Zbiddy Review is it a scam
Before getting into penny auction websites it’s important that you understand what you’re getting yourself into. The first thing I want to explain is that NOTHING on a penny auction website is being sold for pennies. The “penny” in penny auctions is nothing more than a marketing gimmick. The term “penny” could easily have been replaced with “points”, tokens, rewards etc. That being said before signing up I personally recommend reading the zbiddy.com terms of service, their “how it works section and also their “FAQ”. The truth of the matter is penny auction websites are very much like gambling.
Is Zbiddy a scam?
Personally I wouldn’t call Zbiddy.com a scam unless they’re not shipping their items to the winners of their auctions. On that note I wrote this post to that people could write down their complaints below. Be very careful trusting most of these so called zbiddy reviews sites. The reason I say this is that many of the sites giving zbiddy.com a positive review are being paid to do so. That’s why I said before signing up make sure that you read the fine print that way you’ll know what you’re getting yourself into.
Is zbiddy safe and is zbiddy worth it?
Personally I’m not a fan of penny auction websites. Yes there will be winners but for every winner there will be a bunch of losers. Plus the truth of the of the matter is that you have to measure the amount of money you paid for “bid package” in the instance of zbiddy the cheapest bid package that I was shown was $59. What this means in this instance is unless the item(s) you won costs more than $59 you basically got ripped off. One that note zbiddy.com does use high tech encryption software so to answer the question is zbiddy safe to use your credit card? at the moment it does appear safe. That being said be careful to choose your desired bid pack because I’m seeing zbiddy complaints popping with people getting unsuspecting charges on their credit cards.
Final thoughts on Zbiddy.com
Personally I would avoid using zbiddy.com and any other penny auction website for that matter. In my opinion they’re very time consuming and also very risky. Also like I said before nothing on a penny auction website is being sold for a penny. It cost each user 60 cents per bid so the term penny is nothing more than a marketing gimmick used to lure people to zbiddy.com. All this being said I don’t like telling people what to do so I won’t tell you just make sure that if you decide to sign up that you read the fine print so that your experience will be a lot better
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45 thoughts on “zbiddy Review is it a scam”
When I got the zbiddy e-mail it looked too good to be true. My thinking was they they were buying a few items and selling them for pennies just to get people thinking they could get cheap items (kind of like a casino that has one machine hit in an area of 30. Everyone starts thinking they will be next). Evidently it is a scam. The real thing that caused me to look them up was the fact that they have so little information on their web site. For example if you look at their ‘How it Works’ section all it says is you buy points and bid. I mean thats about it.
I am currently trying to start an Ebay business and reading an 800 page book on how Ebay works. And I have another 600 page book on stuff the 1st book doesn’t have. But with Z-biddy its just a few paragraphs – just to get your money.
As for Z-biddy – I’m out.
I foolishly bought a bid package and what a mistake!! I better not get charged any “hidden fees” on my credit card or I will report it as fraud.
I doubt any real people win. I think fake “plants” “win” the auctions and they just keep putting the same item up over and over and over again and make their money off unsuspecting people spending their .60 per bid.
I don’t have proof of that, but after watching the site for a few days that is the conclusion I’ve come to.
Very, very shady!! LESSON LEARNED!! I’ll stick with e-bay!!
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ZBiddy is a scam – I have been onitoring this auction (I did sign-up and I bought a ‘bid-package.
I NOticed that the same ‘bidders’ seem to be bidding on the auction running up the price – and eventually winning, over and over. They are obviously ‘bots’ – (roBOT bidders – not real people)- so the real people who bid, have no chance of wining. Unless it’s for a $5 Chilis Gift card – big deal….
Total SCAM – don’t waste your money !!!!
I won an iphone on Zbiddy.com. I lost my first bid package but I managed to won from the second bid package. You need patience and strategies to win on penny auction site. So, I believe Zbiddy is NOT a scam.
Zbiddy.com is overall a good site. I personally love this site and it’s customer service. I can’t stop laughing at those who say that “Zbiddy is a scam”. I say exactly the opposite.
Yeah, Zbiddy is a great site. I too won on this site and got my item shipped. So far it is a good site.
It is a scam.
They charge your card with out letting you know.
Any good review on Zbiddy, I am sure is one of them.
They want your credit card #.
In the bidding they make $$$$$.
if 100 is bidding at say 10 bids each that is 1000 bids.
At .60 that is $6000. They control the count down time.
Watch closely you will see the same bidders pushing up the bids.
Do not be a fool Any one can post a review. Any good review on Zbiddy is them.
I found zbiddy a nice website. I have won several auctions so far including an iphone. People tend to defame such website when they lose their money on auctions. Actually, they do bid wisely but when they lose their bids they badmouth on forums and blogs.
Interesting that the only positive feedback is from people who sound exactly the same, as though English is not their first language. Does anyone know where zbiddy is based?
