BidFan.com Review Is it a Scam
Is it just me or does the dailydigestreports.com/tech/ report website look similar to a news website? for the record it’s not a real news website in fact its nothing more than an advertorial it actually says this at the very top of the dailydigestreports.com website, so in this instance is fair to say that the character “Julie” is nothing more than fictitious made up person used to help promote in this instance Bidfan.com. Also for the record at the bottom of the www.dailydigestreports.com/tech/ website it currently says the following…
* THIS PAGE RECEIVES COMPENSATION FOR CLICKS ON OR PURCHASE OF PRODUCTS FEATURED ON THIS SITE.
* THE STORY DEPICTED ON THIS SITE AND THE PERSON DEPICTED IN THE STORY ARE NOT REAL. RATHER THIS STOTY IS BASED ON THE RESULTS THAT SOME PEOPLE WHO HAVE USED THESE PRODUCTS HAVE ACHIEVED. THE RESULTS PROTRAYED IN THE STORY AND IN THE COMMENTS ARE ILLUSTRATIVE AND MAY NOT BE THE RESULTS THAT YOU ACHIEVE WITH THESE PRODUCTS. THIS PAGE RECEIVES COMPENSATION FOR CLICKS ON OR PURCHASE OF PRODUCTS FEATURED ON THIS SITE.
For the record the time in which i am writing this post is November 2010 so depending on when you read this post things may have or may not have changed. All this said I ask the question is Bidfan.com a scam. Very weird thing happened to me while i was reviewing this penny auction website. I would like other people to correct me if i am wrong on this issue using the comment section below. Ok i clicked the refresh button about 10 times on bidfan.com’s website and i watched the bidding war. First thing i have to mention is that i was watching the “Apple Mac Pro” each and every time i refreshed the page the “apple mac book pro was being sold for nothing more than $7.00.
BidFan.com Is it a Scam you be the judge
That being said i signed up no i did not enter my credit card information but i did however notice something interesting. In the members area i click the section titled “just ended” to look to see see if all the apple Mac Pro winners added up. Low and behold i couldn’t find a single Apple Mac Pro winner. I did however find a bunch of free credit winners there’s pages and pages of those. This brings me to another point before you sign up for any penny auction website make sure you read the terms and conditions. below is a preview of Bidfan.com’s terms and conditions
It is free to register at BidFan. However, to bid on auctions, you must sign up and pay $75.00. You will receive 125 bids for $75.00 and have access to incredible auctions. All bidpacks have a $2.00 processing fee. All gift cards have a $4.99 shipping & handling charge. The auction starting price may vary. Auctions do get added at random times. Please refresh your browser to see the lastest auctions regularly.
Gift cards have a $4.99 shipping and handling fee and bid packs have $2.00 processing fee lol.
Understanding Penny Auction Websites
First thing to keep note of is bidding at a penny auction ain’t cheap although the bid war prices move up 1 cent that doesn’t mean you or the person that is competing with you is being charged one cent. Secondly bids are non refundable Bidfan.com compares itself to eBay well last time i checked it doesn’t cost people money to BID at eBay. Only the winner has to pay for the price of their items at eBay.com. At BidFan.com every single bidder pays for the price of the item.
Would I call penny auction websites gambling?
I look at penny auctions as mixture of gambling and an online chuck e cheese for adults. I personally feel as though the visual presentation of penny auction websites is what gets people to sign up. In the instance of Bidfan.com i couldn’t find a single Apple Mac pro winner in the members area yet if i refresh their front page “apparently” someone is winning one every single minute. This brings me to my next fear that the game is rigged after the information I presented above am I wrong for thinking this??? Don’t let my opinion stop you from signing up with Bidfan.com just don’t say i didn’t warn you.
Please leave your comments or experiences regarding Bidfan.com your comments help other in their decision making process.
41 thoughts on “BidFan.com Review”
It Does sound like a scam to me. I have been decieved by Direct Buy That cost me a buch. If It sounds to good to be ture, 99% of the time it is. Thanks for reminding me.
