ziinga.com Review Is It a Scam
Ziinga.com is a penny auction website its one of the largest penny auction websites online. Personally i am not a fan of the penny auction industry. I personally look at it like gambling, Now there’s nothing wrong with gambling but i just don’t see the need to gamble when it comes to shopping. If i’m going to gamble i would prefer gambling for MONEY.
Is it really a penny Auction
When i first heard about online Penny Auctions the first thought that came to my mind was each bid costs a penny. So if i placed a bid it would only cost me a penny. This is never the case i live in the United States and one think i know is the British pound is worth more the U.S dollar that being said i could not believe when i saw £ 0.84 per bid(10 Bid Package) to me that is a ridiculous price to pay per bid. What i’m getting at here is although the value of the item is going up per penny the consumer is paying in this case £ 0.84 per bid.
Reading The Terms and Conditions
I know most people don’t like doing this but i recommend reading the terms and conditions otherwise known as the fine print before giving out your credit card. Whenever i pay money for something i like to have a degree of control. So after reading the Ziinga.com terms and conditions i have to honestly say that i would never sign up for a penny auction. Remember you are paying per bid now i want you to read this passage below
Disruptions in service
Occasionally there may be service disruptions that are beyond Ziinga’s control. In such cases, ongoing auctions will be temporarily suspended and the highest bid will remain as before. Auctions will resume once technical errors have been resolved. Ziinga reserves the right to change the date or time of an auction’s close should unplanned disruptions occur. Users bidding on temporarily suspended auctions will not be entitled to a refund for bids.
another section you might want to read is the bidding section of terms and conditions “A user can win 2 auctions in a 14 day rolling period” penny auctions make no sense to me on so many levels. A person might also want to look at the time spent factor. Penny auctions can become very time consuming and you can spend money at a penny auction website and leave empty handed. If you’re going to play my personal advice is to have fun, i don’t recommend joining any penny auction website but this is only my opinion.
Part of the reason i wrote this post is to hear feedback from people about Ziinga.com please share your personal experiences by sharing you help other people.
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Perhaps I can just add to this that the best way I know to guard against being ripped off by online sales or auctions of any kind, Craigslist and eBay included—and whether seller or buyer—is to use a *bona fide* online escrow company. Especially for pricier items like antiques, jewelry and autos. Although it does add some cost, it takes the uncertainty out of the transaction, and that’s a small price to pay for peace of mind.
For my money, the best bona fide online escrow (and there seems to be ten fraudulent escrow sites for every bona fide one) is probably Escrow.com (escrow.com). In fact, it’s the only one that eBay recommends, and is the only online escrow company that is licensed to provide escrow services all across the United States.
PS. For more information about avoiding online scams and frauds, go to Online Escrow at WordPress.com (onlineescrow.wordpress.com/)
Boy did I goof! I didn’t read the small print. I thought that this would be a cool site until I received an receipt for $149. going against my credit card. With in 20 minutes of receiving this I was on the phone to credit card trying to stop the charge from going through. I then starting email them at their ([email protected]) email address telling them to cancel, I did not want. So far I have emailed the 7 times telling them the same thing. I will fight this charge to the end. My credit card company did give me Ziinga’s phone number with is in UK. which I won’t call yet. I have used E-bay and Craigs list for years and I am extremly happy with them. I have only had one problem on E-bay, but was able to get my money back with out the hassle that I think this one is going to be…..Never will I do business with a company that is out of the USA
Yes, they are deceptive about stating you can buy smaller bid packages, however, upon doing so, you find that you are actually buying the $149.00 packages (250 bids). I’m glad I understood this, it prevented me from processing my credit card info. which is needed to actually bid. My advise is to stay away from Ziinga for being shady. I emailed them as to why can’t I buy smaller bids as their site says we all can?
I was also scammed by ziinga.com. I am still waiting to get my $149.00 back. Vickie did you ever get yours back and do you have their phone number? I have tried emailing them over and over but nothing. I would love to call them. Please stay way from this scam
Hi guys. I was also scammed by ziinga.com. Funny I am from the uk and when I rang to try get my money refunded I was ringing America. They told me to get a refund all I needed to do was send an email to zinga and request a refund stating my user name. I did this only to have the small print sent back to me re’ there terms and conditions and to let me know they where unwilling to refund me the money and they consider my request solved. I have replied politely letting them know that I don’t consider my request solved. I will certainly not give up the chase so easily. Wish I had done a bit of research on the site before hand, and I would advise anyone to avoid this company at all costs!!!!
Hi I was rob by ziinga com around couple months they charge me 59.99GBP each month.when I get my statements I start write them letters to explain me what a f..k they charge me all the time that money,I just ones use there site for the interest how those penny auctions work.Win some discount card for bar that it,,,they start to explain me i was sign by platinum membership what is in terms on conditions i read that again and there is nothing say about 59.99 then i send them back those conditions and they start tell me about my wining card what i get for them there was agreement to pay them for that.Bullshit!!!This company base in malta for one only reason rob people and that it,thanks good HSBC bank return me my money and i cancel my card after that,don’t use that site if you don’t want be disappointed to see your money going to some fucking scam company.
“Hi maris i need your answer about something” i was robbed ziinga.com too.I only paid for the cell phone which i won. And i understood i was robbed. I sent them about cancelling my account.They didn’t replied yet.I’m thinking about cancelling my account or not. Are they going to sue me or not ? If they sue can i just say i wanted to cancel my account and they didn’t replied etc.How is your charge ?
All victims of ziinga from UK – please, report fraud at http://actionfraud.org.uk/ – the only way to collectively stop that rip-off…
we are being harressed by ziiga.com they took money without our permission and tred to charg us when we told them we wanted nothin to do with there account even though it was within 2-3 days from there so called site emailing us to take a look at it, now we are getting emails telling us ther going to take us to court as we have contacted the bank and had the money charged back to us they are crooks and need to be put out of buisness i have never seen such a terrible buisness practice or a site that are willing to do underhand illegal practices to take money from people who dont want to access there site
Just recieved a text with an apple.ca at the end of the URL, saying I had won and to enter the code and claim my prize. Am in Canada and the scam is still on the go, thankfully I read the fine print and “wow” is it is ever shady, there is absolutely no liability in any way for the handling of personal info and your money-for me tell tale signs its a scam and thanks to this site and afew others I learned just now about what a penny scam is.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to share their experiences and I hope my experience that it is still happening and now in Canada with very questionable url’s(apple should sue in my opinion) for them using an apple.ca at the end of the URL to confuse people like I was assuming it was from apple.
My advice: Read the fine print when it sounds like a free whatever, the research it, it helped me Thanks to all!
Thank you everyone for rescuing me… You just saved me $149 for supposedly an ipod shuffle. These idiots just embarrassed me on facebook and deserve to go bankrupt… I don’t care if they come up with some sob story saying ‘oh ive got a family – im homeless – blablablaa’ this is wrong in every way… this money we could be using to benefit ourselves with or giving to charity could possibly be used on drugs or helping criminal activity… WHO KNOWS!!
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