve says:

    September 7th, 2012 at 10:11 am

    You people who are bitching about them taking $60 when you sign up are idiots! ITS ON THE SIGN UP PAGE! it plainly says its charging you $60 for the startup bid kit of 100 bids.LEARN TO READ.

    My dads been using this site for a while now and has made a ton off of it. He never spends more than $3 on an item in bid costs and buys 25-50 gift cards for grocery stores or gas cards or even home improvement stores which is what he does for a living.they take about a week to come and is saving huge , especially on the gas ones.

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    Bryan says:
    September 22nd, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Julie if you read properly he said no more that $3 in bids which would be 5 bids not $180 like u are thinking

    Julie says:
    September 15th, 2012 at 12:18 am

    But Steve, doesn’t each bid to get to the $3.00 cost your Dad 60 cents? In which case he would be paying $180 for the bids plus the $3 (plus shipping)? Do they have a monthly fee for unlimited bidding or something?

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    Quarter says:

    September 6th, 2012 at 3:51 am

    A Devious and malicious “business”. QuiBids? Stay away! Stay far away!

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    Quibids a NONO says:

    September 5th, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    JUST DON’T DO IT.
    We all know the internet and dealing with sales is always a little
    “iffy” They make sure they have your attention with awesome deals and an easy way to do things but NO its a fraud that only they know they are doing it. I am a victim of stupidity and being gullible $60 hard worked for bucks gone in a blink of an eye. I was very angry and just realized how stupid I was. As a worker it sucks to lose your money. I did the “live chat” and all they had to say for themselves was “I’m sorry we can’t do anything about it” And was telling me about transactions only THEY could see because I couldn’t see any of that. Not even an email was available for me to see. We need to keep our eyes peeled and always read what we are signing to, and also not believe commercials and ads. People are out there to take our money without doing much, we have to have our guards up. *Still very angry, I could have bought something else for myself, but ignorance can do so much more than our senses can*

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    Kalcoh says:
    September 8th, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Didn’t you read the big print that said to join you would have to spend $60? Why do you think you were asked to provide your credit card number and approve the transaction?

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    Sammy says:

    September 5th, 2012 at 3:08 am

    Okay guys, I can understand how if you don’t do your research and actually READ how the site works, you could lose your shirt. I am an experienced Ebayer (+15 years) both buying and more recently, selling. After doing my reading, and watching a $50. Canadian Tire gift card go for 24 cents ($14.60 in bid cost) and a $50. Sears gift card go for 9 cents ($5.40 in bid cost), I decided to try it out. Received my first 100 bids for the $60. fee WHICH IS DISCLOSED UP FRONT IF YOU BOTHER TO READ. I tried an auction for a $50. home store gift card. The competition was severe – too many people bidding. Although the card sold for slightly over $3.00, I used 7 bids, so it cost me $4.20 to participate in that auction. Minutes later, I tried an auction for a $25. gift card. I won the auction for one cent, being the only bidder. With shipping of $2.99 plus tax it cost me a total of $3.39. Shall await to see how fast the gift card arrives, but until I have a legit problem, I won’t slam the site. Plus I still have 95 bids left (my first 3 bids were free), and the site awards you free bids. I earned 14 free bids just tonight, so I have more bids to use than I originally paid for. Beginner’s luck?…..maybe.
    You have to use your head on sites like this one, just the same as on Ebay, or at any other auction. As long as I’m saving on things that I need to buy anyways, I think the site has a legitimate use.
    And no, I don’t work for QuiBids. I am retired and live on a disability pension. Anything that can save me money, I am willing to try ONCE. So far, I can’t complain.

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    watsig says:
    October 1st, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Exactly! It’s not scamming, because they tell you all about how it works as long as people just read. Does it sound too good to be true? Then read! I have never tried the site, but I have watched the auctions and read the how to. I am thinking about trying it out. I READ!

    Quarter says:
    September 6th, 2012 at 3:46 am

    Keep playing…beginner “luck” will be your curse. The hook has been set, the weak shall fall.

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    Paul W says:

    September 4th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Excellent informative article. As soon as I saw the ad I knew something was off, or the site would not stay in business very long. Reminds me of the $20 fine cell phone ticket which really adds up to $150 after all the extra court fees are added in…or those numerous TV offers that advertise their product for $19.95 and you end up paying triple the price after “shipping & handling.” Stay away from sites like this.

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    uli says:

    September 4th, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    HELP!!! I signed up since it seemed so legitimate, it had the NBC logo as ‘reinforcement’…gave my CC# – should have never done that! they took $60 out of my account- which I thought could only be done if I actually bid on something. I want the money back and nullify the ‘membership”….HELP!!!!

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    Kate says:
    September 5th, 2012 at 11:53 am

    I had that happen to me as well, took $60 and never sent an email saying I had made that purchase and I talked to one of the associates and said that I had bought that they couldn’t do anything about it, and if I didnt have another question she was going to shut me off. Only gave me $15 back!!

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    Steve says:

    September 4th, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Nice that legit Networks can put the ad’s on. Good going, nice to loose your street credit. lame ESPN and other channels. I’m out, and on a quest to destroy this company as well as others. Being a programmer, and having friends in high places in the government, I will be working it well!

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    oolala53 says:

    August 30th, 2012 at 9:06 am

    I guess you just have to be aware of what you’re doing. I have a friend who recently bought two expensive kitchen counter appliances and she saved about $400, even with the bidding costs. But it’s true that those she bid against lost money. I just hope they knew what they had set a limit on what they could lose.

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    psychopml says:

    August 29th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    What “meema” said is half true. In every website there is fine print. read it. However i do belive this company rips people off and should be shut down. But i do believe that if dumb people dont read the fine print and can get ripped off if they dont frickin read the terms.

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    Randy says:

    August 29th, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    This article was very useful thank you so much! I’m glad I check Before using quibids :)

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    zuni7 says:

    August 29th, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Your better off going to the casinos. At least you can get to eat at a decent buffet most of the time with the $$ they return as part of the incentive to get you to go there.
    What a rip off!
    The odds are always against you on QUIBIDS!
    Buyer beware!

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    Scammmooo says:

    August 27th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Wow, it’s like going to your parked car and finding out a brick was thrown through a window to steal your car stereo. When I found out I was charged $60.00 from the start for “their bid package”, I contacted live chat. They indicated that I will receive the entire $60, and I will have a close eye on it – then contact the card provider to dispute the charge.

    Stay away.

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    Stuballs says:
    September 15th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    A fool and his $$$ are soon parted. Live and learn (to read). It says very plainly that the $60 is for 100 bids. They can’t make it much more clear.

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    take quibids down says:

    August 26th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Tell me it’s not a scam!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve been watching their auctions, when only 1 second is left someone bids “1 penny” and goes up to 10 or 20 seconds again, and keeps going on forever, I’ve noticed the same bidder’s name in about 5 different auctions at the same time bidding and bidding again, on things that are up to $30 like a 47″ TV, just do the math, divide $30 into pennies = 3000 X $.60? that’s $1800+!!!! Quibids can pay for 3 47″ TVs with that money!!! Now someone explain me how can someone afford to spend $.60 to put a 1 penny bid down too many times and at different auctions that go up to $30 or more? If it’s not someone working for them, or their own computerized bidding system that outbids real people I don’t see how someone can afford it!!!! And for all of you who say it’s a gamble, there is a big difference between gambling and bidding, this is called Quibids and it’s supposed to be an auction site, it’s not called Quigambles, you want to gamble you go to a casino or gambling site……………Don’t let them rip you off..

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    js2012 says:
    August 28th, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    thanks. i was near doing it, til now. =)

  • CTmike says:

    August 22nd, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    The sad part is, our own government allows these people to operate, give them an A on BBB review, yet bans online poker (which is a game of skill unlike this raffle garbage). Something is really wrong when the BBB backs a company like this with some many complaints. I smell a payoff

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    dk says:
    August 24th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Are you saying that the BBB is a government agency? It’s an independent non-profit organization with no government affiliation.

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    kim says:

    August 21st, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    scam all the way took only once for me to purchase bids did not even get to use all my bids and site was down for construction. lost all i had in which was about $45.00 so think this company making their money in more ways than the phoney auctions.!!!!!

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    jami says:

    August 20th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Quibids is a total scam they will steal all the money you bid with

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    anonymous says:
    August 21st, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    It’s not a scam.Its called gambling.You do have to buy the bids and each bid does cost you .60 but the bid goes up one cent.All you people who say you “wasted” 60.00 or 120.00 there is no way.If you are bidding on an auction with “cash” bids that you purchased NOT VOUCHERS YOU HAVE WON.Then once you get to the value of the product i.e 10.00 g. card it will tell you that you are better to buy it now instead of continuing to bid-I have never not received a product I have won.I have had one occasion where 2 items(identical) were out of stock and they offered an alternate list of like price(or more valuable)products to choose from.Not one or two but about 35-40 and they included all categories not the one I won from.I had to pay no additional shipping and received an extra 25 VOUCHER bids(no cash value)for it not being in stock.I also had the option of waiting to see if the item would become available or taking a 270 voucher bid credit for each item if I wanted nothing from list.Got 2 mini fridges yesterday.You have to be smart,not spend more than you can afford to lose and expect competition because there are alot of people who are winning-I am sure I will get alot of “you work for quibids”no I dont.I pay attention and like going to vegas it is gambling.But as long as you are using your money bids you have the option to buy the product-I see alot of new people who join and bid two or three times and when it gets hot and heavy instead of waiting or continuing(like in a g card situation)where eventually you can buy it for only shipping(1.99)if you reach the top out price they switch to something else and waste their bids.Those are the comments you see here.I spent 45.00 in a bid pack last week(75 bids)and won over 500.00 worth of product.It can be done-you just have to watch and not spend more than you can afford like anything else

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    why bid says:

    August 19th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    I just feel bad for the many people that have been deceived. It is always odd about a company that makes it difficult to contact customer support, my first thing is what are they hiding from. I’ll just leave it at this if it’s too good to be true is usually is. Anybody interested in a class action lawsuit.

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    boneyfingers1 says:

    August 19th, 2012 at 9:12 am

    they offered 3 free bids for signing up. &took $60.00 out of my account real quick. They should be called quick scam . now it,s a battle with my bank to reclaim my money. Don,t get involved with em. I never authorized a transfer of my cash.

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    Kate says:
    September 5th, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Seems like this is happening to EVERYONE!
    DON’T USE QUIBIDS!!!

    Autumn says:
    August 30th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    How could they have done that without your consent?

  • Josh says:

    August 18th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Thanks for the heads up, I’m staying away.

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    boney fingers1 says:
    August 19th, 2012 at 9:19 am

    keep your credit card in your pocket in this techno age.you will have more to spend in stores instead of lining the deep pockets of the fraudsters. peace out

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    Carambar says:

    August 17th, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    this is not a scam per se but it is close.
    Without the lie by omission they would have no clients. This is defrauding people unaware of the small print.
    I guess, the theft is small enough that most people do not care suing.
    What will make them shut down?
    Who is regulating these guys? How do we know for sure that nor robots are used to over bid?

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    josh nolan says:

    August 17th, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Glad to read these reviews very good. I have learned the hard way a few times by not listening to what people were saying online and have gotten burned. So yeah if it sounds to good to be true…. it is

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    Aidan Hahn says:

    August 13th, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Thanks for the truth! It really helped!!

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    reelman says:

    August 13th, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    No two ways about it a total scam. I was stupid I have to admit and lost $60.00 quickly. Yea those penny bids….they cost .60 cents. Gosh why on TV they say wow only goes up my 1 cent wow 1 cent. They bank on people like me who were dumb enough not to read the fine print. Even if you deposit a small amount to your account it is quickly sucked up by the site and bidding. Run away as fast as you can stay away from this site!

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    Kate says:
    September 5th, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Guilty as charged!! But that just isn’t right either.

    optionone says:
    August 15th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    likewise

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    joe mcdonald says:

    August 12th, 2012 at 5:42 am

    they time it so that you can’t score anything without using at least 20 or more bids on things that might be worth no more than 10 or 15 dollars right now it is 6:30 on sunday morning and i have been here for an hour and not only have i not won anything there are so few things available until 5 hours from now (when the bid sharks are in full swing) that i won’t even try because the game is rigged in the houses favor. if you want a better deal go to a blackjack table in vegas. your odds are much better.

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    Vinnie86 says:

    August 10th, 2012 at 10:05 am

    I wish I had read the reviews before I signed up – the lesson cost me over $53 with nothing to show for it but sheer embarassment. Can’t believe I got taken in! I quickly canceled my account – but not fast enough – I got caught up in the bidding excitement – kept hitting that “bid” button like I was on crack! Worst experience ever!

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    lc says:
    September 3rd, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    how do you delete your account

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    Mikey says:

    August 8th, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Hahaha a bunch of quibids employees trying to throw everyone off. The guy who left the first good review isn’t fooling anyone.

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    joe says:

    August 7th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Big Scam, once you make the account with Quibids they automatically take $60 from your credit card, consider that money lost. And when you start biding you loose all your credits and win no shit. Stay away.

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    margaret saunders says:
    August 10th, 2012 at 10:45 am

    my grandaughter underage sighned up in my name and i cannot get in touch with a human to help me and they have already taken 60.00 this is truely a big ripoff they should have to disclose the 60.00 but my problem is they wont help me at all margaret saunders any suggestions?

  • Phillip Bunnell says:

    August 6th, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Think about this. They put a $599 iPad up for bid.

    Across the entire country there may be 50,000 people online thinking about bidding.

    10,000 of them actually do. Each of them paying .60 cents for just one bid.

    That’s a total of $6,000, right then and there.

    Think QuiBids is making any money?

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    massamike says:
    August 24th, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Sounds like Mr. Jesse Hanson works for the QuiBids company…..

    Jesse Hanson says:
    August 13th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Of course their making money, that is the point of a business! If you seriously expect them to be giving things away at a huge loss your just an idiot. I have never used qui bids, however i have thought about it, but it makes sense if you think about it. Qui Bids is simply a chance for you to get something for a great price, if you have the patience that is. It is not a scam, yes the company is making profit, its a COMPANY for heavens sake! however they do offer the chance for one lucky person to buy something at a very low price!

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    Sick & tired of scams says:

    August 5th, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    I am so glad I checked the reviews before becoming involved. I don’t believe people would just write negative things about companies if they were not taken advantaged of. If this was such a good company it would catch on so fast that you would not be able to handle all of the bids. Why would you stoop to scamming to make a living. I’m sure there are other good things in the world that you could do to make a living. I would like to thank all of you who have taken the time to protect others from these deceitful tactics. We were just trying to save a dollar; especially in today’s economy and you are there ready to pounce. Remember KARMA; Quibids. I don’t care if you don’t own the company, if you represent it in any way, KARMA will reach you too.

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    Meema says:

    August 5th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    I have never been deceived by Quibids nor have I not received my items. You just need to be willing to wait the clock out and buy the item if you don’t win.(which by the way is very close to retail if you look around)I am a real person with kids and grand kids, the gift cards are great to give away and really work at the store or pump. Never had a problem. Here’s the kicker…I actually read all the details before purchasing bids. If you know how it works, half of these complaints here are fraud in themselves. You can not unknowingly purchase bids. So if you like a challenge or just competition..enjoy it… Just don’t buy bids if you can’t afford to possibly lose it by not buying the item. PS I do not work for them…they work for me!

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    a real ninja says:
    August 17th, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    You do work for them, u just got paid for saying that.

    Jesse Hanson says:
    August 13th, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    thank you for being one of the few people posting a reasonable review. I personally dont have the patience to sit down for hours to win however i dont feel the need to whine about it like everyone else on this review sight. dont worry about what they say some people just need to grow a pair and not have a biased opinion of this website from the start.

    eff off says:
    August 8th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Enjoy being the sucker who thinks this site is good. Ifs far from it. It clearly is a rip off site. Dont plan on leaving anything for the grandkids if you keep kn playing with that website

    Mikey says:
    August 8th, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Hahaha okay “meema”… And you spelled your grandmas name wrong, dip shit.

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    archie says:

    August 4th, 2012 at 8:45 am

    i think quibids is a scam because there trying too lure you in to pay overpriced.
    you could buy a ipad for the price of a mac book air
    unless its that good dont do quibids

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    Big Dawg (BX) says:

    August 4th, 2012 at 8:06 am

    absolutely not a good deal.You know the saying, if it’s to good to be true. stay away.

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    Charles says:

    August 3rd, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Don’t waste ur time it’s an outrageous price and I wasted 120 bucks don’t do it

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    dennis lee says:

    August 2nd, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    quibids is a scam

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    Anonymous says:

    August 1st, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    there is the thousands and thousands of dollars t made and it is obvious to you go to jewelry and if you dont notice each minute there is a item that isnt sold bid 0.01 cents on that (which really is 0.61 cents) you then do that for the next our spending a 100 dollars and getting 120 items (these are all examples) a month later you get theses items and sell them on ebay for 20.00 – 50.00 dollars wala 19.00 in your wallet yes i have before not received my items but i have still made over 2 grand

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    andre says:
    August 15th, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    is it really ?
    I missed something here

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    K1NF says:

    August 1st, 2012 at 8:16 am

    It’s a scam, 60 cents a bid with easily 5 bids/minutes you are up to losing $200 an hour just bidding with chances of winning much less than casinos slot machines.For every $1 of the auctioned item price QuiBids makes $60 and the buy it option is no bargain as most (none gift cards) items are priced twice what you could buy them elsewhere,Chance of winning an item that closes for $1 is one in 100 and for an item that closes at $10 is 1 in 1000.That is off-course assuming the bidders are all genuine customers and you are not bidding against QuiBids computers participating as bidders. It’s an internet gambling website that operates under disguise of auction, with odds of winning less than that of casinos slot machines.

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    Aaron Taylor says:
    August 10th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Sounds like someone skipped statistics class in college. That screwed-up logic almost gave me an aneurysm!

    Dave says:
    August 2nd, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Not smart enough to understand how it works…

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    donald wilson says:

    July 31st, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    ripped off from the get go sale never ends count down over an over never stops never win they get your money that’s the game

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    george says:

    July 30th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Quibids is not a scam.I have won three gift cards so far since I just made an account.I won two $25 sonic cards and it only cost me $4 plus shipping and handling,also a $15 walmart gift card I won for 1 cent plus $2 in shipping.

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    Some dude says:
    August 22nd, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    I really do not understand what you just said eff off. If he paid 2.50 for 15 dollar gift card he won 12.50… Not defending the site or anything. Just the fact that I understood that so little made me write a comment dude. “your being had just too gullible”?? What??

    eff off says:
    August 8th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    So you paid 2.50for a 15 dollar gc. Im sure your being had just too gullible to understand it.

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    Leo says:

    July 28th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    No easy money :) They are not doing any charity work. So do your research and think before you are getting into this.

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    CC says:

    July 26th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Qui Bids is dreadful – you only benefit if you win – everyone else – loses big time. Plus, they inflated the cost of the item I ended up having to “buy now” not to lose out on the money I spent. Boy was I taken! Never again. They say the item sold for say $25 – well it sold for much more than that – we weren’t bidding pennies – when each bid costs so much more than that. Beware! There is only one winner -and soooooo many losers!

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    Some dude says:
    August 22nd, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    That is part of making money bro. I wrote on someone else’s post. I am not some worker for this site. But really think about it, would you have a company that had losses for every month. That makes no sense. And of course everyone else looses. That is called competition. I am really sad to see all these people complain about competition. I am going for a major in business economics at Cleveland State University and I hope I do not have classmates like this… I would most likely change schools just because of the whining based on the fact that there is only one winner.

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    anonymous says:

    July 26th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    This is the biggest scam ever, and anyone who tells you something good about it is doing it just to contradict you or is working for this RATS… And what does this tell you about BBB supporting this kind of rip off? What a shame!!! Please don’t be part of this crap and don’t waste your time and money, stick to a reputable and safer company like eBay, and you can be sure that Paypal is 100% secure.. I can’t do much more but warn you and hope for some government agency or whoever can do it to take their fraudulent business down…

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    Sick & tired of scams says:
    August 5th, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    BBB does not support any company or business. They only gather reported information from consumers and relay it to people who call them to find out if there is any negative information on a particular business. If no one ever reports the company then they do not have anything to report. Companies join the BBB because they feel it is good advertisement to say they belong to the BBB which consumers feel they are a good legitimate company. If a company have complaints at the BBB – the company will satisfy the complaint and the BBB will report that. Don’t get caught up by that. Companies change their names all the time for fresh kill. I just saw an add on television re: Quibids which sent me to the computer for reviews on this company. Thanks a lot for those of you who report the deceit of companies. We should all stick together and put them out of business. It only takes a few minutes to write that these companies are not in your best interest. I really can’t understand how they can sleep @ nite and I guess they don’t believe in Karma. Keep it up people – let’s report every business who tries to rip you off. Oh by the way I use to work at the BBB and try to encourage businesses to satisfy their complaints against them. It did not always work.

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    stump says:

    July 23rd, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    This QuiBids is some slick scam. On the rare occasion that they let you win, that doesn’t mean that your won product will ever be delivered and forget about that group called “Customer Support”. I learned the hard way when it sounds to good to be true it because your about to be just another sucker. I expect by now that the BBB in OK City, OK, have several people assigned just to handle the complaints against this scam operation.

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    ANTIQUIBBER says:
    July 25th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    QUIBIDS made thousands off of me and i won nearly anything despite playing it for a couple years so shame on me. So QUIBIDS SUCKS!

  • Molly says:

    July 22nd, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Listen I really don’t get the Voucher bags the site is way confusing and beyond me I would love to sign up but all the costs you don’t really know about now everybody charges you for everything and beyond so of the site works for you that’s great if it doesn’t you either give up to easy were bidding on the wrong thing or had bad luck either that or you didn’t read or understand what you signed yourself up for but if it didn’t work that’s cool to bottom line if your like me and haven’t signed up yet be safe STICK TO STORES YOU CAN TRUST happy bidding

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    TJS says:
    August 8th, 2012 at 2:07 am

    These people on here who are supporting this scam, must work for the company. I know how this works; I have read all the rules and decided after checking several review sites that this is definitely a scam. To all of the people on this site who write that Quibids is the greatest thing ever, * heavy sarcasm, I say shame on you for trying to lure people in with your love of the penny auctions and their scams. Come-on really?? A penny equals .60, equals ripped off, totally!! This scam may have worked at the very beginning and some people may have won some nice things, but once they started advertising, well you see where I’m going with this. So to the people who write that this is legitimate, just look at the ratio of complaints v. non-complaints and that says it all.

    Rick says:
    July 26th, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    A period or two in your rambling complaint might give you some credibility.

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    17 Years Old says:

    July 22nd, 2012 at 12:15 am

    I fully support quibids, I paid $60 to start, lost it all, bought another $20, I won a 50 bid pack after 3 bids for 1.13 + (1.99) shipping. then the flood gates flew open. I won a pair of Oakley sunglasses (160 retail) for .59 cents + 2.99 shipping. (REAL!) I also won 2 20 dollar subway gift cards, and a $50 gas card! My favorite win was a brand new Odyssey Golf Putter, retail $120, for 1.53 + 12.99 Shipping. I sold the Oakleys on Ebay for 99.99, so I made all my money back on that, and the rest was free, Also I received all items within 5 business days! Stupid, air-headed people, think they are being scammed because they are to lazy to read directions, or understand how the auctions work, and as soon as they waste their entire 60 dollars on an Ipad, they go crying to the internet, yelling scam. When their do not understand there are 4,000,000 also trying to win an Ipad,

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    TJS says:
    August 8th, 2012 at 2:08 am

    Caught you! Liar

    ED K says:
    August 5th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    im sure they are just giving away $100 gift certificates for $1.25. their employees are too dumb to scoop up these deals?
    old saying: IF IT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, IT PROBABLY IS

    Sick & tired of scams says:
    August 5th, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    First of all air-head, you have to be 18 to participate. Lying get you nowhere.

    Dragonrud says:
    August 3rd, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Oktrader, I just got on the site tonight after talking with friends and watching it for a few days. What 17 Year Old says is true. I have spent only 25 of my first 100 bid purchase and so far I have three gift cards worth $100 that I have spent a grand total of $6.97 on. I still have 75 of my original 100 bid purchase yet to play with and have already recouped the $60 I spent for it.

    Oktrader says:
    July 24th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Glad you like your job at quibids. If private Raffles are illegal this will soon become illegal. It does a disservice to real online auctions.

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    Renne says:

    July 19th, 2012 at 1:45 am

    My brother won a E-Reader and he hasn’t even received it yet i really want to ring up quibids and COMPLAIN! ITS A HUGE SCAM! all they are doing is wasting your money!

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    stump says:
    July 23rd, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Welcome to the crowd….I bid on a gift card and finally used more bids than the card was worth so for another two dollars and change I purchased card. That transaction occurred on June 4,2012. After a month of contacting Customer Support the gift card was never delivered. I than contacted the BBB in OK City, OK and two weeks later I got a message that gift card was being processed and I could track it in Order History. The “Scam” folks don’t like problems being reported to the BBB so they blocked my account so I can’t track the gift card. How many folks will get the shaft from this outfit before it gets shut down for being a scam operation.

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    Dancer56 says:

    July 18th, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    I think everyone that says this site is a scam, are just people that have not won anything. I do not work or have been paid by QBids to write this.

    I have been doing Penny Auctions for about 2 years. I started doing them on another site. I found out about Qbids about 3 months ago, it is soooo much better that the other site. I have won quite a few Item on both sites. I won one item on here with ONE BID.

    I like the Buy It Now feature that you can purchase the item, and the value of all the bids you have placed on the Auction is credited. These auction sites do take time, to watch for patterns, to see if the auction is winding down, and names of bidders you will see numerous times. Again you can loose money if you think this is something quick and easy to do. But it can be very much fun, and you can get some great bargains

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    John says:
    July 28th, 2012 at 9:00 am

    I’m so glad that you enjoy your job at Quibids, I find that so good to know.

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    stik says:

    July 13th, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    I seen a video news reel about Qbids on yahoo. They talked about how they won items for a very low price if you stuck with it long enough to win. So I decided to check it out. When I was signing up I did not see anything about how much it would cost. I thought it was for when you won the bid they would just deduct it from your card. But instead they hit me for $60 that I could not afford. I did not see anything about the cost until I was in the auction. I also did not see anything about it costing you per bid. Very misleading. So I decided to see what happens. I started to bid on an item. The I realized that when the time ran down and the clock reset when someone else bid that it was going to take some time to win. I decided to give up after an hour of going nowhere and just watch to see what the winning bid was. When the clock finally ran out it said item was not sold. I thinking how can this be? Did the winning bidder give up or what? My account said that I still had $60. Boy was that wrong. I got an email from them trying to tell me I have a badge of some sort and decided to reply back with “give me my money back, all $60″. I didn’t get a thing from the site. Today I got a reply that $24 will be returned to my credit/debit card and the remaining balance was deducted for the number of bids I placed. I had no idea that I was paying for the bids. So i got ripped off big time. For me that is not good since I’m on a limited income. I will not be making that mistake again. Do not fall for this scam.Anyone who says it isn’t a scam is part of it. You get nothing for your hard earned money. I hope that someone sues the pants off this ripoff company. Save you money and go by the product at a store! Stay away from Qbids! I am telling everyone everywhere about this scam. They will be no more!!!

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    dancer56 says:
    July 18th, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    It is not misleading at all. If you bothered to read everything before you started bidding you would know the rules. You are not forced to by bids, and you cannot bid unless you have bids. The only way to get them is to purchase them first.

    They give you 10 bids or so when you sign up, but these are free. Anything beyond that, you must purchase before you can bid. No one forced you to spend $60 you didn’t have, only you

    Roger Laird says:
    July 15th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    If you take the time to thoroughly read Quibids.com’s Information page it explains the process of bidding, the starting fees and all information about the auction. It is not exactly easy to win, but with proper research and timing a person can definitely get their money’s worth out of the site. Quibids.com also offers auctions for voucher bids to increase your chances of winning. I signed up and paid the money as an informed consumer. Got into an auction for a fifty dollar gas card and won with one bid. Total cost was $2.00 after shipping since I had received 10 free voucher bids when I signed up.

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    Cuzzie says:

    July 12th, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Quibids over-inflates the retail price. They are not a scam just a means to draw unsuspecting people to buy a large ticket item for a final selling price far below retail. The unsuspecting person doesn’t realize how much they are bidding and losing. Quibids takes forever to ship. I did an analysis on all auctions in a 12 hour period. 50% of the auctions were for voucher bids. So you spend your prepaid bids trying to buy more bids….DUH. I can’t understand why someone would bid on 15 or 25 voucher bids. Also, another 30% of the available auctions were for gift cards—-another DUH!!!!. They only have a small percentage of real items. I will not be bidding on quibids any longer. BEWARE.