I’m not paying NO site to bid!! Sheeshe!!!! Greedy & evil!!! You can keep your site and i’ll keep my $75.00 and go to EBay. Ya’ll are STUPID!
I got into this auction without realizing that they took $75 right off the top once I gave them my credit card info. Then it seemed impossible to win anything. You wait until there is a second before the auction is done and then you bid. And so does everyone else. At the end of the day, all I won was more auction points. I spent hours at it and spent more than $85.00. Worse than gambling. Where are the bells and whistles??
I went to this site and it all said “Free” to register. i entered my credit card info for account info only as it mentions..only 20 minutes on and ai logged off. The next day I go to my bank to pay my son’s school tuition, and I was deducted $149.99 out of my checking account. I just started my job 3 days ago and this money was to pay tuition –not some scamming web site that does not mention what you have to pay upfront in fees ..i am pissed and I will be taking this to the highest level to get it credited back to my checking account..
There is a site that gives a glowing review of BidFan: http://dailydigestreports.com/tech/report.php . Oh but beware. It looks like a legitimate news site, but it isn’t-just click a link on it and see!!!
The BidFan site does not really tell people how this site really works. Buy bids, find item you would like to bid on, then start the RIP-OFF.
The way it works is that you make bids at a .01 increments. You see the timer come down and then at 15 seconds it become 15 seconds again and again…..
Spent $75 for 125 “bids” – I did not hit the “bid” 125 times and in fact it did not even show my bid. So what is your option, buy more and get ripped again. You could spend allot of $$$ buying more credits, so the savings may not be there.
THIS IS NOT A LEGITIMATE “Bidding” SITE-STAY AWAY
Stay away from BidFan! Your odds are as bad as buying lottery tickets. Your chances of winning one of those bids are just about zero. At least when you buy a lottery ticket they don’t charge you $75 upfront like BidFan does before you even realize it. The only winner here is BidFan. Join only if you like to lose lots of money.
I don’t understand all the negative comments. I won an Acer laptop and a new kindle for $75. Both of them arrived today and they are brand new in the box. I don’t know if the people above are completion but I have had great luck with bidfan.com and signing up was one of the best choices I have ever made
Sucks when competition comes in and writes bad reviews. Ive been a member for a month or so and have won quite a few items. I probably saved a few hundred dollars on Christmas presents so far.
They have a hell of a racket going. Currently there is a iPad in the “just ended” list that sold for $128.55. That is 12,855 bids at $.60 each plus the $148.55 final price. So Bidfan just made $7,841.55 for one iPad!!! I almost hope many of those bids are fake.
The really strange thing I’ve noticed is how BidFan locks you out of bidding suddenly with 8 or 10 seconds on the clock. People are aggressively bidding back and forth and suddenly without any indication, one of the people comes up a winner while i was trying to hit my bid button with 10 seconds left. This only seems to happen on the high dollar items. I have a super fast computer and high speed connection. This type of drop-out never occurs any where else. I’m not sure how this all works. I have a feeling that if things aren’t going for enough or just shill bidders are doing the price-jacking, they stop it by announcing a fake winner and re-list the item. It would be interesting to see the serial numbers for these items listed or to know how many of the i-pads they actually bought compared with how many they’ve supposedly awarded as completed bid transactions. No sour grapes here, just a few observations from first hand disappointing experience.
Went to leave the site after reading the terms and conditions and a note popped up to say they wanted to chat with me. Said I was personally selected to receive 10 free bids and sign up for free. Tested the chat by asking a question about extended warranties and got a pre-typed answer about BidFan. Then typed that since they were not real people, I would not be joining the site. Agent answered with a name and said she was a live agent. I asked her why she didn’t answer my question and got another pre-typed answer. I clicked close and did a search for BidFan reviews which took me here. Looks like a scam to me, so I have no plans on joining.
I’ve joined bidfan.com last night and the starter pack cost me $75.00. I received 125 bids, if you divide $75.00 by 125 bids, it means per bid you pay 60 cents. I put a this morning, I’ve used all my 125 bids and still didn’t win anything, as we speak the bid is still going on right now. Their increment for bid is a penny, so it attracts people but the bidders are not paying attention how much it cost them everytime they click the button to join the auction. My advice to anyone, PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM BIDFAN.COM, it is pure and simple SCAM.
