ZBiddy Reviews – Legit or Scam?

 


ZBiddy.com
from 788 reviews Review It
ZBiddy.com

 

ZBiddy.com is a penny auction site where users can go to find popular, expensive items for much cheaper than they would in a retail setting.  ZBiddy is very similar to other popular penny auctions, in that their bids cost users 60 cents a piece in order to raise the price of an item by 1 cent.

Generally, when assessing auction websites, the criteria you would use to determine whether or not they were a legit site would be whether or not the site functions as they say, and whether you receive the items you won in good condition and in a reasonable time frame.

Going by these standards, almost all penny auction sites would be considered legitimate sites and worth using.  But, when it comes to penny auction sites, there are some issues that need to be considered further.

Penny Auction Complaints

Since penny auctions were established, there have been many complaints lodged against them for their set up.  In no particular order, the most prevalent complaints are the following:

  1. The length of auctions, including the use of auto bidding features.
  2. Accusations of sites using bots to increase the item cost.
  3. Bidding on an item costs money whether you win or lose.
  4. Whether or not penny auctions should be considered auctions or gambling sites.

First, because every bid on a penny auction site extends the clock, these auctions can go on for hours, sometimes even for a day or longer.  Penny auction sites added auto bidding features to try and stop this from becoming a serious drawback to using their sites, except that the auto bid features just contribute further to this problem.

Also, there seems to be an inordinate number of users suspicious of penny auction sites using bots to bid up the price of items.  This can always be chalked up to sour grapes, but there is a vast number of users who complain that clocks freeze up right when they are about to bid, or that the auction closes out sometimes when there should still be time left on the clock.

There is no proof that these glitches come from dirty dealings, but the complaints about them just highlight the issues with having an auction system with a potentially never ending clock.

Finally, unlike standard auction sites like eBay, in order to place a bid on ZBiddy you must pay 60 cents for each bid in a set package of bids. This means that if you lose the auction, you end up losing money with nothing to show for it.

The situation of paying simply for the chance of winning has caused many people, both supporters and critics, to say that penny auctions are more like gambling sites than they are auction sites.  Some people have no problem with this, while others are extremely upset that a website promoting itself as an auction site is more similar to a gambling site.

Is ZBiddy Any Different Than The Average Penny Auction?

Zbiddy.com is a little different than the average penny auction, but not all in a good way.  For example, many, many users complain that they are not clear about the fact that they will charge you $159 immediately for signing up.  You are provided with the bids for that cost, but there is no option to start at ZBiddy with another package.

In addition, if you quickly decide that ZBiddy or penny auctions simply aren’t for you, that $159 is non-refundable, so you really have no choice but to attempt to use the bids and hopefully get something out of it.

On the other hand, ZBiddy has the penny auction option, but they also have auctions where the bids increase the price by 10 cents, meaning that the cost of these items will rise far more quickly.  This may work to bidders’ benefit because the price will rise more quickly to a realistic value, meaning bidders will have to invest less money during the bidding process.


 

Would you like to add your review for
ZBiddy ?
If so, click here
 
Share This Page!

 

Customer Responses, Reviews, or Complaints


Average Rating for " ZBiddy " is 1.58 out of 5 based on 788 reviews.

  • Rating
      
    jj says:

    February 21st, 2014 at 12:20 am

    This is scam business.Go away.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Rob Jones says:

    February 14th, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    On 1-27-2014 I won the bid for Gemstone Earrings and Topaz paying $27.06 plus shipping. I recieved the code to redeem the item, but it stated the code was invald,I contact Zbiddy , which gave me athe same code again which I tried again but the same thing came up, as it was invald. I have contacted Zbiddy by Live Chat on several occasion , where I have been told that they could not find me in their files, when I sent them the copy of the site of the item I won, they stated they would look into the problem and get back to me in a day or two, never got back to me ,I contacted them several time same code or we will look into the matter, or can not find your information. I will seek the matter in court.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    john says:

    January 27th, 2014 at 7:12 am

    I tried going into zbiddy and when i saw the package price i exited out . When i got my credit card bill they had charged me $99.00 .
    I have tried several times to contact them by e-mail and by phone.
    I haven’t had any results nor any responds from them.
    john

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    owen f says:

    January 22nd, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    i won a bid and want to pay for it but they won’t let me
    do this. i e-mailed them twice but no answer.
    what is this s— all about ?

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    dennisk says:

    January 10th, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    I wish I had reviewed this site before signing up with ZBiddy. I thought giving t6hem a credit card was for any bids I made butt mistakenly $99 was removed from my bank account. I looked at it like doing transactions with e-bay and amazon. You bid you win and then money extracted for winning. This site is a total scam as the other posters have said. I am told I will get $45.00 put back in my bank but I’m not going to bank on it! They also said they will send me a $100 gas card in my email. Will have to see how that works if at all!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Lina says:

    January 7th, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    888-4066509. This is a scam site. They also charged me for just browsing their website and said they don’t give refunds. This site should be shut down!

    REPLY
  • Edsel Overall says:

    January 6th, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    If anyone knows who is responsible for this site, I’d like to get his/her name and how to reach them!

    I’d like to visit them just to show them what I think of their little scam. I might even ask my friend “Joe” to go with me to rough them up a tad.

    Edsel Overall

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    ROBERT CARR says:

    January 4th, 2014 at 10:44 am

    I accessed the ZBIDDY website and applied for application. They IMMEDIATELY hit my bank account for $99. I tried to contact them to cancel this IMMEDIATELY after I realized they had removed my money. I received no answer from them and turned them as a SCAM site. My bank reimbursed my money. THIS SITE IS A SCAM SITE—-BEWARE !!!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    ginger hurst says:

    January 2nd, 2014 at 9:31 am

    I won 6 auctions last year through z-biddy and never received the items. Z-biddy is the biggest ripoff!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Joanne J. Brown says:

    December 27th, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Yes my account was charged 99.00 plus .99cent for something that I did not approve. I don’t even know what they said I bided on.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Maria says:

    December 26th, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    They called me and said i have won but i didint have signficent on that day but when i got money they took money from my account with out my permission.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    RoseMarie says:

    December 19th, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    ZBIDDY IS AN ABSOLUTE, TOTAL, COMPLETE, AND FRAUDELENT SCAM.
    1000% FRAUDELENT.
    DO NOT, DO NOT GIVE THEM, YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER. THEY WILL IMMEDIATELY WITHDRAW MONEY, FROM YOUR ACCOUNT, WITHOUT YOUR PERMISSION. MANY, MANY, THOUSANDS OF USERS COMPLAIN, AND HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT THE FACT THAT THEY HAD NO IDEA THAT ZBIDDY, WITHOUT THEIR PERMISSION, IMMEDIATELY CHARGED UP TO $160, “JUST FOR SIGNING UP”. YOU HAVE LOST STRAIGHT AWAY. YOU ARE ‘SUCKERED’. YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY HAS GONE DOWN THE ZBIDDY DRAIN. IF YOU DO NOT “GET” WHAT THEY ARE DOING AS FAST AS POSSIBLE, YOU COULD LOOSE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS. AND, YOU WILL HAVE NO IDEA THAT THIS IS HAPPENING. AND, YOU HAVE NO RECOURSE. I LOST MY MONER. TRIED CONTACTING THEM, AND THEIR “CUSTOMER SERVICE”. IT WAS USELESS…THER IS NO “CUSTOMER SERVICE”…SCAM…SCAM…SCAM…SCAM. PLEASE DO ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO READ THE REVIEWS…AND ALSO TELL EVERYONE TO NEVER, EVER GIVE YOUR CREDIT CARD, TO ZBIDDY, OR TO ANY OTHER SUCH SITE. BETTER TO HAVE PAID FULL PRICE IN A LEGITIMATE STORE, THAN TO RISK LOOSING ALL OF YOUR MONEY TO “SCAM aRTISTS”.
    SOMETIMES, THERE IS A HIGH PRICE TO PAY, BEFORE WISING UP TO THE REALITY THAT THE INTERNET IS LOADED WITH SUCH SCUM OF THE EARTH.
    THEY HAVE NO CONSCIENCE. NO HEART. NO SOUL. AS I JUST WROTE, THAY ARE THE SCUM OF THE EARTH.
    AGAIN, MY SINCERE SYMPATH TO ALL OF YOU, WHO HAVE LOST YOUR MONEY TO THESE CROOKS. AGAIN, I BEG OF YOU, REPORT THEM TO THE POLICE, AND TO YOUR LOCAL CONSUMER PROTECTION AGENCY.

    ALL THAT YOU WILL “GET’ FROM ZBIDDY IS A CHARGE ON YOUR CARD FOR MORE THAN $100++ YOU ARE IMMEDIATELY SCREWED, AND YOU HAVE NO OPTIONS. YOU HAVE BEEN SCREWED. YOUR MONEY IS NON-RFUNDABLE, AND YOUR CREDIT CARD COMPANY, AND INSURANCE CANNOT DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. WHEN YOU REALIZE, HOPEFULLY PRETTY FAST; YOU MUST CANCEL YOUR CREDIT CARD STRAIGHT AWAY, OR THEY WILL CONTINUE WITHDRAWING MONEY ON YOUR CREDIT CARD ACCOUNT, JUST AS THEY FEEL LIKE DOING, WITHOUT YOUR KNOWING, OR PERMISSION…PLEASE CANCEL YOUR CARD AS SOON AS YOU CAN.
    THEN, YOU HAVE TO KNOW THAT THE ITEM THAT THEY USED TO TRICK YOU INTO MAKING A BID, IMMEDIATELY GOES UP IN PRICE. MORE THAN LIKELY THOS ITEMS DO NOT EVEN EXIST. JUST THINK ABOUT IT. FOR EXAMPLE WHERE DO THEY GET SMART PHONES, OR I PADS THAT CAN START AT LESS THAN A DOLLAR?…TRULY, WE TOO ARE FOOLS TO FALL FOR SUCH AN OBVIOUS SCAM. WHAT WE GET IS WHAT WE PAY FOR, NO MORE, AND NO LESS. ZBIDDY IS A SCAM, SCAM, SCAM.I DOUBT VERY MUCH THAT ANYONE GETS ANYTHING BACK FROM ZBIDDY. IT IS BEYOND MY COMPREHENSION THAT THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH THIS SCAM. I HAVE SINCERE SYMPATHY FOR THOUSANDS OF INNOCENT PEOPLE FROM WHOM THEY STEAL MONEY EVERY SINGLE SECOND OF THE DAY. MY ADVICE TO EVERYONE IS TO REPORT THIS COMPANY TO THE POLICE. REPORT THEM TO THE TV STATIONS WITH A REQUEST THAT THEY BE INVESTIGATED AND SHUT DOWN IMMEDIATELY. PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL CONSUMER PROTECTION AGENCY, AFTER YOU HAVE CALLED THE POLICE. GOOD LUCK MY FELLOW CIIZENS.
    WE LIVE AND WE LEARN. DO NOY CRY ABOUT THIS. JUST MOVEON. AND MAKE SURE THAT YOU NEVER AGAIN GIVE OUT YOUR CREDIT CARD, TO FAKE COMPANIES LIKE THIS.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    nell says:

    December 19th, 2013 at 12:21 am

    zbiddy SUCKS and i will get my money back if i have to do something drastic, don’t know what that is but i already turned them in to thehttp://www.complaintsboard.com/new_complaint/ so maybe if we all do it something will happen next should be a class action law suit I’M SICK OF BEING RIPPED OFF BY EVERYONE EVEN OUR OWN GOVERNMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Cia H. says:

    December 7th, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    I assumed (wrongly!!) that to register with these people was free! How wrong I was!!! After registering and giving address and cc # I was told to go my email to verify and so I did. In a matter of seconds, I got another email CONGRATULATING me my purchase of $60 Dollars!?!? What?? What happened? What did I buy??

    All I wanted was to join and have the opportunity to bid just like Ebay that I just assumed it would be. I pissed beyond belief that people can be such underhanded bastards.

    I promptly sent them an email requesting retraction of funds and cancelling of the account. I am prepared. If I don’t get my money back by Monday’s close of business (today being sat.), I will contact my State’s A.G. and file fraud complaint.

    These type of business that pry on honest folks must be stopped.

    REPLY

    Sharon Hettel says:
    December 13th, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    I was a fool and signed up on 12/3/13. I was charged $99 and never received the email. Then when I tried to login to use the site, my password wasn’t recognized. So, I decided to reset my password. Of course, that means via email. Never received an email to reset. So, I try putting in technical complaint, again they try to send me the email link. Not received. I have checked inbox, spam, deleted items,everywhere. How do I get my money back? Any suggestions?

  • Rating
      
    sue says:

    December 5th, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    one big rip off only on site for a few seconds then when to another site they charged my account 99.00 how did they get my info

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    chris wright says:

    December 2nd, 2013 at 9:42 am

    i was logging on to their website and after giving all my details I received an email saying my bid had been successful when in fact I had not made a bid, but they took £63.78 out of my account. have tried to email them but it never goes I defin iteley think it is one big scam and would advise that u do not go on to their website.they are just a load of w……….s

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Tara Holmes says:

    November 30th, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    I was on the site for a sec I put my name in and info I decided aginst it and went out of the site I forgot I put my info in and went back in to delete the the information them my gut told me to chek my account they had pulled $99.00 out of my account and I have no way of getting my money back. I live pay check to pay check this is not far or cool this site should be shut down and everybody money they took given back to them that same day.

    REPLY

    sue says:
    December 5th, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    same thing happened to me. how can I fix this rip off

    Winifred Nienke says:
    December 2nd, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    I’m in the same boat. Put my info in and didn/t relize for sure what I was ddoing an first thing I know they are taking money and the bank said I couldn’t do anything because I did it willfully. Yeah but didn’t know for sure CWHAT
    I was doing. I also tried to get hold of them but to no good

    cynthia keller says:
    December 2nd, 2013 at 11:38 am

    I agree with you they did the same thing to me and now i can’t get back into my act becasue they say i don’t have one. how do i cancell when there is nothing to cancel and the bank told me they can keep takeing the money out i can’t stop it through the bank

  • Rating
      
    LauraAZ says:

    November 30th, 2013 at 1:55 am

    I guess I fell into the same hole you all did. Can we trust anyone anymore? Is there some kind of class action we could all file against them. They need to be taken off the system and give all of us our money back. Thank goodness I started out small, but they do have my info. I like some of you, have emailed several times, to no avail, and of course, there’s no phone number. Have any of you been able to get your money back? I’ll have to call card company tomorrow and see what they can do if anything. But REALLY to protect this from happening to ANYONE else, this rip-off, lying, cheating….(you get the picture) should be taken DOWN!!! Surely there is some controlling force out there who can shut them down
    Any ideas?
    laura58az@gmail.com

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    C. Wright says:

    November 25th, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    They are a scam..just received my credit card bill and had a charge from zbiddy on there and I was referred to site thru another site and did not bid on anything..now I have this charge and I am seeing that others are saying that it is non refundable..this is bull and I will be seeking legal action against this site in the am.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Karen Mcknight says:

    November 22nd, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    I have won a total of 36 bids and the first being Oct 22 2013 as of today Nov 22 2013 I have yet to receive any of my items . I have tried contacting Zbiddy 3x and ask about my merchandise and they never responded. I not only bought my bids but as soon as I won I paid for the item plus shipping and have received nothing.In my opinion its a scam.I will be contacting Better Business bureau to file a complaint.

    REPLY

    Barb says:
    December 20th, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    I have the same story as everyone else. When I joined, I was unexpectedly charged a large amount of money coming right of my account. Then I won about 10 bids and paid for them right away, going on 3 months and have not receiving anything. Got a hold of one customer service person from India and was given a gas voucher? I didn’t want a voucher, I want what I won! I thought she understood and would help but no. I didn’t even look at the gas voucher because I was mad, it was probably no good and a scam anyway. I will never do this again. I am very angry like the next person. yes, class action lawsuit, better business bureau and more!

    C. Wright says:
    November 25th, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Basically the company’s name is ecom interactive llc, it runs zbiddy.com, which is basically a rip off. The real owner of the site is Benjamin Grossman. They have been forcing people into buying bid packages which are virtual bids that cost the company nothing to generate or take away. They trick potential customers with products that the site does not sell or has in stock to put in their card information and get charged automatically for $99 usd, then they had a number you could call to, we were forced to say we were at first in Miami, Florida. Then we switched it and we were located in Wilmington, Delaware. Which was all a lie, we are really located in Bogota, Colombia. And we had to convince customers that the blatant rip off wasn’t a rip off, and on top of that try to sell more bids over the phone. Now just a few days ago, Zbiddy.com ended their work relations with the people which were the intermediaries (Venturia) between us the customer service representatives and Zbiddy.com, this Venturia company had to go through legal loop holes in the Colombian law to officially hire us, thus they had to change their name to CSC S.A.S. (col service center) whose legal representative was Maria Fernanda Osuna or Garcia, she switches her last name. They just basically told us that since Zbiddy.com did not pay the people from Venturia they did not pay CSC S.A.S and thus they did not pay any of the workers here in Bogota. We havent gotten our last payroll neither have we gotten our liquidation money either. Now we as a whole are trying to seek justice for our rights as workers to obtain what we worked for. And the name of the owner of Venturia which is the company that pays us is Satyan Vadera whom resides in London, UK.

  • Rating
      
    ger says:

    November 18th, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    I thought I was getting a Kohls card for 6 cents. But the total says 30.06. It says I bought a bid package for $30. I did not knowingly order any bid package. Can someone give me the phone number for zbiddy so I can cancel this. I cannot find any phone number for them.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Paula Horton says:

    November 16th, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Z biddy took $99. and I don’t buy anything on line. I never signed up for this. This has put me in a very hard time. I need my money for other things. Please be careful how you fill out surveys on the computer they are a lot of small prints that’s not being read. I never order anything

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Kevin says:

    November 10th, 2013 at 5:44 am

    SCAM… Stay away… Took my money and delivered nothing. The absolute worse. Look at the google comments on line. They are all very true. I reported them and to the credit card co. found them committing acts of fraud and mis dealings. I know first hand. Nov 10 2013

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Brian says:

    November 5th, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Big Scam. Very few Items worth bidding on. I won several bids but then found they do not ship to Canada.
    I got customer service a few times but they were unable to give any good information. They had my credit card number but could not ship items saying my credit card was in invalid. Trying to cancel my acct but they don’t get back to me.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    malinda hardwick says:

    October 27th, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    zbiddy is a scam !!
    beware of this site all they do is take your money, and you don’t get the things you win. stay away from this site.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Marge says:

    October 21st, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    I just returned from my bank from signing papers for FRAUD with this company. They took out $59.01 from my acccount on Aug.30th … and I contacted them MANY MANY times…. WHERE IS MY MERCHANDISE? I finally called them and got an asian woman…. she said, “I am glad you called. Now we can send you your cards via email.” … excuse me?????? They were NOT going to send them until I CALLED THEM?????? NO MERCHANDISE TO DATE… and the gas card became gas “certificates” that I had to jump through hoops to get $10 at a time…. MORE TIME, MORE MONEY, MORE EXCUSES. So.. I just went to the bank, again, and signed the fraud papers!! I will be sending all the correspondence I have to the local TV stations. I hope they will do some “reporting” on how not to get suckered in to this place.

    REPLY

    sue says:
    December 5th, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Please what number did you call. I cant find it Do I need to cancel my card/ I didn’t even order anything was just looking at the site

    Kay says:
    December 2nd, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Please what number did you call? because there is no number provided on their website…
    Thanks.

  • Rating
      
    Penny Rachalla says:

    October 14th, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    I went on the site just to check it out – I really didn’t know what Penny Auctions were about – I clicked on an item that I thought was interesting and the next thing I knew I was charged $79 – for something I don’t want – and they will not even answer me when I have tried to contact them. They are thieves and scam artists – if you are smart you will not go to their site period.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Ahmed EL Makki says:

    October 7th, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Hello Everybody,
    It is Scam, I won three items paid for them. Next day my credit card charged for $49.50. When I contacted them they said we don’t save your card. Any way I was able to get that $49.50 back but more than two weeks they didn’t ship my items. So I ask them to cancel and refund my money back. I’m sharing my experience to help other people not fall on the same trap I did fall on it.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    zbiddyNG says:

    September 25th, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Well, I have won won auctions & its nearly 3 months later & NO DELIVERY of product. I call & email. No Response. They Apologize all they do is take you for $$$ make you think you win, That about it. Customer Service Stinks. DEFINITY A CYBER CRIME BEWARE.
    This Business is not BBB accredited.WITH A (-D) RATING.
    FYI,BBB file opened: November 27, 2012 Business started: 06/01/2011 in FLORIDA,
    Alternate Business Names
    Ecom Interactive, LLC
    Additional Tradenames, Addresses & Phone Numbers

    The Delaware address is NOT a physical location for this company. The Delaware address is a MAIL FORWARDING LOCATION.
    The company’s website also provides the following address:
    72 High St.
    Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2LA
    This address is located in the United Kingdom.
    SEEMS LIKE AN INTRNATIONAL SCAM TP ME.

    On 12/12/12, the business emailed the BBB and indicated that “Zbiddy no longer has a location in the U.S THEY SAY CANADA THE TRUTH BE HOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UK
    PEOPLE.
    ALONG WITH THAT THEY LIST ITEMS THAT WERE TO OFF OF BIDDING DAYS THEN SUDDENLY WEEKS. SOUNLDS LIKE THEY WILL BE GOING OUT OF BUSSINESS. I HAVE BEEN TRACKING & FOLLOWING THERE PATTERN, COMMON SENSE THAT’S ALL. AGAIN READ & BEWARE.

    REPLY

    jmdscape says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 12:33 am

    I too have found this information out online- the owner name is gilboa Merdinger. and he lives in the U K . I won some items from them in the past and had no trouble getting my winning items – but since end of July . 2013 – I have received no of my winning items – 8-26-13 I won an Ipad retina 16g / paid for it the same day . have a receipt for it . it is listed on my order sheet and on my win list – and they have not sent it to me. my issues ae forwarded to the ” shipping dept. ” but never resolved- I am into them for $174.00 for the winning ipad and about $40.00 for some $10 sears e gift cards – with no resolution in site – I plan on contacting the florida state attorney generals office. the Business license for Zbiddy is issues thru the state of Florida and getting the licensing agency to investigate consumer issues, they can actually temporly shut down a business that they gave a business license too to do a follow-up investigation on fact-based allegation. And all my issues are based on Facts !!!! do you have any words of wisdom for me as to what else I can do to get my Ipad or my money back/? I will no longer use this site or any PA site for that matter . The premise for these site are sketchy at best. My screen name at zbiddy is jmdscape and I use a soccer ball as an avatar.

    Thanks – James

  • Rating
      
    Diane Loughmiller says:

    September 15th, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    I have won and paid for quite a few items and have not received any information on how to claim these prizes. Who do I contact to find out if these were legitimate wins and if not how do I get my money back. I don’t seem to be able to get answers from Zbiddy… I am really frustrated..DL

    REPLY

    Jack says:
    September 18th, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    I contacted the Better Business Bureau in Delaware and got a full refund. As far as I am concerned zBiddy is a TOTAL SCAM!

  • The truth says:

    September 14th, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    People … I worked there as a customer rep, and i know zbiddy is scam why? 1. Customer service was located in Bogotá Colombia, that´s right I lied about the fact we were located in wilmington, Delaware.

    2. Our job was to retain as many customer as we could, how? offering them a great deal 50% discount on their bid package, downgrading the package, and last but not least offering a Gas voucher, or a Grocery cupon.

    3.When we were doing the training process, we all realized that this IS scam, cause there´re certain parts of the website that makes you think your cc info will be needed to complete your profile or something, but as a matter of fact they are charging you without knowing.

    4. It´s a gambeling website and people is addicted to it

    5.(This is the one it hurts) We were scam doing scam, i have to admit it… and God knows we were just doing our job working for them, but from one day to the other, they shut down the company, they stole our payment for a month !!! there were pregnant women, regular people with debts and children, and at the moment we havent receive any response from them, so we were unemployeed, most of us still are, and is so sad to see they continue with their website like nothing!!!! And now if you call they say they´re in Miami… Oh come on I worked there !!! they are in the phillippines

    So right now, i just want to say that Zbiddy is definately scam. It depends on you.

    REPLY

    Penny says:
    October 1st, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    It´s like Karma just don´t do to anybody what you don´t want for yourself

  • Rating
      
    MPRT FLOHR says:

    September 13th, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    The offerings on Zbiddy are not very attractive as an example. An item like an apple ipad you have to bid several days ahead. There is little to bid that is worth while. I have over over 200 bids and nothing worthwile to bid on

    REPLY

    Larry says:
    September 24th, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    Have to agree with you on this one. I take a peek in there every day and it is getting worse. I have seen maybe 1 or 2 things I would even bid on in the last two weeks. It looks to me like they are folding the tents because to many complaints and nothing there to even buy. I’ve been on that site for quite a while and they have continually been getting worse in mainly their customer service which I compare to talking to dirt. They are so rude and it’s their way or no way, they have hung up on me several times. They are continually late sending out the products that you have won. I think they still owe me a couple of gift cards but I’m sick of their bullshit and won’t appease them another second. They even started charging an extra fee saying they had to ship your win from like Canada or Bumf–k Egypt. Terrible company, don’t even go there, you will be sorry.

  • Rating
      
    anthonye says:

    September 12th, 2013 at 7:52 am

    anthonye14
    Anthony E.
    New Reviewer
    Level: 0 (1 review, 0 helpful)
    9/12/13

    I first used Zbiddy in 2011 and everything was fine. I won a number of high end items (TV, IPAD, IPOD, Gift Cards) and received everything within 3 weeks of payment which was excellent. I ended up taking a long break from penny auctions and just recently started again at Zbiddy in July 2013. So far I’ve won 1 IPAD and 3 IPODS but have not received any of them, the oldest item being the Ipad from almost 2 months ago. The site has clearly gone downhill since I last used it. There is no phone number posted on the site and when I found it online the people who answer cannot provide you any information about shipping. All they do is tell you to be patient or that your concern has been forwarded to the appropriate dept and someone will get back to you via email in 3-5 days, which they never do. If you try to dispute charges they try to convince you to trade your win/charge in for something else like a gas certificate or travel voucher which are difficult to redeem and not worth the money you would lose. When you email they never respond and when you use chat you get someone illiterate as the transcript is full of misspelled words and poor punctuation, not to mention the fact that all they can do is forward your concern to the ELUSIVE shipping department. The sites terms and conditions says your items are shipped within 48hrs. After payment you get an email that says your item should arrive within 7-10 business days. Weeks later when you complain you will get a “verification” email which requires you to go to a link that you will need to sign up for (not related to zbiddy but called zbiddyrewards) where they will try to convince you to trade your win in for one of the lousy consolation prizes similar to what they try to trade you for on the phone. When you decline you receive a “confirmation” email stating once again that your item will arrive within 7-10 business days. I’ve already passed that (by a week) with no delivery or tracking # to speak of. I could continue to wait in hopes of receiving these items but I refuse to be treated like this as a customer and so I’ve initiated chargebacks today on everything I paid. The people who defend zbiddy are either speaking about the past or shills because Zbiddy is absolutely no longer a trustworthy, dependable or honest site. AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE!

    REPLY

    jenny says:
    November 6th, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Can they continue to take money from your account?

    DKO says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 5:36 am

    I concur … I had a positive experience and won some really nice stuff back in 2011. But, even then some things started getting questionable. So I so I quit while I was ahead.

    Diane Longhmiller says:
    September 15th, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    How do you initiate a charge back?

    Diane Longer says:
    September 15th, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    How do you initiate a charge back?

  • Rating
      
    john says:

    September 9th, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Super scamm…….They should be in prison……..

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Rhonda says:

    September 9th, 2013 at 8:37 am

    ZBiddy is a rip off , they charged my card 79.01 without my consent. I called them and they say they will refund me 69.00 but I have to pay them the 10.00 for the walmart card. You see they offered me 25 free tokens to bid and I took them up on it after I had read the terms and conditions of zbiddy. Well after I won I was told I would pay 1 cent for my 10.00 walmart card , so I went and put my card info in and pushed to send through and then it said I was being charged 79.01 FOR WHAT I THOUGHT !After I send them a message telling them I never bid on anything but the walmart card,their auto response said they would get back to me in 2 days. I called my bank they gave me the number to zbiddy and after calling them they tried to offer me the gas card and whatever they could think of to be able to keep my money. I told them NO that I wanted a refund and that it was fraud. So I am now waiting on a refund. We need to all get together and take these crooks to court, and clean their business out for good.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Penny says:

    August 22nd, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    If you call them in order to get a refund, they´re going to try to make any deal with you, like give you a $100 gift card or $ 100 gas voucher, if you don´t accept then they offer 50% off, or 75% off, if you want the money back call and tell that you read the terms and conditions and also you can read this to the agent if you are into the 7 days and is probably that you can get the refund,
    “All payments for bid packages are non-refundable except for any bid amounts remaining unused on the 1st bid package purchased by a user which qualifies for the ZBIDDY GUARANTY as stated on the ZBIDDY website. The refund will be available for 7 days from the date the user purchased its 1st bid package, provided that the user requests such refund from ZBIDDY within such 7 day period.”

    also if you say that by law you have 3 days to cancel any payment is probably that you get the refund.

    if it does not work you can threaten and say that you are going to call the bank and cancel the payment try to be really angry and hang up is probably that they call you back with a full refund approved

    keep in mind that the agent has the tools to make the full refund since the begining, but they just try to keep as much money as they can, that´s why they try to make any deal with you.

    good luck

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Rob Hayes says:

    August 20th, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Won 5 auctions have not recieved purchased product for anything.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Easton says:

    August 15th, 2013 at 12:04 am

    As I registered it looked free with 25 free bids offered. Yet my credit card company called me to say that they had charged me $99! so I had to block my card/ this is a real nuisance and certainly feels like fraud and lying to potential users. I had never tried penny auctions before and had no warning that they would take money off my card right away. I have asked my money back/ blocked my card hopefully in time.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Sandy says:

    August 14th, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    I have won 8 ecards with restaurant.com. I have only received 3 of these, and they were because I contacted customer service. Now I have made 5 contacts inquiring to the remaining 5 that I have not received, dating back as far as 7/10. Each contact attempt gives me the same results, should have in 7 – 10 working days, are being processed, will get back with you, watch your email. All of these attempts are a dead end. Just got done chatting and then calling customer service. No help! Same run around.

    I will NOT use my remaining bids all I want is what I already won and spent money on. If I do not get my ecards. I will contact the BBB and my bank. Even though I spent very little, I will not allow them to have my money and rip myself and others off.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    JH says:

    August 13th, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Total scam. I didn’t sign up for ZBiddy, somehow my credit card was charged to sign up. I only learned about it when an email arrived asking me to confirm my password. I’d never heard of the site but the email was sloppy and the logo poorly aligned, so it looked suspicious. I clicked on the link and was logged on without using a password! My account had over 400 bids available, my credit card had been charged more than $200, and customer service didn’t respond to my email. I reported this sage to the fraud department at my bank.

    REPLY
  • ron says:

    August 11th, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    I also believe zbiddy….is a scam…I bid and won a 5 night 6 day cruise…..and I got nothing…I also bid on restraunts gift cards I won 25.00….50.00 AND A 300.00 CARD….I GOT NOTHING….THERE SHOULD BE SOMETHING SOME ONE COULD DUE…TO SHUT THEM DOWN..THERE NOTHING BUT A HUGE SCAM….

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Mitzy Sadden says:

    August 6th, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    I tried ZBiddy one time and received a bill for $65.00 for chips to play a game I did not like. Bought phone for $6.45 I was billed for that also. Over a week ago no phone and out $71.45. I bought my lesson. Nothing good to say about them. Oh emailed them about the bill–no answer. Will spend my time on sites like this discouraging users.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Wayne says:

    August 2nd, 2013 at 1:32 am

    I brought bids and my credit card was charged, but when I tried to use the bids they said I had none left!! Although my zbiddy acct. said I had no bids,used. What happen to my $60.00 or what happen to my 100 bids I brought? Something is wrong somewhere. I DO NOT trust this site.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    charlottecammack says:

    July 23rd, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    I got a pizza card they said for a penny. But took 76.01 out of my checking account.Im wrighting you to let you know that there scameing you.I didn’t have that much money in my account so I have to pay the 27.00 fee.And like Nancy said I really needed that money.If it sounds to good to be true it is.I ALL SO DIDNT GET MY MONEY BACK.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    vickies says:

    July 22nd, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    This is a terrible penny auction site. They add hidden charges when you check out. I purchased an item for $2.68 and ended up being charged an additional $75. They also claim to have a BBB rating of an Aplus but if you check the Better Business Bureau they have no business by this name on there. BEWARE

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Richard says:

    July 17th, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Zbiddy is a Fraud. Zbiddy has never sent me a single item of about 10 that I have won and PAID FOR on their website. I have threatened to turn them in to the BBB and they don’t even respond.

    My money is taken. I am asking Capital One to refund my money per my credit card agreement under fraud activity.

    Zbiddy and all other Penny Auctions are FRAUDS.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Nancy says:

    June 24th, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    I got scammed from the beginning. I was just signing up on the site and it went through as if I joined to bid and charged me 100.00. I wrote them right away and got no response. I tried it again later and tried the next day. I received no response at all and they just took my money. I thought well I will try to win a bid then at least I can get something for my money.I bid which is spending money for nothing ans on two bids every other time it went down to 3 or 4 bids it would raise the count up but then it just gave the bid to the other person and said I wasn’t in, in time. That was a lie.I think they have people set up to bid.They act like they got a lot of stuff and it is always the same thing on there. My advice don’t do it and tell others not too.

    REPLY

    Sonya Jones says:
    September 4th, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    I guess I was one of the luckier ones. All I did was sign up for the site, and ZAP-$18.99 taken out of my bank account. I had bid on nothing but got to looking and it said it was for 84 bids. EXCUSE ME…I didn’t even order any bids. I tried to stop it at my bank but couldn’t because it was automatically taken out because it was a debit card instead of a check. These are crooks from hell and it’s obvious they have bots or people jacking up the bids. All you have to do is sit and watch the same bidder’s user id coming up. I should go in and bid my bids up because my debit card has been canceled and they couldn’t collect a dime from it. They didn’t care to screw me so I shouldn’t care to screw them. NOTHING BUT CROOKS…RUN FOR YOUR LIFE.

    betty smith says:
    June 27th, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    I talked to someone who works for zbiddy an was told there was no money taken from my acc.Now that i got my bank statement it shows that you people took 99.00 from my acc stole it .I was assured that it was not charged that was a lie.My bank will be getting intouch with yall.

  • Rating
      
    lacey adams says:

    June 19th, 2013 at 2:39 am

    I got scammed on the 5th of june and just realized it! It is why my credit card was declined. Like 200 and that is not including the 100 i used with paypal to buy my winnings. I assume I will not get these either? I guess I will waste yet more time with cyber crime! It just happened to me couple weeks ago!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    lacey adams says:

    June 19th, 2013 at 2:37 am

    I got scammed on the 5th of june and just realized it! It is why my credit card was declined. Like 200 and that is not including the 100 i used with paypal to buy my winnings. I assume I will not get these either?

    REPLY

    Joyce Fuchs says:
    July 23rd, 2013 at 11:04 am

    I got scammed also with this company I ASKED FOR A REFUND ON MY CREDIT CARD I HAVE NOT HEARD BACK I H0PE WE CAN GET OUR MONEY BACK. I THANK SOME PEOPLE ARE GOING AFTER THIS cOMPANY. THIS IS CYBER CRIME. JULY 22,2013 AT 11 AM.

  • Rating
      
    donna says:

    June 13th, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    I got an email, stating that I won 25 FREE tokens. I went to that website and tried to understand the concept, as I never used anything like this in my life. I used 1 token and bought, with that token, a $10 kmart gift card, and I won it. Before you could find out the entire charge, you had to provide them with all your information- especially your payment information. I wasn’t thrilled about that. Once they got my banking info,that’s when the problem started. The final tally should have been 1 cent, which I used my debit card for. When I saw and printed out the order, they, Zbiddy, charged me $79 for an item I never got, called big. What ever. Did not recieve the gift card, but I contacted my bank 15 minutes after I bid on the gift card and won it- because they had already tapped my bank account not for the penny but for $79.01. The number to try to call them on my bank statement, turns out to be an adult chat line. It has been almost a month and I don’t have a clue as to how the bank is handling it. Just warning everyone…DO NOT trust Zbiddy/unlock your luck.I still am suppose to have 24 free tokens left, and I’ll never use them. Hell, if my bank can’t straighten this out about the $79.00- I still have the remaining tokens they can have back. Still waiting for my $10 Kmart gift card….wonder if that will ever arrive. Well that’s it…live and learn and NO they never told you that you had to pay a fee to use the FREE tokens, that’s how they snag you and your money. Good luck to anyone as dumb as I was…it’s true, you get nothing for FREE

    REPLY

    PK says:
    June 24th, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Thanks Donna for this info. I was about to make same mistake but when they asked for my payment info, I realized it must be a scam so I quickly closed it out. I hope your bank resolve it for you. Good luck and God bless.

    Tom says:
    June 15th, 2013 at 9:13 am

    I had the same problem Donna. I too bid 1 token on a $5.00 Walmart gift card for a total of .01 cent. I had to enter my credit card info and received a final total of $79.01.

    I spoke to them on a live chat line. They told me I purchased the “Big” offer and bought like 250 bids. I told them I did not purchase that and wrote that I would call my credit card co. and have the charge negated. They then offered me a $100.00 gas card to be used at any gas service station. I thought about it for a few seconds and told them that I’ll try it. They then said I should expect the details about using it within 24 hours. I received an email explaining that I’d have to mail in a receipt and their printable coupons each time I purchased gas and they would send me a check for $10.00. This check could take 4 to 6 weeks to arrive. I would then have to send in another receipt for a $10.00 check and so on until the $100.00 was used up. The email also explained that anything not right with the mail-in coupons and receipts would void the deal.

    I immediately called my Captial One Credit Card Co. and spoke to a rep. who was very helpful. She got me on a 3-way phone call (their number was not available to me) and told them that I wanted to decline this purchase. After a lot of chatter from the person representing Zbiddy, a lot of which was incoherent, the Capital One rep. made sure that they would cancel my purchase. This was all recorded of course. Capital One will be monitoring my card purchases to be sure I’m reimbursed. That’s one good thing about credit card companies, they will go out of their way to be sure any purchase you make is legitimate and you are protected from scams.

    Needless to say, I will not get involved in any so called “Penny Auction” sites again.

  • Rating
      
    Dumb says:

    June 9th, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    It’s obvious that there are bots. After the last holiday all the players so called names changed, I thought I was playing over seas. Did not SEE this in any fine print.If you start bidding on a higher price item it gets run up to a point that it is not really a bargain.

    REPLY
  • Quentin James says:

    May 20th, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    After councel with my legal adviser I am requesting a refund of $85.60, money taken from my credit card over the last two months and no merchandise earned. This is notice I will take legal action if I do not receive a responce within 10 days. May 20,2013

    REPLY

    rc says:
    June 29th, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Might be time for a class action suit. I have been scammed of more.

  • Rating
      
    pilgrimqj says:

    May 20th, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    When I first was introduced to this auction I foolishly gave them my credit card number. They continually reminded me that they needed additional money to pay for bids I had earned. Once they got my information, they asked for more money but had cut off my access to credit card payments saying I still owed them money {with no means of paying with credit card.
    This week when my credit card statement arrived several charges had been made from them.
    Also, the items I won never arrived making me angrier than hell. I feel this is a scam type of business with no hope of getting my money back or value of purchases paid for.
    After reading other complaints I’ve decided to sue them for the monies they took from my credit card but first will give the oportunity to pay back the $85.60 you took from my credit card account. Your scam type of business has hurt too many people.

    REPLY
  • LIFE says:

    May 19th, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    I HATE ZBIDDY

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Ron G says:

    May 9th, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    What a crock of crap Zbiddy is? I signed in and was given 25 free bids that I could only use in small prize contest. When told I won a $10 Pizza Hut Giftcard, it said I had to sign in with a credit card and purchase a bid package for $59, $79,or $99. No other option. Zbiddy is a ripoff!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Chas says:

    May 5th, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Yep you can win several bid packages, but having a high number of bids does nothing.
    I had over 2000 bids and doing what their tutorials say, from coming in at odd times and wasted almost all of them. I went in at all hours of the day, and wasted bids on trying to win a BIG item.
    Using the auto bid does nothing but wasted bids.
    By the time the items are below 5 minutes there are dozens of people attacking and biding on the item.

    At times for some reason the item shift from one place to another, so if your click biding, suddenly, you have a bid on one of the junk items, and your the winner of a junk item.

    AND as a warning, their surprise Item, I won 3 of then and when they arrived, it was the same thing in all the same envelope.
    IT WAS a cheap plastic necklace.
    One of the necklaces did not have any sting, it was just a bunch of plastic charms.
    If I spent a couple hours, I could fond the same necklace for a dozen a dollar,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,\\\\\\\\\\\

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    POd_spammed says:

    May 3rd, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Very deceptive advertising. Typical scam website that pops under over and over if you try to leave the site. This scam is directed at people who are greedy and foolish.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    sean says:

    May 2nd, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    I don’t know about them ripping off employees.. I was careful and did not allow them to charge me for bids. I use the free bids you win spinning the wheel and the occasional bid pack. I won a $50 amazon gift card for $16, and some good electronic accessories for next to nothing… I have definitely come out way ahead on this site

    REPLY

    frank says:
    June 28th, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Sean,did you actually receive the items you won?

    Cindy says:
    May 3rd, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    It´s true about the employees issue, i´m telling you this cause i´m one of them, i was waiting for my paycheck and it never came… a monthly paycheck !! that was to pay my bills, to feed my baby, to pay the rent.. we are real people with real problems, and that is not right … I can tell you are smart and and that you read, cause most of the customers don´t.. but believe me all of our calls were retention calls. trying to change customer minds with gas vouchers, free bids, 50% dscnt etc etc

  • Jean says:

    May 1st, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Hello, if all you want is your money back at the moment you call tell them you will call the BBB, CCC (credit card company), Lawyer, or your BANK, and believe me they will give you the money right away, how do i know this? because i also worked there, zbiddy fired us all of us in COLOMBIA they left us without a single penny, that means they did not pay us for what we worked, this is a serious issue, cause zbiddy will have legal problems with our lawyer here in COLOMBIA, that´s right customer care was LOCATED IN COLOMBIA NOT IN DELAWARE, if now you call they will tell you they´re in Miami, but that´s another lie from them, they are now in the PHILIPPINES, Zbiddy is scam they scammed their employees as they scam their customers, please help us to spread the true about zbiddy, ask for your money with the tips i gave you. IT WILL WORK

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Akhil says:

    April 29th, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    I got to this website through a survey link provided on another website. I was asked to fill a form before I could view the products and I did. Then taken to the next page where I was asked to fill in my card details. I thought its because they wanna verify my identity so I did. Boom, I am taken to next page saying you have bought 250 bids for $99. I was like WHAT. No confirmation before taking payment and nothing was asked to me if I agree to the amount. Then I re-logged using the link in to see what happened. I figured out that the form I was filling in had apparently advertisements going on which weren’t advertisements but was the package I wanna buy. I called the customer service. I guy gave me a 50% refund and says for the rest they will send me 10 gas vouchers of $10 each. I was surprised and I said do I have to do anything to redeem these. I was told no nothing. I get this voucher and figure out that I have to print a form n send this voucher along. Then they will send me a $10 voucher. I have to fill a gas and send the receipt to them within one week. They will then send me a $10 check within 3-4 weeks. I have to do this for 10 weeks to redeem these vouchers. It was crazy. It was like begging for your money. So I called again and said I do not want this voucher and if the balance could be refunded. Was disconnected thrice and then on a chat was told that this could not be done. I then gave it up. The website is so f**king deceptive. Then you go the website and see how bidding works. I am telling you you can be online for the whole day and keep bidding. Never went on the website again.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Lisa Skelton says:

    April 28th, 2013 at 10:20 am

    I have no love at all for this site. I, too, was surprised when my bank account was overdrawn because I was charged for a package that I didn’t even realize I “ordered” just by joining the site. I pitched a screaming backyard fit and my bank helped me get most of the money back. I still had to fork out about $35 for this experience with nothing to show for it.

    The site is not user friendly. I still don’t know how to manipulate the auctions. I tried bidding on a few. I finally just gave up and kissed my money goodbye. Chalked it up to my own stupidity and another of life’s learning experiences.

    Went to the site this AM to look around and the only screen I can get to is the REGISTER NOW. When I put my info in I’m told my email addy is already registered. Well, where the heck is the LOG IN info?

    I don’t like to use the word hate, but when it comes to ZBIDDY…and my advice to anyone is to back away from the page if their ZBIDDY’s name is anywhere on it.

    REPLY
  • Richard says:

    April 26th, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    I used to work for zbiddy customer service support until last monday when they shut us down without saying a word of what happen , they didnt pay us and they left us without a resolution. however if you want your money back you just have to say that you will contact your BANK or the BBB or the CCC and if you call just ask where are they located and probably they will say that they are in delaware but that is not true they are in philippines

    REPLY
  • Leo says:

    April 26th, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Hello you everyone i used to work as well as a customer rep for zbiddy.com, as you can read i´m not the only one in this type of situation, the true is this one: customer service was located in Colombia from one day to the other they closed the company which i dont mind the thing is, they did not pay to us for the job we did for a month, we have debts, bills and kids to feed, all we want is our money for what we worked. Besides that YES ZBIDDY IS SCAM the information is there but it´s very tricky. Help us to spread this true.

    REPLY
  • Martha says:

    April 24th, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    You want a refund??? Just say that you will contact the bbb, ftc, lawyer or attorney general…. It will give you your money back.. Even tho it will take within 7 days for that…..

    The whole company and the site is a scam…. Cust service were located on colombia…. We used to say that we were on delawere…. Guess what…. Not true… As nothing is legit with them…..

    They closed the company overnight just like that and left us hanging!!!

    Dont believe a word they say….. It is the biggest scam ever!!

    REPLY

    Nancy says:
    June 24th, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    I fell for all of the above and wrote about it with no reponse.The 100.00 that they took without me knowing was money I really needed.They are a sorry site. I also threatened with the BBB and said I would fill out every review I come across letting people know it is a scame.I did not receive my money back.

  • Rating
      
    Joe says:

    April 24th, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Not only do they scam money out of you, the don’t deliver the merchandise.

    I am still waiting for three $25 iTunes and one $25 Best Buy card. Have sent e-mails, spoken to Customer Service, and used Live Chat – all it’s done is waste my time.

    Stupid, actually, because there is a lot on money to be made if they were legit.

    REPLY
  • Nataly says:

    April 22nd, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Help us to spread the true about Zbiddy, they scam their employees the same way they scam their customers.

    REPLY
  • Nataly says:

    April 22nd, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    One tip i will give to all of you guys is to call and say that if they dont give you the money back you will call the BBB, CCC, or that you will call your bank a lawyer, and believe me they will give you the money back right away, another thing!!! they are not located in the united states, they were in Colombia, and then they fired all of the agents over there!!!!!!!, without paying them for their job, they are not in delaware, they are scam

    REPLY
  • Cindy says:

    April 22nd, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    I used to work for zbiddy as a customer representative, and i have to say zbiddy is scam, cause even though the information is there, it´s very tricky…. let´s say you are looking for an i pad you register with them and next thing you know BOOM there´s a 99 dollar charge in your account, i´m doing this cause i used to convice people to stay in the website trying to change their minds with a 50% discount or with a gas voucher, or a grocrey voucher, for you to win it takes ages and money, once you win they will deliver the item 1 month later, or maybe 2 months, last week a lady called cause she received the wrong tv, i said to here that we will give her a callback with the resolution, but we never did…. do not waste your time on it, believe me is scam, and how do i know it? cause i worked there.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    gc says:

    April 19th, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    same thing happend to me. I got 25 free bids nd when i won the 5 dollar DD card, I was charged 79.03. when I called, I got nowhere. still waiting for the DD card but they charged my card immediatly, which put me in the neg. Iv tried to win anything worth wat ive lost but as I noticia…. I have a better chance winning the lottery.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Bella says:

    April 14th, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Well, I believe their customer support number is 1-888-406-6509. They have a good team. I am sure they will help.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Rhonda says:

    April 12th, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Ce, my 79.00 charge was when I click on unlockyourluck

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Rhonda says:

    April 12th, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Please whatever you do when it comes to zbiddy… follow you gut and don’t do it.. don’t even try being respect when you take the 25 free tokens and bid on something and win, don’t pay that 3.99 S/H this is when they nail your butt to the wall. they have no mercy.. stay away

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    sandy says:

    April 11th, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    I went thru unlockyourluck to zbiddy, got 25 free bids, won a $5.00 KFC gift card for 3 cents and was charged $79.03. Yes I would say that is a scam

    REPLY
  • Ce says:

    April 10th, 2013 at 10:09 am

    I have won bid packages and paid for them. I have NOT been charged the $79. How long did it take for you to show the charge? I didnt go to this site thru unlockyourluck.com or anything, that I have seen some others post. maybe its that site that is scamming you? I will be watching my account like a hawk to see if I do get charged the registration fee but I never entered a credit card number when I signed up….

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    GAil says:

    April 10th, 2013 at 9:53 am

    I won a $10 macys card for $.02. Before entering my credit info. I decided to check the reviews. Forget it! I’m sick of these scams!!
    It’s amazing this country allows scammers to get away with this crap!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Howard says:

    April 7th, 2013 at 10:16 am

    I wish I had never done this, I started out with a $79 bid package. They offer you free trial. These will be gift cards that are good from some major fast food. You get three free trys, and you will win! than weeks later you will get them in the mail. Ok now Ibuy the $79 pac of bids. (what if I hadn’t done that, would I have gotten the cards in the mail???) Now if you want to sit around and just bid a penny to reset the clock good luck it can take forever to end a bid.

    What they offer the most of is bid on more bids. And coupons from restaurant.com. And a few dumb things, kitchen knife set, discount vaction/cruises, and a few high dollar ele. things.
    Than they add other charges if you win.

    IWANT OUT AND WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEM PUT OUT.

    I would not tell any one to do this at ALL!!!!!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    lg says:

    April 4th, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    I won a $5 Walmart card for a few cents, when checking out they wanted to tag on a $79 “super package” of bids. No thanks.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    dana pericson says:

    April 4th, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    the prices are low though there are bots bringing up the price i my self recomentd ebay

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    vickie evans says:

    April 2nd, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    i called and was told i would never be charges for anything until i won a bid. well that is not true they sure got their money and when i called and complained about it they said they would replenish my bids for free but that is never ending. they so said i was getting a gift card and when i went to that site it would not work or print would not recommend this site unless you have money to waste.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    John says:

    April 1st, 2013 at 8:29 am

    A PENNY OR TWO A SECOND from multiple bidders X 60 minutes per hour X 24 hours a day and some of those CAPPED ITEMS like the IPOD capped at $29.00 and runs for days and days.. THey must be making at least 5 grand off those things IF THEY EVER END.. Ive actually never seen one of those end because more people come along over and over and over and start to bid on them thinking they are going to win but when the auction NEVER ENDS and it looks like it doesnt, SOMEBODY IS GETTING SCANDALOUSLY , FILTHY DIRTY RICH off ONE ITEM.. No telling really what they make off THAT SCAM of an auction… FEDS WHERE ARE YOU ?? YOU NEED TO PUT A STOP TO THIS “PREYING ON PEOPLE”.. Thats what it is.. YOU HAVE NO REAL chance of winning some of those NO CAP AUCTIONS.. You could literally bid a GRAND and NOT EVER WIN…I watched some of them for days and thats why I never bid on them.. THEY NEVER SEEM TO END! .

    REPLY

    Ce says:
    April 10th, 2013 at 11:03 am

    So because people are stupid and will spend a ton of money on bids and then not win anything, it is a scam? Sounds to me like they came up with a SHADY but real way to make money. If you dont like it, dont use it.