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    bob says:

    July 10th, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    SCAM! DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY. if you are in the market for something they are offering, then go fo it. you will save some money. but all in all, you will just lose some. have you ever noticed they only have junk crap after 10 pm? it is a scam, and a good one.

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    Karen says:

    July 9th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    OK once you figure out that you win your fist auction or 2 for a penny, it wont happen again from my experience. You should only use your real bids $$$ to bid on things you are willing to pay full price for. When your real bids are gone and you use voucher bids, items that normally sell for $0.87 end up selling for over $5.00 which equates to $300 for a $47.00 item. It seems like it is a fixed game, and that you cannot beat the computer.

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    bob says:
    July 10th, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    they suck. stay away from these blood suckers.

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    glenn says:

    July 8th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    total scam. think about the tv station that ran their advertisement. thats what they think of their audience

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  • QUIBIDS SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN says:

    July 8th, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    So many people have been scammed knowingly or unknowingly by this site. What is shameful is that the Better Business Bureau of Oklahoma City where they are based has given them an A- business rating. Reeks of a payoff by Quibids to BBB to me. AVOID THIS SITE.

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    Mad About Quibids says:

    July 8th, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    THIS IS A SCAM. If we had an honest government it would be shutdown immediately and their sorry asses sued. Read a computer specialist comment who had worked for one of these penny auction companies. The auctioneer comes in and gets the winning bid and takes chump change from all the bidders who never had a chance because this is all RIGGED! They will then try to resell the same product in another false bid. Any 4 star reviews are from employees of the company or their friends and relatives. SAVE YOUR MONEY and don’t get sucked in by all their LIES!

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    Warren Williams says:

    July 8th, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    My biggest problem with this site is that they choose who you are bidding against by their own criteria. not every member sees the same auctions, or bidders. I had 3 computers running side by side with three different accounts. One with zero bids owed, one with bought bids, and one with free won bids. I saw different auctions and ending prices. With the free bids, i watched the winning bids get run up high, with the zero bids available account, I kept seeing auctions ending with zero bids, but not with the other two accounts. They pick and choose what each bidder sees depending on how much they are making off of you. Not at all a fair and open auction. it might be their rules which you agree to, but hardly open and fair. I won 3 auctions with my bought 60 bids, and won nothing with my 60 voucher bids. They design it to put you up against other bidders with free bids to use them up.

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    Mr. Sucker says:

    July 7th, 2012 at 2:12 am

    I heard of Quibids over the radio and even saw a commercial on T.V., and I immediately got sucked in. My dreadful experience began by having to purchase bids before I could even start bidding on products ($60). I really wanted to cash in on a new T.V. so I began bidding. On many occasions the bid clock wound down to zero and after additional seconds elapsed more bidders appeared. I continued to bid with the exact same experience (i.e. 3, 2, 1, 0, new bidder). After spending $200 on “bid vouchers” I finally woke up and realized Quibids was making their money off of people buying “bid Vouchers”. Please save your money, My new T.V. will now cost me an additional $200 more than expected.

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    OU Sooner says:

    July 6th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Screw these charletons and their Scamming of supposedly cheap products for HIGH prices and their rigged bidding computer simulator designed to bid against you as long as you are bidding.

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    huntn4fun says:

    July 5th, 2012 at 11:24 am

    What a rip off you are charged for your bids even if you dont win avoid unless you like throwing money away

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    sarg says:

    July 3rd, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    I have “won” some small items on quibids. I have also bid on larger items. Why is it that as long as I am bidding someone else is always bidding? Yet without exception when the bidding starts getting higher as soon as I miss a bid the item is sold. Even if there were 5 bidders. Did everyone stop bidding the same time I did? Every time? I don’t think so.

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    *sigh* says:

    July 2nd, 2012 at 11:28 am

    People are so dumb. Might as well take your money to the casino and drop it in a slot machine. At least that is somewhat entertaining. Also, if you win on a slut machine, you can always buy the useless crap that you were going to buy on Quibids anyway. If you ask me, you might as well throw your money out the window, punch yourself, and cut your losses.

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    Alan says:

    July 1st, 2012 at 10:10 am

    I’d say pass it and keep you money lol, This is not a scam but a gambling site, you will end up losing your money lol.

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    Get real says:

    July 1st, 2012 at 12:46 am

    How does an iPad sell for $10? Here’s how it works: you buy your bids @ 60 cents each. Each bid drives the price up one penny. If an item sells for $10.00 then quibids makes $610 (1000 bids @ 60 cents + $10 winning bid). If the item is valued at $100 then Quibids makes a big profit. If the item is valued at $1000 then Quibids loses big.. It’s a gamble for everyone. I find it entertaining and fun and I see it go both ways ALL THE TIME. It’s not a scam it’s a GAMBLE. That’s what all penny auctions are. Understand what it really is. There are a lot of comments from uninformed people that spew whatever their uneducated opinion is. If you want to know how the website works do your homework and read about it (it’s no big SECRET), unbiased blogs and articles are all over the Internet. The way I see it the larger the item the larger the gamble. I go after the smaller items (usually NOT electronics, tablets, or anything valued over $200) and have done pretty well. I have been on the website for about 6 weeks and have ALWAYS been shipped what I’ve won.

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    gatorfan says:
    July 18th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    From a paid spokesperson…………………….

    Mr. Sucker says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 2:28 am

    4 star rating WOW, how much did you get paid for that? I tried bidding on a very cheap item probably valued in a store at $5, but as soon as I began bidding the item magically sold for 10 cents while I was glued to the screen watching and wondering what had just happened. You honestly can not say this is a simple gambling site because with gambling you have the opportunity to place a wager that no one else can match without paying a company to be able to place the wager.

    But I must say my aggravation is my own fault. I will be contacting the local television stations who had their own representatives promote this scam.

    Get Real works for Qui Bids says:
    July 3rd, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Really? Show us proof. A gamble? Auctions aren’t supposed to be a “gamble”. Scam is a more better term in this case. They’re not upfront about what something costs you….but they make it look like you can get something for cheap.

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    critic says:

    May 24th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    the quibids people end up getting rich of poor suckers money.

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    Chris says:

    May 24th, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Signed up for Quibids and found their process to be very transparent
    for those who take the time to read. You have to know what a penny
    auction is, how it works before judging the site itself. Most people’s complaints circle around whether penny auctions are scams or not. Regardless of what people believe of this system, the QUIBIDS site itself is a pretty good site for administering penny auctions.
    What I liked about them is that there are NO hidden costs. Every
    cost, whether inflated or not, is presented to the user BEFORE they commit to anything.

    For those complaining about costs, the model of this company is very transparent. Penny auctions make tons of money for the owners and the select few lucky winners do get great bargains. This is a form of a ponzi scheme but if you are aware of penny auction rules and accept it, quibids can be entertaining.

    I got a few good gift card deals by winning the auctions and have also purchased some “BUY NOW” items for lost auctions.

    Gift cards are ideal items. For those thinking they’ll buy IPADs and DLSR’s for $10 I would not hold my breath if I was you. Yes someone has to WIN them, but its a lottery really, not a structured auction.

    If penny auctions are your thing, this is a great site, if you think penny auctions are a scam, stick to EBAY!

    My 0.02$

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    QUIBIDS SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN says:
    July 8th, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    This is a LIE folks. Chris either works for the company or he is paid by the company to create a false review. You will lose your time and money. You will not win the item. Quibids bids for their own item against you and you will always lose. Look at all the 1 star reviews and then a few FALSE BAIT 4 star reviews. If you were smart you would pay attention to the 1 star reviews.

    Mr. Sucker says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 2:34 am

    NO HIDDEN COSTS? OMG! When have you ever gone to an auction and had to pay the company money to buy your bids, wake up. If this was an honest site you would be able to make your “penny” bids without having to buy your penny bids first. Plus do the math $60 for 45 1 cent bids??????? its been a long time since I’ve been to school but that’s not correct. Unfortunately I bit into the scam.

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    BB says:

    May 24th, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Like many others, I saw a couple positive articles/reviews on the site and let the hype of these “crazy deals” get the best of me… I put down my $60 for 100 bids and started after a watch I had been looking for forever. It was close to a $200 watch and some were going for only a few cents, some were significantly higher. Got caught up in a couple of bidding wars trying to win one, and finally ended up winning for $0.06. When it was all said and done, I spent $30-something on bids alone to win this watch (plus taxes and fees on the item won). But it was all good because I just won a $200 watch for $30, right? Flash forward to a few days later… I get an email saying they were having issues with the supplier and would not have the watch in stock (EVER apparently). They sent me the option to refund my money for taxes/fees/shipping and give me complementary voucher bids or offer me a list of items I could choose from in place of the watch. This list changed, usually daily, for about a week. At one point, they had about 13 different tricycles I could choose from, because that’s such a sensible replacement for someone who was in the market for a watch! I refuse to take the voucher alternative because that guarantees me absolutely nothing. I spent $75 on bids alone on the site, which resulted in the watch fiasco and 2 $10 Walmart gift cards. I’ve been emailing back and forth with them for about a week asking for other replacements or to get the entire value back in gift cards or returned to my credit card. I keep getting the same type “I’m sorry, these are the only replacement items for that product.” responses. At this point, I’ll take about anything I think I can turn around and sell on eBay to get my money back and be done with it.

    BEWARE – Quibids will take your money, time and in the end, probably anything you actually “won” as well.

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    Pennywise says:

    May 23rd, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    This is nothing but a scam disguised as a bargain. Save your $.

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    Penny Dai Penny says:
    July 4th, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Right! this is crazy! quibids is both auctioneer and the seller.. Quibids can just manipulate the auction and make it look like a person is bidding while in fact they’re the one’s who actually bid. Think about it, they can make it look like they’re the last bidder, so they will win the product(which is already theirs to begin with) and get the money too! This is a scam!!!!

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    Jay says:

    May 23rd, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    I’m STILL in the process of trying to get my gift cards sent to me that I won SEVEN MONTHS AGO!!!! I went for the gift cards bc it seemed like the safest bet (if the card was worth 25 bucks I’d just keep bidding until I won or I reached $25 in bids and buy myself out). The first ones never came… the second ones I received were canceled because they took two months to come (I didn’t know they were coming), and then the third ones never came. So now I have my second set of canceled cards and nobody knows what they are doing at Quibids to help me.

    If you still want to do it take this advice: think of everyone else bidding as an addicted gambler or someone working for quibids that sits there and drives the price up.

    A product that was sold for $5.67 is actually 567 bids (goes up .01) which is actually $340 (567 bids x .60 cents per bid). Obviously the $340 is not from just one person but if the product is a $100 gift card potentially 3 people could have reached the $100 dollar mark and bought it out. Plus shipping, plus tax, when you could have went out and saved your time and some money and bought it at the store.

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    anonoomus says:

    May 21st, 2012 at 11:58 am

    I signed up and got 100 bids for 60 bucks. I won 4 things 1st ring for .37 plus s&h, another gemstone diamond ring for .01 + s&h, a necklace for .02 + s&h, and pearl and diamond earrings for .17 + s&h now just waiting to receive my winnings. Should receive the 1st of my wins today according to the shipment tracking. So far I don’t see any problem with the site and if they are using bots that’s money lost for them not every bid made they receiving .60 because there bot bid 100 times minus that from the 2400 they made. Also I won auctions with extra bids which cost me nothing. And won an item for nothing even thou I made 15 to 25 bids for free. Also they aren’t making money on my free bids… So a lot more factors to think about…

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    Not Born Yesterday says:
    August 1st, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Right, because they could totally afford to sell diamond rings for $0.01. When does the Brooklyn Bridge bidding begin on Quibids?

    JUST NOT DUMB says:
    May 28th, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    If your stupid enough to get involved with quibid.you deserve to be ripped off. These people play on the human emotion GREED ! Just stay away. And after reading this & all the other posts you decide to get involved with quibids you deserve what you get… Enough said!

    Idiot says:
    May 27th, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    This guy works for them. This site is a joke and should be illegal to operate.

    fuck you says:
    May 23rd, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    the dude above me is right! you work for quibids!

    yeah right says:
    May 22nd, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    you work for quibids. why on earth would they sell stuff at a loss

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    Seth peebles says:

    May 17th, 2012 at 12:26 am

    Scam if it’s too good to be true it almost always is, and you can take that to the bank

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    Ali says:

    May 16th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE! They are thieves!

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    Carolyn Adam says:

    May 15th, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    I checked into the auction online for Quibids and found out all I got out of it was a charge for $60 on my credit card. I just looked into it to see if it was something I wanted to do. It’s a rip-off for me. If they would refund the $60 they owe me, I would think a little better of the company???? If anyone knows how to help me, please let me know.

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    Lobo says:
    May 27th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Try a Class Action Lawsuit for $100,000,000.00 for breach of contract, some attorney would love you, and you might actually get your money back. No, I’m not an attorney, but it seems no one (except the employee) got anything for their money.

    chris says:
    May 19th, 2012 at 7:05 am

    I would additonally contact the bbb or consumer protection agency– they may at least be able to help or provide valuable info

    S.J says:
    May 16th, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    As far as I just read on the website if you did NOT bid on anything you can get your $60.00 back. Try emailing the support@quibids.com (not sure if thats the actual email address. Check the website

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    chad says:

    May 15th, 2012 at 4:54 am

    i won two walmart gift cards. what i received in the mail was two different gift cards that wasn’t the ones i won. they didn’t send the right ones that i requested and couldn’t reimburse me because they weren’t the actual vendors for those cards. on top of that, i had to wait almost a month for another item that i won and i had a hard time getting an ACTUAL explanation as to why my order was delayed. i had to go through alot of b.s. i deactivated my account. i personally never want to do business with them. you actually win stuff but the hassles i went through just ain’t worth it.

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    CountryboySteveo says:

    May 14th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    It’s just like gambling. You really never know. Gotta be in it to win it. But be smart about it. Let the people that go crazy on bids bid on it for a bit Then Once you get that gut felling try a bid or 2 Just Don’t go to Crazy on the bids You don’t wanna lose all your bids on one Item.
    Also before you get into bidding on qubids or any auction’s try to research the item you want to bid on and see what the going rate really is and see how cheap you can get it for from other sites. And/or then Don’t be in such a rush to bid because if you are you might most likely waste and lose all your bids and the item you wanted. Like I said you never know though its a gamble.
    ALSO here is another good advice. When you have some spare time Try to spend some time studying on how much people usually bid on the item or item’s and that should give you a rough idea on how much it will cost you and it should give you an idea when to start biding…

    I will write more later if I get time. I already have book’s about auctions with a bunch of advice and tips but I already listed just a few good tips and I hope it helps you guys out.

    Going to bed gotta get up in the am with the kids night every one….

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    tampastampa says:
    July 11th, 2012 at 5:15 am

    That approach is stupid. It won’t work. QuiBids is rigged. It’s a scam.

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    duchainguyen says:

    May 14th, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    don’t get involved with quibids your $(bids )will go with your hopes, it’s a con , i lost 60$ +10% tax for a good lesson

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    kathy says:

    May 10th, 2012 at 8:45 am

    The site keeps popping up and it is interfering with my ebay and I do not know how to get rid of it! I am going to quit shopping online if i do not get rid of it

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    LCannady says:

    May 6th, 2012 at 4:40 am

    Here is a factual explanation of how some Quibids customers can get some great deals, IF they have good luck, good timing and the patience to wait out the competition and become a “winner.” Most likely, Quibids will not allow this posting, since it also points out the “obvious” way that it makes a lot of money from all those bidders who do not win (i.e., from the losers). The following information is for an auction that I started tracking this morning, when the listing showed that there was only about 5 minutes left in the auction. That was over 12 hours ago! At that time, the bidding was at just $0.15 for an item that was advertised with a retail price of $699.99, so I became quite interested. Meanwhile, here are the facts:

    Each bidder pays Quibids $0.60 for each bid they make, but the sale price is increased just $0.01 for each bid (The bids for some items go for a higher bid increment, like $0.02 or $0.05). This is a good way for Quibids to show that the final sale price appears to be very low…and sometimes it actually is, at least for the “winner.” If the “winner” wins the bidding for a final price of just $10, this means that 1000 bids were received on the item (1000 times $0.01 is $10). This also means that Quibids received a total of $600 from all of the bidders (1000 times the $0.60 paid for each bid), not including the $10 plus shipping that the final bidder (“winner”) will pay. If the final bidder has only had to bid just 25 times to get the item, and if the item retails for $100, the “winner” has received a very good deal for a total price of just $25 (25 bids at $0.60 each plus the sale price of $10), plus the shipping charge; the winner is, obviously, very happy with the purchase. Quibids is, obviously, also very happy with the sale, because it has sold an item the item that retails for $100 for a whopping $610 ($600 for the bids that were bought plus $10 for the final sale amount)…plus the shipping charge. Most likely, Quibids, as a reseller, got the item for a wholesale price, not the full retail amount, so their profits are even higher. Here is an even better case in point:

    For the item that I was tracking that retails for $699.99, the item just sold for $105.11 at 3:42 a.m. CDT (I was too busy writing this “helpful” essay to enter my bid!:o). This was apparently a very good deal for the winner, who somehow timed the bidding just right and got by with making very few bids during the last few minutes of the sale. It was a very bad deal for the several bidders who bid this thing up, while staying up into the wee hours of the night to do so. Of course, Quibids doesn’t care what time it is, because they get paid while they are sleeping…and they are VERY happy that they raked in a whopping $6,411.71 for this sale (The sale price of $105.11 means there were 10,511 bids at $0.60 each plus the $105.11 sale price)…plus their shipping charge! They probably paid no more than $500-600 for that item, so they sold it for over 10 times their cost. To be fair, I should also say that I noticed that several of these items sold for under $40, so Quibids only took in a lousy 4 times what they paid for the item.

    Bidding Tips: Do not bid too soon; just be ready to bid. Set a limit as to how many bids you will “waste” while tracking the item, because each bid drives up your total costs. Try to determine how long the bidding will last by counting and watching the other bidders and studying how they switch from single bids to “BidOMatic” bids. When the number of BidOMatic bidders gets down to one or two, it’s more likely that they will run out of bids, so that a single bidder can jump in and win the bidding at the last second. I suppose you could also try adding a BidOMatic bid late in the game, too, just so you are not beat out by someone with better timing of their single bids. Look for sales that are going on late at night (early in the morning) and midweek, when normal people are sleeping! Even Quibids advises you to try to get something for about one third of the posted retail price. Know what things are really worth.

    The above sale happened in the middle of the night on the weekend, when the normal people were still out partying…or maybe the winner just got home from a party and was just looking for a little more excitement.

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    whatthe? says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    what about the “only 5 minutes left” and the discrepancy of it actually being over 12? THAT really sounds shady to me, if they can’t be truthful about the actual time left for that particular auction then how can they be trusted at all?

    Mr. Random Name says:
    May 21st, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    I loooove E-bay. For me, E-bay is the best way to go.

    forthegreaterGOOD says:
    May 11th, 2012 at 6:20 am

    This post is exactly what I experienced. Read it very very carefully. I personally dont think the website is a scam but its not a great place to buy. Stick to Amazon

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    Rich says:

    May 4th, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Bad customer service. Bad site. Bad company. I signed up after stumbling across a positive article on the company. Wanted to give it a shot as they explained how it works pretty well (from what I thought). I ready “Quibids 101″ and saw that they were willing to refund your $60.00 bid package if you signed up and realized it wasn’t for you. I signed up and it was completely obvious that quibids uses bots to hike the price up on the consumer. I didn’t even bid once and sent a request to cancel and refund my account 55 minutes after I signed up.

    Now I’ve sent a dozen emails that have yet to get a response and I’m put on indefinite hold when I try to get in touch with their call center to clear it up.

    Buyer beware, this company is more disorganized and dangerous to your wallet than a Gypsy Circus.

    Stay far away and tell all of your friends.

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    Misstennyson says:

    May 1st, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    QuiBids Rocks! I won a Cuisnart Espresso Machine for $4.68 & Cuisnart Coffee Machine (with bean grinder attached) for $0.21! both are originally retailed at 199.00! I Also have won 6 gift cards $10, 15 & $50 cards for pennies on the dollar!

    With shipping: the espresso machine came to $21, and the coffee machine w/grinder $15.00. This was a major steal!!!!

    Qui Bids works, but you are investing money to bid. the larger package you by of bids, the more you will save per dollar.

    It’s a gamble, because you may win big or loose all your money. You need to become familiar with KEY strategies.

    1.BID WATCH: monitor it first because there are many auctions quibids will have on that item. Don’t be too anxious. Play the game like poker. Don’t show all your cards.

    2. TIME OF DAY: I EXPERIENCED that bidding late at night is NOT GOOD- because everyone is up! early morning hours 3-6am i was successful, and 8-11am is a good time because people are at work. I live on the WEST COAST (PST) so take the time zone into consideration. Friday nights are EZ wins, while everyone is out partying I was winning the gift cards like water! Raining cards.

    Again Qui bids is a gamble, but you may walk away with nothing or items for below cost! Good Luck

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    tampastampa says:
    July 11th, 2012 at 5:20 am

    QuiBids is a rip-off and you’re a fool to try to buy anything there. eBay is a safer and surer “bet”.

    DavyJay says:
    May 26th, 2012 at 2:09 am

    Is Quibids a good place to work?

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    Todd Billingsly says:

    May 1st, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Quibids is intentionally misleading. Personally, I haven’t used their site – but this synopsis gives a very good description of their business model (consistent with other sources, and very easy to follow).

    I say that they are intentionally misleading because of the qoutes from reputable newspapers and programs… they use excerpts from negative articles that sound favorable out of context.

    Example: “Fans of penny auctions say they mix the competitive charge of Internet auction sites like eBay with the suspense and gratification of flash sales and online [gaming].”

    WSJ: “Fans of penny auctions say they mix the competitive charge of Internet auction sites like eBay with the suspense and gratification of flash sales and online gambling”.

    Here is the link to the article if anyone is interested (may require password): http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111903392904576512280986981242.html?KEYWORDS=penny+auction#articleTabs%3Darticle

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    Irina says:

    April 30th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Please stay away from this site! I won an item in January, it’s April now, but I still have not received it yet. Quibids opened several issues on that (every time when I contacted them, they opened a new one…). No resolution, response do far. Awful customer service, just do not bid there….

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    BHSCOLA says:

    April 30th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    If you read everything from the start you will realize it’s more like playing the slots. Sometimes your lucky, sometimes your not.

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    Not Born Yesterday says:
    August 1st, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Except when you win at slots, you get your money. Sounds like when you win an auction you don’t get your item half the time.

    Just Lou says:
    May 7th, 2012 at 8:00 am

    …And just like slots, in the end you’re going to lose.

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    A bidder says:

    April 30th, 2012 at 1:06 am

    Right from the start I tracked my total costs for items I have won including how much I spent on bids to s&h Etc in an Excel spread sheet. Yes I have won a couple of items for less that the retail value but the total bids spent to get there cost more. So to tell you the honest truth based on simple math I have lost money.

    I would stay away.

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    Carol says:

    April 28th, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    QuiBids is a real scam all the way around- from sign up and beyond–beware and don’t go there!

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    Jay says:

    April 27th, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Here’s the main issue: Quibids is deceptive by changing the definition of known English language words:
    Simple solution: change the posted price from the word ‘dollar’ to ‘point’ and it will make a lot more fundamental sense.
    Eg: Item won with 1000 points (not $10.00)= bids totaling $600 + s/h, etc…
    Doesn’t answer everything, but it becomes a lot clearer. Oh BTW, really looks like they use bots!?

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    MLDTR says:
    April 27th, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Everybody is forgetting one calculation.

    If an ipad sells for $50.00 = 5000 bids = $3,000.00. But you have to take away the loss to the winner from this revenue of $3,000.
    If their cost for the ipad is $600.00, then it’s $3,000 dollars that came in, but now they loose $550.00, because they have to ship one ipad for $50.00. So their take away now is $2,450.00.

    Consider this when you do your calculations..thanks

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    bri says:

    April 25th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    well this is got to be up there along side of the pyramid scams as these guys ask u to buy 60 dollars worth of bids but wait they do not tell you it is in us dollars so you are paying even more if you are not in the us which makes this a big scam as the people from outside the us so say someone in new zealand will have to pay 74 dollars to get there 60 dollars of quibids 60 Euro should buy you 79.4 dollars worth of quibids and oz there 60 =62.20 this is going by current exchange rates so these guys are making heaps behind the bids and thats before you place your bid you get stung

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    capg says:

    April 24th, 2012 at 12:10 am

    But Ebay and Amazon sell a lot of a fake products… Quibids is a game thats all, you must to read the contract, if you dont do that, so dont cry, i was cheated two times for a best seller in Ebay, and they never help to me, QuiBis, AT LEAST gave notice that you can lose money, and that’s not stealing

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    Anonymous says:

    April 23rd, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    It’s not wise to compare penny auction to regular auction.
    Penny auctions are in a grey zone between the terms legit or scam but I’d put a little weight on the legit side. I would sort the nature of businesses like this putting the “cleanest” business on top.

    - Retail
    - Ebay Auctions
    - Lottery
    - Penny Auctions
    - Poker
    - Trivial Questions
    - …
    - …
    - MLM
    - Ponzi Schemes
    - Nigerian Scam
    - “You’ve won lottery” scam
    - and etc

    Among the booming number of penny auction sites with approximately 70% of them failing shortly after launch, Quibids is one of the best and biggest.

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    Anon says:
    April 30th, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    MLM? C’mon…Nike can have kids working in a sweatshop, making sneakers for 20 cents and selling them to us for $100+, but crucify the MLM guy because he’s out there selling the business opportunity?

    Car sales, gym membership/personal training sales and other high pressure sales should be below MLM then.

    Don’t confuse the business with people who try to scam using a business.

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    Ian says:

    April 23rd, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    first bid ever – won $100 Home Sense card …… to good to be true…..

    I made an experiment, I found few actions for about $100 value something with few ppl – 3 or 4 , as soon as I made a bid within the next few minutes there are 11-14 ppl bidding. I stop bidding and whoaaa , some one wins a $100 item for $0.39 WITH 14 ppl bidding ….lol …I played few 25 bids vouchers ($15 value) to the end just to see how it will turn out – guess what – won them all at the price of ~$3.50 – my cost was close to $20 each with delivery and BidOMatic.

    My wife wanted that Panasonic TCP50X3 50″ VIERA Plasma HDTV, and I am there…ended up with Buy It Now
    costing me over $700, but what happened is as soon as I ended bidding was WON by someone …

    My conclusion is – bot driven site – and probably most WON items are false – only advertisement

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    Kev says:

    April 21st, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    I never reply on these sites but this is too much. Do all of you whiners have no common sense with money? I mean really, Quibids is only a scam if you stupid enough to make it one. Whenever you are asked to give any personal or financial information online your 1st step should to to read the terms of the agreement! They tell you flat out in Quibids 101 not to bid if you can’t go the full price. Nothing that costs money is ever to good to be true, ALL the time! I am continually amazed how some people think they can blame a company like Quibids just because they THEMSELVES didn’t take the time to read the directions(small print). Who in their right mind would let a kid anywhere near their credit card information, to use online, without supervision?? Many adults are too careless to use credit cards much less the average child! I have 3 kids & they wouldn’t get within 10feet of my credit card without me watching.

    Quibids needs to make money & we want to save money so don’t blame them for doing their job when you haven’t taken the time to do yours!!

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    Azbw12 says:
    May 6th, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Man you are soooo stupid!! Your praising these idiots for scamming and making a filthy living!!!REALLY?

    Ed says:
    April 25th, 2012 at 11:57 am

    This is all true. However, I think the people who started Quibids could have come up with a nobler way to make money that is actually good for consumers and the economy. It may not be illegal, but why praise them for being jerks?

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    Kymbo says:

    April 20th, 2012 at 5:49 am

    Quibids is for people with lots of money and time to sit and fritter it away! Worse than gambling! Do yourself a favor, spend your hard earned money elsewhere! Not worth the money OR time!

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    Larry says:

    April 19th, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Look this is a game of chance. One person wins and a lot of people loose. It works pretty much like the lottery which is run by our state governments. I joined and I won my first auction with one bid. Now like the lottery which I won a few bucks on my first time I will most likely never score again.Just use self control and know at the onset that like Vegas the odds are against you.

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  • Rob Cantero says:

    April 18th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Actually the guy that wrote the article is wrong. Although it is hard to win because it is so competitive, you can get items for cheap. Above he said that you would actually pay $1,352.40 to buy an Ipad if the auction price was $22.54…That’s wrong. If the final auction price was $22.54 that means there were 2254 bids @ 0.60 each, he’s correct. Where he is wrong is that the winner didn’t make all 2254 of those bids…All of the bidders bidding on the item made those bids as a whole. So, the winner may have put in 150 bids to win which would equal 150 x 0.60 = $90 + $22.54 + $9(s/h). So, the winner would have won the Ipad for $121.54. The only thing that sucks is the other people that bid lost their money, so if they also bid 150 times they lost their $90.

