156 Reviews for BidCactus
I got several gift cards for only a couple of bids each.
They have an indefinite ending time on their auctions.
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it's total gimmick. don't get trapped. Think about it, something like 40 dollars buy a ipad, each bids only increase penny, so, total needs 4,000 bids to reach $40. each bids cost $0.75, then, they received 4,000 x 0.75 = $3,000 for one ipad !???
the people come up this idea is total idiot. just stay away from thid penny bidding company...
There was an auction for 100$ Visa Card and a User named "PoorMax" was bidding from 3$ till 36$ while I'm typing this review (auction was still running). User has easily crossed more than 1500bids which amounts to 1200$ worth of bids for a 100$ giftcard. So clearly it is autobid from BIDCACTUS. No one in the hell would bid like that. Please stay away from this website.
I was told by a craigslist seller that they buy IPADs on this site all the time. They made it sound real easy. I saw the same names winning auction after auction and I also saw bidders put in more bids than the items was even worth. For example, one bidder tonight, put in many more bids than 250 in order to try to win a bid package for 250 bids. It makes no sense. I am convinced that someone for the company is driving up prices and I am also convinced that the "girl" I spoke to on Craigslist that directed me to this site was in cahoots with this company as well. I don't think she ever was selling an IPAD. I think it's all been one big casino game. And baby, I just lost! Don't expect to win here. If something seems a little too easy, that's your first sign that it's a rotten apple.
I wanted to try this website out after seeing an ad for this. Not knowing what I was getting myself into, I thought I would check it out. It asked for my credit card info and while I was a little hesitant to give, I thought maybe you paid for the bids as you went. At NO time did it tell me that I was being charged $79 for these bids or I would have never purchased (of course bidcactus said it did, but if it did, then it very deceptively did not make this clear). So, I played around using some bids and then I saw an email stating that I was charged $79. I immediately stopped using the bids and tried calling bidcactus for a refund and to explain that it was not clear that I was being charged this $. Well, it was after business hours, so I ended up emailing my concerns. First thing on Monday morning, I got a response saying that I would be refunded $75.84. Not exactly what I paid, but close enough and I didn't feel like arguing over a few dollars. So, a couple months later, I realize that this $ was NEVER refunded! So, I sent another email explaining this situation. I was then emailed back and told that the $75.84 refund that was obliged to me was actually a mistaken email and I would only be eligible for a refund on my unused bids which would be approx $49 instead of $79. When I tried explaining that I was new to the site and didn't realize I was being charged this $79 to begin with and was under the impression that I was being refunded $75.84 all of this time, etc, etc. It didn't matter. I spoke to two supervisors, both who were EXTREMELY rude. One of the supervisors actually asked me why did it take me so long to discover that I never received the refund. Um..why didn't you ever give me the refund is the question that should be asked!! And further, let's just say for the sake of argument that I made a mistake and didn't see that it said I was being charged $79..why is it that I must be accountable for my mistake, but they are not accountable for theirs when they said they would be refunding me $75.84 and then never did.
I am just not used to this sort of customer service. I am used to companies that give their customers the benefit of the doubt and do their best to make the customer feel satisfied. Instead, I was treated rudely and made to feel defensive about why I didn't catch THEIR mistake earlier. It was really a joke! Now I see why there are so many complaints about this site. Buyer BEWARE! And I will be posting and blogging on every social media site and review website that I can find. So, I hope them keeping my $30 was worth it to them..now it is about more than the $, it is about the principle of how I was treated. Unacceptable.
I was looking on Craig's list for a used or new Kindle Fire, there was a new one
advertised for 79.50 new in the box, so i emailed for more info they responded by
saying they just sold it and this was her 3rd one she sold.she was buying them for 20 to 45 dollars on bidcatus.com So of course I open an account and spent 200.00 trying
to buy one now i now i was baited in to trying a ponzi scheme.
Simply avoid them. They are scamers. They have some paid employee who will make dummy bids, so that not a single items(specially expensive ones) is own by normal bidders unless they make sure the total bid cost is more then the item value.
Just wastage of money. I realised after wasting $1000. Enough is enough!
