Is ZipBids.com a Scam
Whenever one major penny auction website goes down another one emerges i find this strange almost like it’ the same company using the a different name. I guess that’s the convenience of having an online business whenever one website doesn’t work you just create a new one. As you might of guessed i personally don’t like penny auctions, I think penny auctions are good if your intention is just to have a good time, I think if you look at like i can get a LCD TV for a few dollars you are looking penny auctions in completely the wrong way
ZipBids.com Verse eBay.com
ZipBids.com has a section on their website where the compare themselves to eBay.com, they make some interesting points about how a person can save using their site but they’re not telling consumers the entire truth. The main thing i want to point out about ZipBids.com is that before you can play you have purchase ‘Bid Packs’. Purchasing bid packs is all you have to focus on whenever using penny auction websites and that’s the main reason why i don’t like these websites.
Bid Packs in the case of ZipBids.com are non refundable and highly recommend reading their terms and conditions before signing up. One of their Introductory offers was $159.00 for a bid pack which gives you 300 bids and charges you .53 cents per bid placed. So if you decide to join ZipBids.com and spend $159.00 make sure you play that you play the game smart. I’ve written about this topic before and what i always find funny is when people say they won a $25 gift card or something that costs less than the amount they spent on a bid pack.
Should it Really be called a Penny Auction?
Although the prices being displayed to customers seem to be moving up by a penny the truth is each bidder is paying 53 cents or more to place a bid. So think about this for a moment an item that was supposedly sold for .25 cents actually was sold for $13.25 and even that number depends on the bid pack each bidder chose to purchase. Penny Auctions in many ways are nothing more than illusions nothing is being sold for a penny its really nothing more than a marketing gimmick.
Using a penny auction website from my perspective is like walking into a Wal Mart handing the cashier your money just so you can get a bid stick or it could be considered a chuck e cheese for adults. That being said i want to go back to what i said at the beginning of this post if you’re going to sign up for ZipBids.com my advice is just do it to have fun. Being that i would never use ZipBids.com I recommend leaving your comments about Zip bids below by leaving comments you help other people good or bad experiences.
Although i don’t recommend using ZipBids.com don’t let my opinion stop you from giving them a try.
6 thoughts on “ZipBids Scam”
You’re totally right! They Suck A$$, don’t sign up unless you want to lose money or better yet, if you’re the type that feeds into that OBAMA BAILOUT BullSKAT, maybe zipbids is perfect for you! Only dare to do so if the schwartz is with you… uuuuuussseee theee schwartzzzzzzz young paddewan ewok lookin mo-fo!
“ooooooeeeeaaaahhwawaawowowoooooeeeeeeeooooohhhhhmmm!” no for real though, if you see zip bids in your browser, just press alt ctrl del until the nightmare goes away for ever, and ever, and ever, and ever, and ever, and so on, and so on, and so on, ok so now I’b bored so I’ll stop writing…. any second now… ok.. I’m done. “the dishes are done dude” amen…. holy $hit are you still reading this? lol
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/)
Zipbids is a total ripoff they took 159.00 from my card and i didnt authorize it, And now they wont even call me or email me and when u call its an answering service so u cant get anywhere. Iwas told they were working on the website and i wasnt the only person to get charged. STAY AWAY FROM THEM THEY WILL TAKE YOUR MONEY AND YOULL ONLY GET ANGER IN RETURN.
My experience has been nothing but horrific with zipbids. Like an idiot I purchased some bids, then thought it was worth it because I won 2 auctions almost immediately. One for a camcorder saving me approx $20 and the other for a set of golf clubs saving me approx. $675.00. Hooray for me right? Wrong. They said items would ship with in two weeks, it has been a month now and I’ve not received the items. I have tried using their live chat help line and get a computer generated message to call email the support team with an email address that is not active. To date I have sent 9 emails to the support team and finally got a response yesterday, only because I told them I was posting to this site, and they asked for my phone number and the best time to call and a supervisor would call me today. Guess what? No phone call. No email. No nothing! Not that I really expected anything at this point. I am going to contact my credit card company and try and get the charges reversed. Take my advise. Run, don’t walk, away from zipbids.com. Its is a scam in every sense of the word.
Thanks. I wondered about Zipbids, that’s why I came to this site. I guess the old adage can be applied: If it seems to good to be true, it is.
I had ordered an iPad on February 2nd and the status still says not delivered. I have tried contacting the customer service during business hours, but there’s a recording that says that the service center is closed. If the call ever goes through, it drops before a Customer Service Rep picks up. Not only has my order been delayed, the lack of a proper CS number and/or response has aggravated me further. The worst online shopping experience ever!!! Zipbids.com is a piece of crap, and I will make sure that everyone finds out about the lack of professionalism and responsibility shown by the company.
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