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    dewayne says:
    May 5th, 2012 at 6:56 am

    No, he just clarified the OP’s statement, which is a good thing. It tells exactly what the winner pays, whereas the OP made a less clear distinction.

    Knox says:
    April 22nd, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Thanks Rob for repeating what he said.

    Earl says:
    April 20th, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Yes I think all the rest of us got it the first time!!!!

    Jackson D. says:
    April 19th, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    That’s exactly what the author said

    Strunk says:
    April 19th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    I think you just read it wrong.

    “So an iPad that retails for $499 but was won for the grand total of 2,254 one cent bids (or $22.54) which actually cost 60 cents each means that the iPad just sold for $1352.40.

    Though the person who wins the item usually has paid less than retail for what they have received, citing $22.54 as the winning bid is extremely misleading.”

    It clearly says that the person with the winning bid got the item for far less than retail. However, the money collected in the bidding is more than the item would have cost.

    steve says:
    April 19th, 2012 at 5:33 am

    You read wrong. He said that final cost of the item was $1,352.40, which is right, when you take into account every bid, including the winners, and the actual dollar value of it.

    say the price of an item you just one is $100.

    maybe you bid 25 times on it, so you pay $100 + 25 bid @ $.60 ea. that’s $115. But when you take into account the other 75 bids it took to get to 100, you have to factor $100 + 100 bids@ $.60ea = $160

    So the item may have sold for only $100, and YOU may have only paid $115, but the money they got for it was $160.

    The OP is 100% correct.

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    jellis says:

    April 18th, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Flat out it’s gambling not an auction. You buy bids. If you don’t win, you also lost. Meaning when you bid you don’t get your money back like you do with a real auction. So the penny auctions are making more money on the losers then they do on the winner. These websites should be banned.

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    DKendra says:
    April 26th, 2012 at 2:53 am

    Thank you. I thought I was the only one who saw that. In a true auction, only the person who wins pays out any monies; the bidders still hold theirs for the next auction. This “bidders pay too” business is for the birds.

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    Chris says:

    April 16th, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Simply do not waste your money on this site. If you do, you will be out of lots of money with nothing to gain but regret.

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    YahSoWhat says:

    April 15th, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    It’s NOT an auction site.

    It is a PAID PENNY SALE GAMBLING site. Somebody does win each item.

    If you don’t like the concept – don’t play!

    I like it and I will try it, but I have my eyes wide open.

    Woo hoo!

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    Karin says:

    April 15th, 2012 at 12:02 am

    I dread this sight, and I have learned my lesson. $60.00 for 100 bids, don’t even know if you win anything. Being a stupid, reckless person I was, I signed up and didn’t even know it charged $60.00 to my account. Everything is bogus about this sight, especially the bidding. It’s like they use bots against you so you won’t win anything, and they take you’re money away! I am unsatisfied with this site, they should close it down! QuiBids is a waste of money and time, and they don’t help with anything! Don’t be fooled by these hyenas, they take your money and don’t do a thing for refund, I’d think their laughing in your faces right now! Of course you don’t win anything, and they post fake pictures online about people getting their stuff and being positive! This penny-auction site is a no-auction site, those prices are too good to be true. And those standing up for this site, you’re all bogus, and fakers, liars! Even if you do win something, you’re probably not gonna get it. Fake stuff everywhere for you’re money, QuiBids is a cheap rip-off, the owner of the site is a fake too, like most free or cheap popular stuff! If you don’t believe me and you register, go to your credit card account and maybe you’ll believe me then. Go on real sites like eBay, or Amazon! (Though I prefer eBay.)

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    KS Boy says:

    April 14th, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Seems like a total scam. 1 penny bid bought for 60 pennies.

    So no. This is not a real penny bid web site and you cant get an IPAD for 20 bucks.

    There are probably some deals to be had but the marketing here is deceitful and deceptive.

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  • Mary Grant says:

    April 14th, 2012 at 10:54 am

    I was looking on a a site for hotel rates when this site QUIBIDS came up on the side bar as advertising IPADS for 43.00 dollars and for canadian residents only and only one per family. I entered the information needed to get on the site to bid/pay, and before i had a chance to bid,they took my info and said that I just bid 67.00 dollars but didn’t get the IPAD but earned 100.00 dollars in credits by spending 67.00 dollars on nothing for more bidding (which makes no sense at al if one thinks they are actually buying something in return for their money).Thats when my computer said on the upper right that there was suspicious activity so at that point, we knew something was wrong and when we tried to get out of the site. the whole screen faded and a rectangular area came up on the screen asking us to confirm our birth date over 18 ( and actual full date of birth), which we would not give so they could further steal personal info. When I didn’t put the birthdate they wanted ,it said go to customer service which I tried (many times) but it kept going back to the birth date constantly. My husband and I called the Visa Security centre to inform them about the scam/suspicious activity and ended up canceling our card because they were setting us up to SCAM US MORE. Glad to get out and this QUIBIDS scam company is nothing more than a license to steal. its fraud and set up to advertise to make people think that they are legitimate but beware people. PROTECT YOURSELF and your hard earned money from these devils.

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    RKR says:

    April 12th, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    I agree that this sight is very misleading. Their terms and conditions are not clearly stated up front. To me this is a scam. Companies should be up front on what they charge and what you get in return. Poorly organized sight. Not customer focused in my opinion.

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    Jessica says:

    April 12th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    I saw their add on TV so I decided to give it a look-see, considering almost every single other penny auction sites are frauds.

    Too be honest I was skeptical at first and yes, they do have sneaky ways of getting you to spend money. Bidding on an item is an adrenaline rush and in order to keep bidding and (possibly) win what you want, you have to buy the bids at .60 a piece.

    I do understand that they are sneaky and a lot of people are mad because they lost all their money. Well I was one of those people. I spent all my money buying bids. I did win a few auctions and THEY DID SEND EXACTLY WHAT I BID ON TO ME IN THE MAIL WITHIN THE 7-10 BUSINESS DAYS AS PROMISED. They do not lie.

    But they do what they do to make money. How else are they going to sell a brand new $600 IPad to you for only $14? If they didn’t do what they did, then they would be bankrupt.

    You can’t be bitter because you got carried away and lost all of your rent money. That’s your fault. Not theirs. They are just doing their job trying to make a profit. You should have been smart enough to know when to stop bidding.

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    Bob says:
    April 18th, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    The Winner IS a winner and does get a great deal on the Item BUT the losing bidders are REALLY LOSERS because they PAY and get nothing. Imagine bidding on Ebay and having to pay your bid even though you didn’t win…. That’s what happens here. One winner, 30 losers = 31 people pay… If you like paying (with deductions from your bank account) and getting nothing in return, give QuiBids a try….
    There is no free lunch.

    Dan says:
    April 18th, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Self-control and sticking to a budget. If you don’t understand how it works then you’re in for a shock. Stop blaming everyone else. It’s your responsibility to understand how it works. If you don’t want to lose money …DON’T DO IT! God, I’m sick of people whinning and complaining.

    Praveen says:
    April 16th, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    @Bill… If you spent a hundred bids for the iPad, it would’ve been $60 spent on bids plus the winning price (let’s say $15). QuiBids would’ve made 1500*.60 = $900 for a $600 iPad, but that doesn’t really matter to you. You spent only $75 on the iPad. How is that not a good deal?

    Bill says:
    April 14th, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Jessica you’re being fooled as Quibids doesn’t sell the $600 iPad for $14. That filal auction price of $14 is actually $840 (1400 penny bids at 60 cents each = $840) so Quibids made a profit of $240. They are not giving anything away. Whether you win or not you still paid for ALL your bids at 60 cents each. Think about that if you bid up an item by $2.50 you would have actually spent $150 and if you lost the auction you lost that $150. How do we even know that real people even win those items anyways?

    MK says:
    April 13th, 2012 at 11:02 am

    The site is still a scam though, like it or not. That is why I buy my stuff from a REAL site like Ebay or Amazon like I am doing right now….

    Mike says:
    April 13th, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Good points Jessica If anyone can make a valid argument against her points, i’d like to hear it. I haven’t gone on the site before but I’m thinking about it. Self control seems to be the operative phrase. If I spend .60 cents on 3 or 4 items and win one well below cost, why not? Set a budget and stick to it. Only buy something if it is a complete win for you. The fact that they are trying to actually “make money” does not phase me. I trust myself. Am I missing something?

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    Aussie simon says:

    April 12th, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    “BEWARE” prices change if you go in and out of the site (just hit the back then forward arrow) same products but the price goes up and down , not just up !! Don’t be a fool !

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    moemamaof3 says:

    April 11th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    I just got a call from my credit card saying that there was unusual activity on my card. Come to find out, my 12 year old son had used my info that is built in to his phone to purchase bids and participate in auctions. He spent $422.11 and all he won was a $25 gift card to Walmart. I contacted the company and they told me the only way I could even have a chance at getting a refund was if I had my son arrested for fraud and identity theft! And then theres only a Chance! When I talked to my son, he said that every auction he participated in, that when he placed a bid with seconds left on the timer, he would get notified that he bid too late and the auction was closed. That happened to him on 6 items he paid .60 for each bid. That’s how he spent almost $400. On bids that he mysteriously bid too late and mused the item. What a scam! The Customer Service Representative from quibids I spoke to on the phone told me KIDS can bid, as long as they have credit card info and enter in any birth date that makes them over 18. And that they are not responsible. The child is. And if you want any chance at resolution, you have to have them arrested. I am so angry with my child. He said that he didn’t know it was ‘real money’ because it claims to be for ‘Entertainment Only’!!! I can’t afford to be out $400. I don’t want to arrest my son. I don’t know what to do. But something needs to be done about this site!!!!

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    DOC8404 says:
    April 19th, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    You know that in the U.S. a minor is not legally obligated to honor any contract. So the contract he entered with the site is void. Contact a lawyer they will be able to get your money back.

    m says:
    April 18th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    listen Z, you are a real dummy,
    kids do things they don’t realize are wrong. Technology let’s a lot of information leak through the cracks, maybe this kid had her info to download veggie tales a few months back, and now thanks to USA it’s in there for worse or worse.

    When i was a kid i accidentally signed up for a penny cd program, and my mum had to come to the rescue and tell them to get off my back and stop sending me stuff, i can only imagine what you are going through now…
    GET the pullback, a refund should be possible!!! It sucks that these people aren’t accountable! :(

    May says:
    April 17th, 2012 at 1:15 am

    moemamaof3: you need to call your credit card company and file a chargeback ASAP, also report the card stolen or theft –that crappy company now has all of your info and will sell it to other scammers–another way they make money.

    Z says:
    April 15th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    It’s your fault for letting your 12 yr old have your credit card information that was most definitely not “built-in” to his phone .. Don’t blame the company for your short comings lol .. People like you crack me up, always have to blame someone else when u clearly were the one at fault

    GWH says:
    April 15th, 2012 at 2:34 am

    Just tell them you don’t know who charged it to his phone/your card. They cheated you and YOU didn’t authorize the charges so a charge back is still within your means. Your credit card company will always side with you in these cases when push comes to shove.

  • J Baker says:

    April 11th, 2012 at 11:53 am

    I saw the ad on T.V. and logged on and registered, I got a shock when they had billed me. Then I just followed a link to online chat with a representative. Explained my circumstances, and they promised a refund In the next two days. They’re cheeky but not crooks.

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    Eliza says:

    April 10th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    I wish I would’ve known this before I wasted my money on this horrible site!! It is a waste of time and money!!!! You never come out on top.

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    sims says:
    April 12th, 2012 at 7:06 am

    Me also, it does seem that you are playing against the computer

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    Tom says:

    April 9th, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    QuiBids is a scam. They just got purchased by the same people that owned dealfun – read up on dealfun so you have an idea of whom you are dealing with… sure, some people get lucky, most people just bleed chips or get outbid by bots, and eventually they will shut this site down the same way they shut down dealfun – by not sending product, and subsequently vanishing.

    Seriously, go do dealfun.com – see where they direct you to.

    Search for dealfun reviews, see how many people were happy in the twilight of their run – quibids is next, and you will likely lose much more than you gain.

    But hey? you want to keep these cats rich and get hustled and suckered, then sign up, you sheep.

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    Lilia says:

    April 8th, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    quibids is a scam.,, please avoid this site at all cost,,, please stick to ebay and amazon,…

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    joyce says:
    April 8th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    I agree…this is not an auction but an auction gambling site!

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    Edward says:

    April 8th, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Quibids is not an auction but a gambling site. In an actual auctions you don’t lose money if you don’t have the highest bid. Apparently the house gets the majority of revenue generated. Don’t get sucked in by these crooks

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    Bill Cubeonly says:

    April 8th, 2012 at 1:10 am

    I fail to understand how Quibids can advertise on national (Australia) TV.

    It is an appalling scam, is not an auction at all and should not be allowed to be advertised in TV.

    Disgusting.

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    SuziQ says:
    April 9th, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    I agree with your comment 100%. I can’t believe that either, that TV helps lure people into the hands of con artists!!!

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    Susan Y. says:

    April 7th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    I went on QuiBids and saw a Notebook it was at the price of $8.99 I had never been on the site before, and I had not read any of the information or anything about the site, and time was running out. I am needing a new computer very bad. So like stupid me, I clicked on it, then I registered. After I done so, it showed me my account, and of course I did not get the notebook, but I did get a bill for $60.00 for 100 bids. Which I did not even know I had done. The only thing I did do was to click on the notebook and then register and they took $60 from me. I have asked them to return my money and to deactivate my account and I told them I would never go back on their site again. At this time I do not know if they have refunded my money or not. I will just have to wait and see. So my advice RUN dont walk away from QuiBids site.

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    MonXciDe says:
    May 1st, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    PEOPLE, they can’t take your money unless you give them credit card info, and it clearly says the plan that you are paying for. From what I am reading this site is not for me, but I find it hilarious that I am finding people on here saying I just registered and I was charged 60 bucks without even knowing it. BS. you filed out your credit card info and did not read why, how else would they know where to route your funds from?

    Mo S. says:
    April 15th, 2012 at 3:51 am

    they charge you 60 bucks when you register and you get 100 bids. So you have 100 bids you can use for other auction items

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    Jaroslaw says:

    April 7th, 2012 at 9:51 am

    All these long letters – what did your grandparents or parents tell you when you were 8 years old? If it sounds to good to be true, it almost always is. End of story. I’m still sorry though for the people who got taken for a ride. Businesses are too often unscrupulous.

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    jm says:

    April 6th, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Sounds like I would be fighting against hundreds of people on every auction since most stuff they sell is very popular. For every 1 thing I would win out of 10, the $$$ lost in the items I don’t win sounds like it isn’t such a deal after all. That’s why I read reviews and stuff before I take the plunge, so I think I’ll pass on Quibids.

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    Malogrimm says:

    April 4th, 2012 at 5:53 am

    This site isn’t bogus unless your a mentally challenged person. It’s simple buy your bids in packs and spend them wisely. If you can control your urge to bid every 5 seconds than you will have a better chance to win. The website makes .60 cents for every time a person clicks but that’s up to you whether you wanna bid or not. I only payed 15$ for a pair of Dre.Beats and that included my bids spent,shipping and handling, and my winning price. This website is a good way to get the things you want for cheap and make a profit off of the items you buy. Some people make a living off of sites such as Quibids. Just bid smart and enjoy your purchases.

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    KichiKichi says:
    April 12th, 2012 at 7:16 am

    Malogrimm, you are, quite obviously, an exception to the Quibids rule. I’m glad it worked for you but, for every successful story, there are hundreds of lousy ones. If you read all of the posts before yours then, you know not everyone was clicking (and simultaneously bidding) “every 5 seconds”. Some never even placed a bid nor did they buy any packs of bids. Yet, this site still charged things to their credit cards. You are very fortunate that you’ve had luck with bidding and winning… so many others have not.
    Have a great day and hope you keep your luck!

    Never assume…. 9 times out of 10, you’re gonna be wrong AND it makes an a** of you and me.

  • Truth says:

    April 3rd, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Reason for Rating
    BBB rating is based on 16 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

    Factors that lowered QuiBids’ rating include:

    Length of time business has been operating.
    Factors that raised QuiBids’ rating include:

    Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
    Response to 870 complaint(s) filed against business.
    Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
    BBB has sufficient background information on this business.
    QuiBids is an online auction site through which consumers compete for the opportunity to purchase goods. Consumers are advised to read and understand all of the information provided on the company website prior to becoming involved with the process. The rules for purchasing goods through QuiBids’ auctions are different from other auction sites, in which potential bidders create an online identity, shop the auctions, and place bids on items of interest. At the end of the auction period, the bidder who has committed to the highest price for the item wins it and then purchases it from the seller. QuiBids is part of a next generation of auction sites in which participants purchase bids, then pay those bids toward the item of their choice. Whoever has invested the most bids in the item at the end of the auction reserves the right to purchase it; those who have paid bids into the pot in the hopes of winning the item lose that item and the bids paid toward winning it. However, if the bidder wishes to purchase the lost item, the bidder is able to purchase it using a Buy It Now feature. “Buy It Now” allows bidders to purchase the item at retail value, minus the cost of bids used in the auction. Some restrictions may apply. Additionally, QuiBids’ policy is to add time to the auction period each time a user places a bid; each bid adds time to the auction. The last participant when the timer runs out wins the product. Another practice for consideration by potential bidders is a concept that, unlike other auction sites, QuiBids’ auctions are not open to any interested seller. Products are sold new from the original manufacturer; should a buyer encounter problems with a product, policies are in place to address these issues. Consult the site and its policies for details.

    In August 2011, the BBB became aware that QuiBids.com completed an internal controls audit conducted by Grant Thornton, a well-respected accounting and professional services firm. Grant Thornton states that it performed extensive testing in order to determine that QuiBids maintains effective controls providing reasonable assurance that bids are place by bona fide users and does not manipulate the bidding process to inflate the bid price or affect who wins the auction (no use of bots, shill bidding or bidding by employees), and in addition, QuiBids maintains effective controls to provide reasonable assurance that winning auctions and ‘Buy Now’ orders are fulfilled (i.e. shipped).

    Of the complaints processed by the BBB since opening its file on QuiBids, nearly all of the disputes result from misunderstandings concerning the site’s “bid to buy” policies that could have been avoided if the bidders had read and understood the auction site’s design and policies. The BBB urges consumers to read and understand all of the site’s policies before becoming involved with an auction or purchasing bids. Consumers should also understand that the times reported by the site during the auction and real time may not match, especially at the close of an auction; this is not a deceptive action on the part of the site, but rather a function of computer software that may create apparent delays in processing information across the internet. Such delays may be caused by anything from the company’s servers to the consumer’s own online connection and computer’s abilities and do not necessarily mean that the company is cheating the public.

    The Better Business Bureau has processed a number of complaints from consumers questioning a $60.00 debit charged to their accounts after signing up for the company’s services. On the same web page in which users enter credit or debit card data, the sign-up form shows three times that the initial starter package includes $60 of bids. By completing the sign-up form, the user is purchasing those bids and whatever card is listed is authorized to be debited that amount. It should be noted that, also displayed on the same page is a “100% guarantee” promising satisfaction with the website and its services. Prospective users are encouraged to read and understand any company’s policies and guarantees prior to signing up for services or surrendering personal banking information.

    This is copied directly from the BBB website. So for all you people out there that think it is a scam or that they drive up bidding with bots or employees, HERE IS THE PROOF THAT THEY ARE LEGIT!!

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    Diane says:
    April 17th, 2012 at 9:14 am

    No where on their site does it explain the $60 charge. There is no contact number to reach anyone at, and the phone number that shows up on my bank statement does not connect to anyone! They do not represent the process clearly, and they are certainly a scam outfit. Misleading.

    dogbert says:
    April 11th, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    I spent an entire night and $200 dollars convinced that I could win a bid. After about 6 hours and 6 very close bids, I was always outbid by some user by a fraction of a second. It was almost like a bot was holding my bid and then outbidding me. This happened even when I knew that the price had gone much higher that it should have and I put my bids on auto bid in order to win the bid, still I got beat. I am convinced that the site is a scam and they use bots to outbid you. Never again, stay away. The money you will lose on this site should be better spent at eBay or at online stores. You will lose with these guys!

    rich says:
    April 8th, 2012 at 2:15 am

    this sounds like an employee trying to good mouth the company because of all the bad reviews……its a bunch of bs

    DDD says:
    April 6th, 2012 at 12:04 am

    Oh ya, If the BBB said it ,then it must BBB true…Ha Ha,Ha

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    Highly annoyed says:

    April 2nd, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    This site would be okay if they actually were telling the customer the truth about what was going on! They say that all bids are available for their customers to bid on and that is just not the truth! They have this section that is strictly for the beginners of the game to play. I am somewhat okay with that section because they do not allow anyone that has ever won a bid to win an action from that area, and actually if you have won an auction then you no longer have access to view any of those auctions.

    Now here is where I am furious about, It is NOT only the beginners auctions that they are restricting from bidders. They are allowing people that they pick and choose to be allowed to bid on certain items and the rest of us cannot. I don’t know about you all but there is nothing more annoying to me than to see an auction going and you click on it and instead of a place where the Bid is at you get an Unavailable instead. There are multiple people that have won at least 3 things each being able to bid on those items, and you get to just watch them bid on it when you want to bid on it too. But for you none of those items available when you search for them to try to find one that might have a Bid listed instead of an Unavailable but find nothing listed in the sites search results. Yet when you are not logged into their site then there is four items that showed up for auction within the next 24 hours. I got upset and sent an email to their support@quibids.com and this is the answer that I got in return for my question about why wasn’t I allowed to bid on a certain auction while others that had won multiple items were able to bid and I couldn’t.
    Blake, (CDT):
    Hi,

    Thank you for contacting support. All users on QuiBids are offered the same items to bid on, however auctions for the same items are offered at varying times for each individual bidder. The main reason for this is due to the high quantity of auctions and users that participate daily on QuiBids. By limiting these auctions, our main goal is to increase the chances of users winning items. QuiBids attempts to limit some auctions to participants of comparable skill, as determined by QuiBids, to enhance user experience and maintain a viable business model. In so doing, QuiBids may limit which auctions are available to particular users based on any factors deemed appropriate by QuiBids in its sole discretion, including experience of the user, historical success of the user, demographic factors, prior bidding and spending activity, and other factors. In particular, QuiBids may limit certain auctions to less experienced or successful users in any manner QuiBids deems appropriate to optimize the overall user experience of all QuiBids users. You acknowledge that You may be, and You consent to being, excluded from auctions at QuiBids discretion. Hopefully this helps provide some clarification on this topic.

    Our number one goal is to maintain a great user experience for all customers, along with balancing heavy strain on our servers. If the product you want is currently not showing, please continue to check back as new and exciting products will be added frequently! Please let us know if we can be of any further assistance, and have a wonderful day!

    Sincerely,
    Blake
    QuiBids Customer Support
    Note: QuiBids will never ask you for your password in an email or over the phone

    I went back and read in full detail of their terms page and found what I had missed at their http://www.quibids.com/help/terms.php but it’s right above the section that says “Odds of Winning Auctions” section. If I had seen that then I am sure I wouldn’t have wasted my time on Quibids.com. Lesson learned! I will use up all of my bids and close the account. IF you do not close the account after 3 years they charge you 5 bids every month, so just be warned.

    Hope this helps those that are thinking about joining this site, just know that you wont be allowed to bid on everything that others are allowed to.

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    mikeandrew says:
    April 7th, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Anyone here that gives positive comments on QuiBids are as bogus as the site lol

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    Chris patton says:

    April 1st, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    All these sites are rip offs avoid these sites at all costs

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    The Fool says:
    April 6th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    I agree i was stupid to not follow the advice you dont win any bids and end up losing tons of money

    Ajmal says:
    April 2nd, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    I learned my lesson. They are just stealing money out of your pocket. Just bogus…

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    GRR says:

    March 31st, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Definitely a gambling site. I have noticed several times where auctions will “close” with the “winner” paying only 10-30 cents for an item. The exact same item five minutes later is about to close, I place a bid and suddenly there are 12 other people bidding driving the cost of a $10 gift card up to where you end up using the “buy it now” feature. Of course two minutes later another $10 gift card sells for 10 cents. I really think they have employees who have unlimited “bid” accounts trying to drive up the cost of each item – and by cost, I mean the number of 60 cent bids. Remember, something that is $1 has actually cost the users $60 in bids. They act much like a casino – let you win $20 and then take the next $100 or more. Total scam.

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    Nate says:

    March 30th, 2012 at 8:41 am

    This company is a complete joke and are continuously ripping the American people off with false advertisement. They will eventually go bankrupt and I know that they will get what they have coming to them for ripping so many American people off. So soke it up while you can quibids owners, karma is a bxtch and you will eventually pay for what you are doing.

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    Craig says:
    April 28th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    They will get shut down, but the owners will ultimately come out with a lot of money. I really wish karma would bite them in the ass but it won’t.

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    docl says:

    March 29th, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Scam all the way. They make money and you get nothing for bidding. This type of website should be illegal. Please head the warnings.

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    Thevenun says:
    April 13th, 2012 at 1:47 am

    so if 10,000 people bid on something and only one persong wins then 9,999 people lose their money they bid with?

    Scam baby

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    asdf says:

    March 28th, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    I have only two complaints to this website. I hate it how the time jumps back up and slows down as it finishes the count down! That isn’t a fair auction! What kind of count down is that! As for the BidoMatic, they should really remove that function. What kind auction allows bidder to not have to pay attention to their bids! That isn’t a fair! I would admit that it is a cool feature to use, not saying that i did, but it is a feature that should be ban because the computer is doing the bid for the bidder. These are my reasons for quitting Quibids.

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    Investigator says:

    March 27th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Site is being investigated and company deceptions are being looked into. Thank you for your time and patience.

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    J. J. says:

    March 27th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Don’t fall sucker for this site. I don’t understand How I can try for an item one day and it sells after only 6 bids, then the same time the next day it sells after 450 bids. something seems fishey with this site.

    complete Scam and waste of your time and money. I got lured in and had to spend the 60.00 for inital “bids” and what a joke. the one time I hit BID with 1-2 seconds left and somehow it didn’t register and the time ran out item sold…hmmmmmmmm

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    RLM says:
    April 6th, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Same thing happened to me.It was easy to win at first then no matter what you bid on you always end up using the buy now feature and spending more money then what you would at a store.The place is a scam.

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    The Wise One says:

    March 26th, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    I absolutely HATE Quibids! On the outside it looks like a great site, and you save hundreds! But on the inside it is actually a site that rips you off of you money! And who wants this type of scamming in this economic crisis?

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    Carmelblob says:

    March 25th, 2012 at 1:23 am

    “a confidence game or other fraudulent scheme, especially for making a quick profit; swindle. ”

    By the very definition of the word this company is a scam. If someone is dumb enough to fall for….

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    Thanksgiving says:

    March 23rd, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    True rip in the sense of the word.
    The lure is obvious, what is not, is the actual cost of what you are bidding for in the heat of the moment.
    Hidden is the money spent buying bids.
    This is to be avoided.
    Thank you

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    Jennifer says:

    March 23rd, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Quibids admits that they will limit or remove auctions that you are likely to win as a way to make the experience “more enjoyable” for everyone!!! That is a scam!!! You should be allowed to bid on anything at any time!!!!

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    Pamela says:

    March 22nd, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    I thought Quibid was a scam too, but my friend (a real person) won a 850+ camera for $30 with only a couple of bids. He has the camera and it works great.

    I tried another site zbiddy (not as much stuff on there), but got 2 restaurant.com gift cards for $7 including S&H, and a USB flash drive for less than amazon (which has the best prices) with only 1 o2 2 bids each. Note: I observe some people pay much more and some people pay a little less. (Also I will see if I get these items in a timely fashion)

    I wasn’t too happy with the selection (quibid seems to have a better selection), so I contacted the customer service couple of times, always got a person right away, and they gave me a gas coupon for $100 and refunded me 1/2 the amount on the bids I purchased. So I’m out $50, but I’ve already got $100 to restaurants I normally eat at, and $100 in gas…so I’m trying the bidding for the bigger items to see if it’s a scam…really I’ve paid nothing. The only thing about the gas is it’s a rebate thing…so we’ll see if it really works.