    Luis Paganessi says:
    April 3rd, 2013 at 8:25 am

    I bidded on an Ipod and won but at the last second the computer stppped completely. The winner was someone else, some stranger. Hacking at its best. Customer support tell me “I have a slow computer
    browser. Yeah, right. Stay away from this hackers and robbers..

  • Rating
      
    Adam Smith says:

    March 31st, 2013 at 5:12 am

    I won an ipon on Zbiddy. Nice site!

    REPLY

    kc says:
    April 17th, 2013 at 11:00 am

    what is an ipon ??

  • Rating
      
    mark says:

    March 29th, 2013 at 7:15 am

    this is a big scame rip off do not use this sight they will charge you for items not purchased and you can’t do anything about it

    REPLY

    Brian says:
    April 2nd, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Yes this is a very big spam.I was going to win something I saw ” Going” and I was sure I was winner but I saw winner name is different,how can it possible?there was no countdown for another bidder? and once I won bid pack I paid for it and I charge thrice for that one bid pack…I STRONGLY suggest every one to don’t waste their money as well as time…..

    helen says:
    April 2nd, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Yes, the same happened here. Cost? $79.01. Product? nothing. This is such a scam and I plan on putting it on every site I can to complain.

    joan says:
    March 30th, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Yes, I found that out..Charged my credit card, but nothing ever came.. intend to tell everyone I know-it is a big rip off

  • Rating
      
    Luis M Paganessi says:

    March 29th, 2013 at 6:05 am

    10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Going…Sold. Guess who wins ? Not me.
    What happend ? The computer slowed down. Hacking at its best. Customer support advises me “I have a
    Sloooowwww Browser. YEAH RIGHT……….

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Thomas Richardson says:

    March 28th, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    The comments from the satisfied customers,are very likely to be employee,s of ZBiddy.They type the way they speak ,improper english.If a company uses deception such as this to lure you in ,it shows.This crooked company has a 5 star rating system,I am forced to give them 1 star,to even make a comment.This company does not deserve even 1 star from me,Yes they stole 79 out of my account aswell,for god sakes dont give these crooks your credit card number,I have filed complaints with the better business bureau aswell as many other people,this crooked companies days are numbered.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    mike says:

    March 28th, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    I just started getting spammed with zbiddy e-mails so went over to see what it’s about. Am watching an Apple IPod Touch 4G that says it’s retail value is $319. The auction is ‘capped’ at $29. There are approximately 20 bids (conservative estimate) being made each minute. That’s 1200/hr — at .60 per bid is $720 per hour. I first noticed this ‘auction’ yesterday morning about this time. In 24 hours that is over $17K for that $300 IPod that someone is making. Pretty good profit margin that is. And it makes you wonder about them bidding internally as well since the same handle – lequevi – was bidding on it yesterday and still is. If that person were only bidding twice each minute (and it is a lot more than that) then he/she would be paying over $1K, in bids, for that $300 unit…….

    REPLY

    Luis Paganesssi says:
    March 29th, 2013 at 6:08 am

    Guess what? Ive seen that zbiddy.com is still business just because they sell lots vouchers.
    I had once 3000 bids. Bidded all. and no auctions won.

    mike says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Just checked in on the auction 7 hours later. All the bidders have changed except for lequevi who is still plugging away with bids. Hmmmmm..

  • Rating
      
    Kandice Owen says:

    March 24th, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    This web site is completely fraudulent. They say that it’s completely free but there’s an automatic charge for signing up of $157. Then they charge a $99 doller fee for every time your credit card is run. There’s hidden fees for everything. They’re not in the terms and conditions or anywhere you can read them on the site.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    bill says:

    March 23rd, 2013 at 11:45 am

    After watching 7 I pads and one i phone go to auction and reviewing the bidding on my zbiddy, taking many many hours and many days: I noticed that at least 8 bidders have bid on each item, totally how many bids they placed, at about 60 cents a bid, I calculated that they could have gone to apple and already bought their item, and for less than the bids they placed. My conclusion is that zbiddy has shell employees bidding the item up. Take a look at the profit potential at 60 cents per bid. Item won at $350.00, that would equate to 35000 bids at 60 cents each……. or $21,000.00. Let’s assume that 50% of those bidders are employees not paying a cent to run up the price, it still profits zbiddy $10,000.00. Disagree, log into zibby, check apple, then bid one time and watch your item on “MY ZIBBY”, will cost you 60 cents, but you will never use the site again. This is totally a scam.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Dave says:

    March 21st, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    It is funny to see all the people with “Positive” experiences have 5 stars, and there comments all seem “staged”. yet for everyone else our experience has shown zbiddy is nothing but a headache. STAY AWAY

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Mik says:

    March 20th, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    I have waited over 10 business days for my winning items.They keep giving me stupid bids instead of sending my gas voucher, vacation cards and gas card. Oh yeh another thing I think my cell got a virus from that site! So far 0 out of 10 for ZBiddy. I’ve talked to the customer service representative on the phone which gets me nowhere!!! Don’t. Even talk about the live chat and how worthless that is! !!

    REPLY

    helen says:
    April 2nd, 2013 at 10:58 am

    I tried to call customer service and the line was disconnected. I was charged $79.01 for something I didn’t order. We’ll see if I get anything. This sucks. I don’t have that kind of money to just throw away. Can you say RIP OFF!!!!

  • Rating
      
    Jennifer says:

    March 18th, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    For those of you who say they do not have the set up cost in writing, here it is http://unlockyourluck.com/terms_of_service.html . Under section 6 it does state: ” A winner of a promotional auction or “rookie auction” shall be required to purchase certain Bid Packages as determined by ULYL in addition to abiding by the payment details and requirements herein.” Now this was recently updated on March 6, 2013 so it might not have been listed in there before.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Pamela says:

    March 15th, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    The only thing I have ever been able to get were the resturants.com cards which there are very few resturants offered in my area, San Luis Obispo County.
    Also I have gotten the coupon cards but never could figure out how to get the coupons, at least I got the bids. Sometimes the auctions would expire only because I didn’t get my questions answered by customer service or by anybody.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Jimmy Cordell says:

    March 15th, 2013 at 11:08 am

    I have an update on the $79.00 charge that appeared on my credit card.. I called ZBIDDY’s customer service @ 1-877-924-3390 and spoke with one of their agents and they removed the charge from my account. The service service rep was very understanding and helpful…

    If you are having issues with charges for items that you did not order, I suggest you give customer service a call.

    REPLY

    Edward J. says:
    December 19th, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    JIMMY CORDELL, I AM MORE THAN SURE THAT YOU ARE ONE OF THE SCUM/SCAM ARTISTS WHO IS WORKING FOR ZBIDDY!
    HOW COME THOUSANDS OF OTHERS WHO HAVE BEEN SCAMMED, CALLED THE “CUSTOMER SERVICE”, INCLUDING ME, AND I COULD NOT GET ANY HELP
    OR SYMPATHY FROM ANYONE AT Z BIDDY. WHAT DID YOU BUY, AND WHAT ABOUT THE “IMMEDIATE” $ 160 THAT WAS WITHDRAWN FROM YOUR CREDIT CARD ACCOUNT WITHOUT YOUR KNOWING, WITHOUT YOUR PERMISSION?
    DID THEY GIVE THAT BACK TO YOU AS WELL?.
    YES, YOU ARE WORKING FOR ZBIDDY. YOU KNOW, AND GOD KNOWS WHERE THAT WILL TAKE YOU. HAVE SOME HEART MAN. THOUSANDS, LIKELY MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ARE SUFFERING EVERY SECOND BECAUSE OF ZBIDDY…SCAM…SCAM…
    SCUM…SCUM…

  • Rating
      
    Jimmy Cordell says:

    March 15th, 2013 at 10:42 am

    I places a bid for a $10.00 Kmart gift card and my bid was $.28, I looked on my credit card transaction, and they illegally charged my account for $79.00 for a “BIG Package” that I did not order. My lawyer is going to have a field day with this scam when I’m through.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Karen says:

    March 13th, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    They have NOTHING but junk…the only thing I’ve won are bogus “vacation bucks” and grocery $$ which is nothing but expired coupons!! The vacation bucks, Florida vacation vouchers, etc. are ALL garbage! There are SO many restrictions and costs they do NOT disclose during the auction. The few and FAR between auctions for anything worth ANYTHING go for retail or close to it; I’m sure everyone is as frustrated as I am thinking I might as well get a gift card for $5 off… sad. This site IS a scam. Try beezid or dealdash, but you’re dealing with a LOT of people and many have experience. I’ve lost over $1000 bidding on these sites. My advice: stay away from online auctions; they are ALL crooked and they’re making $$$ hand over fist when we have to pay $$$ for bids and blow them like they’re nothing. STAY AWAY

    REPLY

    Luis Paganesssi says:
    March 29th, 2013 at 6:27 am

    They are in in business just for the sale of bid vouchers

  • Rating
      
    George Moone says:

    March 12th, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    when I won on ziddy the chared me a 79 dollar fee

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    sam costa says:

    March 12th, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    SCAM

    REPLY

    Luis Paganesssi says:
    March 29th, 2013 at 6:14 am

    10, 9, 8,7,6,4,3,2,1 GOING…SOLD. Who wins ? Not me, computer slows down completely. Hacking at its
    Best. Robers Stay away from zbiddy.com. Customer support tell me” I have a slow browser” YEAH,
    RIGHT.

  • Rating
      
    tisme says:

    March 11th, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Site is a ripoff wanting credit card info and not letting you opt out of buying more tokens. I used a low funded reward card that would have easily covered my “winnings” but it was rejected as “insufficient funds”. This card was about $100 on it and the winnings were under $20 so who knows what they wanted to charge me! So, word to the wise, don’t go there!

    REPLY

    catss1 says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Totaly agree! and the site is flawed. takes your info and then says the site is down try later and they charge your credit card.

  • Rating
      
    Shaallu says:

    March 6th, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Try Zbiddy.com. Participation in zbiddy like most things has a learning curve. I started in August and won 3 items so far.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    katie says:

    March 6th, 2013 at 1:50 am

    I haven’t actually done much so I didn’t know how to rate it except based on others reviews…I’m just curious to know if anybody knows WHERE in the terms of service this $159 “fee” is forwarned about. The terms of service are really long and I’m not in the mood to read it ALL. However, I did skim it over like 3 times (probably could have read it in the time I’ve spent looking at it and at reviews about zbiddy!) I haven’t seen anything about $159 anything. I got directed to the site from another site and when I went to “x” out it said they would give me 25 free credits so I figured why not. Then I bid on 1 item and “won”. Hit congratulations and was directed to sign up so I am in the process of that-I did NOT buy any extra credits nor have I entered in my card info…before putting in my card info I checked out the BBB and the BBB gave zbiddy.com an F on their grading system which got me looking more into the reviews and such. When I saw that they disclose a fee of $159 in the terms of service I opened it up but have had no luck finding it. Also bothered by the fact that when I get to the screen where I am supposed to put in my credit card info they want to charge me extra for bids that I really don’t want…there is no option to not buy any bids that I am seeing. It was as I was typing up this review that I noticed that…yes, I would have to say it’s a scam or at least a total rip off

    REPLY

    joyce says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    and you still gave it a rating of 2? it is a scam that I wish I would have looked into before i got my first “free” bids. Once I won something, I had to pay for a package to redeem my gift cards.then,next time I went in I couldn’t because my email and password don’t work, come to find out somehow I had created 2 accounts. So, they conveniently dropped the email with my winning bids and 150 bid package, leaving me with-nothing except money out of my bank! spent over 2 hours with customer service and still nothing is fixed.

    Jude says:
    March 11th, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    This also happened to me, i got charged $79 for a bid package when i never bought them so i called customer service and they really helped a lot. They gave me half of $79 back which is about $39 and they sent me an email that contains info for me to get $100 free gas and they will keep replenishing my bids for free until i win something under $100 retail. So i suggest calling them

  • Rating
      
    murphy says:

    March 5th, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    I supposedly won 2 restaurant.com. I was told that they (restaurants.com) would be contacting me. They haven’t nor did any other items I won. I am so happy that I do not belong to that site nor any other penny auction. The items (several) are at a fixed very low price. The other items that are worthwhile such as gift cards, IPads are limited to only 1. Please keep in mind they have an extremly low quantity (example 1 television auction that went on for days) and a few IPads, Kindles, computer, etc.
    No more penny auctions for me – Zbiddy was the first and last.

    REPLY

    Luis Paganesssi says:
    March 29th, 2013 at 6:17 am

    Dont bid trying to win this auctions when you can buy them directly from www.restaurant.com at half price

  • Rating
      
    Jade says:

    March 5th, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    I am always admire by the way Zbiddy works. I got my iphone shipped within 5 days.

    REPLY

    Luis Paganesssi says:
    March 29th, 2013 at 6:23 am

    I Lost an IPod when my computer said ” Going, Sold. Hachers and robbers. The computer slowed down completely. Customer support tells me I have a slow browser. YEAH, RIGHT……

    joyce says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    just curious, do you work for them?

  • Rating
      
    Knittinbabe says:

    March 5th, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Got an offer of 25 free bids. Supposedly won an auction, but couldn’t check out unless I bought additional bids. Total scam!!!!!!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Terry McCloud says:

    March 5th, 2013 at 1:34 am

    I am happy customer of Zbiddy.

    REPLY

    Luis Paganesssi says:
    March 29th, 2013 at 6:25 am

    I once had 3000 bids. Bidded it all and won nothing……..

    joyce says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    so what did you win and how much did it cost you, how long did it take for the item(s) to reach you?

  • Rating
      
    jessie james says:

    March 4th, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    It SUCKS. It’s all a crook.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Marvin Applewaite says:

    March 4th, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    For $13.50, you can purchase an intro package – 60 bids. Then you can build a “bank” of hundreds for free, by playing “spin” or purchasing packages for $0.37 or $0.66 if you wait and bid smartly. But remember there is at least a $2,49 processing fee for every win. Grocery coupons and dining certificates are ripoff, because of the hidden charges and restrictions. Dining certificates are for rarely known hole in the wall start-up restaurants, that you never heard about; AND you can only use ONE certificate per dining experience PER month!!! Read the fine print on the actual certificates! There is also a minimum purchase attached to each.

    The best deals I have found have only a 50% markup; namely, the total bill must be $37.50 before 18% gratuity and taxes applied … before a $25 dollar eGift can be applied! Most others are 100% markup. The Grocery coupons are also misleading. The supplying vendor charges you 10% to mail them to you, plus the $2.49 ZBiddy charges for winning plus your winning bid!!!! So for 1000 coupons, you will pay them $100 to get them plus shipping! The Vacation, Airline and Cruise certificates are even worse with restrictions, IF they will take them at all once you arrive!

    The other huge issue is … ZBiddy puts so few items out for auction that are worth anything! Most is fluff (90%). Then when the high ticket items not from China are put up for auction, people end up buying them for 70 to 80% percent of retail after a week of penny up the ante auctioning! The deals they advertise are only when they put a limit on the bid price, such as $69 for a Smart Samsung 42 inch TV and its been going on for literally weeks maybe months because of the BOT bidding machines they let you use. They use up well over 150,000 bids by thousands of people AND at a penny per bid they’ve well paid for their item of $1500 without risk to them!! And if they raised 300K amount of bids then, they are super profitable!!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Shannon Travasso says:

    March 3rd, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Winning Penny Auction sites like Zbiddy needs patience and good strategy. It is better to read their terms and condition, How it works page and other details before you jump into the bidding war and lose.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Nathan says:

    March 1st, 2013 at 8:40 am

    I have used other penny auction sites and zbiddy is by far the worst. The voucher bids are assigned a value from the money you have spent so by definition they are NOT “voucher” bids. The length of the auctions is most cases is ridiculous. The prices are almost the same as retail and they nail you with the “transaction fees” even on the voucher bid auctions which is ridiculous because all they have to do is credit your account for them. Unfortunately i dumped money into it and now just have to hope i get something from my bids. I am not hopeful though.

    Auction model is terrible!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Felecia says:

    February 28th, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    What stopped me from entering CC# to pay the .10 “fee”?for my Barnes and Noble $10 card was I clicked on the url icon to verify the identity of the webpage, etc. that my browser has. Not only was the identity unverified, but the page which was asking for my financial information was NOT encrypted. There is no “live chat” unless the chatter is completely brain washed to “Sorry I didh’t get that” when you say anything. Wow what a rotten place. I am really sorry you guys lost bucks.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Josh says:

    February 27th, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    My experience with zbiddy.com so far is good. I too got the items shipped which I won on this site.

    REPLY

    lito says:
    March 3rd, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    What product did you got in Zbiddy?

  • Rating
      
    Sherry says:

    February 27th, 2013 at 11:54 am

    I completely agree with the accusations above and can attest to these from PERSONAL experience. I bid on something, was the only bidder and the clock reset to 60 seconds. They say it will reset to 15 seconds, but whatever. It reset twice more to 60 seconds and then reset to 60 MINUTES when no one else had bid but me.

    As well, the comments above about not being able to bid when there is time left. Absolutely true. This happened to me a few times as well.

    On a positive note, while writing this I was on the phone with ZBiddy to complain and while they couldn’t refund me the full amount I had been charged for signing up, they at least downgraded the to the cheapest bidding package so I did recover most of my money.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    elizabeth dickman says:

    February 27th, 2013 at 11:05 am

    These people are scam artists. I registered to bid on a product but was told my credit limit on my card was not high enough, so I exited the site without ordering anything. A month later I have a charge on my credit card of 99.00 which is for some rediculous package of something and I have no idea what it is and they will not refund my money.

    REPLY

    kelly says:
    March 1st, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    contact ur financial institution and and dispute the charge. most banks and credit card companies have a zero liability policy and/or will just remove the charge anyway. good luck!

  • Rating
      
    Fran says:

    February 27th, 2013 at 10:45 am

    i think zbiddy is a waste of time and money. They focus there advertisements around apple products claiming that you can get these products for 97% off retail price. They claim that they are overstocked .They have 9 pages of items to bid on. They are the same items everyday and most of the items are junk. And its impossible to win an apple product because there are too many people bidding on one item and an auction can last up to over 2 days sometimes, and the price it finally sells for is very close to the retail price.

    And when you include how much you paid for the bids, the processing fee’s, and the shipping costs, you are very close to paying the retail price of an item. and the people that use the sites are idiots. They start bidding on items that have not started yet so they are jacking the price up before the bid has begun. Does any one really think if they put a bid in 12 hours before an auction they will win. i feel this site is a major rip off.

    REPLY
  • MPmindset says:

    February 27th, 2013 at 12:34 am

    oh my gosh,
    I just won the Bahamas cruise too! And I already payed for it. I dont want to get scammed? Should I just return it and get my account closed?

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Bill Samuel says:

    February 26th, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    IMHO, when you don’t disclose a fee, you are a scam site. Zbiddy is not a legitimate operation and Attorneys General should be suing to put them out of business. I believe their major source of income is undisclosed fees. That must surely be illegal everywhere.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    bulldog07 says:

    February 26th, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Z-Biddy is the biggest scam of penny-auctions there is!!!!!!!!! Even when you win something you end up paying more that it’s worth!!! SCAM!!! Stay away!!!!!!DREADFUL——–!!!! SAD excuse for a company!!!!!!!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    BERNETA says:

    February 25th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    I would never go to the zbiddy web site again. Not even to pass by. It is a scam. I did not order anything but was charged $60. For bids. I got off the site because i did not understand the process of bidding. Don”t know if i will get my money back or not probably not and i learned a lesson the expensive way.

    REPLY

    jamie says:
    February 26th, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Did u ever get your Money back? I just did the same thing

  • Rating
      
    Todd says:

    February 25th, 2013 at 4:24 am

    Hello everyone! I gave a fair warning because I just bid. Took me quite awhile to win….but I won three things. A cruise, $100 off of air travel and a $10 Barnes and Nobel gift card. The total is about $17. I have not paid yet and will use a prepaid debit card with just enough to cover it. I have read on here that they will try and charge another $159 for registration fee. is that correct? I cannot find this disclosed upfront anywhere on their website. If not, I will pay for my auctions and I BETTER receive them. If not, I WILL make sure to do everything in my power to make sure that they go out of business! Contacting the BBB is useless…they can’t do anything about it. So has anyone considered coming together and forming a civil lawsuit against this company? I cannot believe that there are still internet sites that get away with this kind of crap. How do these people sleep at night? Anyway, I have obviously not read all 687 reviews yet but I am not feeling too confident at this point that I will get all that I won for just $17.Thanks!!!

    REPLY

    Judi says:
    February 26th, 2013 at 11:38 am

    I also won the cruise and the $100 off airfare..however here is the catch. I am assuming that you won the Bahama’s cruise. If you live in Florida you have half the battle won because they do not get you to Florida, but even if you are there the cost of all the other fees that you have to pay is not worth a few days trip. As for the airfare the whole disclosure is that it is UP TO $100 off. It depends on the original price of your ticket and your ticket my only be purchased through their carrier.If you have not paid for it yet wait till after you get the email saying CONGRATULATIONS and your winning confirmation number. At that time you can read all of the requirements and if you choose not to pay just don’t. They will keep it for about a week or so and send you reminders but after awhile it will go away and then on your “My Wins” page it will just say expired.

  • Rating
      
    Sarva says:

    February 22nd, 2013 at 8:04 am

    This is fraud site. Dont share your Card info with this site

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Ryan says:

    February 22nd, 2013 at 12:58 am

    I was always curious about these sites so I figured I’d give it a shot. I bought a 150 bid package for $60 but when I signing into my account, the bids weren’t there. I called customer support and the rep immediately gave me the 150 bids plus and extra 25 for the inconvenience. I surfed around the site for awhile before I realized what a total crock it was. I only used 3 bids on a restaurant gift card (that I work at) so I could use it to get some of my money back. (I lost). The next day I called to cancel my account and express my dissatisfaction. I was polite and explained how I wasn’t satisfied with the products offered or the bidding process, and that I just wanted my account canceled as I wouldn’t be using the remaining 147 bids. I figured I was duped out of $60, so I never asked for a refund. After being put on hold for a few minutes, I was told the rep had been authorized to give me a full refund. I was shocked because like I said I never asked for one, but less than 48 hours later the money was back in my account. I’m not sure if I got a refund because of the initial purchase mishap or because I was polite and didn’t bitch or belittle the rep, but my advice would be but if you do make the mistake of signing up, try to show some respect when calling to complain. I know it’s hard when you feel you got ripped off, but somehow it worked for me.

    The only reason I gave it 2 stars was because it gets an extra one for the way they handled my complaint and I couldn’t give it an initial zero. I hope this helps.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    randy Auker says:

    February 21st, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    This should be outlawed

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Carol says:

    February 21st, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    If I understand it correctly, each bid which generally costs you 60 cents only makes the item go up one cent. Therefore, if you win an item at $11.00 then that is 1100 “pennies” times the $.60 that someone paid. The resulting cost of the item…..$660. I know that some people “win” some free bids but WHAT A SCAM if this is accurate.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Waldo says:

    February 19th, 2013 at 10:45 am

    I do not recomend this site to anyone plus all they do is take money out of you acount when you give them you inf.and you do not get it back now it makes you bid and you have no say so in the matter.I will fill acopmaint with the BBB.

    REPLY
  • xxxxx says:

    February 17th, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    QuiBids.com is Deceptive and will SUCK your MONEY off your charge card (BAMMM!!!)…BEFORE you are aware it’s happening..and GOOD LUCK GETTING it BACK! They’ll offer you bids but not your MONEY..SAY NO, I WANT my MONEY BACK NOW! IT TAKES FOREVER to get your MONEY BACK!!!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Mike DC says:

    February 14th, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    This is a complete ripoff. I joined two months ago, and realized that there are very limited items that can be purchased. In addition, the bids you purchase has an expiry date so you cannot accumulate the bids for more than 2 months. I wish I heard read these comments and reviews before.
    The site is deceptive on many counts..!!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Janilie says:

    February 14th, 2013 at 3:09 am

    I too won several products here including free bids. Trying my luck on iphone.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Gordy says:

    February 11th, 2013 at 10:26 am

    So far I won free bid packages on Zbiddy. I am gonna try to use them to win more items.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Ashish says:

    February 10th, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    I saw ZBiddy advertisement on linkedin and was about to register. However, I saw these reviews just in time. Thanks to these reviews, I saved a lot of money and struggle.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Alan Carneiro Leao says:

    February 9th, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    I spoke with Felipe, from Bogata, Colombia, who is located in Wilmington, Delaware, and subsequently Kathy, and next Natalie. Over and over again, first in an attempt to bid, and later in an attempt to find out why I’m being billed for $45.00, I live chatted. They would never answer my questions, only respond that I had to enter in my credit card information, and that I was wrong, in that I was not being charged for anything.

    Thank goodness I did not give them my financial information, I am not a gambler, and to pay to bid is gambling, not bidding. And even with numerous requests for explanations, I was directed to enter my credit card information, as if that would make everything clear. Thank god I didn’t. I am a bad victim. Please contact me for transcript of my conversation, should those who benefit by fraud ever be held accountable. I’ll come testify as to what happened.

    This is veiled gambling, and people are suckered into purchasing gambling credits without knowing what they are doing. And the live chats all encouraged registration, which must automatically and unknowingly include gambling purchases, which is not easily recognized, and never explained. What a fraudulent business. It is gambling, plain and simple. It is not an auction. It is terrible. Why don’t all the prosecutors and judges and lawyers and prisons deal with this? Why must people become victims? If they were to explain that you are gambling, then it would still be a fraud. It’s like paying $5.00 to knock over all the bottles, and you win a prize. But the prize is a valuable electronic item, and thousands pay real money to throw the ball, and only after interest has waned, and few participate, does anyone “win” the item. One item, but everybody pays, loses their money, and get nothing.

    One “winner”, lots of failed bids, all of which must be purchased on a credit card prior to bidding. No refunds of purchased bids, used or unused. Such a racket. This is no auction, is pure carnival gambling in a high tech manner, with the whole world as players. Deceit is employed, they DO NOT TELL YOU WHAT THEY ATE DOING! It’s just enter your credit card information, and you can then bid. They don’t say you may now gamble, all bids will cost you, all monies paid in during the registration are non-refundable, or give any clue to the nature of the scam. I came soooooo close! I am so ashamed of my gullibility, and it’s a miracle I didn’t complete my registration. I am not a gambler, I am an auction bidder. This is no auction. It is a total fraud. Alan Carneiro Leao in Miami, Florida USA

    REPLY

    capted3126 says:
    February 14th, 2013 at 10:07 am

    I had a similar experience; got an e-mail for 25 ‘free’ bids….i went to the site,placed 4 bids,a lash card,won the bid @ $3.79…
    I assumed i had another 21 bids left,and the site would not let me back into the bid center.Instead,…
    I kept getting thrown back to enter my credit info…..oh my total of $3.79 was in clear big letters…i started to get my card out when i thought to search for the shipping cots…..found it,@$10, …ok,fine so far…
    Then,at the very bottom,no itemization,no eplanation, no title or legend, was a small print that simply read, = TOTAL 83.79,without the dollar sign,as everthing else had, i left the site,they never even contacted me…..a cute scam,and reminder to never enter CC#’s until you’re absolutely sure,for there were no warnings,instructions,policies or a gratuitous “READ FIRST” ,just big flashing icons to bid.

  • Rating
      
    Kathi says:

    February 9th, 2013 at 3:37 am

    I was watching one item that had a few minutes left – suddenly it had hours left on the auction. The same evening I was watching another auction that had seconds left, bids were being submitted so the seconds kept re-staring (that is made clear in the rules) but the price never went up with the bids. Seems like a scam to me.

    REPLY

    Marcelo says:
    February 9th, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    I joined this website wayback December of 2012 and spent almost $300 wanting to win cheap hotels, cruises, etc. I win several items and never get the item. So PLEASE don’t mislead by website. Now my money had gone and I don’t think I can get it back!!!!

  • Rating
      
    connie says:

    February 8th, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Don’t use this site you pay to bid and I just wanted my money back its a joke

    REPLY
  • Adrian W says:

    February 7th, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    guys you all should give yourself a huge pat on the back thank you so much for your reviews i was going to register ect with them but after reading whats on here i dont think ill bother thank you guys :-)

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Him says:

    February 7th, 2013 at 9:12 am

    The last thing America needs at the moment another site to mislead and rip you off destroying what little trust you might of had left in Humanity. Think your going to buy a $400 item for $10 plus shipping and handling, wrong you wind up with $99 dollars billed to your account instantly and neither Zbiddy or your bank will remove the charges, and for that you have only bought the right to bid.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Bill says:

    February 7th, 2013 at 9:07 am

    The Better Business Bureau gives ZBiddy the death rating of F. Several states Attorney Generals are now working in conjunction with federal authorities to prosecute ZBiddy operators for interstate wire fraud and illegal gambling. The intent is to file criminal complaints in both federal and state courts nationwide. Canadian authorities are also said to be intending to prosecute and file legal writs in U.S. judicial jurisdictions on behalf of Canadian citizens charged for services not provided. ZBiddy is being used as a test case for all future veiled gambling scams. The nationally recognized law firm of Beasley,Allen is currently preparing a class action $1,000,000,000 lawsuit they are expected to file soon on behalf of all ZBiddy customers.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Richard says:

    February 6th, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Won a item from them and it never worked from day 1.Called them 5 times now and keep getting the run around and lied to.All 5 people said they were sending me a return label to send item back and this has been going on since Dec.2012 and have not received the return label yet.They only want your money so be warned STAY AWAY FROM THIS SITE.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Frass says:

    February 6th, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Well I git a response from Z biddy finally through the buy safe program they gave me for free. It was in regards to the kodak camera I won and got sent s fuju instead. They wrote:

    The camera that was originally won was discontinued, therefore the replacement was sent instead. Due to the price difference, a refund of the $35.34 you paid for the auction has been refunded.

    Havent got the refund as yet but still early. I see the kodak camera is still on the site though. Dont give up and fight the buggers till ya win.

    REPLY

    Jeffrey says:
    February 11th, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    It is true the people at ZBIDDY are seemingly very unprofessional considering you sometimes spend your money and/or time, but try not to forget these are “penny auction sites” and nothing, no matter what the actual value is, will be given to you for free(postage and handling,taxes, ect.)That said, I have been on the site since October 2012, but did not began bidding w/ serious intent to win until the Holidays, since then I have won a number of items, and have received them all( not without contacting them)within reasonable time frame. Take your chances !

  • Rating
      
    Dummy says:

    February 5th, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    I went to the site after a person on Craigslist told me where they got the product and it seemed kinda shady but I decided to check it out. I went to the site and I kinda got my hopes up and thought ok ill get my card and I entered the numbers and right as I said ok no this is not what I want to do after I hit ok and the site doesn’t give you an option of are you sure you want to purchase 100$ to your card and takes it automatically.

    So I went ahead and started bidding…..HUGE SCAM! Every time you place a bid once its down to the last second, the time goes back to 29 sec etc….or 15 whatever it was so you never win and you use all your money and it makes people buy more and keep trying but what people aren’t realizing is that their bid is what’s making the time restart all over. I called and complained to someone who was from obviously from another country bc that’s what we all expect now. The person filled my bids for free and then gave me 2 $50 gift cards which paid me back for what I spent…

    The other day I was on Craigslist looking for an iPad for a birthday present bc that’s where I got mine for a great deal after the zbiddy bs. And found a seller. This person wrote me back and said it had already been picked up and that I could go to this site zbiddy.com to get the same or similar version. No thanks. So I went on the next day and there was another iPad for sale with the similar wood flooring in the background and same price but different iPad pic, I decided to write and this is what I said:

    IS THIS one available? I’ve already signed up to the site you responded with last night a year ago and wasted 100 dollars watching products I was bidding on get down to 1second and my bid brought it back to to a minute, what a scam I thought. So I am back to buying from Craigslist or store.
    Thanks

    Of course I got a mailer daemon response that the email address on Craigslist had been removed.

    REPLY

    Jacqui says:
    February 10th, 2013 at 8:10 am

    I have bid on a few of the Restaurant vouchers,and paid only $3 and change,I was never charged $100 and what ever amount.I did notice though the higher price items seem to last forever…Also I never paid for bids because when I got the restaurant vouchers there were free bids added on and that`s what I used for other bids.So I got 2 vouchers to eat out at $25.00 each and only paid $6.00 for them.

    Scott says:
    February 8th, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    It seems most people posting here did not fully understand how these auctions work and how to use your bids at the right time to win. Also you never have to pay the high price of 60 cents a bid, you can bid on bid voucher packs and pay only what your willing to, I get 200 bids for 3.81 final price at times. I have personally won an I-Pad, headphones and a router, but like all things you have to know when to stop or you end up paying back in bids for what you saved on winning discounted items. This being said the auctions are fun, but very addictive for someone with a credit card and too much time on their hands. The count down is 15 seconds exactly, if no one else bids when it says going you win. I have seen some bidders win repeatly daily and weekly, but they put in the time and bids and pay more than I’am willing to, it is very competitive and probably more about winning than saving.

  • Rating
      
    Mikkiwee says:

    February 3rd, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    ALL penny auction sites are garbage (yeah, I’ve checked them out. A little basic research goes a long way)…Hope all you ringers here giving this Zbiddy thing 5 stars are getting paid cash to write your tripe.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    J.P. says:

    February 3rd, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    this site is a total scam, and i’m confused that these people have not been charged to describe how they make there money, is very simple. i will use these figures as an example, lets say the bid is 20-bids and somebody bids-21 and wins the item.that means the winners pays 21-bids to zbiddy,know wait for it here’s the scam.not only does pay zbiddy, but the bids you made, are not put back into your account.no they are keeped by zbiddy,that gives them a win win situation. meaning they get payed twice.i honestly thought Internet fraud was against the law. what really is upsetting is the fact that they where shout down,and behind bars.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Jesse says:

    February 2nd, 2013 at 10:58 am

    I did not sign up, I saw this website before I did and avoided it, I see the issue though, they have the credit card info page and then what looks like a different screen on the far left it automatically selects a “buy $99 bid package” Hard to tell when you think you’re just registering, but its there and I assume they’re nailing everybody with the faulty design of their website.

    Thank you to the reviewers for calling this site out, you saved me $99.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Pam Hurt says:

    February 2nd, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Do not bid on any travel related items on this site ~ they are all scams!!! I bid and easily received (should have been a red flag) several different travel “vouchers” and in each case they were nothing but a headache! False representation on what I was to receive and in each case they had no clue about how I received there “deal” on zbiddy! Grand Navigator and Grand Incentives are two scam companies these vouchers come from ~ steer clear of these also!!!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Pisces59 says:

    February 2nd, 2013 at 2:59 am

    I was shocked to see the charge of $79 on my invoice – there was no warning it was coming. I will contact the office as soon as it is open.

    REPLY

    Jeffrey says:
    February 11th, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    I would like to know Pisces, did you get a refund to your acct ? For the record, i did.

    manny says:
    February 4th, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    I would like to do the same, I was cheated and want my money back of possible!

  • Rating
      
    LindaB says:

    February 1st, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    I too was charged $99, but when I asked I was refunded $85. I also received bid protect where they replace bids until you win an item. Ipads won in December were slow to arrive, They arrived at my door today. Considering 1 cost me $3.73 plus $19.99 shipping, the second one was $169. plus shipping. I’m thrilled. My kids are jumping for joy. Including additional bids purchased 2 Ipads $234.84 plus shipping. Nothing but a very happy customer here!!!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Frass says:

    February 1st, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    I bis on the webcam and the kodak sure shot and won them. I waited for over two weeks for them to arrive. I contacted them and the answer was they will come , heres 100 bids for you. Please wait another five days as we are busy. Another call and the same answer onlt please wait 7-10 days. It just got shipped. The next day I got the webcam only so I called about the kodak camera. Same response it just got shipped. This is now a month later. Have $100 gas coupon on us for your trouble. They dont respond to threats of legal action or police investigations. The next day I got the camera. only one day shipping . How about that. They sent me a Fuji camera and not the kodak. Some aspects of the Fuji are better but the price is cheaper. Some research indicates the kodak camera is no longer being made but they still offer it on the site. I had to file a dispute with the buysafe program and Zbiddy still wont respond. Buysafe states they are escalating the dispute next tuesday. Now I just want some answers. I would not use this site again if they gave me the car to go along with the gas coupons.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Lyla says:

    February 1st, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Keep away from this site….deceptive!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Natalia says:

    January 31st, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    SCAM. They charge your credit card for $99, without your authorization.

    REPLY

    manny says:
    February 4th, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    Help!

    ej says:
    February 1st, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    ya tell me about it im pissed!

  • Rating
      
    Asiseeit Tom says:

    January 30th, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Warning! Two things to do before you divulge credit card info:

    1. Research the company first!
    2.Refer to #1.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Michele says:

    January 29th, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Wish I would have read this before I got scammed…..they would not refund my money….did not realize the were going to charge my credit card $60.00!

    REPLY
  • Ryan says:

    January 29th, 2013 at 10:43 am

    check out this message from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) in the link that put at the bottom of this message,which you should listen to before signing up! I’ll never try this; I used to gamble on poker and lost… i no longer gamble on ANYTHING… even if it’s not outright gambling… it’s close enough to gambling to steer clear from it in my opinion.

    http://www.bbb.org/us/article/be-cautious-of-online-penny-auction-sites-22506

    not sure if this site blocks URLS in reviews, if it does here it is with spaces… delete the spaces to get to the site:

    http :// www. bbb. org /us/artical/be-cautious-of-online-penny-auction-sites-22506

    REPLY
  • briana says:

    January 28th, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    thank you all you all saved me alot i am so glad i read this before i signed up

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Another Sucker says:

    January 28th, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Wow, wish I had found this before signing up. I have been on hold (“with less than 2-minutes wait time”) for the last 22 minutes.

    I have also been ripped off and I am mad. Thought I was checking out with my first win and had no opportunity to confirm what was being charged. I wonder how they can get away with this….

    My credit card company says that I have to wait for my statement before I can dispute the charge…. which is what I plan to do. Cannot let it rest

    REPLY

    mary says:
    February 2nd, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    omg, me too, i dont know what to do?

  • Karrie says:

    January 28th, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    WOW Did I screw up or what. I clicked on the site and it said to register to look around I registered and put my payment info in,it automatically charged me 99 dollars. Some one needs to look into this. It is such a SCAM. I’m going to file a complaint about this.

    REPLY

    Richard says:
    February 1st, 2013 at 1:04 am

    Yeah, me too!

    I live on disability and can’t afford losing $99.

  • Stacy says:

    January 28th, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Signed up charged my husband credit card a hundred dollars I bid two time on one thing in 2 secs all the bids that I bought (haha) were gone vanished and I’ve never back on the site til now for this reason, I was charged for something I didn’t get that’s theft there for I’m looking for the 800 number to call. I had to wait for the credit card bill to come in and make sure we were charged before calling. Now I’m pissed

    REPLY

    Dummy says:
    February 5th, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    I feel ya Hun

  • Rating
      
    Alphonse says:

    January 24th, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    I am a member since a year and Zbiddy has always had justified charges to my account. You must contact their support for help.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Marie J says:

    January 22nd, 2013 at 8:55 am

    I got some real deal at zbiddy.com . People who purchased bid package and lost the auction are tend to speak bad about Zbiddy.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    shane mac says:

    January 19th, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    First, it does NOT cost 1 cent to sign up. I play on their site every day just for fun. When it asks for your name email addy, put it in. Then it asks for credit card, don’t put in anything and just click back twice. Then u will be able to bid on the “free bid” items. When you put in a fake email address, be creative, because it in will be you screen name. My favs are SCAM@yahoo F U@gmail RIPOFF@gmail. I have otherss that I can’t post here. Anything goes! I just like jacking up the price for the suckers who use it. I have won about 30 cruises, 50 five day vacations, all sscams by the way. You will have to pay money to the hotels on top. Just today I won almost 1000 bid points. Again I never pay. They block u after u win so much. Then u have to log out and put in another fake name. I have watched some of the auctions that had zero bids and in the last second, jump to 30-50 bucks. They DO use bots!!!!!!!!! I have a friend who plays on there with me. We jacked a 10 bid package up to 200 bucks. To funny!
    If you want the restaurant.com coupons go on ebay. They have 100to dollar ones for a few bucks. You can also buy a cruise trip for around 100 bucks on ebay. You still have to pay taxes but its a good deal. Taxes run about 150 a person. Good luck.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Vikki Shaw says:

    January 19th, 2013 at 8:48 am

    At NO TIME during my registration was I told there would be a $99 charge to use this service.
    I never even verified my email address with them and they had already put the $99 though on my bank account.
    I went to their LIVE CHAT which told me they were busy to send them an email. I already sent 3 emails to them, each with a response of welcoming me and NOT ONCE did they address the issue.

    I am on a fixed income and live on disability, I can’t afford $99 taken from my account without my knowledge PLUS the $38.50 the bank is charging me to pay this because I did not have $99 in my account.

    I AM NOT A HAPPY PERSON and I advise anyone and everyone to stay out of this site. Its a MAJOR SCAM.

    And now when I TRY to log back in to cancel my account with them, they keep telling wrong password. No it’s not. They keep saying they will send it to me, its been an hour, 3 promises of my new password, and still new password.

    REPLY

    Stephanie says:
    January 23rd, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Vikki,

    It happened to me too. I called them at this number 877-924-3390 and I told them that I am not happy about the charge of $99 to my account and would like to have refund. And James was kindly refund $80 back to my account with the account still open. Plus James sent me $100 coupon for Gasoline. Talke to James @ extension # 1185398. Tell him your situation I am sure he will be able to help you.

    Good Luck!

  • Rating
      
    Lashund says:

    January 17th, 2013 at 5:43 am

    Well, winning on penny auction sites need patience and a good strategy. Not all of them are scam. I grabbed few items on Zbiddy. So far, I am happy.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Jay says:

    January 16th, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    When a person enters a credit card in case they win a bid and then is suddenly charged over a hundred dollars for “membership”, THAT is fraud and a scam. There is no other explanation.

    REPLY
  • Joy says:

    January 15th, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    I am so glad i read this before i signed up

    REPLY

    louis says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    ME TOO!

    Pierrot says:
    January 16th, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    ahhh I almost did too

  • Rating
      
    Nancy Jacobs says:

    January 13th, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    DO NOT SIGN UP!! What they don’t tell you is they charge your charge account $60.00 right away. I talked to a live chat and they told me to call where I was told they would only charge my account $30 and would not cancel even though it was only a matter of 5 minutes.. I have to wait until charge is posted to my account before I can dispute charges..again I repeat DO NOT SIGN UP!!!

    REPLY

    randi says:
    February 2nd, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Can I dispute charges at my bank? I was charged 79 bucks and was offered half my money back and a 100 dollar gas card. Is the gas card legit cause I could possibly sell it to get my money back.

  • Rating
      
    Cperson155 says:

    January 13th, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    I was going to try it but but looking at the reviews I am not going to waste my time

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    B. Chandrabose says:

    January 12th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    I wrote several people about super cheap iPads on craigslist last night and got an identical response from 3 of them saying that they’d already sold it but telling me how they had bought in on zbiddy.

    Thank goodness I googled and found this site, or I would have signed up and paid the fee for nothing. Thanks for the warnings, guys.

    REPLY

    GH says:
    January 17th, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Yes, me too!

  • Rating
      
    P. Spraggins says:

    January 12th, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    This company is a scam.I’m one that never order from the internet. I’ve been had. My credit card has been charged with a fee and I have not seen the product. They shoild be arrested. Never, never use this company and a lesson to be learned. Alway research what the company is about.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    William says:

    January 11th, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    I have recently been speaking with the support staff. I can hardly understand them as they all seem to have a heavy Spanish accent. I ask where they are from and the girl today me that many of them are from Columbia. Legal, not sure. They love it here. Surprise. I asked her why so many from Columshe and she said that they love to talk. They do not know what they are doing that is for sure. It was hard to explain my problem. I am suppose to get my money refunded to my credit card and I am not holding my breath.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Lynn says:

    January 10th, 2013 at 10:33 am

    Almost impossible to win anything you want;the only thing I was ever able to win after numerous tries was more bids and I would NEVER recommend this site to anyone;a real waste of time and money !

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Phill says:

    January 9th, 2013 at 12:19 am

    Absolutely dreadful site it is nothing but a scam. I won items on this site never to see them delivered. Pretty crappy if you ask me stay away from these crooks.

    REPLY

    Nathan Rogers says:
    January 15th, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    I signed up and I put in my grandfathers credit card visa and then i was on the sight for a little bit then come to find out 60 bucks was taken from his account bullsh*t then I called the 1 800 number and i said hey i signed up but i didnt know it would charge his account and i asked politely for then to refund the money but then they said oh im srry we have a strict no refund policy but you can be a winner right now i will take 20 of the bids you bought and give you a trip to hawiai and then i said listen i need that money it wasn’t even mine to begin with so please and they said i am very srry and hung up but now every time i call them they have my number blocked or something like wow duchbags i work for my money all you guys just sit in an office and steal other peoples money like for real. We all should get together find out were this business is and call the police or get a lawyer my email is NathanLouisRogers@gmail.com if you want to give me feedback

    Jeffrey says:
    January 13th, 2013 at 10:50 am

    The people at this site would leave most w/ suspicion. I too, won items recent and have received 3 of maybe 10 items. All have significant value. Am not giving up nor in to any scam. I should wait before bringing down the Axe.

  • Cleo says:

    January 8th, 2013 at 12:11 am

    They act in craigslist, adding really good sales, so when you contact them, they say, o I’m so sorry, someone already purchased, but they would put the ones they just bought for really cheap on the biddy on ebay, come oooooonnnnnn. The bidding is not easy, and someones is always bidding higher then u. Its not the good as its sounds, and a lot of people say they don’t ship it right away…. When they ship it….

    REPLY

    mary says:
    February 2nd, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    it happend to me and they charged my card $99 this is a scam!

    Sarah Johnson says:
    January 24th, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Yes, I can confirm this. Just got the email from someone on Craigslist. As soon as I saw the website I googled it and saw this. Scam.

  • Rating
      
    richard says:

    January 7th, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    I would avoid this site like the plague. They do not deliver the item you purchase unless you fight them for it. And those hotel coupon cards are the worst scam ever. I spent $130 on a number of them and they are worthless. No matter what date, what city you try and use the coupons, there are never any hotels available. Caveat emptor!!!!!!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    mary hammer says:

    January 7th, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    This is a real scam! They claim if you bid real early in the morning you have a good chance of winning the item you would like, but that is not so. you can use all your bids and still not win anything. The only thing that is easy to win is more bids and that cost a bundle. I will never use zbiddy again. They have seen my last penny, which is not an auction any way, but a scam to get your money.

    REPLY
  • wright1344 says:

    January 7th, 2013 at 1:11 am

    i have not recieved my winnings and it been over 7 days since paid for.

    REPLY

    Jeffrey says:
    January 13th, 2013 at 10:58 am

    I have not received items I paid for over 13 days ago.

  • Rating
      
    Steve Menco says:

    January 5th, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    This company charges $99.00 initially, without giving options for lower “bid package” amounts. They then tell you that you qualify for 250 “free” bids. This company is a complete scam.

    REPLY

    Jeffrey says:
    January 13th, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Should’ve given them a penny up front. Could have bid on “VOUCHERS”. They are like chips in a casino. I didn’t give them one dime up front but the 50, 100, 150, 200, vouchers can cost you between .37 to 100.00,s of dollars.You should never forget why you are at this site.

  • Rating
      
    Kaplang says:

    January 5th, 2013 at 1:48 am

    I can’t vouch for other penny auctions sites but ZBIDDY.com is the best rated.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Jaguar says:

    January 2nd, 2013 at 10:17 am

    I’ve got burned by other penny auction webites but so far Zbiddy.com seems to be legit.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Liong says:

    January 2nd, 2013 at 10:12 am

    They never billed per bid but you have to purchase their bid package in advance. Which can only be done after you purchase a bid package. Registration is absolutely free on Zbiddy. Many people working for Rival company try to underrate Zbiddy.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    preachermd says:

    January 1st, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    My dad always told me – if it sounds too good to be true – it probably is (or should I say ALWAYS is). Rarely do I get “taken” but responded to a Craigslist ad for very good price on an ipad – was emailed by a person saying that someone else bought it today – but that they had bought 5 off of zbiddy for cheap and was making a little money in reselling them. Didn’t think to see that the girl signed her name differently than the email address – or wondered why the website she recommended (tryzbid.com) forwarded to zbiddy. When you go on there they do a great job in showing you some items that are ending in a few moments and to “register quick” so you can get started – they also do a good job with a “news” story promoting their lame business. So you fly through the registration – don’t read the fine print and the next thing you know it you are charged $99 without even bidding or looking at the site. Now maybe some people find zbiddy legit – but I don’t trust or appreciate a company that charges my credit card without my permission $99 to get “250 bids” that I didn’t know I was purchasing. I’m sure it was in the fine print – but no way to do business. So I called the customer service line – got in right away – and read they would offer me STUFF – said I was not pleased with my credit card being charged without my permission and that I was recording the call and forwarding it to the better business bureau and that I didn’t want to hear anything they had to say except confirmation that my account had been cancelled and that the $99 was put back on my card. He did it right away and I saw online that my 250 “bids” were zeroed out as we spoke – 1 minute – so be firm and let these guys know this is no way to run a legitimate or respectable business.

    Don’t be like me and for a moment lose your bearing (as we use to say in my Army days). I leave you with a good reminder from Scripture –

    1 Timothy 6:10-16 10 For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. 11 But flee from these things, you man of God, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 13 I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who testified the good confession before Pontius Pilate, 14 that you keep the commandment without stain or reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 which He will bring about at the proper time– He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16 who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see. To Him be honor and eternal dominion! Amen.

    REPLY

    bob says:
    January 20th, 2013 at 9:45 am

    i had to read that in the king james….i recommend you get one..

    Jennifer says:
    January 19th, 2013 at 9:59 am

    The same thing happened to me. The email was from someone with a strange foreign name, she told me that someone JUST bought it and she told me about the website. She signed the email with a different name,making me suspicious so I googled them and found this. NO doubt that the good reviews are fake. Look at the names. I am just sorry they have my email address now.

    Shannon says:
    January 17th, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    The craigslist ad I responded to about a pretty cheap ipad 2 emailed me back the exact same thing! Figuring
    It was a scam, I googled the website and this is what I found. The five star feedbacks on here must be in on the scam. So glad I did not fall for it.

  • Megan Long says:

    December 30th, 2012 at 2:32 am

    Honestly! I have had my money ripped out of the palm of my hand and received nothing for it. It’s basically giving charity to wealthy people. Now I understand they have to profit, but they charge only to sign up. EBay allows you to freely roam and browse without charge as this basically forces you to buy bid packs. If you look at the top of the review page, they are rated a 1.58 of 5 out of 635 reviews! They can’t even receive a two star rating, which might suggest it is a bad idea. Take my word for it, ZBIDDY IS A SCAM. Period. There is nothing else to it. I advise anyone wanting to find something for less than retail prices to stick with the oh so popular EBay. I would trust them over anything else.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Lashunda says:

    December 29th, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    This website charged me $100 just because, the don’t confirm your order and they happen to take money out of your account, i had to tell them that i will call my bank so they can return the money, but they offer vouchers and gift cards so they can stay with your money, this is a scam and is not an honest way to get money

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Santa says:

    December 29th, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Contact their team at 1-888-406-6509 for further assistance. Certainly, zbiddy is running a nice customer support

    REPLY
  • AdvGuy says:

    December 29th, 2012 at 2:13 am

    Seriously? its not that bad of a site. they arent a scam. and of course you will have to pay money to get bids thats the way it works they have to make some profit some how… do what i did. go and get a 20$ credit card thing from dillons or some other store and use that card. buy a really small like 15$ bid package and do the bid packages as well as. there are free to bid items as well. they usually have bids with the win as well. its not so complicated. i have yet to have a problem with it. except i hate how long the auctions take…

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    denisp5964 says:

    December 28th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    I came here first to avoid being taken by these scams. Can anyone honestly beleive that you can buy a Canon EOS 60D 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera for $3.34 $$$ The regular price of this camera is 1,000.00 on NEXTAG.com…”For fools rush in where angels fear to tread. – Alexander Pope”

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    kb says:

    December 28th, 2012 at 2:38 am

    I too put my credit card information in before being told that I was “buying” bids. I quickly smelled a rat and then found in the terms of use that I could get a 100% refund on the first purchase of bids if I called customer service within 7 days. Then I found these reviews. Reading of people spending hours arguing to get their money back is disheartening. I called my credit card and had the charge stopped (5 minute call). I recommend everyone calling their credit card instead of zBiddy customer service.

