Bidzaroo.com Review Is It a Scam
For the record the winners seen under the video testimonials are not winners of Bidzaroo.com rather they are winners of penny auction websites. I find it weird that a penny auction website needs to reuse photo’s or video’s as testimonials when there are suppose to be winners daily. That being said in this article i want to give people a look at penny auctions from a different perspective. The reason i am doing this is so people if people join these penny auction website they can join them with more clearer thought.
Read the terms and Conditions/Service
Before you sign up for anything online make sure you at least skim through the terms and conditions especially whenever your credit card or bank card is involved. Also in my opinion if the option of paying using paypal is available i recommend using it reason is that paypal has its own phone support and also paypal helps protect the consumer in the event a dispute arises. Paypal isn’t perfect but they’ve been quite helpful for me. Reading the terms and conditions gives you the consumer a better idea of the business or service you are paying for.
Yes it may look like allot of reading but at least skimming through it can save you both time and money. Also in regards to the penny auction industry its also a good idea to read the site rules. Reading these rules is just another reason why i personally don’t recommend penny auction websites. Even people who recommend penny auction websites compare it to gambling. For those of you that have never been to a casino, in a casino the owner basically has all the power. If the owner feels as though you are winning too much he can kick you out or in this instance limit the activity to your account. On the bidzaroo.com website you can get an idea of what i’m talking about. I recommend visiting http://bidzaroo.com/siterules.php before signing up below are 3 of the site rules the date in which i am writing this is December 2010.
- 4. Only 1 win of the same product with a value price of over $285 is allowed over a 28 day time span (e.g. you can only win a certain Playstation once every 28 days)
- 5. Each User is limited to 2 auction wins in a 24 hour period. Periods run on a 12:00a.m. to 12:00 a.m. cycle
- 6. Only 1 win is allowed per 28 days on items with a value price $1,000 or greater
Yes the an argument can be made about the information provided above but… Also remember when you are using a penny auction website you are paying with non refundable credits. Meaning once a credit is spent it’s gone and there is a possibility that you can leave a penny auction website empty handed.
Is Bidzaroo.com a Scam
From my perspective i don’t think Bidzaroo.com is a scam but i don’t recommend it to consumers. When you place a bid at an auction site like eBay.com only the winner has to pay for the price of the item, eBay can be time consuming but at least if you lose the bidding war you only lose your time not your time and your money. Also using penny auctions doesn’t mean you are spending a penny to bid each credit is never just a penny so to me it’s just not worth it. Bidzaroo.com claims it’s 100% legit i’ll give them benefit of the doubt. I finish by saying don’t let my opinion stop you from joining bidzaroo.com just don’t say i didn’t warn you
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26 thoughts on “Bidzaroo Review Is It a Scam”
So far no one has addressed the true scam of the Bidzaroo or other penny bit sites…because the cost is more like 60 or 80 cents per bid…and when you consider a $400.00 item selling for $34.56… that’s really 3,456 times $0.60 or $2,073.60…so certainly the site is making the money. So as said by others..You could easily use 200 bids ($150.00) on a electronic item with no chance to win or refund. So the winner could be really lucky…but the result is 100% like playing a slot machine with a very low payout. Consider the actual winning bid above…that was 3,456 pulls of the 60 cent slot and one winner…
Very well put and explained. Thanks
Has anyone explained why the countdown for items keep recycling 18sec to zero…and then back to 18secs? Watching one of the Auction ID: # 3337 the countdown and messages, “only a few seconds left”, but then it starts back at 18secs…BUT no new bid. It looks like there is no way for the bidder to know when the auction will actually end.
I think this is a scam. I won 2 items two weeks ago, still not shipped, no answers from them. I did left them about 6 email. and now, they have reserve on almost all the item. this is why it start back at 18 sec. I am so [email protected]%$#?*&…
It’s a scam … Call their phone number, email them, write them a letter and all you will get is silence. So go ahead a bid on that item and win that prize but you will never get it and they will never ship it.
umm well i signed up for this bidzaroo thing and i was going to buy something but i didnt. my card number is registered in their system but i didnt buy anything like i said. today i opened up my pnc account and 149.99 was gone from my account, i need that money back. i didnt even buy anything! help please?