Never visit them.
scam, fake, ploy.... call it what you want but its a company that uses auto bots (no not transformers) to jack up bid prices. To see what it was about, I bought a $79 bid package that allowed me over 100 bids. as I watched what was happening, people were bidding 50 times to win a 10 bidpack. that is to say, in order for someone to win 10 free bids, they placed over 50. im not that bright but can see the scam within the first 5 mins of bidding.
wseichman is one auto bot I watched for about an hour. from a rough estimate of the history in one hour "it" placed over 400 bids to win less than 100 free bids.
seeing BBB listed on the home page is misleading but then again, in todays world we teach kids to rob and steal for what they want if they want to get ahead. so this site is about par... so sad.
they got me for $79 because I thought it would be legit seeing it on the news. I should know better nowadays.
It started by I answered an ad on Criagslist for a Apple 4gs cell phone. My wife also answered the ad and got the same message.
I received an email saying: Hi,
Someone just bought this from me, but I can tell you where I got it from.I just purchased 3 of these from pennyrights.com and I resold them on craigslist for some extra money.The trick is to watch for bidding to slow down and then jump in. That's what I do and I win all the time.
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Once I signed up for $79.00 which came out of my paypal.com account. I recieved bids for bidding on a Apple 4GS cell phone and other merchandise. The bids went fast trying to buy the cell phone and I didn't win . I took another $75.00 out from paypal.com to pay bidcactus for more bidding chances. That went faster. I found out buying bids to bid on merchandise and electronics , I could have been bidding against bidcactus.com ?
Please don't get caught in this TRAP! Hidden charges, bidding bots and paid bidders are RAMPANT! I watched this site for a few days and it is impossible for you to win items at a reasonable price. The company's bidders usually win the auction, so technically they sell the same item over and over again
I observed an auction where someone paid over retail price for an iPhone 4s. Why would anyone do that? Beware of anyone with a user name that sounds daunting, or that has Capital letters in it. These are computer generated bidders, which will rob you blind.
Well, to start with - they have all cheapy products.
On top of that, they do not even have buy it now option on auctions.
All in all, they simply boost about their so called 'certifications' and take your money.
Penny auctions are hard to trust. I've won 2 items on bidhere.com, and they delivered it, but I am still very careful of penny auctions. Sites like bidhere.com at least have buy it now on all auctions, thats a deal maker for me, personally.
The marketing you can see below... $2 to buy a $50 card. Not true however. It's a penny auction so the value the card sells for in now way represents the cost to the winner. Each bid they place on the auction actually costs them approximately $.70. Additionally, the site makes money off everyone who bids on an item whether they win or not, since you have to pay for your bids up front. Even more sinister are the auctions they hold to get more bids. Clever Yes - Good value? Absolutely not.
Watch out if some ad or anything directs you to this website. They will still your money at all cost!! Even if you were not the one authorizing the purchase. And do not trust you 17 yr- old old or disable child fall for this scam. It cost me almost $100 dollars of absolute nothing and a lot of aggravation. I just authorized her and trusted my child to purchase her prom dress. And they are out of their mind if I filed criminal charges since they refuse to refund my money. I feel they have paying employees constantly bidding, just look carefully at the alleged customers bidding and times and you would realized their bank account must be wipe out so fast. It is just a $#@! website and you will never get a resolution through their web site or phone by Heather Rodriguez or Manager "KIp" and "busy and unknown" Director.
Have been a member of BidCactus for several months. Enjoy the site and like the fact they place win limits to allow everyone a fair chance at all items. Lots of gift cards on this site. One thing to beware of is shipping and handling costs even on bid cards. You will often pay more for the S&H then for the won auction. I received one FedEx envelope with 15 or 20 gift cards but was still charged as if each had been mailed individually. When I called to get an explaination I was told that's the way the system worked and they had to buy extra insurance in case FedEx lost my package. They also have a partical buy it policy on certain items if you lose the auction. They wil give you a credit of up to 50% of the value of the bids you used. This is on select items only.
I personally think its a waste of your time. You cant just put the highest amount that youre willing to go up to unless you want to keep buying bid pack bundles and sit and wait and wait and wait while there is always going to be someone or something on the other end clicking away that keeps extending the time. And the worst part is that it isnt a regular auction site like Ebay where you go search for speakers or lamp and bid. This stupid site determines what is up for bid. i personally have no interest wasting my nights away sitting there looking at gift cards and hoping they will put up something nice that you would want.