    REPLY
  • Emi says:

    December 28th, 2012 at 12:06 am

    OMG earlier I was just signing up but I never put in my credit card # or anything but I was just about to! Then something told me right then and there to google if it was safe so I did that and I found this site so I am so happy now!.!.!.!………..

    REPLY
  • Edward says:

    December 27th, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    I signed up and was charged 3 x $45. After reading these posts, I realized zbiddy tries to talk you into all kinds of things if you call to complain. So my strategy was to simply repeat over and over I wanted a refund. I refused to discuss anything or answer any questions about what happened and why I wanted the refund. They offered free things and tried to suck me into numerous discussions. I just said, “Not interested. I want a refund.” I also mentioned that I was going to dispute the charge on my credit card if they didn’t give a refund. Eventually they refunded me and gave a confirmation number. Total time on call, 14 minutes. My advice to anyone dealing with this company is keep it simple, don’t discuss any details, just keep saying, “not interested” and “I want a refund according to your rule 3 governing refunds.” (Thanks to “this is a Joke” for info about refunds on the zbiddy site.)

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Thankful says:

    December 27th, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    A big thanks to those who have taken the time to blow some steam off in their comments. I had the feeling something wasn’t right. The promo was not clear or upfront. Also, anybody can hire actors to say what you want to hear. I’ve always said, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Thanks for saving me and others from taking this regretful path.
    My advice to Zbddy is be UP FRONT with everything. You’ll have less complaints, and more potentially satisfied customers. It might be a good site for some folks, but it is pretty clear from these comments, that most people don’t like or trust those who lead them on. If you want to stick around, Change your ad. It’s not that much trouble.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    George Fernandez says:

    December 26th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Zbiddy is a scam, a cheeky and flagrant scam.
    They charge in advance in a tricky way and once they have your money and you have no option than biding, you never get anything at a really auction price because the seller bids to rise the price.
    Don’t know how in the world they are not in jail.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Victoria says:

    December 26th, 2012 at 8:01 am

    I won a gift card, but never received it. Then I won a magazine subscription and Zbiddy wanted $24.95 in “transaction fees” to deliver it!! Stay away, I was a fool and didn’t search out reviews until it was too late.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Mimi says:

    December 25th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    I accidentally got into the site, which was showing super deals on electronics in process of bidding. I browsed around to see other buy it now products, which are not good deals at all, and also they are useless items. I thought to myself, how would a hot electronic item be selling for such an unbelievable “good” price when the same website is selling other garbage for unreasonable prices. It just sounds scammy and too good to be true. Then I found this review website, thanks for posting your honest reviews that save many people from falling into the trap!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Dev says:

    December 24th, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Same thing of $99 happened with me too…I called up my bank and they got me connected to zbiddy representative and they also recorded the call on my behalf…. Hour long fight with lots of verbal abuses and finally they have agreed to pay back my 99$… I also had to request my bank to document the process and make sure that they return $99 as stated in the call and do not do any more funny business with me

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Monica says:

    December 24th, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I was not aware that they would charge me $119 just for registering. I was shocked! I didn’t see this disclosed in any of the pages leading up to the “purchase” of a set amount of bids (They set the amount you must buy!) I did not understand how it all worked, and wow is this site fast to get you to the check-out stand! I think there is so much chatter in the form of morning show TV videos playing automatically and all the pretty pictures of stuff you want, and all the pop-up ads! It is really hard to tell plainly what is happening. They had all the right seals of approval and security settings etc.. I expected it to be like other online auctions and you pay after you win the auction! Apparently with this one you pay before and after!!!! Fun- now my money is tied up until they decide to release it, all done automated by their programs and nobody can change a thing. Not- Fun- People

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    INES says:

    December 24th, 2012 at 8:19 am

    I won 5 certificates for restaurants a trip to the Bahamas. Never sent me the win.
    Call and send them several mail and never answered.
    This must be reported to a tv station for everyone to know .

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    wicked says:

    December 24th, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Wish I’d have searched and read up on this scam site prior to registering. Zbiddy got me for $99 during the registration process without my consent. Now gave to try to get my money back. Stay far away. Zbiddy must be paying lots of people to leave positive reviews at the Google App Market.

    REPLY

    copperrae54 says:
    December 30th, 2012 at 11:56 am

    to DoI had the same problem charged $99 without them asking if I agree or even explain that it was happening. So I thought I will do some bidding and wow what a rip off. I used there chat to find out that my bids would be refilled if I don’t win any thing. So I’m bidding on a TV that will never go any higher then, $69.00 that price. So I start bidding on it when it is on the last 10 seconds, 2 days later it is still running and bidding .01 per bid. It shows that it is $69.00 but with alll the bidders It just continues going higher and higher. They are keeping all the bids that all those people are making at $.60 every second. They said that I should not bid on items more then the 250 bids that I bought with the $99, that I bought? Once I win an auction I can not refill the bids. At some point, then I received this email

    Congratulations Penny!

    You have won the $5 Domino’s Gift Card

    You have now joined a long list of happy and excited Zbiddy winners. You just have one more step to get your product, PAY THE WINNING PRICE OF JUST $9.25

    Click on the link below within the next 7 days so we can get you the $5 Domino’s Gift Card as soon a possible.

    Click the link below to complete your Auction:
    http://www.zbiddy.com/buy_product.php?winner_code=139319850de4dcd64539
    We will begin processing your order as soon as you complete the payment process. A shipping confirmation email will be sent to you when the “$5 Domino’s Gift Card” is on its way!!!

    Thank you for bidding and as always, if you have any questions please contact support@zbiddy.com.

    I may have clicked on it once to learn more about the card and they took it as a bid.

    Regards,

    Zbiddy.com
    support@zbiddy.com
    1-877-ZBIDDY-0
    Zbiddy.com – The Future of Shopping !

  • Rating
      
    w page says:

    December 23rd, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Rip off…

    They charge 119 at registration w/o any transaction.

    How does the Federal trade commission allow this sort of corruption on the internet?

    Unbelievable.

    REPLY

    Harold says:
    December 26th, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Not sure on that but I am glad I came to this site and read the reviews, I was looking for an I Pad…………. go figure.

  • Rating
      
    Shawanna says:

    December 23rd, 2012 at 1:08 am

    I am a college student that was also unaware of the $99 registration fee … they only refund 50% of my money back to me and would not let me have the other $49.50 so they offer me an $100 food card via EMAIL that I never received so I will be calling back tomorrow and I will not stop until My money is refunded back 100% … & I never did use the website after I saw them take my money out of my account… this is a scam !!! DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THIS WEBSITE If my money is not giving to me I will be speaking to an lawyer I do not care if it is only $99 that $99 BELONGS to me !

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Jimbean says:

    December 22nd, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    **** Warning The site and the owners are crooked and unjust… Please stay away from this site.

    REPLY
  • trident_t150 says:

    December 22nd, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Let’s do a little simple math. An item that retails for $1000 has 100,000 pennies in the price. If the item sells for “only” $100, that means 10,000 bids were placed, raising the price by a penny each time. Bids cost 100 for $59.00, or $.59 each. With 10,000 bids, zbiddy just received $5900 for an item that retailed for $1000, even though it sold for $100. The owners of zbiddy must be laughing all the way to the bank.

    REPLY

    Bob says:
    December 28th, 2012 at 12:29 am

    You have to pay attention when signing up. There is an option to sign up without a bid purchase. Then you can buy small, cheap gift cards that have bid packs with them. So all the bids don’t always cost $.59 each.

    Yeppers says:
    December 25th, 2012 at 8:03 am

    Well of course. How else are they going to make money? Did you really expect them to hand out $1000 items for $100? I don’t think they’d be in business very long if they did that. And realistically, the bids cost about 10 cents on average. Nobody buys bid packs except for all these idiots complaining about the “unauthorized” $99 charge. These are people who don’t read the details of their transaction. Zbiddy has never charged me for anything that I didn’t authorize. And I’ve never once paid for a bid pack. A smart person would take the 10 free bids they give you and go bid on bid packs. You can win 30-300 bids and only pay $5-$10 for them. I’ve only spent about $40 on the site, and I have won, received, and used well over $300 worth of merchandise.

    Monica says:
    December 24th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Not to mention the money they play with whilst they “process” returns for illegal billing!

  • Rating
      
    john says:

    December 22nd, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Please be aware this scam, I was charged 99.00
    while in registration process

    Don become another victim and do not provide
    any credit card to any website company before you really search for its credibility.My big lesson may help you.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    ZBID DUMMY says:

    December 22nd, 2012 at 10:05 am

    THIS IS A SCAM. THEY TAKE YOUR $100 AT THE BEGINING> DO NOT SIGN UP

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Irene Meyer says:

    December 22nd, 2012 at 9:41 am

    I also feel like I was duped. I thought I was doing a FREE registration. I was shocked to learn that I was charged $99.00.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    This is a joke says:

    December 22nd, 2012 at 1:41 am

    Seriously. I wanted to see what it was, so I registered, thinking, like all websites, that it would be free to register. Well, clearly I was wrong. I wish I read reviews about ZBIDDY before I registered. I would have soon found out that $99.00 would be charged to your account without any sort of confirmation of the charge. I used several bids, unaware of the charge. I soon looked at my bank statement out of curiosity if I was charged, and this is when I found out that $99.00 had been taken out. I am a college student, with limited funds as it is. Thank you ZBIDDY for tying up $99.00 of mine. I quickly sent two emails of how agitated I am. And I tried calling, but of course they are not in operating hours as of right now. I will be calling first thing in the morning to get my refund. (8:00 am – 11:00 pm Monday-Sunday)

    Oh, and for those of you who are in the same situation, a refund CAN be given. It clearly states on there website, under rule number 3 for purchasing bids, that:

    “All payments for bid packages are non-refundable except for any bid amounts remaining unused on the 1st bid package purchased by a user which qualifies for the ZBIDDY GUARANTY as stated on the ZBIDDY website. The refund will be available for 7 days from the date the user purchased its 1st bid package, provided that the user requests such refund from ZBIDDY within such 7 day period.”

    I plan on getting $95 of my $99 back (only because I used 8 bids). They are not going to tell me no, or I will be going straight to the Better Business Bureau and let them know what kind of scam these people are running.

    REPLY

    Ned says:
    December 27th, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Thanks for your post – esp info about rule 3 and refunds. I had signed up and was charged 3 x $45. After reading these posts, I 4ealized zbiddy tries to talk you into all kinds of things if you call to complain. So my strategy was to simply repeat over and over I wanted a refund. I refused to discuss anything or answer any questions about what happened and why I wanted the refund. They offered free things and tried to suck me into numerous discussions. I just said, “Not interested. I want a refund.” I also mentioned that I was going to dispute the charge on my credit card if they didn’t give a refund. Eventually they refunded me and gave a confirmation number. Total time on call, 14 minutes. My advice to anyone dealing with this company is keep it simple, don’t discuss any details, just keep saying, “not interested” and “I want a refund according to your rule 3 governing refunds.”

    This is a joke says:
    December 22nd, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    After a gruesome hour phone call of me arguing with the representative back and forth, I finally got the money back and should appear in my account in 24-72 hours. After first being offered all sorts of gift cards and promotions instead. This seriously is the biggest scam I have seen yet.

    Joe says:
    December 22nd, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Did you get your money back?

  • Rating
      
    Ms. Hoang says:

    December 20th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    This site is totally scam. You can never win anything from this site EXCEPT their bid package. If you just see the “past” auctions, the price is really good. But if you join their auctions, you can never have any chances to win. They absolutely have boots on their web. They charge me $99 for joining, and after complaining they give me back 75% to my credit card. They give me a lot more bids too. I have more than 1000bids but can not win any real products from them. Stay away from this site, really.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    RBM says:

    December 19th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    I felt it is unfair and not a bargain at all. I wasted a good deal of time biding away $99 worth of purchased bids plus a good deal of extra that I won for an item worth about $150. Did not get the bid despite staying with it for several hours and then bought the item with ‘bid reimbursements or credits for about $100, out a total of $199 for an Kindle Fire. I feel burned, although not terribly so. I would have been better going to WalMart and buying the Kindle Fire for $150. I’ll not be back.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Ed says:

    December 17th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    99$ charged when all I wanted was to see how the auctions worked. Called customer service and got the hard sell over and over… and over. My 99$ was refunded a few days later, luckily! I would never do business with these people again.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    kathy says:

    December 17th, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    I too signed up not realizing I was going to be charged $99. I did the live chat and the rep told me they could cancel my subscription but I needed to call. When I called I was told I could not cancel. As soon as I told “Jenny” that I had just recorded our conversation and printed off my chat sessions to give to my attorney, she said they would be refunding my $99 between 24-72 hrs.,

    REPLY

    Harold says:
    December 26th, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Sure am glad i am reading all these comments……….. changed my life forever.

    Jimbean says:
    December 22nd, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    I didn’t even sign up for this I was ordering some perfume from Belk’s on line store and Zbiddy sent me an email talking about thanks for joining and I took a look at my bank account and noticed they took $159 out my account for something I didn’t order or something I know nothing about.

    I need my money back!!!

    Lynnz says:
    December 18th, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    I have the same problem of the charge of $99. They will not refund my money even though I tried to get out of it when I found out what they were doing. I can not afford an attorney, so it is not in my benefit to try any futher. In my case they won, I wonder how many $99 they got from people like me.

    Zoey says:
    December 18th, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Did u get your money back?

  • Rating
      
    david cooper says:

    December 17th, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    I went on to check the site put my info. in and saw it was $99 dollar to join so i didnt except and they still billed me without my permission .So i called them and they returned $75 and kept the rest.
    Also i bid on 1 item and didnt get it and found out they were going to charge me $20 for not winning the item.What a scamm!

    REPLY

    Axix says:
    December 27th, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    thank you for this information

  • Rating
      
    psioux says:

    December 16th, 2012 at 6:56 am

    There are lots of “penny” auctions on this site, and there are lots of auctions to buy additional “bids.” However, the merchandise is boring, repetative. I, also, was charged a fee up front. Shame on me for not reading the fine print. I was persistent, and the money was refunded.

    I have corresponded with zbiddy regarding the merchandise.

    I won several restaurant eCards. To date, all I’ve been given (again, due to persistence) is a list of codes. They have now opened a “case” to see why it is impossible to email 4 certificates to prove I’ve won.

    To win anything of any value, one must be prepared to sit all day, and sometimes into the night, it seems. Personally, I have can find better use of my time.

    “JB” just nag and nag and be really firm.

    “Mary Poppins” God bless you and I hope things turn around soon.

    Everyone, please, please watch this site for a few days before signing up.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Janice says:

    December 15th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    BEWARE! I didn’t check it out before hand. Wish I had. They took my money and I figured I would try…Well….days later..it just doesn’t happen. It had to be rigged.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    lewis says:

    December 15th, 2012 at 8:54 am

    I have been on zbiddy for approximately 2 weeks now and the amount of products offered is very limited and never seems to change much,I have questioned this concern and was told they would take my complant under consideration,,,,so far nothing has changed

    REPLY

    George says:
    December 17th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    I have never used this site, and just two days ago I got a charge in one of my credit cards for $97.99 that I don’t know what is it for. to me this is an SCAM

  • Rating
      
    vitaly says:

    December 13th, 2012 at 12:07 am

    Bellow dreadful total thieves
    Not only do they rip people off. But they will show you false bids making you think you can get it at that price think again the price will be over double or even triple at times they have people or machines betting like you do with unlimited bids and very eradi.c. When I complained about it they offered me extra25 bids. If you’ve ever made a bid at this side look at you’re my bidzz they will show you such low # on purchases that you think you might have chance think again double or even triple that price. So for all you hackers out there why do you bother with the sites that everyone use concentrate on the sites that are ripping people off first . Than perhaps you wouldn’t get such a bad rap.and people would actually respect you all . I think people would be happy. If I woke up one morning and saw an add that someone hacked some auction site that’s been ripping of people is jump for joy if I had the skills is track them to where they run too. Because all we see is what paid media showsus.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Martha says:

    December 12th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Thank you all for the warning. I almost signed up so glad I read your reviews first.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Brenda says:

    December 11th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    This is a total scam…….. Everything that was said above is right on…. $99 was taken out of my account twice. I had no knowledge of this. I have cancelled my credit card so they can not do this anymore. Someone out there is getting rich by ripping everyone off…… This site needs shut down!!

    REPLY

    Vitaly says:
    December 12th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    I agree they rip people off

  • Rating
      
    adz28 says:

    December 11th, 2012 at 12:25 am

    im very dissapoint that they never told or infot that there is a charge of $99 charge when you sign up.this is a big scam please return my money

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Sdickson says:

    December 10th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    I thought I was signing up for e-mail alerts from ebates.com. then I got an e-mail saying “thank you for your $99.00 order from zbiddy. I called and complained. they said they were going to put $50.00 back in the bank and give me %100.00 in restaurant gift certificates. Turns out the only restaurant within 50 miles of me is a 2-bit pizza joint. I still have not received my $50.00 back, But I am not going to even try to bid on anything. I got scammed and there is nothing I can do about it now.
    SJD

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    unhappy says:

    December 9th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    I was not aware they charged such a big amount to become a member. I tried cancelling and i had problems. My personal information was sent to the wrong email account (someones, i have no clue who) The site alone looks like its a scam. I sat there while i was chatting with the assistant to correct my problem with the email. And the times on all the bids moved from 1 second to 13 to 5 and just jumped around for a whole 40 minutes. No one really got 85% off, more like 85% of your life wasted on this BS website. Its a joke. I wouldnt suggest it to anyone.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Dr. Son says:

    December 9th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    I was on line for hours with the bidding, customer service and my bank card companies. I am glad that my bank picked up what was going on before I could get taken advantage of on anymore bidding and paying for anything. I never could get a straight answer out of customer service as to what the “code” meant when I was trying to pay my credit card and neither person addressed the fact that I had some how ended up with a charge for a motor cycle magazine subscription on my “order”. I dont even know how to ride a motorbike. I am just happy that the bank saw what was happening. Stay away from this mock company as it is a bussiness of just taking advantage of people.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    yeh says:

    December 9th, 2012 at 1:53 am

    i just one few things on zbiddy.com. i never paid any money, i only used bids that were FREE TO BID. won a trip to florida, and few other stuff. im wondering is it bad to claim my items?
    will i be charged for other bids as well?
    i never gave them my credit card yet…
    thanks

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    rseymour says:

    December 8th, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    I obviously didn’t know what I was doing when I signed up on Zbiddy. When I realized I had to pay just to bid I decided not to use the site. However, when I checked my credit card and found a $99.00 charge from Zbiddy I was shocked. When I signed up I thought it said I was getting free bids for signing up. After going through proper channels to get out of membership they were kind enough to agree to refund $74.25 of the $99.00. I’m glad to be getting away with a smaller price for my mistake. Wonder how many they make $24.00 plus off of every day because they don’t understand what they were doing. I’ll be back to report if I don’t see the refund in the next 24-72 business hours on my credit card.

    REPLY

    che says:
    December 19th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    they scammed me too. They took 99 and promised to refund 74. I don’t know if they will or not. I hope so. I tried to bid with my 508 bids in my account, and it seems like such a joke to win anything. I hate this site.

  • Rating
      
    JoAnn says:

    December 8th, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    I signed up on-line for what I thought was a free registration process – much like iTunes or any other site where credit card info is required “if” you choose to make a purchase. At any rate, I read yours and other’s reviews after the fact. Thank you very much by the way. Within 10 minutes of registering, I contacted the company and requested an immediate refund. I had to ask for it a total of nine times before I got the full refund. The Customer Service Rep began with “No, the $99 charge is non-refundable.” I persisted and was next offered a $74 refund with some ridiculous amount of bids to apply to restaurants. I refused and persisted more and then was finally given the OK to refund my full $99. I likened this experience to a hard nose sales approach that forces reps to make the customer say “no” so many times before you give up on the sale. Beware!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Ripped says:

    December 7th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Pure and simple they have bots to out bid you. If you do win it is only after you spent more than the item is worth. Then you dont get the item.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Linda Staser says:

    December 7th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    I won a prize, they took my money out of the bank and I never received the item. I am not even sure what I won. Please send me my item or return me my $99.00. The money was taken out of my bank on Oct. 19 and I haven’t heard from you.

    REPLY
  • Jane says:

    December 7th, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Thank you for the information.

    REPLY
  • Chris says:

    December 7th, 2012 at 1:05 am

    I realized what had happened and called them about the $99. Someone called me back the next day and took it off my credit card. I was impressed with what they did do when I was so unhappy.

    REPLY

    amy says:
    December 18th, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    First told it was a non refundable charge…then we can refund 44.00 given you 100.00 in gift certificates and you keep bids (me refusing)… then they could refund 74.00 but no more and me still keep membership and gc’s (still not understanding me) It took me threatening to file charges to get my full $99.00 back. I had to tell them I was calling my bank to stop payment on the transaction before “he” finally could get approval to refund the total amount. Horrible Scammers

    JB says:
    December 9th, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    This is very interesting – I just had the same thing happen to me, but I just spoke to a rep who was not very nice and is not refunding the full amount. Do you have any suggestions. I asked for a supervisor, but she would not put anyone else on the call. I am not impressed or happy right now.

  • Rating
      
    M Murphy says:

    December 6th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Thank you all for adding your reviews. I just about fell for this and my husband said “if it sounds too good to be true – it is”. I decided to google reviews and he was right.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    DonnaZ says:

    December 6th, 2012 at 3:33 am

    So, guys. When I checked “I agree” button, that means I agree with ALL transactions from Zbiddy. they charge me $159 for one day for nothing.
    They have a BOT who always WIN, but u never.
    When I call to my bank, they said that I was Agree to charge my account.
    Be ware…YOU WILL NEVER WIN…

    REPLY

    alfonso says:
    December 8th, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    I wonder what is wrong with american legal systems that runs rule for internet trades. Criminals, fraud,scams just steals the customer on daily basis in broad day light, doing it for years and nobody’s there to give a shit.
    Wonder how’s that site even survived soo long and still surviving on pure cheat and scams. Renames “Gambling into AUCTION”. Surely there are clear holes in U.S legal systems and exploited WELL by such sites as ZBIDDY. Very SAD….. World is DECEITFUL

  • RJs Girl says:

    December 5th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    when you get your buy safe certificate and you have a complaint just file it with them. I did on an item I paid outright and item was defective and I returned it to zbiddy. I got money refunded on my card today. Hope this helps.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Annie J says:

    December 5th, 2012 at 6:51 am

    As it was asking for my credit card information, I thought to myself, wait a minute I didn’t even read the terms and conditions and nowhere is it advertised that there is a fee to sign up. I thought I better google this first before finishing up, thank you for these reviews or I would have been in the hole too instead of saving you get robbed. NO thanks!!

    REPLY
  • Mary Poppins says:

    December 4th, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    I wanted to buy my children Christmas presents and thought I would do it on Zbiddy. My brother is currently on line bidding. Like many of us, I am struggling as a widow, in this sad economy. If it wasn’t for you good people spending your time to warn us… this sight could have wiped me out and no Christmas for my lovely children. God Bless all you who help out the beseaching especially during these tough timed holidays!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    anita says:

    December 4th, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    I am highly disappointed with the site Z/Biddy because there are no clear or concise information to warn people that you are actually on a bidding site.

    after supplying your purchasing information you discover that you are biddding on products and no possible way to get out of a bogus purchase or get your money back. This is totally unprofessional and should be against the law.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    PAM TOOK MONEY FROM MY ACCOUNT WHICH I DID NOT AUTHORIZE! says:

    December 4th, 2012 at 10:17 am

    A REAL RIPOFF.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    dianne says:

    December 4th, 2012 at 12:20 am

    I wish I had read these reviews and was more careful with my credit card info. This is a complete scam. I thought I was getting 25 free bids to try the site and it asked for my credit card info. Stupidly, I put it in and automatically I was charged $99.00 for bids. This is a total rip-off and this site should be put out of business for illegal practices. This is stealing from the consumer who is trying to save some money. Whatever you do, don’t even got this site. Put your money to better use. I will be calling the bank and report it in the morning.

    REPLY

    Snickers says:
    December 10th, 2012 at 5:34 am

    I agree. I am in the same situation too! I will NEVER visit this Website AGAIN!!!! Am trying to get my $99 back, just as one of their “customer service agents” has promised me their company would do. I’ve already called my bank about this situation. Will notify one of the Tellers this morning that zbiddy.com is a scam, not a reliable Website.

    unhappy says:
    December 9th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    you both can get your money back!! Theres nothing on the main page that states we will be charged this fee for signing up. This in unlawful and someone rich enough to sue is bound to. That is uncalled for. If my money is not back into my account within 74 hours i will have my methods of getting my money back.

    Hannah says:
    December 7th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    I wish I had read these reviews as well. I am in the exact same situation. It is a total rip off and now I wont be able to buy a present for everyone I was going to becasue I got ripped off. I didnt see where it said it charged 99 dollars when I signed up.

    jennifer says:
    December 6th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    i agree with dianne, i am in the same your situation. i feel so stupid now for lost $99 for this scam website. It should be the money to buy x’mas present for my family instead of spend to this stupid website….i learn the lesson from this

  • Rating
      
    P. Abidi says:

    December 3rd, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Whenever a company does not tell or explain then it is wrong. I did sign-up and in a few days I was charged $159.00. I did not give them my authorization but when you join in they want the credit card information and that’s when they put this charge.

    My advice – STAY AWAY

    REPLY

    TLaw says:
    December 4th, 2012 at 2:56 am

    Thank you!!!!

  • Rating
      
    Bridget Hurd says:

    December 3rd, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    This is a scam I lost 99.00, a scam these auctions never ends the price just keeps going up and up and up until u get tired and stop bidding. I could just buy the item on sale some where else

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Shaddies says:

    December 3rd, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    I am sooooo grateful that I read this review right before entering my card information to set up for bidding. No where do they say in plain sight that you will be automatically paying a non-refundable $159 fee. Thank you so much for saving me money even in the long run!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Cheryl says:

    December 2nd, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    It is more like a gambling than a auction.You surely lose money if you gamble.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Raiofhope says:

    December 1st, 2012 at 4:33 am

    I have yet to receive an email to claim over 10 prizes that I have won even after phone calls and emails. I received confirmation of my purchase for bids and for my wins so it isn’t a problem with my email. I believe this site is a scam and am pissed beyond belief.

    REPLY

    alfonso says:
    December 8th, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Mike is an agent of ZBIDDY. Hired by the ZBIDDY to clear up its mess. Wander round internet and post clean comments about the SCAM SITE called ZBIDDY.

    Bill says:
    December 8th, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Mike is SUUUREly an agent of Zbiddy. Yea Mike, are you an employ of the site. did they pay you some scap for trying to blindfold the site viewers or is it included in your daily job to search around reviews for ZBidddy and try to make it look better.

    Mike says:
    December 6th, 2012 at 1:23 am

    I have always got my wins. And I am very happy with the site. I have never paid $99 up front at anytime. I only paid for what I won. You can call the customer service number to get help and your claim numbers. I have got many many gift cards, and travel cets, and alot of good stuff. Its only a scam if people dont pay attention and know how to claim.

  • Rating
      
    April says:

    November 30th, 2012 at 2:40 am

    scammmm!!!!!!! as soon as i put my information they took 99 dollars out of my account!!! i saw the video and it said free .. i called my bank already and they said it should take about 72 hours i will call tomorrow morning and see what is going on, people please stay away…

    REPLY

    Martha says:
    December 1st, 2012 at 11:09 am

    I also signed up it took 99.00 plus 2.97 for fees….this is a total scam…they do not tell you upfront they are going to charge you the $99.00………stay as far away as possible……

  • Rating
      
    Andrea says:

    November 30th, 2012 at 12:53 am

    My son thought he was getting 25 free bids by signing up. My account was charged 99.00. Please avoid!!!!!!

    REPLY

    Martha says:
    December 1st, 2012 at 11:12 am

    For anyone who got charged go to your bank and file a fraud charge…you can get your money back…..

  • Rating
      
    Roxanne C says:

    November 30th, 2012 at 12:45 am

    I supposedly won 3 auctions and stupidly gave ZBiddy my credit card for the $1.11 I owed. I have waited for ZBiddy to contact me so I can give them my address so they can send me my items. I tried to sign on the website to see if I missed some instructions and must have forgotten my password. When I entered my email a message came up that says my password was successfully sent to my email and yet I never received an email with my password so I can log on to the ZBiddy account. I did receive an email from ZBiddy about the $1000 worth of coupons I won. WELL THIS IS A SCAM TOO!!!! I HAVE TO PAY FOR THESE COUPONS!!!!!! I was just informed by my credit card company that ZBiddy charged my account $99. My credit card company rejected the charge because the address ZBiddy had and my address did not match. I never gave ZBiddy my address. DO NOT USE THIS SITE. AS OTHERS HAVE STATED YOU WILL WASTE YOUR MONEY ON BIDS AND ONCE THEY HAVE YOUR CREDIT CARD WILL ATTEMPT TO EXTORT MONEY FROM YOU.

    REPLY

    unhappy says:
    December 9th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    i contacted the live help section within the first 10 minutes to tell them i was not aware of this 99.00 charge, so they looked up my account and the email i signed up with was changed. I told them i was sure i reviewed my info prior to submitting my info, they insisted that it was my fault. Is there something wrong with these hotshots who have millions for creating BS sites like this? Id say yes there is!! It should be concidered illegal but its not. Since it is stated in the facts of the site. If theres enough people who have issues on this site, im sure there will be some changes on how they do business.

  • Rating
      
    Rosy says:

    November 29th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Never heard of such issues. I have been to the site many times but I never got any charge. How come your card is charged without you entering any details?

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    MioGabore says:

    November 29th, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    I was COMPLETELY misled and dinged with a $99 charge (for 250 bids) that was totally out of the blue and unexpected. I have no choice but to use the 250 useless bids and just cut my losses. Never ever will I even come close to this scam.

    REPLY

    Goodecruiser says:
    December 6th, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    I am totally going to file a complaint with the Attorney General. The only way we can stop these crooks is to band together and let the authorities know what they are doing. I got charged $99 and NEVER agreed to anything. I have never seen such a ridiculous website. These people are schemers, scammers and criminals!

    Elaine says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    I have done the same thing. had bought that $99 before i ever knew what happened. i have tried to get them t refund my money but they wont return my emails or calls.

    wish there was a way we could stop them

    News Storm says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Write an email to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.

    CONTACT HER HERE: http://myfloridalegal.com/contact.nsf/contact?Open&Section=Attorney_General

    Demand that a criminal investigation be started into Gilboa Merdinger and Benjamin Grossman of Ecom Interactive AKA zbiddy. The more people she hears from regarding these 2 GIANT SCAMMERS the more chances there are that something is done.

  • Rating
      
    Lynn says:

    November 29th, 2012 at 7:04 am

    WARNING!! BEWARE!! WARNING!! BEWARE!! WARNING!! BEWARE!!

    ZBiddy

    I fell for it! What a shame. Nobody actually wins anything but Restaurant.com gift cards which are virtualy worthless. I was actually trying to get an iPad at a reasonable price and used over 375 bids. As soon as I dropped out of the so called “auction” it “SOLD”. What a surprise! It “sold” for over $365. That translates to a profit of over $21,000 for them and around a $219.00 loss for me. They just turn around and put it back up for auction and make more money. I wonder how much money they have made off the same ipad? My guess is millions. I doubt very seriously if they have an ipad to sell at all. They know nobody will win, so why buy stock. All they have to do is post a picture from Apple’s website.

    As soon as I went to this site it charged my credit card. My credit card company called me immediately to check if it was a legitimate charge. I should have told them it wasn’t and had them close my card and issue me a new one, but I didn’t know it was a SCAM at that time. I guess it’s too late to dispute the charges.

    REPLY

    Peter says:
    December 3rd, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    It’s not too late to dispute credit card charge. Don’t take getting scammed lying down.
    Call the credit card company and make a charge back claim.

  • Rating
      
    Mara says:

    November 28th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    beyond dreadful but this is lowest rating possible. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR DOLLARS. Delete their email immediately.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Amit Gupta says:

    November 28th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Hi,

    Don’t even think of getting to this site. Also be aware when you register they will charge you on your credit/debit card without even asking for confirmation.

    BEWARE!!!!!! Don’t let your money go wasted.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    jane says:

    November 28th, 2012 at 6:53 am

    you will never win ,, only thing you will win is to pay for more bids good luck stay far far away

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    jls040802 says:

    November 28th, 2012 at 6:47 am

    I think this is a scam you bid and they say someone won but did they really? They charge you $99 when you sign up without notice so you can’t even try it or check it out first. Then I had trouble signing in for 2 days I had to threaten I was going to dispute the charge so finally I was able to sign in. These are just afew reasons I graded them so low and I’ve only been on the site for 2 days.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    News Storm says:

    November 28th, 2012 at 3:17 am

    For ALL OF US that have been ripped off by zbiddy or rockybid.

    OK So I have done a little background sleuthing on what is going on with zbiddy and other similar penny auction sites.

    This Penny Auction Site zbiddy.com is a HUGE scam.

    zbiddy owners plant positive experiences on here (reviewopedia) and on the Penny Auction Watch forums(PAW) to bait people into playing and buying bid packs or to join their site. Buying bid packs to bid on items? What a joke and scam!

    And you thought being ripped off 99 bucks upfront was scandalous?
    Pshaw! This is just the beginning of your woes! If you were smart enough to REPORT THIS to your credit card company and cut the losses you really haven’t lost that much.

    For those of you that chose to use the bids and descend further into this madness here’s the scoop: It’s not even an auction THEY JUST CALL IT that, it’s more like a lottery THAT IS IF IT WAS RUN LIKE ONE, and IT ISN’T!

    Go to Flippa[dot]com and search “penny auctions”

    There you can see how these operates by the use of controlled bots on autobid to scam any real people into buying more and more bid packs until the reserve price has at least been met for that item that’s bid on. They aren’t in the business to LOSE money and will NEVER sell an item below value. If not enough real people are bidding on a particular item for a while, they will end the auction to a bot name. They will then list the bots name in the “Auction History” section to make it look as if REAL people actually win and auction is honest & fair.

    They cheat you and make a killing from people like you that bought into it. Some will even go as far as to advertise on social networking sites such as “FACEBOOK” and write stories of winning items for $4 and so on to get people to join the site.

    In fact they are so low that they will create fake accounts with stolen pictures of REAL people to simulate happy zbiddy customers who just got that new in the box PlayStation or iPod.

    I call it their, “Fake Social Environment” where they ask and answer their own questions attempting to create an illusion that they are a reputable business like Ebay or Amazon. For example they will say, “I just won 12 Lap Tops for $40 and they all arrived today in factory sealed boxes! I love this site!”

    They also run scripts from third world countries which do nothing but spam YouTube and reviewopedia with precanned responses to any critique, for example it will say:

    “I guess you need to understand that any penny auction site requires you to buy bids upfront. You need to read the fine print. zbiddy is legit and has been in business for a year”

    Anyone can do this… so easy to make money. What these scammers also do is, they MAKE sure that the server that hosts your scam auction is located outside of the USA so you can get around Federal Gambling Regulation laws. If the heat gets to be too much, then they shut the scam auction down and re-open under a new name. There is no way to do anything about them really, because they just keep showing up under new websites and new banners. For example rockybid.com and zbiddy.com and a number of lesser known outfits are all operated by the same people. Both of these um “companies” are under investigation by the Florida Office of the Attorney General

    Here’s the copy from their website:

    The case file cited below relates to a civil — not a criminal — investigation. The existence of an investigation does not constitute proof of any violation of law.

    Case Number: L12-3-1029

    Subject of investigation:
    Ecom Interactice, LLC d/b/a zbiddy.com

    Subject’s address:
    2200 S.W. 10th St., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

    Subject’s business:
    Internet – Penny Auction

    Allegation or issue being investigated:
    Potential 501.204, Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices, by penny auction site. Business does not adequately disclose its terms and policies. Consumers allege that they are being charged before granting authorization for payment to zbiddy. Consumers also allege that they are attempting to cancel services and/or request refunds and that they are unable to obtain refunds of unused bids.

    http://www.myfloridalegal.com/lit_ec.nsf/investigations/4816DFB0311DD219852579D5004AE52C

    I tried to post this information on as many business review sites as possible to warn good honest people and I urge everyone to repost to as many sources as you can.

    So rememer how I said that rockybid and zbiddy are run by the same crew?

    So here’s the final piece of information I dug up before the leads started to go dark, this one is from the Domain Registration site that currently has this information set to private:

    Whois info for rockybids.com

    Domain name: rockybids.com

    Registrant Contact:
    G&M Capital
    Benjamin Grossman
    69-42 173rd
    Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
    USA

    Administrative Contact:
    G&M Capital
    Benjamin Grossman (big@gmcap.net)
    Phone: 718 454 3644
    69-42 173rd
    Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
    USA

    Technical Contact:
    G&M Capital
    Benjamin Grossman (big@gmcap.net)
    +1.7184543644
    69-42 173rd
    Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
    USA

    Source:
    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:GBazwTvyhr8J:www.whatismyip.com.np/rockybids.com

    Both Rockybids and Zbiddy have now hidden this information using whois guard.

    Benjamin Grossman appears to be the money behind both of the rockybid and zbiddy operations but a little company named Ecom Interactice, LLC appears to be registered by one Gilboa Merdinger also known as Gil Merdinger. This character is the one behind this ginormous RIPOFF SCAM. He also appears to own a number other lesser known websites that run essentially the same php web template to cheat you out of your hard earned money.

    FBI, FTC and BBB have all been inadequate in dealing with this GIANT SCAM so far and I am not holding out my breath. District Attorney Pam Bondi who is heading the Investigation in Florida is my last hope here.

    I shall continue to investigate this string of scams, however I urge everyone who has been taken in this Holiday Season to write an email to Attorney General Pam Bondi.

    CONTACT HER HERE: http://myfloridalegal.com/contact.nsf/contact?Open&Section=Attorney_General

    Demand that a criminal investigation be started into Gilboa “the Brains” Merdinger and Benjamin “the Funds” Grossman. The more people she hears from regarding these 2 GIANT SCAMMERS the more chances there are that something is done.

    Oh and please feel to REPOST anywhere you like ;)

    REPLY

    devilgurl says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 2:22 am

    OMG i was just about to sign up on zbiddy and give my credit card information, but then i was suspicious as to why they would ask you for card information during just the sign up. so, i searched on google just to see if it’s a successful website or not and i stumbled on this page. i’m so glad i read your post. thanx for informing people. good job :)

    anonymous says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    WOW what an eye opener Thanks for all the great infor!! Hope people really read it and that it to heart. Can’t they see all the bad posts and nobody attempting to stop them? Doesn’t that say something to about a company? Keep up the good work.

  • Rating
      
    Neha says:

    November 27th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Its a horrible website. Deducted 99$ four times without any consent

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    natalie says:

    November 27th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Please please do not enter any of your information on this site!!! They do not disclose that they will take $99 out of your checking account and when you do realize what happened you call to complain and they say your money is non-refundable, are you kidding me? I did not authorize this purchase and i have not used your service. After speaking with several managers, i was promised a full refund (after many other stupid scripted sales pitchs and a 75% refund) which would be in my account in 72 hours, well 72 hours came and went with no refund. Please please please don’t even give this site the time of day they will rip you off. I have contacted my bank and we are fighting it, so i do not know the outcome yet but if i can help some others out there with this information i want to do so. You are calling india and they do not care about you or their service because they have millions of other people to rip off.

    REPLY
  • Patrice says:

    November 26th, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    After reading all of the negative feedback posted here, I am glad I found this site before placing a “bid.” I almost fell for it…..whew!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Mario says:

    November 26th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    I wonder how big stupidity could go with regular users. I signed up today and as soon as the site asked me for the credit card info I hit the home tab, and there you go I wasn’t charged 99.00. I asked for some information by the telephone about the site, if you use the site wiselly you can get great item, I got a bran new iPad for $117.59 shipping fee included, so come guys read the terms and conditions first, if any site asks you for CCV just click on other part of the site, CCV means purchase. Come on guys be a little bit more clever….

    REPLY

    C Clark says:
    December 3rd, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    I don’t believe “Mario” is a real person

    News Storm says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 3:03 am

    Case Number: L12-3-1029

    Subject of investigation:
    Ecom Interactice, LLC d/b/a zbiddy.com

    Subject’s address:
    2200 S.W. 10th St., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

    Subject’s business:
    Internet – Penny Auction

    Allegation or issue being investigated:
    Potential 501.204, Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices, by penny auction site. Business does not adequately disclose its terms and policies. Consumers allege that they are being charged before granting authorization for payment to zbiddy. Consumers also allege that they are attempting to cancel services and/or request refunds and that they are unable to obtain refunds of unused bids.

    http://www.myfloridalegal.com/lit_ec.nsf/investigations/4816DFB0311DD219852579D5004AE52C

    NATALIE FALL says:
    November 27th, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Where are these terms and conditions??? That is why i am so angry, sounds like you are the only one that saw them out of all these people and i doubt we are all ignorant.

  • Rating
      
    Hazel333 says:

    November 26th, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Same thing happened to me. I thought I was putting in my credit card number and would be charged if I won an item, and, instead, they charged me $99.00 right away. It’s pretty much impossible to win an auction because the time is reset to 15 seconds everytime someone bids. “So everyone has a fair chance” according to zbiddy. This results in people bidding on the same item for days. I put my bids to the same item and bought it out. Basically, they deduct your bids from the full retail price if you choose to buy an item. I ended up buying a tv just so I could get some of my 99 dollars back, and the tv costed me 400 dollars. Even the regular retail price on the television was a rip off. The whole thing is a stupid scam. I hope this site gets shut down or is at least made to make people more aware of what they are really getting into. I wish I had never heard of this terrible site.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    notamathmajor says:

    November 26th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    I am not at all sure how this site works but simple math tells me that if an item sells for $37 it would take 3700 1penny bids. At $.60 cents per bid the seller would get $2220 for that $37 ipad. Paying 60 cents for every bid made is ridiculous, even if it were legit your odds there are terrible. If that wasn’t bad enough it sounds as if they aren’t even legit, why feel the need to charge people hidden fees and “freeze” the clock if you are making 5x the markup of retail which is already marked up to make a profit. Combine this with the horror stories on credit card charges and brutal customer service and this is one of the worst web sites you will ever encounter. For anyone affiliated with these thieves, you will get yours. KARMA IS A B@#CH.

    REPLY

    Mama J says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 3:38 am

    Help me out here please. Do you get charged per bid even if you do not purchase an item? The owner gets money no matter what? What kind of thing is that?

    Someone please tell me how this works? I’m a novice I guess, at bidding…

    I guess I would have been charged $99 also if I had my purse near me to get my credit card out. What I read went something like this … ” Congratulations, you’ve completed Step 1, now scroll all the way down to complete Step 2.” And when I scrolled down, that’s when I was asked for my credit card. So, where does one look for the terms and conditions that will tell you “Your next step is to enter your payment information which will be charged a one-time, non-refundable fee?” Someone, please advise

  • Rating
      
    Jim says:

    November 26th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Do not pay any attention to any review over 1 star they are fake. Listen to the 500+ other reviews this is a complete scam, save your money and aggravation.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    lynn says:

    November 26th, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Same as above, only I didn’t click the confirm email. It charged my credit card anyway. When I noticed the $99. charge on my credit card, I called, lady said my card wasn’t charged, that I would have to send statement info (fax) it over to them. Told her to F**k off, called my credit card company said card had been stolen, and I disputed the charge. Also called Atty Genl and am filing a formal complaint with them. Like the guy at the atty genl’s office said, at least it’s only $99. and not more. Don’t waste your time or money. I should have known better, anything that looks too good to be true, IS. SCAM, SCAM, SCAM.

    REPLY

    ceci groce says:
    November 27th, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    I just called them and got ALL my money back!!!

  • John says:

    November 26th, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Too bad there isn’t a lower rating that can be assigned. I have not nor will I ever sign up for this scam, but I can’t figure out why the company would be run this way. Several people have brought this up: hundreds of people are bidding $.60 for every penny this item goes up, so if you have 1000 losing bids x .60 that’s $600. So in essence, if an item starts at a penny they are receiving $600 for every $10 item sold, if that is their mark up why do they have hidden fees and what appears to be the worst customer service ever. It seems this business could be highly lucrative if it was run ethically!!!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Denise says:

    November 25th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Scam. There is a cooling off period no matter what you contract for. How do they get away with it if no bid has been placed

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Frank says:

    November 25th, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    This is just another one of those sites that claims to be “better than ebay” by making it look like you can get a great deal on various items. The truth is, the items you see selling on the home page before you log-in are fake, and none of the items that are of high value ever sell for that low of a price. And don’t let the timer fool you! You would think that if you wait until the last second you could sneak a bid in and win an item for cheap, but in reality every time a user bids an additional 10 seconds is added to the timer. This means that no matter how sneaky you try to be, you cannot beat the clock, and you cannot outbid anyone at the last second. Stick to real auctions, not these wastes of time and money.

    One last thought, don’t forget that it isn’t free to bid, you pay 60 cents EVERY TIME you bid, and then pay the price you bid the item up to on top of that, and then you pay shipping! Just sit and watch how many bids happen in a minute and think of all the money these b*st*rds are making…

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    roxanne says:

    November 25th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    I had not (to the best of my knowledge……no final click, no choice of amounts, etc.) completed the registration process before they had randomly charged my credit card $99. BEWARE! I am disputing with my credit card company but nevertheless spent several minutes on live chat and it turned out the person has no authority to do anything about it. RUN, don’t walk, away from this!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Nazih Ibrahim says:

    November 25th, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Everybody should contact their credit card and dispute the charge because they are just a bunch of thieves.

    REPLY

    News Storm says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Write an email to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.

    CONTACT HER HERE: http://myfloridalegal.com/contact.nsf/contact?Open&Section=Attorney_General

    Demand that a criminal investigation be started into Gilboa “the Brains” Merdinger and Benjamin “the Funds” Grossman of Ecom Interactive AKA zbiddy. The more people she hears from regarding these 2 GIANT SCAMMERS the more chances there are that something is done.

  • Rating
      
    ralph dicola says:

    November 25th, 2012 at 1:13 am

    i was charged 99 dollars without knowing i was being charged this is abig scam and i will call better buisness bureau. i will try to get my money back sunday.Iwill post to let everybody know how I made out and how they took care of it.

    REPLY
  • Tony Kfouf says:

    November 25th, 2012 at 1:07 am

    Today I want to tell you about a new ripoff in the market its called Zbiddy. Watch out for it because its like a highway robbery but with a license.You bid on an item and you lose you credits because somebody outbid you then somebody outbid him and so on and so on. You have to be the last bidder to win and they always manage to get somebody to out bid you. I think they should be investigated by the government and better business bureau. STAY AWAY FROM ZBIDDY PERIOD.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Patricia says:

    November 25th, 2012 at 12:52 am

    overall rating is good. only problem had was I returned an incomplete item and they gave me a choice of 50.00 gift card(same price for item I returned) They shipped it right away. I found that some of their items are discontinued items that a company no longer makes. They have handled most of my concerns with an honest effort. I am still waiting on a shipment that they said was shipped but had no info on. I paid for that item outright because I could not win the auctions on it. If you type in the product name and google it you can compare prices and also see if company makes it any more. Takes a little bit of time but I really want to know all of it so I check it out.

    REPLY

    Patricia says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    well, the item I was waiting on finally came after much waiting and complaining. I have to return that item for it is defective. I am sending item back at my expense and will wait to see the outcome. So far I have been given the run around about locating my purchase and how I paid for it. I am sending a copy of where they took it out of my bank and a note of what I expect. Well, about the word “shill”….had to look it up. :) Never too old to learn something new, even at 61! Thank you Dr. Jackson!! :)

    Dr. Jackson says:
    November 25th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Patricia, does the word “shill” mean anything to you??

  • Richard Moore says:

    November 24th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Forget it!!dont waste your time !!go read the news you have more to gain!!

    REPLY

    Patricia says:
    November 28th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    news isn’t much more trustworthy. Cannot believe everything you read in the papers or even what you may hear on the news.

  • Rating
      
    chithsill says:

    November 24th, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    What a scam, like everyone else I thought I was entering a credit card number to pay for future purchases. When it popped up that I had just spent 99 bucks, this accountant, who should have known better, went into high gear. I did what the others did by calling in and getting the same “non refundable”, “you had to agree to the purchase and terms”, “let me give you a gas card”, blah, blah, blah. I finally got my refund confirmation number when I told the phone rep that I was going to my state attorney general whom i happen to be related to….that got an instant confirmation number. STAY AWAY!!!!!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    tammy allen says:

    November 24th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    I thought when you bid on something you pay for it if you win the bid. This is not the case here. You lose money really fast and they have your payment information and they get it before you do start bidding. This is a terrible site. They are here to rip people off. I wish I would never have found are heard of this site.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    charliei says:

    November 24th, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    I think its a scam! I have not won nothing on there.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    D.E.O. says:

    November 24th, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    I thought I was giving my credit card number to pay for anything I bought. I didnt check anything but got charged $99 for “opportunities to bid.” I did not click the “activate line” in their confirmation letter but immediately telephoned Zbiddy to get my money back. Was told they dont refund money. I asked them to give me the 20 something dollar package and return the rest. “Cant do that.” Finally customer service guy says he’s sending me a credit good for gasoline at any station in the country. After a month it hadnt arrived and I called again. This time another guy, Jonathan #299 said first guy never sent the gas credit, so Jonathan sent it. Terms: a fulfillment company will send me a check for $10 each time I send a gas pump receipt of $10 or more. Limit one receipt per week until I get 10 checks of $10 each. Checks will arrive in 3 to 4 weeks. Not valid after 27 weeks. If this works I’ll get my money back – the hard way. Definitely not an ethical way to do business.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Dave says:

    November 24th, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    ZBiddy has many scams going and here’s a new one. Zbiddy is posting ads on Craigslist to sell such things as iPads for say $150. When you enquire about purchasing the item in what appears to be a private sale, you receive back an automated reply such as the following:

    Hey,

    “Somebody else just bought it from me, however i would tell you where I purchased it from. My husband and i grabbed three new ones on zdibby.com. We’ve been getting rid of them here as well as on ebay to get extra income.

    Recently, a small number of people have been bidding so it’s pretty easy to win. The secret is always to bid only when the counter is at Two seconds and you just win just about every time. If we can do it right anyone can.

    All the best

    Sharon”

    What an aweful unethical company Zbiddy is!

    REPLY

    Steve says:
    November 27th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Thanks for the timely warning! I almost fell for this scam today. Tried to buy an iPod for $150 off of Craigslist, and this nice woman sent me the following email (using a phony email address). Glad I checked out zbiddy on reviewopedia before signing up!

    FROM: gloria.johnson@instant-revival.com

    Hello

    Someone just bought this from me, but I can tell you where I got it from.
    I just picked up 4 of these from pennygrabz.com and I resold them on cl for some extra money.

    Since the site is new theres like nobody online, so nobody is placing bids, its like xmas again. Try to bid right when the counter hits 4 seconds and you win every time.

    Regards

  • Rating
      
    Devon Gurno says:

    November 24th, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Total scam!! 99 dollars for nothing, if I could sue I would, they found away to scam people out of money, they should be shut down !!!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    marvelous_marlando says:

    November 23rd, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    One signs up and there is a instant charge to your credit card like it or not.

    !!!!!!scam!!!!!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Swanky says:

    November 23rd, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    I was given “25 rookie bids” free. So checking out the site I had to win a rookie auction before i could do anything else. So I won 1 for 25 more bids for 75 cents…no big deal. All the way through the checkout process it said my balance was 75 cents. When i confirmed it, it took me to the invoice page for $30.74. I had to chat with someone several different times, and took MANY requests for my refund before it was finally processed and I was given a confirmation.