When I first registered at Zbiddy.com, I was worried. But now after wiunning two items and still looking for more, I feel that I landed at the right place.
Zbiddy should be illegal. It takes advantage of people with low IQs.
Zbiddy is not a scam. It’s a penny auction, which means you pay each time you bid, and the last bidder gets the item. The opportunity to win products at discounted prices is very real; in most cases, the winning bidder pays a fraction of the item’s retail cost. You just have to be smart about when and how you bid since each bid has monetary value.
zbiddy.com is nice site. I have won 6 items so far, on this site.
zbiddy is perfectly legal site.I have been bidding on this for last 11 months.
I have played the game at zbiddy for about 3 months off and on. I “won” a 32′ panasonic tv RECEIVED and a Kitchen Aide Blender and a set of very expensive steak knives. ALL RECIEVED.
I went on zbiddy to look around, the next thing I new I had a 99.00 charge on my account. I called and the guy said they would refund my money in 5 to 7 days. I insisted it be done that day. he also said I would get a email shortly about what we had talked about and no email, surprise surprise. I called my bank and when the charge is out of pending and has been debited to my account they will refund it because of I didn’t buy anything and they will follow up and investigate. I should have never gave my information before I saw if i wanted to buy anything.
I joined zbiddy days ago by accident (I got email whitch talked about some deal about Black Friday and I thought it is amazon ,so I registered and later I found it was wrong but they already charge my credit card.). So I started to bid and I spend a lot of time for that. I won 2 small items and several Vouchers (cost me about $300). I have not got my 2 small items and chat with them online and I was told that they will ship them up to 7 business days.
All the information above are real. I will not bid before I got my items just make sure they are not scam. I will provide all update information either I got the items or not.
ZBiddy is a scam. First of all the email I received was a Spam that looked like it was from Overstock.com ( I have forwarded them to Overstock.com’s legal department ), then after I signed up and started to place my bids I noticed that instead of taking 1 bid at a time it was taking 2 or 3. I called them and a customer service rep logged into my account and tried it. He said ” Hey I guess it does ” I was told a service tech would call me on Monday, well after 5 days I had to call them. After them offering me 60 free bids to make it up to me, I told them I wanted a full refund. Their floor manager Andrew and I called my credit card company so I could get it instantly put back. Well guess what? It didn’t happen. They screwed with the wrong guy. I’m calling the Florida AG’s office, the BBB, you name it. They are scam artists.
I got 1 of my 2 small items which is a $50 gift card from Restaurant .com today. (cost me $24.57). Another has not received yet.
I think when hundreds of people are reporting the same thing about this web site I would say it is a scam. I think it classifies for fraud and that is the reason I turned them into the online fraud dept. We will just see what they think about them when they see all these complaints.
You go Mike Armstrong. Everyone else should do the same and lets put a stop to this company before they rip more people off. That is what I did.
Zbiddy is best penny auction website. Everyone should try this website.
I beleive i have idenified 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
We can trust Zbiddy. I won several items here.
well im gonna check it out cause im trying to start an electronics online store so if i can get an eleven hundred dollar laptop for 60 bucks well….ill get back to you all and let you no
They will let people win the beginner bids just to say “its not a scam, look you won something”.
They will let you bid as much as you like, but when it comes to that crucial winning bid you will get a “bid invalid” message pop up!!! They wont let any real customers get a good deal!
Definitely a SCAM!!!! I have been on the phone with them for several days & NO ONE can tell me why every time I’m about to win a bid I get a “bid invalid” message!!!
Absolute scam. Whenever I go to Ebay now and try to leave a page, I get a bunch of pop-ups from z-bid worse than most pop-ups because they almost don’t stop.
I read the small print and I understand how the aunitocs work. My question is, how do we know that people bidding on items are legit? A couple well placed dummy accounts to inflate prices and stir up bid wars would go a long way for their bottom line.I have no evidence that they are doing this, however; I have been watching a few bids closely and either a lot of people have no concept of bid strategy or there is something fishy going on. Once an item gets below 15 seconds left, every few minutes a different person starts bidding, over and over usually 50-100 times, then drops out and quits bidding to be replaced with a new person doing the same.I for one bid strategically, waiting for the clock to get down to 3 seconds or so to see if anyone else will bid first so i don’t waste .75 cents for nothing. I just can’t figure out why all these accounts drop in, bid, bid, bid. wasteing up to $100, then quit bidding to be replaced by a defferent person doing the same thing.