stay away from bidcactus. they are crooks, scams, and will take your money and you will get nothing. ppl need to be protected from cons like them. bidcactus is a huge scam. stay away! overwhelming odds are you will lose your money and get zero in return, let alone win anything. I really think this is online gambling in disguise and that any postive posts is their staff or friends. They go to great lengths to give themselves the appearance of legitimacy. Its a scam. On the web, you can't get any info on the owners of the firm - not surprising.. Stay away from bidcactus- you wil lose your money, and not get it back, You will speak with a rude customer service person who will explain how you missed something in the fine print, and its your fault and you're stupid. FYI, There is a class action suit against them in Connecticut. Go look it up "mendelsohn vs. bidcactus", filed by motley rice. dont let bidcactus con you, take your money, and get you to become a gambler. this is a gambling website - no similarity to ebay- and the odds are stacked against you. Don't be fooled by their fake reviews - and they encourage, incentivize/ reward their gamblers, i mean customers- to promote them, and lure in more victims. Keep your money- if it looks too good to be true- it is.
This is a scam site. I never even register with them, yet they manage to be sending me their crap. Think about it, $0.75 on $0.01 plus the final cost of whatever, plus shipping and handling. Are people's brain also gone into recession/depression? How in the world can people actually fall for this nonsense.
A legitimate auction or auction site does not charge to bid and allows you to bid an amount that you choose. When I looked at the website I was immediately turned off by having to pay to bid and the fact that bids only raise the price a maximum of 1 to 10 cents. It becomes obvious that the site makes most of its money via the bid charges.
First of all, buyer beware! If your not ready to possibly lose some money, then it is not for you. There are always going to be big bidders out there, so you may as well avoid those auctions. If you only have about 50 bids, bid on the lower auctions such as $25 and under giftcards and 25 bids or less. This should increase your chances of winning. Next, take advantage of Bidback mondays and wednesdays! There are 12 net bids to be gained there. All in all, this is a pretty good site, just be smart and don't get discouraged!
I have a charge to my checking account for $112.50 and had not even heard of bidcactus.com until the charge was made. I have never registered with them, never bid on anything and definitely never will now that this has happened. BidCactus owes me big time.
This is the classic fraud. The site posts an audit that is over a year old stating that the auditor is relying upon management assertions. Management merely collects 75 cents every time that someone bids and then thy systematically outbid you using "bots". The BBB logo on the is also a gross misrepresentation. It means that they paid their dues. It doesn't say that they have had 39 complaints filed against them. The site undoubtedly ill be shut down sooner than later.
The rudest customer support EVER!! Site froze, and I lost the item I was winning. I called, and they yelled at me!!!??? Hate this site!
I had been looking into this site for quite some time now! I finally decided to try it out.. I purchased a small amount of bids to start with.. A total of 30 bids for 22.50. Its not a lot of money thank God! I thought that if I could get a bargain deal like maybe a $50 gift card, I had made my money back... I placed several bit before the clock ended on several item, but I mist the small detail that if someone bids on that same item the clock will move back 30 sec or 3minute witch really kills you. Because the clock never ends... This is a really shady trick because it not really a fair deal. You can spend all day and more money biding on the same item, and you will end up spending more money then the item is really worth in most cases. If you've ever bid id on Ebay the difference is that the clock on Ebay never goes back and the bidding come down to who is the fasted to submit the last bid.. I will never use this site again and I don't recommend it.. I am a little disappointed that I wasted 22.50 on this site. When I could have just gone out and bought my self a good lunch...
I have seen the many reviews i feel sorry for the people that lost there money and minds. the BBB reports 65 complaints on this , LLC which means limit liability , so beware when it is dealing with money this should be incorporated , BBB also reports that they have not resolved any of the complaints, , The economy is terrible and this company was created on 4/27/2009 @ the start of the economic breakdown, they have to make it look good and make someone win to get your attention, With dealing with people on a everyday basis, and even talked to people who have been scammed by Business like this , It makes me go insane that they are getting away with highway robbery, And if the owners are reading this you might want to check out your business status @ the State of Delaware, It is public information
Thanks everybody for saving me from ALMOST getting scammed. Bidcactus is pure evil. Why is it running? Why hasnt it been stopped? And why isnt someone in jail?
Bids cost $0.75 each and are available in packs of 30, 50, 100, 150, and 250 bids. So each of your "penny" bids is costing you .75 cents each. Stay away from this site unless you like throwing your money away.
While bidcactus seems legit, I have been bidding on it for over 2 years now, and have seen it go from legit to a scam site . I won relatvely regularly at first, then less often,to now not at all. Prizes end up costing way more then they are worth and I am convinced they have gone to house bidders driving up the price! Don't waste your time or money, trust me I've followed this site a long time, you will lose your money!