    They blindly charge you random fees and tell you what a great deal you got. I’ll pass. They should definitely have a class action filed against them for fraudulent billing practices.

    REPLY

    Nazih Ibrahim says:
    November 25th, 2012 at 1:10 am

    You have my voice.

  • Rating
      
    anotherjack says:

    November 23rd, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Add me to the list. 99 bucks for nothing.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    dennis d says:

    November 23rd, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    They almost got me. When i tried to register to bid without giving credit card info . They stopped me dead in my tracks…. Thats enough of a red flag for me. Any site that wants my credit card info without me ever clicking to buy anything, I RUN AWAY!!!!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Tammy says:

    November 23rd, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Stay away!!…I guess it should have been a clue when even the news reporter said she looked away and din’t win anything. I tried the free bids (8) that were given to me in a daily spin..I clicked on bid, but when it didn’t look like it was bidding, I clicked again..before I knew it all eight bids were gone. I did not click on a purchase plan, but it did ask for my cc number when I registered,I figured this would be for information if I did win a bid. When my eight bids disappeared, the chat Rep said there was a problem with the auction I was bidding on and I had used all of my bids..she also said the registration does not ask for a credit card. It does.
    As I am typing this, the auction for a TV is still going (every bid adds seconds to the bid again and people keep wasting their bids), Until everyone bidding is out of bids, this will continue according to the chat Rep who says it’s an error and will end at $1.00 (even though you can’t increase your bid to $1.00, so it will just take your bid chances away) They would not send me proof of cancelling my account with them so I printed the chat with my request to do so. STAY AWAY from zbiddy!! This is all my own fault for not reading reviews first…

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    terrysmoose says:

    November 23rd, 2012 at 6:12 am

    Big scam. I was last bidder clock hit 0 then going was on for over a minute. Computer did not freeze. Then some one else bid and it started the timer again. I watched it for a while and it did the same thing to 6 others. I took video of this. I called and complained they kept saying all the ipads action dont end for 8 more hours. I told them no I am looking at 2 actions right now and they are both down to seconds. She then told me that, that number of the action was not in her system ( action number is in search bar) I took screen shots and sent them to them. and told them I had video of 6 others that showed last bidder for over a min and would send them a copy. Have not heard from them yet. I looked at the closed action and there was only bids and magazines won. NO IPADS, NO TV’S, NO LAPTOPS, just bids and magazines. SCAME

    REPLY
  • NOTASDUMBASILOOK says:

    November 22nd, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    “If it sounds too good too be true….”

    The entire premise of this just baffles me. It’s too damned gimmick ladened. My Grandfather taught me well, “a penny saved is a penny earned.” It’s just like the lottery dumb tax. The only smart folks on these sites are the owners, raking in barrels of “pennies.”

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    pera says:

    November 22nd, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Too costly too bid. You think it is per item, no, no,no, every time you raise your bid they charge you “a bid”.
    Their start page, when you first come there, when you are not logged in, shows Cannon T3I and other high ticket items for $4.32 and 4 minutes left, so you think “what a deal”, you rush in, buy “bids” and then they show the real page and all the crap nobody wants.
    If this doesn’t fall under scam, then definitively it is heavy false advertising!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Laurie says:

    November 21st, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    I have been on zbiddy auction for just over a month. While I have spent a couple hundred in bids, I have won several times to compensate for it. In addition, the clock does free up. This happens sporadically and that is often times how you win an auction. For any of the big ticket options, you can bid for 24 hours and wind up tired, broke and without anything. They are much too long with too many people bidding on the same product. The Canadian site offers one Ipad a week so you can imagine how many people and the length of the auction. I still utilize the site but find as time goes on, I am getting discouraged.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Harlan Johnson says:

    November 21st, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Why isn’t this firm put out of business? There ought to be a law – that is enforced.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    smurfy says:

    November 21st, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    same as most, wanted to see the checkout screen and VOILA~! $99 charge. It took about 30 minutes of online chat. After every “rebuttal” and offer I kept pasting: “please provide refund confirmation number”. After the 4th rebuttal I received it. I also contacted my credit card company and gave them a heads-up. I blame my momentary loss of reason on sleep deprivation from two long nights of work!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    kim says:

    November 20th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    These people charged my prepaid visa over $600 and I am pissed I am a broke single mom and was trying to get a deal on a purchase. I just checkd my balance and am soooo upset right now. i could cry….

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    redhead says:

    November 20th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    I signed up for the site and was charged $99.00 and did not see anything stating I would be charged until I gave my credit card info. I called them with in 30 min after the fact and they stated due to the contract after the purchase of bid package no refunds were available but offered meals and 75% off the package and would return $74.00 back to my account. I did not agree to this and demanded a full refund since my request was with-in 24 hours of a purchase. I call my bank for help and will see what happens there. In the mean time I went back to Zbiddy and went to the chat and Lucy asked what she could do to help. I stated I wanted to cancel my contract with ZBiddy and was told over the phone by Zbiddy I was locked in. So I simply told Lucy that I wanted to cancel my contract or I would have to start a class action suite against Zbiddy if she could not resovle this today. I was given a confirmation number for the returned money and my contract was canceled. Good luck and stay away from ZBIDDY!!!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Lisa says:

    November 20th, 2012 at 9:52 am

    BE CAREFUL! I was one of the ones who were entangled and charged for this before I even knew what the amount was. I had thought I would have the chance to sign up and then choose a bid package and see what it was all about. WRONG. As soon as I entered my information, I was immediately charged $99 for a bidding package. PROCEED with caution. From what I can see it is not worth your time. I have been watching bidding wars go on for hours and I started watching when there was 10 seconds remaining. Unless you are someone who has nothing better to do than watch a ticking clock – move on and save your time and your money! Good luck and God Bless!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Xhweyl says:

    November 20th, 2012 at 8:27 am

    SCAM ALERT!!!! Webpage says nothing about a $99 charge but once you hit enter, they charge you immediately. I called immediately to cancel and then spent 30 minutes arguing with them after they claimed it was nonrefundable. Do not take NO for an answer. They will offer half back, they will offer restaurant card, they will then offer 75% back. Just tell them you are going to call the bank and cancel the charges and then contact the Better Business Bureau, and suddenly they are able to give you all your money. Good luck. Hopefully you read this before you enter any information on their site.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    lzanzin says:

    November 19th, 2012 at 1:22 am

    I never put in my credit card # so therefore I never lost money…I did win a bid by getting a free bid off the free spin of the roulette wheel and then went to the free bids…so I made bids without using any money at all…when asked for the cc# I just went back to Home and proceeded on…I didnt buy any bids at all. I will not give my cc# to anyone unless I look into it first…I can see how people can lose money but you cant just go throwing out your number without knowing anything about the site. After hanging out for awhile i figured out how you can lose and also ways to possibly win but I dont have all the time in the world to sit and strategize and bet all day…I feel you can get really ripped off if you have no clue what you are doing but also can see winning some items…dont know how they would work though and condition they are in…I would never ever go for a vacation deal for all the hidden costs etc…I won a mag for 37cents but of course it had a ship charge of $19…but i will not pay..which it says you have 7 days to buy or it is forfeited. so bye bye magazine and I didnt lose a dime…People have to be cautious..look into the site before giving out your #!!!!!!!!!!!!

    REPLY
  • Bvc says:

    November 18th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Thanks for your review everyone. I will keep my money in the bank. When I saw the website, I did think it was too good to be true.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    stupid says:

    November 18th, 2012 at 4:45 am

    Oh I feel like a sure loser. I contacted promptly. Asked for my refund and was given 1/2 back, plus a $100 gas voucher. That voucher I was led to believe was awesome. In fact I can only use $10 of it a week. Its voided if I do not use it at specific shell stations. Its voided if I do not use it that week. So many guidelines. Such a hassle. Seeing it is Sunday morning I can not contact them till 8am. I am going to report to my credit company. Requesting a new card. I absolutely feel like in a matter of seconds I will be a victim of identity theft. Such a pain. I pray I get my money back. I want to contact BBB. I want to contact my local news that does a skit once a week about things like this. Hopefully I can prevent other peoples stress before hand!!!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    RA says:

    November 17th, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    I wish I had read these reviews before I entered the Zbiddy website. I had no clue I was purchasing a $99.00 bid package. I immediately contacted them via phone and repeatedly demanded a full refund with the real threat that I would contact my credit card company and file a fraudulent charge against Zbiddy. It was not smooth nor easy, but they did issue a full refund on my credit card the same day (which I appreciated). Will not be returning to this site for any reason.
    Proceed with caution…

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Vicente cendejas says:

    November 17th, 2012 at 2:47 am

    Well not much to tell right now but i just won 2 25 dollar restaurant gift cards for 37 cents each we Will see if they send my gift cards also they charge me 30 dollars extra

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    k.king says:

    November 16th, 2012 at 11:30 am

    they did not tell me they would charge my card for 99 dollars. there’s no refund and no way to cancel. they are a rip off scam

    REPLY

    Marc says:
    November 20th, 2012 at 11:16 am

    I called and asked for a refund of the $99, they said they’d do half. I said that’s not good enough. So then they said they’d return $75 and leave me all 275 bids. I could have fought longer, but I was curious about the site so I didn’t mind parting with 25 bucks. I just wish they’d confirm that you want to go through with the transaction like a legit site, although I should have known better when they ask for the cc# on the form.

    Zack says:
    November 19th, 2012 at 5:35 am

    Hey I was a victim of this scam now. Could you guys share the number and the way to deal with them please.

    Need your advice.

    Angela says:
    November 17th, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    I was able to get a full refund of $99 when I called after threatening to go to my bank to dispute the charge. They even gave me a complimentary $100 Restaurant.com.

    annie says:
    November 16th, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    U can call them.. I got my money back. they gave me back but not in full amount. they gave me around 85.5

  • DBAdams says:

    November 16th, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Signed up yesterday looking for that IPad. Stopped just short of putting in my credit card information – however I had a question about my screen name – didn’t match what I put in so I asked customer service. She never did answer that question but “credited” me with 25 bids for no particular reason. It didn’t make sense to me and neither does paying for a “chance” to win something you have to pay for first (sounds like gambling to me). Gambling is fine if that’s how it’s advertised.

    After reading all these helpful reviews, I will pay the $500 or $600 for the IPad from a true retailer.

    I haven’t chosen a rating as I haven’t and won’t be using ZBiddy or anyone else. Thanks for all your help! As they say on TV – don’t waste your money.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    cora says:

    November 16th, 2012 at 1:04 am

    Yea, I got the same review as everyone here. totally misleading advertising. everywhere!, some lead-on sites show ipads for $37 and iphones for $58 etc etc…completely false. it takes seriously hours upon hours to win, if thats even possible. I havent won yet. when I first signed up I was charged $99 immediately and called the next day or two and asked for a refund. Was haggled forever by rep on other end. he kept giving me excuses why I should join and bid and how fun it was!, i told it it was like a nightmare i dont have hours upon hours bidding on stuff. He refunded me 50 percent right away and goave me a$49 dollar restaurant card/code. i accepted begrudgingly. Im just gonna bid my bids away cause this sucks. barely any good items and like i said it seems nearly impossible to win. I cant sit and bid my life away. I just hope they dont auto-charge you another $99 worth of bids once they are depleted. do they? —-anyway site sucks, believe me what a hassle just for a deal, would rather just go to a store and buy it

    REPLY
  • L. Runyan says:

    November 14th, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Yikes!! Just registered and have experienced all of the above plus I can’t find a way to bid without registering which they won’t allow! Sounds like I got duped!

    REPLY

    Cindy says:
    November 16th, 2012 at 9:28 am

    WARNING WARNING WARNING This site is a TOTAL TOTAL TOTAL RIPOFF. It is not an auction site it is a roulette wheel lottery. I’m going to every review site and can find and put this out there.

    Skendall says:
    November 15th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    In order to access the zbiddy auctions you have to have “bids” in your account. It makes sense that when you sign up they would want you to buy bids to get started. But by being cautious I found a way to avoid the high expense. When you register and it prompts you to enter your cc info DON’T enter it. Instead hit the “home” button and then click for you’re “free spin.” You get one free spin every 24 hrs. By spinning the wheel you will win 1-10 free bids. Then you can get into the auctions. Once into the auctions you can bid on “bid vouchers” for free. You’ll notice that those auctions actually say “free bid” meaning that it won’t deduct bids from ur account. Therefore you can purchase bids for super cheap.
    I did it this way. Spun the wheel and received 5 free bids, went into auctions and bid on a 250 bid voucher, without being charges bids, won the auction for 15.48. Went and checked and paid with my cc 15.48 + 2.60 handling fee for a total of 18.08. And that’s ALL that was charged to my card. So by doing this I was NOT charged $99 for a bid package and I was able to get my bids for 7 cents each not 60 cents. And again: was only charged 15.48 and 2.60….. Hope this helps.

    Libin says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    I was cheated too today.Stupid!What we can do to defeat the ZBiddy,and get our money back?

  • Rating
      
    dan says:

    November 14th, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    be sure to read each term and condition before they rush you thru a purchase. If you don’t you will buy something you don’t want and they will not give full refund. If you get any refund it will take about 5 business day, so if your unknow purchase is more than you have in the bank you are screwed. the term and condition is different for each auction as I have read now in other reviews.BEWARE PLEASE. THIS IS NOT A TOTAL FRAUD BUT REALLY CLOSE

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    MOISE TOUSSAINT says:

    November 13th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    They are real frauds i will advise people to stay away

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Elizabeth Grabher says:

    November 13th, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Z-biddy is the biggest scam of all on-line auctions! The promotion site to get you to join is total false advertisement! You are lead to believe that there are all of these great categories and multitude of items that you are going to have the opportunity to bid on. Once they get your $99.00 then you get to see what actual items you are able to bid on! I joined September 2012 and the same items have been up for auction; the same monitor, magazine subscriptions; rip-off vacations; a laptop and lots of Z-biddy packs! But to top it all off, they don’t ship to Canada and will not give me my money back! OBTW all of your bids expire after 60 days so even if you wanted to wait for something other than magazine subscriptions to bid on you can’t because your bids are gone! It is nothing but a SCAM! SCAM; SCAM; SCAM!!!!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    cbrassi says:

    November 13th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Worst site ever…don’t get sucked in….they take your money. IF you win…and the key is IF……watch it, the freight charges are obserd. I won a Magazine for .37 cents and they wanted me to pay $20 to include shipping……JOKE..

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    JeanRoot says:

    November 13th, 2012 at 9:57 am

    I am appalled at this site. I had no idea that I was purchasing bids for $99. What a mess! The window’s pop up after you read what they show you and then they have your money. I am disputing this with my card company. DON’T DO IT….JUST DON’T… wish I had found this site first!!!

    REPLY
  • Jmar says:

    November 13th, 2012 at 4:26 am

    I don’t know what you all are talking about. I started zbiddy today and I’ve won two auctions. They never took $100 from me like you’re all saying.. I’m worried they just haven’t yet? Someone please let me know what I should do. I’ve won two auctions that were for 2 night stays In a hotel. It seems safe to me.. Anyone else win this auction?? Please tell me what happened and if you ended up losing money!! Thanks

    REPLY

    lzanzin says:
    November 19th, 2012 at 1:07 am

    I won a mag subscribtion for $0.37 but shipping was $19.00 but I refuse to buy it…it states you have 7 days to buy or it is forfeited. Also…I NEVER put in my cc#…i just did the free bids and won a bid on the roulette wheel…from reading this…I will never give them the cc #

    Walace says:
    November 15th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Check out the rules for this “wonderful hotel voucher” you were able to win with this site. In the fine print it states that you must stay for two nights and there are very few choices that are available for you to book. If there is a discount that is listed for a particular hotel, you get only money off the full price which is just about what the voucher provides. Big deal!
    Zbiddy is so restrictive, it is not worth fooling around with.

    Jessica says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 3:04 am

    I see what you are saying, as well as what Jean Root said. Same happend to me. I didn’t see the bid pack selections in the left margins. It was my first naive visit to an auction site hoping to find the gadget I need. I’ve also won 2 auctions. 200 bids and a 3 day 2 night vacation. The vaca cost 4 bucks. Its a 150 value. Not sure if i should pay the 4 bucks and at least see what this vaca thing is all about? Also, you may not have made the mistake we ladies did in signing up without selecting the bidpack you wanted. Shit, I didn’t even know what a bid pack was! I try to play late at night when hardly anyones on. Let me konw if you look into the hotel thing and how it goes

  • Rating
      
    Norman says:

    November 12th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    To Wolfie & Onie
    My guess is that you are in someway affiliated with ZBiddy as you are the only ones with 5 Star ratings.
    Could I be wrong????

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Natalie says:

    November 12th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Read the reviews and decided not to sign up
    Just about to leave site when was prompted to stay by enticing me with free bidding options. Just shows what a scam it is.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Cheryl says:

    November 12th, 2012 at 8:52 am

    This website lies! It tells you to sign up for a “Free Registration and you go through the screens and it tells you how you can purchase the bids etc. making you think you will get an option to do so. I just wanted to register so I could find out more about the site. I did not plan on ordering bids or anything so beware! As soon as you fill in the registration info and put in your credit card, the website charges your card anywhere from 99.00 to 150.00. it does not warn you before doing it that you will be charged. Just to confuse the issue, a screen pops up that says something like Don’t leave the page and being a pop up, you have to say ok – that is when your CC get japped! I called and explained that I had no intention of charging my card and the essentially said too bad, we can’t refund you, you had the opportunity to read our policy statement and you proceeded. Then they try to give you all kinds of extra’s just to try this website. They refused to refund my money and promised to send me other options in email. Well, its been 3 days and I still do not have any email from them. This is a scan and a very poor way of doing business! The Federal Government should investigate this company. Any reputable company will give you your money back if you choose not to do business with them. They lie to you and refuse to refund your money, well knowing that their website is sneaky and very difficult to read every little detail. Beware when clicking on this website

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Jim says:

    November 11th, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    At best its a barely legal scam and a waste of money.
    At worst its outright fraud.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Wolfie says:

    November 10th, 2012 at 8:00 am

    Registration is free at Zbiddy.com you can use promo code to get free bids that can be used for bidding on real items and get a chance to win it.

    REPLY

    Jason says:
    November 13th, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Thankfully I checked this site before joining yours so I didn’t get scammed by your unconscionable practices (thank you to the people who voiced their opinions on this site and I am sorry you got railroaded). C’mon karma, please bite people such as these in their collective asses.

  • Rating
      
    Onie says:

    November 9th, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    I would just like to say that I work for a company that zbiddy buys some of the products from and they are legit. I have shipped many of items for them in the past month to many people all over the USA. Some people have have won more than one item but its not the same people most of the time. Hope this helps some of you.

    REPLY

    Jason says:
    November 13th, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Onie, see above in my reply to Wolfie as it applies to you as well…..and may God have zero mercy on your soul.

  • Rating
      
    Jason Firestone says:

    November 8th, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Absolutely horrible. Money down the drain. I won a computer on an auction. It was not shipped. Horrible to no cooperation with customer service. They are auctioning items they don’t even have. This is a massive fraudulent operation. Don’t even THINK of having anything to do with these people. You will regret it. I guarantee.

    REPLY

    Bilal says:
    November 22nd, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Thanks fo yr guidance. I have been a new internet surfer just gazing on the bidding clock of ZBiddy from tomorrow and getting impressed deeply. But naturally i am a high risk aversion person so Thanks god i didn’t put my credit card number in that site to win Apples Ipad 2 for 37 bucks. I better buy samsum galaxy from bestbuy today at black friday Lol….At lest i will have peace that though its expensive than 37 bucks but i didn’t drain away my money into the GUTTER called ZBiddy for nothing

  • Rating
      
    gerri o says:

    November 8th, 2012 at 1:32 am

    Was on zbiddy as bidder for two weeks. observed most items won was least expensive ones offered as further incentive to keep you bidding. Many people bid for more expensive items over extended hours, sometimes days. With each bid costing $.60 by the time item was sold a lot of money had been spent by loser and winner because of number of bids it took to win item.

    The bidding clocks seem programmed to work in ways that give the illusion that time was running out for item to be sold, pauses would occur for several seconds/or clock would freeze, then bidding start over again. This was especially evident on expensive items. I tracked bidding on a smart Samsung television from 10/22/12 – 11/3/12. Retail price was 1499.95,item sold for $475. Many of the same bidders had bid many times during this extended time period. When I calculated the amount of money bid on this one item it was outrageous. Even if you win an item for less than $2.00 almost $15.00 dollars are added on for their processing fees. It is set up to lure people into gambling.

    The items in their promotional web ads are misleading. When you are admitted as a bidder you never see any of these items being sold at those prices. I believe whatever regulatory agencies who have responsibility for monitoring these sites should do periodic unexpected reviews. I believe this is fraudulent practices.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    kudos says:

    November 7th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Zbiddy has very little to offer in the way of products. There are really only a handful of products that they sell over and over.
    The magazine subscriptions look cheap but in fact have a very high shipping/handling charge that is usually higher than the actual subscription if you were to buy it elsewhere. The items bought at, for example priceline or hotels, are very limited. The value of say a hotel card cannot be deducted for one nites stay but in some cases you need to stay 6 nites before you get your redeeming value.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Allen says:

    November 7th, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Be careful, very careful if you go to this site. This a complete scam and you will probably wind up with a $99.00 charge on your credit card. In order to bid on items they will ask you to register and in order to register you must provide your credit card number (in the unlikely event that you will have the low bid). At no time do they indicate that you will be immediately charged the $99.00. There is no place on their site or on the registration page where they tell you that you are to be charged or what the charge is for nor do they ask for your authorization of the charge. I have lodged a dispute with my credit card provider. We will see if they are able to get the charge removed from my account.
    DO NO EVEN BOTHER TO GO TO THE ZBIDDY SITE.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Alicia says:

    November 7th, 2012 at 10:28 am

    I should have never signed up. I saw site as a suggestion on a coupon code site. I signed up, then googled: “zbiddy advice” to see advice on how to bid wisely. What came up was a good amount of warnings about this site. I was such a fool for not looking up reviews first. Without even starting to use the site, I immediately called for them to cancel my membership and not keep my financial information since I would not be using any of the bids (crediting the bids I needed to purchase to sign up). I NEVER got the run around as much as I did with this representative. I immediately began to worry and asked for the manager. I was never given to the manager. Placed on hold and was told the manager was busy and would not allow me to wait until the manager was free. I actually had to tell him I would have to report him if he continued with this diversion and that this company could fall into legal dispute if he continued to act this way on their behalf. After more diversion, I finally told him that if I hang up this phone I would be calling back until I spoke with management. After that he finally placed me on hold again, came back and issued me a credit code and told me that if I didn’t receive a credit in three days to call back. I then called my credit card company and verified that zbiddy did credit it. ** note I did not use the site at all so I do not know if this site is as good as it seems ( worth the bids). This review is just about how a potential consumer made sure that she would never consume from this company. This whole experience was just awkward and shady, and unlike any other customer service experience I have had. So odd.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Kiwi says:

    November 6th, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    I would like to say thank you to those people who share there valuable opinion and leaving so many helpful comments so that other people can view and make up decision. I’m one I the person who is in big debt right now and having a baby but out of job and currently suffer with financial living:( I have tried and still tries so many website online that I can work to stay survive but unfortunately I haven’t get any luck:( I saw zbiddy web and about to invest some in and hopefully get something out but luckily as a routine I always read the review before I sign up for anything online because I got ripped off from the site learning language in 10 minutes for $10:( I ended up paying $368 so that I won’t have collection people call me or be bother them those ridiculous online scam bs rep. I got bad but good experience afte that terrible trap I got in to. Now I learn to read the reviews before sign up for anything and I hope everyone else will be caution too. I really appreciate these valuable comments that we all have on this site because I was continue ly looking forward to sign up with Zbibby and now I will never ever going to try. Thanks you so much to everyone who participate leaving comment on this web.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    debA says:

    November 6th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    BAIT AND SWITCH

    I was sucked in back in July on a redirect from another site and was asked to “register” for free for ZBiddy. When the site first came up prior to registration they were showing a wonderful high end camera with a great price, slowly climbing but with only 3 or 4 minutes to go. So I “registered”, I use this term loosely because upon completing my free registration I found I had spent $99 on bids I did not know I was buying. It seemed logical that ZBiddy would request CC info to guarantee I had means of payment should I win, and it did not occur to me they would automatically purchase bids for me before I had chance to explore the site and decide if it was right for me.

    So, being stuck with these bids I went in search of the camera. What camera? It was not listed as an ongoing auction. It was not listed as an upcoming auction. It was not listed as a recently ended auction. Bottom line is it did not exist and likely never did. As we all know now these auctions for the big ticket items will drag on for hours, if not days past the “end time” as the 15 seconds are constantly being added when a bid is made. There is no way based on the way the site is run that the camera I viewed could have been sold in the amount of time it took me to register. Bait and switch at its finest here folks.

    I tried to get a refund, and did get half (whoopee) of my money back after several calls and eventually just resigned myself to the fact that I was going to have to do something with the bids to try to cut my losses. I have enough restaurant.com gift cards to last me a lifetime now, and one hotel card that is totally useless as the room rates are increased when you try to redeem them and it is cheaper in the end to just book the room through a hotel site and forget the discount card altogether.

    The items offered are of little interest for the most part, lots of chances to win more bids and restaurant cards with very few higher priced items thrown in occasionally that go on for hours on end and generally end with the price high enough that it would be more cost effective to wait for the next good sale at a retail store and go there.

    Expensive lesson learned and thankfully I am now bid free and came wash my hands of this mess once and for all.

    REPLY

    Nightwing150 says:
    November 7th, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    First of all, I would like to thank everybody for your comments, & reviews regarding the Zbiddy.com auction site. I came across this site after receiving an email from pch.com. I’ve always been curious about these penny auction sites, & after looking at some of the SO-CALLED ‘current auctions,’ (& yes, I too saw that nice camera, as well ad some other eye-catchers), I considered joining, since they said It’s free to sign up… After thoroughly reading their “Terms,” & “Privacy Policies,” I read the tips faq’s, etc…
    When I went back to the homepage to check some of the other auctions currently going on, I was presented with the EXACT SAME ITEMS, as the ones in the auctions I saw end, with the same people bidding again, on the same things, with seconds left to bid (automated starter page designed to entice?).

    I was worried that by signing up, I would be forced into auto-buying bids. Thanks again everyone, for all your insightful comments!

  • Rating
      
    carolyn says:

    November 4th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    The things I did get by the time I calculated the cost of the bids and the number I placed, the items would be at least 3 times what it should be. I had 24 bids left when I stopped using the 99.00 worth that was charged to my credit card, but they sure can make you think you are getting something, I won’t do that again.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Max says:

    November 3rd, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    I got the same thing guys i am really glad that i researched it. i got
    Hello,

    A girl just purchased this from me, but I would tell you where I got it from. My husband and i grabbed four new ones on tryzdibby.com ,and have been trying to sell them here as well as on ebay to get extra income.

    Recently, not very many people have been bidding so it’s simple to win. The secret is to bid only if the counter is at 3 seconds and you win pretty much every time. If we can do it right anybody can.

    All the best !

    Sharon

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Rosalie Chambless says:

    November 3rd, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    My complaint is the same as so many have voiced. I was charged $99 without my consent so I informed them that their name should be changed to zscam! I wish we could initiate a class action suit!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    b evans says:

    November 3rd, 2012 at 11:38 am

    I feel I was cheated by z-biddy. I was exploring the unsolicited email i received from z biddy and i did answer a few questions without any intent to purchase but merely for information as to it’s possible futher interest to me. I signed off after realizing that i was not going to be interested in wading through the jargon and process. I was surprized to get a second email a few minutes later thanking me for my purchase of the 99$ bid package. I called the number listed and explained that any purchase was unintended an a result of a mistake on my part likely due to the confusing nature of the web site as the site never once asked me if i was aware I was buying something. The agent I talked to informed that this kind of mistake was vary rare and after “discussing” it with his supervisor they would refund 74$ and the usual policy was that all sales were final. I objected strenously to no avail. I subsequently received a email to notify me of my 74$ refund. I feel I was cheated by a confusing web site and I am 100% sure this is intended and I can see by futher research that this has happened to many people. I advise opening a z biddy web site only if you fully intend to buy a minimum of 99$ worth of 60 cent bids. Be aware, if I was scamed in the first 2 minutes of contact I would be very surprized if there were no futher attempts to extract money through confusion and outright deceit.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Sashey T. says:

    November 2nd, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    I happened upon this website via overstock.com and was surprised at the initial charge I endured. After three conversations with four different people; one word= lawsuit and quoted case of federal fraudulence and I rec’d a full refund of my 99 dollars. This isn’t auctioning, it’s gambling; represent yourself appropriately and perhaps you might not face as much animosity.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    K says:

    November 2nd, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    I was also charged $99 for my FREE 25 bids for signing up. Wondering if stopping the payment at the bank would work… The $99 hasn’t posted on my account yet.
    Thanks.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    diamondstuds37 says:

    November 1st, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    this site is a complete scam and something should be done about it!!! they’re just taking people’s money!! ZBIDDY SUCKS!! I USED 25 FREE BIDS AND THEY TOOK $99 FROM MY ACCOUNT ANYWAY!!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Pissed Off says:

    November 1st, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Thought I was just registering so I could browse items, turns out I was charged 100 dollars for a “package” of bids. I used the online chat support to try and work it out, but “unfortunately packages are non refundable” so they credited me 69 dollars and still charged me 30 for nothing. I asked that they please delete all of my information because I did not plan on using this website and they insisted on telling me how great it was. I now have to work an extra 4 hours just to pay off this bill I’m going to be getting for NOTHING. stay FAR FAR away from this site. They do not care about their customers, just getting your money.

    REPLY

    sandra says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Me too, just thought i was registering… next thing I know I have $99 gone. Perplexed did online chat and could not get any money back she said if I dont win anything they would be more than willing to give me another 260 bids on the house? Like that makes up for the money taken… Definatley learned my lesson to always read everything… Do I ever feel stupid

  • Rating
      
    clint says:

    November 1st, 2012 at 11:48 am

    I had a question or two for ZBIDDY.
    Their user agreement mentions the user is responsible for paying foreign bank payment fees. I also wanted to ask “who wins the auction” if the auction winner doesn’t accept the win; I’m thinking maybe the item goes up for bidding again.. I also wanted to ask about the business model that appears to entice many bids on a low priced item where the bids cost users significant money; thus a $10 item could have hundreds of bids and earn ZBIDDY big bucks.

    I waited in the customer service chat for 40 minutes and here is the transcript.

    ===============================================================

    Thank you for contacting our Customer Support.

    My name is Kathy. how may I help you today?

    [clint] I’d like a list of the potential bank charges and an understanding of the amounts or method of determination that may be levied on a users account.
    [Kathy] I am here to assist you. How can I be of service?
    [clint] I’d like a list of the potential bank charges and an understanding of the amounts or method of determination that may be levied on a users account.
    [Kathy]
    The registration is for free, but for you to participate in the auctions it Is necessary for you to buy bids. Each bid costs $0.60 and they come in packages. Even when a single bid costs you $0.60, once you get your own strategy and of course… some luck, just by using 10 or 15 bids you can, for example, win an iPad which costs almost $500, even less than 1/4 of the retail price.

    Right now we are offering two different beginner packages. The first one comes with 265 Bids for the low price of $159 and the second one comes with 98 bids for only $59. We also have a limited time offer! 45 bids for $13.50, that’s 50% off!

    [Kathy] Zbiddy accepts Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.
    [clint] WRONG ANSWER
    [Kathy] Excuse me But I don’t know what you mean.
    [clint] The user agreement says that foreign banks may be involved in the payment process. Therefore there may be fees charged that the user must pay.
    [clint] PASS ME TO SOMEONE WHO KNOW ABOUT FEES THE USER MAY BE LIABLE TO PAY.
    [clint] How long will this take?
    [clint] Maybe the answer to my question is only known by users who have suffered foreign bank payment processing?
    [clint] I thought your group would be able to explain details concerning your agreement documents.
    [clint] I’d like to what bid price increments can be expected.
    [clint] I see that your not responding. I’ll guess you have no time for me as there are other fish that are easier to catch. I’ll also guess that bid increments are small so as to entice many users to bid. It may be that items are sold for a low price but garner many bids that generate significant revenue as each bid has significant cost. I’ll guess a $10.00 item can have well over a hundred bids and generate over $50 to $200 of revenue. Then if the winner does not follow through accepting a win the item is unclaimed and the put out for bid again. You have a good business model.

    REPLY
  • Luis says:

    October 31st, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Wow , I got the same message, glad i did some research on it.

    Something about, i just sold that one but i will show you where i bought it. Scam…

    it was too good to be true.

    Thanks

    REPLY
  • Max says:

    October 31st, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Nice try, scam detector was on.
    I just got this from Craiglist

    Hey there, I apologize about the late reply, but another person already got it and picked it up. You may want to try and get one where I bought mine at. This is an auction site identical to ebay that’s got a lot of them.

    I’m normally able to get them there for less than $160. I’m sure it is so affordable because the site is newer and also there are not many bidders yet. But anyways, I’d advise you shop there if your still looking for one. The site is called PennyActionScore.com (I’m sure they call them selves zBiddy). I recently checked and it seems like they’ve 1 closing fast and the bid is at $47 so far.

    Hope this will help you! If you want any help send me a e-mail whenever you want & I’ll gladly help out! :D

    Erica

    P.S. Make sure you use the promo code Bonus50 so you can get fifty more bids for free rather than forking out another $25 for buying bid packs!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Almost fooled says:

    October 31st, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Thanks to all for your postings, I have been saved, please keep spreading the word.

    REPLY
  • mark says:

    October 29th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    its a scam. they use bots to beat your price then take your money for each bid

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    jolly says:

    October 29th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    We should all search before be put our money in their bank!….if something seem so good then it’s a scam..Beware people!!…stay way from them…

    REPLY
  • Elvis Presley says:

    October 28th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    If you fall for this kind of CRAP you need your head examined

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Wandy says:

    October 26th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    I am a high performing bidder on zbiddy. I can’t disclose my bidder name but have won numerous items! I received some low cost prizes – i.e -$20 Dunkin Donuts Gift Card, $25 Barnes n Noble Gift Card

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Sam says:

    October 26th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Omg, I just received the same email:

    Hello,

    Somebody else just bought it from me, but I will show you where I bought it from. My husband and i grabbed four brand new ones on tryzdibby.com ,and have been selling them here as well as on ebay to make additional money.

    Recently, not many people have been bidding so it’s not that hard to win. The secret is to bid only when the counter is at 3 seconds and you just win more or less every time. If we can do this anybody can.

    All the best

    Sharon

    So happy I looked this up first!

    REPLY

    Amal says:
    November 1st, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Today I revived another email form the same company, but different person.

    Hey there, I am sorry about the late email, but a old lady already bought it and picked it up. You may want to try and get one where I bought mine at. It is a auction site a lot like ebay which has quite a few of them.

    I’m usually able to buy them there for $160. I think it’s so affordable because the site is newer and plus there are not many bidders yet. But anyways, I would advise you shop there in case your still interested in buying one. The site is known as z-Biddyelectronics.com (Pretty sure they call themselves zBiddy). I recently took a look at it and it seems as if they may have one ending fast and the bid is at $52 so far.

    Hope this helps you! If you’d like advice drop me a e-mail whenever you want and Ill gladly help out! :)

    Erica

    Also Remember to use the coupon code Bonus50 so you can get 50 more bids for free rather than forking out an additional $25 for getting bid packs!

    Andrew says:
    November 1st, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    I just got the exact same email to the word after responding to a craigslist add for an iPad. Sharon must work for them or something.

    Amal says:
    November 1st, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Me too, I received same email.

    Hey,

    A man just purchased this from me, but I would tell you where I bought it from. I picked up three brand new ones on tryzdibby.com ,and have been reselling them here and on ebay to get additional money.

    Recently, not many people have been bidding so it’s easy to win. The key is usually to bid only when the counter hits 4 secs and you win practically every time. If we can do this anybody can.

    Good luck

    Sharon

    Merlin says:
    October 28th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    I actually got the same message, after emailing a post on Craigslist asking some questions!
    Thanks for your sharing :) Now I know I shouldn’t “sign up” :)


    Hello,
    Someone just bought it from me, but I will show you where I bought it from. We grabbed three brand new ones on tryzdibby.com ,and have been getting rid of them here as well as on ebay to make extra income.

    Lately, a small number of people have been bidding so it’s not that hard to win. The key is always to bid only if the counter is at 4 seconds and you just win more or less every time. If we can do it anybody can.

    Good luck
    Sharon

  • Rating
      
    BRENDA WILSON says:

    October 26th, 2012 at 12:53 am

    OCTOBER 25, 2012

    I feel that Zbiddy is a scam i have paid out over $258.00 with the wins that comes with this company. I feel that I should be able to get most of money back sense I have not received any of the wins. The $99.00 and the $59.00 was hidden. I really like to cancel my contract with this company.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Jason says:

    October 25th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Wow! Won the first auction I bid on Zbiddy.com! Crazy!

    REPLY

    stevenco76 says:
    November 4th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    You work for this piece of crap company, don’t you??? Amazing how there are all of these horror stories that are identical and you somehow are the only person out of hundreds that have posted on here that not only had a good experience with zbiddy,but you won an auction… And on your very first try as well. You are probably one of two things… 1) a magical leprechaun with a rainbow shooting out of your butt, or 2) an employee of zbiddy with a futile attempt in counteracting the truth being written on here. Since I’m not a 4 year old with an excessive drooling problem… I’m gonna venture to say it’s the second option. Dirtbag, get a real job and stop stealing from people.

  • Rating
      
    kim says:

    October 25th, 2012 at 9:12 am

    this zbiddy is rip off and b.s.
    wasted my 159 dollars.
    don’t even thinking about trying it.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    penny says:

    October 24th, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    I found the auction to be played out way way too long. the exorbitant amount for each bid that cost you 60cents to increase one cent reddiculous there really is no real value to the site I can see

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Hasu says:

    October 22nd, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    I stumbled on a blog about how great that website is and it never mentioned a fee. I was about to register because it looked so good but as soon as I saw that they wanted my credit info before I even made a bid I looked it up. I’m so glad I did!

    REPLY

    MEGAN says:
    November 1st, 2012 at 10:34 am

    STAY AWAY FROM THESE SITES!!!!!

    ashleigh says:
    October 29th, 2012 at 10:43 am

    I didnt have the chance to look it up , and as soon as i registered and wast STUPID enough to give them my card info, they took $99 from my account, when i called them demanding my money back they told me they would only credit 50%

    Justin says:
    October 25th, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    I DID THE SAME THING!!! SO glad I looked it up

  • Rating
      
    Want my refund! says:

    October 22nd, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    I called them to cancel many times, but always got the voice mail.
    The online agent said she is not authorized to cancel the account
    and I should call. But no one is returning the calls.

    She said “they are having high volume of calls”
    And I said “That is a bad sign!”

    I think we should just keep calling and keep them busy.
    But with the markups they are earning people ($4800 for a $1000 item
    (see Darryl’s post on October 21st, 2012 at 1:18 pm), we won’t
    be able to make a dent. :-(

    REPLY
  • Out of patience says:

    October 22nd, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    I asked the online agent to arrange a call back.
    She said, she will do it but it will take 5 to 7 days
    to receive a call back from them.

    They want their customers to die out before they cancel their account.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Nicole says:

    October 22nd, 2012 at 11:22 am

    I received that same email from magdaleneloth15@hotmail.com, claiming their name was Sharon. Total scam, don’t fall for it! These people are just as bad as the individual that stole my iPhone to begin with. Here was the email:

    Hey,

    Someone else just bought this from me, however i can show you where I purchased it from. We grabbed 5 brand new ones on tryzdibby.com .We’ve been getting rid of them here and also on ebay to get extra cash.

    Recently, very few people have been bidding so it’s simple to win. The key is usually to bid only if the counter hits 3 seconds and you win essentially every time. If I can do it right anybody can.

    All the best !

    Sharon

    REPLY

    Val L says:
    November 1st, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Got the same email. Hate these fakes and scammers!

    Hollie says:
    October 24th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    I received the same e-mail!!

  • Rating
      
    FooledByTheDishonest says:

    October 22nd, 2012 at 12:14 am

    Here is the email I received.
    The genius also gives me a lot of details of how to save money.
    I should have suspected something was fishy….
    I am glad I didn’t use any of the bids I purchased.
    I will fight to get my money back:

    PS: And who knows if all bids in the last 10 seconds are
    legitimate? May be they are pretending some/most of them to
    keep you in the game!

    From: “Richard Cochrane”
    Subject: Re: MACBOOk for sale!
    Reply-To: richard.b.cochrane@live.com

    Hey,

    Sorry for the late reply, I just met someone up and sold it.

    If your still looking for a good deal, you should check out http://www.zbiddywarehouse.com/ItemID=893215/auctions.php

    I got mine from there..It’s a site similar to ebay but bids are 50c and go up by 1c or so..I just wait until the timer is under 3 and price is over 10..Sometimes I had to do it once or twice, but it ended up working pretty well. I ended up getting 2 of them for about $70 each.

    Hope I was able to help,

    Richard

    Also- use the coupon code bonus50 so you get 50 free bids..Saves a little bit of money

    REPLY

    Tom Sampson, says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Same dude did the same thing to me when I responded to a Craig’s List ad for an iPad.
    ———————————-
    Re: 16 gigabyte wifi only ipad 2 – $265 (Houston)

    Hey,

    Sorry for the late reply, I just met someone up and sold it.

    If your still looking for a good deal, you should check out
    http://www.zbiddywarehouse.com/ItemID=893215/auctions.php

    I got mine from there..It’s a site similar to ebay but bids are 50c
    and go up by 1c or so..I just wait until the timer is under 3 and
    price is over 10..Sometimes I had to do it once or twice, but it ended
    up working pretty well. I ended up getting 2 of them for about $70
    each.

    Hope I was able to help,

    Richard

    Also- use the coupon code bonus50 so you get 50 free bids..Saves a
    little bit of money

    MEGAN says:
    November 1st, 2012 at 10:39 am

    When I receive these type of emails they go into “spam” folder. If it sounds to good to be true it most likely is. Better off buying from store where you know your safe.

  • Rating
      
    Gary says:

    October 21st, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    They are a plain and simple on line deception. They require your credit card information (on line) to bid and charge $99.00 to your account. If they stole cash out of your wallet they would go to jail, but from your debit card you simply LOSE it!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Fran says:

    October 21st, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    So,had the same problem with them charging the $99 without my knowledge. Looked through the terms and conditions and saw it was nonrefundable. I thought I had misread so I started using the bids…waste of time. I am going to call to try to get a refund or report to BBB:(

    REPLY

    Russell says:
    October 22nd, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Tell me about the $99 fee I have not seen it anywhere on their website nor have I been charged that (I have not placed a bid yet)I won 50 fee bids on their rookie site and purchased them for 1.85 and accedintally bought their 29.99 bid pack along with it. I called customer service the guy refunded my 29.99 promptly and gave me 50 free bids. So if i’m missing somthing please let me know. Also I realize they mostly have crap on their website and very few high end items and is really next to impossible to win the good stuff but timing and self control go along way. I created the zbiddy account 12/22/2012

  • Rating
      
    Darryl says:

    October 21st, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    These sites make a fortune on bid fees. If you figure it out, on a penny increase per bid, if the item sells for $80.00 that means there were 8000 bids placed and at $0.60 per bid that is charged to their customers, that means the bidding site made $4,800 for selling bids for that auction. This sounds more like gambling to me where the House always wins. Unless I am looking at this in the wrong way, this seams to be a huge scam.

    REPLY

    clint says:
    November 1st, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Yep, the internet provides the potential of a huge audience of bidders without which there would be no potential to profit in this manner. The items don’t even have to be close-outs in order to be afforded for sale at substantial discount as the bids will easily pay for the item. I wanted to ask ZBIDDY customer service who wins an item if the winner doesn’t properly accept the win,,, I never got a response while in the chat session.

    Mathematician says:
    October 22nd, 2012 at 12:06 am

    You are definitely right!

  • Rating
      
    Bullshit says:

    October 20th, 2012 at 12:32 am

    I received the same email in Huntsville, AL. Saw ad on craigslist for ipad2, inquired about it and they said a relative already purchased it from them but I could get it from that place. Glad I checked this out, seemed too good to be true here is the email below as you can see its also signed Sharon but the email came from jacklynvarquera@hotmail.com

    Hey,

    A friend just purchased this from me, however i would show you where I got it from. We picked up four new ones on tryzdibby.com ,and have been getting rid of them here as well as on ebay to make additional cash.

    Lately, very few people have been bidding so it’s not that hard to win. The trick is to bid when the counter hits 2 seconds so you win just about every time. If we can do it right anybody can.

    Best of luck

    Sharon

    REPLY

    Relieved says:
    October 21st, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    I am so glad I read this. I got the same email and thought about trying it. Usually if its too good to be true it is.

    Don't do it. says:
    October 21st, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    OMG SHE WROTE ME THAT TOO!!! I WAS LOOKING ON CRAIGSLIST FOR AN IPHONE AND I COULDBT FIND ONE SO I WENT FOR THE IPAD (keep in mind I live in Louisiana) I WROTE THEM AND TEYSAID THEY JUST SOLD IT BUT THEYLL TELL ME WHERE I GOT IT FROM. “Hey there,

    Someone just bought it from me, however i can show you where I got it from. We grabbed 5 new ones on tryzdibby.com .We’ve been reselling them here and on ebay to get additional cash.

    Recently, not many people have been bidding so it’s simple to win. The trick is usually to bid only if the counter is at 2 seconds and you just win pretty much every time. If we can do it anybody can.

    Best of luck

    Sharon”

  • Rating
      
    Henry says:

    October 18th, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    one month latter and have not receive the winnings. I have tried to talk to someone without any sucess.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Rich says:

    October 16th, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    I looked at the Zbiddy site today to see what it was all about. They showed some things for sale but you could not bid on anything without registering. In hind site, the initial items were a come on. So I went through the registration process and then looked over the stuff for auction. I was unimpressed so I logged off. I did not try to make a bid on anything. Later on I decided to google Zbiddy and found this site where I discovered they have charged a fee of $159 in the past and they are trying to charge a registration fee of $99 to me that was never mentioned any where that I saw. This, in my view, is a total scam and I plan to contest the $99 charge through my credit card company. Spread the word, it is the only way to stop this. I also plan to file a complaint as soon as I determine the appropriate government agency.

    REPLY

    Emily says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Did you ever get your refund? Please email me at princessmy0218@hotmail.com. I need to get my money back. I feel so stupid for not reading it all the way thru. I just wanted to get my fiancé an iPad :/

    Rich says:
    October 16th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    After a discussion with their customer service I got this in an email

    Dear richard,


    Your refund for amount $99.00 has been processed. You should see the refund in your account in 5-7 business days, depending on your financial institution.



    Please feel free to contact us for any further queries.

    


Regards,

Penny Garcia
billing@zbiddy.com

  • Rating
      
    bibek says:

    October 15th, 2012 at 10:38 am

    It’s a scamming company. They post advertisements on craigslists for ipads and iphones. After you contact them you’d tell you that the item is sold already but I bought this item at tryzdibby.com blah blah blah….
    Here’s their email:
    Hey there,

    Someone else just bought this from me, but I can also tell you where I purchased it from. My husband and i grabbed three brand new ones on tryzdibby.com ,and have been selling them here as well as on ebay to make extra cash.

    Lately, a small number of people have been bidding so it’s really easy to win. The secret is always to bid only when the counter hits 3 secs so you win just about every time. If we can do this anybody can.

    All the best

    Sharon

    REPLY

    ANGRY! says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 1:09 am

    :( I fell for the stupid email too UGH why didn’t I read this earlier!!!!!! >:( so has anyone gotten their money back or no??

    LO says:
    October 21st, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    I got the same reply today in response to a Portland Oregon craigslist posting…

    AD says:
    October 21st, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Wow. I’m glad I found this. I was about to register. Got this response as well.

    “Hi there, I apologize for the late reply, but a old lady already got it and picked it up. You may want to try and get one where I bought mine at. It is a auction site identical to ebay that has a lot of them.

    I’m lucky enough to buy them there for less than $160. I think it’s so inexpensive because the website is more recent and also there aren’t a large amount of bidders yet. Anyways, I’d recommend you shop there if you are still in need of one. The site is known as zBiddyPenny.com (I’m sure they call them selves zBiddy). I recently checked and it seems like they have 1 ending fast and the bid is at $54 so far.

    Hope this will help you!! If you’d like advice send me a email anytime & I’ll be happy to help out! :D

    Erica

    P.S. Make sure you take advantage of the coupon code Bonus50 so you can get fifty more bids for free instead of forking out another $25 for getting bid packs!”

    haas says:
    October 18th, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    I also got this in Texas, 10/18/2012

    Hey there,

    A woman just bought it from me, however i can tell you where I bought it from. We picked up 4 brand new ones on tryzdibby.com .We’ve been selling them here as well as on ebay to get extra cash.

    Recently, very few people have been bidding so it’s really easy to win. The trick is always to bid when the counter is at 2 secs and you just win pretty much every time. If we can do it anybody can.

    All the best !

    Sharon

    Ny says:
    October 18th, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Got the same response in Rochester, NY. Crazy people out there.

    Raj says:
    October 17th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Thanks, I received the same email about craigs list item,and did some research to find this porting, Glad that I am reading this.

    AM says:
    October 16th, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    I got the same reply today in response to a Denver craigslist posting…glad I did my research!!!

    MA says:
    October 16th, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Good luck all — I got the exact response to an ad posted in the Phoenix AZ craigslist — received 10/16/12. Hopefully buyers will take the time to do their homework before providing any CC info.

  • Rating
      
    kimberly says:

    October 15th, 2012 at 10:30 am

    I think ZBIDDY is a scam

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    jean says:

    October 13th, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    My own fault for not checking it out. But it came to me as if it were from Overstock, whom I’ve done business with for years. So I signed up even though thinking it odd that they were asking me right away for my CC. I called and the 99$ was reduced to 29. But had I been diligent and read this site I’d not have joined at all.

    REPLY

    Qv4u says:
    October 20th, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    I had this exact same occurrence and there is nothing in the terms & conditions that gave an amount to be charged.

    Trixie says:
    October 18th, 2012 at 8:49 am

    It came to me too as overstock and we have purchased from that site. Even if you would of read more info on the site itself you would not have been aware of the 99.00 charge. I have read it over twice and still nothing on that.

  • Rating
      
    ronjan98 says:

    October 13th, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    This is like a broken record, for I too have been ripped for $99. I did call their number immediately and got into with a lady that was speaking with a very heavy accent making it difficult to understand. After threatening them to call my credit card company they decided to refund my money in 2 to 4 days. We’ll see.

    REPLY

    Emily says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Did you ever get your refund!?!?! Please email me at princessemmy0218@hotmail.com and let me know. I can’t affor to lose $99

  • Rating
      
    Steaming in SM says:

    October 13th, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    There is a second problem you should all be aware of. Before I even considered signing up I looked at their privacy policy. Holy crap! They share everything with everyone basically. I have never seen such an egregious policy. I called customer service to ask if there was a way to opt put of them sharing my information, they told me NO.

    BEWARE, IF YOU JOIN YOU WILL GET YOURSELF PLACED ON EVERY TELEMARKETING, AND SPAM SITE THAT WILL PAY THEM A CENT.

    Needless to say, I will not be a customer. I am particularly pissed that by doing live chat to ask them about it, they got my email address (required for chat). Then when I called from my phone to get THAT email removed, I discovered they were also able to capture my number even though its BLOCKED!

    REPLY

    curious george says:
    October 18th, 2012 at 10:31 am

    I used to work for a research center that involved cold calling people, if you tell this people to “stop calling you and take you off their list” they are required to do so by law.

    And also, thank goodness for this forum!!!

  • Emy S. says:

    October 12th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Yep. I just had the same problem with zbiddy.com as well. They charged me 99 bucks without telling me they were going to charge me 99 bucks and then they took me through this long process to make me get my money back. Terrible.