The unit I joined auction is kindle free 3G +wi-fi, the amount is $24.01 and still going for over 2 hours now; the retail price of Kindle is only $189.00. Start doing your computation and you’ll see how much money bidfan is making for one unit.
I was just looking at bidfan.com and I thought “Wow! This is great!” Well I put my name and opened an account with them. I read the Terms and Condiions. Then clicked submit where it opened a second page to win a bidders package for over $100! Then when I read further it read that you must purchase this bidders package or you can’t bid. Well it was a little too rich for my blood, so I closed the page out. Then a pop up came up with someone to chat live with me offering me free credits, and they don’t just give them to anyone…I have been CHOSEN!!! Yeah right…SCAM SCAM SCAM!
Thank you so much for your comments. I almost gave them my credit card number, but decided to check them out first. Thanks for saving me the hassle.
Tch, tch, tch………for shame; I hate to say it, but anyone who buys into this, without checking up on the website is asking for it….
scam, scam scam—whoever heard of paying for bids—like someone up above said,:If it sounds to good to be true….”
I saw the ad; looks cool. Almost joined… But it doesn’t take PayPal. Therefore, I won’t touch it. Think about it… How trust worthy are the sites that have PayPal Business Accounts? How trust worthy are the sites that don’t, can’t get one, or lost there’s?
I just signed up thinking it was free. I thought the credit card was needed to be able to purchase, not knowing that it was auto charge for a 300 bids…then every click is 50 cents…I tried to bid anyways, but every 15 seconds, i get outbid for 1 cent…imagined how may hits that we all dumb people did or is it a programmed virtual bidder trying to outbid us and then if I run out of bids 300 max…I lost….the company made money, and still got the product to be offered for bid again….I am going to the Attorney Generals Office for investigation…..How can I be so stupid…please blast this to facebook and youtubers out there, cause I am doing it…including government….
Hello – Bidfan.com is not a scam but there is some risk for sure. Truth to some of the statements above – YES – it is like playing the penny slots at the casino; I can imagine that some people get very addicted to places like this. YES – you have to pay for your bids – depending on the package size you buy you are spending $0.50 per bid – so take this into consideration. YES – there are shipping cost; but if you open the page of the item the cost is clearly stated so there should be NO SURPRISE!
For the people who claim that they took out $$$ with out their authorization – I recommend on this or any site you read all the info before entering any credit card info – if you do you will know what you are buying or not buying. You DO NOT have to provide a credit card to sign up – I DID NOT – I instead cancel that screen and just had NO bid credits. Then this gave me a chance to look and see what this was all about.
After I read and saw some of the products I did purchase 300 bids for $150.00 – I played around and yes flat out lost about $10.00 playing around and learning the site. I chalk it up to entertainment. However I did have one item that I was sincerely interested in and that was the new Kindle 3G – which I do know retails at AMAZON and EBAY for $189.00 which is stated on BIDFAN – I did some research and went to see what the last one sold for which was about $29.00. Now you ask your self HOW DO THEY MAKE THEIR MONEY – This is how a auction that sells for $29 = 2900 bids made by various bidders; if bidders are paying an average of $0.50 per bid the BIDFAN just made $29.00 from the winner and $1450 from the various bidders which = $1479 – there is their profit. Now some of you are thinking WHAT a rip off – NO not if you bid smart, research what you are bidding on and what the pattern of people bidding – you can get some good deals. I bid on 1 Kindle 3G – My winning auction price was $20.18 and I used 35 bids costing me an additional $21.00 – I also had to pay $15.99 shipping so total cost to me was $57.17 – not a bad deal for something that I would have to pay $189.00 through another source. Now again remind yourself what BIDFAN actually made – there was 2018 bids which equals $1009 now add my winning price and they earned $1066 for this item – YEAH THEY MAKE A PROFIT.