I called the site and asked them policy questions and received many defensive responses. They denied that bots were being used and clearly that is a lie. They denied that there is shill bidding yet I believe that they promote and fund it. They stand behind an audit but I wonder if they would submit to a newer one or one for specific auctions. There are more questions than answers.
I consider myself among the lucky because I did not lose any money on this site. I read the reviews here before I registered and bid... The reason I am reviewing a site I never actually bidded on, but did visit and watch for a bit is:
I put an ad on Craigslist and got a response telling me they wanted to trade. The guy told me he owned this website and that he wanted me to bid on an item and he would give it to me. He gave me a promo code for 10 free bids, and asked me to register, he told me some people thought it was addicting, he probably hoped I would as well. Or maybe they just want some fresh blood and new screen names to appear on their site.
This seems like a scammers way of advertising and I feel he would have not given me anything or taken my junk off my hands... I am reporting this guy to Criagslist as well. I hope they get shut down...
The scammers are smart, but I am smarter.
I read an bogus article claiming great this site was compared to other (quote) penny auctions sites. The reporter claimed she won a TV and other big ticket items, but that's hardly what comes up. It's most self perpetuating "bid boxes" that keep you playing. In the end it's a big scam. Stay clear of BidCactus. You are better off hitting a the slot machines at the nearest casino no matter how far it is...at least, you'll come away with one or two free drinks.
Lots of nice items, though have not won anything yet. Do feel they have bots and don't feel that's fair.
I hope you guys all know that this site, bidcactus, is affiliated with Jumbocloseouts.com, which is another penny auction site that scammed a lot of people out of their money. They are currently in the process of being shut down.., yay! Read all the scam reviews on jumbocloseouts.com and see all the similarities that bidcactus.com has in common. YOU HAVE ALL BEEN WARNED, SO STAY AWAY FROM THIS SITE OR YOU WILL GET BURNED!!
My experience on Bidcactus was basically consistent with the majority on here, but I'm not convinced that there are Bid Bots. Clearly it is gambling and clearly there are a handful of users (screen names) that win the majority of items. Yes they sometimes do pay outragious over-bids (bidding 240 times at $.75 each time to win 100 bids back essentially paying $180 to win back $75). The question is, are there a handful of "PRO's" who drive up the price to intimidate others and reduce competition of future auction bids or is the site creating BidBots to defraud consumers. I did win some smaller auctions but ultimately flushed about $150 down the toilet (the majority of which was prior to spending several hours observing the action). I participated in appx. 10 different auctions and observed close to 100. I'd say about 10% of the auctions are driven to 2x and even 3x the actual value of the item however about 70% of the time, the winner of the auction appears to save about 50-60% from retail. I watched someone (presumably a real person) win an Apple Ipad today for $6.81 (which equals 681 bids of which no more than half could have been placed by the winner - conservatively 340 bids for a grand total of $261.81). In conclusion, if your willing to take a chance, do your homework! Observe the action, find out where the site is based out of, continue reading reviews, but keep an open mind.
This site is the real deal. You can win awesome prizes with modest shipping charges and real speedy shipping. The smart bidder will watch the bidding for a day to watch for big bidders who are tough to beat. Then buy a bid pack and focus on one auction at a time. I will continue to use this site.
I purchased a minimum $22.50 of bids today. The site is organized so it is almost impossible to win! As soon as you are the high bidder... say with 2 seconds to go... they revise the clock to about 25 seconds to go... causing all the bidders repetitive bidding for nothing! This is a total Scam!
After careful review and reading..this is not a site you want to purchase from. What is even more astounding is that they have a BBB logo. Guys don't waste your time and money and if you have been scammed please contact the BBB since they can help to resolve this and maybe recover some of your lost funds the BBB is on the net and can only help you if you let them know what is going on. Srry guys I had high hopes too.
It's a scam!!!! Stay away! I just tried three different auctions and all three times the same thing happened! Each time there was one bidder who would instantly re-bid as soon as a new bid was submitted instead of waiting for the clock to get close to the end, which is the obvious way to go! Once they have gotten a few hundred bids or so the auction ends early and that person won each time! This happened on all three items I bid on! It was a complete waste of $75! Just stay away and save your money! They obviously have either people or programs bidding at the same time as you, and once they've gotten enough money they win their own auction!