    REPLY

    ANGRY! says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 12:51 am

    Wait, so you did end up getting it back???? Can u please tell me how??! THey just did that to me I’m so mad angry and sad :(

  • Rating
      
    ThatsMyName18 says:

    October 12th, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    I got ripped off $99 bucks too. Talked to “Kathy” on the chat service, and she told me to call so u could get my full refund. So, i called and they gave me all these deals i refused them and told them that in the chat they said if i called i could fet a full refund. She told me to hold while she spoke to the supervisor. She came back told me Kathy didnt say that (how did she know i spoke to kathy if i didnt mention her) but that the supervisor agreed to give me a full refund. They gave me the confirmation same as the one that was confirming the purchase of the bids i didnt agree on buying.

    Hopefully you guys can get your money back. Just keep insisting……Good Luck….Peace

    REPLY
  • Monica says:

    October 12th, 2012 at 7:46 am

    I’m giving all of you 5 stars….. I’m on a tight budget, and was going to do this to say money but still be able to afford Christmas presents. Thanks to all of you’re reviews…. I didn’t. God Bless you all.

    REPLY

    SPELLCHECK says:
    October 17th, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    …was going to do this to SAVE money …

    ….Thanks to all of YOUR reviews….

  • Rating
      
    Chelsea says:

    October 11th, 2012 at 4:54 am

    I also had a problem with Zbiddy, I accidentally selected the wrong package. It was the $99.00, I contacted the customer service and explained my budget and I couldn’t afford it and if she can switched it to the 29.99. She said that it’d be ready the next day. So, I woke up to find that she lied, so I went to Billguard.com. It had the 5 day business day wait, but so worth it. I got my 99 bucks refund back. If anyone had my kind of issue with accidental purchase or any other charges without your acknowledgment just go to BillGuard.com and they will get your money back.

    REPLY

    Houa says:
    October 11th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    How/when did you know you got your money back? cause i got scam like you too. I was soo worried..i think they took out 200 and i was wondering how could i not have the account on zbiddy ? Can i deactivate it?

  • Rating
      
    carl says:

    October 10th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    jesus christ, people can be really stupid, it takes like 10 minutes to read the terms and conditions where everything is explained, but people just go and enter cc info without thinking, this is really sad, dont be lazy and read so you avoid misunderstandings

    REPLY

    Danielle says:
    October 21st, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Carl I think it is ignorant and stupid of you for jumping to conclusions and not reading the websites terms and conditions before posting your judgmental comment…… I, like most of these people read, read the “small print” and no where does it state anything about the 99$ fee however I thought it was suspicious and took it upon myself to read the reviews. Thank god for the people that post the reviews ( which is what the forum is for) so that people do not get taken adavatage of … I’m curious.. If you think these people are so stupid and lazy Mr. Judgmental what led you to this forum to begin with????

    Trixie says:
    October 18th, 2012 at 8:47 am

    I read the terms and conditions and yes it did say no refund, but did not tell you the price of the packages and that when you go thru the registration it does not tell you that your card will be charged. I was lucky because I stopped when they asked for my CC info and decided to read up on the reviews if there was any. I am glad my gut stopped me or maybe it was the Holy Spirit. Thank you to all who have written a comment and I will pray that you get your money back and that you all can stop this from happening to someone else.

  • Rating
      
    anjella says:

    October 10th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    I was not aware of my purchase because usually the company verifies with you before finalizing the sale. They do not disclose of the fact that all purchases are non-refundable either.
    So when I called to ask for a refund they offered me restaurant coupons, and when I told them that I would like a full refund since I was unaware of this sale, they told me the best they can do is give me a 75% refund.
    I have never heard of a company not refunding a sale due to the fact that there was no confirmation of the sale being made and especially when it was within ten minutes of the unknowingly purchase.

    According to the FTC:

    An online company should:
    ***use hyperlink styles consistently so that consumers know when a link is available;
    ***place the hyperlink near relevant information and make it noticeable;
    ***take consumers directly to the disclosure on the click-through page;
    ***assess the effectiveness of the hyperlink

    ****Display disclosures prior to purchase and must Display visual disclosures for duration sufficient for consumers to notice, read and understand them. ****

    They do no such thing. I am even considering making a complaint to the FTC about them not disclosing any of that the facts and misleading me and not helping me since it was my first time on the website. And since there was nothing stating otherwise, didn’t think that the refund policy would be different than others.
    I hate when people just try to rip people off.

    This company is not fair and disregards their consumer’s best interest.
    i think i will file a complaint since i see im not the first that happened to!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    jiikuk says:

    October 8th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    ZBIDDY- They are a rip off i don’t care what anybody says they are a scam. People that work for this site grow up get a life. Stop taking peoples money

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Stephanie Bose says:

    October 8th, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    I was also a victim of registering and was charged a $99 fee with out knowledge. There were no buttons to exit out of screen that asks for you Name, Email and credit card information. I complained to their Customer Service. Supposedly I am to get a refund. They gave me a confirmation number. I called my credit card to dispute the charge, just to be on the safe side. Viewers/Buyers beware!

    REPLY

    Tracey says:
    October 8th, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Stephanie,
    I have also had the same experience. Please let me know how it works out for you.

    Thanks
    Tracey

  • Rating
      
    maleman85 says:

    October 8th, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    I was scammed by ZBiDDy also i bought the 119.00 package and never won a thing useless the bids,they mostly sell you more bids and bid packages otherwise they have junk the same junk they had four months ago what a rip off.anyway i bid so much i automatically was able to purchase the note book for 74.00 plus a load of bids equal to that amount,so i paid twice.They said i would receive my note book in 10 days,almost a month passed when Zbiddy called to say they were going to send it i told them to drop dead and i was declining payment on my credit card. What a rip off stay away from this site.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    maleman85 says:

    October 8th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    i got my money back

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Mary says:

    October 8th, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    I was already typing in my credit card details… The Holy spirit just told me to check the reviews before i hit the send button and I was able to read all this reviews.. Omg…. It felt like i escaped death…lol… God bless you all for putting this information out there.. God bless inbtwn i am so sorry you all had to go thru all this… So helpful…

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Paul says:

    October 6th, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    If they send spam continuously which they do, they probably are not legit.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Jennifer says:

    October 5th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    I want to thank each one of you for your posts on here! I think each one of you just saved me a lot of frustration! I was just getting ready to enter my credit card information and figured that I would check reviews first. THANK GOD! Sorry for everyone’s problems with this company, but, you did just help me.

    REPLY

    Salena says:
    October 7th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Ditto! I almost did, then thought…..better check to see what the people say. And everybody appears to have gone through more than their share of irritation. Thanks, all of you posters, for your info and advice!

  • Rating
      
    Lisa says:

    October 5th, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    I was able to obtain a full refund but I called immediately after I realized that I had to buy bids. I thought I was bidding and that whatever I paid would be billed to my credit card.

    I completely misunderstood how this site worked and discovered that I had been charged $99 just by signing up. I won’t pay for anything that I don’t authorize. The Customer Service number for ZBiddy is 1-877-403-6981. I called this number and was told that I had “selected” the $99 package when I signed up. I did not and refused to acknowledge that I had done so. The representative tried to sell me 250 bids for $25 but I told him that I wanted a full refund. He told me he wasn’t sure he could do that but that he would speak with his supervisor. I was put on hold and then the rep came back and told me that the refund had been authorized and provided a confirmation number. So if you want a refund, just keep pushing.

    I think this company may have been contacted by legal authorities because its business practices are very suspect. If you insist upon a refund, you should be able to get one. If you want to report the site in your state, call the Attorney General. The Better Business Bureau cannot provide you with any help at all.

    REPLY

    Sofía says:
    October 8th, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    I just called that zbiddy Customer service number provided by Lisa and I was strong until the end and the Cust Rep then had no more option than to refund me. He gave me the confirmation number of the refund. Hopefully I see that refund post it in my acct in the next 24 hrs. But like Lisa said be strong firm!!

    ashley says:
    October 7th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    WOW, Same thing happened to me. I called as soon as I saw I purchased 250 bids, tried and tried and tried to get all my money refunded, and after a while of trying all I could get was $75 back, $50 dinner cert and 260 bids. this is just crap! happy you were able to get all your money back, however I wasnt and am still pissed.

  • fellforittoo says:

    October 3rd, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    hey guys– if you want a full refund call the support center. you have to be VERY FIRM. DO NOT BACK DOWN, DO NOT SETTLE!!! they are going to try and give you “free things” but the “free” things are scams such as more free bids or a RESTAURANTS.COM gift card (this gift card is also a scammed like product–check out reviews!)
    then they’ll eventually offer to credit you part of your refund and they say it’s all that they can do. IT”S NOT!! DO NOT SETTLE until you get your FULL REFUND!!!

    they will eventually give up as long as you remain firm.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Unhappy in NJ says:

    October 3rd, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    I signed up yesterday and was automatically charged $99. I did not purchase anything for the $99. Upon receiving an email from them, I called within seconds an spoke to someone named David. David has a foreign accent and said $99 was non-refundable. I repeatedly insisted on a full refund. He tried every tactic possible $100 gas card, restaurant card, fee bids, etc. I repeated insisted on talking to a supervisor or manager who David stated was on another call. 15 mins into call, David offered me $45 refund which I declined. 20 mins into call, David offered me $75 refund which I declined. It wasn’t until I informed David that I work for a law firm did he finally agree to refund my money in 7-10 days. I refused and said I would stay on phone until I received confirmation email that my card had been credited the $99. He kept asking me to check my spam which I refused to do since I had 3 emails from them in the last 10 mins regarding charging my account. Finally after 28 mins. I received the confirmation email. The charge was initially pending on my credit card but now has disappeared. I will continue to check my card online to make sure they do not attempt to charge anything else.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Tom says:

    October 3rd, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Zbiddy.com cannot be trusted. Although the introduction says you can join for free, they managed to slip in a $99 charge when I registered. I noticed it on my credit card, when to their website, and sent them an email through THEIR website to refund the charge and close my account. They did not respond. When I contacted them by telephone, they said I had to cancel within 7 days and they did not get the email. They tried to give me various offers to keep me registered, but I told them since they charged me $99 and now claim they did not get a message sent through their own website, I could not trust them. They finally refunded only half the money. Join Zbiddy.com only if you want to get ripped off.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    mrs. L says:

    October 2nd, 2012 at 11:41 am

    PCH directed me to Zbiddy, and maintain that they approve of Zbiddy marketing techniques, with a condescending attitude, when I called to inform them of the behavior of Zbiddy. Zbiddy “free” registration ended up in them immediately billing me for $99., and then refused to refund my money. they had “gift cards” to give, that require over 10 weeks of regular interaction on Zbiddy auction or requirement to spend 35 to 50 dollars, plus the 18% gratuity, for use of a $25 gift card at a few limited restaurants. Deceptive business practices with unrelenting refusal for refund from Zbiddy customer service. And the PCH representative I spoke to seemed agitated to hear about it. I will never purchase from PCH, and will delete their emails from now on. I will tell anyone who will listen that I was lured and fooled by Zbiddy!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    jlynn says:

    September 30th, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    sad to say but i was in the same boat as most of you. signed up and was billed the 99 bucks. called the support line and just kept asking for a full refund and saying that i would never use their site. took about 15 minutes but eventually was told i would be refunded my full amount. i have my confirmation number and was told it would be 5 to 7 business days so i guess its just a waiting game to see if it goes through or if i call back.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    No I give my name to anyone says:

    September 29th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    I received a text message on my cell. When I put in the URL, it redirected me to ZBiddy. When I connected to their Live Chat to complain, customer service rep “Martha” said they did not send messages via text. When I typed the message I had received, I was disconnected immediately from the chat. I have emailed their SPAM link. I will probably not get results, I probably will just get tons of SPAM….good thing I have a great email filter :)

    Still, I would like to know how they got my cell phone number. Prepaid phones do not fair well with SPAM texting :(

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Khouli says:

    September 28th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    They ripped me $99 as subscription, and their promise of getting anything at low price is not correct.
    You’ll never be able to get anything because there are bidders all the time, and they are collecting thousands and thousands from scammed people like me for items that worth just few hundreds bucks.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    crowleyguy says:

    September 28th, 2012 at 11:26 am

    It seems that the only thing this site sells is more bid vouchers. Some folks continue to bid on an item even after they have exceeded the value of the item, which is inflated.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Ericia says:

    September 28th, 2012 at 1:36 am

    I just signed up the other day and it did ask me for a credit card during the second step of registering. I will, however, say that you do not need to buy anything up front. I closed out the tab and checked my email to find my login information so I signed in a looked around, used the wheel and won some bids but have not won anything. Honestly, I do not think I will win anything and I won’t buy any bids. Given the awesome :/ reviews here I think I won’t even bother with the site anymore.
    I also got an email for their rookie site in which they give you 25 bids for ‘free’. I won a package of 50 bids and a cruise for 2 to the bahamas. It then wanted to me to sign up with the site, which I thought I was already registered and pay the 2.22 + 9.99 processing. I talked with a chat person that seemed to be very clueless and didn’t even know any information regarding the cruise and prompted me to call a number for the cruise people. I stated that it seemed a bit scammy that you don’t know about the stuff you have on your site, that was the key to the presentation of the information I asked for in the first place as if she all of a sudden found it. I decided not to register with the site and pay to claim my prize because this employee had no clue how to do her job which told me the site was a scam. Behold I search zbiddy reviews and find all these ‘glowing’ reviews.

    REPLY
  • Diane says:

    September 26th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    I fell for their scam, I am a disabled 80 year old widow who thought I would like to look at the auction site before I joined. But, I had to sign up in order for me to view it. There were 3 options there to purchase none at $99.99, foolishly I signed up and immediately was notified that my account was debited for $99.99, I immediately called Zbiddy and talked to a customer service rep. who talked so fast that I could understand a word she said. I told her that I did not want to join the auction and wanted my money returned, which she could not do. After discussing this for approximate 15 minutes, she said she would talk to her supervisor, came by with this “because I can tell you are a good person, we can refund you $45.50. Also, gift certifcates to a restaurant etc, to date I have not received 1 cent. If this is not a scam, I don’t know what is.
    I plan on calling the BBB and telling everyone I know that this auction is a scam. Wish I had read these complaints before I was Stupid!!!!!!!!!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    cathy says:

    September 26th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    rip off, took $99 On free bids, when I was bidding on a computer. don’t try it!!!!!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    SCAMMMM says:

    September 25th, 2012 at 11:40 am

    BIGGGGGGEST SCAM EVER! I’m surprised they haven’t been shut down yet WTF

    REPLY
  • john says:

    September 25th, 2012 at 11:09 am

    so has anyone really gotten their full refund yet?
    i’m still waiting on mine and noticed they charged me an extra $0.24 for NOTHING
    i know it’s such a small amount, but it’s still wrong.. it’s STEALING MY MONEY.

    REPLY

    Salena says:
    October 7th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    John – regarding the 24 cents – you may want to watch your account (I realize this was a post you made last month, but just in case….), make sure no other small amounts have been made to them. Go to your bank and dispute the amount, tell them even though it’s really tiny, you are concerned there’s a possibility of multiple small charges that add up to a big charge. Just be financially safe.

  • Rating
      
    Renee says:

    September 24th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    This is the worst site that I have ever been on. I have complained to customer service to no avail. They advertise IPADS 2 going for $32.00, the last 6 auctions for IPADS have gone for over $300.00 a piece. I believe that this is a scam, that they use bots to increase the bidding. I will be contacting the attorney general in my state about this site. It is false advertising at the very least. Your computer freezes up when you think that you have won, and the auctions go on and on.

    Please Do Not Go To This Site!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

    REPLY
  • reesa says:

    September 24th, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    so i just got off the phone with customer service. was on the phone for a good 45 minutes. did not back down and was VERY firm– kept fighting for my money back…
    eventually got a verbal commitment and confirmation numbers that my card was credited back to me

    keep fighting and don’t settle no matter what

    first he kept saying he wasn’t going to give it back to me
    then he tried to offer me a $100 gift card from restaurants.com
    then he said he could only credit back one purchase
    and i kept fighting and finally said he’ll give me full refund.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Judy jones says:

    September 24th, 2012 at 8:57 am

    I do not know how they got my cellphone number, but i received a text at 4:57 am. Do not appreciate being woken ip at that hour for advertising.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Zbiddy Hater says:

    September 23rd, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Hindsight is 20/20. I just checked my account and I was never charged the $99 that others were. Whew! But I did spend a little bit of money on the site and never won a thing. Every time I need to bid to win it says bid not valid and the next person wins. It’s happened to me 7 TIMES! It’s unreal. I’m trying to see what this bid guarantee is but I’ve been waiting to talk to customer service via chat for 40 minutes.

    Like others I did receive an e-mail from Sharon telling me about the site. I signed up because I wanted an iPad and with the Save50 coupon and a small bid pack I got a hundred or so bids for $15.00. I realized how fast they went and ended up bidding on a bid pack. Those of course I won, but nothing else. It seemed I was bidding against the same people regardless if it was a Cheesecake Factory giftcard or and iPad.

    I usually know better and google everything before I try it but I have learned my lesson. This site is definitely a scam. Reading their terms of agreement is quite an interesting read too.

    REPLY
  • alice says:

    September 23rd, 2012 at 7:36 am

    So I didnt check the reviews first and now have a bunch of restaurant certificates.Can anybody tell me how to redeem them? or how to go about getting my money back.

    Is there anybody who has ever been able to redeem the certificates??

    REPLY

    Keith says:
    September 29th, 2012 at 7:32 am

    I have redeemed the restaurant certificates check your email then go to Restaurant.com. I also won hotel cards and used them and saved some money on a hotel stay.Other than that the Ipads and computers and most of the gift cards are bid up to there value or higher after paying fees and shipping.P.S. I have only paid approx $15.00 for bids and everything I won.

    reesa says:
    September 24th, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    call and get your money back. it takes a bit of fighting for it but if you don’t back down– they will eventually give you a refund…. this website is a scam.

  • Rating
      
    Matt says:

    September 21st, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Update for review – Earlier I described how I avoided paying any $99 charges for bids when I registered. I just ignored the “buy bids” page that came up. And then I did a “Spin the Wheel” and used the bid I won from spinning the wheel to bid on a pack of bids at a discounted rate. The cost for my first $150 bids was a total of $16.21, I believe. And I said that I would watch my cc account to make sure that’s all that ended up being charged. I now have confirmation. So far, everything has gone exactly as it should.

    Now, with that said, you still have to realize that every bid you place is costing you something. Be sure you don’t bid on anything whose value you haven’t had proper time to analyze by looking down to the description and finding out what the transaction fees are and stuff like that. And then determine how many bids you are willing to place to win whatever item you’re after. Calculate the cost of your bids into the cost of the item. Don’t bid crazy and end up paying more than it’s worth. So far, I’ve spent about $0.40 of my bids and ended up with $90 worth of items (so after paying the price on them of about $15, I’m still $75 in the positive in terms of assets). However, I can see how this could easily become addictive and wasteful, like gambling.

    They do have a “Buy It Now” option that makes it so that, if you’re willing to pay full price but hoping to pay less for an item (say an iPad), you can spend $100 bucks of bids and, if you still don’t win, just pay the difference in the cost of the item that you were planning to get anyway. It takes a little bit of the risk away, but only on items that you were planning to buy anyway.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Matt says:

    September 21st, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    [Adriana]
    Thank you for contacting our Customer Support. 
    My name is Adriana. how may I help you today?

    [Matt] I’m considering joining, but I’ve just read a bunch of really bad reviews.
    [Matt] But I’m still interested.
    [Matt] Is it true that my card will be charged $99 to start?
    [Matt] As long as I know what I’ll be charged up front, I can make an informed decision.
    [Adriana] To better assist you, may I have the email address with which you registered?

    [Matt] I did not register. That’s what I just said. “I’m considering joining.” I have not joined yet, because I need to be sure I know what will happen.
    [Matt] Hello?
    [Adriana] sorry, i´m still here
    [Adriana] The registration is for free, but for you to participate in the auctions it is necessary for you to buy bids. Each bid costs $0.60 and they come in packages.  Maybe you didn’t see it, but on the screen where you registered your Credit/Debit card information, at the left hand side of the page, the different bid packages offered were displayed, also at the top right, there was the summary of the transaction you were about to approve once you clicked on the “I’m ready to start winning” button.
    [Adriana] you dont need to type any card information
    [Matt] What is the lowest package price I may buy when registering and choosing a bid package?
    [Adriana] only your first, last name, email and zipcode
    [Matt] Ok. And that gets me registered so that I can observe how these things work?
    [Adriana] yes
    [Adriana]
    Here’s how it works :
    Register for free.
    Purchase your bids:
    Bids cost $0.60 each and they come in packs.
    Pick an auction:
    We have an exciting variety of items to choose from. All of the items auctioned on our site are brand new!
    Bid on an item:
    Each time you bid on an item, one bid will be deducted from your account and the auction price will increase $0.01. Note that once you place a bid, it is considered “used” and will not be returned to you.
    Place Bids to Win.  On the auction page you will see the bid button, current bid and the countdown timer.  If you are the last bidder when the timer reaches zero, YOU WIN!
    Please refer to “how it works”, “FAQs” and term and conditions for more information.

    [Matt] I understand that. I’ve just been reading zbiddy reviews, though, and they say that they were unknowingly charged $99.00. So I was wondering if there was some way to register without paying any money until I’m actually ready. It sounds like there is.

    Thank you.
    [Adriana] You are most welcome.
    [Adriana] Is there anything else that I can help you with today?
    [Matt] No, that’s all for now.
    [Adriana] Thank you for contacting ZBiddy Customer Support. Have a wonderful night!
    [Matt] You, too.
    [Adriana] bye

    ***
    Note: After this chat I only filled out the information Adriana mentioned. First name, last name, email and zip code. When the site directed me to a place where I could buy bids, I ignored it and instead chose to go to the “Spin the Wheel” feature (which registered users can do once per day to try to win bids). I won 1 bid ($0.60 – yay!). Then I went to the auctions and saw that there are auctions for bids at reduced prices. I bid on a 150 bid auction with my one bid and I won. So for $14.52 (plus a $2.59 transaction fee), I now have 150 bids instead of just 1. And they only cost me $0.10 each (roughly) instead of $0.60 each. Before I paid or entered any cc info, I had this conversation:

    ***
    [Nancy]
    Thank you for contacting our Customer Support. 
    My name is Nancy. how may I help you today?

    [Matt] I just started, and my first bid was on a 150 bid package.
    [Matt] Which I won.
    [Matt] Will it actually need to be shipped to me?
    [Matt] Or does it just credit my bid account when I pay?
    [Nancy] Yes Mat, once you have paid for the bid voucher, they will be automatically added on your account.
    [Matt] Ok, thanks.
    [Nancy] You are most welcome.
    ***

    So I went and entered my cc info. As others have mentioned, payment is quite abrupt. There’s not a confirmation screen in the sense that we usually mean confirmation, where the user confirms that he actually, definitely wants to make the purchase. Instead, it’s a screen where they confirm that you have paid successfully. So if you don’t want to buy something, do not enter your cc information and, if you do, do not press any buttons about going to the next step until you are certain. I’ll be watching my bank account closely to make sure that I only got charged what they told me. But at this point things look like they’re working honestly. I’m only going to give them a 3 on the rating for now to indicate that I’m still reserving judgment. I’ll try to report back, good or bad, after I can see what’s happening with my bank account (I just checked… nothing yet).

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Marc says:

    September 21st, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Please people, DO NOT FALL THESE SCAMMERS.
    Alll these penny auction sites are a complete and utter scam and i can’t understand why the FTC has not closed them down. They all pull the same trick by charging your CC (For Bids) as soon as you sign up.

    I had the same thing happen with quibids.com but luckily my CC company got the transaction reversed.

    Beware folks…

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Careful says:

    September 20th, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Today, I received an email from Overstocked Auctions. When I opened this email, it was from Zbiddy. I looked at their website a little bit and it sounded too good. I completed Step 1 of registration. In Step 2, they asked for credit card# and the security codes on the back of my credit card. This sounds suspicious since I have not bought anything. I immediately Google searched and read the above reviews. And decided to stop the registration process at Step 1. I just opened another website and saw more bad reviews for Zbiddy. Beware.

    REPLY

    ashley says:
    October 7th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    thats how they got me, a stupid email from overstock.com

  • Rating
      
    Laura Gray says:

    September 19th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    This company charged my card without my permission. I thought I was just checking out the site. THEN when I called immediately to cancel it and complain they talked me into receiving a $100 gas card. Instead – they sent me an email coupon for several $10 redemption. First you had to fill out the request for $10, then when you receive the coupon you have to get gas, then mail in the receipt and coupon to get $10. So – I have to do this 10 times? Well it doesn’t matter anyway – BECAUSE THEY NEVER RETURNED MY COUPON REQUEST!

    These people are con artists and thieves. I’m spreading the word!

    REPLY

    Zbiddy Hater says:
    September 23rd, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    I also received 2 emails from a craigslist inquiry. My emails came from Constance Teagarden and Carolyn Woolever. As you can see they were signed by Sharon. I went back and looked at my CC account and I wasn’t charged the $99. I signed up on the 21st and have won absolutely nothing. I always come in 2nd no matter what the auction is. It always says bid invalid when I need to bid to win. It’s such a waste of money and my time. I’ve been waiting to talk to customer service for 30 minutes via chat. They’ve given me a few coupon codes to cash in while I wait. I’m tying to find out about this bid guarantee and see if I can ever win.

    Hello,

    A girl just purchased it from me, but I can tell you where I purchased it from. We grabbed four brand new ones on tryzdibby.com ,and have been reselling them here and on ebay to make additional cash.

    Lately, a small number of people have been bidding so it�s really easy to win. The secret is to bid only if the counter is at 2 seconds and you win pretty much every time. If I can do it right anyone can.

    Best of luck

    Sharon

    Hello,

    Someone else just bought it from me, but I can show you where I bought it from. I grabbed 3 new ones on tryzdibby.com .We’ve been getting rid of them here and also on ebay to make extra cash.

    Lately, only a few people have been bidding so it’s pretty easy to win. The trick is to bid only when the counter is at 3 secs and you win nearly every time. If we can do this anyone can.

    Best of luck

    Sharon

    William says:
    September 20th, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Laura, I had the same experience in the last hour. I posted the chat below to show how they do not offer to refund your money. After this online chat I contacted the number provided and reached Ceaser, who offered the same, declined to transfer me to a supervisor then hung up. I called again said I wanted to speak to a supervisor because i was hung up on and then I was transfered to a sup. The sup tells me Ceaser (the guy who hung up) refunded my card. I got her agent info and reference numbers. Really for a site that is recommend by big name media , this site needs to be investigated more than promoted.
    Conversation below.

    Thank you for contacting our Customer Support.

    My name is Mary. how may I help you today?

    11:58:11 AM [william 31] i just signed up , overlooked the part where you automaticly charged my card. im unemployed i cant afford this please give me options to get at least a portion of my money back so i can close this account
    11:58:37 AM [Mary] It will be a pleasure to assist you today. May I please have the email address you used to register?
    11:58:51 AM [william 31] XXXXXXXX@gmail.com
    11:59:09 AM [Mary] While I pull up the account may I ask which item attracted you to register with us? Or was it the amazing savings?
    11:59:37 AM [william 31] some ad ware on my computer im about to remove
    12:00:35 PM [william 31] is this a live person
    12:01:55 PM [Mary] yes it is.
    12:02:19 PM [william 31] thank you, so far i dont trust this site so thanks for answering
    12:03:05 PM [william 31] so what are my options Mary
    12:03:45 PM [Mary] I located your account and I see the $99 is a onetime investment for one of our most popular bid packs; it is the Bid Pack Guaranteed; we are so sure you will win with us that we will reload all your bids as many times until you win!!
    If you exhaust all the bids and don’t have a win under your belt just log on to live chat and any of our representatives will be happy to replenish the 250 bids absolutely free no questions asked.
    12:04:37 PM [william 31] i just want my card credited back, and want to close my account
    12:09:07 PM [william 31] are u still there
    12:09:10 PM [Mary] William by visiting our Live Chat Team You are already a winner!
    I have a $50 voucher from restaurant.com and I will downgrade the package to $29, 99 meaning I will credit your card with $69, 01 and the best part is you get to keep all the credits! This is a onetime courtesy, a $150 dollar value for only $29, 99 and you still have $99 worth of bids towards the Buy it now option!!!
    12:09:45 PM [william 31] im not interested. im not going to use this site again.
    12:11:25 PM [william 31] just so you know I was a trainer for Sprint in the Retention department. I trained individuals to do what your offering me. I want to cancel this account, and have my card credited back .
    12:12:47 PM [william 31] i dont want incentives, i cant afford to use your site. I misunderstood the terms and was unware my card debited the moment i started the account.
    12:13:44 PM [Mary] We’d be happy to assist you over the phone, please call us at 1-877-ZBDDY-0 (1-877-924-3390) From 8am to 12am EST, Monday to Saturday. One of our live agents will be able to attend to your request.
    12:14:11 PM [william 31] This interaction is going on youtube in 5 minutes thanks for your time
    12:17:29 PM [Mary] You are most welcome.
    12:17:33 PM [Mary] Is there anything else that I can help you with today?
    12:18:31 PM [william 31] im on the phone with a supervisor
    12:19:06 PM [Mary] Thank you for contacting ZBiddy Customer Support. Have a wonderful Day!

  • Rating
      
    Sami says:

    September 18th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Contacted some guy on craigslist for an iphone got this email

    Richard Cochrane richard@spiritualarea.com
    11:00 PM (33 minutes ago)

    Hey,

    Sorry for the late reply, I just met someone up and sold it.

    If your still looking for a good deal, you should check out http://www.zbiddywarehouse.com/ItemID=893215/auctions.php

    I got mine from there..It’s a site similar to ebay but bids are 50c and go up by 1c or so..I just wait until the timer is under 3 and price is over 10..Sometimes I had to do it once or twice, but it ended up working pretty well. I ended up getting 2 of them for about $70 each.

    Hope I was able to help,

    Richard

    Also- use the coupon code bonus50 so you get 50 free bids..Saves a little bit of money

    REPLY

    reesa says:
    September 24th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    I GOT THAT SAME EMAIL from the same guy AND TOTALLY FELL FOR IT!!!!
    i wish i did my research before signing up for this STUPID WEBSITE!! UGHHHHHH SO ANGRY

    Hey,

    Sorry for the late reply, I just met someone up and sold it.

    If your still looking for a good deal, you should check out http://www.zbiddywarehouse.com/ItemID=893215/auctions.php

    I got mine from there..It’s a site similar to ebay but bids are 50c and go up by 1c or so..I just wait until the timer is under 3 and price is over 10..Sometimes I had to do it once or twice, but it ended up working pretty well. I ended up getting 2 of them for about $70 each.

    Hope I was able to help,

    Richard

    Also- use the coupon code bonus50 so you get 50 free bids..Saves a little bit of money

    Jen says:
    September 23rd, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Hi Sami,

    I also emailed someone on craigslist inquiring about an iPad 2 for $230… it even had a picture of the iPad. Then I recieved this email back:

    Palmira Bodenstein palmirabodenstein@hotmail.com
    9:12 AM (33 minutes ago)
    to me

    Hey,

    A man just purchased it from me, however i can also tell you where I purchased it from. My husband and i grabbed 4 brand new ones on tryzdibby.com ,and have been getting rid of them here and on ebay to make additional money.

    Lately, not very many people have been bidding so it’s really easy to win. The key is usually to bid only when the counter hits 2 secs so you win pretty much every time. If I can do it right anyone can.

    Good luck

    Sharon

    At first, I thought she may have been giving me a tip. But now that I read your’s and Jerry’s Comments, I am quite skeptical. PLUS, the email is from Palmira Bodenstein, but at the bottom it is signed by Sharon. WTF!

    Jerry says:
    September 19th, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Hi Sami,

    If anyone doubts that this is a scam, read the following which I received today – also in reply to an ad on Craigslist.

    I wonder how many others received similar emails from “Richard” and if it is not a scam, why on earth would anyone send such emails promoting Zbiddy?

    If it was such a good deal, why would Richard not keep his mouth shut and keep buying $70 Macbooks and selling them to people like me who would have been happy to pay $720 for a new in the box Macbook Pro?

    Jerry

    Richard Cochrane
    To:
    Reply-To: richard.b.cochrane@live.com
    Re: 13inch Apple Macbook pro laptop 2.4 ghz – $720 (NLR)
    Hey,

    Sorry for the late reply, I just met someone up and sold it.

    If your still looking for a good deal, you should check out http://www.zbiddywarehouse.com/ItemID=893215/auctions.php

    I got mine from there..It’s a site similar to ebay but bids are 50c and go up by 1c or so..I just wait until the timer is under 3 and price is over 10..Sometimes I had to do it once or twice, but it ended up working pretty well. I ended up getting 2 of them for about $70 each.

    Hope I was able to help,

    Richard

    Also- use the coupon code bonus50 so you get 50 free bids..Saves a little bit of money

  • Rating
      
    Rich says:

    September 18th, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Should have seen this before I signed up. It wasnt clear when I signed up that I immediately purchased bids. It is a scam and will be reported to the consumer protection bureau.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    greenksd says:

    September 17th, 2012 at 9:07 am

    I won and then somehow was charged again for restaurant certificates. Went to 1 of the restaurants only to find a big sign on the window that it was all a scam. Thank heavens I didn’t give the certificates as gifts to anyone. I have called so many times and put on hold until they finally cut the call. I guess I learned my lesson!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    REPLY
  • Sandra says:

    September 16th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    THANK YOU ALL for the negative INFO to assist those like myself that are thinking about joining. I WOULD like to say, the old saying still rings true today ” If it sounds to good to be true, IT PROBABLY IS! I HATE SCAMS, that take good honest peoples money! and they have no remorse! Shame on them! And final remark, contact your banking and credit card instutions and inform them of the scam… have them fight to remove the debt, as it is just that, a scam!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Stu says:

    September 16th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Stay Clear from Zbiddy online auctions.

    I should have done a scam search first. Like many of you, I was charged $99.00 without my knowledgeable approval. Since it was late Saturday night when I registered, I had to wait until the morning to complain. I first spoke with a person on their online chat after waiting for almost an hour to be served. Their quere counter kept going up & down while I was waiting. After an hour with online Chat – “they weren’t authorized to refund my account”. When I asked to speak to their supervisor, the Chat was cut off. When I phoned, the message referred me back to the online Chat. After a 30 minute wait, (and a much longer conversation) I was told that I would only be refunded $75.00 and given additional online bid credits. (That my $24 was actually paying for). When I asked for a supervisor – none were available.

    When I kept pushing saying that I would only settle for a full refund, the agent had to get it approved by his supervisor. (That would be the one that wasn’t there earlier.) Now I have a full refund & a confirmation # and have to wait a couple days to see the money back in my account. They can take my money out immediately – but they can’t refund it immediately!?! This entire outfit is a scam with messed up policies & procedures. I hate getting lied to and I hate getting the run around. Now I have to wait a few days to see if the refund actually comes through. I’m going to change my bank account too. If they can remove $ once without my approval or authorization, they can do it again when I’m not watching as closely.

    REPLY

    Stu says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    I pushed hard and got a verbal commitment to have my money returned. I simply stated that I would not settle for anything less than a full refund and competely closing my account. My money was not knowingly authorized to be removed from my account. (Don’t back down – It’s your money.)

  • Rating
      
    M.D.Can says:

    September 15th, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    I can not understand z biddy auctions. For example, say the prize is for a $50 gift cards from ABC Company. Usually the auctions gets all the way to $50, so you spent your bids and still have to pay for your card which is $50, making the card to actually costing more than the face value of the card. So tell me, how are you saving any money? You have to wonder if this is rigged somehow or are there really really dumb people out there? If so, inquiring minds want to know…

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Michael says:

    September 15th, 2012 at 10:05 am

    I can’t believe how stupid I was to fall for this fraud. I am going to have to fight them to get my$99 back. At best its bad business practices and worst its an out and out fraud.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Roger says:

    September 15th, 2012 at 1:47 am

    Scam
    Signing up cost $99. Not at all obvious.
    Called immediately to cancel. I get a prolonged sales pitch before they ultimately refused a refund.

    REPLY
  • Anthony says:

    September 13th, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Thanks for the info! Was thinking about signing up? Not no more!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Gary says:

    September 12th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    A sham !! They trick you by letting you sign up and debit your credit card for $100.00. It is really obtaining money under false pretenses. Out and out theft. Buyer Beware

    REPLY
  • h w says:

    September 12th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    all the people who say this site is real where are you from like you are likely fake*(OR WORK FOR THE COMPANY)# SCAM!!!!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Beegal says:

    September 12th, 2012 at 4:57 am

    I bought 250 bids #1 because I entered a coupon code Z50 that stated that the purchase was 50% off only to find out that the coupon code was old…whatever happened to a verification page? #2 because your site stated “guaranteed win” 250 bids for 99.00, so I looked up what guaranteed win was and it stated that if you don’t win within 24 hours your used bids are refunded back to you.
    Upon that not happening I looked up reviews of your site (which I should have done before) and found many people you scammed. not only was this a big mistake of a purchase but your ethics and morals clearly don’t exsist!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    steve says:

    September 11th, 2012 at 10:54 am

    stay away,pure scam if you have nothing to do for the rest of your life,other than watching the price of an item going up a penny at a time,for hundreds of dollars it might be for you.

    REPLY
  • Erika says:

    September 10th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Thanks for all the info guys!! I’m always weary when I’m asked for my credit card up front when registering for anything. I’m glad that google brought me to this blog! I’ll stick with eBay!

    REPLY

    Joe says:
    September 17th, 2012 at 12:10 am

    me too lol that sucks for everyone else who got scammed. lol Thank God I didn’t sign up. we dodged a bullet.

  • Rating
      
    Janelle says:

    September 10th, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    They charge a $99.00 upfront fee that was not apparent in their sign up. When I realized that and tried to call back to cancel the number listed was not legit. Called my credit card company, which gave may a contact number for Z-bid. When the representative answered there was a discussion of the unclarity of the registration and requirements, told her that I had already talked to my credit card company about the charges. Ended up hanging up on her, she called back and stated that the charges would be refunded to my card within 24 – 72 hours. We’ll see.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    gary says:

    September 10th, 2012 at 11:30 am

    while i was off site somebody used my bankaccount numbers and bought themselves something for $99.00 i just come from the bank im broke now and it shows under

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Keshia says:

    September 8th, 2012 at 8:40 am

    ZBiddy ** DO NOT USE! The complaints you read are all TRUE! They take your money for the bids that are basically worthless!

    Any “good” reviews are either paid for by zbiddy or workers at zbiddy, trust me there is not one word of truth in the “good” reviews!

    I’m sure they have automated robots that bid up the price. After watching several of the bids for products during the last phases of the bidding process one of their robots jumps into the bidding and WINS the product! What a deal for them, they can sell the same product again and get all the more money from people like me that are paying to bid on the product their robot just won!

    They also have an indicator on the site for “connectivity” and as the bidding gets down to the last few seconds, when it becomes obvious they are getting ready to close the bid, all of a sudden you get messages “communication lost” and “invalid bid” and the connectivity goes to zero. This ONLY happens at the end of the bidding process, they kick you out so their robots can win the bids!

    Their products are NO deal either. Example is an 16GB Apple IPad 2 Wi-FI they show retail for $499 and they charge $14.99 for shipping. Well you can buy this all day from many places, including Apple for $399 and FREE shipping. So the bid finally ended (this is probably a real person that got ripped off) with a winning BID of $395.74 plus another $14.99 in shipping, PLUS what it cost them to place all those bids to finally win. RIP OFF for sure! Hope this poor person gets the very expensive IPad!

    To top it off, you are also charged foreign transaction fees! SCAM for sure!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Joe says:

    September 4th, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Why isn’t there a lower star thing? I’d rate it to UNDER 9000 XD (dragonball z thing) either way… this sucks

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Neil says:

    September 3rd, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    I have won a ipod at zbiddy.com that I got today. cost $1.98 cent for my bid win plus 14.99 shipping i bought a $150 bid i won for $16.00 normal cost $105. It took me 30 min of watching and 6 bids.

    REPLY

    I hate scams says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    “Tracy” and “Neil” are zbiddy employees or they lie for money. Get a life.

    Tracy says:
    September 10th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    I also have won several things and haven’t had any problem. I think someone is paying you to be so deragotory. It’s always a gamble but if you do win what you are trying for then it’s a very good deal. I am using the restaurant certificates that I am winning for getting to eat out. Spending a few bucks to get $50 free to a nice restaurant is awesome.

    Keshia says:
    September 8th, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Sure you did, how much did they pay you to post this comment.

  • Rating
      
    Charles says:

    August 31st, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Well, if you read their terms and condition, you’ll find that the bids are non-refundable. but people blame the site after they place bids and lose the auction. every penny auction site works that way. you have to purchase a bid package before you can place a bid.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Charles Watson says:

    August 31st, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Read “How it works” and “Terms and Condition” page. It is mention there that to place bid, you have to purchase a bid package and it is standard across all penny auction sites.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Rich Jason says:

    August 30th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Zbiddy is truly a great site.

    REPLY

    Joe says:
    September 17th, 2012 at 12:13 am

    hahahahahahahahah Gabs your so right

    Gabs says:
    September 1st, 2012 at 7:19 am

    Must be a ZBIDDY worker^ ha we all know that trick sir.

  • Rating
      
    Kevin says:

    August 30th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    This is one of the most transparent SCAMS that I have ever seen. When all is said and done, what they are basically doing is charging you to BUY MONEY, then pass it off as a so-called “BID”. As a result, when you bid on an item for a “penny” at a time, you are actually SPENDING up to a DOLLAR per “penny bid”. For example, if you “win” an item for which you have bid $4.80, you are actually PAYING 48 DOLLARS (plus shipping)!

    Save yourself the headache of this SCAM SITE! They used to be BEEZID.COM, but due to questionable business practices and hundreds of complaints, they were forced to change their name. What does THAT tell you? Stick with EBAY or AMAZON… at least they are REPUTABLE!

    (P.S. I just received an error message for this posting, stating “Please slow down,you are posting to fast!” …no space after the comma, and the KING of all illiteracies, “TO” instead of “TOO”! Pathetic!)

    REPLY

    Tom says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Thanks for the reviews guys, I’ll keep my credit card away from this site

    Rob says:
    September 2nd, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Well Said!

  • Rating
      
    Sean says:

    August 30th, 2012 at 3:22 am

    I would give negative 5 stars because they stole over 100 dollars from me, but this site doesn’t have a low enough rating. First they steal 100 dollars from you, after you simply click a button saying that you are interested in registering for their bidding site, there are about 700-1000 complaints filed about this online. Then, if you want to make the best of it, and win auctions, you can, but the only thing they deliver is the bids. Basically Zbiddy is a ponzie scheme that never ships your items, not even the magazines. For example, if Zbiddy shipped any of the magazines to you, they would lose at least 35 dollars for each subscription, due to the fact that you only have to win it for 36 cents plus shipping and transaction fees. So, you are buying a 70 or 60 dollar magazine subscription for only 15 dollars, no wonder it is fake. My magazines were never mailed to me. I suggest joining a lawsuit and contacting your state government, perhaps this site can be made illegal on the State level. I have already filed one compliant with the NY State government and intend to do more.
    NOTE: HARASSING ZBIDDY FOR REFUNDS WORKS, YOU JUST HAVE TO CALL THEM ON THE PHONE AND BE AS RUDE AS YOU CAN POSSIBLY BE, DON” FORGET TO MAKE THEIR EXPERIENCE AS BAD AS THEY MADE YOURS AND ALWAYS MAKE LEGAL THREATS TO SUE, ESPECIALLY CITING THE FACT THAT OVER 700 COMPLAINTS ARE ALREADY FILED AGAINST THEIR COMPANY. NOT ONLY THAT BUT THEIR SITE MUST HAVE FAKE BIDDERS, NO ONE EVER GETS THEIR STUFF IN THE MAIL, EVER. CALL THEM FRAUDS, YOU CAN AT LEAST GET A LITTLE MONEY BACK, THEY GAVE ME 70-100 DOLLARS BACK AFTER MUCH YELLING ON THE PHONE.

    REPLY

    Justin says:
    September 15th, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Zbiddy is a joke! Do they really refund your money that they automatically charge your credit card?

  • Rating
      
    Greg says:

    August 29th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Have been a member of zbiddy for over a year. When I first signed up it was a good site. I won many gift cards cheap. However in the last six months or so its nearly impossible to win any thing at any savings. The site is over populated now and way too many users that only bid at last second to keep you from winning. As far as bots wasn’t any in the beginning, but now not sure. Have been stopped from winning items recently by bidders that haven’t seen Id’s in quite awhile and only bid far into the going stage of timer. This will be a auto-bid and it will bid only once to stop you from winning. I will no longer buy bids on zbiddy. Pay attention to the manipulation of of the timer. They will set the timer at 12-16 seconds. When at 12,13 you have very little chance of winning because the impulse bidders will bid at going and they will have 3-4 seconds of going to do so. So as of lately I have to say the zbiddy site is more of a scam. If u have alot of money have fun. Zbiddy will appreciate your donation.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    jason says:

    August 28th, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    unclear that registering will cost you $99

    REPLY

    Alfredo says:
    August 30th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    don’t do it…$99 for nothing!!

  • Rating
      
    tggihall says:

    August 26th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Thanks everyone! I wanted to try it but with your info I will steer clear of penny auctions, especially this one!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    kate says:

    August 26th, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    like my grandmother always said ” if its too cheap to be true, at the end it will costs a lot”

    REPLY

    craig says:
    September 5th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    truly a wise woman. My parents say the same thing.

  • Rating
      
    NickR27 says:

    August 25th, 2012 at 11:12 am

    I went to ZbiddyReviews.Org to find a RAVE review, stating that there are nothing but good feedback from people in thee comments (REALLY??) Here was my response, since I am certain it will not make it past their moderator!

    “You have to work for them or something!
    And at that your facts are wrong!
    You have to buy a bid package in order to begin the sign up process, one that is NON-REFRUNDABLE after you find out that it is damn near impossible to win!
    I am mostly upset, because they can make money, hand over foot, without ripping people off, yet its apparent they are still doing that; maximum greed factor!
    Example, for simple math I will use rounded numbers, but:
    at $.50 for each penny bid, they will make (or TAKE) $10,000 by the time the bidding price hits $200.
    Get me? 50 cents for every 1 cent the price goes up!
    So, when the price of an item hits $200 they’ve already taken in $10,000 for the bidding on that item!
    The Math: 200 dollars is 20,000 pennies, each penny costing .50 which comes to $10,000 !!!!
    Now each individual bidder contributed their .50 for each bid, but the company grabs the grand total!
    Say I bid for a iPad 100 times, that cost me $50, I have to add that to the price I won it for (if I should ever be so lucky to win one!)
    But, what if it takes 200, or 300 bids, since it goes on for HOURS or even DAYS before the 10 seconds ever hits 0,
    Then I would have to add $100 or $150 to that price, add shipping and handling, I had better win that thing for 80% off, or its no longer a DEAL!!!
    Get it??? Penny bidding is nothing like it appears to be, and there is MILLIONS being made off these DEALS!!!

    Just another sucker here, who did the math too late…

    REPLY

    cintamnt says:
    September 12th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Nice variation on the “Pyramid” scheme.

  • Rating
      
    Harry says:

    August 24th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Zbiddy uses deceptive practice to get you to sign up…..then wa la…….they just charged you for a bid package that you DID NOT agree to! Forget getting them to refund!….hope they get run out of business!!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Jessica says:

    August 24th, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    I got an email from them so I decided to check out the website. Sounded like there were lots of good deals so I made an account thinking if I won something, THEN they would charge my account. I clicked to submit my information, and a $99 charge was added to my credit card. THERE WAS NOTHING THAT GAVE THEM PERMISSION TO CHARGE $99 TO MY ACCOUNT. The indian guy I talked to claimed I had checked the $99 deal. Nope. Absolutely didn’t.

    REPLY

    Kevin says:
    August 30th, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    I just had a similar experience. Tried to sign up for “free”, but they charged my CC $99. I immediately got online with customer support, and demanded that they reverse-out the charge and CANCEL my membership. “Kathy” stated that they would refund me within 2-3 business days. We’ll see.

    Judging from the flood of NEGATIVE reviews posted here, I expect they will be out of business by the end of the year! LET’S HOPE SO!

  • Rating
      
    Doug says:

    August 23rd, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Defiantly a scam.
    No real bargains here
    Here us there corporate phone and address.

    This Business is not BBB Accredited
    Ecom Interactive, LLC
    Phone: (888) 406-6509
    Fax: (877) 388-3243200
    SW 10th St., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

    REPLY

    Gayle says:
    August 23rd, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Yup! Areal scam

    DO NOT GIVE THEM YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION OR YOU WILL BE SORRY :-(

    R e a l S o r r y

  • Rating
      
    Barbara says:

    August 22nd, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Worst situation I ever participated in. They charged my card without my permission, the page kept changing to keep me from bidding on a particular item. Once I googled them, I realized I had been a victim of a scam and canceled my credit card. Try cancelling your account…this is no way to do so on their page. I’ll have to take them to court.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    zbiddy blows says:

    August 21st, 2012 at 1:09 am

    Never ever go on penny bidding sites and try not to go on any bidding sites ( I know some of them don’t screw you over just saying ) They always find a way to screw you over.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    zbiddy blows says:

    August 21st, 2012 at 1:01 am

    This place sucks they rip you off super bad im glad I didn’t sign up.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Kelley says:

    August 20th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    First let me start that I got an e-mail and I thought I would check it out. I had heard about this site before and my friend said he actually has gotten a few deals off of it. It asked me for my credit card information (I will be the first to say – YES that was a stupid idiot thing to do and I will be much more careful with doing so in the future). After I did this I got an e-mail saying thank you for your $99 purchase… WTF! I NEVER chose a package… I NEVER saw anywhere that I was even spending money at the time. It was suppose to be a “FREE” registration. I called them right away! (Or as soon as I could…. I wasn’t able to click the “contact us” link at all… It say “You cannot access this item”…. (SCAM FLAG) So I clicked on the live chat button… P.S… they can’t do shit… The lady took 20 minutes to “find” my account. She asks you for your email so she can find it, you have already typed your email in the form before starting the chat, so she should already have that information right?

    I talked to a guy (indian) and all he wanted to do was explain the site to me… By now I understood the site. I just wanted to know if I could get a refund. He would NEVER say “yes” or “no”. I finally gave up and he gave me some free bids, and $100 restaurant voucher… That voucher is a joke (just read above at everyone else’s comments about this).

    I did “win” some grocery coupons, which I have yet to get an e-mail saying that they are being sent (I “won” them last week).

    To top all of this… The company charged 8 cents to my debit card… Yeah not much, but NOBODY should be charging random money to my account no matter how much!

    So I decided that I’m just going to delete my account. Debit card information as well. I called an hour ago… I waited on hold for 30 minutes (I had to google information on how to contact them because agai I “cannot access this item” when I click on “contact us”. I finally clicked on the online chat deal while I’m sitting on hold. She gave another number to call to talk to someone because she cannot cancel accounts. I bitched more at her (I would post the conversation but it has way too many curse words in it – I am PISSED!). She then repeated again that she cannot help me and gave a completely DIFFERENT phone number to call…. I have been sitting on hold for 25 minutes with an “estimated wait time” of “less than 2 minutes”…..

    If you have been sucked into this piece of shit company I suggest you get a new debit/credit card right away! And RUN RUN RUN RUN!!!!

    REPLY

    Alfredo says:
    August 30th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Same here…wish I would have read it more carefully…aughhh

    Jack says:
    August 30th, 2012 at 3:40 am

    “After the same run around I finally got a number to call” POST THAT NUMBER ON THIS SITE – Please

    Also Scammed says:
    August 22nd, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Ditto Kelly – Almost word for word the same scam was pulled on me. At no time did I agree to buy anything and yes it was incredibly STUPID of me to put my card number in.