I of course worry about the people who could get addicted to this site because they get caught up in the THRILL of the 15 second clock and penny bids. You really need to think that it is NOT A PENNY BID but a $0.50 bid because that about what you are spending each time you bid.
People be smart – deals are there to be made but NEVER doubt for a minute Bidfan is not making money – they are making TONS of money off this site – be smart about how you bid and it will not be your money and you can walk away with a good deal.
They are con men plan and simple. They tell you free to register with a credit card. and then you go to penny auctions. if you click on a penny auction you are charged $159.00 for 300 bids from you credit card. Now I have to challenge it on my credit card. Call the number for them on Credit Card Bill and go through a maze of computer questions and if you stay on the line THEY HANG UP!
You guys are crazy! I have won over $3500 in product for $1500.
They offer a buy it now on every product so if you don’t win, simply use the buy it now feature. You have everything to gain and nothing to lose.
While I hate to see a bunch of bad publicity about bidfan.com, because they are an amazing site, it’s nice to know you guys aren’t signed up and bidding against me which means even better deals for me!! 🙂
Also Ron, you must be blind because it states in 6 places you will be charged $159.00. I went through the same registration page you did and it says it all over the page you will be charged.
It is free to register but in order to bid, you have to purchase bids.
Isn’t it funny that the page everyone is talking about has the same picture as the woman on the Acai site only difference is her name is Stacie for that product, LOL
I’ve been looking into this and although I am not a member and have not attempted to buy anything it does not seem like a scam. As a matter of fact, I wish I had thought of it! What you have to understand is that it is an fast paced auction. You bid or don’t bid as often as you like so what you’re gambling on is the top price. If you play it smart, you can get some great deals… if not, you can lose your shirt. Just know how much you’re willing to gamble on winning an item. You could pick up an ipad for $.60 even if the the auction is in the $100s if you place your bid at the right time.
I saw the Julie version of the dailydigestreports and thought it was a CNN investigative report. I honestly not sure how this page came up, most probably through one of CNN pages. This report said many good things about bidfan.com but did not say bidfan.com charging $159.00 upfront and charging $06.0 or more by click/bid. It was very misleading and did trick me into it. The registration page was asking for credit card info but did not specify $159.00 will be charged, I thought it was for merchandise. The $159.00 charge only shown after you hit submit. Again, it is very misleading. It looks to me it was designed to trick people.
Total scam. Their “headquarter” address in FL show up on the map as other businesses. Plus, you can’t delete your account. It’s just bull sh*t.
Yeah, I totally missed any sort of message that I would get charged for entering my credit info — I should have known, I never to do that! But it is designed so that you don’t know you will get charged and think you are just signing up to be able to bid. Has anyone tried to get refunded if they haven’t used any of their bids they accidentally purchased?
wow thanks for the advise, i really believed that was a news article
I just sign up but was taken back when they asked me for my credit card information right away. So I closed out of the page. Tyler- I just wanted to mentioned that it said 100% money back guarantee on unused bids if you are not satisfied at the sign up page. But to anwer the main question, it isn’t a scam. They make their money on the bids. You are taking a risk in participating. You can only win if you have great timing or if you spend a good amount of bids and either way it is time consuming and a gamble. Its worth it if you are looking for specific items.
Definitely a SCAM! Asked to close my account and give me credit for unused bids which they advertise as doing but they never responded to emails (3)- could not reach on phone – 20 minutes wait and then a hangup on their part. This happened twice. Hope someone can get them shut down – totally false advertising/fraud.
Do not, do not, do not give your credit card information to Bidfan. You will not win anything and they will NOT refund your money. It IS a scam and they are making big bucks off suckers like me who trusted them. They are NOT to be trusted. Don’t do it!!!!!!! BUYER BEWARE!!!!
I’ve been a member of BidFan for over 4 months now and have had great success with them. I haven’t won all the auctions I have participated in but overall I am ahead. I’ve spent $500 on bids and have won an ipad, kindle and a few gift cards. I actually sold the ipad to my neighbor for $400.00 so its only cost me $100 for a kindle and quite a few gift cards.