I feel this is a total scam. I was also charged the 149.99 with no purchase made. I am now working with my credit card to have it removed.
I know now it’s a total scam – they billed my credit card 154.99. No purchase made. I was on the phone, with my credit card company when they dialed this outfit’s numbers (local and 1-800 numbers). They didn’t answer. Online Bandits. Now working with credit card company to get charge removed. This outfit needs to be shut down.
Has anyone else checked that the amount they bill is 149.99? My msg above (December 19, 2010) says they billed me 154.99 and that’s Canadian dollars – the exact amount in USD is 149.99!! Anyone see a pattern?
I have a 149.99 charge in my bank statement. I just signed up for this auction and I don’t know where the charge is from. Does anyone know why I was charged this amount? Does anyone know how to contact them via telephone?
I won a xbox elite 250GB and they changed my prize to a xbox 360 4GB. I guess they thought I wouldn’t notice. It’s been two weeks Iv’e been trying to contact them and I finaly got a hold one a person online. I told them what had happen and the person said that a admin would email me within 24 hours and they would make it urgent. Its been 3 days and no word. I dont know if it’s a scam but it doesn’t look good. I’m hoping their just understaffed and behind on their shipments. if not then im out 400 dollars for nothing. If it is a scam I’ll find the person behind all this.
I would advise people NOT to use Bidzaroo. There have been too many problems with this site(as one can see from reading the above comments.) I was able to get the 149.99 charge off of my card after a lot of work, but it took several days. I also had to cancel my credit card as I was afraid Bidzaroo would try to use it again and I have never made any purchases from them. Once again, I would NOT use the Bidzaroo site.
I also went in on Dec 14th and bid on the XBOX 360 Elite, and they changed it to the 360 4GB. That’s just the start, I have been trying to get in contact with them, nobody ever responds. Very frustrating, I am so mad, now I have to call my credit card company to dispute these charges. Good Luck to anyone who deals with these people. To everyone else who has had bad dealings with this website I am so sorry I know exactly how it feels. I think I lost 300 dollars or so. 🙁
I first off want to say that I had my doubts about this site. I had won an iPad for 26!! but really i had boughten the 250 bids for $150 and $20 on shipping making it right at about $200. At the beginning it had taken them 2 weeks with no response when I called. But crazily I suddenly realize there address and number had changed. I called the new number and it was now more professional, an automated system that lead me straight to somebody that answered. They explained to me that they were a new company and are overwhelmed by a new stream of business. I understood this, I explained to them that I had my concern that this could be some sort of scam. The manager told me that he would not work for a company that would cheat people. That was 3 days before christmas eve. By my full surprise and relief it arrived on Christmas Eve. I mean I was beginning to get ready to start telling people to stay away from this fraud of bull, but NO! This damn site was actually legit. I Swear to you this site is behind there word. I’m so relieved and really excited that I really won an iPad for $200 and then get the thing the day before Christmas. Great Christmas 🙂 I wouldn’t normaly do this but GO TO THIS SITE! They deserve it for actually keeping to their word and going over and beyond to make sure I had it before Christmas. Awesome!!! NOT A SCAM, NOT A SCAM. THE SHIT IS FOR REAL!!
Kyle, If this site is so “FOR REAL” why don’t you leave the new address and phone number here on this list so the other people listed above can contact Bidzaroo and get their product and/or money that is coming to them? Thanks.
This place sucks, I won three bids. A $15 itunes card. Which I received, a $50. Sephora gift card which just said it was shipped, haven’t received it yet….but we will see. A fujifilm camera that I won on the 14th and it hasn’t been shipped yet. Don’t go on this sight. It is sketchy with all the numbers changing and adress Too!