    With that said, I am skeptically about trying Quibid, not bc I think it’s a “scam” per say…but because it is hard to win. They don’t have that many “hot” items and sometimes you get lucky (if you have nothing better to do than sit by your computer for 24 hours straight…) So depends on how “valuable” your time is. Also to me the deal I want is $10 for something over $500…but then that would be wishful thinking right. LOL

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    Duncan says:
    April 2nd, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Hey guys,
    What’s it like working for quibids? Tools.

    Brett says:
    March 25th, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Pamela,

    I agree with you 100%. I’ve had good luck with quibids in the past with gift cards to places I frequent often. My advice is to see what quibids has to offer you and decide whether or not it’s worth your time. Good luck!

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    wendy says:

    March 22nd, 2012 at 12:19 am

    I have been a Quibids member since Nov2011. I have one 3 items, a 15 bid voucher (won in one bid), a kitchen aid food processor 189.00 value (won in one bid)and a Kahlor(?)79.00 value food processor (won in one bid) I had super fast delivery in less than 2 weeks for each of the food processors. I am careful, I watch WAY WAY more than I bid and as you can see Ive done pretty well I think. Im not even going to attempt to bid on the electronics. I am content to win the under 200.00 items! I watch thru out the day and bid at different times sometimes not at all. As with anything with risk people just use your sense! If you play like a mad man prepare to lose like one as well! I will continue to play it safe and am having fun in the process. Out of my initial 100 bids I have won the 15 more plus the free ones they give off and on for a total of 129 bids. Won the above items and have tried my luck at a few more unsuccessfully but still have 55 bids. So I will take mt 55 remaining bids and continue to have fun playing safe and sensible!!

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    Peter H says:

    March 21st, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    I just joined em and in 3 hours worth of time I recouped my investment of $60 (yeah it charges you tight away—I thought maybe I was registering first, but I did research site FAQ and I can get a refund from them and since they have a geat BBB rating I decide to check out how things work. I am pleased with site and have saved some money I got a $15 walmart gift card total cost for bids and processing was $4.50 and i got a FM griffin car bluetooth transmitter for $10.60 total cost as well as afew other smaller items, so after 3 hrs I spent a total of $84 and received about $92 worth of stuff—satisfied customer. There are games on the site you can play to win bids–you do have to bid on game plays–read up on this first but I think its a good way to have fun and win some bids ex. wack a mole game I won 64 bids on and had fun. Anyway review the site and the FAQ before giving them your CC info and you should be happy

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    truth says:
    April 3rd, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    and you had to spend $ 60 in bids

    CessnaPilot4Fun says:
    March 31st, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Um… you spent $84 and got $92 worth of stuff in 3 hours. So you saved $6 with 3 hours of your time invested.. that’s $2 per hour. And that’s winning? Not in my book.

    If you’re going to prepay bids and spend time hunting items and bidding for them, you better be saving more than a paltry $2 an hour. That is ridiculous.

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    Medili says:

    March 21st, 2012 at 6:52 am

    The FIRST time i went to this Quibids Page My browser went Lagged And My Mouse arrow start showing Busy and can’t stop being Busy I hate SCAM sites GRRRRR

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    Just want service says:

    March 21st, 2012 at 1:20 am

    I decided to try it out. Read all the tricks and then started bidding. I won about 5 department store vouchers.

    Then my account was locked without warning. They wanted me to scan Id such as a license plus a bank statement saying that I had possibly breached an item in the terms and conditions but didn’t tell me which one.

    In the end I caved because I had already invested about $110 and I wanted my vouchers!

    I wanted them to tell me what I had done to breach the terms and conditions. They said sent a stock standard email addressing none of my questions and reactivated my account.

    After 14 days of winning actions, I received only half of my vouchers that I won. I wrote to them after another week and they said that the vouchers were sent back from my workplace (very strange because the first lot was accepted). Also, why didn’t they let me know that they were rejected from my workplace? I received two more vouchers in the mail and still waiting for a third (three weeks after my query) So it took me almost 2 months from winning the items before I received them and I still don’t have some.

    I can’t wait to get the final voucher and close my account. The worst service I have ever experienced. It’s a shame because I would have recommended them if they didn’t have such poor service.

    Also, the amount for postage and handling is a scam when they post items together.

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    SV says:
    April 5th, 2012 at 3:41 am

    I tried it out, and like you I wasn’t tempted to click just for the urge of it. It is a scam because you have the clock down to 10 seconds left, and the screen keeps announcing last 5 minutes to bid and yet, 30minutes goes by and you’re still bidding and the pool of people keeps increasing. Mean while the quibids is making money per click. WASTE OF TIME AND OF MONEY!

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    Brad says:

    March 20th, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    I haven’t ever created an account with Qbids but if you look at their “sign up” page and it shows you the “auctions” that are currently running…..hit the refresh page key a couple times and if you watch a single item you will notice the price changes up and down with every refresh and if you watch the supposed bidders names came across it is the same names in the exact same order……SCAM SCAM SCAM!!!!!!!!!!

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    Smith jay says:

    March 19th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    After watching a commercial I decided to create an account. I won a few gift cards but I noticed that when I am not logged in there were many more auctions available (several with no bidders or with one bidders) that were not available once I was logged in the system.

    To verify, I cleaned the cookies in my IE and viewed all ending auctions. Then in another window I opened Mozilla and logged in. I copied several ending auctions from the IE window to the Mozilla window. When you go to bid it says unavailable!!!!!

    So what this site is doing is to let you win a few items to lure you in and then they don’t make all auctions available but only a few with high traffic so that you keep bidding.

    I have not found the above procedure listed in their website, so I am sure they are violating some law. Someone is ought to close them down at least for misrepresentation of the bidding procedure.

    AVOID this site!!! I haven’t visited any other penny auction sites but I am sure they do something similar if not the same.

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    Susan says:
    March 26th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Absolutely true, total rip off. You pay a dollar to bid a penny? Then you never win anything because it’s all rigged and they take your money with impunity and don’t care what affect it has on you. These are evil people and thieves. AVOID QuiBids completely or lose big time. You won’t gain anything, that’s for sure. If you want a legitimate auction stick with eBay.

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    ertddf says:

    March 19th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    After watching a commercial I decided to create an account. I won a few gift cards but I noticed that when I am not logged in there were many more auctions available (several with no bidders or with one bidders) that were not available once I was logged in the system.

    To verify, I cleaned the cookies in my IE and viewed all ending auctions. Then in another window I opened mozzilla and logged in. I copied several ending auctions from the IE window to the Mozzilla window. When you go to bid it says unavailable!!!!!

    So what these scammers are doing is let you win a few items to lure you in and then they don’t make all auctions available but only a few with high traffic so that you keep bidding.

    I have not found the above procedure listed in their website, so I am sure they are violating some law. Someone is ought to close them down at least for misrepresentation of the bidding procedure.

    AVOID this site!!! I haven’t visited any other penny auction sites but I am sure they do something similar if not the same.

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    skipthemelodrama says:

    March 19th, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    There’s no doubt the advertising as it relates to prices paid is misleading, but I wouldn’t call the site a scam on that basis. They’ve delivered whatever items I’ve “won”(i’ve only bid on gift cards mind you) on a timely basis as advertised. But here’s what I find makes it (and probably all other penny auction sites) a hugely disappointing site for the vast majority of participants:

    - Merchandise: over 2/3rds of the auctions on the sites are for other bids. Kind of flies in the face of their own recommendation of only buy things you’re willing to pay retail for (I wouldn’t pay a plug nickel for a bid that can’t be used in acquiring the item under the “buy now” feature). While this may be a way to buy cheap bids, it’s also the reason the hard core players win most of the time – they invest huge dollars in bulk bid buying so they can afford to run up the bids on items the casual player actually wants. In any given hour outside the heavily trafficked 11:00-5:00pm times, there may only be 2-3 “real” items up for auction.

    - Time of bids: the site basically shuts down from 11pm to 9am (EST) so the few auctions available during the off hours attract too many bidders and the more frequent auction times are when most people are working.

    - “Bid busters” – the site proclaims it places limits on the number of times the same player can win in order to allow everyone a chance. (ie: the sharks who have nothing better to do but follow the site, buy bulk bids and steam-roll the casual player). But in the same breath, they allow players to bid on “auction busters” to get around the limit! Ask yourself who would be bidding on these type of packages except for those who have won multiple times already!

    - Shipping and handling fees: can represent a significant percentage if the underlying value of the item. All gift cards carry a $3.00 S&H fee…so you’ve already lost 30% of the value of a $10 card before you even start!

    So yes, there are most definitely a few who probably reap huge deals on the site on a regular basis. But unless you’re willing to spend CONSIDERABLE time and a fairly large investment in acquiring cheaper bids on auction…you’re a sheep amongst wolves. Not worth the time or money in my estimation.

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    ForReal says:

    March 18th, 2012 at 4:51 am

    I did a tally of 16 iPad2 16GB WIFI sold in last week and the average price per Ipad2 is $37.68. That is 3,767 bids at $0.60 USD per bid works out to $2260.2.

    That’s how much they earn for every iPad2 they sell. The same iPad from Apple directly costs $399. Quibids buy them for $399 from Apple, and sell them a large collective for $2,260.2USD pocketing a whopping 1,861.2 in profit or a 566% ROI.

    It’s a new model all right. A new model to scam money from those who are too stupid to do the math themselves.

    I love how QB calls this a ‘game’ and not a ‘gamble’. Of course it’s a gamble. The collective spends $2,260.2 USD, and only one of them walks out with an item. Just like a lucky door prize.

    But you say that if you keep at it, you won’t spend anywhere near 2,260.2 and still get to walk away with a bargain. Tell this to the guy who spent ‘only’ $60.76 on the iPad2 (plus taxes and shipping). Too bad that bids alone would have cost him an odd $729 in the process. You keep going until you basically lose. Kind of like Russian roulette in a way..

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    GMM says:
    March 19th, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    not only that. The scam is even worse:

    If you are not logged in the website there are many auctions available to bid (several with a couple of bidders). Once you log in there are only a few with high number of bidders.

    To verify, I selected one auction with one or 2 bidders and only 1 minute to end. I then logged in and to my surprise the site was not letting me bid saying that the auction is unavailable. I did the same for several other items (clean cookies in between) and was getting the same. They make available only a few items once you log in and these items are the ones with the high traffic….

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    Steven Malm says:

    March 18th, 2012 at 12:45 am

    I’m unsure if the star rating refers to the opening review, or the company being reviewed. The opening review was decent, but still tolerant of the lack of integrity of the Company being reviewed.

    Simply, Quibids ia a gambling site which has masked itself as an “On-line Auction” to avoid licensing issues.

    This quote from their “How it works” section says it all, “So at least you had a chance at getting it at a discount, eh?”

    Essentially you purchase gambling tokens which they call bids, at u$0.60 each. The only thing that is guaranteed is that each bid you place will cost you sixty cents, whether you actually receive an item or not.

    They purport to be “Just like a live Auction”, but in reality there is a reason sellers hire a third party auctioneer to handle the bidding process. Simply, the auctioneer is there to prevent “price fixing” and to ensure everyone gets a fair chance to bid. In this case, the “Seller” and “Auctioneer” are the same entity and there is no way to ensure they two will act to keep the other honest and above board.

    In my opinion, anyone who actually believes this is a legitimate auction site validates the saying, “A fool and their money are soon parted”.

    As to the poster who cited “Caveat Emptor”, the only thing you can actually buy there is their gambling tokens. These can be applied toward the full purchase price under their “buy now” option, but that doesn’t really work out to be much of a discount really. One may as well bid only once then exercise the “buy now” option, to end up paying the same price anyway but saving the hours which can be better applied to other activities.

    There mere fact that the price in BOLD print is 1/60th of the actual cost before taxes and shipping qualifies this as a scam.

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    Joey says:

    March 17th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Boy do I disagree with the negative reviews! I saw my first Quibids commercial last night on TV. This morning, I signed up to give it a try. At first I was like, oh no, I have to pay 60 bucks in order to buy a bid package? However, that’s okay, because I’ve been playing around on the website and here is where I stand right now (and I am a rookie is just learning the ropes!):

    -Garmin NUVI retail value $180–I paid 25 cents plus $11 shipping (total $11.25) I placed 6 bids total, or $3.60 in bids.

    -$25 Subway Sandwich gift card–I paid 21 cents plus $2 shipping (total $2.21) I placed 4 bids, or $2.40 in bids

    -$25 CVS gift card–I paid 10 cents plus $2 shipping (total $2.10) I placed 3 bids, or 1.80 in bids

    It is NOT difficult to win these bids. You just have to use common says and pay attention to how it works. The example given in this article of paying for 2,254 bids is ridiculous. Nobody would do that (at least, nobody with common sense would). You just need to wait to click “Bid” until the auction is down to 1 or 2 seconds remaining, and then cross your fingers that you get it. If you do, great! If not, try a few more times but just don’t sit there bidding over and over because that won’t do anything—there will always be people out-bidding you. I love this website—I can easily see myself making some nice money here. The Garmin NUVI that I won is something I’ll sell on Craig’s List for $150. Sweet!

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    Terry says:

    March 17th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    So I won a Kindle, second generation and it wouldn’t work. So I called Amazon to try to figure out the problem. Turns out the serial number is registered as a lost or stolen Kindle. So now it won’t work at all as it is blacklisted. Makes me wonder where Quibids gets its merchandise! I have tried to contact them but nothing yet. I would be very careful with this site.

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    reyasmit says:

    March 17th, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    I too went into Quibids with eyes open and in fact won 6 items plus extra bids auctions. I did try on several occasions (unsuccessfully) for an ipad; My only wish is that I had a financial interest in the company itself. For example several ipads went for around $60 or more that is 6,000 bids @ 60 cents = $ 3,600 to Quibids – not a bad profit for an item worth around $600 retail (no doubt Quibids would get them a lot cheaper than this).

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    Obvious says:

    March 16th, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    If you go on the site for a few seconds, you should be able to see that this is not worth the money. The How It Works section explains that bids are $0.6 a piece.

    Of course this is bad deal. I am just surprised that anyone would actually bid on this site.

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    QuiBidder says:

    March 16th, 2012 at 10:51 am

    This is a shocker…. what a rip off. This site has 2 stars….? why such a high rating?

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    TSM says:

    March 15th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    If you play smart it is not a scam and they give you plenty of information to make sure you don’t get yourself in over your head. Essentially if you do, you didn’t research enough. They tell you not to bid unless you are willing to go all the way and then you are given the opportunity to purchase your item with all of your bids going towards the item purchase if you do not win the auction or have already spent enough. All of this is written and explained on their site so this does not make them a scam. What does make Quibids a scam is that they changed the ad and auction item after the auction was done and after we purchased it. They denied it and we had no proof. Total false advertising. We should have printed off the page. It really is a dumb way of doing things and we will never again do any penny auction.

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    Skeptic Al says:
    March 17th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    So, it’s not a scam, but it is??! LOL Clearly, as this page has very eloquently spelled out, it is a brutal scam.

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    Gunter says:

    March 15th, 2012 at 9:07 am

    This Quibids is a ripoff, they are a corrupt business. Never bid with them. I hope they close down or get sued.

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    Ron says:

    March 14th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Quibids is like a game you pay to play at a carnival. You buy some balls and throw at the bottles hoping you’ll win a prize. But each ball you throw costs you money and eventually you may “win” the prize only to discover you paid more for those balls than the prize was worth. I don’t play carnival games.

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    Bob says:

    March 14th, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    You’re a sucker if you fall for this. Who in their right mind thinks they can get things for so cheap? I mean what is wrong with people?

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    QuiKid says:
    March 15th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Well, you can cheat the system by using a Visa gift card. Yeah, I’m cheating the system that’s cheating me!

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    jillydoll says:

    March 14th, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    I understood from the get go that I would have to pay for my bids, what I wasn’t expecting is that in just signing up they charge you for a packet of bids you cant just pick a packet, then you have to sit there and keep watching you bid, every time a bid is made 10 to 20 seconds is added to the time, bidding on one item cost me 2 1/2 hours and i wasted 50.00 for nothing. they say its like a real auction adding the time but at a real auction you dont have to pay for your bids. if you leave for a ew minutes and go back your item you have been bidding on is sold. not worth the time or money.

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    Larry says:
    March 15th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    This is exactly what happened to me. Well the automatic charge to my card. Well I emailed them instantly and told them this was a mistake and that I was simply checking out the site. I went on to say that if I dont hear from you within the next 24 hours I will have no choice but to contact my bank and have the charge reversed. That is the great thing about using a credit card. No matter what, you can go to your bank and scream fraud and no one gets anything until all is straighten out.

    Needless to say I received an email promptly confirming my refund

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    rikkie says:

    March 13th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    If their countdown bid clocks do not count down but bounce around why would you even begin to believe a legit auction……scam in my book.

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    Be Smart says:

    March 13th, 2012 at 4:51 am

    If you have the habit of carelessly glancing over a website and then proceeding to enter your credit card information in with out 2nd thought, Quibids (and every other site where you purchase a product) is not for you. I am flabbergasted at the amount of people here that say it is a scam! You people let me down by not being qualified to write a review.
    Quibids was the 4th place I tried because of you when I should have went there first. **Here are indisputable facts of why they are not a scam!
    1) Just because they charge for bids does not make them a scam: I saw 3 times where it told me that I must buy bids to play before and during registry. If you decide to not read the rules and then give a company your credit card, Keep your opinions to yourself on reviews. 2) Quibids buy now feature makes the risk 0 with real bids. You can only get the item for retail or cheaper.
    3) Their customer service went above and beyond to help me with my issue I had.

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    Say wut? says:
    March 16th, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Did you just tell people to keep their personal opinions out of a review?

    Are you new at this?. Business thrive on product and customer service reviews all the time!! IE YELP and the star system on both ebay & amazon.

    People can be easily baited into giving out credit cards when something seems too good to be true, it’s deceptive business practices.

    The commercials say you can get a new car for $1800. I’d call that scam worthy

    gimmeabreak says:
    March 15th, 2012 at 2:55 am

    Yeah, and that chick on the commercial is hot too. I’m going to quibids.com RIGHT NOW!!!

    lmfao

    Be smart. Don’t try to out-scam a scammer. Stay away and let the thieves play with each other.

    jonny says:
    March 13th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    how much are the bids

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    conned says:

    March 13th, 2012 at 1:26 am

    Just avoid them like a plague. They are ripping people off. They just rubbed me, I was charged $23 for just trying to find out how it works. Do not trust them.
    Conned

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    player2 says:
    March 25th, 2012 at 8:54 am

    They dont just KEEP your money and make your bids history.If you purchase the bids and you bid until you have exceeded the value of the item including price currently listed in bidding auction plus bids(at .60 per bid)spent they will pull you from the auction and tell you that you have now bid more than the item is worth and you can BUY IT NOW for s/h or fee.They are actually preventing you from getting caught up in the bid war and bidding past what the item would be worth to you.If you chose not to purchase the item(they offer it for 2 hrs after the auction ends)then its your fault you lost the item.

    The only time the computer wont stop you is if you are using voucher bids-ones that were won from the company in bid voucher options or attached to products or in a gameplay win.Those bids have zero monetary value toward purchase price-as you did not pay money for them-only bought bids that cost you money in bid packs will apply to purchase price as monetary value.

    ex.-You buy the initial bid join pack(60.00=100 REAL MONETARY bids)
    you bid on a 10 gift card 15 times(15x.60=9.00)the card is at a bid price of .55 cents if you try to bid time #16 it will tell you that you are bidding over the price of the product and utilize the buy it now feature and you pay s/h….because 16x.60=9.60+.55=10.15.

    They arent ripping you off they are preventing you from getting caught up and not realizing how much you are spending because you want to WIN-

    moneypenny says:
    March 14th, 2012 at 3:20 am

    Hey so just a heads up,

    K, so the other night I was bored and I saw this infomercial about this site called “Quibids”, If you watch late night teletoon or TV tropolis you may have seen it. So anyways I decided to sign up and buy the intro 100 bids for 67 bucks or something like. After bidding on an item for quite a while I got a message saying :you can’t bid on this item anymore, you’ve bidded the cost of the item.” WHA??? two bids later someone won…. but the bids I invested are history. What a waste of my money. I contacted customer services and they said that they don’t want us to pay more then the item, but you don’t get the money back for the bids…. They just keep it. Sneaky sneaky sneaky.

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    Robb Long says:

    March 12th, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    There is a special place in hell reserved and waiting for the people who are behind this immoral, sleazy business.

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    joan says:

    March 12th, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    60 cents for 1 bid..scam

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    Bobo says:

    March 12th, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Clearly as you read these – one 5 star to several 1 star. IE: those 1 stars subsidized the 5 star. It’s just a pyramid type Ponzi scheme. Just know that going in… you can win, or lose – but like some said have fun regardless. Don’t get pissed at the guys the figured out the loop hole because you were stupid. Personally – I’m not bidding on anything there. Honest buck, pay the price, everyone happy. Have fun!

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    Nacho says:

    March 11th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    If people are just a bunch of sheep let them lose their money. The only thing worth getting on there is probably the gift cards. Just remember to buy them during the week because everybody has time on the weekends to bid. It’s not a scam only the sheep think its a scam because they were to stupid to do the math.

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    Majesty says:

    March 11th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    If you are looking at this comment understand that “Quibids” is a complete scam!! I promise you. I saw a commercial advertisement last night and I tried it once I woke up that next morning. I went through their membership process where I purchased my first 100 points for $60. I read everything before signing up and thought it seemed I would have a reasonable chance of winning. At first I did win, a $10 outback gift card, $25 chilli’s gift card and felt a little confident about buying more bids to go after a little higher price level item.

    I noticed that the biding process was always shorter when I did not place a bid, meaning I would watch an auction until the item was sold and the winning bid on like an Xbox 360 would be $22.17 but the next auction that came around I placed 3 bids and watched that auction end at $52.86.

    I somehow at that point still thought – “maybe I was just being too cautious”? So I bought 300 bids like a fool for $180 bucks and went after a higher bid like a laptop retailing at $749.99. I waited a while before I started bidding. The current bid when I placed my first bid was around $32.65, so I was sure the odds was on my side. I turned on the old handy “Bid-O-Matic” and kept resetting it 25 bids at a time until I reached 136 bids!!! I stopped right away because I realized that no one in there right minds would continue to bid against 136 consecutive bids at that point in the auction.

    I just now checked that same auction and it is still climbing at a current bid of $62.12 (I stopped roughly around $41.05). Too make things even worse its the same usernames that I was bidding against!
    I strongly urge you to reconsider spending your hard earned money on a scam like this. I cant even get the $81.60 back because I used it in the bid and Quibids will not refund any money used in any bids. I will end off saying I am one of the people who just read the comments on things and never write one of my own, in fact, this is my first one ever! I swear on my two daughters! Quibids is a scam people!

    YOU’VE BEEN WARNED!!!!!

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    atul says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    thank you

  • Alison says:

    March 11th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Thanks so much for these reviews. I’m in the market for an iPad 2, and saw the commercial for quibids and thought I might go down that route. But after reading this, I’m glad I looked into it first, I will not be joining that scam. “if it sounds too good to be true….”

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    Steve says:

    March 11th, 2012 at 1:08 am

    I was first impressed by the video and large signs of discounted prices.However Ryan seems to be the only smart person here on the reviews.After reading the first 20 reviews I too read “how it works”on the QuiBids website and it simply is put there in black and white.This “game” of bidding is the best money making business I have seen in awhile.All I can say is always read up on any company asking for your credit card info before using the service.Don’t write a bad review because you were the one to sign up before reading the terms and Conditions. Seriously can’t blame anyone else as “YOU” the consumer has made.

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    samus says:
    March 19th, 2012 at 10:15 am

    so its ok for a website to prey on the desperate as long as they write the rules somewhere in the fine print? oh ok then. i guess morality is for chumps

    Jeff says:
    March 16th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Sounds like the people saying it is not a scam have too much money invested in it already and are trying to convince us so they can get something back.

    Dave says:
    March 15th, 2012 at 8:45 am

    You may be right but it is misleading advertising

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    foxxy says:

    March 10th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Calling a news company to investigate this “SO CALLED” company, and the BBB.

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    Jos says:
    March 13th, 2012 at 12:06 am

    It IS a company! Even though I just heard of it, I think it sounds great! You have to be able to strategize, but it is a legitimate business!! Like Steve 2 comments up wrote, you can’t blame the company because you’re not bright/savvy enough to figure things out! Sorry, but buyer beware! Educate yourself and take responsibility for your actions. The details are outlined for you!

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    annalee says:

    March 10th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    I actually stumbled upon quibids by accident one day while touring through the web on my ipod. Figured why not? Well, I’m not an idiot and I understand mathematics and probability, etc. Thing is I guess that I did okay, I won an apartment sized washer and then a dryer, both for under $1 then I won two Cuisinart mixers (the big ones) each for about $5.25. Then I won two of the Keurig Coffee sets, each at under $7. I have however found that it is very addictive and incredibly insidious. I think what I have experienced since those wins probably feels exactly like life is like for an alcoholic or a gambling addict and I didn’t even know it was happening although I knew. They use the bait and switch as well. there is a spot where they ask for suggestions on what you would like to see for sale. I quite openly said I want to have a Roomba. Within the next two days a roomba came on the site and of course I bit. Then I got an email stating that it had been withdrawn from auction – no reasons given. It’s not like they didn’t auction off others over the next week or so it appeared. But I took that – things happen after all. I too have had the problems with the site freezing at the last moments – it took me a while to forgive my mouse for that one. It is very easy to be caught up, you run out of bids- no problem just click a button and you are set again – no actual cash to count no card to dig out no PIN to put in, no time to think twice just another click on the keyboard. Bottom line – I have sworn off quibids for the sake of my own sanity and for the sake of my bank account which has taken an amazing beating over the last couple of weeks without me really noticing it. I still have 13 bids left there but I’m not even going to try to use them – it could all become a vicious circle (click, click). Stay away unless you are into self abuse and have an endless amount of time and money to throw away.

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    glighting says:
    May 31st, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    I to have problems with freezing have lost money, always freezing wen i think i have won.

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    ihatequibids says:

    March 10th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    quibids is fake, I can’t believe they are running commercials on tv and can’t wait until they’re arrested for wire fraud

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    machel says:
    March 17th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    me too!!!! it seems to be very predatory!!! like the sales man that comes to the old ladies door and talks her into all her money because his going to triple it. thief’s!!!

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    Ipada10850 says:

    March 10th, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    QUIBIDS is the best, I win all the time by using my strategy, most bidders give up in the end and then I win. Most bidders who have lost a load of their bids when bidding against me now see me bidding and stop allowing me to win things at very low prices.

    and new comers dont fair any better in fact bring them on I love wasting them in the bidding ring!

    I’m winning loads today already, I am the king of QUIBIDS no once can beat me now, no one is prepared to challenge me.

    Ha ha

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    Ipada10850 says:
    April 27th, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    There is a natural point in the process when too many people try to take over so I move elsewhere to other sites and start again. Watch out for gintass wam37 kingkong335 on quibids. They are the ones to take on next!

    whitewash says:
    April 23rd, 2012 at 7:10 am

    Too bad you don’t win anymore mate. You’re just a bluffer these days.

    ipada10850 says:
    April 7th, 2012 at 7:25 am

    To Honesty

    you say I’m an idiot – ha ha ha

    you cant spell either

    Your should be you are or you’re

    So I guess that makes you an idiot as well – ha ha ha

    Bullsnit says:
    April 5th, 2012 at 1:42 am

    What kind of person stops bidding at the end… Thats when the majority of people want to bid, so they can be the last, you make no sense and contradict how auctions work.

    Honesty says:
    March 17th, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Your an idiot, you can’t even spell one correctly you spelled once. You should bid on a new brain, humility, and kindness because you sound like you need them all. And since you’re the king of Quibids why not win some really good stuff and donate it to charity, instead of being selfish and seeing how much you can rake in for yourself!! Greedy & egotistical!!!

    vracan says:
    March 13th, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    It’s a scam when they lead you to believe you can get an ipod for $22.54 on nationwide TV!!!

    Fruda says:
    March 13th, 2012 at 7:36 am

    Somebody’s just a wee bit full of themselves, aren’t they? Oh well, feel free to continue emptying your bank account and making a bunch of foreign scam artists rich Mr./Mrs. Ego.

  • james says:

    March 10th, 2012 at 10:44 am

    the old saying there is a sucker born every minute. Stop chasing what seems like an impossible thing and you wont get burned. Little logic goes a long way folks!

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    Brian Potter says:

    March 10th, 2012 at 12:37 am

    They might rip you off by charging .60 cents for a .1 cent bid, but they also allow you to bid on bids. you can bid on bids and pay less then straight up buying bids. And if your smart about your bidding you can be successful, without paying too much.