    After the same run around I finally got a number to call and simply told them, after receiving the SAME BS line about crediting my account and giving me $100 Restaurant.com voucher, I told them no problem I’ll simply call my Credit Union and have the charge on my card charged back due to the obvious scam – They relented and said the charges have been reversed on my card!

    Believe me I’ll be watching my account like a Hawk!!!

    WORD OF CAUTION – RUN FOREST RUN AWAY FROM THIS SITE AS FAST AS YOU CAN – NOTHING BUT A SCAM AND SHOULD BE TAKEN DOWN FROM THE INTERNET!

  • Rating
      
    Randy says:

    August 18th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    trash

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Dr. Bryant says:

    August 17th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Before anything I signed up and, I purchased a lot of bid packages’
    after I spent all that money I can’t even sign in! that is making me want to call my attorney!!! Zbiddy has my money and I haven’t got to use the site at all! Beware, five red flags and a WARNING!

    REPLY
  • penelope says:

    August 16th, 2012 at 9:52 am

    I had NO IDEA they were going to hit me for a hundred dollars just for the option to bid. now the customer service is refusing to answer and I feel this is deceitful and a scam. I will be doing everything in my power to shut this site down and to SUE. if anyone wants to join a class action suit against this site, contact me at boudiccababe2012@yahoo.com

    REPLY

    cassi says:
    August 16th, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    They just did this to me this morning! Absolutely ridiculous! I demanded a refund, and they said that they are going to give it to me. We will see.. Lets sue them!

  • Rating
      
    Heather says:

    August 14th, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Here is a copy and past of my “online chat” with “sharon” from Zbiddy confronting her on what I noticed online. Interesting how she couldn’t speak with me further when confronted with the fact that I think there are bots driving up the price given the recurring names every other bid, especially occurring 2 hours beforehand driving up the price and then during, at 60cents per bid, no one would bid until 15 seconds were left on the clock and waste their money! This thing is rigged! And I’ve been on here watching the bidding for 6 hours for the ipad…I can click all I want but there are other bots chiming in driving up the price to at least 60% so they can make their money….SCAM!!!

    [Sharon] All bidders on ZBiddy are real people. There is a very strict policy for employees, who’s IP addresses are tracked. No employees or families of employees are allowed to bid on our website.
    [Heather] Like I said earlier…there is a distinct pattern I have noticed. It is impossible for an individual to be able to bid every other bid with so many people bidding for the same object
    [Heather] There are clearly bots on here, driving up the prices. No one bids 2 hours before the timer runs out on an item, spending 60 cents to be every other bid on here hours before the item timer has run out!!!!
    [Heather] That isn’t good strategy. I have watched this for over 24 hours now and you clearly have different bots with different names that continue to drive the price up until it is at least 60%. And what’s worse, is people stay on here for hours, gambling away their money for bids, hoping to purchase these items for their families. You should be ashamed of yourselves.
    [Sharon] Also, Heather. Let me remind you that we have currently 3 certifications. The first one is the Buy safe logo that assures you that this company is legit. The second one the MacAfee logo that let’s you know that you won’t be receiving any viruse s by surfing in our web site. And the third one is the Global sigh that assures you that your credit card information is encrypted. Aside from that, let me remind you that we have real testimonies of people winning with us.

    [Sharon] For security reason we are not authorized to proceed with your request over the chat. However we’d be happy to assist you over the phone, please call us at 1-877-ZBDDY-0 (1-877-924-3390) From 8am to 12am EST, Monday to Saturday. One of our live agents will be able to attend to your request.
    [Heather] If this Ipad goes for less than 60% of cost, then you won’t hear from me. Otherwise, I’ll be watching, and then you will be receiving a phone call. There are more complaints about what a scam this site is that I just checked than legitimate ones. Of course you have to let people “win” once in a while…
    [Heather] I’ll be watching…and I should start writing down all the repeating user names…that seem like bots. for proof
    [Heather] And when I called my credit card company as I had difficulty trying to pay for my bids last night, but was able to today…odd…they said that you were based out of the UK but had a Florida phone number. How do you explain that?

    REPLY

    I just want an iPad :-/ says:
    September 12th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    I got the same message too. Definitely scripted! They are all over craigslist and ebay posing as potential sellers of iPads. They pose as potential sellers then when you ask to buy the product they say they have just sold it and proceeds to tell you how they got one on the site. SCAM!

    William says:
    August 17th, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    I heard the same tale from someone else. It must be scripted word for word.
    It is a, most of the time, a no win site.

  • Rating
      
    Mario says:

    August 13th, 2012 at 7:14 am

    Can’t argue with the status quo. I had already decided “scam” and now, you fine people confirmed it. I figure I’m out $15 already. I will make sure that’s all I’m out and spread the word. Why isn’t this illegal?

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Cheapskate says:

    August 11th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Guys!

    Has anyone done the math??!! For every dollar the price goes up, assuming $0.50 per bid, Zbiddy makes $50. Holy Sh*t!!!

    We r stupid.
    D

    REPLY

    William says:
    August 12th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Would you believe me if I told you that I watched an auction today for a gift card worth $25.00 and the winner has to pay $2.19 shipping charges. The winning bid was $25.00 so the WINNER will be paying $27.19 plus all the money he spent for his bids. Does this make any sense?
    I just spin the wheel,take my free bids, watch the action and bid once and a while.

  • William says:

    August 11th, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Zbiddy has a new gimick. I have seen this twice now. The bids reach a level which is over half the value of a gift card and then it stays right there at that price until everyone leaves but one and that person is the winner. What else will they think of?
    I give zbiddy one plus. I feel that they are based in Florida and they hire Americans to man the phones. At least when you call you are not speaking to someone in India, Columbia or some other off shore location. Zbiddy must be making a lot of money.

    REPLY

    Roscoe Slade says:
    August 26th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    I was a being a Wily Fox about Ziddy. I went to Ask.com after opening Zbiddy and immediately became suspicious. Now I’m reading the truth via testimonials about that scam outfit. I sympathize with all you good people who got scammed. Too bad no legal action can be taken to stop these vultures in Calcutta or wherever they are located.

  • Rating
      
    Eric says:

    August 11th, 2012 at 5:10 am

    Take the opposite of everything you will find in a great auction site and you will have ZBiddy. Much like modern-day conservatives, they don’t even try to hide how terrible they are because there are always enough stupid people to get to part with their money. It took me about $100.00 of gathering bids before I realized that the best price you could get something for was MAYBE 2% off its retail price.

    For example, just today, there was an auction for a $5.00 Chili’s gift card PLUS 35 bidz. The retail price listed was $26.00. It was at $11.26 and going strong when I left and ended up here.

    If people (whether they work for ZBiddy or are just retarded) will pay MORE than the value of a gift card because some virtual bids were added to it, then ZBiddy will continue to get people like me who may be a little impulsive to part with some of their money.

    If nothing else, I was reminded (relatively cheaply) that when we lessen our vigilance against being taken advantage of, there are a LOT of people out there willing to sell us their snake oil.

    It is a shame that only when Earth’s tank is empty, will those who have plundered it turn their attention to “survival of the fittest”. Right now, nature might like rich people, but when society is in tatters, their trusts and paper wealth will be as meaningless to them as the rest of us are. I wish I could be there to see the looks on their hypocritical faces. But, I digress.

    ZBiddy has FEW items and what they do have is bid on relentlessly by SOMEBODY or SOME BOT until it near retail and sometimes even ABOVE retail. It will be a miracle if I ever win an auction for a tangible item there unless I am willing to sit for hours only to get a $50.00 gift card for $49.92. LOL

    Best of luck.

    E.

    REPLY

    Joe the Plumber says:
    August 31st, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    I stopped reading your comment after the second sentence and came to the conclusion that I would rate zbiddy at least one star for taking your money.

    Rusty says:
    August 19th, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    I, too stopped reading after the political statements.

    Henry says:
    August 13th, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    I stopped reading as soon as you started making political statements. Lumping millions of people under one word and calling them stupid, is probably the most ignorant thing I’ve heard.

  • Rating
      
    scam-watchdog says:

    August 10th, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    WARNING!! Zbiddy.com is a 100% scam. Do not load your credit card info on this site. You are guaranteed to be disappointed and regret getting sucked in. Remember, most things that are too good to be true, are not true! Don’t be a sucker!!

    REPLY

    The Expert says:
    August 27th, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    You are very right.

    This is a complete scam just like the website called ‘dealfun’.

    Search ‘What happened to DealFun?’

    There is the results.

  • Rating
      
    Nelson says:

    August 9th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Well, a bid package is non-refundable. It is common in penny auction industry. Zbiddy is a nice site. :)

    REPLY
  • Chris says:

    August 9th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    All penny auctions are the same so I’m not sure why people are so surprised that ZBiddy isn’t different. These penny auctions all reset their bid clocks after a bid during the last few seconds of bidding are left. I’ve played around on a few penny auctions, including, ZBiddy and my experience has been the same on all of these. They all use bots to jack up the bidding and there are participants that use their own bots they have downloaded onto their computers that only compound the bidding issues. When bidding just keep a few things in mind, like the actual cost of the item. Most of these site inflate the actual value of the item. Look at any extra fees like shipping or handling costs. Most of the time you can get this item just as cheap, if not cheaper by searching online so don’t get caught up in the bidding frenzy and spend more that what you want is worth.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    CBarker says:

    August 8th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    During my 65 years on this earth, I have never fallen for a scam, or been duped by one until now. My only excuse, is that I had too much to drink when the email invite arrived, and I thought it was from a trusted source. After watching for several days, and participating in the bidding frenzy, I am convinced they use bots. I guess the first red flag should be that every time a bid is placed, the clock resets! Using this scenario, the bot will almost always win. DUH!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Jack says:

    August 8th, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Well, it’s kinda obvious it’s a scam. I visited their website, saw some items being bid then sold after a few bids were entered within the final 10 second countdown, anyways, I refresh the webpage, wanting to see what else was being sold, and… wouldn’t you know it, the same items in the SAME spots were there, the only difference was the starting and final bids, and the time left on each item, which then, the whole thing yelled “MAJOR SCAM”, to me. So after seeing that, kinda prompted me to do a search on any complaints, which led me here. After seeing all your reviews (thanks for all the additional info, btw), has convinced me that any and all “Penny Actions” are geared to scam anyone willing to try them.

    REPLY

    Phina says:
    August 19th, 2012 at 12:41 am

    I just “joined” Zbiddy and received free “bids”. I decided to read the reviews for this company. i think I will quit while I’m ahead…Kudos everyone! PEACE!!!!

  • Rating
      
    raleighboyz says:

    August 6th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    one of our members tried zbiddy and he lost $100s and its easy to get mad and claim to want to sue but anyone with a brain can see what zbid is up to..It was your choice to trust them, it is real apparent this is one of those to good to be true deals we are warned about..Just like on craigslist R&R there are many dummies wanting and waiting to be trolled I wish I could own a website like zbiddy..easy $$$

    REPLY
  • William says:

    August 4th, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Checking out this site this is what I believe to be true about some of the items.
    1. The 2 night giveaway is to a timeshare, I think Wyndham and if you never listened to one of those pitches, beware. At least Wyndham has timeshares in those locations that they have listed. You are at the mercy as to when you can use them, usually off season.
    2. The airline deal means they get to pick the airline and the route. Not your choice, theres.
    3. The grocery coupons, really now. They have people cutting out coupons for stuff that may or not be available in your area. Come on.
    4. The restaurant.com means you take off $25.00 off your bill of whatever the establishment chooses the dates, gratuity, and the minimum purchase. These can be purchased directly for $10.00 or less.
    5. Always check the shipping costs. They could be the killer blow and be sure to factor this figure in to your cost to win.
    6. I do not know anything about the other sites except the bidding for more bids. La de da.

    REPLY

    William says:
    August 5th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    In reading my report I forgot to say about my experience with buying the hotel rooms. I wanted a room in California and the site said that there were 7 choices available. However, when I logged on there were only two choices and both were already discounted. I called and the lady I spoke to said that these were all the rooms they had available for zbiddy winners. They receive their inventory from Priceline. Since both rooms that were available had been discounted, the price was almost the same amount as the full price and having with my winning bid deducted. No break here.

  • Rating
      
    BRITNEY says:

    August 2nd, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    I absolutely hate this Penny Auction. First, the resturant.com/e-card gift cards are a scam. You have to spend i.e. $75 to get the $50 off. I also brought a free trip to the Bahamas and im kind of scared to see what kind of scam I am going to end up with.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Elizabeth Williams says:

    August 2nd, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    It’s kinda funny in away because I just signed up myself and when I registered it did not ask me for ANY credit card information. Also before you jump to oh you must work for them. I have NEVER EVER heard of them until I read something on Yahoo today about things to buy in August and a lady wrote a comment and said she use’s zbiddy all the time. So I decided to check it out and see what it is. I have no idea what everybody else did but I guess next time you wont be to quick to put your credit card info in when you don’t really know about a site. Anyway i hope it really works out for everyone who lost money.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Eve D says:

    August 1st, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    If this Zbiddy site is bogus, I am surprised no one’s contacted the federal dept of consumer protection (or whatever the agency is called now), or those who got scammed, if indeed they did, haven’t filed a class action suit (if it warrants it). Are there many negative reviews about the company on the online Better Business Bureau website?

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Sara says:

    July 30th, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    no one use zbiddy it cost you 45 dollars to login

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    NoBiddy says:

    July 30th, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Zbiddy has got to be making money hand over fist! Thankfully, I haven’t bought any bids. I signed up with promo that gave me 20 bids…and have added a few through their spin the wheel.

    What I have noticed in the meantime is that if you go to the CLOSED BIDs section to see what the recent winning auctions are it shows they are making some big money!!! 75% of the winning auctions are for bids.People paying money for the right to bid. Occasionally, there are magazine winning bids or gift card bids. But even on gift card wins people have paid $22 dollars for a $25 gift card. It took me going through 16 pages of auctions to find one “deal”…an ipod touch for around $50.

    Kudos to zbiddy for finding a legal way to make that much money. Zbiddy has SUCKER written all over it.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Naresh says:

    July 28th, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    This site is the worst nothing is explained upfront and I thought added ur card info was a part of registration not knowing that they charged my card $45 for no reason worse site ever….

    REPLY

    Lee says:
    July 29th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    The same thing happened to me. I was actually going to a webinar for another product & this screen popped up that I thought was the registration for the webinar. After filling in the information including my debit card, another screen popped up thanking me for buying 250 bids for $99.00. I checked my bank account & $99.00 had been deducted from my bank. I contacted customer service by phone & told them I wanted a refund because I didn’t know I was buying bids. I thought I was registering for the webinar. They wouldn’t refund the entire $99.00, but they would refund 1/2—$49.50 & I could keep the 250 bids. I replied I want the $99.00 & no bids that I wasn’t interested. They wouldn’t refund any more. They also include a $100.00 dining gift certificate, but said my account would be charged $50.00. I checked my bank account & $49.50 was added back to my bank account. However, I haven’t used any of the bids or redemmed the gift certificate. I also cancelled my debit card & got another one. I’m afraid to deal with this company.

  • Rating
      
    Elizabeth says:

    July 25th, 2012 at 6:04 am

    You can’t win until you purchase a bid package and start placing bids on auction. Seems like you got a spoof email. Check it with Zbiddy. Zbiddy is an honest site.

    REPLY

    William says:
    July 29th, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Zbiddy may or may not be an honest site. All I know is what I have observed in the past six weeks.
    Most of the time there are only 2-maybe 8 different and good things to bid on, that is if bidding for more bids and bidding for resturant.com or priceline.com, or like sites or high priced magazines are eliminated from your bidding. Many people bid and bid and bid until they spend all their bids and then disappear from what they were bidding on. I suppose they stop to purchase more bids or just give up. Except for the gift cards I feel from what I have researched, the suggested prices are very high and can be purchased cheaper than what they say they are worth.
    It is fun to watch, but bid wisely and maybe you will win if you are lucky. Otherwise watch your money disappear.

  • Rating
      
    Jen says:

    July 23rd, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    I emailed someone off Craigslist about a used Iphone. I received a very spam like message. This is what the response was:

    Hello,

    A friend just purchased it from me, but I can also show you where I got it from. We grabbed 3 brand new ones on tryzdibby.com ,and have been reselling them here as well as on ebay to make extra income.

    Lately, not very many people have been bidding so it’s pretty easy to win. The key is always to bid only if the counter is at Three seconds and you win practically every time. If we can do this anybody can.

    All the best !

    Sharon

    REPLY

    Dev says:
    August 12th, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    REPORT THIS TO CRAIGLIST!!!

    They will kill the ads and block the ad buyer (which is obviously zBiddy staff.)

    People – these sites are a RIP-OFF. A wholesaler can easily move iPads – there is no reason to sell them for pennies on the dollar. Same thing for anything else you see here of value. Most their business is selling gift cards & bids – all for more than they are worth.

    Shatadru says:
    August 12th, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    ha ha, I got this exact same email:
    Hey there,

    Somebody else just bought this from me, but I would show you where I bought it from. I grabbed four new ones on tryzdibby.com .We’ve been reselling them here and also on ebay to get extra income.

    Lately, not very many people have been bidding so it’s really easy to win. The key is usually to bid only when the counter hits 3 secs so you win nearly every time. If I can do this anyone can.

    All the best

    Sharon

    mike says:
    August 6th, 2012 at 11:30 am

    me too got the same email about an ipad too

    Prashant says:
    July 30th, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Had the same experience…scam!!!

    Qazi says:
    July 29th, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Exactly same name and message was received in my Inbox too. Scam!!!!!

    Ben says:
    July 28th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    i got the same email about an ipad and the name was also sharon

    jackie says:
    July 27th, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    ditto! on both.

    Randy says:
    July 26th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Yep. Me too! Just got the same email about an ipad.

    Erik says:
    July 24th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    I also received the same exact email and I actually emailed the seller twice and one time when they sent an email back saying an old lady bought the Ipad and the other email the seller sent back to me said a guy bought it but otherwise they were the same email about z-biddy. A bot must have emailed me this.

    Funny thing is in the description of the product the seller said they bought it from tigerdirect.com

    Cartman says:
    July 24th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    I received the same exact email on an iphone and ipad.

    Val says:
    July 24th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Just got the exact same email about an iPad

  • Rating
      
    Sumon says:

    July 23rd, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Zbiddy has shipped all the products which I won. Heavens! I really trust this site.

    REPLY

    raleighboyz says:
    August 6th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    well well sumon I bet you have interest in zbiddy..(employee? owner?)

    its easy to plant positive reviews but all of the common sense negative reviews are easy to believe…its kind of like a raffle and gambling, there are 100 losers for every 1 winner..I rather play the stock market I have doubled my money in less than a year so far.

  • Rating
      
    Rasheem says:

    July 22nd, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    They told me I can come here after receiving an email about trying buy iPad off of Craigslist

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Midge Lecroy says:

    July 22nd, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    well this is a scam not very upfront took $90.00 and after a 30 minute call hopefully account will be cancelled and money refund they said in 24 to 72 hrs customer is 877-403-6981 good luck if anyone has an issue

    REPLY

    Carol Zie says:
    July 27th, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    I have a conformation number and all but never got my 90 dollars.

  • Rating
      
    Mike says:

    July 22nd, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    They do not secure encrypt when you enter your credit card info! So I passed on the whole thing.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Jonathan P. says:

    July 20th, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Yes. I also messaged an iPad seller from Craigslist and I was replied this:
    Hey, i’m sorry about the late response, but another person already bought it and picked it up. You may have to try and get one where I purchased mine at. It is a auction site just like ebay that’s got a lot of them.

    I am normally able to get them there for under $160. It looks like it’s very cheap because the site is more recent and plus there are not many bidders yet. But anyways, I would highly recommend you shop there in case your still looking for one. The site is known as z-BiddySteal.com (I believe they call themselves zBiddy). I recently took a look at it and it seems like they may have 1 ending fast and the bid is at $46 so far.

    Have a great weekend,

    Richard

    REPLY

    Randy says:
    July 26th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    I got the same exact one. I’m just gonna stay away!

    JP says:
    July 25th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    I got this one instead.
    Hi there, my bad for the late answer, but a guy already came and picked it up. You might want to try and buy one where I bought mine at. This is an auction site kind of like ebay that has a lot of them.

    I am lucky enough to pick them up there for under $125. It looks like it is so cheap because the site is newer and also there are not a whole lot of bidders yet. Anyways, I’d recommend you shop there if you are still in need of one. The website is known as zBiddyBiDeals.com (I believe they call themselves zBiddy). I just took a look at it and it looks like they have one finishing soon and the bid is at $46 so far.

    Hope this will help you!! If you’d like help drop me a e-mail whenever & Ill gladly help out! :^)

    Erica

    Also remember to take advantage of the coupon code Bonus50 so you can get fifty more bids totally free rather than forking out an additional $25 for buying bid packs!.

    Amanda says:
    July 23rd, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Same message from two different people.

    Kelvin says:
    July 20th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    That just happened to me with the same message

  • Rating
      
    Amber says:

    July 12th, 2012 at 9:59 am

    I agree that this site is a scam. I signed up for it after a friend posted it as her status on facebook saying she won an ipod touch for $12.00. When I talked to her later she said she has not used the site and she has no idea how it was posted to her facebook. When I signed up for zbiddy, I automatically got charged $99 for a bid package without me knowing. When I called for a refund, they said that the package is nonrefundable, and that I can get the money back in the form of a restaurant voucher. I talked to an online agent the next day about how I think the site is a scam and that I was speaking to my lawyer about filing a law suit against it and she immediately refunded my money.

    Few words of advice: STAY AWAY! Whenever anything looks too good to be true financially, it’s most likely a trap. Pay a reasonable amount for what you want on ebay without the hassle.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Terry says:

    July 12th, 2012 at 8:49 am

    I was searching for an ipad 2 on craigslist and got this email as a response:

    “Hey, I am sorry for the late email, but a old lady already came and picked it up. You might want to try and get one where I bought mine at. It’s an auction site pretty much like ebay which has quite a lot of them.

    I’m usually able to buy them there for under $110. I think it’s very inexpensive because the website is more recent and also there aren’t a large amount of bidders yet. But anyways, I would suggest you shop there if you are still interested in buying one. The site is known as zBiddyFundeals.com (I believe they call them selves zBiddy). I just checked and it seems as if they’ve 1 closing fast and the bid is at $48 so far.

    Hope this helps you! If you want help shoot me a email whenever you want & I’ll gladly help out! :D

    Erica

    Also remember to take advantage of the coupon code Bonus50 so you can get fifty more bids totally free as opposed to forking out another $25 for purchasing bid packs!”

    I AM SO HAPPY I CHECKED THIS SITE BEFORE GETTING INTO THIS SCAM!!!! I SAVED ME TIME AND MONEY.

    REPLY

    Mechelle says:
    July 28th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Got the same response for iPad!!
    WOW!!!! ;(

    Kim says:
    July 23rd, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    I just got a similar message from “Sharron”. Did not proceed.

    Matt says:
    July 18th, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    I contacted a poster from Craigslist also regarding an iPhone and got this email:

    Hey there,

    Someone else just bought it from me, however i would tell you where I bought it from. We grabbed 4 new ones on tryzdibby.com .We’ve been getting rid of them here and also on ebay to make extra cash.

    Lately, not many people have been bidding so it’s not that hard to win. The trick is usually to bid when the counter is at Three secs and you just win essentially every time. If we can do it anybody can.

    Best of luck
    Sharon

    Sue says:
    July 17th, 2012 at 9:38 am

    OMG! I just recieved that email and bid on something and also purchased something from zbiddy. What should I do ? I gave my credit card info.

  • Rating
      
    Collin D. says:

    July 11th, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    I purchased several bid packages on zbiddy but never got any unauthorized charge in my account. I trust zbiddy.

    REPLY
  • William says:

    July 11th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Since I am retired I have spent a some time watching this site. It is almost a no win situation. Yes, some people have winning bids, but in order to do so they usually spend a great deal of money buying bids. I watched one person bidding over 150-200 times for a $39.00 item, they say the item is worth. It would be the smartest for not to get involved. The only winner I feel is the person or persons who owns this site.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Bill says:

    July 9th, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Watch out for your bank account, scam

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Scam Much says:

    July 8th, 2012 at 10:32 am

    All people who say its 5 out of 5 work for zbiddy

    REPLY
  • Rosie says:

    July 6th, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    This scam is still running on Craigslist. I got the same message and luckily checked here before registering. Beware!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Fred says:

    July 5th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    when you place your bid your ID shows up and you are charged for the bid and you can see that the bid went through. However, you are charged for a bid anytime you press the button and you may or may not see your ID come up. For those who are looking to see the ID they will end up using up their bids twice as fast because they don’t see their ID and therefor just continue to press that button. BAD DEAL

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Paris says:

    July 4th, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Careful!! Scam that charges $159 up front WHICH IS NOT CLEARLY STATED!!!!
    Non-refundable!!!
    Plus bots are used to bid up the auctions.

    Don’t waste your time

    REPLY

    AL says:
    July 11th, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Thanks so much to all you guys for the info. You saved me a lot of time.

  • Rating
      
    IreneTh says:

    July 4th, 2012 at 1:49 am

    They have very limited choices and include all sorts of fillers, especially magazines, all of which one could get at a lower price from Publishers Clearing House, if interested. There are just a few items of real interest daily. I’m going to use up my bids and get out of there.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Toni 2345 says:

    July 3rd, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    A BIG SCAM
    I was helping my daughter to finding an iPad on craigslist and got the following E-mail response from an add listing an ipad for $230:

    “Hello,
    A man just purchased this from me, however i can also tell you where I bought it from. My husband and i picked up a couple of new ones on zbiddybonus.com ,and have been getting rid of them here and on ebay to make additional money.
    Lately, only a few people have been bidding so its pretty easy to win. The key is usually to bid when the counter hits Two secs and you win essentially every time. If I can do this anyone can.
    Best of luck
    Sharon”

    In order to check zbiddy web sight, you have to register and submit your name, address, phone number and credit card information. I was never told of a $99 charge. Called to reverse this charge that I did not authorize, and kept on getting the run around. After 10 min. on the phone, I was informed that the best they can do is to refunded $75 and receive a restaurant certificate for $100.00. The restaurant certificate turned to be scam too ( to redeem the certificate, you have to subscribe and be charged monthly fees). I will report them to BBB, and dispute the charges with my credit card co.

    I hope this will save you the time and trouble.

    REPLY

    Joe says:
    July 9th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Waw, same thing happened to me on craigslist. I was lucky to check the reviews first, before subscribing. Special thanks to you all.
    Beware, scam, scam and scam…..

    Lexi says:
    July 7th, 2012 at 2:59 am

    OMG! No way that just happened to me I got 2 different emails. O I’m so pissed scammers!!!

    emom says:
    July 4th, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    The same thing happened to me with responding to 2 different listings for ipads on Craigslist. This is a big scam. Stay away

    Toni 2345 says:
    July 3rd, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Update:
    Called Zbiddy one more time (on the recommendation of my financial advisor). I made it it clear that I would not accept any thing other than full refund (no matter how hard their customer service tried). Finally, I got the approval for the full refund and already received a confirmation. My credit card company has been informed about all the details.
    Do not accept any offer, just get your full refund.

  • Rating
      
    Karen Bason says:

    July 2nd, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    I checked Zbiddy and found that products under $100 are sold for only few pennies. Low auction price means low competition. This thing gives Zbiddy an edge over other penny auction sites.

    REPLY

    YO MAMA says:
    July 17th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Karen Bane, you know you didn’t check Zbiddy and found products under $100 that were sold for pennies. The only things that are going for pennies are the BJs that you give and you taking it up your ass. Stop your lying and stop trying to help Zbiddy. Have an awful day and rot in hell.

    William says:
    July 11th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    I have seen gift cards for $25.00 go for more than $22.00 and then you have to pay the shipping fees of $2.19. To get to this point I am sure many bids were made by the winner and many others. I saw a $100.00 Visa card go for over $100.00 and then the winner, after paying the winning bid, he also had to pay shipping fees of
    $2.19. Karen, you must work for zbiddy.

  • Rating
      
    Jason Beg says:

    July 1st, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Most of the gift cards I “won” here at Zbiddy and I am ahead of the game. There is a “learning curve” for which I paid BUT it is entertaining and IF you have some guts and self control you will come out ahead.

    REPLY

    YO MAMA says:
    July 17th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    You must also be Karen Bason because “she” wrote the exact same thing on another site.

    http://wafflesatnoon.com/2012/05/16/website-review-zbiddy-com-another-generic-penny-auction-site/

  • Rating
      
    MarcG says:

    July 1st, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Hey guys , my dad was doing really bad and he always talked about and ipad… so i thought i would give him one… thank good for internet and google haha this saved me from doing it… thanks here is the letter from a so called girl that i talked to on craigslist…

    Hey there,
    Someone else just purchased it from me, but I would tell you where I got it from. We grabbed a couple of brand new ones on tryzbid.com .We’ve been trying to sell them here and on ebay to make additional cash.

    Recently, not very many people have been bidding so its pretty easy to win. The key is always to bid when the counter hits 4 secs so you win nearly every time. If I can do it right anyone can.

    Good luck
    Sharon

    SCAM

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Bill says:

    June 30th, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Just keep your eyes out, they’re still at it with the bogus craig’s list scams.

    They can automate so many of these things to lure people into their scams.

    Same canned crappy message about not having that reasonably priced (insert trendy item) and how they get them all the time on zbiddy despite the fact that they have the IQs of poorly trained chimps so you too should be able to manage to do the same (don’t bother questioning why someone who’s clearly saying they are making a ton of money off these things would invite competition to their racket..)

    Guess they forget to tell you that zbiddy will become your nightmare.

    Well, remember the old rule, if it seems too good to be true.. it probably is!

    REPLY

    Terrell says:
    July 2nd, 2012 at 1:02 am

    I was looking for an iPad and got the same response on Craigslist and they referred me to zbiddy. They told me they won and had just sold the item but I could win and to bid at the last two seconds. Lol scam. Thank God I didn’t put my credit card information in.

  • Rating
      
    Bryan says:

    June 30th, 2012 at 8:19 am

    It is an absolute rip-off and complete scam. Don’t bother. I plan on reporting them.

    REPLY

    xay says:
    July 10th, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Hi
    I agree with you, It is an absolute rip-off and complete scam.

  • Rating
      
    Richard beard says:

    June 26th, 2012 at 10:26 am

    They are misleading intentionally upfront
    Charges the very first bid.. Is misleading
    Let you think you won, then you wait in the meantime
    You are no longer able to get your money back!!!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Kathy June 6, 2012 says:

    June 24th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    I thought the site was similar to Amazon.com. but no was I ever fooled. I was not told of the fee charged, and I called in to find out that since I was a new customer they would give me 15 free bids. Which of coarse added up more money for them. The next day I had a charge of $99.00 dollars on my account. They refunded half of the money and said I would receive a restaurant certificate for $100.00 dollars which I have never seen. I canceled the card and sent a message to the company for fraud. At this point my bank could not do anything. This is a definite scam. Don’t let them fool you into losing your money.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    April Rose says:

    June 16th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    My mother in law got an ad in her email for Zbiddy and she is 81 years old(my bf’s adopted mom) so she doesn’t really understand alot of things. She saw an ipad on the site and wanted to bid for it,So she signed up and was charged $99 rite off the bat,and didn’t even no about it until she called to see how much money was on her card. I called the company and got some guy that didn’t speak english barley and could not understand him and he couldn’t understand me. I then asked if there was someone else I could speak to and he said no. I told him what the problem was and he said he couldn’t do anything,but said he would ask his boss…I guess they said they would email us a coupon for resturants.com….NEVER GOT IT. Zbiddy is a SCAM.
    My mother in law then decided to report Zbiddy as fraud to the bank and they checked it out and then decided to give her the $99 back on her card,so everyone should report this as a scam and fraud to your bank and they might be able to give you the $99 back.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Mario says:

    June 16th, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    My Mother who is elderly and does not understand penny auctions at all, she inadvertently got the number for Zbiddy and called them. She did not know how to use the site and was not schooled by zbiddy on their “terms and conditions.” She is strictly on SS and gets less than 1000.00 a month. I contacted zbiddy as I have POA with my Mother. I laid out the scenario for them and they finally refunded her 75% of the 99.00. They had no empathy for the situation and I totally believe that it is elderly abuse. I’m going to pursue this and will say if you have any plans of getting on this site, don’t, don’t don’t!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    tphan says:

    June 12th, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    I just want to try it out, I thought it free bid and I sign up for the free bid voucher, they charge on my account $99 right away, I call in to cancel account they try to give me free coupon for restaurent.com I believed them, when you spent $99 you have to upfront $200 first. I decide not to use Restaurent.com coupon I call ask for my refund they give my refund and couple day later they charge on my account $99 again, and they talks this talks that, they want me to do this do that and I did everythings, finally they didn’t give my refund.(((SCAM…SCAM…SCAM SITE)))
    RIP OF PEOPLE…WATCH OUT FOR ZBIDDY.COM I NEVER AND EVER USE ZBIDDY AGAIN..AND AGAIN I RATE THIS LESS THAN 1 STAR.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Ren says:

    June 11th, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    The worst auction site ever. Their ads says you can sign up with 25 free bids and you can try the site. I signed up and they charged me for $18.99 immediately without any obvious notice. I send them email to cancel, but their customer service is sluggish, poor and slow. My email just sit there and no one will take care for you. I called in and the customer representative was yelling to me and said I’m not reading the service agreement correctly. He want to give me some coupon which is some restaurants. After one hour phone conversation, they said will refund to me and I asked to close my account.

    On the other side, the bid is lengthy. It cold drag you a day or a week although you see it’s only a few seconds left. Don’t know when it will end. The auction site controls this on their wishes. This is the worst auction site and worst web site customer service I ever met.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Marshay says:

    June 9th, 2012 at 5:48 am

    I am glad I have read this site, because I to have been scamed by these people. I was just wondering what I needed to do to get my money back. I sure did not give them the ok,and plus I didnt see where they were going to charge $99. Thanks eveyone!

    REPLY

    Terry says:
    June 17th, 2012 at 11:22 am

    go to their customer support – 1-877-ZBIDDY-0. Give them a sob story and do not, under any circumstances, take a “discount” and they will offer a lot of them. Cry, sob, do whatever necessary but do not take no for an answer. Get them to feel sorry for you…. they will give you your money back if you force the issue.

  • Rating
      
    Ralph says:

    June 6th, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    BEWARE

    Zbiddy as far as I am concerned is a scam – I have been in actions where the same bidder is increasing numerous items at the same time in the last few seconds just prior to the sale. I also saw an item sell for almost double retail.

    Why would someone spend in bidding $ 20+ dollars (based atr 10 cents per bid) and rarely win. I haven’t zeen these people win anything yet they are bidding daily. The same names keep showing up daily doing the same questionable bidding.

    Look at Zbiddy’s retail prices and google the same item. Almost every item can be bought 20-40% less than Zbiddy posts. Look at how few items Zbiddy offer. The selection of items over $ 30.00 is maximum 10 and repeated daily. Zbiddy is making an average of $ 8.00 for every dollar bid. An Ipad for $ 300 Zbiddy is collecting $ 2400 at $ .10 per bid. If it were 60 cents per bid as Zbiddy advertises tnen Zbiddy would be collecting $ 18,000 on $ 300 worth of 1 penny bids. WOW – Even with this kind of profit they are to cheap to put a large selection of over $ 100.00 items.

    Zbiddy says their retail bid price for 1 penny value is 60 cent. Another fraudulent statement. My average cost for each Ziddy bids1 penny is about 8 cents and am still getting hosed.

    I suggest STAY AWAY – Dont waist your money. I got sucked in thinking this is legitimate. I learned my lesson. Also if I don’t use my bids they become void with 60 days ( I think). I was told this by their customer service Rep after I paid. I asked for a refund and after the Rep read their script my request was a wasted effort. Their customer service Rep repeatedly told me to read the Terms of Sale. Zbiddy knows the average person wont spend the 15-30 minutes to read how they screw you.

    I hope my note is helping at least 1 person to not throw away their money on this site.

    I have more enjoyable suggestions for those that want to throw away their money.

    REPLY

    ogggamm says:
    June 21st, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    thanks i wanted to sign up but as soon as i read this,i took to my heels

  • Rating
      
    Dml74023 says:

    June 3rd, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    I
    Bid on a I Pad it said the bid was $22.00 so
    I
    Bid and forgot about it next thing i know they took
    Out $99.00 from my checking account I have not yet received my IPad???? I am Furious! !!!!

    REPLY

    Chris says:
    June 6th, 2012 at 3:17 am

    I just wanted to check the site out and they took the $99 from my account. Did not realize they charged to even look.

  • Rating
      
    Jeff says:

    June 1st, 2012 at 2:38 am

    Thank all of you for posting this info!!! Without people like you more people would be scammed. And sorry that you guys had to go through all of the troubles with this scam site. I’ve had a scam happen to me once which is why I check to make sure everything is legitimate.

    REPLY
  • jay says:

    May 29th, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    This is a scam!! They are just taking everyones money.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Net says:

    May 28th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    They say they keep adding more time to each item being bid on to give everyone a fair chance? Seems all they are doing is raising the price of that item each time they add extra mintues and people get all in the bidding the company just makes more money off each item that started out at a fair cheap bid!

    REPLY

    Bob says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Lyin creeps.

  • Rating
      
    rick says:

    May 26th, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Do not buy anything from this company

    REPLY
  • Dain says:

    May 25th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    So what do you do if you didn’t realize they charged you and you used some of the bids? Does that count to get a refund? I feel kinda dumb.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    KH says:

    May 25th, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Call Atty General of Florida, Economic Crimes Division and tell them your problems with zbiddy whether you got a refund or not. They want to hear your stories as they are investigating them for unfair bus. practices. Call 561-837-5000 or go to site: www.myfloridalegal.com. I reported zbiddy to them as well as to the KS and FL BBB,s, the ftc, etc. I received papers asking for my story regardless as to whether my complaint was resolved or not. Help stop this kind of deceptive practices. If we could afford $99 or to some, $159 we wouldn’t be looking for cheap deals. I called twice and they maintained no refund policy even tho their site says at the bottom in nice big print that they have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. I got on their site chat with Cust. Serv. and after quite a long time of them trying to talk me out of a refund and offering all kinds of partial refunds, and me telling them who all I had reported them to, they finally gave a full refund. It is as easy to report them as to make a review here. Do it. If you do a complaint, they will help you get your money back, too.

    REPLY

    Terry says:
    June 17th, 2012 at 11:30 am

    way to go – I commend you on your actions. I too had to fight to get my money back – They have given me a payment ID telling me they are crediting back my card – it better happen! This is such a scam – but they will tell you that “on the left side of the screen it clearly describes what you are purchasing when you put in your credit card number”. I don’t think so – I saw NOTHING! I will follow up with the economic crimes division too – thanks!

  • Rating
      
    swati says:

    May 24th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Thanks for this review site , i also almost got hooked by the craiglist seller selling Xbox kinect , telling me he just sold the last one yesterday , but he bought 4 from Zbiddy and made some money , just wait for 3 sec to bid and you win !
    Got a little suspicious that they were asking credit card info right at the time of registering, and started looking for more reviews .

    REPLY

    Allison says:
    June 26th, 2012 at 10:12 am

    EXACTLY the same thing for me as Dave C. Thank goodness I didn’t sign up but was very close.

    Amy says:
    June 23rd, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Well, I guess you have to be even MORE careful with Craigslist now… Looking for an iPhone 4s as well and got the same email about a guy JUST bought it (timing is everything, huh?) but she picked up three of them from zbiddy and resells to make a little extra money. She also gave me the “tip” about waiting til the last second to bid.

    I was so tempted but glad I checked first. I’m sorry for those of you who were scammed but thank you for warning others.

    Fran says:
    June 15th, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Guess what?? SAME THING HERE!

    iPad 2 32 gb (Wi-Fi) – $225
    The names is Erica Sherman, she said she already sold it but she said she was lucky enough to buy it there for around $130.

    tommy says:
    June 15th, 2012 at 6:50 am

    I got the same exact email about an ipad i was looking to buy…… im so glad i looked further into this zbiddy scam

    QHC says:
    June 14th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Same thing here with the Craigslist scam!
    Q

    Greg says:
    June 13th, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Just got the exact same thing from a person on craigslist through email address terinashadowens@hotmail.com
    She wrote this:

    Hey,

    A man just purchased this from me, however i can show you where I purchased it from. My husband and i picked up a couple of brand new ones on zbiddydeal.com ,and have been selling them here as well as on ebay to make additional money.

    Lately, not very many people have been bidding so its pretty easy to win. The key is always to bid only when the counter hits 2 seconds and you win practically every time. If we can do it right anybody can.

    Good luck

    Sharon

    This is clearly a SCAM. Watch out for things like this! Good luck

    Muhammad says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Ha, just saw an Iphone 4S on craigslist yesterday for $235.I e-mailed the dude and got a respond back that it’s sold but they got it from Zbiddy and I should try it. SCAM SCAM SCAM. Don’t fall for this guys, I am glad I did my research.

    Dave C. says:
    June 5th, 2012 at 7:17 am

    Same thing for me on Criagslist for an iphone 4s. “I just sold my last iphone, but you can buy one on Zbiddy…”
    Thanks for everyone’s input. I am NOT investigating any further. I’m glad I didn’t sign up and researched Zbiddy first. Just like we’ve all heard before; If it is too good to be true, it probably isn’t.

    Will says:
    May 26th, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Once again, EXACT same thing.

  • BJ says:

    May 24th, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Jason Bay is probably the same guy who spams CL with a bunch of “deals” that were coincidentally just sold. He was helpful though in pointing us to Biddynow where we too can win items every time if we just let the counter get below 5 seconds.

    Sorry for everyone that got scammed. It is a travesty that these sites are allowed to operate.

    REPLY
  • JAMES W MORRIS says:

    May 24th, 2012 at 11:35 am

    what is the phone # of ZBIDDY.COM

    REPLY

    Terry says:
    June 17th, 2012 at 11:33 am

    1-877-ZBIDDY-0

  • Rating
      
    Tom says:

    May 24th, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Be careful about Zbiddy: Be sure to read all the fine print in the terms and privacy policy before joining. In particular, I find their privacy policy to be one of the worst I have ever encountered. They can provide your contact information to 3rd parties, and if you “opt out” via their web site, it only opts you out of their direct marketing to you, not that of their 3rd party clients. Signing up also gives them blanket rights to *call* you for marketing purposes. The privacy policy alone is a big reason to stay away from this one.

    I was led to Zbiddy by a Craig’s List ad. The seller claimed the item was sold, but that they got it from Zbiddy and were selling it to make money. Zbiddy members get free bids via referrals. I strongly suspect some of them use Craig’s List to get referrals. I have no way of knowing for sure whether this seller ever even had the item to sell, but I suspect not (I contacted them immediately after posting).

    REPLY

    Will says:
    May 26th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    The exact same thing happened to me. I was looking for an xbox 360 on craigslist, and i saw one for $52. I emailed her and she told me she sold them all but that she got it from Zbiddy. I tried to email her back, but it always says “message permanently failed to send”. It has got to be a friggin scam. I haven’t seen a single xbox on Zbiddy, either.

  • Rating
      
    Sherry L says:

    May 23rd, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    I just went to look at the site and it wouldn’t let me even look until I signed up. It also didn’t say you are purchasing bids, the card entry site is right along with the sign up site. I then get an email saying I bought 99 in bids! I called them and she said they are doing a refund but allowing me 10 free bids (didn’t touch them thank GOD after reading about the 7-day deal above). I told her I only wanted to look, not to buy. What a rip, paying to bid on something. Help people were out of the country as well. I did attempt to look and when I clicked on a section, got nothing. On the current open bids there was just garbage, magazines and such.

    REPLY
  • Nina says:

    May 23rd, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    THANK YOU!

    Thanks guys for all the feedback. I was just going to beg my mom so sign up until I saw your guys reviews thanks for saving my cash!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Tony W. says:

    May 22nd, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    So like many here I was suckered into buying bids. I started to read some of the reviews and had some concerns. I called their CS and I was told, no refunds but I could get a free Restaurant.com card. I don’t use that but again I was told no refunds. I have emailed them today and I will contact my states AG office this week. The BBB has no power to do anything but if your SG office determines they are acting in a illegal fashion and those fake ads on Craigslist could qualify then they may act.

    REPLY

    KH says:
    May 25th, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Hi, do you have a complaint? They are being investigated by the Florida Atty General and looking for unfair bus. practices. You can call them at 561-837-5000 and ask for Economic Crimes Division.

  • Rating
      
    r miller says:

    May 22nd, 2012 at 1:04 am

    I tried TOO many times to login to bid..it keeps saying wrong password then repeatedly said it would send me a reminder …not in email???very frustrating

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Jenny says:

    May 20th, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Using zbiddy has been 1 horror after another. Stay away

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    John says:

    May 19th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    I too have been sucked into this by Craigslist. BEWARE …. DON’T DO IT!

    I am trying to find a replacement iphone and have seen several “deals” out there. Each time I try to buy the phone I get a reply back from a female name (3 different) who says “she” just sold the phone but got 4 of them on zbiddy. No one is bidding; wait until 3 seconds & you almost always win blah, blah blah. All 3 of the emails said the same thing.

    I signed up for the minimum (thank GOD) and for a week now there have been NO, NONE, ZIP, NADA in the way of iphones. When I bid on the Apple cards I too have been kicked off or told my bid was invalid.

    I’d stay away from this site if I was you.
    jch

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Casey F. says:

    May 19th, 2012 at 4:39 am

    To anyone who has been screwed by ZBIDDY when they signed up and were charged for a bid package that wasn’t even there. I’ve done alot of research and have tested it 1st hand twice. When you call them to get a refund, they will say whatever they can to get you to stay with them. Steadily giving you more and more. I pushed them so far, I got all my money back, a $100 gift card (useless Restaurant.com), got to keep all my bids, got some extra free bids, and as another bonus, a guaranty. A guaranty that I can basically play till I win and they will keep giving me infinite free bids to do so. (Till I win once) Be adamant and try to scare them. I told them I got a consultation of the legalities of the issue, I was recording the conversation, I read the entire 7 pages of terms and conditions, I want my money back and nothing else. Now all of these things were true, but they had no way of knowing that. Plus, the day before, I had reluctantly agreed to half my money back and the gift card. And I was still able to get the rest back later. The key is the 7 day grace period before your refund becomes null and void. ZBIDDY representatives will say that bid packages are non refundable by their terms, but they will leave out the other line in there that states a person’s 1st bid package, and who has not used any of the bids of the package, within 7 days can request and is entitled to a full refund of the bid package amount. (Typically that $99 they usually take, sometimes its $149) So you can get a refund within 7 days, just don’t use those bids and no matter if you settled on something less than a full refund before, you can just complain again to get the rest. Or if all else fails you can talk to your bank and they’ll tell you to cancel your card so you aren’t charged for the fraudulent amount. But that window is less than 7 days. (Depends on your bank). If you call and get a bad representative, just call again later and deal with someone else. (made a huge difference with me). Now I got my money back, but I don’t want anyone else to keep getting screwed by these people. Try this, it will work. And spread the word. I’ve seen hundreds of people complaining over this exact thing. Sometimes its a lady on craigslist that lured them to ZBIDDY. Beware, ZBIDDY has alot of little tricks to get your money. But again, try this method and tell everyone. Maybe if enough of us spread the word, ZBIDDY can be stopped once and for all.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Jessy says:

    May 18th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Zbiddy is a penny auction site and you have to purchase bid package to place bids on the auction. They never ask for credit card while registering. If you have any doubt or issue then contact their customer support at 1-888-406-6509

    REPLY

    Ericia says:
    September 28th, 2012 at 1:29 am

    I just signed up the other day and it darn well did ask me for a credit card during the second step of registering. I will, however, say that you do not need to buy anything up front. I closed out the tab and checked my email to find my login information so I signed in a looked around, used the wheel and won some bids but have not won anything. Honestly, I do not think I will win anything and I won’t buy any bids. Given the awesome :/ reviews here I think I won’t even bother with the site anymore.

    J2theI says:
    July 1st, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Same here… Asked for credit card when registering . Was turned on to this site from a woman selling a iPad just like all the others . Scammers!!!! Earn an honest living like the rest of us descent folks.

    Bob says:
    June 12th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Hey, Jessy has the support number MEMORIZED. Wonder who HE works for…

    Reesho says:
    May 29th, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Yep, ZBiddy wanted my credit card info immediately following the email request. I declined to give it to them! That’s no way to attract new customers IMO.

    me says:
    May 27th, 2012 at 5:52 am

    I signed up and they did not ask me for any card information neither. Quibids asked me for information right away and wanted me to purchase bids before i even got to go on there site so i didn’t bother with quibids.

    Carolyn says:
    May 19th, 2012 at 8:48 am

    They absolutely DID ask me for my credit card info when registering

  • Rating
      
    Shanice says:

    May 18th, 2012 at 8:34 am

    I went through the same thing they billed my credit card with out me knowing. I called my bank and have a fraud case against them. The company was very rude on the phone and only offered me 75% of my money back. Then told me they are doing me a favor can you believe them. However my bank informed me to still file the fraud paper work just in case they don’t send the refund. I would tell everyone to stay away from the site unless you like to give away your money. So now I’m waiting to get the refund will let you know how that turns out.

    REPLY
  • Chris M. says:

    May 18th, 2012 at 4:59 am

    I started a registration and before I could finish, but right after I input my credit card information for billing on winnings, I was sent an email of a charge of $99. I did not authorize this nor was I notified in sign up about any bid packages, but I called my bank and sure enough it went through. I called Zbiddy customer service the following morning and they said that I must have done it by accident and that terms and conditions states that it is no refund. Then I got the supervisor involved and he offered me half my money back and a $100 gift card. I reluctantly agreed. I got confirmation emails on both of these, but as it turns out the gift card is actually a gift certificate for coupons on Restaurant.com. In other words, practically worthless. However, I read through all 7 pages of the terms and conditions and found this entry: “All Payments For Bid Packages are non-refundable except for any bid amounts remaining unused on the 1st bid package purchased by a user which qualifies for the ZBIDDY gauranty as stated on the ZBIDDY website. The refund will be available for 7 days from the date the user purchased its 1st bid package, provided that the user requests such refund from ZBIDDY within such 7 day period.” I do qualify for the ZBIDDY gauranty, I have not used the bids from said bid package, and it was my 1st bid package. My question is am I legally able to receive a refund. Also, do I legally get a refund after I verbally (over the phone) agreed to an alternative to my money back? Which I have also not yet redeemed or received.

    REPLY

    Chris M. says:
    May 19th, 2012 at 5:02 am

    Well, I got my money back. They tried everything to keep me from my refund, but it seems they can’t legally do anything. That must be why they try to convince you to screw yourself by agreeing to a lesser refund of some sort. Unfortunately, ZBIDDY is just smart enough to get away with this time and time again. I do see alot of people are enjoying the site and weren’t scammed. Good for them, they were lucky. I believe that ZBIDDY is scamming just enough people so that when they complain or threaten the company, there are at least 51% of the people who are on ZBIDDY’s side. They don’t need to scam everyone, just as many as they can where they can still get away with it. But there are 3 ways to fix the $99 or $149 charge issue. Call your bank and they will instruct you from there with a few very nice options. Or you can call ZBIDDY and say no, no, no until you get what you want. (Refund) Or you can tell them you want to directly speak to the supervisor and whether or not they let you, just tell them that line about the 7 days. It also helps to scare them a bit with saying you will sue, or cancel your card anyway, or file a claim, or are recording the conversation. I will spread the word too. They can be stopped, its just gonna take alot of us.

    Caseyy F. says:
    May 19th, 2012 at 4:49 am

    Yes, that line about the 7 days to refund is the trump card against them. They can bend the rules all they want, but they still have to abide by their own. You can definitely get a refund, even if you agreed to less. Spread the word! Lets put a stop to ZBIDDY!