I won (surprise, surprise) one "beginner entry". After that, I too had a "gone", my bid was last, and I also did not win. Thank goodness I got this site out of my system before I lost TOO much. As the old saying goes..."CAVEAT EMPTOR'---buyer beware!!!
The only valid complaint I have read that I think can be possible is bidding bots, other than that, there are usually 3 types of people that gain or lose in this site. The Website wins 99% of the time, The Winner Wins 98% of the time, the loser losses 100% of the time, now let me explain.
The website has to make money, and it makes money by people like most people here, just plain losing. the website makes money from people using their bids, i figure this is no more than a gambling experience. Not a scam, if it is a scam, it's no more of a scam than a slot machine. except unlike a slot machine, someone is guaranteed to win.
The Winner, they win by buying the item for a much lesser price than normal. Except for those 2% of people who don't do the math, and over bid on the item, waisting their money.
The loser, this is how the site makes money. people lose, and thats how any gambling experience will work. 1 wins, many loses, and the house makes money. Just because you would lose at Poker every time doesn't mean it is a scam, it means some one ells is better than you, or just got lucky. While the winner gets more money than the walked in with poker, the losers walk out mad.
Does anyone here complaining see what I mean? like someone previously here stated, this is basically gambling, if your not a gambler, don't play.
If you want to win, use the tips people give, like play when there is low traffic, only bid on begginer bids. bid smartly, do the math, let people have their bidding wars than bid your own while hopefully the others are weak.
your not going to go to the casino and spend 100$ with no strategy or limit and expect to come out with more money, unless your a fool.
People get lucky yes, just as i seen on bid cactus someone win a 50$ gift card for 06 cents because me and 4 other people we're expecting someone ells to bid after they placed their bid.
And with strategies, your not going to win all of the time. Your just going to higher your chances.
Like i said before, I don't think this website is a scam (unless they got bidbots) but it's just like gambling, and you will both win and lose like gambling. I know people who never won at slots, i personally only played about 5 times, and I am up 80$ in slots, while many people lost hundreds, and some times thousands to slots.
Doesn't mean it's a scam,
So basically, this website takes 3 things...
Other than that, If you don't like gambling I suggest you do some thing ells for money, so you can have more extra money for things you want, or play an easier less skill needed game like bingo (which is also fun, but like this website, hundred will lose each round, and only 1 person will win... typically)
If you lost money, than think of it less like a scam, and more like taking you and as many people (what ever adds up to how much you lost) to a horrible movie that you walked out on. So horrible of a movie that you're more mad that you wasted your time than your money and you don't know why producers allow these movies to even be made.
So yeah, have fun and enjoy life, don't gamble anything you may need (including money).
What a JOKE! I was just taken for $75!! Shame on me for not going with my gut....If it sounds too good to be true, IT IS! Everytime you place a bid, more time is added to the clock for someone or let's face it...(the computer ) to outbid you. If there was a time limit that you knew buyers had to bid buy, you might actually have a chance to win. The way this is set up, I doubt anyone is actually winning except the computer and maybe the site owners!!!! TOTAL RIPOFF! I can't believe they haven't been shut down!
With hundreds of complaints on multiple sites http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/bidcactus-c239430.html, Bidcactus.com has to be one of the biggest and most proliferated auction scams in existence today. Upon Closer review and examination it has been determined that Bidcactus.com is indeed utilizing the 7 dollar swoopo clone script that was readily available from ebay.com. That script has, an autobidder built in to bid against flesh and blood players so anyone bidding on bidcactus.com is actually bidding against the computer. This would only make sense as there are hundreds if not thousands of complaints littered across the web attesting to this fact, from people spending hundreds of dollars and couldn't even win a curling iron to savvy bidders who quickly realized, something just wasn't right with the auctions being operated by bidcactus.com. We would warn any and all bidders to steer clear of this site and if anyone tells you that it is because of the amount of traffic to the site as to why it is difficult to win, they are just flat out lieing to you. You can't win because there is an autobidder installed in there script, it is common knowledge in the auction community and it is not disclosed anywhere on there site. Bidcactus is about as dishonest as they come and anyone who supports them is in league with them and this is a fact.
Whoever is going to read this!!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write about them!!! I was just about to buy bids and I lost the website by mistake so a google search found it for me and the next few links under showed these reviews I am so happy I didn't buy any bids.