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    Tony Wong says:

    March 8th, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Quibids is not scam, and it is real business which they are smarter than consumers. let do the math. $0.60 cents per bid (each bids = 1 cent increase in auction) the Ipad 3 cost $699.00 retail, Quibids sold to winner at $47.00 ( most the time auction sold for $87 – $128 )

    $47.00 x 100 (each bid increase 1 cent) x $0.60 (per bid) = $2,820.00 ( for an ipad 3)

    they collected $2,820 for $47.00 an Ipad sold to winner. (all robot automatic set for winner) human can not beat the robot. just like google robot.

    so next time do not look at the small number, do the math first before spend your hard earned money!

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    Bal1 says:
    March 14th, 2012 at 5:32 am

    Milhouse, Brian Potter and Be Smart – are you working for Quibids by any chance?

    It is clear from all these comments that if you go to Ebay instead of Quibids you can get all the thrill of bidding and winning items, while knowing exactly how much you are really paying. Why waste your money in a scheme designed to con you into thinking you are getting a bargain when in fact you are paying vastly over the odds?

    Personally, I know there are plenty of people out there who are bad at math and just want a bargain, but I don’t think they deserve to be scammed just because someone else is smart enough to do so.

    milhouse says:
    March 11th, 2012 at 2:31 am

    Your math is right, but who cares how much money they make? The winner still won the Ipad 3 for $47 (plus number of bids winner invested).

    The key to the site is to win and minimize the number of bids. I’m not sure what you mean by “all robot automatic set for winner”, but the external audit performed verified the bids were not performed by employees, or shill bots on behalf of the company.

    If you’re bidding on an ipad 3, I am sure it is a very popular auction and therefore very difficult to win. This doesn’t make it a scam, just know what you’re getting into.

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    Ron says:

    March 8th, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Quibids Sucks, big time! I was in the bidding battle and it was down to me and another guy. All of a sudden my actions were frozen (I couldn’t continue bidding) because their site locked me out and asked me to “Click, if I’m back”. I was never gone and the other bidder won the item by the time I could log back in. I lost 50 some bids and when I complained they told me “Sorry, you’re out of luck.” What a bunch of A-holes.

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    hate scams says:

    March 8th, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Has anyone noticed that you can look at how much recently sold items went for by clicking the … it will say this item sold for 1.95 2.77 … but it will always be a low low amount and if its a TV when you click the … it will say there are no results for these items. WHY? why don’t they want you to see what the televisions have sold for maybe they don’t want you to wait til the price get up higher but to start when its low so you have to spend a ton of bids. Quibids might not be illegal but they definitely walk the line and cross it morally.

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  • Nancy says:

    March 8th, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    How do I contact these people to close an account I allowed my grandson to go onto without investigating it first?? Help. they have my credit card number….

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    Ken says:
    March 10th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    cancel that card ASAP

    sheila says:
    March 10th, 2012 at 11:19 am

    You sign into Quibids and hit the help button then just send them a message that you want to close out your account.

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    Michael says:

    March 8th, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Stay away!
    They take your credit card to join.
    They charge you – without your knowing!

    They are scammers!!!

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    raymond says:

    March 8th, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Im can’t stand the tv add, driving prices up! All the while they keep
    running the add 24/7 uh..

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    Joe says:

    March 8th, 2012 at 9:33 am

    This is the biggest scam in the world and so misleading.

    People are paying way too much for everything and being misled.
    For instance an item that sold for 20$ is people actually paid $1200.00.
    I learned this lesson the hard way and would never bid on this site again.

    PEOPLE STICK WITH EBAY OR KIJIJI

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    Kim says:
    March 16th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    @Steve – so when IS the right time to bid?

    Steve says:
    March 11th, 2012 at 11:23 am

    “For instance an item that sold for 20$ is people actually paid $1200.00.” But how much did the winner pay for it? $20 plus 60 cents?

    It’s Not a scam, if you only bid once and win you just pay $0.60 for the bid and the amount of the item…Just need to know when to bid…

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    Gregscan says:

    March 7th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    These people are scammers. Do not register and whatever you do, DO NOT give them your credit card number.
    Without ever placing a bid or buying anything, they immediately charged my credit card $60. And they have no phone number available to talk to them. AVOID this company like the plague.

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    Johnny says:
    March 13th, 2012 at 3:07 am

    When you registered, you gave them permission to charge your card for the “Beginner Pack” of bids for $60. Sorry that you couldn’t read and yet still provided your credit card information to them.

    Just contact support and ask for a refund of all unused bids.

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    TREY says:

    March 7th, 2012 at 10:43 am

    At the end of the day,this site is not here to help you at all.It is here to make them a boat load of money,So do your self a favor go to the casino where your odds are better.I can’t stand a thief and that is all they are.

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    FloorFace says:

    March 5th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    I was always skeptical to trying out quibids. The advertising was poorly made, and just didn’t make it out to seem legit at all-So I never made any point at trying it out. Around a month ago, my mom told me that she registered for “quibids.com” and was paying the $50 activation fee to get started. I advised her right away to get off that site and that she just blew away her money on nothing..It seemed to good to be true, that you could win something for so cheap.

    I was aware about how quibids worked and I came to the realization that maybe it wasn’t so bad after all, but wouldn’t spend my time or money on this “gambling” website. I few days had passed and my mom informed me that she bought a knife set for only $2.34. Also, she only placed 2 bids.

    I was actually surprised at what she was telling me. So I did the math and she only spent $3.54 on the product, and then $11 for shipping. Bringing the grand total to $14.54 Cnd. Which is great because were from Canada.

    Then was the next question..Did she actually win the item? Or would we just be falling victim to another online scam. That question was put to rest only 4 days later. The knife set arrived in the mail only 4 days after we won the bid (3 days in transit)…To be honest, I was so shocked, To have this knife set in our home..with a receipt saying that we purchased it for $3.54!

    I WAS BLOWN AWAY!

    A month or two passed since we’ve received the knife set and I couldn’t be happier with the purchase.

    Then I wanted to try it for myself. So I bought my moms bids from her and she gave me her account. She only left me with 20 bids..but that was enough..at least to feed this hunger that I had to win something. Well at least thats what I was hoping!

    Like anyone else on the site, I sat back and casually bided on products, then was outbid as the timer showed 3,..2,..1. SOLD.

    I realized that I would go for lower priced items for the first while, until I was confident on spending more money in hopes that I would luck out on a bigger ticked item.

    So right before bed I decided to log back on and check out some of the auctions that I was watching. The iPad 2 was still going-4 hours later. I only had 3 bids left and just wanted to get rid of them..Maybe I overlooked quibids and maybe my mom just got lucky,

    So I placed 2 bids on a watch and my last bid on an air mattress. The watch sold so I watch the mattress as it went into its 10s countdown. I kinda sat back in anticipation that I would quickly get outbid. The clock counted down 3,..2,..1 and then SOLD.. I WON THE AIR MATTRESS!

    I know that it may not seem like a big deal because I didn’t win anything that big or an iPad like I was hoping for. But The air mattress retailed at $116 dollars and I only placed 1 one cent bid. The end bid was only $.10.. So I spent a whole $.70 on the actual air mattress and them $10 for shipping. Not only did I win the mattress, I also won 20 bids! So I thought of it as I bought 20 bids and got an air mattress for free! NOT BAD AT ALL!

    All in all, people can knock quibids down all they want! I’ve been happy so far, and won on my first day of having the account. Im not gonna lie though, if you’re not careful, you will end up spending a great deal of money on this site if you just bid bid bid! Just be patient, and don’t get upset if you’re not the winner of a $1.12 iPad or $4.32 Sony 40″ lcd tv.

    Just have fun :)

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    Big Jay says:
    March 28th, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    forteman you are a fake. A lot of grocery stores do charge $4.95 for gift cards. DUHHHH

    f0rteman says:
    March 11th, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Floorface and AZTeacher are fake! Like fface said, a bogus review. Lets see some evidence:
    FloorFace: The clock counted down 3,..2,..1 and then SOLD.. I WON THE AIR MATTRESS!
    Fake because there is going once, going twice after 3,2,and 1.
    AZTeacher: which is less than the $4.95 the grocery store charges to buy gift cards
    Fake because grocery stores don’t charge money to buy gift cards, only the value of the gift card (for a $15 gift card you pay $15+tax).
    I would tell you more but you have probably figured it out by now.

    AZTeacher says:
    March 8th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    I would like to add that I agree with floorface – My husband spent a load of money on bids attempting to win me a Kitchen Aid Mixer for Christmas. He ended up ordering me one from another company because he was not able to successfully win an auction. I however sat down one evening an in less than 30 minutes had won $125 worth of gift cards for only $21.56! That was the cost of bids, shipping and the item! So, I have continued to “play”. I have in the last 2 weeks won or bought (because sometime, I use the buy it now option; my gift cards cost me face value plus $1.99 S&H)$325 worth of gift cards for about $215. I will agree not the HUGE saving advertised, but still a savings of $110. I mostly only bid on gift card – walmart, cvs, home depot, subway – because if I don’t win I can apply my bids to the buy it now option and only be out the $1.99 S&H, which is less than the $4.95 the grocery store charges to buy gift cards. AND before someone says this is BOGUS – I do not work for Quibids, I am a second grade teacher, mother of 2 – I only bid on items that we would have used anyway (who doesn’t spend $100 a month at walmart) and items to help save money on vacation ($50 gift cards to Subway will buy lunch a couple of days for my family of 4)

    fface says:
    March 8th, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Bogus review from FloorFace – so obviously written by someone at Quibids.

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    robrob says:

    March 5th, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    I Got scammed by Qbids, it seems you cannot win .. the clock winds down and you’re sure you won it , but someone else got it , its like fishing ..where 10 percent of the fisherman catch 90 percent of the fish.. go fish for real fish .. it only costs you a license and a hook and worm!!!

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    Jake invic says:

    March 4th, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Sorry but I simply cannot believe that there are people so naive as to actually fall for this. Seriously? Do you really think you can get these terrific deals? Even the style of advertising is gimmicky. It just screams “scam”.

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    KP says:
    March 10th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    I was as skeptical as you when I heard about the site. Just today actually, hahaha. Anyway, I registered, but when it wanted to charge me $60 for the Bid package of 100 bids, I paused and did some research. After my research, well I figured it’s only $60 so if I lose it, that’s it for me. 15 minutes into it, I won 4 auctions, total value of over $300 and an extra 30 bids. Cost me $25 to ship and like $2.50 for everything. Now trust me, I know QuiBids are not losing money as they’re winning them from bigger items. but the total price of all my items means they only got about $150 from all bidders on those items so they’re out 50%. ($2.50 = 250 bids = $150 in their pockets) So in this case I’m the winner as I spent roughly over $85 for everything and I got $300 worth of items + 160 bids left to bid.

    But some of their money making auctions are high priced items such as laptops, cameras, TVs, IPads and Gaming Systems. I’ve seen a Toshiba Satellite C655 15.6″ Notebook listed value is $569.99. The winning bidder bid maybe 50 times (equivalent to $30) to win the computer at the price of $37.58. Then he has to pay $11.99 shipping and handling. That means he pays a total of $109.57 for that computer, an 81% saving. He sure is happy. But then so is QuiBids, the site is charging $.60 for each bid, meaning $37.58 winning cost = 3758 bids = $2254.80total, nearly 400% profit on one item.

    My advice is if you’re going to bid on QuiBids, know what you’re getting yourself into so you don’t end up losing a lot of money and actually come out on top. This will be the only $60 I spend for bids. Once I’m out of bids, I’m done and happy with my profit.

    aaaoron says:
    March 6th, 2012 at 3:18 am

    I have used it numerous times spent about 350$ and won about 500$ in giftcards. its not as bad as it seems

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    SFcajun says:

    March 4th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    I tried quibids once and then did a search about them and found a site that stated they used bots to up the price in the final seconds and i am sure that this is true since they wouldn’t respond to a question about this accusation.

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    bad player says:

    March 4th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    There are some bidders bidding more than quibids will allow me to bid. I have counted some bidding more than 100 times on gas cards worth only $50.and then someone will win when there more bidders still bidding.

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    Tony says:

    March 4th, 2012 at 8:40 am

    Sites like this should not be allowed online at all, how they can be stopped i dont know. But they should be asap
    scandalous behavior and nothing else

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    disgusted says:

    March 3rd, 2012 at 11:58 am

    I have spent over $600 on this site and won only a few gift cards. Initially, I didn’t pay attention to all these rules and conditions that they had, so it was my fault for losing about $300. But I sat for watching the bidding site for 1 week and checked out who was bidding down to the timer. I noticed that some “auctioneers” were constantly bidding on the bid vouchers and never winning any items. There were more than just a handful of these people who kept going to the same vouchers to bid. I emailed customer service and questioned as to why the site doesn’t put limitations on how many vouchers a bidder can win per month. To me, that was not fair to other bidders who start to bid on a voucher to see bidders who have won 100 bid vouchers 3 times in a row. There wasn’t a chance I was going to bid against them. Anyhow, customer service told me that these bidders who have won bid vouchers do have limitations on their winning and it was part of the #12 slots/per month. That is a big fat lie! I have won a couple of 50 bid vouchers and a 100 bid voucher and they never appeared on my winning limitation. My conclusion is that Quibids do have people or bots who try to ramp up bids from the customers (and inflate the cost of products) thus making huge profits. People are forced to buy more bids if they want to continue to play. This is a HUGE SCAM!

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  • Ryan says:

    March 3rd, 2012 at 1:15 am

    The funny thing is that both sides are right about Quibids… its a scam AND a legitimate business. How can that be? On the Quibids website at the bottom of the page there is a link “How it works”. I followed this link because I was intrigued by the business model used by the company. The few short paragraphs written on that page were some of the best I have ever read… they were the perfect formula for sucking money out of naive consumers. The people complaining about Quibids have a valid point; no this business not designed to give you everything of your dreams for a 98% discount. Did your really think they were giving away $1,500 TV’s for $20? The people who say it is a legit business are also right. Why? Because Quibids money grubbing ways are all clearly explain on their own webpage. Happy Bidding!

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    Paul from Norman, OK says:

    March 2nd, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Such a scam, they used to be called something else i think but they use the same ad. Do not fall for this! They took me for $150.00 and I will never see it again. Can’t believe how people can act so straight and be so cooked.

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    tucker says:

    March 2nd, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Seems simple to me. Bottom line is your paying .60 cents and in return you get .01 cent. Plus the shipping and handling which is inflated. 6000% profit and out of stock items which you dont get. I cant believe they haven’t been shut down yet.

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    Anonymous says:

    March 2nd, 2012 at 10:01 am

    QuiBids is the worst scam ever.

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    Seriously Mad says:

    March 1st, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Report QuiBids to the BBB- this company is a scam.

    Also, be sure to contact your state Attorney General to report the misleading and treacherous business practice.

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    Buzzsaw says:

    March 1st, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Quibids was selling a particular knife set that I wanted and was willing to pay full retail if I did not win the auction since they have a buy-it-now feature. I did not win the auction and chose the buy-it-now option only to discover that their price was $200 more than I could have purchased same from many retailers. After one month I still did not receive the item that I paid over retail. I contacted Quibids only to learn that they did not even have the item they were selling. They refused to refund my money although they had an over inflated list price and further refused a refund due to the fact that they did not have the product. It took two months to receive an over priced item that they didn’t even have to sell.
    I would suggest that if not an outright scam, there are definitely some shady business practices involved.

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    derp says:
    March 4th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    wow…

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    John says:

    February 29th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    I’ve played around with this website for about 8 months before coming to the conclusion that this company will let you win several nice items before they cut you off. I have won a MacBook Pro and a MacBook Air (both at a reduced price from full retail when you add everything up (i.e. final price and price of bids), several nice pair of Oakley glasses, leatherman tools, flashlights, watches, kitchen appliances, vacuums, etc… I have spent thousands of $$$ over the months and have won some very nice items and have paid full price for others.

    Here’s the scam: Several times, after winning an item cheap (i.e. Monster Dog Sunglasses, LG Home theater system, iPad2, Deep fryer, Monster Dog Sunglasses) they tell me that there supplier is no longer able to provide them with the item so they have you choose something else of equal or lesser value or refund your money. Of corse, the refund doesn’t come close to the value of the item you just won. So I ask them, how can you be auctioning off the same product that you claim is no longer available? They say it can’t be removed from the sight because everything posts about 24-48 hrs ahead of time. OK. So, I watch for about two weeks and still see that item up for auction (i.e. Monster Dog sunglasses, LG Home Theater and iPad2). I tried several times to point out that what they were doing is illegal. Either they have the item or they don’t. If they don’t, then it should not be up for auction.

    Anyway, they owe me an iPad2, Monsterdog sunglasses and the LG Home theater system. I do not want the refund of pennies vs. the actual value of what I supposedly won fair and square.

    BEWARE! Quibids is a SCAM and they should not only pay restitution to those who deserve it but, should also be fined and shut down for EXPLOITATION and FRAUD.

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    devon says:
    March 2nd, 2012 at 3:47 am

    i do web and server design for a living. There is no way in hell they can’t remove things from the site or that everything MUST post 24-48 hours ahead of time. Thats an outright lie. They’re scamming 100%.

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    Amiraliodhwani says:

    February 29th, 2012 at 3:05 am

    Wasting your time and money.

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    Katie & Matt says:

    February 28th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Anybody who doesn’t like quibibs is obviously using bad tactics, because so far my BF and I have spend next to nothing for about $500-$600 retail value worth of items.

    Quite frankly I’m glad people suck at it because their loss is our gain. I would also like to point out that it is only a scam if it doesn’t work, and the site DOES work.

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    Paul says:
    April 17th, 2012 at 9:18 am

    You people that commented are just jealous cuz you guys can’t win anything and you spend lots of money on bids.

    Wise guy says:
    March 3rd, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Shut your quibids mouth piece. I feel sorry for those who were too greedy to think straight before jumping in. I can smell a scam miles away.

    erick says:
    February 28th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    i think the point is if they are auctioning a $2000. television and the television ends up selling for $275. at 1 cent increments that is 27,500 bids at .60 cents per bid so quibids is actually getting $16,500.00 for that tv plus shipping and handling and no warranty, etc. it is a scam but a lot of people like to gamble and thats what it is a gambling site.

    Biff says:
    February 28th, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    So says the Quibids scammer

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    Random says:

    February 27th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Isnt it practically whoever runs out of bid points first and that last person standing wins the item…what i mean is that, that person who won the item had more bid points than everyone else(everyone else ran out of bid points)?…

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  • realestg says:

    February 27th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    i sit here reading these reviews and u people are obviously a big bunch of numskulls, cant you see nobody loses from quibids, the bidder gets items at low prices including the bids used,the site uses a tactic to make profit from small gain in large volume and the supplier of goods to the site gets paid, what does it matter to you the amount of money being made by them, just look at the benefit for yourself, there are no friends and feelings in business ppl come on

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    Gdawg says:
    March 13th, 2012 at 11:02 am

    When did Africa become a country? I am pretty sure it is a continent.

    I have never used or plan to use quibids. I was just curious about the business model. But, I now know what kind of people get duped by them.

    Shutit scamer says:
    March 1st, 2012 at 3:04 am

    Ya but if they are auctioning products they “can no longer get from their supplier” that is a classic bait and switch scam. Its always funny to see that in these comments there is always some one calling everyone “stupid” or “numbskulls” and defending the penny scammers. Dont worry i have heard it all i know u dont work for them and you have no stake in the company your just one of the “smart” people that know how to play the penny auctions and get expensive merchandise cheap. Then what are you doing in a blog that is found by searching quibids scam. If you have so much luck why waste time answering the comments of all us “numbskulls” that think your precious nationally advertised penny gambling site is a scam. Penny auctions are illegal in Africa because they ARE gambling. They cant even offer the manufactures warranty for the items sold retail and the only reason people go to them is for the “chance” of getting something for less than retail and if you lose and cant afford retail you lose the money you spent on bids. Sounds like a merchandise slot machine to me. (And the entire country of Africa)

    Baron says:
    March 1st, 2012 at 2:20 am

    The losers are the people that didn’t win the item and had to pay sixty cents for every bid they used. Just to correct your rationale.

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    Susan says:

    February 27th, 2012 at 11:51 am

    A complete rip off and they will not refund unused bids like they say they will. Stay away from this place.

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    Bond says:
    March 3rd, 2012 at 8:40 am

    I gotta say my cousin paid $15.00 for an iPad 2 64 gigs and 30 bucks postage. She got it in a week.Pretty good deal for an iPad worth how much at retail? $5 or $600.00 lol. So what do i do. I join and pay about 90 bucks for x amount of bids. One hr after joining and bidding 3 cents on an iPad I found another site that delivered free anywhere in Australia with products I wanted that Qbids did not have. I emailed qbids support saying I had only just joined and that I needed a refund. Hadn’t even checked b4 joining if that was an option.Silly me.As it is I got a very courteous reply from Amanda at customer support saying I would be refunded immediately and that they were sorry to see me go. I got my refund 2 days later.
    Im guessing Susan is working for the Quibids competition lol. Or maybe your refund was maybe 30 cents or something….lol

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    Alex says:

    February 26th, 2012 at 9:22 am

    this is def a scam .. ipad cost apple a lot more to sell it for 10 bucks .. its way of fooling people .. stop this nonsense .. they compare themselves to ebay . ebay is way better that quibids .. you pay by bid ? what the hell is that ? you are not winning the item to pay. auctions dont charge you per bid .. you might get a car 2000 dollars below market but they wont charge you for bidding on it .. its hard and make me feel bad how they fool people in so many ways .. this is where hackers are ethical ,, when they hack such scam websites and shut them down ..

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    Quibidette says:

    February 24th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    I signed up on quibids because I was curious how it works. I have won four items. When I did not win the bid, I used the “Buy Now” option. If you don’t win you can end up paying more with the shipping and handling cost. However, I looked at the store and their prices are equivalent to Bed, Bath and Beyond, and Best Buy. I saw a Cuisinart coffee pot that I almost bid on go for .37. That means only 37 bidders. It is best to take Quibids 101 offered on the site before bidding to know how it works. It is not a get rich scheme but only a different way to try getting a reduced price by winning or simply hit the “Buy Now” button. If you are never lucky and never win a bid, then you are stuck with paying the shipping and handling which can add up, so you do need to use your savvy and win a few. They do not use bid bots. The bids are made by real people like you. Also, it is better to bid on items instead of gift cards. The gift cards are very popular and hard to win. There are less bidding on small items, like a coffee pot or a golf club. Now I must go and look at my watch list on quibids to see how the bids are going today. Take care and good luck. Don’t bid on anything you don’t need or want.

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    jeff says:
    March 2nd, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    @confucious

    people can be awarded through games and achievements which do not add towards your buy it now refund. and so you never know how many bids a person can actually make. which adds another layer of strategy.

    JM says:
    February 27th, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    there is no bot… this company is certified by the BBB (better business bureau) I have seen more scams going on on ebays than quibids…. they don’t hide how it works…. it’s pretty much like a poker game where you win prizes you pay to get in and get your chips and if you win the game you get the prize….. if that is a scam then don’t go on it… the less bidder there is the best it is for me…. less competition on the item….

    chuck says:
    February 26th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    lol quibids definatly put this on. how low of them, they are a scam dont let them trick you.
    \

    Confucious says:
    February 26th, 2012 at 12:48 am

    so i’m confused about this…. why in the world do people just sit there and continuously place 100′s of bids over and over and over and over? why not wait for the clock to tick down and wait for the bidbots to go over their bid cap and THEN start bidding???

    Ray says:
    February 26th, 2012 at 12:26 am

    This review posted by Quibids… Obviously.

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    Bob says:

    February 23rd, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Bait and Switch. A true nightmare, pure fraud. Can’t believe this isn’t illegal, but regardless will eventually be sued into oblivion.

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    mick says:
    February 24th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    right on the money mate, hard to believe its running, but cant for much longer.

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    Big D. says:

    February 23rd, 2012 at 2:56 am

    The website is purely dreadful, they compare themselves to ebay! You can buy yourself some bids knowing that they are purely making a killing on these items. But, there are no rules to the process. You can spend all day watching a item, get down to the nitty gritty with some other bidders who probably have been there all day just like you. Then all of a sudden, somebody gets off work and then gets right into your bidding. You have spent a good bit of your bids on this item, perusing an item with several people, when, BAM, somebody fresh with alot of bids pops in. There needs to be some more rules. Ebay, the price is the price, and if you want it spend it. If you really think about it, you have to buy bids, money, then if you win you have to purchase the item for the end price, money, then pay for shipping! How is that better than ebay. If you calculate the end auction for something that ended at 50 dollars, they have made, that is 5,000 bids, times that by .60 cents per each bid, that is 3,300 dollars that they made just for you to bid. Plus, pay 50 dollars for the item, and then shipping. Who is ripping of who! Yes, some people do get lucky, but this is no casino. I know several people, including myself who has tried this website, and none of them like it. Sorry!

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    prairieboy says:

    February 22nd, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    In Quibids’ info pack, they mention that when a bid is placed, the auction is automatically extended ‘by a few seconds’, probably 30-60 secs., to see if another bidder wants to up the ante. Of course, if another bidder comes forward, Quibids, through a bid bot, can ‘place’ a new bid, thus voiding your last entry. When you see that, you may bid again, thus giving them another $.60, although you are, in reality, overbidding yourself. If you don’t rebid, and neither does anyone else, the auction ends with the bot bid ‘winning’, meaning Quibids has all the bid money, and they get to keep the item as well, to be re-offered later. It reminds me of a friend’s description of prostitution: A girl sells herself to a client; when he is finished with it, she still has it, and can sell it again, and again, etc. I know that is an oversimplification of that ‘profession’, but it is analogous.
    If I don’t want to have to pay for an iPad, or anything else, I will enter a legitimate contest, run on behalf of a known company, and take my chances. The odds aren’t good, but their is no monetary cost to me.

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    Crapgame says:

    February 22nd, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    You Liberal Communist stop belly aching; if you had won you would not be so disappointed. All of you are looking for something for nothing, that’s not how it works. To Quibids credit they clearly explained the rules; it’s not a scam, you take a chance and you might win or you might lose.

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    Dave says:
    March 3rd, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Something for nothing? Is not that whole point of the shady site to begin with?

    The words bid/auction themselves is false advertising. In reality, losing an auction to a higher bidder costs you nothing. Obviously, you’d likely pay close to retail or more in a true auction, but their commercials have twisted the very definition.

    talisman says:
    February 26th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    How much did Quibids pay you to post this lie???

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    Auctuioneer says:

    February 22nd, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Complete rip off of people too stupid to realize they’re getting ripped off. My IQ is 160 and I laughed my ass off at this scam site once I read the site rules.

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    Jay says:
    February 28th, 2012 at 2:47 am

    Mines 146, and I don’t have to lie about that. I’m sure you have an even 160 (sarcasm). As if you can’t lie with a keyboard.

    julius says:
    February 27th, 2012 at 9:53 am

    160 wtf that’s einsteins estimated level!

    Chris Kortjohn says:
    February 26th, 2012 at 2:48 am

    Ha ha ha, you measured your intelligence. Are you trying to quantitize your value to society? Ill give you a hint, it cant be typed.

    Tito says:
    February 25th, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Menotyou, average cost on cables depends on the brand. A Belkin USB cable costs $5 and sells for $10. A Monster Cable USB cable sells for $40 and cost around $17. There is really no quality difference, just paying for branding. Also, cables just don’t appear in stores with a snap of your fingers, there are shipping and stocking costs. In the end, the profit is no where near the same as these auctions sites. Amazon has that model. If you knew what they paid for products and how much money they make even though they price lower, you’d be pissed. But hey, that’s capitalism.

    menotyou says:
    February 24th, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    hehe, forgot the decimal 16.0 *shakes head sadly*

    but i do agree, it is funny to watch people jump in and lose money, because they forgot to find out the full story. Great business, and it always will be a great business idea to take full advantage of people. That is how the free market works. Look at electronics stores selling cables.
    Bestbuy sells 10′ usb cable for $30. the employee price is $0.86. Tell me how this is any more unfair?

    TOMAN says:
    February 24th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    People who have IQ’s of 160 don’t boast about having IQ’s of 160

    fasch says:
    February 22nd, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    i hardly believe your iq is 160. you wouldn’t feel the need to randomly post it like that.
    at least that’s my guess

    Joey says:
    February 22nd, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    My IQ isn’t 160 and I can still spell “Auctioneer” correctly.

    you #FAIL

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    ZK says:

    February 22nd, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    They do not specify anywhere in the instructions when you start bidding that you can’t bid in separate auctions for similar items if your item is over $295. It’s written in terms &conditions that one “may not win” such an item. However bidding is not winning. I wasted 26 bids just because of that. They simply blocked me.They don’t give you an option to withdraw from an auction and be only in one. When I emailed them about the problem they replied ,” Our system will not allow you to be the high bidder in two auctions …” Thanks a lot for letting me know after the fact. If one does not like them and wants to stop participating, they do not return the remaining money.
    So you decide if it’s a scam or not. On my opinion it’s a scam, since they do not return the rest of the unused money (obligatory $60 bid pack) to a customer who does not want to be their member any longer.