    Shanice says:
    May 18th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Hi thanks so much for the info the person I talked to this morning told me I could only get 75% of my money back. But once I seen your comment I called again and got the full refund because it was my first bid package an I didn’t use any of the bids. So if didn’t use any bids regardless of what you agreed to u can get a full refund hope this helps you like it helped me

  • Rating
      
    Tom says:

    May 17th, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Don’t waste your time or money on this site! I was lured to it by Craigslist and had signed up before realized I had spent $100. If you don’t have the time to sit in front of your computer bidding one penny at a time for hours on end this site don’t sign up. This site is a ridiculous waste of time and money!!

    REPLY

    sasha says:
    May 22nd, 2012 at 1:18 am

    THANK ALL OF YOU!!!
    For some reason I couldn’t login and it obviously ended up being a godsend. I ended up here to ask them “how to login etc?” but NOW
    no way it is a scam. Thank you…because like most of you…I cannot afford to throw money away.

    nallely says:
    May 18th, 2012 at 12:25 am

    ok so i did the same mistake and called the line and they said they would refund me half the money. however, they said they would send me an email and i never revived and some money to some food places. umm were you able to call the bank and report it and obtain your money back

    barb says:
    May 17th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Totally agree. And they don’t have much to bid on except more bids! A waste of time and money that –they and their wallets hope–draw you in. it is Z-Bad.

  • Erika P says:

    May 16th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Wow, guys and gals, thanks…I was curious and wanting to sign up to Zbiddy, but something in me said “let me see what the reviews have to say” … I couldn’t find anything good about it. You all saved me some money, I am certain!! ~Erika

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    bosss says:

    May 14th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    ive been on it for 3 months i i dident even win a single thing people keep bidding and my cousin said that its fake because the people dont bid the computer does so you lose and keep bidding until your bids run out and you have to buy more bids to keep playing

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Elizabeth says:

    May 14th, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Did not sign up just used the free 15 sign up bids that were given to me. If a smart person was to calculate the large profit this company is making because each bid is x.60 so in the end they are making way way more that the item is worth and its the bidders that are losing out thats if they are truly real bidders not bots as suspected. This is more of a very addicting gambling site to me. This is seriously a big fraud. I agree so much with Jon. I did the same and calculated the cost for an item that cost 99.00 and they made over 300.00. OUTRAGEOUS!!!!!!!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Brandon says:

    May 13th, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Ditto. I had the same experience as many of the people above. I was lured to the site by a CRAIGSLIST aid that had a product I wanted to purchase. BEWARE, these craigslist aids are part of the scam! There’s no doubt in my mind this person, or computer program, did not possess the product I wished to buy on Craigslist. The then send me a dishonest email telling me the product sold but I should go to Zbiddy to buy it at a very low price. They no doubt are working with the company on commission to send unsuspecting individuals to the site to be TAKEN! I submitted my name, address, and credit card info with the intention of simply checking out the site. To my dreaded surprise I had unknowingly and unintentionally purchased $99 worth of unwanted, and meaningless, bit credits. In addition I was automatically signed up with an account with out even an opportunity to create a password to sign on with. In other words I had $99 of my money stolen and on top of that had no way to log back on and spend the credits I didn’t purchase voluntarily in the first place.

    This amounts to straight out DECEPTION, MISREPRESENTATION, and FRAUD folks. Its criminal activity and should be dealt with as such. If you get caught in this mess first call the company at 1-877-924-3390 and demand a full 100% refund! These are hired hands probably working out of their house in some foreign country for very low wages. This so called customer service rep. will give you the speech about “terms and conditions” and “I have to put you on hold to speak with my supervisor (who must hiding in their bathroom- there is probably no supervisor) bla bla bla…. Don’t take no for an answer. The foreign (maybe somewhere in India) hired hand working for pennies himself, reading off an instruction card no doubt, will offer you something less then a full refund. Don’t hesitate to threaten the company with a law suit and complaints to the appropriate government agencies. Back this up by immediately contacting your banks fraud dept. and report a fraudulent activity on you credit card. As in my case I was scammed, manipulated, and deceived into making a purchase without my permission for a worthless product that forces me to now go on their site and pay my money to them for nothing in hopes of lighting striking i.e.., being one in 1000 people to buy a product for not much less (or more) then it is worth while all the other 999 people bidding lose their money putting thousands, or tens of thousands of dollars of profit into these criminals pockets. This in my view is immoral, criminal and fraudulent. Your bank should credit you account. File a police report for fraud and criminal activity with your local police dept. If enough of us do this this may make the news and if nothing else perhaps public opinion will shut these crooks down and hopefully put their owners in jail.

    Question: Does anyone know what Gov. agencies have the power to shut these criminals down?

    REPLY

    Terri Mooney says:
    May 18th, 2012 at 12:26 am

    Good News!

    A civil investigation is currently underway by the Office of the Attorney General, Economic Crimes Division, Florida. Zbiddy is an affiliate of Ecom Interactive, LLC; or Ecom Interactive, LLC d/b/a Zbiddy.com

    File a report with the the Attorney General at http://www.myfloridalegal.com/ and they will contact you to participate. I received a letter on May 1st, 2012 requesting my participation as I also was defrauded by Zbiddy much like you!

    Name to Contact, Physical Address & Name of Case:
    Sandy Butscher
    Office of the Attorney General
    Economic Crimes Division
    Attn: Zbiddy.com Investigation
    1515 N. Flaglre Drive, Suite 900
    West Palm Beach, FL 33401

    Two other agencies you can file complaints with are the
    * BBB for South Florida http://www.bbb.org/south-east-florida/business-reviews/online-penny-auction/ecom-interactive-in-deerfield-beach-fl-90026262,
    * Palm Beach County Consumer Affairs Service @ http://www.pbcgov.com/publicsafety/consumeraffairs/consumers/edispute.htm

    The more reports filed with these agencies, the quicker the action. At least we can hope so.

  • Rating
      
    Tim says:

    May 12th, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    I tried zbiddy with free bids so at least I did not have to pay any money upfront but I tried on the new bidders site and of course won that auction and was charged for the item plus shipping. Now it has been almost a month since this auction I have called them and talked to service reps who said it should be taken care of. Then I received an email that said they did not have my address for shipping so I replied with my address and received another email that said they would respond to my concerns within 48 hours. Have given them another week and still no response. S it appears that I am out the money I spent and no meaningful communication from zbiddy on this. I am going to give another try to get this taken care of but I don’t expect much as their customer service is very poor! I will not use their site again and would warn anybody else to try at their own risk…..

    REPLY
  • louren says:

    May 12th, 2012 at 11:18 am

    They don’t have the policy of refunding the money of their clients.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Bobby says:

    May 12th, 2012 at 6:47 am

    Zbiddy just a ripoff site …. please don’t register you are just going to lose at least $99

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Bill says:

    May 12th, 2012 at 2:56 am

    I spent about 167.00
    Total wins:

    2 packs of mini cd covers 31 cents and 14 cents.
    2 4 gb thumb drives 5.60 and 4.57

    Not bad if you love giving money away!
    I just wished it was a charity site I wouldn’t feel so bad.
    But we learn our lessons and move on and hopefully learn from bad mistakes like Zbiddy. rip off.
    I do admire them they must be making tons of money off of dumb people.
    That is the American Way.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    WillyG says:

    May 11th, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Thanks Guys,

    I was just getting ready to sign up and decided to read the reviews. When only two people out of over 300 say this place sucks, that’s good enough for me.

    Thank you all, again.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Nell says:

    May 10th, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Don’t waste your time, or at least buy the very smallest package possible. They don’t have much on there but magazines and Restaurant.com gift certificates, both of which you can get for far less elsewhere than what they make it appear. The other few valuable items are bid up so high because there are too many people chasing too few items. On top of that they practically give away more bids, making it all the more competitive. At 1 penny per bid it goes so slow that you will die of boredom waiting to get it up to a price it will go for. Don’t waste your money folks!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Sam says:

    May 9th, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    They definitely do not deserve to be selling on line. They take your money, possible things that never happen. When I called them they offered to send me gas coupons, which they did on line, I copied and mailed as instructed, never received anything. They took my money with nothing in return.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    rg says:

    May 8th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    They are a rip off I gave my credit card number without ordering anything and they are trying to charge me $99.00. But if they do I will have a law suit against them so fast it will make their heads spin. It’s sad that companies are ripping people off like we don’t work hard for our money. Somebody needs to shut them down so they can stop cheating people.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Nancy says:

    May 6th, 2012 at 7:15 am

    A sham bordering on fraud. Especially the non-refundable initial purchase. If you love auctions, go eBay. At least you know the rules.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Penny Pincher says:

    May 5th, 2012 at 8:54 am

    First thing I did was read the terms and conditions then I googled for people’s comments. I saw the 60 cents for every penny bid, and I did the math.
    I didn’t know about the sign up fee, so thank you guys.
    I am also betting no one read the part about cancellation which is saying that if you cancel your account you have to return the items you have purchased in good condition and fully insured. Did I read that right?
    Can anyone else confirm?

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    C says:

    May 5th, 2012 at 12:08 am

    HORRIBLE!! These people are brilliant con artists. Long story short I got charged the $99 at the get go without any warning. They sent me a $99 voucher but you have to spend more money to use the voucher. What a migraine

    REPLY
  • jc says:

    May 4th, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    anyone who says anything positive about zbiddy is a liar

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    jc says:

    May 4th, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    I think there is no question that zbiddy is a scam. I read the t of c and knew about the cost involved but i have spent hundreds of dollars just to win one usb adapter. everything else i bid on the bid closes while there is still 2 seconds or so left (by closes i mean it says my bid is invalid so that the bot can win the bid bc the item is clearly under priced. Let me also add that this does not include the bids for more bid packages..i can win those pieces of shit every time I bid. Zbiddy is a scam straight up and anybody on here that says other wise is a liar or more accurately is an employee of zbiddy.

    REPLY

    jc says:
    May 4th, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    in my review above it gave zbiddy 1 star..thats only bc there is nothing lower…truthfully i give them zero stars..biggest scam on the web

  • Rating
      
    criket9627 says:

    May 4th, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    My sister got sucked into Zbiddy and got charged $159.00 so I’m sticking with Listia and Ebay. At least I know what I’m paying (with Listia S&H is all they charge and sometimes thats free and Ebay states it upfront.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    ca says:

    May 4th, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Big rip-off – didn’t realize I was paying for anything, just signing up for future purchases. Then all of a sudden I am charged $99 for “bids”. When I called I was told it was non-refundable but they would drop it to $49 and send a restaurant gift card. Total bs and scam. If it sounds too good to be true, it is. Expensive lesson learned.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Sujana says:

    May 3rd, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Yes, it’s a scam. It’s virtually impossible to win. They charged me $99. I got all of it back once I refused to get off the phone. Do not take NO for an answer.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    jrod says:

    May 3rd, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Zbiddy is a rip-off. They offered me a $100 gift cert, which is worthless. Zbiddy’s web site looks to gone, they just change their name and continue ripping people off. Stay away is you want to keep your money. Thanks

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    douglas says:

    May 3rd, 2012 at 11:06 am

    hello to all…they charge shipping for machine work…they do not transfer…and 2.00 shipping…then u have to bid and paying 20 to 30.00 for 200 bids..and if u want a item u can spend 200 bids and get nothing for it….it is a rip off they using people

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    ming says:

    May 2nd, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    If you give your credit card number, you will be charged $ 100 even you bid for $1 item. Never go to this site.

    REPLY

    smith says:
    May 2nd, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    You should report to police

  • cat says:

    May 2nd, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    liar u work 4 them kiss it

    REPLY
  • Robert says:

    May 2nd, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    I agree with Jason bay I got 4 50$ gift cards!

    REPLY
  • cat says:

    May 2nd, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    dont care

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Clarence Swingle says:

    May 2nd, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    ZBiddy does tell me that I will lose my bidding points or whatever they call them. I paid $18.99 that I am going to lose without making a bid. Why? Because I discovered if I started to bid I would have to keep buying more points or whatever they may call them to keep up the bidding for something I want. Yes, My $18.99 would be my only loss.

    Let’s take an example. A bid has reached $47.50 as the final bid for an item where the retail price is $100.00 or eventually it may be on sale for $75. But let’s work with the $100.00. In order to reach $47,50 it has cost the consumers of ZBiddy .60 cents for every penny of that $47.50. That seems to be a total cost of .60 times 4,750 = $2,850. Correct me if I am wrong! Remember this item is a $100 item. The final bidder got a good deal. Perhaps he/she only made 100 bids of the 4,750 bids at 60 cents which would be $60 plus the $47.50 final bid for a total of $107.50 plus shipping for the $100.00 item.
    It seems as though no one is able to look at this activity in this manner. I’ve talked to customer service at the company and they don’t seem to know what I’m talking about when I state each penny costs someone 60 cents.
    They are thinking it doesn’t cost the final bidder all those 60 cents.All I can think of is the people reporting on this type of activity must be already investors or owners because they don’t get into anything like this in their statements? I hope I am wrong! I also hope that the members of ZBiddy can judge for themselves what is happening.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Jon says:

    May 2nd, 2012 at 1:39 am

    Seriously, does no body get this? zBiddy can afford to send you a brand new item in original factory packaging because they are making thousands of dollars of profit on each item sold. You have to remember that the price they show at the bottom is NOT the price the item is being sold for. It simply represents (in pennies) how many bids have been made.

    Example of a standard item:

    Apple New iPad sold while I was watching for $217.85. That means that there were 21,785 bids placed. Each one of those bids cost someone $0.60. That means that zBiddy got paid $13,071 for that Apple iPad.

    Now let’s just think about the economies of scale. That money is coming from the users of the site. That means that a whole lot of people are loosing money on that deal. Let’s say you bid 50 times and loose. You just paid $30 towards someone else’s exorbitantly over-priced New iPad.

    Statistically speaking, your chances of winning on that bid is approaching similar statistics to winning a scratch-style lottery card for the same amount. The Lottery company knows the statistics too, and they always win. It’s just like going to vegas. The house knows the statistics better than anyone, and they always win.

    zBiddy is claiming to sell products at a huge discount. But in reality, they are selling disgustingly over-priced items at a rate that would, under any other circumstances be considered criminal.

    zBiddy should, at the very least, be required to follow the same laws as gambling sites. Over and above that, they should be indicted for false advertising and taking advantage of the average Joe’s inability to do simple math.

    If you’re that average Joe who had been using zBiddy for a while now, I dare you to go back and compare the cost of the bids you have purchased with the retail value of the items you’ve “won” on these auctions. In almost all cases, I’m pretty sure you’re not really “winning” anything.

    Every gambler convinces himself he’s the exception to the rules of statistics. And he’s exactly the type of person every gambling house wants to take for all he’s worth.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Jenn says:

    May 1st, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    OMG I was about to enter my credit card info but then I decided to read the reviews, because it just seems to good to be true and in fact it is. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE that has posted their reviews of the scam from this company. Your reviews were very helpful and it avoided me being charged $159.00 Thanks again.

    REPLY

    kat says:
    May 5th, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    i did the same exact thing

  • Rating
      
    Angry Person says:

    April 30th, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    I understand I should have read the reviews and fine print before entering my information. I understand it is ultimately my fault for being charged. Nevertheless, I am PISSED that there was not a “Confirm Order” page, and that they charged me $100 from the get go!

    REPLY

    cat says:
    May 2nd, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    hell ya

    sugar says:
    May 1st, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    I agree, same thing happened to me! They give you no option to review/ confirm the order and suddenly its done. No chance to stop it if you decide not to proceed. I am PISSED as well.

  • Rating
      
    David says:

    April 30th, 2012 at 2:55 am

    Well, looks like i’m the latest victim of this scam. Could tell you my story but you’ve heard it before hundreds of times already. Signed up not knowing there was a fee, costed $99.00 filled a complaint with tripple B, emailed them asking for the 5-7 day refund, called them up they explained it to me as buying poker chips, ya right… was offered a restraunt gift card said screw that and hung up. waiting for my email response tomorrow… This is litterally the first time i’ve ever been scammed online. Zbiddy is worse then megaupload, at least they never scammed money from the people who need it the most.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    phill says:

    April 28th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    definitely a scam, i haven’t used the site but it’s obvious. i’ve been on craigslist and i’ve been replying to all the cheap ipad listings. i get a email from them saying they already sold it and they got it from zbiddy.com. i got 5 emails with the same kind of message. SCAM!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Texas Sugar says:

    April 27th, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    I do Not work for Zbiddy or in any affiliation with them… I went to their site from a email i got. It says to register for FREE, thats only to register!… Then in blue highlight (FINE PRINTS) I read the terms of service and it does tell u that you have to purchase bids to be apart of the auctions. I then went to a credit card info page and It says choose a package (and it gives u the option to click a lower package than the 99.00 package or 159.00)… So i mean there is options for u to pick, DUH! if you dont pick a different package then when u put in your credit card info (which no one should if you dont know what your getting into)!!!.. OF course u are going to be charged!! loll im sorry that some of yall went though a bad experience. But if you all claim that there is alot of scamming on the internet, EVERY site has Terms of Conditions (take the time to read before you sign ur life away on the internet)… I bought the 13.50 package which gave me 45 bids and I actually Won two $100.00 walmart cards all together for 17.58 and a Ipod player for 36.72 (NOW I SAVE MONEY USING THEM)!!!…. Hope this helps everyone, these people didnt misled me so how were u misled? READING is a powerful thing!

    REPLY

    thornlar says:
    May 12th, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    It does NOT always work as you describe. I just registered (following the instructions on the home page….”Register Now! It’s Free!), entered credit card information for bidding purposes, and found myself charged with a $99 bid package. The site did NOT take me to the page where I could choose a bid package to purchase, and this practice is not mentioned in the terms and conditions, which I read. I called their customer service number and had to argue for 15 minutes in order to get my money refunded. I’ll be watching my bank account to be sure this happens. This is a scam.

    redneck becky says:
    April 27th, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    I agree with you… Its sad how ppl have to report people when its them that did the mistake… smh

  • Rating
      
    RED TAIL HAWK says:

    April 27th, 2012 at 4:04 am

    What a rip off

    REPLY
  • Lady Shopper says:

    April 24th, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Has anyone discovered how to have yourself removed from the pop-up’s that zbiddy puts on your screen. They actually appear inside my ebay account and super imposes itself over my ebay page, then won’t let me see my shopping chart without accessing zbiddy. Help.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Unhappy says:

    April 22nd, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Yep, got sucked in. Please check the page before you bid on something. I thought I won a magazine for 37 cents, they charged $19.99 for shipping which is $5 more than if I had bought the subscription myself. Restaurant.com if you buy directly from them a gift card is $5 for $25 card. There is nothing to keep me here.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Aha says:

    April 21st, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Hi people, there are a few REAL!!! bidding sites such as ebay, aliexpress (bid site for ailbaba) etc, stick with them and any that follow the core values and principles of these sites.

    REPLY

    Aha says:
    April 21st, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Correction.
    Replace the word(bidding with auction) in the posting above.

  • Muriel says:

    April 20th, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Thanks so much for the reviews! Saved $159!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    FAYE HERALD says:

    April 19th, 2012 at 12:53 am

    Well after submitting complaints to the BBB and Internet Crime Service and threatening emails I received my full refund in 2 days. I also disputed the charge with my bank. Read their terms of service it says right in them you have 7 days to request a refund. Don’t accept any offers ….get your full refund!!!
    LET THEM KNOW YOU’RE NOT JUST WRITING THIS OFF AND THEY WILL GIVE YOU YOUR MONEY BACK!!!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    wb says:

    April 18th, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Thank goodness I read these reviews BEFORE getting ripped-off!!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Bill says:

    April 17th, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    I wasn’t paying attention (I’m a dummy) and I fell for the $99 instant charge on my credit card trick. Then I thought I would just try some of the auctions. But the auctions go on and on (each bid resets the clock so more bids can come in) – until the price is out of sight and Zbiddy doesn’t care because they are making money on every bid! If an item is bid up to $200, that means they have raked in $120 bid profit (@ $0.60 per bid). I wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t submit phony bids just to keep the auction going. They gave me a hassle when I tried to cancel so I just chalked it up to a lesson learned and I cancelled my credit card number so I wouldn’t get any nasty surprises on my card.

    REPLY

    Bud Swingle says:
    May 2nd, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Bill,

    I’m glad you realize it is $12,000 because each penny is 60 cents, a dollar bid in total is $60. I talked to customer service and they didn’t know what I was talking about being that all consumers losing their money, and their only concern was with the final bidder getting a price lower, perhaps, than the retail price.

    I’ve also read reviews of news people thinking that this is good for the consumers – perhaps also they are investors in these companies.

    Bill says:
    April 17th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Mistake! Not $120 bid profit! It’s $12000!! Each dollar earns $60 in bids.

  • Rating
      
    FAYE HERALD says:

    April 16th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    This is the biggest scam going. They got me for $99.00 I have received the 5-7 refund email but while I’m waiting I have contacted the BBB and the FBI regarding this internet scam. DO NOT BE SUCKED IN TO THIS WEB OF DECEIT!!!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Lori says:

    April 16th, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    I know people will say I must work for zbiddy after this review, but I really don’t. I just got an email from zbiddy showing an unreal price on a Dyson vacuum so I decided to see what it was about. I put in my registration info as far as name & email and the next window I was taken to (where it asks for shipping address & payment info) shows several bidding packages on the left 1/2 of the screen from top to bottom so I’m not sure how they’re hiding that you will be charged to place bids. That aside, nowhere on that screen does it say buying these packages is nonrefundable. But I’m one of those nerds that scans the terms & conditions and it is there as well as stating any unused portion expired in 60 days; IMHO that sucks.

    I also am a big believer in, “If it seems too good to be true…” so I check out reviews about stuff like this before I make a move. I decided not to complete my registration or use zbiddy b/c of other apparent issues with them that have been listed on this forum.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    mmm says:

    April 15th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    They charge the amount without my knowledge but atleast they are available on phone and if you persist they refund your money. I tried to do the same thing again but I did not see 99$, I saw different amount. I am not sure their offer is tied to IP. I am still waiting for 5-7days for refund. But I got the confirmation email instantly.

    REPLY

    FAYE HERALD says:
    April 16th, 2012 at 10:47 am

    I am filing a complaint with the BBB and the Internet Crimes System. After receiving the same email about the 5-7 day refund. I sent them an email saying I was reporting them to the FBI for internet scamming and the next email said my request would be processed within 10 days and that I had not incurred any charges from them so we’ll see how that plays out.

  • Rating
      
    lina says:

    April 15th, 2012 at 4:53 am

    wow crazy! can you just imagine zbiddy sitting on millions right now off of each persons $99 registration fee!! that is why they keep trying to give you gift cards! demand your fee back! dont take no stupid free gift card and make them millions! and stay off their surveys they get paid for that and you get nothing in return. complain and let everyone know and agencys and internet sites! get this zbiddy shut down!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Cynthia Czahor says:

    April 14th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    #1 Auction Site Ive ever seen!

    REPLY

    Bud Swingle says:
    May 2nd, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Don’t you know that Zbiddy can take in $2,800 for a $100 item because of taking in $.60 for each penny bid? and the final bidder only had to put the bid up to $47,80.

    Get real!

    mrhookup says:
    April 24th, 2012 at 6:57 am

    Liar; you work for Zbiddy scam!

    Aha says:
    April 21st, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Your one of the few.

  • CHRIS says:

    April 14th, 2012 at 11:35 am

    So its a real site,but you pay about $.60 on the penny? And off top when you sign up there is a pending charge on you card, that will fall off in a couple of days? Also you might have to stay up all night trying to win an item, because the bib never stops,when it says it will due to the extra 10sec added when you place your bib? Can anyone answer these questions

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Karen says:

    April 13th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Complete scam!!!!! I called to complain about the 159.00 being charged to my cc. No where does it say you have to buy bids to register. I registered just to see what it was about first. I am an idiot for giving my cc number. They made me feel like it was my fault yet offered me a restaurant gift card worth 100.00. I am so glad I decided to check Zbiddy’s reviews. I will call my cc company tomorrow morning to file a complaint about this Zbiddy scam.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Jim says:

    April 13th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    I believe i have identified at least 4 people making bids on behalf of the company.
    They make 1000s of bids a day so i went back and checked the closed auctions and i never
    found where they made bids or won any bid vouchers. So how can they make so many bids every day.
    Also watch for bid invalid to pop up when you bid in the last 2 or 3 seconds and see who wins that auction

    REPLY

    Dottie says:
    May 10th, 2012 at 5:35 am

    That’s right Jim. There in itself is a scam. I see the same 4 people also constantly bidding, but never close. They must be fake auto-bids on behalf of ZBiddy. What a racket!

  • Rating
      
    mary says:

    April 13th, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Scam…took $99.00 with out me ever authorizing it!

    REPLY

    crystal brown says:
    April 15th, 2012 at 12:53 am

    I got scammed as well i quickly filed a dispute and suspended my credit card ,nonthing eles I can do untill they post my pending transaction so wish me luck…….z biddy is a scam…..

  • Rating
      
    John says:

    April 13th, 2012 at 12:52 am

    Well, I just got duped myself as of 04/10/2012. I clicked on an Email sent to me saying that I can win a $500 dollar gift card. Should have known better, but in these hard times, I am turning over every rock. And it seems, so is everyone else. Everything that was mentioned in the article happen to me in the same exact way. So since I was told that it was non-refundable, I tried to make the best of it, but to no avail. The worst part is, I have yet to see any of the items that I saw in the commercial. Even if I did, winning them is tougher than winning the lottery. Bottom line, anything legit would would make you understand what is expected of you up front, instead of deliberately tricking you into spending your money.

    REPLY

    Gregory Schwartz says:
    April 14th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Saturday Night, April 14, 2012
    GHOST or GUARDIAN ANGEL? I’ve been trying to register for Zbiddy and everytime I go to Zbiddy.com when the home page opens, I try to enter my Email address…I get knocked off! AOL gets knocked out and I have to start up AOL again! This has happened eight times now. Is it a poltergeist or ghost? Or is it my Guardian Angel telling me NOT to mess around with Zbiddy???? Since I am on a strict budget, I really can’t afford to spend sixty cents for each bid, to bid for items I really don’t need or afford….
    I’m glad I came to this site, and I’m glad I read your comment, John. Thanx for the warning.
    (((What started this mess is, I got an Email from AOL stating I won an Apple I-Pad. All I have to do to claim my prize is “Participate”. I have to use 2 of 3 offers. I already went to FreeCreditRepot.com then immediately cancelled my membership to avoid the $39.00 monthly charge. (Another offer I don’t need and can’t afford)… The second offer was Zbiddy. Maybe the whole thing is a scam and come to think of it, I really don’t need an I-pad either! This computer is already enough!
    Thanx for the warning, John. Have a good week!
    -gregg in Sarasota, FL

  • Rating
      
    Darrell says:

    April 12th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    When I went against my better judgement and visited the Zbiddy site, I expected the many glowing reports from “winners” of great items at incredible prices and the comparisons of other bidding sites. But, what really turned me against the site wasn’t the “auctions” going on at same time I just happened to be at the site that showed more than two items being bid on and the timer stopped, not once, but several times, which gave me pause. Why would timers reset to 10 seconds left in bidding after getting down to 3 or 4 seconds left? The deals showcased had little time left for us to decide if we wanted in on this program or not, and I know there are many people who cannot pass up a “great deal”, not thinking about all that goes along with signing up with, in this case, Zbiddy. For instance, the $159 billed to new members that is NOT refundable! Or that members will have to pay a price even if they don’t win the item! What turned me away from joining was when I decided NOT to join. I hit the button to close the page when SURPRISE! The “Manager” wanted to give me 25 free bids according to the pop-up box that appeared when I tried to leave the site. Visitors had to hit “OK” (which I refused to do-one never knows where these lead to) or find another way of exiting the site due to the “Manager”’s box preventing anyone from leaving via the usual method. This site is misleading, and has many signs of a barely legal business just from checking out the site and thinking about it’s running was enough to steer me away as fast as possible.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Ashley says:

    April 11th, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Good grief people, when you sign up it is made very clear that you are buying “bids”. Do some research on how penny auction sites work before you complain that they misled you.

    REPLY

    crystal brown says:
    April 15th, 2012 at 12:57 am

    You must work for them or a likely site free bids is just that they do not clearly state the no refund or sign up fee.Hell who has money to just sign up thats why we are looking for deals in the first site.Luckily B of A is disputing the charge for me so i will get mine back……

    Karen says:
    April 13th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Good grief Ashley, either you work for Zbiddy or you are the only one that knows how to read.

    John says:
    April 13th, 2012 at 1:02 am

    There was nothing mentioned about an up front fee when I registered for this site. In fact, I was lead to believe that I simply needed to register, and only then will I be in position to bid. I do not remember seeing anything mentioned about buying bids. If there was anything advertising buying bids, I know I would have closed that site immediately. I was set up the moment I replied to the Email. But, you live and learn.

    Terri says:
    April 12th, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Dear Ashly,

    You must work for Zbiddy. That’s a complete lie, and most who have used the site know it, you need to do you research. Complaint forums are FULL with the exact opposite of your statement. BTW, if this is how all penny auctions work – then shame on them, what a fraudulent business. I HAVE done my research and it’s very clear you don’t know what you are talking about. Or maybe you do, because I spent an hour on the phone with Zbiddy, and they lie just like you just did.

  • Rating
      
    henry pasley says:

    April 11th, 2012 at 10:02 am

    total scam. after 7 days, and a written agreement to refund, still no refund!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    judithtobi says:

    April 11th, 2012 at 4:52 am

    I didn’t know I was going to be charged when I entered the site. I was immediately charged for bids. The way I found out about the site was by someone on craigslist who had an ipad I inquired about buying priced really low. I notified them by e-mail to buy the ipad and a woman sent me this lovely e-mail recommending Zbiddy. She said she had bought three ipads there for just over 100.00 a piece. She gave me her e-mail address to contact her if I needed advice on how to use the site. . I thought how nice of her and wrote her back but the e-mail was returned to me as no such address. I soon realized that buying an ipad on Zbiddy was next to impossible. There was only one ipad on the site and even in the middle of the night this bidding goes on and on and it is not cheap. I can’t spend an entire day and night trying to win. The woman on craigslist sent me the promo code for the site and the website and I fell for it. I am so embarrassed to admit my stupidity since I’m not usually one to be taken in my scammers. I would love to have a refund.
    Stay away!
    Judith

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    james says:

    April 10th, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    they totally got me too… been buying stuff on ebay for over 10 years… i did not at all think i was buying bids when i signed up till it was put to me as a done deal… started a chat to complain and get the so-called order cancelled… was put off and put off… finally when i said i am dialing my cc company to report their behavior she said she would talk to her supervisor… they cancelled the order… hope that is the end of it… they have my name, address, phone # and cc info… feel like such a fool… the internet is changing for the worse…

    REPLY

    FAYE HERALD says:
    April 16th, 2012 at 10:56 am

    That’s the same thing that happened with me…let’s see if it’s really cancelled. Would love to know the result of yours!!

  • Rating
      
    Meredith says:

    April 10th, 2012 at 9:03 am

    I am a college student and wanted to check out this site for some good deals on laptops. First I was charged 99$ then another 99$ right off the bat because I typed my credit card information in wrong so even though biddy only received 99$ the other 99$ was taken out of my account and put on hold. I called them and after they put me through the ropes they finally gave me 49.50 back. And then I had to wait another 5-7 days to get my other 99$ back. This site is dishonest and when I called to try and get my money back all they offered me were useless gift certificates that were more just like coupons and told me the charges were my fault… Don’t waste your money or stress … With all the fees from my bank and the “bids” I bought I lost 85$ to this scamming site.

    REPLY

    lina says:
    April 15th, 2012 at 4:27 am

    dear ashley, why would a penny auction be so complicated? sounds like a scam and really sounds like zbiddy is your company. so do all of us a favor and stop wasting your breath and scamming people. shessh we just want great deals. you scammers just make things difficult which is pretty mess up.

    Ashley says:
    April 11th, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    I work for a company that processes payments online and I’d just like to defend Zbiddy by saying that they did not “take the money out of your account and put it on hold”. I’m going to copy and paste the script I read to customers who call us with the same complaint so you can understand how it works.

    “The transactions you see on your bank statement are actually “Pending Transactions” and will be dropped from your account by your bank. Due to the security standards that (our company) is held to in order to be a payment processor, two checks must be made before we will accept a credit card payment. The first check is to make sure that the account number given is in fact a real account and that it has adequate funds to cover the amount to be debited. Once this has been verified, a hold is placed on that amount of funds, this is merely a hold, an no money is actually debited. The second check involves verifying that the billing address and card code entered, match what is on file. If either of these is incorrect the payment will be rejected and you will see a declined funds error. When you receive this error when trying to make a payment, the funds will not be collected by (our company). However, the hold placed during the first security check will remain on the funds and you will see these holds listed as “Pending” transactions until your bank releases them. Most banks usually release holds placed on funds if they are not taken for collection within 3-7 business days. If you want the hold released sooner you must have your bank contact us with the information we will need to send them a fax with early confirmation of the decline, so that they will release the hold early.”

    Dont get mad at Zbiddy for the regulations that the government requires them to adhere to in order to process payments. Second, I just signed up for zbiddy and it was very clear to me that by entering my credit card information I was purchasing “bids”. The only way you could have been unaware of what you were buying would be if you didnt actually read the page before you clicked submit payment.

  • Rating
      
    sammy morgan says:

    April 9th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    This site is a joke. They led me to believe I won an iPad, so I took the stupid surveys over and over, email after email, only for them to say my time had expired, and the item was undeliverable. What a bunch of veal.

    REPLY

    FAYE HERALD says:
    April 16th, 2012 at 10:57 am

    There was never anything that said submit payment had there been I wouldn’t be here today!!

  • Basil says:

    April 9th, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    After registering they charged me instantly $99!!

    I tried hard to get my money back. They were using tricks to persuade me to stay and the benefits I will get. I called and complained about the $99 charge to my card immediately after getting the invoice from them (on-line instantly). First offer was $25 back I said no help and I was still pissed. He upped the offer to 75% back and a $50 restaurant.com gift card. That makes me feel better about their tactics. The site is still a waste of time and money. Unfortunately I gave my card no.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Disappointed says:

    April 9th, 2012 at 9:20 am

    What a rip!! When you initially log on, Zbiddy has a comparison of themselves vs. Ebay. But that’s like comparing apples to oranges. The fact that the clock resets whenever any bid is placed in the last 10 seconds allows auctions to go on for hours and hours. Using auto bid in the last 10 seconds frees you from having to sit in front of the computer but basically this type of auction is no better than wasting money on a lottery ticket. There is no “strategy” to winning a penny auction – it is all luck.

    All in all, I’d rather bid in real time at a real auction vs. penny auction format. If you like to play the lottery – and lose regularly – then penny auctions are for you. If not, then steer clear.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Betty says:

    April 8th, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    I turned the people into the BBB and the AG and also told Clark Howard about them. They offered me all these vouchers and all and I told them I wanted my money and I fully intended to get it. She said it would be back in my account in 5-7 days and I said it didn’t take you 5-7 days to get it our did it. The next morning it was in my account. These are some of the biggest scammers on the internet. I have a feeling that the AG will be shutting them down before long. Don’t settle for their vouchers or gas cards. Demand your money back and tell them what you intend to do about it. You will get your money back. Be tough with them. All these people with complaints can’t all be wrong.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Moth says:

    April 8th, 2012 at 9:50 am

    It was not at all clear that I was going to be charged $99 when entering my personal information and yes my card info. as well. I did not read the finest print on the page. So the money was my fault. However once I was on the site I found that this is the easiest way to waste time and money I can think of. It may be a penny auction but after hours of bidding you then pay for the item at the highest bid price. So a $50 shell card goes for $39 but you bid $10 on the card plus shipping. A deal but not much of one. they say you can win if you bid at 4-6 am, I’m asleep then.

    I called and complained about the $99 charge to my card immediately after getting the invoice from them (on-line instantly). The voice on th line was American (thank God) and was helpful. First offer was $25 back I said no help and I was still pissed. He upped the offer to 75% back and a $50 restaurant.com gift card. That makes me feel better about their tactics. The site is still a waste of time and money, be sure to read the fine confusing pages they put up before signing or entering anything.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    J Salverson says:

    April 4th, 2012 at 11:54 am

    A real scam as far as we are concerned. Don’t join, unless you love to lose some money bidding on something you will never get in our opinion. We are DONE with this site!!!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Travis says:

    April 2nd, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    First off alot of these reviews are giving a negative outlook on zbiddy with the whole $99 when signing up. When you sign up for zbiddy you do not have to purchase anything at all. Once you put in your name and information that does not include a credit card number you are immediately signed up. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BUY A BID PACKAGE!!

    Besides this problem I stated above, zbiddy is great! I was able to win auctions while saving 80 to even 90% of the retail sale!

    Lastly as a small pointer don’t buy bids. Go bid for bid vouchers. You will save hundreds on doing so.

    Happy bidding!

    REPLY

    leroy817 says:
    April 5th, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Don’t forget that they will charge you shipping for these bid vouchers which are not shipped. You pay for the privilege to bid on their site than you pay for the item that you won. Such a deal. And you may wonder why EBay is so much better.

    Penny says:
    April 3rd, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    I think that is not possible that so many people made the same mistake at the same time the landing page is designed to confuse people and they never received a payment confirmation like “your total charge is $99 do you accept?” THAT IS SO TRICKY, thats not a way to do honest business, also if you consider that they are making a lot of money on every “Auction” just do the math every item is giving them 60 times the retail price, so I dont see why the have to take the money in that way, if people like you want to gambling is fine but we have the right choose or to cancel the payment and they refuse to do it in the 98% of the cases.

    that´s why I made this post before as I know it helped others in the past to get a refund i´m pasting it once again here:
    If you call them in order to get a refund, they´re going to try to make any deal with you, like give you a $100 gift card or $ 100 gas voucher, if you don´t accept then they offer 50% off, or 75% off, if you want the money back call and tell that you read the terms and conditions and also you can read this to the agent if you are into the 7 days and is probably that you can get the refund,
    “All payments for bid packages are non-refundable except for any bid amounts remaining unused on the 1st bid package purchased by a user which qualifies for the ZBIDDY GUARANTY as stated on the ZBIDDY website. The refund will be available for 7 days from the date the user purchased its 1st bid package, provided that the user requests such refund from ZBIDDY within such 7 day period.”

    also if you say that by law you have 3 days to cancel any payment is probably that you get the refund.

    if it does not work you can threaten and say that you are going to call the bank and cancel the payment try to be really angry and hang up is probably that they call you back with a full refund approved

    keep in mind that the agent has the tools to make the full refund since the beginning, but they just try to keep as much money as they can, that´s why they try to make any deal with you.

    It’s probably that the agent transfer the call to a “supervisor” that is just another agent with more experience DO NOT accept any deal.

    good luck

  • Rating
      
    henry pasley says:

    April 2nd, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Scam. They charge 99$ without warning on sign up, and it took several attempts with customer service to approve a refund.

    REPLY

    CANCER18 says:
    May 1st, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    I sign up saturday april28,2012 and they deducted from my credit card 99 dollars without my permission.. I called them and the lady told me that i will get my money back in 48 hrs and also i will get a copy of the online chat transcript. Today is tuesday, my money was not refunded yet and i did not get no emails whatsoever from them. I called today and another lady told me to wait a couple of days. What a big scam. I never authorizes them to deduct 99 dollars from my acct, i will be calling them in a few days if my money is not refunded.

  • Rating
      
    Vicki Baker says:

    April 2nd, 2012 at 7:00 am

    Please consider this as my request to unsubscribe me from this so called “deal”. I will expect a $99 refund within 5-7 days. No where did I ask to join,let alone pay $99 for.

    REPLY
  • Rod says:

    April 1st, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Thanks ALL for saving me undue headache and loss of money. I decided to buy the legit way.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Sandra says:

    March 31st, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    DON’T ENTER YOUR CC NUMBER it’s a scam. They charged me $99 that are “pre-elected,” according to the customer service representative. I told them that I was going to open a dispute with my bank after then refusing to give me a refund. They finally accepted to give a FULL refund, but I regret going on this website.

    If they took your money too threaten to sue them or open a dispute and they will give you your money back.

    Never enter your CC number anywhere!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Phil says:

    March 31st, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Thank you Penny for your post!

    I ran into the same offers of discounts and gift cards when I called, but was firm in saying that I just wanted a refund. I quoted the terms and conditions below:

    “All payments for bid packages are non-refundable except for any bid amounts remaining unused on the 1st bid package purchased by a user which qualifies for the ZBIDDY GUARANTY as stated on the ZBIDDY website. The refund will be available for 7 days from the date the user purchased its 1st bid package, provided that the user requests such refund from ZBIDDY within such 7 day period.”

    After that the phone operator (who was very courteous) put me on hold and then came back saying that they would give me the refund in 5-7 days. Make sure to ask for a confirmation number!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Steve Ater says:

    March 31st, 2012 at 2:22 am

    Zbiddy is NOT clear about the $99 charge for joining. There is very little of value on their site to bid on and the bidding process takes a long time – some times days. What a waste of time and money!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Law school says:

    March 30th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Dear people, please check the original prices. They lip off way too much. For examples, Samsung PL120 14MP Dualview Black Digital Camera is on sale at $119, but they put $199 on that. The USB flash driver is $11.95, but they put way high prices, and so on.
    Please be awake !.
    This is really crafty,evil slicker.

    please reply here how I can sue this dirty business.
    Please help people to get rid of this scum out of universe.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Phil says:

    March 30th, 2012 at 10:04 am

    These jerks did this to my mom today and wouldn’t give her the money back. Then i called and told them if they don’t give her the money back i would be suing and calling the BBB on these scammers. They then told me they would give the money back. They said in 3 days. It better be there or I’m going off.

    Never bid online unless it’s an ebay/amazon top rated seller. And always pay through paypal so they never have your credit card/bank account.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    spongebob_15 says:

    March 29th, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    i am so happy i come to this website. i was recently on zbiddy.com and i was signing up but i tryed to sign up without putting my number and my credit card information and it just said that all fields were required to be completed (something like that) so i exit after wards. Am guessing since i didnt complete the registration process or give them my card information, then am not a member and wont be charge. ill keep an eye out though since i did input my address and full name plus email. am sorry to hear about all these situation and thanks for posting reviews it saved me 100 dollars.

    REPLY

    Tim says:
    April 10th, 2012 at 2:03 am

    I did exact same way as you said here, all info type in except credit card info, as I was wondering why I should give out CC info before I bid any item, or not till I won the bid like e-bay or Amazon etc. then I decide to leave, they sent me e-mail with ID & password right away. then I start to search from google about this ZBIDDY and find out lots of people need fighting $99… I do not think they can do anything bad with my address & name or e-mail, can they?

  • Rating
      
    ernesto says:

    March 28th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    luckily i didnt give my card information yet. thanks for all the information about this site.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Terri says:

    March 28th, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    I just received an email, within an hour, that I will receive my $99 refund, and it will be seen 5-7 business days.

    They are still a scam in my book and will still report them.

    The poor kid I was talking to, as I was screaming “how do you sleep at night”, “you must hear these complaints every phone call you get”.

    These forums are where our power is!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Terri says:

    March 28th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    It IS a SCAM! Everything people are saying against this fraudulent company is true. After 45 minutes of arguing zbiddy said they are refunding my $99 and I will receive an email in 24-48 hours saying so, and the refund will be complete withing 2 weeks. If it’s not, I’ll be posting again. As soon as I realized I was charged $99 – that at first I thought was my negligence, but after reading reviews see it’s their ploy – I did a live chat to ask for my refund. After 3 minutes I was told I would need to make a phone call. I thought I reached India, but the rep said it was Florida. David began his sales pitch of offering me free bids and just try it. After 45 minutes of yelling through the phone, and furiously stating I want my $99 back, not a restaurant voucher, gas voucher, discounts – NOTHING! Every time he began his sales pitch up again I rudely stated I didn’t want to hear anything other than the word “REFUND”. I told him I would be putting reviews all over the internet, and while I was saying it, I searched for reviews and found this website. So I began reading to David about this scam, then asked him how he liked working for a company that steals from people. I couldn’t believe that everything that just happened to me I was reading about. So it’s NOT YOU if you got tricked into this, it’s the website that sucked you in. DON’T accept ANYTHING but a refund. Then report this company to every agency possible and every review possible. I will post it on Facebook to every friend I have. Oh, and I called my Credit Card Company to cancel – they can’t do anything until it’s posted to the account. So I will call back in a day or so.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Gary says:

    March 28th, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Got me! Don’t give credit card #. I’M a member and didn’t want to be. SUCKER!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    nik says:

    March 28th, 2012 at 1:10 am

    Zbiddy is the best penny auction website. Everyone should try this website.

    REPLY

    Rita says:
    May 9th, 2012 at 8:29 am

    I don’t know how you can say that when all they do is rip people off. Maybe you need to have your account checked because these people are a scam. I hope they didn’t get you like they did the rest of us. They need to be put out of business.

  • Rating
      
    Dennis says:

    March 27th, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    I HAVE SIGNED UP FOR Zbiddy, however I see no area to click on,to bid. Consequently can’t bid. Not sure i want to after reading some complaints about them

    REPLY
  • Patricia says:

    March 27th, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Ok, so I have a question. I looked at the site and the starter package does say it’s 159.00 then it asks you to enter your Credit card information. If you don’t enter it, how do they get to charge your credit card? To my understanding, if you do enter your credit card information, you are agreeing to purchase the starter kit. I just registered, but did not enter my Credit Card info because I was not about to pay 159.00, it is clear as water… will I be seeing a charge even though I excited out?

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    ric parmentier says:

    March 23rd, 2012 at 11:39 am

    By not reading the fine print and looking at the site thinking I was exploring the option they quickly took 99 dollars from my account. They agreed to give me 1/2 back and a gas card that I haven’t seen yet. Be very careful and expect a very difficult time in getting your money back if you hit the wrong icon.

    REPLY

    Donna says:
    March 27th, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    I opened a case with Attorney General Office and Federal Trade Commission yesterday. I called Zbiddy and got the ususal “what was the email address”?

    I told them I dont care to hear it…hear this. I opened complaints with AG of FL and FTC and hung up on them. Can you believe they called me right back. I told them I was tired of there run around. Hung up on them again.

    The bank called me about ten minuates ago……Zbiddy refuned my money back today.

    Donna says:
    March 26th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    In addition to Attorney General in Fl https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/FTC_Wizard.aspx?Lang=en#last

    Federal Trade Commission

    Roberta says:
    March 23rd, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Omg this site is deceptive! Signed up yesterday, yup took $99 out. What website doesn’t let you verify before confirming? I was upset and told them that I never checked any $99 package? She said the $99 is a default option because its the most popular package? WTH? So if I don’t check it YOU guys will? Anyway after going back and forth and yes offering me $49.50 plus a $100 gas card plus let me keep my bids in addition to 25 more bids.The manager came on and offered me the same deal. Seeing how I live in Hawaii he was going on and on about how expensive gas is and I should take them up on that offer. HOWEVER they tried to mislead me again, because when I asked how does the gas card work he explained that its actually a voucher and YOU have to accumulate $100 worth of gas receipts THEN mail it back to them at which time they refund you! I said I have no time for that its too much run around. So finally I told them look I just want what is fair. I did use some bids which I was willing to pay for (60 cents a bid) So they are supposedly issuing me $70.20 and I told them they can keep all my bids I will close my account. We’ll just see what happens. I got a confirmation number………..to be continued

  • Rating
      
    Penny says:

    March 21st, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    If you call them in order to get a refund, they´re going to try to make any deal with you, like give you a $100 gift card or $ 100 gas voucher, if you don´t accept then they offer 50% off, or 75% off, if you want the money back call and tell that you read the terms and conditions and also you can read this to the agent if you are into the 7 days and is probably that you can get the refund,
    “All payments for bid packages are non-refundable except for any bid amounts remaining unused on the 1st bid package purchased by a user which qualifies for the ZBIDDY GUARANTY as stated on the ZBIDDY website. The refund will be available for 7 days from the date the user purchased its 1st bid package, provided that the user requests such refund from ZBIDDY within such 7 day period.”

    also if you say that by law you have 3 days to cancel any payment is probably that you get the refund.

    if it does not work you can threaten and say that you are going to call the bank and cancel the payment try to be really angry and hang up is probably that they call you back with a full refund approved

    keep in mind that the agent has the tools to make the full refund since the begining, but they just try to keep as much money as they can, that´s why they try to make any deal with you.

    good luck

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    marijayne says:

    March 21st, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Well I too fell victim to Zbiddy
    I’m so glad this has happened to so many people before me.
    It seems the small print about buying bids is located on the left side of the website registertion form.
    I called 1-888-406-6509 number and was given many opitions as stated by other customers above.After the second offer I told the customer
    service rep that I was reading a review and she was doing exactly want was said. All I wanted was my money back. She started the refund process. I got her name,employee #, refund confirmation #. I was informed that my refund should be received within 5-7 days. If not I should call back and let them know. I informed her that I would not be calling back but that my attorney would be.(THANK YOU LEGAL SHIELD) I am also sending a letter of cancelation with the confirmation number on it to Zbiddy so that the 7 day refund policy is covered. Just in case I don’t receive my $99. within 7 days.
    I have know idea if this is a good website to buy stuff from and I will never know.I can use my Legal Shield membership if I need to. Sure feels good to have justice on my side with out $$$$$$ up front.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Matt says:

    March 21st, 2012 at 1:15 am

    Bought the starter pack at $69.00, tried to cancel and get refund a couple days letter. Instead they sent me a $50 gift card voucher. Kept playing on the site, then tried to cancel again and they promised a $100 gift card voucher. I got the same restaurant voucher. Now they will not give me a refund since it’s been past 7 days. I hate this site and this company. DO NOT USE.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Katie says:

    March 20th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    They also would not give me my full refund until I stated that by law I have three days to get my full refund, and that if they didn’t refund my money I would be calling the BBB and the Florida Attorney General. I was on the phone with them for a half hour before, and only after I threatened them would they refund my money. Dreadful company, they take the $99 out of your account without you even knowing.
    Stay far far away!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Sylvia says:

    March 20th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    I so regret using Zbiddy. The $99 is a scam!!!!!! I was excited at first to try this site. Claiming to be better than Ebay,,right. They ask for your credit card info which is the only way to sign up and later you find a $99 charge on your statement. Zbiddy rep was no help..offered me 50 bids for my misunderstanding they said. Now why would I want to continue doing business with them. WARNING WARNING WARNING – PLEASE DO YOURSELF A FAVOR – STAY AWAY FROM THIS SITE!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Shell says:

    March 20th, 2012 at 10:28 am

    THANK YOU,Penny from March 2012! That was VERY helpful. My story is the same as everyone elses, except, after I read Penny’s post from March 13th, 2012 at 7:47 pm, I just called and this is what I said, “I want my money refunded. I have read the terms and conditions, in your Terms of Service, #3 states that:
    “All payments for bid packages are non-refundable except for any bid amounts remaining unused on the 1st bid package purchased by a user which qualifies for the ZBIDDY GUARANTY as stated on the ZBIDDY website. The refund will be available for 7 days from the date the user purchased its 1st bid package, provided that the user requests such refund from ZBIDDY within such 7 day period.”.

    When they offered a couple other options, I just said, “No.”.

    They gave me a refund number and told me the date it should be back in my bank. I will watch and if it is not, I will be calling my bank. They asked that I call them first if there are any problems, but I will just go directly to my bank.

    REPLY

    Penny says:
    March 20th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    I’m glad it worked, also hope they don´t change the terms and conditions when they realize that there´s people using it to get the refund

  • Rating
      
    Colleen says:

    March 20th, 2012 at 8:10 am

    SCAM! There was no upfront info on the $159.00 fee that I was charged. I never would have signed up had I known, but that is the plan now isn’t it. Tough lesson learned. Be warned – SCAM!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    puncie says:

    March 19th, 2012 at 6:43 am

    Tricked into paying $99.00, called ZBIDDY immediately to put back the money on my card but was told it was not possible. Spoke to a supervisor two minutes after realizing I was tricked ,offered $100.00 in gas voucher, but could not refund my money.This is just another extortion gimmick. I think the Federal gov. should shut them down. Consumer should have the right to cancel especially when you find out within minutes that you are tricked

    REPLY

    Barb says:
    March 19th, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    So glad I just investigated this ‘organization’ It looked interesting at first, but no way will I give them my credit card info. Thanks to all for your honest comments and warnings!!!!