Myself too purchased bid packages on Zbiddy and they always provide the amount before you make a purchase. Anyone can verify my statement! Regarding your time/clock issue, it is standard across all the penny auction site that couple of seconds are added when someone place a bid. This is to give a chance to the another bidders.
well i will find out if it is a scam soon. i did have one problem when i signed up though. it looks like you need to uncheck a box when registering with your cc number. it charged me 50.00 for a bid package. i then went to the rookie site where you can win up to three bids before you go to the mainsite, always look at the product first to see what charges will be. example 2.99 or 3.99 c/c charge for gift cards. or freight for larger items. i have won a 2 night bahams cruise for 4.50 total and a 5 day florida trip for 25.00 total. the correct charges were on my bank statement. now that was 5 days ago; and they say 7-14 days to get the gift cards. if they come in i will post another to see how the booking goes.
I think your review is solid, if a rather pessimistic.
I’ve been studying this site intensely for a week now, and I mostly see fools wasting their money left and right. From a cynical perspective,zBiddy has simply created a vector to funnel greedy, stupid users into redistributing their wealth to zBiddy.
Is it a scam? Not at all. Have they ingeniously tapped into a way of getting greedy stupid folks to pay the amazing revenue at dimes per click? Yes. Is that their bad? No.
Here’s the rub, as I see it: they are baiting greedy stupid people. There’s no scam in that; but there’s always good money to be made as, well, honestly, most of us are greedy and stupid.
You don’t have to be either greedy or stupid, though. If you’re not, you can rise above the fray, spend almost nothing on it, and then either win the hot item you desired, or start flipping the value on other marketing vectors.
Asking whether zBiddy is a scam is like asking if the person that gives one enough rope to hang oneself with — and then one goes and hangs oneself with it — bad? No. You were just greedy and stupid. They just created a perfect forum for you to pay them to prove it — they created a really good hanging rope for folks to hang themselves by.
If you want to win on zBiddy, be rational. Seriously, don’t bid on anything much at all other than just to see how that worked (lost) for you for a full week. Observe auctions you’re interested in. Look at how auctions actually ended up closing. Above all, don’t rush in like a greedy fool, or you will go crying that your greedy foolishness makes zBiddy a scam.
I had trouble getting an item that I bought out right because I could not win it at auction. When I got the item….it was defective. I returned it at my expense. I had trouble getting my money back so I filed a complaint with buy safe and they notified zbiddy of my complaint and I got a full refund. I agree with most people on here. I think there is more to this place than meets the eye. They handle a lot of junk like magazines which you really pay for in shipping. They handle a lot of junky items. I got a mystery box and I still do not know what it is and have yet to hear from them in an e-mail concerning it. I have called them and used their on line chat and still come up with no answers just that they have a week to 10 days to mail it…fixing to contact buy safe again.
I paid $63 for a massive 99” 3DTV!!!! It came freight for an extra $35… It works great, I cannot believe it!! I have since spent only about $300 for close to $10,000 worth of awesome electronics… I make a pretty penny now reselling them on ebay… It’s all about strategy, most people don’t have it, and thats why I win 90% of the time…
I have used Penny auctions, such as zbiddy.com and have enjoyed them as a bit of fun and also to try and win that bargain.
i found Zbiddy better than any other penny auction site. i won few items here.
zbiddy is a penny auction, which means you pay each time you bid, and the last bidder gets the item. The opportunity to win products at a discount is very real; in most cases, the winning bidder pays a fraction of the item’s retail cost. You just have to be smart about when and how you bid since each bid has monetary value.
The complaints most people have is that they didn’t know they were being charged when they signed up and bought bids. If you check out zbiddy’s website, it’s obvious that you have to buy a bid package before you can bid on any items, so it’s really the complaints are illegitimate – not zbiddy.
I won an auction ant got the product within 3 days. I don’t agree with may of you. Thanks Zbiddy.
I too won several products here including free bids. Trying my luck on iphone.
ZBIDDY is definetly a SCAM. I am a victim and want my $99 refunded asap. The BBB and FTC should shut their site down and save innocent victims and hard working customers theim money.
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.
I am always admire by the way Zbiddy works. I got my iphone shipped within 5 days.
Participation in zbiddy like most things has a learning curve. I started in August and won 3 items so far.
Hey guys…just wanted to let you know that I really DONT think zbiddy is a scam….maybe you do…but I dont. I got on and bid for the first time the other day and I won a $200 restaurant.com e-gift card for $14.80 plus the $4.99 processing fee. Thats pretty darn good. I may have just gotten lucky, I’m sure it IS hard to win the bids, usually, but I DID win!! Also, it was a “free bid”, so I did not have to pay to bid. I made out like a bandit. And NO, I was not paid to write this. I promise.
I too got charged 79.00 for a one cent win……I never agreed to buy their promo package nor did I even see it. I feel stupid. Good luck to you who know what you are doing however, this site does not do things the right way. My invoice said, $5.00 – $4.99 = $.01 and that was what I Charged like an idiot…..then I saw the $79.00 charge in my email! When you charge something you ALWAYS have one last chance to look it over, make sure address, etc is in order and then click the place order button. Some of you call it a good site. I call it a rip off. I eventually got my money back but what a pain in the butt! Never gain……
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