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  • Doug B. says:

    February 22nd, 2012 at 10:18 am

    It’s almost like a slot machine if you think about it. you are gambling a dollar each time in hopes that you will be the last bidder. Of course..on the whole quibids is making a huge profit. but they tell you upfront each bid will cost you …so in essence..IMO it’s very similar to gambling against the other consumers.

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    FredIAm says:

    February 22nd, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Not having used my Quibids account for a while, I found a bunch of my “bids” missing. This thing is a SCAM, it is pure gambling. Do the math for yourself – it never adds up, except for the scumbags who should be warming a prison cell.

    Criminal.

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    sebastian says:

    February 22nd, 2012 at 3:32 am

    Bottom line. Don’t sign up for any of em’ unless you have countless hrs. to waist pushing a button and I mean countless. I own my own business.., if I were to add up the amount of time wasted vs making more money with my time I could have bought my Ipad 2 and saved my self money in the long run and not killed as many brain cells in the process.

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    Palinder says:

    February 21st, 2012 at 8:44 am

    SCAM and HERE IS WHY. I bid and won an android tablet for $80.37. Then I was informed that the Item was ‘unfortunately ot of stock’ the refunded my 80.37, but not the bids. So the just made $5000 on a $400 item and did not have to even deliver it. The biggest complaint about quibids is this constant and mysterious ‘out of stock’. Since they control the auctions they never have to deliver a single Item. They will gladly refund you the price and throw in some free bids, but they do not refund all the bids for that item. Search the net and see how many people got stuck with ‘out of stock’ issues.

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    FDRODR says:
    February 22nd, 2012 at 2:02 am

    I was highly skeptical so I’m glad I did some research. To the person stating that why discount positive comments that I did not do. But you have to take a long hard look when the negative comments outnumber the positive 100 or better to 1. As to the employee dpringz they’re paying you to be here aren’t they, not a question but a statement. At that profitablilty yes you can employ a whole army at $15.00 an hour and still make a fortune. Glad I came across this site. Glad I came across the employee, saving my money now, thank you.

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    Sue says:

    February 21st, 2012 at 3:12 am

    My mistake, did not read all of the details before signing up. You buy bids at 60 cents each, one hundred bids is $60 plus taxes. Each bid is worth 1 cent. If you do not win the item you loose the money you spent for each bid.When it is advertised that an item worth $250 dollars was sold for $28, this means that there were 2800 bids at 60 cents each for a total of $1860 that bidders lost to try and win an item worth $250. This is a total waste of money and someone is profiting greatly from this site and it is not the bidders.

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  • MrTheory says:

    February 21st, 2012 at 2:12 am

    Quibids is a two edged sword I’ve been observing habits on there for a while now and what I’ve deduced is that if you do win something you are either very lucky or the item was not worth much to begin with. The truth is that Quibids promotes elite bidders, they sell vouchers ranging from 25 to 250 bids, and this is the only way you will EVER win an auction against a committed few intent on winning that item. It costs you to setup on Quibids near $100 or so depending when and where you joined. This will get you about 140 bids if you tick all the boxes and get bonus bids at discount or the expense of adverts in your mailbox. Now I have seen it where a few will consistently win the bid vouchers and the more you win, the more you will keep winning because you now have staying power. You initial purchase of $100 is now more like (in the case of one person I have been tracking who has won 6 x 250 bid vouchers and a few 100′s and 50′s) around $1000+ minus what you have lost trying to win the vouchers.

    So effectively Quibids is like those nations that decide to print their own money except without a market to govern them they are laundering it through the real market and while a few may get richer in the process (if you can call it that because voucher bids do not contribute to their buy it now option so unless you reinvest you will run out) in truth your initial purchase of 60 cents for 60 cents is more like 50 cents for every dollar you have spent or just a total loss unless you manage to win something.

    Another fact you may want to know that contributes is Quibids has tried to cover their tracks with limits on how many auctions you can win, but then they also have vouchers called limit busters that defies that practice and for them is more like you just giving your money to them.
    Honestly I’m surprised they are legal because as I’ve pointed out they effectively manipulate monetary value the moment you invest with them.

    Another hypothetical is the old practice of a bidder who’s sole purpose is to drive the bids up, even if they win the item worse case scenario it just goes back into circulation as they are not forced to buy the object at the end. Once again I have observed a few of these elite bidders winning the same thing several times. Do they own shops or they reselling on ebay who knows but I wouldn’t be surprised at my initial theory as well.

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  • People Are Stupid says:

    February 21st, 2012 at 12:19 am

    It’s an auction, not a store!!!! There is only one item up for bid, not many, and if you think it’s a scam that you have to pay for bids, well, guess what…that’s called a profit!

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    Curious says:
    February 27th, 2012 at 6:39 am

    While I’m not a Quibids member I was looking over the terms. I rarely ever reply to anyones comments. However,I will take a few moments to reply to “People Are Stupid”! I will agree its an auction and at auctions there is only one item and company’s need to make a profit. But, if there is only one item and you win the bid for it. How can Quibids ever allow anyone to say “the item is out of stock” and not refund the bids to the person who won the item and to all the others who bid on it! If that is true then there is the scam. I’m sure some smart programer and bean counter over at Quibids has some really good bidding/profit limits protocals built into thier biding software.

  • zimmerchild says:

    February 20th, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    I’m a member of quibids and the first day I won a big ticket item. It was a Dyson vacuum. Including the amount I spent on bids and the winning amount of the item and shipping, came to about $50 – $60 total. I love my vacuum and I would do quibids again. I’ve only seen my vacuum up for bid 2 or 3 more times since I got mine, and I got it months and months ago, it was around holiday shopping time. So I really lucked out.

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    JG says:

    February 20th, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    QuiBids is awesome

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    Guess What!? says:
    March 6th, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    I don’t believe you….

    I>u says:
    February 27th, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    lol

  • LoveCapitalism says:

    February 20th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Just amazed how many socialist and communist hate capitalism.

    You poor souls are upset you didn’t think of this concept.

    You were looking for something for nothing. You ended up with
    nothing. If you don’t expect success via hard work you will
    continue to rant and rave about others successes and your
    failures will continue.

    Not that much a difference than eBay. Inferior products being
    sold to unsuspecting buyers.

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    Jazz master says:
    February 24th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Sure you do, you call people criticizing ‘communist’ as an insult and claim you love the site!?!?!? Grow up, you are an employee.

    rmoranis says:
    February 21st, 2012 at 4:25 am

    Dpringz is an employee of QuiBids, of course….

    Dpringz says:
    February 20th, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    I lean very left in my political views, and I still happen to love this site! There is nothing wrong with a company making significant profits as long as their not taking advantage of anyone, and Quibids offers tons of education on how to win.

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    Amy says:

    February 20th, 2012 at 9:41 am

    I just signed up yesterday and like others didn’ expect them to charge my account right away but they did and so I bid determined to at least make my money back before I closed my account for good. It was curiosity that drove me to join in the first place. So I bid a couple times on some stuff and quickly realized it could get very long and drawn out. Then I watched for a while and noticed certain gift cards going for .01 -.03. So I placed one bid on a $50 Sears card and I got it for .02. Not to bad, I figure I can do it again. I have 100 bids now because I got some more for earning badges and if I win a couple more things before my bids run out at least I made my money back. But I would never ever go for the big stuff. To risky and I would probably lose my shirt!

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    Shelley says:

    February 20th, 2012 at 6:32 am

    I love QuiBids. I joined 3 weeks ago and have won my 12 auctions and saved well over $1,000. You can win 12 every month.

    The people who complain the most are the people who don’t win or don’t understand what it is they are doing. If you read the QB help files, you’ll go in armed with the knowledge to get the most out of the site.

    It’s like with everything – not for everyone, YMMV.

    In the last 3 days, I got my biggest wins yet, an IPad and a Macbook Air for about $330 each. (That is the total of my bids, plus the auction cost, tax, and shipping.) Well worth it!

    The key is to read the information on the site before you play and to avoid those weirdos that spend a million vouchers overbidding on stuff. You have to put the time in to figure out who to avoid, but it becomes pretty clear and if you stay away from those particular auctions, you do alright.

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    ringo574 says:

    February 19th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    I signed up, paid for my the first 100 bids .60cents a pop and got nothing. I really though I was gonna get an ipad for $22.00. The jokes on me.

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    Jessica Bray says:

    February 19th, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Sites like these should be illegal and should be shut down. I would recommend those who are getting ripped off to talk to a lawyer. I sure would! I was thinking about trying this but I always check the reviews before I do. Stop the nonsense!

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    ruth says:

    February 19th, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Cheats and scam artists. I am so mad at myself for allowing these thieves anywhere near my life. It’s a handful of the same bidders Where do they come from? HA!Ha!

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    don says:

    February 18th, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    So far I have paid $200 for my QuiBids knowledge. Here is a huge problem with the auctions. QuiBids will not allow you to continue bidding on items if your collective bids exceed the items value. However, there seems to be a lot of people who have accumulated hundreds of free bids (vouchers). These vouchers (since they are free) do not count towards the “product’s value” so they can, and do, continue bidding and eventually knock people with fewer, or no, vouchers. Example: you could bid on a $10 gift card. At $0.60 per bid, you could make 16 bids before the QuiBids’ computer locks you out (for your own protection, ha!) for exceeding the “product’s value”. However, someone with 100 free-bid vouchers could make 166 bids before they started using any of their own money to place bids_provided there’s actually a real person placing bibs. TIP: Nothing on QuiBids sells for one cent. So, unless your playing for fun, don’t play. That said, if you do play, you MUST accumulate free vouchers (by bidding on them, ha! ha!). This way you will be able to keep raising another bidder till he runs out of bids. Caution, you will find other QuiBids’ “customers” that will say positive things about QuiBids. Is there any chance that these positive comments could be coming from QuiBids? to counter some of the negative comments? Hum…

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    Kitty says:
    March 2nd, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    @Dpringz. For a company which makes an excruciating profit on every auction, I imagine that Quibids could more than afford to pay off a few bloggers to make the odd comment here and there. It’s a practice used widely by hundreds of companies worldwide, including ‘reputable’ online companies such as Google and Amazon.

    It wouldn’t be hard to make a quick buck ‘scouring’ the internet for negative comments about a site (Read ‘scouring’ as: ‘searching the first 10 hits for “QuiBids scams” on Google.)

    Dpringz says:
    February 20th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Do you realize how much it would cost to employ people to literally scour the internet in search of negative quibid comments? Why do people think every positive comment comes from quibids, that’s insane!

    cecil says:
    February 19th, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    glad i read this thanks

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    Ajay says:

    February 17th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    i fell for it. that “auction” website sucks. if i lose to a real auction i still get to keep my money. if you bid for anything on that dumb website you pay for it even if you dont win.

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    Brandon says:
    February 20th, 2012 at 3:41 am

    Thats the price u pay to gamble. If u lose at a casino they don’t give u back your money. They tell u that u have the opportunity to win big if u take the chance. The same goes for a website that offers items for a quarter of the cost.

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    Ken says:

    February 17th, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    I sure wished I would have read these reviews before I signed up. I will definitely be deactivating my account. I signed up yesterday and figured out the site is making a killing. Looking at a Samsung 10.1″ Galaxy Tab right now going for around $26.00 = 2600 pennies x .60 = $1560 for an item that they state costed them $469.99 and the auction is not even done yet. After doing the math that means they make $1560 – $469.99 – $26 = $1064 off an item that costs them $499.99. Also, there are way too many people on the site. I should just go to Vegas and try my odds there.

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    Foolish Frank says:

    February 17th, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Unfortunately I did not read any reviews prior to jumping on to quibids, nor did I listen to my wife (but what guy does?), and now I’m $400 down praying my wife doesn’t find out. She saw me on the site and said, “Don’t you go on that stupid site Frank! You’ll just waste our money! Don’t be so foolish”! I told her I was just checking it out – yeah right. Anyway, after winning 2 small priced items and feeling like a champ (I’ll show her!), I thought I’d move on to the bigger tickets, but first I’ll win some more bids. Oh boy! Well I went from champ to chump quicker than a tequila shooter goes down in a singles bar. I just couldn’t win anything, and each time I got close there were always 1 or 2 mentally unstable bidders placing far more bids than they could even win (guess those are bots). The most shocking example was participating in an auction for 100 bids. The bidder who won (if a real person), had either temporarily escaped from the comforts of their rubber room or was totally zoned out on crack. He or she or ‘what’ placed at least 175 if not more bids to win 100! Uh, HELLO!! I watched other auctions for hours (the wife appreciated that too), and the same thing happened time and time again. It is just too unlikely that there would be so many insane and/or completely drunk people bidding on a consistent basis. I’ve seen far less nonsense in casinos where they serve plenty of alcohol. So quibids….is it a scam or legit? Let’s just say they should change their name to ‘quibots’. Thanks for listening, I’m off to suck up to the wife and just hope she doesn’t put me on the auction block – I’m all bidded out.

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    Austin Blues says:
    February 17th, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Hilarious post Frank… unfortunate lesson, but it got me laughing pretty hard at some of your comments.

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    Slappy says:

    February 16th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Winning bids by guys named sears12345 and futureshop101?

    Nice, real nice. The least you could do is hide the fact that you’re scamming people.

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    Equinoxes says:
    March 6th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    I bet that was a random bidder trying to trick people into thinking there up against a machine, and therefore stay away from the auction. I would personally rather pay full price for an item from a real retailer where I receive the manufacturers warranty, then possibly save a small amount and in the process give these crooked s.o.b’s a single dollar

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    Doreendo says:

    February 16th, 2012 at 9:23 am

    HI! I am Dolores and I will tell you that Quibids is the most deceiving auction I have heard of. I really think they are not telling the people how much they lose. I lost 60.00 and received nothing… in other words they made $60.00 dollars from me and I lost the bid. Never again, I choose to bid on Ebay which is monitored and honest not like this dishonest and not telling you that the money you bid you will lose if the other parties that are bidding against you win. Dolores

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  • Iesha says:

    February 15th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    I think what people tend to forget is, every bid that you have, you may not have had to pay $0.60 for it. For instance, I won auctions for voucher bids. For 50 voucher bids, I paid $0.27, which would have been $30.00 if just purchased, so technically, I saved quite a bit of money. There are strategies for bidding on auctions, especially penny auctions.

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    thatsme says:

    February 15th, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    These guys are owned and operated by the former ‘Swipebids’. They’ve just changed their name and redirected any web traffic. Google it and see what you’re in for.

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    Dpringz says:

    February 15th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Almost all of the comments I have read are because of an unclear understanding of the way Quibids works before starting. Quibids is not out to get you, or suck away all of your money. Their site is very clear about not being unrealistic in your expectations. They offer plenty of free advice on how to win auctions, and how not to lose all of your money in the process. Half of the people above me seemed to think they could drop a couple of bids on an auction and get an ipad for $7. This can happen, but it is very unlikely for a beginner.

    Start small with gift cards or sheets, read the free advice on their website, and most importantly never enter an auction unless you are willing to pay full retail price. Worst Case Scenario- You pay full retail plus 20 or 30 in shipping and other fees, so you pay a little more than you would have gotten it at target, but that’s a risk I’m willing to take. It is actually far more likely that you’ll walk away with a discounted product, could be 10%, could be 100%. It really depends on your skill level and who you’re bidding with.

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    A quibids user says:

    February 15th, 2012 at 9:02 am

    I actually like the site…a lot of people get angry because they spend a lot of money and don’t win….the site is set up so eery time someone bids it goes back to 20, 15, 10, or 8 seconds….the price of the item goes up .01 at a time once you figure out how it works it can benefit you…..you know an iPad 2 is not gunna go for dirt cheap so why be the first bidder and use all your bids at the beginning….you have to get it down to where you believe it is close to wen it will sell and use your bids then…..if the iPad sells for 132.00 that’s a steal for the person that buys it and quibids makes a ton o money $132.00 = 13,200 bids it cost you $.60 a bid which means 13,200 bids x .60 is $7,920 minus the 500 the iPad cost so quibids makes $7,400….seems crazy right? May seem that way but it is actually smart…they are. Among a ton of money on some things on others they are making little to no money…..It all boils down to it is the same as gambling at a casino you have to play your cards right and know when to bid on the things you want….I have won a $25 gift card paid $2.00 total a pair of turtle beach headphones for Xbox paid $9.20 total and a pair of beats audio headphones paid $10.12….and in all I have spent $150 on the site…which the beats headphones cost 150.00 alone…it’s not a scam just a Internet gamble that you need to try and find a system so that it benefits you…yes there making a TON of money wile u may be the lucky one to pay a small amount for something big…but what person wouldn’t want to make a ton of money…a lot of you are probably like myself and wonder….why couldn’t I think of that????….100% legit….find out a system that works for you!!!

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    Jay says:

    February 15th, 2012 at 2:40 am

    The only positive reviews here are obviously from paid employee’s of the quibid’s site.

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    Dpringz says:
    February 20th, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    I wrote a positive review and am not even remotely affiliated with any bidding site, other than being a customer. Have a little faith man, there are a ton of scams on the internet but his isn’t one of them.

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    britney says:

    February 14th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    I won. First try. With one 1cent bid 2.00 shippingplus the tax. On 50 doller. Zellers card. It was. Cool didn’t think I’d ever win. Kos my dad had also gotten an account he disliked… And never won kos it would go for hours it would go to last second he would bid and it would keep jumping up to ten seconds for hours n hours… Depends I guess was good for me shitty for my dad and friends who have played but we will c how goes with the rest of my bids

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    Pointing out the obvious says:
    February 20th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Hey teacher, looks like the person writing that was doing it on purpose too many convenient errors. and dont tell me its shrthnd writng eithr cuz i 2 cn do tht

    hahahaha
    nice try

    Your English Teacher says:
    February 18th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Britney,

    Please come back to school and learn how to type proper english. The world will thank you.

    Kindest regards,
    Your English Teacher

  • bqeiiu says:

    February 14th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    This site is ridiculous. I signed up a couple days ago and had no recollection that I agreed to buy 100 bids. I used up all my bids and only won a emergency crank radio for .02, that I had to pay $15 shipping on. Ridiculous. A radio for $75, that probably is worth $20.

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    kalv says:

    February 13th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Whoever falls for this is an idiot. If it is too good to be true then it is. Nobody gives away their money and product for dirt cheap. The world is greedy, especially businesses. A business has to profit some how…. don’t be an idiot and fall for this.

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    you're wrong. says:
    February 29th, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    you’re still wrong, and miss the point of the website and their business.

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    Chris says:

    February 13th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    I have to admit I fell victim to this site not by gambling or the site’s addictive nature, but by not reading those agreements more carefully. I thought I was signing up so that I could browse and check out this site and that my card would be kept on file for when I decided I was ready to start bidding.

    However seemingly in a blink my card was charged 60 dollars for “bids” I did not want to use. I used one before I figured out how penny auctions (60 cents/bid) worked. I totally get how it could be very addictive and it is clearly misleading–the savings presented don’t include the price of the bids.

    After using 1/100 of my credits I decided this site wasn’t for me. I emailed customer support (refunds/cancellations-first payment) and explained that I was not interested in using my remaining credits and wanted a refund.

    I must say despite what some of the other comments have said, my refund process was remarkable pain free. I received an automated email receipt informing me that my concern would be addresses within 48 hours. Two hours later I was contacted by a customer service rep via email and was reimbursed $59.40 (I was charged for the one credit-which is totally reasonable).

    Not a great/straight forward site-make sure you’re paying attention but was pleasantly surprised by how helpful and efficient their customer service was.

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    Suspicious says:

    February 13th, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    I don’t know if these are a scam or not. It’s just funny that I have been in a few different auctions on one of these sites where there were several different “people” bidding with me. I’d always bid right before the auction ended and every time I bid I was accompanied by the bids of 8-10 other user names. The problem was that the one time I missed my timing or had a ‘glitch’ and couldn’t bid (once), the auctions ended with the current leader winning. What about those other 8 people? Did they miss their timing too? Just my suspicion that all 8 people were not people. Well, I hope you learn from my $40 lesson.

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    Jon says:
    February 15th, 2012 at 7:35 am

    I hate this website

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    quibs says:

    February 13th, 2012 at 2:40 am

    I’m new to Quibids, but after watching some of the auctions on “15 bid voucher” I started to become suspicious.

    I have no proof only what I observed, but after watching the bidding on a few $9 voucher, it made absolutely no sense how specifically two users bid approx. 30+ bids each on a 15 voucher pack (value of $9).

    30 bids x 0.60 cents = $18 x 2 ppl = $36

    The two names were also bidding in other voucher auctions at the same time.

    I know it’s not uncommon to participate in more than one auction simultaneously, but the fact their bids exceeded the rewards by large margins… has to make you think.

    My apologies if the below two accounts are legit, but these are the “recent” accounts I’ve been observing:

    cjfernandez
    pinefellow

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    interested says:
    March 14th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Amused — this totally makes sense!! I haven’t put in my CC info yet, just registered and am watching bids, but it doesn’t really seem like a scam to me at all. If you keep bidding and bidding instead of waiting until the last minute, then sure you’re gonna waste a lot of money. If you wait until the last minute to bid, even if you don’t win you’ll only have lost a dollar or two. It’s a gamble but I don’t see the scam in it. It’s a game! I’m going to keep watching for a while, reading a bit more, and then I’m going to start playing.

    Amused says:
    February 18th, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    You people need to learn the rules before you bash the game.

    The bids do NOT cost 60 cents each.

    You CAN pay this much for them, but only if you want to buy them straight out. This is the foolish and expensive way to do it.

    If you are patient and take the time to study and observe the game, you will soon discover that there are other ways to win bids that cost far less.

    You DO NOT have to use a ton of bids to win.

    Only idiots do this. While it DOES cost to bid, there are ways to drastically reduce the amount of bids you use to win, such as learning when to start bidding and when to wait patiently while other people waste their bids increasing the price for something they won’t win anyway.

    Patient study will show you how to win items with less bids, and pay a lot less for those bids when you buy them.

    There IS a small shipping charge to receive each item. This listed at the bottom of the page for each and every item. This charge is reasonable and it doesn’t change. Obviously anyone bidding must take the shipping charge into account when he or she bids.

    The true cost for any item won consists of 3 things:

    1. The amount of bids used to win and the price paid for those bids.

    2. The winning auction price of the item.

    3. The shipping charge.

    Simply add up those 3 costs to get the actual cost of any item, and add potential costs up to see how long you can bid before it is no longer a good deal.

    Why is this so hard to understand? Purchase price is never the full price of anything these days. What about taxes, warranties, surcharges (like recycling for beer bottles) and shipping?

    People, none of this is new.

    None of this should come as a surprise to anyone who has joined the site and agreed to pay to buy bids. If it caught you by surprise, that’s because you didn’t pay attention to what you where doing before you spent your money, and if THAT is true, you deserve to lose it anyway.

    I’m not going to try and stop a website of sore losers from clinging to ignorant opinions. If you hate quibids and think it’s a scam, that is fine with me. Tell everyone, tell all your friends, most of whom are undoubtedly morons just like you are.

    Because on thing is true on Quibids- the more idiots who bid foolishly on the auctions, the higher the prices for me.

    So please, please, tell everyone what a ripoff it is! Tell them never to go near the site, ever.

    More for me!

    Thanks!

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    kp16 says:

    February 12th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    I have won and lost on this site…It is just like going into a casino, be prepared to gamble. I have received the items I won, and probably broke even with all the money I put into it. Luck was the key in my breaking even….LUCK.

    My one question about this site is what happens if you are in an auction, lose, and the winner decides in the end not to buy the item? Will it go to a runner up? Are all the bids refunded to the loser(s) since nobody won?

    After this thought jumped into my head I gave up on the whole penny auction idea. Quibids was fun for entertainment, but the bids go fast and people, or bots, are determined to out bid you. It becomes a competition of who has the most bids. I once watched an auction for an item valued at $150.00; it ended around the $25.00 mark, with the winner using almost 450 voucher bids. If you decide to use this site just think about the people trying to win with infinite voucher bids. Convinced me that it was a bot.

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    Terry says:

    February 12th, 2012 at 10:55 am

    I bought a starter pack of bids and won a few auctions and learnt the process and did the maths behind just how much those guys are profiting on each auction. They are raking in money from my fellow online bidders and myself. Only ONE person per auction can win the item cheaply. EG If a $100 store card aution final sale price is $40, sounds good so far? we/they saved $60 :) cant be bad right. Ok to get to $40 sale price thats 4000x penny bids (one penny bid at a time) from real people at 1 cent per bid. Each bid costs real people $0.60 each. So $40 4000 bids x 0.60c equals Quibid income on one $100 action at $2400. In this senario thats a $2300 profit. They frequently seam to make multiple income per items. I used up my credits and closed my account went back to Real online auctions.

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    EP says:

    February 12th, 2012 at 6:46 am

    What about that you sit in front of your comp. put your bids the auction times out you didnt win it and nobody else didnt win it how would you know. And then auction starts again ripping people off So quibids puts the same item for auction over and over again THEY ARE SCAM

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    blair says:

    February 11th, 2012 at 7:55 am

    I got on to see what the site was about.they asked for my credit card.I thought it was for when I won a bid.Nope it was for a bidding package it cost $60. when I saw this I deactivated my account but they still keep my money. they suck

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    pro bono says:
    February 24th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Call the credit company, dispute the charge. Quibids has the burdon of proof in monetary litigation. You were charged for a service. In your case the service was not rendered and the funds were obtained under false pretenses.

    Your credit card company will take your side and make quibids eat it.

    tere says:
    February 17th, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    You should write Customer Service, they’ll give you your money back.

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    Chris says:

    February 11th, 2012 at 3:33 am

    I joined QuiBids a few days ago and without indulging excessively (as I’m a nervous gambler – and gambling is what this really is). I managed to lose $500 of my hard earned money. I did win a $10 store voucher to find the charges for Postage & Handling was $4.00 (just to post a voucher! .. give me a break!) Thus reducing the item’s worth to $6. Deduct the $1.80 I spent on bids and the item now has a value worth of a mere $4.20, and of course there would be the bank’s credit card transaction fees on top of that. What small amount is left of the item would be spent on gas driving to the store no doubt.. Who’s the fool here? I did win a camera valued at $170 a day later for $5. But the savings here soon went back into buying more bids as the adrenalin rush started to build. I sensed addiction forming.I see clearly now what would could have led me down a financial disastrous path by reading above comments. A dollar is too hard to earn today without having to lose it in this manner. I hope my comments may help others too.

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  • Ideot says:

    February 11th, 2012 at 2:10 am

    I just participated in that quibid gamble now and lost my money, it was fun though even though I lost about $400.00 on an item that ended at $75.00. we were about 11 real people and 2 bots when we started, some of the real people were also using bidomatic but then I was able to differentiate them from the real bots on the long run. I said that it was fun because it was overwhelming watching bot bid an item with me. we started bidding on a Nikon 1 v1 camera but while these two bots and few innocent people where using bidomatic, myself and some other innocent people were bidding manually, I watched some innocent people who participated in the auction using bidomatic run out of cash and withdrew but the two bots did not quit and never paused until the auction ended with one of them winning the item. because I and some other innocent people were bidding manually we were able to limit our number of bids, by the time we bid once the bot had already bid more than 6 times on the same item. since I started with these bots and spent about $400.00, that means each of them should have spent about $400*6 which is $2,400 for an item that retailed for $849.00.I have watched quibid stop me from participating on a bid several times because they claimed that I already spent almost the price for the Item, they would send me an email with buy it now option and encourage me to pay the little balance to purchase the item, so how can someone bid $2,400 for an item that retail for $849.00 without been interrupted? can you see why it is clear that quibid uses lots of bots? Let’s say that of the 11 real people that participated, 4 spent $100.00 each, another four spent $200.00 each, the other two spent $300.00 each and I spent $400.00, that’s a total of $2,200.00 and not $75.00 that you see as the winning price, for an item that retail for $849.00. I have made the last mistake and will never make it the second time. I wish anyone reading this can learn from my mistakes.

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    benny voyager says:

    February 10th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Beezid, quibids… etc. All the same nonsense. These sites will not sell you a 2400 television for 75 bucks. When someone says that on these review boards, you know they’re either working for said site or speaking out of their asshole. Seriously, if someone tells you that they won an ipad II for 40 bucks on some bs website, do you believe them?

    Save your money. These sites have their commercials on at like… 4:00am or something.

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    Chii says:
    February 16th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Very good! Thanks.