This has got to be a scam, last night I won Dr. Dre Beats solo headphone for $3.50, and a $25 buildabear gift certificate for $.03. I finally recieved my Sephora gift card for $50, that I won on December 4th, I used it yesterday, and it worked. I am hoping they are just behind in there shipping, because I would really love to get those head phones and that camera.
YES THEY R A SCAM THEY JUST CLOSED THERE DOORS AND TOOK MY MONEY LAST NIGHT JAN 2.. LUCKY IT WAS ONLY 11 DOLLARS ON A VOUCHER..
Have you contacted Bidzaroo Support Staff ?
My name is Jimmy with Bidzaroo.com. Please be assured we are not SCAMMERS!
We where forced to close our doors due to new Master & Visa card restrictions in the U.S.A.
If you have a item that has not been shipped or requesting a refund please email [email protected].
We look forward to opening up our doors soon!
I won 2 items in December 2010 and never recieved my items! I have emailed without a response! I would never go to this site!
Now hold on everyone, I started being a bidder on this site back in Nov.30th 2010 and I won a 50″ Samsung 3D tv, 250GB XBox,HomeDepot card for $50, and Amazaon $25 gift card, 2 ITunes card for $15.00 each and a Ipod. Bidzaroo has sent me EVERYTHING but the Ipod,,,,, YES I have EVERYTHING I could believe I have these Item but they came through. It did take until Jan 2011 to get this stuff but I do have it. THANK YOU BIDZAROO !! I have left this same info on another site so those that have won Items should feel a little better that they should get there things.
Hello, I was a very recent customer of Bidzaroo. I bought my bids and used them to win some auctions. I am still waiting on 2 items that I won. These items were won back in November so it has surely passed the two week S/H time they ask you to wait for. I have contacted them MANY times. Some of those tickets were closed without ever being answered. I know this because I have experience in online customer support and looked up my ticket numbers on their site. Towards the end, prior to the shutting down the site, most of my tickets were being re-routed to other customers so “Bidzaroo” support was never getting our complaints. I even tried to call the 800 number which got me nowhere. Bottom line is Im still waiting.
Just to clarify; When I said I was a recent customer that ment I became a customer to Bidzaroo sometime around the beginning of November. I did receive one thing that I won…One. So far I am out not only time but three other biids I have won plus a lot of money that went towards purchasing bidsm whice was stated would be refunded but has not been. I did keep ALL my communications copied and in a file. Maybe it will come in handy. I hope I will not need it.
Hi all. Just to add my 2 cents. I won a bid in December 2010 and still have not received the item. Unfortunately I spend a lot money on purchasing the token bids, a small amount on the actually won item, a sizeable amount on S/H, and still nothing. I have also emailed the support staff with closed tickets and no support and no mention of when I would receive the item. I’m not holding my breathe here and am going to chalk it up to experience. So I would not recommend this website to anyone. Bidzaroo if you are monitoring this and if you want to stay in business you had better get on the ball and start contacting your customers.
I bought a Nikon D90 with lens from the site. $34.0 price, 126 bids and $12 shipping. It took three weeks to arrive but I was aware of that upfront. I like the site and would recommended. I see that they are upfront with all the info. I have no problem with them making a lot of money on selling the bids because I feel there is no hidden tricks. You have to do your homework and just ike gambling, research your product and set your limits before you go in and relaize that the companyis in it to make money. Definitely not a scam. Happy bidding
I have been “unsatisfied”, also. It wasn’t hard to track down the owner of bidzaroo.com: Jose Rivera. I am 99% sure this is the Jose Rivera in San Diego, CA who also goes by Jay Styles (jaystyles.com). It looks like he is a convicted spammer, so what I’ve read and experienced with bidzaroo makes sense. I found this phone number for him: (619) 684-6737… but haven’t worked up the nerve to call, yet.
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