At first I was down around $200.00 but than I came up with a pretty good strategy and now I’ve been winning non stop 🙂
scam?? I don’t think so.. don’t listen to everything you read on the internet as I have had great experiences with BidFan.
I read the review on the digest site. It seemed legit. It convinced me to make an account. I was charged the 159.00 without me realizing it. I have not been able to get a refund. Even if the site does what it claims, they set it up in a fraudulent manner.
Not even poor customer service, NO CUSTOMER SERVICE
Site has potential to be a good legitimate business, BUT IT ISNT
I can’t believe how many UNINFORMED internet users there are out there. Every time a site tries to make a buck or two it’s a scam. How many people do you think have been scammed on ebay? Myself for one and I have read of plenty of others. FELLOW INTERNET USERS IF SOMETHING LOOKS LIKE A SCAM, READ THE “TERMS AND CONDITIONS” YOU WILL FIND THIS DOCUMENT, USUALLY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FIRST PAGE. FOR THOSE OF YOU NOT FAMILIAR WITH “TERMS AND CONDITIONS” YOU WILL FIND IT IN VERY SMALL PRINT.
Having said all of that I am not ready to throw my 179.00 into the ring yet. There is nothing I need right now but I would like to have a bunch of those Walmart cards. (Spend a lot of money there).
I will heed some of the remarks made here as I sure don’t want to bid on something where they may be pulling a fast one. Think of this site like buying something at one store and then finding the same item a lot cheaper at another store. We all want to make or save a buck and we get ticked off when someone doing a similar job makes more than we do.
Remember that all ISPs are not the same. Some are slower than others.
It seems like there is quite a lot of bad publicity on richinwriters.com about bidfan.. why? I spent $159 and won an ipad and a new blender for my wife! The site has been great and their customer service has been top notch. I’ve spoke with Mike and Olivia on several occasions and they are both great.
I’m glad you’ve had a good experience, i made the mistake of purchasing without realizing it. Your customer service was great but you didn’t ask for a refund obviously. It will be a month in 2 days since my ignorant purchase. I will go through other legal means of getting my funds after that. They are making oodles… why do they have to horde my meager amount? So thomas is right. buyers beware or rather b-aware.
“BidFan Nasty Scam”
I just join this website about 5hs ago, and didn’t take so long to realize that this is a completely “scam”.
I can’t believe they rip me off $ 162.00 for nothing. Unfortunately I didn’t read your reviews before I sign up for this nasty “scam”. I still have 70 bids = $ 42.00 in my account, I try to cancel and get my money back, and again just to confirm how bad is the “scam” I was on the phone for about hour and half listening a broke up message, repeatedly saying that my call was very important and somebody is going to be with me shortly.
Buyers beware and stay a way of this “BidFan” or “BigScam”.
When I signed up for BidFan, right off the bat I won awesome prizes. Over the days, I would start recognizing names from days before and it was really fun. But on a monday in January, something seemed to be wrong. There were TONS of new bidders that I have never seen before. And on every single auction, there were two bidders who would always let the timer count down to 1 when one of them had the floor. Yet, they would never bid on each other. There was a different pair of bidders on every auction. Weird, isn’t it? It became impossible to win auctions. Even “postal323”, who would always dominate, never was able to win again. Overtime, it became obvious that the company was bidding on their own auctions. There is no other explanation. I tried contacting them, and they just got mad and even HUNG UP!!! Something is going on, and its just a matter of time before they get caught.
Laura- Do you still like bidfan now after they are screwing all of the customers?
It is a scam and I have proof – the site is a class action lawsuit waiting to happen.
Site says they are no longer accepting new members. As of yesterday, there have been some bidpacks that were auctioned. Yet, there was not any bidding happening today since this morning. Strangely, only one item is listed – to expire about 19hrs from now (not less) which is very, very unusual.
I called customer service to question why they did not accept my credit card and they they said they would give me 200 free bids. When I checked my account there was no bids there.I called customer service an now the phone is out of service so what does that tell you.I am glad my card was not accepted after reading some of the above , I should have done so first!!
Oh well as the old saying goes , we too soon get old and too late smart!
Articles like this really garese the shafts of knowledge.
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