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    Billy Bob Thornton says:

    February 9th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    I think you’ve all been schooled! Keep you money for the Casino.

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    Lola says:

    February 8th, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    I don’t know how these ‘penny auction’ sites weave their way around legislation. Clearly, Quibids is a gambling site, not an auction site. I have definitely witnessed particular the same bidders winning auctions repeatedly (as sleuth mentioned in his post above). I decided to take notes during an auction I was bidding in and a few I was following. There is no doubt there is a plethora of dummy bidders and unfortunately, the rest of the bidders are legitimate people, who have started bidding in the auction and once you start, you don’t stop until you’ve run out of money.

    Legislators need to look at how these sites are advertising and operating as auction sites and force them to acknowledge and clearly display that they are gambling sites and display the proper gambling warnings.

    Shut them all down!!

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    esther says:
    February 12th, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Dummy bidders are the illegal way Quibids raises money!! Their personnel sit and bit — watch how they do it stupidly – they don’t even wait for the clock to move down. They start at 20 seconds and bit 2 against each other nonstop and then disappear — all they did was raise the money!! Disgraceful!!!!! Deceiptful

    Austin says:
    February 10th, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    The dummy bidders may not have developed strategies to win big auctions yet, but they still are human enough to understand how it works and that it is a gamble. And it’s fun! Even if I loose money, I still enjoy it! So let me play and if you don’t like it go do other things :)

    If the gov should shut down any large gambling institution it should be THE STOCK MARKET which is the largest ponzi scheme in the world!!!

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    BobZ says:

    February 8th, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    I paid the 60 bones to get me started, I chilled out and bid on one item, a waffle maker that I’ve been eyeballing…and I won for 4 cents!!!! 10.00 shipping with a retail price of around 60 bucks, saved 50 dollars!!’ …. so eat that naysayers, key is don’t bid on stuff that everybody and their mother wants!!

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    Dpringz says:
    February 15th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Actually that’s not true. He can get a refund on his used bids, or he can take the risk of bidding again. Let’s say he used 4 bids, He’d still have 96 bids to redeem for $57.60, which means he paid $12.44 for a $60 waffle iron or whatever the retail price happened to be.

    Delta says:
    February 9th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Actually you paid at least $70.64 for that waffle iron. Unless you bid and win something again. Then all the math changes. Look at it like this, you pay $60 to get started, $10 for shipping, and $0.64 for the bid (don’t forget your bidding fee of $0.60). Think about it! You Overpaid by $10.64?!?!! Oh and by the way keep on bidding on that crap nobody wants, I’ll keep my 55″ LG TV for lets see; $60 to get in, three bids for a total of 78.82, grand total $138.82. Retail price $2399 savings of $2260.80. BAMM!! That is how we roll. You need to go back to school BobZ.

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    sleuth says:

    February 8th, 2012 at 10:55 am

    As far as Quibids in the UK is concerned the auctions for voucher bids should be terminated. This would make the bidding fair for all participants and auctions would only rely on “real” bids.

    If you do participate in the UK version and you currently make bids for the vouchers, i.e., 15, 25, 100 bids – BEWARE – as you may be bidding against ‘ipada10850′ as this bidder tends to win the majority of the vouchers.

    The reason I bring your attention to this bidders username is because I cannot determine whether this is a genuine person or a BOT that has been programmed to outbid other bidders who will be bidding with “real” purchased bids. This username has won the majority of the voucher bids and to date over the last 28 days the nuber of wins of these voucher items comes to over 200 – all puchased with vouchers and not a real purchased bid in sight!

    So I say again – BEWARE – if you intend to bid for vouchers on the Quibids UK site otherwise you may end up using all your “real” bids that you have paid good money for.

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    ipada10850 says:
    February 10th, 2012 at 10:25 am

    My strategy is clear.

    I’ll pay any price to win voucher bids.

    some I pay over the odds but most I pay well under as many bidders now realize I’ll stop at nothing until I win so as soon as they see me bid they all stop.

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    Barbara says:

    February 7th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    How does this get investigated? What a ripoff…

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  • Alex says:

    February 7th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    I predict class actions lawyers will win this war.

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    run as fast as you can says:

    February 7th, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Not even worth your time. 45 minutes on 50 extra bids and still didn’t win. If its sounds to good to be true don’t be stupid it usually is!

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    realistic says:
    February 7th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Just cuz you didn’t win doesn’t mean someone else didn’t

  • Lucky One says:

    February 7th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    I’m so glad that I seen this site first. Just like others I wanted to try something new but after i seen all these comments I know that this site is not for me. So thanks to everyone that has posted on here to warn people just like myself.

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    Bill says:

    February 7th, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Not sure what the complaint is about. I have no affiliation with the company and quickly recognized what it i is -gambling. So far I am about $300 ahead but recognize I could end up even. Is it worth it? Yep – a computer for $20 is worth it warranty or no warranty. And these kind of items make great gifts!

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    Jennifer says:

    February 7th, 2012 at 1:18 am

    I’ve used Quibids a few times & won semi-big once. What I think is the problem is that most people do not take into account all costs involved & do their research 1st. You must decide how much you are willing to lose & how much you’re willing to spend on an item. BUT, prior to that, you MUST READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS. Quibids lays everything out VERY clearly in the articles on their site & recommends you start very small, like bidding on more bids…just to get the hang of it.

    For my experience, I’ve won bids & game plays multiple times, a Kitchen Aid stand mixer that I wound up paying full price for (but was the same price on Amazon) & an apartment size washer from Haier that I paid $75 for, including all bids & shipping…that saved me about $200!

    What others have said is true…do not buy bids or even start bidding until you’ve factored in ALL your costs, researched the “buy now” price on other websites and for God’s sake…READ THE RULES.

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    Rickie says:

    February 7th, 2012 at 12:47 am

    There’s some Quibid employees on here! So here’s my 1 star.

    This site is a SCAM. Your moneys better in a casino.

    Hope it gets shutdown asap. :)

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    Omer says:
    February 10th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    I agree!!!

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    Bob says:

    February 6th, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    The concept of Quibits and other sites like it a very good one but once you join the site, buy bids and start bidding on items you’re screwed. These sites put a timer on the tail end of an auction to give people more time to bid and drive the price of the item way up. This is not the true definition of an “auction”. An auction consists of a product, people to bid on said product, and a set amount of time for the auction to run. When time runs out, if you’re not the high bidder then you lose. That’s what an auction is. These websites may not be scams but they’re big time rip offs and I wouldn’t recommend anyone try them.

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    Jeremy says:
    February 10th, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Have you been to a real auction?! In a real auction bidding goes on until nobody wants to outbid the current high bidder. The bidders don’t state the price, the auctioneer does. They just raise their hand or raise their number. If somebody does outbid the high bidder then the auctioneer asks again for a new price (puts a timer on the tail end). Eventually its going once, twice, sold! Not even Ebay is considered a “true” auction.

    catherine says:
    February 9th, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    I’ve been to many live auctions and some items take a lot of time to finish bidding. In this respect quibids is more like a live auction than an online auction such as ebay.

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    Jon says:

    February 6th, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Half the people here need to learn the definition of a scam. I don’t know how many of the claims in the comments are true but there is a difference between a scam and gambling. EG:

    SCAM (some things that may or may not be true that people have been saying)
    (1) Selling items not in stock, then refunding only the winner
    (2) Setting up their own bot accounts with free bids to drive up the price of the auction

    If these things are happening then the site is a scam, quite obviously and irrefutably, but it also would have been shut down already, as there’s no one who can defend a website that provably does these things.

    NOT A SCAM
    (1) Running a penny auction where the buyers know the rules of the game
    (2) Starting a gambling website
    (3) Attracting the occasional idiot who thinks they’ve come across a goldmine website and expect dirt cheap stuff consistently.

    This is what Quibids is. The rules of the game are very clearly and repetitively defined on the website, and it is actually a fun and exciting idea (not to mention absolutely genius profit-wise). If you want to buy something off the internet, go to ebay, or amazon, or catch of the day. If you’re shopping at Quibids it’s because you enjoy things like playing the lottery, casino games, and raffles.

    And to the people who commented on how they got scammed by Quibids because they got promised cheap items and bought some bids with what little money they had and didn’t win anything, I have this to say: I feel very sad that people like you exist, who can’t think for themselves. What are you doing on an online gambling site when you don’t have much money? It’s not even like you were tricked into thinking this site wasn’t based on variance, they clearly told you how to play when you signed up. You deserve to lose all the money you did, and I hope you educate yourself on the difference between a lottery and a flea market in the future.

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    Vegas Joe says:
    February 25th, 2012 at 7:14 am

    “NOT A SCAM (1)STARTING A GAMBLING WEB SITE”, NO JUST ILLEGAL like these types of BS sites should be!!!!!!!! Bottom line is it’s amazing people believe they can get some thing for nothing! You might as well call Ms Cleo while your at it and for 2o bucks a minute she will tell you when to bid ;) BTW, for the person who blew 500 bucks “gambling” on there and said they might be addicted…news flash! GET HELP NOW!

    Framkel says:
    February 18th, 2012 at 1:30 am

    Why would it have been shut down already? The Internet has piss poor regulation. Just look at all the torrent sites where you can get movies and music for free.

    The penny sites could easily be doing #1 and #2 from your scam list. Who would know? Who would find out?

    Employees are probably making piles of cash, and they keep their pie holes shut.

    mick says:
    February 11th, 2012 at 3:08 am

    Lol,

    what a laugh! are you serious, how much did you get paid to talk this up!?

    You Should be a life coach for crack heads! they might believe what your saying, but speaking for most here, we don’t.

    happyface says:
    February 7th, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Agreed. Darwin would also agree. folks that can’t read or can’t figure out the odds would disagree. I don’t play the lotto but I had $60 burning a hole in my pocket last week so I threw it into this form of entertainment. Here’s what I learned, if you are absolutely determined to win an item an any cost then you should not play in this arena, you will meet people like yourself bidding on $10 items until one of you runs out of money. If you absolutely want an item then this is not your preferred choice of purchase. If you are unable to read people from their actions, then this is probably not your site. If you have no patience or you do not know the value of 60 cents then this is not your site. If you have poor timing with your hand/eye coordination then that’s not too bad and you can improve. But it’s really a gambling joint and you need not apply if you have ADHD because it does take a certain amount of careful studying of the bids and usually the ability to walk away from something that you want.

    Lola says:
    February 6th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    What?? They deserve to lose all the money they did? The process of education for most is cumulative. You could take a few lessons in compassion, pal. Your crass comment is simplistic, incompassionate and unkind – to wish such ill will on someone who may not have been exposed to positive education or who perhaps is underserved in their community. It would make sense that such a person would come to Quibids seeking to buy what they want at a price they can afford. It’s hideous thought processes like what you’ve expressed lurking behind the housing loan scams and wall street screwings that threw our country into recession as well as many other ills in the world.

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    Des says:

    February 5th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    I didn’t have a problem buying bids and was well aware that I may lose out completely. The problem was when 3 times in one auction the timer got to 1 sec with me as the winner then froze when it refreshed suddenly we were back to 10 sec. I did this for about an hour bidding intermittently. I stopped when my bids ran out. Here I am 4 hours later and the bid continues. Thing is I didn’t even start till it was at 10 sec! I will never try it again.

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    dave (not a quibids worker) says:
    February 8th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    it’s sure that if you had read the rules you’ll know that before and they give the tips to look at the site before starting to bid … what i did .. i am looking at this site (quibids) since about 3 or 4 weeks..(you’ll tell im stupid too waste my time ) but im not wasting my money!! look at big item (ipad 2 , led tv………) they start at 1cents but always end at 50$,75$,100$ even more so dont waste your bid at the beginning and do something else … come back an hour later and still there … maybe you can wait an other hour… then start too bid when it’s close to the recently sold price(just under the item pics… so you will not waste bids and time and maybe you’ll get what you want.

    From a guy that will maybe try .

    PS.. dealfun is a scam with programed bot… i try with free bids and i can tell you. quibids doesnt look like a scam , just gambling site.

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    Brad says:

    February 5th, 2012 at 10:10 am

    After reading way too many of your reviews it is obvious you all expected to win you iPad for pennies and then give up after spending a few dollars only to try again on another auction and lose it too when you didn’t win that one for a dollar either. I have no pity for you, because you aren’t very smart. You are the people who run up the price on auctions but don’t have the stomach to risk any real money. In four months of quibids I’ve won 22 auctions as follows.

    These include the following
    250 extra bids 6 wins $0.98, $2.40, $1.02, $4.53, $2.36, and $3.13 Grand total spent including the $1 per win processing fee $20.42 on a 153 bids

    100 Extra bids 3 wins $0.09, $0.98 and $1.01 Grand total spent including the $1 per win processing fee $2.05 on a total of 21 bids.

    400 purchased bids -111 spent on bid auctions +1800 bids won total spent = $240+$20.42+5.08 = $265.50

    $50.00 Shell Gas cards 6 wins $1.23, $2.22, 2.52, $0.81, $1.03, $4.97
    Total $12.78 +5x $2.49 shipping + 209 bids It took no more than 10 business days to receive any one of these wins in the mail. In case you can’t count I am already $34.50 ahead

    Nikon D3100 14MP Digital SLR Camera $29.77 ($679.99 retail) 147 Bids
    Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus $4.19 ($399.99 retail) 181 Bids
    Dyson AM02 Tower Fan $13.69 ($447.99 retail) 12 bids
    Cuisinart PerfecTemp Teakettle $0.12 ($79.99 retail) 4 bids
    Xbox 360 250GB Kinect Holiday Bundle $52.84 ($399.99 retail) 205 bids
    Yamaha YSP-3050 Digital Sound Projector $19.45 ($549.99) 121 bids
    Samsung Galaxy 10.1″ Tablet $32.36 ($599.99 retail) 307 bids

    I paid between $10 and $25 shipping on my items which is what you can expect to pay from a major carrier if you sent the items with proper insurance yourself. I didn’t win everything I bid on and made a lot of beginners mistakes like biding on things I either didn’t care enough to stay in for or thought I could get something for cheap. Quibids makes no bones about them making money on almost every auction and they tell you flat out you should expect to pay a third of retail plus shipping which they tell you the cost of right on the auction

    If you don’t win you shouldn’t feel cheated. This is a pay to play auction and really no different than any other sort of physical auction you pay money to participate in. If you don’t win on quibids after spending money on bids there is usually a reason, and that reason usually falls squarely at your own feet. If you want to win something make sure you know what your competitors have done in the past by looking their purchases. Watch several auctions for the same thing and get an idea how people are bidding that day. Don’t bid on something unless you are willing to lose money, because Murphy can cause havoc on any computer and in particular with web browsers. Last but not least on big ticket items don’t expect to use less than a hundred bids.

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    Paul's right says:
    February 19th, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    He did get the camera even with shipping at least 40% off

    I have not tried but you would have to set a limit for big ticket items like 500 bids x .60 = $300

    Then lets say you get the item for 50 plus shipping, that’s cheap for a decent slr for sure

    Figure you would just have to spam bid as the auction gets close to the end

    The advertising is really the only sketchy thing about it once you actually think about it, if they said you could get this item at 50% off and were honest everyone would be all over it.

    Paul says:
    February 11th, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    To sr and joe. So take the most expensive thing this guy bought which was the camera that retailed for $680, they stated they won it for $29.77, so take the 60 cents per bid and multiply by the number of bids which would be 367 and it totals $220.20. So even if the same person bid on this item 367 times, they would still pick it up for less then half the price. Obviously you don’t even realize simple math.

    sr says:
    February 10th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    don’t forget you have to add in the .60 per bid to the total so things aren’t quite as good as you think.

    joe says:
    February 10th, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    whatever

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    mick says:

    February 5th, 2012 at 4:49 am

    out of the rating, the lowest i could choose was a 1 star- dreadful. that was the best that i could choose this scam from a list. There should be a ” im a rip off, misleading peice of crap and should be shutdown star”!

    The auctions dont exist, they time out and start over if you bid, and still take your bids off you when they rest back to 12 seconds with edwando gonzalez being the highest bidder,
    not to metion the stealing of 60 bucks to start with

    dont bother

    theres my thoughts

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    Panther6834 says:

    February 5th, 2012 at 1:10 am

    I won’t say anything specifically about quibids.com, as what I am about to say applies to ALL so-called “penny auction” sites. But, before I get to that, I have something equally, if not more, important to say regarding all of the reviews you read related to these sites. Using the typical 1 to 5-star rating system, I recommend being slightly wary of any reviews with a 3-star rating, and as for reviews with 4 & 5-star ratings, I would HIGHLY recommend NOT believing a word they say.

    The great majority…I would even be willing to go so far as to say ALL…of the 4 & 5-star reviews, as well as most of the 3-star reviews, have been written by people directly involved in these sites. They have two purposes, first, to bolster the overall rating of each site, as reviewed on each review website, in hopes of boosting people’s opinions of said “auction” sites, and second, to provide false & misleading information about the sites, the deals that can be obtained, the reliability of said sites & deals, etc, etc, etc.

    No matter how you look at it, these sites ARE scams, and, sooner or later, they WILL get shut down. While the sites, themselves, might be operating within the realm of the law (and even that’s questionable), the advertising of these sites (commercials, internet advertising, email ads, etc) is, most definitely, breaking state AND federal laws, as their ads, VERY easily, fall within the realm of “false advertising”. Interesting enough, shutting down these sites is easier done than most people realize…but it takes getting enough people involved to do it. Being that their ads DO constitute false advertising, it’s just a matter of getting the State Attorneys from several states involved. Once several states were on-board, it would be taken to the federal level, and once the federal government was involved, that would, shortly thereafter, be the end of these sites.

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    Kasia says:
    February 13th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    It’s kind of hilarious that you post that you shouldn’t believe 4-5 star ratings. How do YOU know if they are true or not? The fact is that you don’t. YOU think it’s a scam, so you assume that anyone who doesn’t think it’s a scam is obviously lying.

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    Lynn says:

    February 4th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    I just joined Quibids and realized quickly (not quickly enough) that the auction never ends. Nothing happens until the last few minutes…then the minute you bid – someone (quibid drone)bids and the time goes back to 15 seconds – I watched it happen for 1 hour and every time it winded down to 1 or 2 seconds – the bid reverted back to 15 seconds – ad finitem!! My bad and I deserved to lose $67 – what a chump – whatever looks like it is too good to be true…truley is

    Cheers

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    JG says:

    February 4th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Scam– should be forced to register as a gambling site

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    Bobby Boy says:

    February 4th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    It is not an auction, it is a RAFFLE, nothing more, nothing less.

    Like all the money you put into lotteries over the years, the vast majority never see again…you lose.

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    Nigel says:

    February 4th, 2012 at 2:07 am

    Scams like this should be banned by the supposedly independant “ACMA” (q.v.) the nominal Australian broadcasting “control” body. However, if one studies up on ACMA one will discover that his body is actually controlled by the broadcasting companies themselves. Self censorship has always been an oxymoron, and the Quibids broadcasts make this even more obvious.

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    JOA says:

    February 4th, 2012 at 12:35 am

    Do not participate – the site is hacked and there are bidders with over 10,000 available bids at their disposal all the time. I kept track of the site and bidder’s “names” and caught several bidding on more than one item at one time – mostly more bids! I do hope the site is investigated and required to have a unbiased third party monitoring at all times. There are “recipes” for hacking at you tube an other sites – which is illegal. Hackers advise what number to hack over and over to build up your bank in order to stay under the radar of the automated system. Big problem – it is just a model and is automated. Do not use the site. Invest your pennies in yourself and not another person you cannot even look in the eye.

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    Austin says:
    February 10th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    The site is legit. You don’t know what you’re talking about.

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    sambobhob says:

    February 3rd, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Quidbids is just starting to advertise in Australia
    Thank all you people who have provided the assesment of this scam

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    Chris says:

    February 3rd, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    I am sitting here humored by the fact that on the screen where I am supposed to see live auctions everything has stayed at the exact same price and that the only thing that changes after a little bit of having the screen open is the name that supposedly bids on it.

    Here’s how the site works, you pay money for each bid and and they have a computer system the puts up money every time that they get close to losing an item. They let some things go at really good prices so they can claim that they have a good company and the only reason they have good reviews is because they pay off certain people to write amazing reviews and flood the internet with those to make it seem like they are saints. They are a scam, like anything in life if it seems to good to be true it is. If you want good deals do research and compare online as sites like these are complete scams.

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    Brad says:

    February 3rd, 2012 at 7:09 am

    I was sucked in by the tv advertising. I won 3 auctions with my $52 of bids. 1 thing was worth $9.95, I bought it for $0.02… What a deal…not!!!
    They then wanted to charge me $9.95 delivery, so If I continued with the sale, being a toothbrush holder! (???) I would’ve been a loser. The 2nd thing. A cupcake stand. I didn’t complete this one either, even though I won it for a few cents. The one I am still waiting to receive is a $10 target card, that I bought for $0.02. Great deal, well no
    They charge $4.39 for postage and handling, and that was dec 27, and still not received by feb 3, even though I’ve received emails and the status is complete

    SO THIS $10 GIFT CARD COST $48 + GST FOR THE INITIAL BID PACK, AND $4.39 IN FEES

    THIS IS A TOTAL SCAM AND SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN

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    Pete says:
    February 5th, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    I’ve won lots of stuff at great prices including the cost of the bids and postage. Dont know what all the fuss is about, you buy your bids, join an auction and hope you win.

    britney says:
    February 3rd, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    thanks for saying this because i was just gonna buy an ipad. you half to now its a rip off because the ipad was just 62 cents?

    Gabriel (maybe) says:
    February 3rd, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    But what happens if you win bids???

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    yeah... says:

    February 2nd, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    if it sounds too good to be true…

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    Tim says:

    February 1st, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Do the items even physically exist? What a scam business model to get people to forego money for items that do not exist? False user names and a computer system to make erroneous bids?

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    dano says:
    February 2nd, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    i have a friend that won a pair of earrings, a 25.00 gift card and a hp computer that she got for $26.00. I to thought it was a scam until she received all 3 and the computer is out of this world…

    north says:
    February 2nd, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    not even nessesary

    other penny auctions have been busted using automated systems to both drive up the bids, and to ensure the company always wins the bid.

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    Abalone says:

    February 1st, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Total scam. Don’t let these scoundrels get rich off your hard earned dollars. If u want to auction stick with eBay

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  • Angelique Facundo says:

    February 1st, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Couldn’t have said it better myself.

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  • lorenhooper1 says:

    February 1st, 2012 at 8:44 am

    I will not be participating thanks ya’ll

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    KenR says:

    February 1st, 2012 at 12:49 am

    As far as Penny Auction sites goes, QuiBids appears to have been among the best. The problem is that far too many people don’t do enough research on these type of sites and understand how they work, and develop a strategy for how to approach its auctions.

    Quibids was not the first site I tried. On the first site, when all was said and done, I took a loss and learned quite a few lessons. I went to Quibids because every bid you buy can be used toward the purchase of an item. If you don’t win, you may not get the best deal (especially when you include the handling fee), but then, I’ve seen a lot worse at various online and physical stores for many of the items.

    I’ve only gone after items that I intended to buy anyway. I’ve watched a number of auctions for those items and got to ‘learn’ some of the people on them. And, I never expect to ‘hit a homerun.’ If I can win a $200 item for $180 including handling, that is a savings of $20. For most items I have bid on, I ended up using the buy it now option. However, over the last 10 months, I’ve saved over $500 for everything that I have gotten compared with the value. It may be 10% or less in the overall savings, but it is savings.

    I hadn’t been there in a few months until about a week ago (other things in life going on, and didn’t have the time to watch some of the auctions to try to get what I wanted), but I was disappointed to see that they dropped all the gift cards over $50 (going after the $200 cards for walmart or somewhere I would be shopping anyway is always worthwhile).

    For those who have seen many people bidding many more bids than it ‘should have allowed,’ (e.g. more than 100 bids for a $60 item), many or all the bids being used are not ‘purchased’ bids, but are voucher bids. A voucher bid doesn’t count toward the buy-it-now option, so, it won’t expire.

    Also, when bidding on an item that has a “+20 bids” or something like that, for the value and buy-it-now, the value of the extra bids will be tacked on. So, if it is a $15 card, add in the additional $12 in the value for what it would take to buy it now. (I was ‘burned’ once toward the beginning because I failed to read some of the FAQs.)

    What I have seen in too many cases is people buy their minimum number of bids at the beginning ($60), go after some big ticket item to try to win it, and then lose that money because they had no intention of paying full price. I’ve only gone after things that I was planning on purchasing anyway, and that has likely made the big difference with my experience.

    But, is QuiBids for everyone? No, it is not. But, it does have its place. Like anything, you just need to research before jumping on board.

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    Ladonna says:
    February 7th, 2012 at 5:12 am

    No Ben I have uses quibids data on every auction and it is always more than the average they advertise

    Jack9 says:
    February 3rd, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    QuiBids is just Swoopo rebranded.

    Ben says:
    February 2nd, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Look up Quibid Data! Its a site that has all the information you need to win on Quibids. It gathers info daily from Quibids and stores it in an online database..

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    TIm says:

    January 31st, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    I have no horse in this race. I was reading about Quibids after I heard of it from a friend. I’m not a member, have never placed a bid there, but did think that the BBB’s report would/should be of interest! Here is the link:

    http://www.bbb.org/oklahoma-city/business-reviews/penny-auctions/quibids-in-oklahoma-city-ok-90016706

    It does appear to me that there are many people with a vested interest (perhaps employees?) praising and asking questions on the FAQ page of the Quibids website, but if the BBB has earned it’s reputation as arbiter of these things, then perhaps there is something to the “make sure you understand the site” point so many have made.

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    Bret says:
    February 4th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    I no longer trust what the BBB says. They have been proven to give good ratings to companies as long as the company is a member of the BBB. There are multiple recent news stories about the BBB giving bad ratings to companies and then changing those ratings when the company joins the BBB.

    I have a friend who was threatened by the BBB. He owns an electrical contracting company. The BBB threatened to give him a bad rating if he didn’t join them. He told them to pound sand. Now that I’ve seen the news stories about the BBB and how they do business I would never join them or trust their ratings of any company.

    Its better to get real life reviews from forums like this on the internet.

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    Quibidder says:

    January 31st, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Quibids is what it is and does what it says it does. The lost art of reading and listening needs to be employed by Quibids users if they are to understand what they are getting into. Quibids, in fact, goes through great pains to explain EXACTLY how they work. I will agree on one thing, however, and that is that in its advertising Quibids should add the words “plus the cost of bids” when it talks about the prices paid for some items. It is entirely possible to buy an item at a fraction (like 10%) of its retail cost INCLUDING BIDS. And, unless I’m a rare customer, then it’s not rare for that to happen at all. All this being said, Quibids is not for everyone. Not unlike the stock market, there are risks and you could end-up losing money. Quibids regards itself as an entertainment company. That’s probably a fair assessment. Ebay is definitely “safer” in the way the bidding works, but because of the multitude of different sellers, Ebay is not perfect or fool-proof either. There is still some risk, though one of them isn’t losing the value of all your bids.

    The bottom line is, Qibids is not a scam. It is what it is. That is not to say that it isn’t risky – it definitely is. Can you come out ahead? Yes, you can. You can also come out behind. Read and play carefully!

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    Jim says:

    January 31st, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    For all the paid employees here that try to defend quibids let me ask you a question. This is just one test I made to see if this site is legit. Once you have bid more times than the product is worth it stops your bidding and gives you option to buy it now. For example a item is retailed at $60. Once you have placed 100 bids x .60 being $60 you cannot bid anymore. Ok we all understand that. Why would you keep bidding right? Well I watched an auction going on for a 15 bid voucher. Vouchers are bids you can acquire for various amounts. I watched as a bidding war was one for this 15 bid voucher. It got down to 4 people who had been going at it for a while so it was primed for me to jump in and get this item. I started bidding. I made sure I bid 15 times and then of course the site would not let me bid anymore because I had just bid the amount the item was worth. It’s $9 for 15 bids. I bid 15 times x .60 equals $9. Wouldn’t you know I tracked at least 4 people who bid more than 15 times and the two that were left when I jumped in had bid more than 20 times each when I jumped in an were still bidding after I was kicked out of the bidding. They were going toe to toe with me the whole time. Both of these two supposed real people had each bid at least 50 times to acquire 15 bids. First of all even with a lot of stupid people in the world who would use 50 bids to acquire 15 bids? I mean duh. When they win they will actually have 35 bids less than when they started. Secondly no matter what stupidity cannot be used as an excuse here because they should not have still been in the auction after their 15th bid. It’s impossible to do. Let the employees of quibids that are commenting here explain that. The company definitely has bots or ghost profiles or shills or whatever other name you want to give to computer generated profiles on that site to run up the bidding. No doubt about it.