  • Rating
      
    Cyndy says:

    March 18th, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    Received a statement with a $99 charge–what a ripoff!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Gwen says:

    March 18th, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    I am a pretty savvy internet user. How I got caught up in this ZBiddy SCAM I still don’t know. I was able to get a partial refund and some bid “vouchers” so I decided to try to out. Each an every time I was the winning bidder, the Bid button stopped worked. I kept clicking on it trying to get it to work and it told me I was the highest bidder and would not accept my bid. Each time I refreshed the page, only to find out the auction I had supposedly won was still progressing. And they deducted a bid from my account for each time I clicked on the non-responsive Bid button. For hot-ticket items where bids on coming in about once every second, ZBiddy is making $2,160 per hour just collecting bides. And some of these auctions can go on for hours. My biggest concern is that they have my credit card number and I don’t even know how they got it!!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    timothy van hierden says:

    March 18th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    this company charged my credit card 3 times for the same thing. the only thing is that i did not order or buy anything from these people. when i contacted them they said it was a mistake on there part so the money would be placed back on my card in 24 hours.guess what no money and now the customer serves number has been disconnected.somehow someway i will get my money back!!!!!

    REPLY
  • READ THISS says:

    March 16th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Everyone DONT enter your credit card info when you sign up obviously they will charge you!! just do what i do dont enter it. use your free bids to win a cheap Bid package then pay for it and the bids will automatically be added to your account.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Happy Zbiddy Userr says:

    March 16th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Hey everyone i joined zbiddy recently its great so far. When i signed up i did NOT put my credit card info in. I read the description. You know “how Zbiddy works”. Therefore i did not get charged any money when i signed up. I saw reviews on customer support. People say they are never online. I wait until the sign says “Live chat We Are Online” and they answer right away. I’ve won 5 auctions already and this sight is greattt i NEVER get “ripped off” or “scammed” i guess for some people didnt have the same experience as me and i hope they get their money back :(

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Elaine Morrissey says:

    March 16th, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Charged me $99 on CC…this is a scam.

    REPLY

    Peace Ravaan says:
    March 18th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Yes, this happened to me just two hours ago and I already called my Credit Card people and said – They SCAMMED me!.. Nowhere does it tell that will charge $99.. Right there is the SUSPICION !! Do they think we are all dumb? I mean these “business people”?
    They lived for GENERATIONS scamming and they have no regrets because we keep BUYING and Buying.

    STOP buying is what – I will do from now on!! The house is OVERSTOCKED anyway with Junk from Department Stores – plastic, ceramics, metals, fabrics – all built on the Sweat and Blood of Poor Families Worldwide.

  • Rating
      
    Shawn says:

    March 13th, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Horrible waste of money. After they rip you off for bids up front (and aren’t clear about that at all) – then any deal you get you have to add at least $100 to it…probably more cause you have to buy bids…then pay for the item you bid on. Double dipping. Stick with ebay where you know what your paying for.

    REPLY

    Peace Ravaan says:
    March 18th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    How does one REPORT these people to BBB – Better Business Bureau?
    I need a Business License Number to send to Federal Agents too.
    All Businesses in USA must have Business License – PUBLICLY displayed – Even if it is Internet.
    Anyone knows the Business License Number? I found the ADDRESS to be in the “proverbial” Snake Oil State – of course- FLORIDA !!

    The Address (not sure if correct) : 382, N.E. 191 St. St, 76385, Miami, Florida – 33179-3899
    This I found when I searched for ZBIDDY and the URL: www.zbiddy.com
    GOOD LUCK – Class Law Suit ??

  • Nahshon McCall says:

    March 13th, 2012 at 2:00 am

    After reading all of these posts make me not even what to look at the site and i strongly considered entering information after seeing it was even endorsed on the news.
    Sorry anyone who was a victim of this ongoing scheme I wish you all luck in getting your money back.

    REPLY

    Mars305 says:
    March 26th, 2012 at 7:48 am

    I also saw it on the news, now I want to get out .

    Christian Kramer says:
    March 20th, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Ya, this is the ONLY reason I was interested in this site was because I saw it on the news…

  • Rating
      
    Rodney Charles says:

    March 12th, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    I followed their instructions to the letter – even had my lawyer & CPA review the terms before I “joined”. Nevertheless, there were unauthorized charges on my credit card from Zbiddy.

    I urge everyone to steer clear of this scam operation. They will not be in business 12 months from now, probably they will fold much sooner when the FTC steps in.

    Ripoff, ripoff, ripoff !

    REPLY

    Tracy C. says:
    March 17th, 2012 at 7:49 am

    I sure wish I would have read all this before I joined because this site is truly a SCAM!!!! After being charged $159.00 for the “starting bid package”…. The only thing I won was a magazine sub. (which im yet to receive) & a gift card!! The gift card I bid on was for $25. & when I received it , it was for $5.00!!! When you email them, they mail u back saying they r very busy & then u never hear from them again!!! This site is a total RIP OFF & an Expensive LESSON LEARNED!!! My advice to all- DON’T GET SUCKED INTO THIS , IF SOMETHING LOOKS TOO GOOD TO B TRUE, THEN IT I!!!

  • Rating
      
    Haha says:

    March 12th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    That’s really your fault for putting your credit card information into a site that you’re new to. When I signed up, it tried taking me to “Step 2″ of the registration (where it asks for your credit card info) & I said there was no way I was doing that. So I clicked “home” & it took me right to the auctions, no credit card required. They give you a couple of bids free to start out with, so there’s no need for your credit card info anyway. You only think it was a scam because you were to naive & gave out that info. Way to go.

    REPLY

    not sure you know anything says:
    March 14th, 2012 at 10:54 am

    I also did the same I went o bid on a tv they said they had in stock after my first two free bids I had to buy bids after doing this I went back to the page and it said it was sold. I thought dam then I went back to the promo page and low and behold the tv said i had 5:54 secs to bid on a TV THAT WAS SOLD ALREADY. Rip off artist is what they are !!

  • Rating
      
    cheryl murdick says:

    March 11th, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    what is the number to call them they took 99.00 out of mine as well. would be greatfull if any one has the number

    REPLY

    Hope this helps says:
    March 14th, 2012 at 10:59 am

    After a lengthly discussion with zbiddy on the phone about my refund and them telling me it was none refundable I just told them I will call my credit card company and dispute it and hung up. They called me back with in 3 mins and gave me a confirmation code for my refund. The number I called was 877-403-6981 and I spoke with a man named Christopher.

    Penny says:
    March 13th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    If call them they´re going to try to make any deal with you like give you a $100 gift card or $ 100 gas voucher, if you don´t accept then they offer 50% off, or 75% off, if you want the money back call and tell that you read the terms and conditions and also you can read this to the agent if you are into the 7 days and is probably that you can get the refund,
    “All payments for bid packages are non-refundable except for any bid amounts remaining unused on the 1st bid package purchased by a user which qualifies for the ZBIDDY GUARANTY as stated on the ZBIDDY website. The refund will be available for 7 days from the date the user purchased its 1st bid package, provided that the user requests such refund from ZBIDDY within such 7 day period.”

    also if you say that by law you have 3 days to cancel any payment is probably that you get the refund.

    good luck

    eileen says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    If the money was put on a charge card, I highly recommend calling the credit card company and telling them what happened. I was not getting a refund from an internet traveling company when plans went awry, so I just called my credit card company, they called them and dealt with it. BINGO! I guess the “company” didn’t want to even try playing with possible credit card fraud. So my money was refunded immediately through and because of my credit card people.
    God help us all! Good luck everyone!

  • Rating
      
    Shannon Scott says:

    March 11th, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    I “bought” my $99. worth of bids by accident on a “survey” site that was also a major scam in my opinion. When I called initially to get my money back I was sweet talked into trying Zbiddy. Not my brightest move. I tried to “win” something in the beginner’s items as instructed. There was nothing there worth having, but I finally settled on a fish magazine that I “won” for 37 cents. Then I had to call customer services to figure out how to pay for it. They took my debit card (the same one the charged for the bid package with no problem) and I waited the weeks I was supposed to for it to begin arriving, and frankly lost track when it didn’t start coming at all. Then in March I got an email (I work multiple jobs and 24 hour shifts as a paramedic) telling me my remaining 249 or so bids would be cancelled by a date a couple of days away since I had not used them. By the time I saw that email the date had passed. I called, incensed by this and having been unaware of it. The restored the bids and I set about trying to use them AND trying to find out where my magazine was.

    I am employed and cannot spend endless hours in front of a computer, but I gave up a rare day off and spent more than 16 hours bidding on an iPad 2. At one point it quit with the 15 second thing, gave a going going gone thing and said I was the high bidder. It quit flashing the bids and stayed as it was, I started trying again to figure out how to pay for it. On My Zbiddy the magazine was the only “won” item. I went back the the bidding page, only to find that it had returned to taking bids. I stayed with it for hours, bidding both single bids and thru the Zbuddy. Finally I left it to Zbuddy and went to bed. I did not re-win the item, and not all my bids were used. I then set bids in place for a silver bar and a gold bar and went to work. When I returned a day later I found that I had won neither bar, but my bids had never been bid. On the gold bar it even asked if I wanted to cancel them, no word on the silver. I tried chat and was treated like an imbecile. The chat lady would not answer questions not even, for a long time, are you a live or a computer response because you are not reading what I am writing or answering what I am asking. FINALLY I got a yes I’m live. She would only say, “you did not win” and tried to encourage me to buy more bids and try again.

    I returned to customer service, got an English as a second language person who just kept insisting that my magazine could not be sent. They cancelled it because I did not, according to them, pay the 37 cents, and that they NEVER take payment over the phone. Bull. He also had no answers to why it told me I won the iPad and then started the bids up again. None to why it didn’t use my bids on the bars, or why I had to cancel the ones on the gold, but no mention of the silver. These items DID showup in my My Zibby list as sold to someone else. The iPad never even did that. I asked for a supervisor, finally got an English speaker but she just kept repeating that I had not paid the 37 cents, and I had no other wins. Also no answers on why my bids were never placed. She took my number and promised that someone would call back with answers to my concerns within the hour. I was calmer now, and thanked her. The call never came, not that day, or the next. Today I came home from work and I think I have their BS answer.

    The last of the reinstated bids (87) that were supposed to be good (per them) for another 60 days from the day they were reinstated (a week or so ago) have been cancelled. I now have no magazine, no iPad, no bids and they skipped off with Nearly 20 hours of my life all told and $99.37 of my money. Also folks, each “penny” bid actually cost each bidder 40 cents (if you got the 250 for $99. package, some are as high as 60 cents). At under $70. when I “won” their $499. valued iPad, that iPad had netted them a profit of more than $2000. not enough apparently so off it went again to closer to $400. At the $300. dollar mark they have netted $11,501. so I TOTALLY get why $65. to $70 was not enough and they had to scam me. But ya know the 37 cent magazine for which I paid $99.37 is really insult to injury. DO NOT go on the “take this survey for money” sites. They are just funnelling you to scam artists as nearly as I can tell. As for Zbiddy, stick to eBay where you will get what you bid on or just go to the nearest casino and throw it in the slots. Your blood pressure won’t go as high and you will have a lot more fun and maybe even a free cup or two of pop….. even at the slots horrible odd you have .way more chance of keeping your money.

    REPLY

    Terri says:
    March 22nd, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    I was scammed into this $99 package and immediately called for a refund, and I was talking to some dude in India or wherever how after much BS and leading me on told me there were no refunds and said he would send me $100 restaurant gift card. So I go to redeem this and I live in Alaska and there are no restaurants here that I can use it for. Then he had me bid on a beginners Chili rest. Gift card and I “won” that for a little under $3 (for a $10) GC AND he told me he would refund my bids as a beginner which did not happen, so as soon as I win this Chili’s card all 3 of their restaurants go out of business in Alaska. I had no idea it cost you every time you bid on something and this is false advertising and a big SCAM!!! There is no way you can win anything good unless you have no life and just sit and waste bids on crap!! THIS SHOULD BE ILLEGAL!! OMG

  • Stevie d says:

    March 11th, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    What I thought of zbiddy.com

    This site may have had something to offer back in 2011 but today 3/2012 they offer very little and what they do offer is impossible to win. You have to await until the clock hit 1 second which it never will because someone else my have set a EZ-buddy auto bid which always insures that your bid is made prior to the final second. So if you see other bidders have set the EZ-buddy auto bid you will just watch the price go up. People are being charged as much as 60 cents a bid and you have to take into account that you will pay the final amount of the bid price, plus shipping and now add on what you spent every time you pushed the button. Now think of how much zbiddy makes on one item. The item goes up for 1 cent. Every time a bid is placed the price only moves 1 cent. Once the clock hits 15 seconds the final bidding starts. every time someone bids the clock goes back yo 15 seconds. So once the clock hits 15 seconds on an item on average goes up in price by $10 per hour which, at price increments of 1 cent a bid this means 1000 bids are being placed an hour!!!! Bidders are spending on average 30 cents a bid which means zbiddy is bringing in $300 per hour per item. Wow nice return on a $25 gift card. Most items are being bid on for over 2 hours once the 15 second bidding starts and some items such as a $150 Nintendo are being bid on for 10 hours. The winner here is zbiddy.

    In addition Zbiddy keeps a very low inventory of real items to bid on. Most of what they post is discount packages to buy more bids or a gift card to Restaurants.com which is a discount site where you buy a gift card for lets say $50 and you pick one of the sites restaurants you then have to spend $100 at the restaurant to get your $50 of (you will get more bids when you buy one of these cards). But basically the bids are useless unless you want a spy flash light, or to say up for days on end trying to win an Nintendo or ipad. I have been trying for seveal days now to use up my bids and win an item besides the restaurant.com cards, no luck. One more thing this whole thing started because my husband wanted to check out the free trial. Well apparently when he registered the box to purchase a $99.00 bidding package is pre-checked so he got charged. We called right away to get are money back and zbiddy said no. We quickly realized that there was nothing on the site that we wanted so I started to play around to see what this is all about. In Short WE GOT SCAMMED. WE PAID $99.00 FOR A RANDOM CHANCE TO WIN AND ITEM THAT WE DO NOT WANT. ZBIDDY IS LIKE PLAYING AN PENNY SLOT. THEY CLAIM THEY ARE BETTER THE EBAY THEY ARE NOT SELLING ANYTHING EXCEPT BIDS. SCAM! SCAM! SCAM! When they say they sold an item for 80% off market value they are not taking into account the hundreds of bids the buyer placed and paid for. Even buying a magazine is a scam you may get one in just a few bids but check out the shipping it will run between $14-$19 + the bid price. So before you place a bid on something check you the shipping cost. I basically have come to the conclusion that they got me, I just hope I can bring to light what this site is about and the consumer can make their one educated decision.

    The Saga continues this evening I tried to use one of the Restaurant.com certificates and when we got to the restaurant there was a sign on the door stating that they no longer accept Restaurant.com certificates. We have now hit the point of being very angry. This company has taken our hard earned money and in addition wasted my gas and free time (which is hard to come by these days).

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    zekarias says:

    March 11th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    One more thing,
    Let us say you are bidding on gift card 100$ value. The maximum bid already is 40$. This means 40$X100cents=4000 times people are bidding. The company already made from this gambling 4000bidsX0.60$=2400$. So from 100 gift card making 2300$ and no tax is peccadillo/sin.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    KH says:

    March 10th, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    This is a rip-off! You think you are only registering to be able to maybe bid on items and instead, they immediately charge you $99 and will not refund it to you. There was nothing on the registration window saying you would be charged. I had a bad feeling and now i know why. You call and get someone in another country where i am sure they feel safe ripping us off and getting away with it. I finally got someone on the phone and they said the $99 was nonrefundable but they could send me a $100 card to restaurants.Com. I said no. So they said they could send a $100 gas card to use anywhere. I bet no one will take it if and when it comes. So beware of these so-called penny auctions. Quibids was a total rip-off, too. They show great things going really cheap and then if you click on them, which i did before the register sign came up, it shows the actual price is $160 more than the price that was listed below it. Someone makes money, but it won’t be you.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Marie says:

    March 10th, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    I thought I was signing up to bid and found I was charged $99 for a bidding package.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Andrew says:

    March 10th, 2012 at 11:14 am

    This is a terrible site! STAY AWAY AT ALL COSTS! They immediately charged me $99 at sign up, although nowhere on the site does it say they will do so, and I didnt find out until I bid on things that this was the case. They told me that since I had already bid that it was not in their hands anymore. STAY AWAY FROM THIS SITE!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Ltism says:

    March 9th, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Biggest scam out there!! The only winners are zbiddy owners. They know how to get u!!! Stay away from this site as they have stolen thousands of dollars from people!!!!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Ray says:

    March 8th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    This site works like a Gambling machine. You BUY tokens ( aka Bids ) for about $0.60 per bid ( or cheaper ) , and when you place a bid, you are actually using a TOKEN ( ie. you PAY to play ) . Once the Auction is over, the winner pays the final PRICE .. but they have also spent a lot of money placing bids, and those who lost have also lost lots of money placing unsuccessful bids. This is a great MONEY MAKING machine.

    Say the final bid is $10. That means that about 1000 bids have been placed. Lets assume 900 Bids were really placed. At an average of $0.20/bid ( very low ) , the outfit just made $180 selling you a $10 item,. Then they collect the $10 plus $2.50 handling fee. So the item was sold for $192.50 !!!!! And YOU THINK you got a Bargain !!!! the winner may have a deal, but tens of others just lost $180 !!!

    This looks and feels like a Ponzi scheme !!!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    marie says:

    March 8th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    this is a total scam. i advise everyone NOT to go to this site!!!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Lori Paige says:

    March 8th, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    I read about it, signed up and then it asked for my credit card information. So I went to the Better Business web site and it had 9 complaints in there reference billing, 4 were closed. When it asked for my credit card I noticed the $99.00 was highlighted as the best deal. Checked out the site, found this site and was on with alive person to cancel the account without having put in the credit card information. It’s once you start bidding it seems is where it triggers it to buy the packages. It’s apparently .60 a bid which is crazy. I’ve been on Ebay for almost 16 years and have only ever had to do one complaint. I’ll stay with them. Sorry others had issues, it’s bad that companies cause these issues for themselves by not being honest.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Steve says:

    March 7th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    I saw NO place where zbiddy said anything about charging me $99.00 to sign up! But suddenly I was signed up and charged $99.00. When I went to chat to get refunded they refused.
    This Auction is a Scam and a ripoff!! JUST STAY AWAY AND TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW!!

    REPLY

    Tracy says:
    March 13th, 2012 at 10:31 am

    I tried the BBB thing today and it didn’t work. The person also refused to let me speak to a supervisor. Not only did Zbiddy charge me $99 they didn’t tell me about, there are two more $99 charges pending on my account. I called my bank and they are going to open a fraud investigation.

    Please everyone, notify your banks so they can get involved.

    Danielle says:
    March 7th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    you need to call back and tell them you are going to report them to the BBB and the Florida Attorney General. My husband did that yesterday and got a full refund. Good Luck

  • Rating
      
    Susan K says:

    March 7th, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    I foolishly believed a review that I read about this great site on “Pinterest”, and decided to give it a look. Without realizing it, I though I was signing up to observe, but in fact, was signing up to BUY $159 of WORTHLESS points! The moment I realized it, I tried “live chat” to cancel the order. No way. They were not “authorized” to help me, and recommended I call their customer service department.

    I got an operator from India who barely spoke English, and when I requested an American, was told there was no one available. Long story short, I finally pushed my way through to a supervisor who offered a partial refund and a $100 restaurant gift certificate to appease me. Yesterday I tried to redeem my gift certificate, only to discover you have to waste ANOTHER $100 to buy the gift certificate. This company is a MAJOR SCAM! BUYER BEWARE COULDN’T BE CLOSER TO THE TRUTH!!This should be illegal!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Peter says:

    March 7th, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Same as other folks. I too got charged the $99.00 package. When I discussed it with the rep they reduced my charge to $12.00 with a promise of a fuel card. I have not seen that yet. Since I had some dollars invested in bids I thought why not.I have not been able to buy anything the items are very limited. The bidding takes hours upon hours. when you do the math on how many bids times what each bid cost it is clear why these are popping up everywhere. not a good deal.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Heather Grounds says:

    March 7th, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    I too was just ripped off of $99. I didn’t realize I was going to be paying them any money to sign up and on top of it all they should not have been able to take the money to begin with, my account does not have anything in it right now, I mentioned that to the Rep and told her that is fraud, you can’t take money from someone if they don’t have it, it should have popped up that there were not enough funds, now not only am I paying their ridiculous $99 fee but I will have an overdraft fee of $32 at first she refused to refund my money, after several threats she offered me $100 gift certificate to restaurants.com ok there aren’t even any places in my area to even use the stupid things unless I drive over an hour away. she finally gave me a discount of 49.50 and said I would still have the 260 bids. and said I was guaranteed a win and if I used up all the bids to call and they would give me 260, yeah right and charge me more, even though she said they would not be billed for. This is such a scam and I will be reporting it. I too hope that a lawsuit comes of this, these people need to be shut down.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Danielle says:

    March 6th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    My husband replied to this bogus scam stating 25 free bids he read the email and signed up. He entered his credit card info and was unknowingly charged $99. He immediately called and demanded a refund and was told no but they could give him $100. in gas vouchers. So I tried to bid with no luck. He called back tonight and told them he would be reporting there scam to the BBB and we received a conformation for $99. refund. Thank goodness we will be getting a refund. This site is a scam. BEWARE!!!!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Mary Rhames says:

    March 6th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    I signed onto the website and entered my information, thinking that it was a reputable company. It then asked me for my credit card information. I entered the information. Then later on that day I say where $99.00 was taken from my account without me even authorizing it or even knowing that it was being removed from the account. Zbiddy did not ever led me to believe that anything would be taken out of my account. I certainly did not authorize it. I send (3) emails to them requesting my money back and was given the time of operating for the next day. I called the next day on 03/06/12 and spoke with a young lady with a strong accent and told her that I did not authorize funds to be taken out of my account and requested the money to be put back on the card. She immediately gave me another option of a free gas card of $100.00 . Since, I was at work and a nurse, I could not talk to her and said ok and hung up. These people are scamming everyone out of $99.00. I will call again and obtain my funds back. This is not something that I want to be part of who scams people out of money. Many folks work to hard to allow this to happen. This company needs to be put out of business. I have emailed them again and I will not activate this account because they are ripping people off. Please everyone if you have been conned by this group, please report it and then get your money back. Thank you

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Paul Tragis says:

    March 6th, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    At least I am not the only one that got screwed. $99.00 went so fast I couldn’t believe it. I entered my information and was going to go back and pick my option. They picked for me. They refunded half. Now that I am reading other blogs sounds like there is no way to win. At least if you bid and not a winner they should refund your credits or just charge a minimum.

    REPLY

    Kathie says:
    March 10th, 2012 at 6:58 am

    Contact the Florida attny general, the BBB and your credit card company.. I ended up getting a full refund.

  • Rating
      
    sharron says:

    March 5th, 2012 at 3:06 am

    I just got charged $159 too. This whole thing is a rip off and I don’t think anyone ever wins. They have got themselves one hell of a scam going on here. I am calling the company tomorrow and will probably end up writing to the BBB and the Attorney General. I hate that I was so stupid that I signed up before I checked them out. Doubt if I get any of my money back.

    REPLY

    eileen says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Please, if the money was charged to your credit card, call the credit card company and tell them you were defrauded, They will call them, (you may have to supply the number) and most likely you will get a prompt refund!

  • Rating
      
    Faye says:

    March 4th, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    First, I’m not normally this stupid but thought I’d try zbiddy because of email I received. They got me for the $159 package. I did not even realize i was buying until it was done. I got very upset but decided to check it out and tried a few bids. After 2 hours of watching and trying i gave up. I called the customer service number and after getting 2 offers i told them I was calling my credit card company and the BBB. they told me customer satisfaction was upmost and they would refund my money in 5-7 days. In 45 minutes my money was back on my card. Guess I was lucky,wont do this again.

    REPLY

    Nick says:
    March 5th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Thats weird because my mom was charged $100, and she didn’t even buy anything. So she called the customer service and they said that they cant refund her money!Its all a big scam!

  • Rating
      
    Deb says:

    March 4th, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Are people nuts?? I saw NO place where zbiddy said anything about charging me $99.00 to sign up! thank god I did not do this.1 what a rip off!! stay away!!

    REPLY

    danny says:
    March 8th, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    it does say how much it is for package .right beside credit card info
    there is 99.00 , 106.00 ,69.00 ect its not ebay

  • Rating
      
    indi Steal says:

    March 4th, 2012 at 3:37 am

    I would say the best bet is to stay away. Sounds like those CC offers u get and they say CC limit may very up to $5,000.00. You get the offer to activate a card – it is a $300.00 limit and they charge u $159.00 one time fee and $59.99 yearly fee so if u accept the card – u can spend $50.00 of whatever they charged off that $300.00?
    Offer is much like that scam. Because they say if you bid on the item and win, it’s not a gtd ur getting it because they have offers from dif sites. However, if your bid gets messed up you will be offered the retail price. My guess is this-you have to pay $159.99 – most likely you will be offered a retail amount that is no bargain at all and more than likely be charged in the end and extra $20-50.00 than u could get at the store. They have so many disclaimers it was hard to keep track w/o notes.
    I am staying away.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Daniel says:

    March 3rd, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    I signed up like an idiot an was charged $99. I called an requested a refund an after 20 mins she finally gave me $ 75 back. So the remaining $ 25 was for bidding. I think it is quite possible that there are bots increasing the price. one way to beat it is to have 6 or more people bidding on the same item monopolizing the bid.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Kathie says:

    March 3rd, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    I never got to chose which bid package I wanted, I was immediately charged $99 upon entering my credit card information. I called the customer service dept. immediately. First I was told I would get a $49 refund (which was all “Steven” was authorized to do). I demanded his supervisor. ” Mark Gomez” then said he could refund me $74.25. I said there was an error/and or flaw with your website. I never got to chose anything…you people just charged my credit card $99. I never picked anything,. I asked that a copy of this “recorded” phone call be e-mailed to me, as I am in customer service, and know for a fact….that it can be done. He refused. I will be contacting the Florida Attorney general, the BBB, any and all website’s related to this fraud..and USAA…my credit card company. This isn’t right

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Gloria says:

    March 3rd, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    I think this site is such a scam!! buyer beware!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    starr says:

    March 3rd, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Nothing to show for the last three hours online, but heartburn. Was trying for a $1,000 Walmart card to buy food, so had to choose from a bunch of offers, including “ZBiddy.” Am a college instructor and still have no idea how much money I have to spend in the auctions, how the bidding works, why there are so few products being auctioned, why time keeps getting added, etc. Reminds me of slot machines where you don’t realize you’re betting $1.90 every time you push the button, instead of a penny.

    REPLY
  • k says:

    March 1st, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    for all those who didn’t read the terms and conditions to this website.

    3. Bid Purchasing for Online Bidding / Payment
    Bid credits, referred to as “bids”, are sold in the form of multiple-use packages referred to as Bid Packages. Such Bid Packages must be purchased and paid for prior to use in a ZBIDDY auction. Promotional bids may be offered by ZBIDDY from time to time in ZBIDDY’s sole discretion and are free to the user.

    Upon winning an auction in accordance with these Terms and Conditions, the user will be offered the opportunity to purchase the item at the ending auction price. Upon participating in but not winning certain selected auctions, the user may be offered the opportunity to purchase the item at the listed retail price, minus the original pro-rated price of bids used by the user in the auction. Such purchases must be paid for in full upon placement of the order and must be purchased within timeframe stated on the ZBIDDY website. Payments can be made via major credit/debit cards and other approved methods offered by ZBIDDY from time to time.

    All payments for bid packages are non-refundable except for any bid amounts remaining unused on the 1st bid package purchased by a user which qualifies for the ZBIDDY GUARANTY as stated on the ZBIDDY website. The refund will be available for 7 days from the date the user purchased its 1st bid package, provided that the user requests such refund from ZBIDDY within such 7 day period.

    In the event of non-payment for whatever reason or cause, ZBIDDY reserves the right to withhold all of the user’s pending orders and unused bids or block access to the user account until the resolution of any debt owed, in addition to charging a returned payment fee of $35 for each returned payment. Once a bid is placed the corresponding credits will be deducted from the users account.

    REPLY

    Kathie says:
    March 5th, 2012 at 7:03 am

    I never got to chose my “bid-package”. You people just automatically charged my credit card $99.

  • cabbit says:

    March 1st, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    okay I was going to sign up for this just because i really wanted an Ipad but im glad I was a bit hesitant for putting in my credit card info. so glad i decided to look for reviews for this site to see if it was for real or not. who wants to be wasting money on something they dont know about to begin with. come to think of it I didn’t see the whole agree to the terms and conditions link and it does look like it is to be good to be true kind of things.

    REPLY

    holly5 says:
    March 7th, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    I absolutely agree with your comment. When I saw the MAC Pro sold for $7, I thought no way and just had to look up reviews. Thank gosh I didn’t put my credit card information in. Honestly, who does that?

  • annie13579 says:

    February 29th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    i think we all should be aware that whenever we are asked for the cvv number its only to authorize a purchase online.

    REPLY

    Jim says:
    March 3rd, 2012 at 6:12 am

    Excellent point, annie. Good answer, good answer, I’m gonna be keeping my eye on you! ;)

  • Rating
      
    MKD says:

    February 28th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    If I could give -0- star I would. This is bait and switch. I signed up this AM and tried to get refund this PM. I was of course told “No” and I said I was going to have great time tonight on my blog, FB and reviews exposing their scam. I was told I would get 75% refund and a $100 gift card. I did explain to the CSR that I would be contacting my county and state attorney general in the morning, which I have already emailed the details. DO NOT have anything to do with this scam and hopefully a class action lawsuit will be filed. Please contact your county and state attorney and get yourself registered. This is bogus and I look forward watching this group crash and burn.

    REPLY

    Ann says:
    February 29th, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Thank you – I was considering registering for this program and wanted to look up reviews first. Your review is the first I read and I didn’t need to go any further. I just wanted to let you know so that you realize that your comments do matter and they have kept at least one person from being scammed. Thank you!

  • Rating
      
    joan ronk says:

    February 28th, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    This is a Scam. They took info my daughter gave with out my knowledge and when i called they said no refund. My daughter is 14 she didn’t know better the lady said no refund and pretty much said tough, so I’m out 99 dollars. Then she got nasty and hung up on me

    REPLY
  • John king says:

    February 28th, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Thanx for all the insight, I read reviews on everything, everything. Reducing my headaches and stress. Thank you all, John.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    M Bourdette says:

    February 28th, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Hey guys, just sent this to Florida atty general, everyone should consider reporting them!
    “Please follow this link to discover a major internet scam. I received this unsolicited email, and decided to look for consumer reviews. Their terms of agreement are quite shady, but signing up for a “free” membership , MANY people have been ripped off. Hopefully you can shut them down!”

    Sent to: call.center@dbpr.state.fl.us

    REPLY
  • M Bourdette says:

    February 28th, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Thank you all! I was following my gut, read their”terms” which were pretty shady…..so I decided to google it and found your comments. If we all take time to warn each other, these guys lose!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Carlotta says:

    February 28th, 2012 at 3:04 am

    I filled out application, then was told there wasn’t enough money on my credit card and to use another card or call customer service, however there wasn’t a number for customer service. Also after reading their review, I found out that they immediately charge consumer $159.00 to sign up and that it’s non-refundable. There wasn’t anything written before I signed up telling me that I would automatically be charged $159.00 once I signed up. That’s dirty dealing!!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Mia says:

    February 27th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    This business claims to be out of Miami Florida. Gives as its address 382 N. 191 street – zip 33179.
    Phone # 1-877-403-6981.
    I too fell into the trap of something free even though I should know better. Upon realizing they had “sold” me a $99.00 package of bids I checked my account and saw it on there. Within a time span of 20 minutes I called them and they, not a surprise, refused to refund the money.
    I am familiar with call centers and after listening to the guys script once requested a supervisor or manager. I was told there were none. After cutting the person off from reading his script again, I insisted repeatedly that I speak with a supervisor. After a short wait I spoke with someone who claimed to be a supervisor.
    I felt like this ‘let;s make a deal’ and although I did not a receive a full refund, I did retrieve 90% and free bids on their site.
    Threatening to go to the Attorney General of Florida does help. I will still file a complaint with that office. They are against the law that states you have 1-3 days (depending on the state) to cancel a contract.
    I believe a one star rating is still too high.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    toniy patterson says:

    February 26th, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    this place is a total scam do not even go here they will rip you off

    REPLY

    Shea says:
    February 27th, 2012 at 4:55 am

    I have seen a LARGE number of people who have put their credit card information in on the ZBiddy website and they are automatically getting charged for the 99$ Bid pack without actually purchasing the item. I am one of the people who got scammed! They ripped off 99$ out of my account and now whenever I try to get back to the website from typing it in the search bar to looking on google and I cant! TOTAL SCAM please dont let it scam you too!

  • Rating
      
    Frank Schneider says:

    February 26th, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    YUP Just like everyone else. sign up for FREE trial, get charged 99.00, call customer no service they try to tell you how great they are and I should learn to read rules, no option to check registration before confirming, called credit card company, they never heard of such policies, filled complaint see what happens.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    K Crist says:

    February 26th, 2012 at 8:15 am

    I have to agree. The signup was deceptive and the business model is definitely geared to making ZBiddy lots of money and wastes a lot of the individual’s time. My attempts to buy items took forever and then random glitches in their system resulted in being locked out momentarily just long enough for the last bidder to get in before the glitch to win the item. Unless you have a lot of time and faith in the process, it would be best to stay away, far away.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Diane G says:

    February 25th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    This is a scam. The webpage says ‘Register Now It’s FREE’. It isn’t free. They will charge you $99. When a I’d for a refund they continued to offer a % off and send me gift coupouns. Told them if they were a ligitimate business they would refund 100% of my money for a return of the produce. After a long time of insisting only 100% was acceptable I finally got them to agreee. If I don’t get the 100% fund as they finally agreed too I will contact my credit card company and file a dispute. They didn’t like that but a ligitimate business would not argue with a customer about a refund.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    cookie says:

    February 25th, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Zbiddy is nothing but a scam. I put my card numbers in without realizing I was going to be charged. They caused my account to be over drawn and cost me a fee besides. I called them and they refused to do anything to help me. They will not give your money back. Do not what ever you do go to this site and click on anything. These people are scam artists and you will never get anything back from them.

    REPLY

    cookie says:
    February 25th, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Everyone needs to go on facebook and tell everyone what Zbiddy is doing so no one else will be scammed by them. I am sure lots of people will be like me and not research their web site before they go there.

  • Rating
      
    terri Somme says:

    February 23rd, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    on the 18th I did the same thing, and when I learned they were charging my credit card $99.00 I got their online chat person who gave me the customer service #, they were horrid on the phone, trying to make all these deals with me, When I asked are you familiar with Clark Howard, they refunded my total $99.00. Hope people keep putting in their complaints. don’t allow them to get away with this scam.

    REPLY

    Carlotta says:
    February 28th, 2012 at 3:24 am

    I signed up but was told there wasn’t enough money on my credit card and I should give another card number or call customer service, however I couldn’t find a number for customer service. I read the reviews and found out that they automatically and immediately bill your card for $159 non-refundable sign-up fee.

    I want to know who is Clark Howard? He must be someone influential!!

  • Rating
      
    SamanthaD says:

    February 22nd, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    I just had this happen to me tonight :( My heart skipped a beat when I realized what they did. There was No confirmation, not even a second page for options, just billed $99 for registering for their site which they claim is “absolutely free to register”. When you watch the video they have on their site it even shows registering and THEN options for buying bids. I reported them to the BBB. I think you and everyone else should do the same.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    murph says:

    February 22nd, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    What a scam, should have followed my instinct not to to use this this site. Automatic charge on my credit card for $99.00 for aggravation and inconvenience for having to call my bank to make sure there are no further charges. Duped again by listening to other people’s opinion on TV how good is ZBiddy. Never Again!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    WW says:

    February 21st, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    I was stupid enough to fall into their scam through email. A $99 lesson for not reading the whole disclosure deal. Their packet offer came through another email scam for signing deals from their sponsors for a free laptop for test. Everybody watch out!!!! Do not give out your credit cart if you’re not sure about the deal.

    REPLY
  • dan says:

    February 21st, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    well i was suspicious right away when they asked for my credit card got online with them asked if there is charge for signing up she avoided the question the first time then i repeated do you have sign up charge she said no only when you purchase well you be charged. i believe people here that there is a charge.what a a shady site beware.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    DebW says:

    February 21st, 2012 at 11:57 am

    I just checked my bank statement and I was charged international fees by zbiddy to convert American dollars to international funds?? Whats up with that?? Also when I tried to find out info about the company …NOTHING. Dreadful experience. Will not use site again.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Ruby says:

    February 20th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    I gave a try and bid on zbiddy.com and today I have won items worth triple the amount I spent.

    REPLY

    White Foxrite says:
    February 23rd, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    How much did zbiddy pay you to say that?

  • Megan says:

    February 20th, 2012 at 11:26 am

    I was looking at this website and thinking “hey this is a great idea,” but now i know that there is a catch to it.

    REPLY
  • Crystal says:

    February 19th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Thank you all so much for the posts. It saved me and my grandparents money.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Betty Tewksbury says:

    February 19th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    I think it is a big ripoff. They have very little to bid on and it does go on for too long. When you go to register it ends up costing 99.00 on your credit card and you don’t even realize they do it until it is too late and there is no do overs. Very disgruntled customer.
    Betty T

    REPLY
  • Dave says:

    February 18th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    I’m glad I looked at this site, I was tempted to join The Z thing, but not now :)

    REPLY

    cookie says:
    February 25th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    yea, I wish I had checked here first.

    mykidsmom says:
    February 20th, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Thank you for your useful information. I was tempted to join the penny auction site, and now I know why I was cautious! Keep up your good work!

  • TamiS says:

    February 18th, 2012 at 4:19 am

    TOTALLY UPSET. After putting in my CC info they AUTOMATICALLY charged us 99.00! I NEVER authorized this to be charged! They have quite a scam going on here. I am just hoping to get our money back quickly. I DO NOT PLAN to even attempt to use their site after being screwed over like this. I have already notified my bank. Lesson learned, if it seems too good to be true, it most likely is. STAY CLEAR OF ZBIDDY.

    REPLY

    Terica says:
    February 25th, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    i tried to get my money back…don’t waste ur time…its a scam..no refunds but they give u more bids til u win and u cannot bid on items over $100…load of crap

  • Rating
      
    Carmen Jaeger says:

    February 17th, 2012 at 11:14 am

    I was on the site and looking for an Ipad, thought my bid was $20. It was not very user friendly at all, and when I received my monthly statement, there was a charge for $99. I am currently working with my bank, but am SO frustrated with this site. I am telling all my family and friends that I believe I was scammed! Again, this site is very confusing and not friendly, I wasn’t even notified a payment was charged!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    D Benripedout says:

    February 17th, 2012 at 12:17 am

    It is clear that everyone hear agrees. Zbiddy SUCKS! I am trying to “at least” get my 45. dollars back by winning a bid and spending even MORE money to simply recoup my loss. LAME. I will tell everyone I know that Zbiddy is awful.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Gary says:

    February 15th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Live and learn. I’ll never buy online again. I just hope to keep my losses to this one at a minimum. The advertisements seems very reasonable but the offers are again, too good to be true.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    AJH says:

    February 15th, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Wish I would have seen this web site first, I wouldn’t have joined the website. As soon as i registered they took $99 from my credit card. I tried to bid on a few items at once but i kept losing the bid every 15 seconds. I called up Zbiddy and told them to withdraw my membership, that I didn’t have all day to bid on one thing and it wasn’t fare to charge me a bid every time i lost a bid. So when I called them the first time, the person agreed to reimburse me 50 of the 99 dollars. And send me a restaurant gift card for $50 off. But when they emailed me the code for the restaurant, it was all blocked out. I complained to the company about the blocked code, she told me upper management will get back to me, she then rudely hung up. This isn’t a good company.

    REPLY
  • Glen says:

    February 15th, 2012 at 8:14 am

    Please check out this site before getting involved it is just another SCAM!

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Asheley says:

    February 14th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Biggest waste of money ever. You pay a lot of money for bids and on top of that the price for the item. This wouldn’t be an issue if you got the bids back from the auctions that you lost, but you don’t. You can easily use up $100 worth of bids and not win an action. Scam and a ridiculous waste. On top of that your bids expire. This is a total rip off. DO NOT waste your money.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Jerry Lin says:

    February 14th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    It is really a scam. First of all it cost you 40 cents per bit. The auction time would not expired as long as bitter interested in the items the auction would extend by 5 seconds. I watch the bit for an ipad with increase of 1 cent per bit. The price of the ipad from 1 dollar to $120 over couple of days. I found out the total bit involved (120 – 1 initial price) = 119 / .01 = 11900 bits. Each bit cost 40 cents, so the auction company earned .4 x 11900 = $4,760 for an ipad.
    Huge profit for an item.

    REPLY

    Larry says:
    February 19th, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Thanks for the info. I also got ripped off and knew it right away. So I called them and they dropped my initial cost of $99.00 to $49.00 and gave me some extra bids. I tried for hours to win something anything but the bids for the good stuff like an iPad went for more then it is worth in the store. How ridiculous. They should be investigated as soon as possible. Know anyone in the Justice dept. I want my money back. Thanks for your calculations very enlightening.

    HUGE SCAM. TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS ON FACE BOOK ABOUT THIS SCAM.

  • Rating
      
    Albert montoya says:

    February 13th, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    I wanted to try it and gave them my visa card and they charged me $99.00 2 times And i did not want to join what a scam my bank was charged 99 them money was put back I had no money in account was just trying to register and they charged me it seems they put it back but I might be a over charge draft. what garbage

    REPLY
  • Rachel says:

    February 12th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    DO NOT SIGN UP FOR AN ACCOUNT ON ZBIDDY!

    I signed up just to see what they had and how they compared to other auction sites. First, all they have are magazines and gift cards. They advertise all the Apple products. The had two. Second, when I signed up for an account, they automatically charged me $99. I never checked a box to purchase an amount. I never agreed to the amount. I put in my information, and it immediately went to a receipt for $99. I was able to call and get it credited after they tried to convince me to look over their website.

    Just don’t do it…Quibids may not have the “variety” but it actually has usable items, and you can browse without buying anything.

    REPLY

    lossiedu1 says:
    February 15th, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Quibids did the same thing to me. I also had to get my bank to make them return my funds. I signed up for an account and immediately was charged $60. They might have more usable items, but the “Integrity” is the same.

  • GaryK says:

    February 12th, 2012 at 11:40 am

    I am here simply because I have tried buy a used iPad on CL. Almost all the ads are sets ups by Zbiddy and a waste of time. Wish there were a way CL could keep these creeps from wasting my time. The interesting thing about digital tech and gambling is it will ruin the net..

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Jon says:

    February 9th, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    I want to sue them just for the thousands of harassing emails they are sending me and clogging up my email.. Any lawyers out there want to take the case?

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    ralph says:

    February 8th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    ZBiddy 2-6-12 saw overstock auctions.ive had great service from overstock.com-so i signed up then read the reviews about them charging $99.I called and tried to cancel I called Visa and hope I got it stopped.Wish me luck.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    LinShin says:

    February 8th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    I haven’t had any of the problems that so many others seems to have experienced. I paid $18.99 upon registration and received 250 bids to start. The only things I’ve won are more bids. The problem is, there’s nothing good to bid on. When I log on they flash all these items that sold for crazy low prices like iPods for $8 and iPads for $60….really? where’s this happening? I haven’t seen anything close to that. I’m hoping that I can find something worth bidding on before my bids expire, but I won’t be continuing beyond that. I sure plan on keeping an eye on the account activity on my credit card though. If you’re thinking of signing up….Don’t it’s not worth it.

    REPLY
  • rj says:

    February 7th, 2012 at 12:48 am

    Wow. I almost took the bait and tried this. Thanks

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Relieved says:

    February 6th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    I felt scammed by the bait and switch awesome items being “currently offered” on the ad page after I logged into my account to find only 2 or 3 choice items in a sea of gift cards and scam magazine subscriptions with shipping prices that are more than if you actually went to the publisher. I definitely got lured in. A brilliant scam, I’ll give them that. Fortunately, I got a live person when I called. He gave me an obvious fake name, because he paused for a sec after I asked for it, but non the less, I did get my bid pack price refunded. Already in my account and 25 bids for the inconvenience. I can’t bitch about them too much, but I will say that if you really plan to win something awesome, it will take some strategy.

    I’m an educated man and definitely maintained my composure when I talked to them. I’m sure that played into why I actually got a refund. I would imagine if you called and were irate or a dumbass you might not ever see your money again.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Lou Ann Bauer says:

    February 6th, 2012 at 8:58 am

    DON’T DO IT! IT’S A SCAM! EVEN IF YOU COULD WIN THEY DON’T HAVE ANYTING TO BID ON EXCEPT GIFT CARDS! It cost me $100. So I will use it to benefit others. As I was regestering so I could see what items there was to bid on I discovered I had just spent $100 on bids 250 to be exact. So after being upset for a while I figured I had bought them I may as well use them. Everytime you bid it increases the time of the close of the bidding by 15 sec. If the time should happen to get down there close to closing and the price is not up to retail or above, one of Zbiddy buddies bids. There is nothing to bid on except gift cards anyway even if you could win a bid. SCAM! I am very sorry I got sucked in.

    REPLY

    Prodigy says:
    February 19th, 2012 at 10:29 am

    You can find items by looking in the top right corner where it says product categories then click the little arrow pointing down and a bunch of different types of products will show. For instance, “apple products” or “bid vouchers” or “Jewelry and watches”.

    Larry says:
    February 19th, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Me to pal. Every time you bid you loose your bid and your $100.00 goes away very quickly. Rip-off artist. Do not join or give them
    your credit card.

    guest says:
    February 7th, 2012 at 12:12 am

    hey there are ipads and other cool stuff

  • peter says:

    February 5th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    I am so happy for all the reviews posted here you guys/girls have saved me from waisting my hard earned money on a scam, thank you and may you all be blessed

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    JoanR says:

    February 5th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Before signing up I view the website, had nice electronics to bid on so I signed up. Now they have shit products, like more magazines, extra bids: to bid on what????

    So far it’s a RIP OFF

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Lety says:

    February 2nd, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    I took a look at ZBiddy’s magazine subscription auctions.

    Tropical Fish International…has a transaction fee of $12.99 (same price as magazines.com)

    Whole Living….has a transaction fee of $14.99 (same price as magazines.com)

    and so on…Can’t believe people are bidding on magazines there.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Dorothy Barge says:

    February 2nd, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    This is a scam. I will never try to play again.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Morgan says:

    February 2nd, 2012 at 6:17 am

    ZBIDDY IS A MASSIVE SCAM!!!

    I had been told by someone I knew that Zbiddy was the place to go for a cheap iPad and some other cool items. I had been on other penny auction sites before but wanted to find one that was right for me. Initially I didn’t purchase any bids from Zbiddy because I wanted to only use the free bids that I could get. But Zbiddy sent me an email with a really good 50% off deal on bids. With the deal I could get 95 bids for $13.50! I jumped at the deal and it was THE WORST MISTAKE I’VE MADE!

    Even though I got Error 202: not honored, my bank account instantly was charged by all these GOOGLE charges ranging from $1 – $40 and totaling up to $150!! I had to immediately call the claims department for my bank and cancel my card.

    INCREDIBLY UNSAFE SITE! DO NOT TRUST! I would recommend any other penny auction site but I will never go to Zbiddy again.

    Hope the rest of you had a better time than I did. >:(

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Thom says:

    February 1st, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Everyone needs to report Zbiddy to the Attorney General. These guys are fully aware of what they are doing. I got the $99 railroad job. When questioning CS (thru chat) they would not respond to the question about the charge and why it was not explained clearly up-front. Glad others are posting similar experience as they acted like that didn’t happen and I was confused. I was able to get the charge reduced to the smallest bid package after repeatedly challenging them about the process. Since bidding I have won nothing and one item has been locked at max id for over 24 hours.

    REPLY

    Journey says:
    February 5th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Thom

    I had the same thing happen to me but I called them and with a good threat and a lot of talking they reimbursed my money. If you become angry it’s like opening up a beehive…….It’s called firmness.

    I also learned, by watching, how to bid, when to bid and don’t be impatient. I don’t do this much but it was fun when I had some time with nothing else to do. Very early in the morning is a good time.

    Sorry you had so much trouble.

  • Rating
      
    seansm01 says:

    February 1st, 2012 at 1:27 am

    DO NOT get involved with ZBIDDY.COM the site is a rip-off and a scam and they running under the better image of the other penny auctions. A few times I was watching and bidding for hours and then their site froze for a few minutes and when it came back up it showed all the items I was bidding on as sold. There should be some kind of federal investigation into this one particular site…something is just not right with it.

    REPLY
  • 57 says:

    January 31st, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Thank you everyone who posted comments to save me from signing up and losing $99.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Blaine says:

    January 31st, 2012 at 8:41 am

    1/20/12 Isaw this site and it looked interesting, tried to enroll in it,but at that time they said my credit card had insuffiant funds, but when Ireceived my visa card statement, I was charged $99 for being denied.This site needs to be investIGATED,by the ATTORNEY GENERAL and reported to the BBB.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Jeanie says:

    January 28th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    STOP!! DON’T BID on the Restaurant.com e-gift card with out reading this first.

    This is where they are able to make a lot of money easy and fast. I had started winning a few of these per day since 1/12 and yet I had not received one of the e-gift cards in my e-mail.
    When I would ask they said it took longer to process because of it dealt with another company. It just didn’t seem right that I would get an iPod and my gift cards before I would get an e-gift card that I had won first. So I sent in a support e-mail asking why it was taking so long. I received a long list of certificate numbers a few days later.
    Then I discovered why I had not received them any sooner. They wanted me to continue getting them, and I am sure they figured that once I knew what they had done I would NOT be bidding on the e-gift cards.
    The listing says it is for an e-gift CARD for restaurant.com. It leaves out that in order to be able to use the $25 e-gift card you would have to purchase a specified dollar amount first. In other-wards it is not like an e-gift card that we know where you can select what you want and then pay for it with the funds on the e-gift card. We all know that there are limitations even to gift cards. Some gift cards can only be used in certain states, or it cannot go towards the cost of shipping or taxes. But I was not ready for this one. I would have to purchase $35 worth of food in order to use a $25 e-gift card?

    They also say that there are other gift cards that we can use the certificates towards. Again, they are not actual gift cards or even e-gift cards. You click on a link and it shows you the item and the certificates value. Then it tells you that in order to use the $25 certificate you must spend $95. (I’m serious, this was the the Beef certificate).
    I was to get several hundred dollars in e-gift cards. I have never had a gift card where I had to spend as much or more in order to use it.

    To me this is a scam since they did not make it so that their members knew in advance to placing bids. Plus, they waited to send me any of my won e-gift card numbers. I don’t believe that they did not have any to send prior to Jan. 25th when I won my 1st one on the 12th.

    I have written to zbiddy requesting that they correct this. I am awaiting a reply. I have a feeling I will have to be contacting the Better Business Bureau and ic3.org along with notifying my bank. I might not be able to get my funds back for the bids used for those wins but I did pay for winning the e-gift cards.
    The website says nothing about Restaurant.com e-gift cards not being the same as the traditional e-gift cards that we would receive from Amazon, Target, BestBuy, ToysRUs etc… Zbiddy needed to be honest with members by saying that restaurant.com e-gift cards require a minimum purchase in order to validate them.

    REPLY
  • Rating
      
    Enid Anderson says:

    January 27th, 2012 at 11:30 am

    This was my first on Zbiddy and It just never ends. I bid on an Ipod for 1 hour and it was up to $10 and I had to go on to other things. I checked back in an hour and it was still going at $18. They are gone from my computer.

    REPLY