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    sleuth says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 11:49 am

    … and that is one of the reasons why the bidding process is unfair.

    This form of bidding should be terminated immediately.

    There should also be a cap on the number of voucher wins during a 29-day period as per their rules for other products.

    A UK bidder called ipada10850 has won over 100 auctions for vouchers in the last 3 weeks. What is ironic is that this particular bidder has overbid for vouchers of low value which leads me to believe that ipada10850 is somehow in league with Quibids in order to get other bidders to use up their real purchased bids.

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    Ryan says:

    January 31st, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Perhaps the winning bid came just after one bid, putting the person over the top – 60cents, not the $1300 you claim the REAL cost is. You’re equally as misleading.

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  • M Saidul Karim says:

    January 31st, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Thanks to you all for taking time to explain all these closed door traps.

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    Martin says:

    January 30th, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Also need mentioning that the biggest part of this scam relates to refunds of items that are “not in stock”.

    Countless “winners” have documented stories where they have won an item which was not delivered because QuiBids was out of stock. They do in most cases refund the winner (though whether it is with cash or more bids/credit etc I’m not exactly sure) , HOWEVER they do not refund all the losing bidders who were in effect bidding on non-existent items !!

    There’s also countless stories of people who have won large ticket items like iPads who have been told that they’re not in stock yet they still have live iPad auctions going on AT THE SAME TIME !!!! How can you be out of stock of an item yet still holding holding auctions for them !?

    It’s is simply outrageous, an absolute fraud and con job ! Stick to eBay or Catch of the Day ..

    STAY WELL CLEAR OF QuiBids

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    Brandon says:

    January 30th, 2012 at 12:58 am

    When I first joined Quibids over a year and a half ago it was an excellent site. I won a lot of great products at great prices including a wonderful 42″ LG TV that I love. I was on it a lot and I was winning and it really seemed legit. Recently the site has changed greatly. Now if I bid on an auction it seems much more like I end up bidding against bots which Quibids claims don’t exist on their site, but after watching a lot of auctions recently and seeing how the bidding process has changed I don’t believe in the site anymore. I also think that there may be bidders that work for the site now where there didn’t use to be judging on certain experiences I have had where one person will keep an auction going by bidding with less than 1 second remaining successfully over 100 times in a row and then stop prolonging the auction as soon as you decide to stop bidding or run out of bids and a third person who is either teaming up with them or also working for the site bids and wins. I thought it might be a coincidence, but I’ve seen it happen in auctions I have participated in or watched multiple times recently in the exact same way.
    I am happy I got what I did from the site in the past, but I cannot continue to participate after seeing what I have on the site. I believe this is a company that originally had high morals of business and operated well, but no longer does.

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    Steve says:
    February 5th, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Absolutely true! I have been in auctions where at 1 second, I was still the high bidder, then the clock pauses, and all of the sudden the auction is over and somebody else is the winner. This all happened within just a few seconds. SO, if someone else had indeed placed a bid, the clock would have reset. IT DID NOT! I contacted Quibids and of course they did not find any problems with their system.

    Another time I won and Apple Airport… I was told that they were out of stock, and yet they were still running auctions for the same product! In an email, they wrote that this shouldn’t be the case and that they would look into it… meanwhile I was offered a refund, or a gift certificate for the same value. I was only given a few choices of stores/gas stations to choose from. When I asked about a particular one that they had up on the “auction” site I was told that I could only choose one of the 3 that they offered in the earlier email.

    If you know you plan to purchase something and have a lot of time to waste then perhaps Quibids could pay off. Higher priced items can be auctioned for a LONG time though. The Buy It Now option is the only thing that could save you from losing a lot of money. Whatever you spent on bids can be used towards the cost of the item. BUT, if you do a quick check online, you’ll see that the price you’ll pay for it on Quibids will be more. Sometimes a lot more… depends on the item, of course. For computers, tv’s, etc.. you might also consider if having the manufacturers warranty is important to you.

    Thanks to everyone for all the other advise!

    Sally says:
    February 4th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    I totally agree! I registered with Quibids in March 2011 and have witnessed the same thing. In addition, on two separate occasions over the last 4 months I was bidding on high end laptop computers and the system paused and the clock was NOT reset. The last bidder automatically won the auction. I contacted Quibids and their response was that they went back and reviewed their records which showed that the clocks were reset. This did not happen! I witnessed this on two separate occasions. Quibids did NOT even refund the bids which I had placed. I will never use Quibids again! BEWARE!!!

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    SIngle mum of two says:

    January 29th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    I am horrified. I silly enough joined up, being a trusting person. It took me weeks to save the money but hoping that I could win a few nice things for my children, as ebay and auction sites are the only way that we can afford most things. We don’t have a lot and didn’t expect anything big like a TV or car like most, instead every item I have tried bidding on I have lost. To the Quibids company or their computer system I don”t know, but I am taking my money and running, as far away from this site as possible and will be warning everyone I know and anyone who will listen to avoid in like the plague. Quibids you should be so ashamed of yourselves doing this to innocent families like ours who can’t afford to loose money. I am so glad that there are some nice people out there warning others of Quibid. Thanks Chuck for the advice, I will always google “Scams” from now on BEFORE getting into anything.

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    SIngle mum of two says:

    January 29th, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    I am horrified. I silly enough joined up, being a trusting person. It took me weeks to save the money but hoping that I could win a few nice things for my children, as ebay and auction sites are the only way that we can afford most things. We don’t have a lot and didn’t expect anything big like a TV or car like most, instead every item I have tried bidding on I have lost. To the Quibids company or their computer system I don”t know, but I am taking my money and running, as far away from this site as possible and will be warning everyone I know and anyone who will listen to avoid in like the plague. Auibids you should be so ashamed of yourselves doing this to inocent families like ours who can’t afford to loose money. I am so glad that there are some nice people out there warning others of Quibid. Thanks Chuck for the advice, I will always google “Scams” from now on BEFORE getting into anything.

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    Vomit says:

    January 29th, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    QUIBIDS IS A SCAM!!! Better off buying the items at Walmart, eBay, Target, etc…at least you can return or get your money back if something is wrong with the item. I just don’t understand why you have to pay for a bid if it is an auction. You should be able to bid for free and as many times as you want.

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    JPPUMPIN says:

    January 29th, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    It’s funny to see all the neg. comments. I got on Quibids, actually read the terms. LOL! have won and lost. I have a casino in my town. It’s the same thing. I’ts supposed to be fun. If it becomes a problem, quit, or get help. Read the instructions!

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    jimmy says:

    January 29th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    this site IS currently under investigation… Please do not waste your money, when and I say WHEN not if, this site is shut down it will be years of litigation before your money is refunded… if it is ever refunded. This site and numerous other “penny auction” sites will soon be illegal and verified as fraud. You’ve been warned. The BBB is also looking into this site and has a rating of NR meaning the company refuses to disclose information… and why would they refuse to disclose information??? fraud. Better luck ebuying.

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  • Me says:

    January 29th, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    All I have to say about quibids is that $383.47 spent on bids for gift cards paid for a new fridge gas stove dishwasher and hood vent for my kitchen. I wish everyone else here luck if they choose to use quibids!

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    Mike says:

    January 29th, 2012 at 11:56 am

    This site is an absolute scam. I paid $60 to join and was excited thinking with all the TV ads this must be a legit company. After couple of weeks of just watching I finally delved in and started bidding on some small items such as a $10 Target gift card. After wasting 10 bids which cost me $6 ($0.60 per bid), I gave up. I then got an email from quibids that offered the $10 gift card at a buy it now price of $19 ??? This is beyond crazy.
    In their site they said “when you don’t win an item, we don’t want you to leave empty handed, so we will offer you a buy it now at discount price”! Well I did, a $10 item for $19! In what planet is that considered discount?
    In my outrage I cancelled my account immediately and left some 80 bids unused. I sent an email asking them to refund whatever money back but I don’t think I will get any back from them.
    This is an absolute and utter crazy none sense scam. Don’t waist your time and money on them. They should be shut down for mis-leading the public.

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    Martin says:

    January 29th, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Seriously Brett, not to be mean, but I would seriously stop wasting your time. You don’t have a shred of credibility left. No reasonable, normal person would spend so much time and effort defending something that they didn’t have a vested interested in. I think you should just come clean and just say that you work for the site or have a stake in it and are just trying to explain to people how it works.

    As for the business model, I think it uses false pretenses and is extremely deceptive and goes against what a reasonable person would consider to be a fair auction. It is clearly more akin to a gambling site. The advertising used is also deceptive. When someone says they “won” and iPad for $50.00 they’re really saying that 5000 x 60 cent bids were made on the item. The amount an item sold for has no correlation to the amount that a person had to spend on bids.

    Unlike eBay, there is a massive conflict of interest with QuiBids, as the site is acting as both the seller and the auctioneer, that is a huge red flag. Could you imagine if a real estate agent was allowed to act in the same way ? They would be charged with fraud and I will be referring QuiBids to the ACCC and Office of Fair Trading here in Australia as the current way the site works may not be entirely legal.

    One aspect I can’t work out and am highly suspicious about is the advice they give about “starting out small” and to go for “cheaper less popular items”. That to me absolutely stinks of some sort scam. If it is open and fair as claimed then what difference should it make as long as I’m the last bidder ? Even if it is my very first bid after signing up, if I’m the last person to make a bid in the final 10 seconds then I should win. Constantly being told by Brett and the site to start small and not to go for big items etc I think is another way of saying that until you spend a certain amount (ie on losing bids) then there is some sort of lock out or bot mechanism that kicks in to stop you winning until you have reached some sort of threshold.

    I would say , not is all as it seems and read the fine print. Save your screenshots from auctions and account balances and keep in mind that if you do feel that you have been defrauded contact your credit card as they have dedicated departments that deal with such issues.

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    dcinptown says:

    January 29th, 2012 at 11:05 am

    sir your math is incorrect. The gamble here is the quantity of YOUR bids x.60 = ??? not total bids.

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    Pay attention not QuiBids says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Nope, you’re wrong! Each person buys bids and each time you use a bid, you lose it. This means that all of the losing bids went straight to Qubids. (# of losing bids + # of winning person’s bids) x .60 = Qbids earnings

    The winner pays: (# of bets x .60) + winning bid price + shipping = $$$$$$

    If Quibids doesn’t have the item EVERY PERSON THAT BID DOES NOT GET THEIR BIDS BACK! Plus the winning person has to settle for a “comparable” item or get refunded their winning bid price ONLY which means the person paid for shipping and bids for nothing.

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    Russell from Oz says:

    January 29th, 2012 at 2:36 am

    QBids is definitely a scam… I won an auction for kitchen scales however they can’t supply them, so have offered me some options… I bet they never told all the losing bidders that they were bidding on an item that didn’t exist.

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    Steve says:

    January 28th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    I know someone who works for this company and he told me the company uses bots to keep the bids running for hours. They are already being investigated. This is a complete scam. It’s going to be a very short matter of time before they are shut down.

    Please folks….. Don’t waste your money.

    I’m not saying this because I’ve lost any money. I’ve never spent any money.

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    Marel says:
    January 30th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    I hope this company shuts down. Too many people getting scamed.

  • Chuck says:

    January 28th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Before I sign up for anything on the net I first do a google “scams” search. So before signing up for quibids, I googled “quibids scam” and because of all the negative reviews I pretty much got the idea and decided not to sign up with quibids. To those of you who that saved me at least $60 I say Thank You.

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    Alex says:

    January 28th, 2012 at 11:30 am

    That bow-legged twit on their commercials doesn’t add any credibility to this pathetic fraudulent website. I don’t know what nauseates me more. The slimy “company” (what a bunch of sleazoids!) or that idiotic frog who shakes her head after every word?!

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  • sleuth says:

    January 28th, 2012 at 10:34 am

    I believe that the retail side of this business is quite genuine but I have some serious reservations about the bidding process for the voucher prizes. If you use Quibids in the USA you should take note of the name of the bidder(s) who win the voucher auctions and note if it is the same bidders.

    In the Quibids UK version, I have noticed that one particular bidder called ipada10850 keeps winning the majority of the voucher auctions and during the last three weeks has accumulated over 6000 voucher bids, all funded with vouchers which are NOT real bids. Therefore, in order to win all these vouchers this particular person, or could it possibly be a computer, has not spent one penny of his own money to win the voucher auctions. This bidding practice is grossly unfair on all the other bidders as it only encourages all the other bidders to use their real bids which have been purchased with their hard-earned cash.

    Also, this particular bidder will outbid all other bidders irrespective of how many voucher bids are used to win the voucher auction. The problem is that this type of bidding practice deprives other bidders of winning the voucher auction but only serves top inflate the price.

    Quibids should change the rules immediately in all countries to stop this bidding loophole. They say they limit the number of wins to 12 in a 28-day period. This rule should also be applied to the number of product wins including voucher wins or the number of voucher wins alone. If there is any hint of a possible scam, this is where it may lie.

    Quibids should start getting their act together and change the rules to make the bidding process for vouchers more fair for all bidders.

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    Pete says:
    January 29th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    I agree on the limit rule being applied to vouchers – ipada10850 has his model and has cleared up in this respect. Sometimes he/she does pay way over the odds in vouchers but a lot of the time the mere sight of him/her bidding means everyone else stops and so he/she gets a real bargain. He/she is also very fond of game plays a great way to get free bids.

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    Hi says:

    January 28th, 2012 at 6:16 am

    I wanted the Olympus 8010 digital camera. Amazone sells the Olympus camera for $189.00. Did not want to spend $189.00, so i registered for sixty bucks. I won the Olympus camera for $1.33 plus $8.00 for shipping. I noticed i had bids left so i jumped in another auction and won a Samsung PL120 worth $109.00. I ended up paying $40 for each camera, not bad!

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    Douglas Herbert says:

    January 27th, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Brett,
    Why don’t you come out and admit you work for this company. You have about as much credibility as a snake. Only a crook tries to justify how they rip off the public. You can use all the lame excuses you want, just as all scam artists do, it doesn’t change the fact that you and your company are rip off artists.

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    Truthie says:

    January 27th, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    QuiBids isn’t a scam, but it is a ripoff. They also engage in a lot of scam-worthy behavior, so think twice about who you want to give your money to. One thing not noted in the review above: you need to purchase 100 bids at signup (costs $60). Also note the most important part of the review: some products will NOT come with a real warranty.

    Lastly: ignore all the obviously paid comments by QuiBids’ internet team in the comment thread above.

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    Bern says:

    January 27th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Scamming nonsense. The folks who say its great are either:
    a) Quibids employes, or
    b) Plain stupid

    Sure you might win something, but the odds are just like gambling in a slot machine. Most of the time the house wins. If you are happy to gamble your hard earned cash go ahead, but it is in no way a fair auction.

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    Marel says:
    January 30th, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Well said. Your rating should be all over the web ON EVERY PAGE.

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    julius says:

    January 27th, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Listen people. We are all grown, you don’t need to worry abot the next person bidding for a product. If you see something you like,then go for it. If you don’t then just look farther. No one is holding a gun to your head. it’s an auction,which means they are selling a prouct. Regardless of the money they make,as long as YOU get it for a GREAT price, who cares. Don’t bid or go there. no one is making you. If you don’t know how to deal,then don’t deal. You pay to play..

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    Jon says:
    January 29th, 2012 at 8:23 am

    Quibids is like playing against the house. The odds are stacked up against you. Whether the slot machines, crap tables etc, majority goes to quibids. This site is disguised as a auction site but in reality it’s principal and business model is based on odds. Not fair that you play against bots as well.. plus if you do the math, bids process, and if you do win you are still left cheated… Why go thru this process when you can get name brands with warranties and return policies at box stores or verified online locations.. Your better to go on kijji or other sites to find these items. At the end of the day you leave cheated.

  • Phil says:

    January 27th, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Hey Brett, it’s pretty obvious who you’re working for.

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  • You screwed yourself says:

    January 26th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Please all of you who complain that you lost your money, too bad!
    Saying that you had no idea that you would pay $60 for thoses bids or I walked away from my computer and it kept bidding for me! READ before you start blowing away you money! Would you buy a car without reading the contract? Do you go to a casino and say I had no idea that it would cost me money to play? People, do you know how stupid you all sound? Please, do me a favor, stay away from Quibids so That the rest of us who know what we are doing win!

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    mike says:
    January 27th, 2012 at 12:17 am

    So how long do you think Quibids would last without relying on these stupid people?You could not get these great deals without their money. There can be only one winner,all the rest are losers. Me thinks you screwed yourself.

  • meta says:

    January 26th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    You know I have been seeing the commercials and I need a new car, so I was going to give it a try, uhhh not now I dnt wanna bet and hope!!!! uh rather GAMBLE in Vegas,thanks for the info good and bad.

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    Brett says:

    January 26th, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Quibids is not a scam.

    Basically since people pay for bids, this company makes a lot of money off all the losing bids. Yes, they sometimes make A LOT of money off certain auctions. They do lose money on auctions as well.

    If you sign up for this service thinking you will win a big ticket item (hdtv, ipad, laptop, etc.) right off the get go, you will soon be out of your hard earned money. Know the risk involved before giving them your credit card information. Read about how their site operates, their beginner’s guide, and frequently asked questions links. If you do this, you will have a better understanding of how this site works and whether or not it’s for you.

    If you think this site is a scam, look into casinos, state lotteries, and Amway. Tell me those aren’t scams.

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    Jaz says:
    February 4th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    The difference with casinos/lotteries versus Quibids is that one is gambling and one is (supposedly) auctioning. Quibids is NOT an auction site, it’s a gambling site and should be advertised as such. It should also fall under the same gambling regulations as casino’s etc.

    justin says:
    January 27th, 2012 at 1:50 am

    they paid you to say that. it’s a scam and you know it

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    ruth says:

    January 26th, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    lost a lot got nothing

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    Bob says:

    January 26th, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Everyone I know that has went on Quibid has gotten a $2500 tv for $75.32 or an Ipod2 for $88.22. Seems like a great deal. My brother got a 2012 Ford F150 for $1,056.22. He’s happy with the price, but wishes it had 4 wheel drive.

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    Zoe says:
    February 10th, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Quibids is a scam i have no proof but you can just tell. i mean come on getting a macbook pro for less than $100 dollars seriously they should shut it down

    Mike says:
    January 29th, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    I decided to lose 80 bids and closed my account immediately. This company is an absolute scam and should be shut down immediately. What does it say to you when I’d rather lose the money invested than to try and win something! I am scared that they have my CC information. I will call my CC for refund.

    Real says:
    January 28th, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Alex. Can you provide any evidence that my comments are not accurate.

    Alex says:
    January 28th, 2012 at 11:33 am

    What a pile of bs

    Real says:
    January 28th, 2012 at 9:13 am

    I AM NOT AFFILIATED WITH QUIBIDS IN ANY WAY. I AM ONLY COMMENTING FROM THE STANDPOINT THAT WE LIVE IN AMERICA AND ARE ENTITLED TO FREE ENTERPRISE.

    I cannot believe the comments here that assumably come from intelligent people familiar with buying on the internet.

    First of all, when you sign up for quibid, you agree to the terms. Why do you people have a problem with the terms AFTER you have agreed to them.

    Secondly, why does anyone have a problem with private enterprise making a profit? I wonder how many of the commentators have Apple or Microsoft products – companies which have made 100′s of millions of dollars selling products.

    Why should anyone care of the seller makes money as long as the buyer gets a deal. Is there a risk you will spend money bidding and not get the product, of course there is and if you are not willing to take the risk, don’t bid.

    We all want good deals when we buy something. But if someone wants to buy a $1399 TV for $120 bucks, you have to believe there is considerable risk involved in that transaction.

    Bottom line here is if you don’t like the system, don’t use it. Just because you don’t like it doesn’t mean there are others that will feel the same way. If you read the agreement before you begin bidding, you should have no complaints.

    Brett says:
    January 26th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Jon,

    I feel pretty good. I still get good deals and someone else gets rich. I would feel worse if I owned anything made by Apple. Apparently people try killing themselves who work at the factories who make their components. True story.

    Jon says:
    January 26th, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    if you read the small print each one cent you bid is actually costing you 60 cents. As such, a item that sells for Quibids $10 actually makes them $600 in real money (1000 bids at 60 cents)

    do the math now:

    75.32@60=4519.20
    88.22@60=5293.20
    1056.22@60=63373.20

    how do you feel now?

    liar says:
    January 26th, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    yeah ok. sounds like you would never lie

  • Shel says:

    January 25th, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    This was an awesome review! I’m so glad that I came here and read this! Thanks so much for explaining what they really do!

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    Brett says:
    January 26th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Shel,

    Hopefully you took some of this advice with a grain of salt. It’s true, this company makes a lot of money doing what they do. It’s not a scam though. If you don’t like the risk versus reward, and isn’t for you, that’s ok. Just don’t be like some of the people on here blindly yapping about how it’s a scam though.

  • Tina says:

    January 25th, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    I’m remodeling my front room and was in need of a new TV so i thought i would check it out. I found a 32″ Panasonic for 16.54 I was amazed!!! Then a coworker told me it probably was to good to be true so i looked in to it more. Thank goodness after reading all your stories. I think the people who run this sight should be ashamed of themselves. I hope they get shut down!!!!

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    218 says:
    January 28th, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    But their commercials are false advertising cuz they say “it only costs one cent a bid!” When it really costs 60 cents so in my opinion they should be shut down. I know that they have the fine print on their website and people should read that before they just blindly start doing something they don’t know that much about but then y don’t they tell this to people on the commercials?

    Brett says:
    January 26th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Tina,

    They won’t get shut down. If it’s not for you, leave it at that.

  • mike says:

    January 25th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    brett should be on tv telling us what he won. then they would not need an actor. you would think that there ads would be full of satisfied customers.

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    Brett says:
    January 26th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Mike,

    I know you’re being sarcastic, but thanks!

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    Verna says:

    January 25th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Hi. I first noticed the Quibids ad interesting, and thought maybe this is way better than ebay. So I signed up and at the end it asked me for my credit card. I was shocked! Why are they asking for my credit card so soon, when I haven’t seen anything yet? So I knew this was B.S. and left the site and haven’t returned. I will stick with ebay, because I know I can trust that site. :)

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    Brett says:
    January 26th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Verna,

    It did that because you didn’t read and accept the terms of service. If you would have read that, it clearly states why it charges your credit card.

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    Pete says:

    January 25th, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    It’s a risky game bidding on Qui bids but to date I’ve bought 12 items all at lower than retail so I’m happy. It’s also great fun.

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    dude says:
    January 28th, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    how many auctions did you lose?

    mike says:
    January 25th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    why not go on tv

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    Shawn says:

    January 25th, 2012 at 9:39 am

    I was there trying really hard to win one of those panasonic 3d tvs that retail for $1399.99, after blowing $150.00 trying to get it I had to give up and lost all that money and came out with nothing.
    the next day I looked to see what that tv auctioned for and it went for just over $117.90, they made like $7000.00 on a single item and yet right on their site they tell everyone they dont make rediculous money in fact they said they are struggling like a new business (YA RIGHT!)

    I was really disappointed at first as well because when I first signed up I just wanted to look and get everything prepaired in case I wanted to make some bids not knowing that I was being charged $0.60 a bid and I had just purchased unknowingly 100 bids for 67 bucks and change

    I did notice however when i was bidding when it got really close to the last few seconds and me and 1 other guy was bidding all over it that suddenly more and more people hit the same thing all at the same time and none of them made any bids until the very last second to keep the auction going

    makes me wonder if they are bots setup by the server just to keep people continuing to make more 60 cent bids

    all in all it is literally impossible to know when to jump in and try to make some winning bids so it is all just a really big gamble

    another point I noticed as well, all the items ran out. they say over 8000 winners daily, but I only see less then 100 items to bid on

    when I asked them about this I got the story line
    oh its set up that way so every one sees different things at different times to avoid server flooding

    my opinion on that is B.S. they are just going out to buy more stuff to put on the server to sell to suckers like me and make huge profits they just havent done it yet so there is nothing left on there

    just remember when an item goes on there for $1.00 they just made $60.00

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    frank says:
    January 29th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Bret:

    You obviously have a self interest in Quibids. You should come clean as to whether you work for them or not. As for quibids business model, it’s clear that it operates like the gaming industry. At the end of the day, the odds are stacked in favor of the house.The player loses 99 % of the time.. and leaves with nothing…. so in essence it’s gaming. When you say attempt “to play for smaller items” first, that is a false pretense to newbies. It’s only a matter of time that people realize that quibids corners themselves into a corner.. At the end of the day, you feel cheated.. word will get around.. There will always be fools and their money!

    Brett says:
    January 26th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Shawn,

    You also didn’t read their beginner’s guide to bidding. They specifically say not to start with the big ticket items. You are bidding against others with much deeper pockets than yours. Start with smaller items that you could live with if you paid full retail price for. Sorry about your luck.

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    R Manrubia says:

    January 24th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Just spent 3 hours on the computer bidding on an ipad which sold for $30. I agee that who cares how much they make and in this case it turns out to be $1800 for a $500 ipad. I think the bidding is just a cover. I used the auto bid system which means that your chances of winning are randum if 20 of the 30 people bidding use auto bid. After 3 hours staring at the monitor and bidding I went to auto bid. I got edged out. It cost me $85 and that is the last money they will get from me. I have better things to do with my time. Back to EBay.

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    eugenia boswell says:

    January 24th, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Quibids is not all its “craked uped to be”. For one when you sign off the computer in the middle of bidding on an item it automatically keeps bidding for you!! I’ve been charged over $100.00 in bids that I wasn’t even logged on the computer to bid on. They reimbursed me for a partial portion of the bids that I lost on to lose them in another auction that I wasnt even present for. My total evaluation for Quibids is that they are a site that scams and dups people out of their money. I will not be returning.

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    Yoda says:
    January 28th, 2012 at 5:01 am

    Only a fool gets into a fools debate with the likes of a self filled idiot most likely with a hidden but yet somewhat transparent agenda.
    Whom apparently enjoys his pathetic moment in the smallest of limelights.

    Brett have a good life or maybe just get one.

    Love from ZEN & YODA

    Brett says:
    January 26th, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    eugenia,

    None of what you said is true except for, “I will not be returning.” Obviously you are not all that is “cracked uped (up) to be.”

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    A. Wright says:

    January 24th, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Horrible, Horrible,Horrible.I cannot understand why this site is still in business. This site is a total ripofffor the average person, it feels as if you are just giving away your money, as a consumer on a auction site i don’t think you should feel like you have just been robbed, thats the experience in a nut shell.

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    Pete says:
    January 27th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Sounds like you had a bad experience… for me it was different. I concentrate on the small ticket items and I’ve done well.

    Example: buying a £25 store voucher for £10 (including price, cost of bids and postage) – basically better than half price.

    Example: buying an cordless screwdriver and 20 bids for £14 (including price, cost of bids and postage) – now that’s a really good deal in my book the bids alone are worth £12.

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    toby says:

    January 24th, 2012 at 10:08 am

    If you value your time, money and health do not waste your time or money on Quibids. Firstly, I think the TV advertising you may have seen for this company and their website is outrageous. They state that you can buy a TV or laptop for only a few dollars however if you read the small print each one cent you bid is actually costing you 60 cents. As such, a item that sells for Quibids $10 actually makes them $600 in real money (1000 bids at 60 cents each). Why trading standards allow this I don’t know but it should be made absolutely clear in their marketing that a 1 cent increase in the price of an item is actually costing someone 60 cents and the final selling price is not the actual price at, rather it represents the number of bids placed. Anyway, I decided to sign up to Quibids and I spent a considerable amount of time checking and bidding on some smaller items for sale which I won for about the same kind of money I could have bought them for on the high street. After 3 months of checking the site out I then decided to bid on a larger item. The item retails for about $600 and identical items in other auctions I’d been studying for 3 months reached between $17 and $65 in Quibids money (in reality 1700 and 6500 bids or $1020 or $3900 in real money respectively). The auction started at 5pm and after 7 and a half hours the auction price had eclipsed all previous auctions for the same product according to their records, closing at $86 Quibids dollars. Ultimately, I’d wasted 7 and a half hours of my life and spent exactly the same amount of money bidding as if I’d have purchased the item on the high street. Furthermore, Quibids sold an item valued at $600 for $5160 (8600 Quibids bids at 60 cents each) Nice little earner for Quibids. What really infuriated me however was that only a few seconds (yes seconds) after I stopped bidding the auction ended. It really makes me wonder if I was bidding against a bot. IMO Quibids is a complete wast of space. AVOID IT LIKE THE PLAGUE.

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  • Bill says:

    January 24th, 2012 at 9:44 am

    As the old saying goes…”a foool and his money will soon be parted”
    …enough said.

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