THANK YOU!!! ------>
FOR EVERYONE WHO GOT SCAMMED BY "BIDCACTUS.COM" GO TO THE "BBB" WEBSITE AND FILE AN ONLINE COMPLAINT, RIGHT NOW THE SCORE THEY HAVE WITH "BBB" IS AN A- LETS CHANGE THAT!!!
Better Business Bureau
Yet another scam. I even thought with them being registered with the Better Business Bureau (so they claim) this site would be better than Swipe Auctions and all of those other low class penny auction sites. After reading the reviews here and then watching how the bidding was going on their website, I thought - HECK NO! Example: 500 bid pack goes for $.45 - yet a 30 bid pack goes for $3.45? Really? Then the same people seem to win all the time. Also, they had a Kitchen Aid mixer that went for $3.85?? What?? Does that mean, if I had bid on that mixer a bidding war would have taken place? Too weird and very fishy. This is by far the most dishonest site I've ever seen. I will def contact the Better Business Bureau.
Well I signed up for a free acount and have been watching for a couple of days to see how the bidding works. They have mailed me numerous coupons to entice me to buy some bids. I didnt fall for it and I guess as their last ditch effort they sent me 5 free bids so I thought I would check it out again. I totally believe this site scams BAD! I noticed the same names numerous times bidding on different things but at the same time? If that doesnt raise a caution flag I don't know..... I have decided to stay away from this site!
Well I am very sad to say I have the big STUPID stamp on my head over this sight! I am not one who usually does anything like this sight but when I saw it on the news I looked into it. I spent 37.50 for 50 bids. I bid and received nothing.....i didnt bid on big things or drop into the bid wars ~ (like it was suggested). I called customer service and they told me I needed to have 100 bids so (stupid stamp here I come!) I paid 75.00 for 100 bids. And wow still NOTHING. so now 112.50 later nothing! I looked into the company and found out they have some lawsuits pending on FRAUD. Their own empoyees are coming forward stating they are using COMPANY BIDDERS TO OUTBID US! Yes I would say that was fraud!
I myself have made a formal complaint to the Federal Trade Commission or FTC and the National Consumers League's Fraud Center. Doing this may not get your money back but it will make people look into the business. With luck the will be shut down or be forced to change there ways! I did file a complaint with the company but they have not responded....big surprise!
Don't be fooled by the BBB. They have only been with the BBB or Better Business Bureau since April 30, 2010. They only have 23 complaints on file! IF YOU DONT TELL THEM THEY WONT KNOW!!!!! If no one complains to them then they won't have a bad record! Most people get mad write a review but never follow up with the reports! Oh and one more little note about the BBB ~ Bidcactus PAY BBB to stay on that report also!!!!!
The reports/complaints are what work! YES its a little work but its worth it to get them to STOP CHEATing us!
BBB's own words!
"BBB Rating for Bidcactus, LLC
Based on BBB files, Bidcactus, LLC has a BBB Rating of A- on a scale from A+ to F.
Reasons for this rating include:
•Length of time business has been operating. "
Like I said before IF YOU DONT TELL THEM THEY WONT KNOW.....and IF THEY DONT KNOW THEY CANT HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Although I am the stupid one for falling for the FRAUD, ITS STILL WRONG!
...........and for those who won good for you.......you were able to fall through the holes of there FRAUD NET!
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!! GOOD LUCK!
helpful sites TO BE HEARD!!
firstname.lastname@example.org (good luck with this one!)
and.......(straight from the BBB website)
""The BBB that will handle your complaint is:
BBB of Connecticut
94 South Turnpike Road
Wallingford, CT 06492-4322
You may wish to copy or print this information for further reference.
All correspondence about your complaint will come from and should be addressed to this BBB."
Hope this helps!!!!
RUN! This is one of the BIGGEST RIP-OFFS yet!! No where else do you have to buy your bids and are then charged for each bid you make all the while each bid increases the time available to bid on an item. Just one more way to steal from the ever increasing indigent American people.
STAY AWAY FROM THIS SITE!!!
And I urge any and all of you out there unfortunate enough to have landed on this site and lost money to wipe them off the internet. Enough is enough!
HI! WOW! SO I am not the only one. Started on Bidcactus two days ago and have also done a lot of observing in the last few days. It appears to me that there are 4 or 5 people that are "winning" most of all of the items...many times spending a lot more than the items are actually worth. I waited till about 3 in the morning and started trying to bid on a $50 gift card that was sitting at a penny till a few seconds left. The high bidder then started bidding in return as soon as I placed a bid...sometimes reacting faster to my bids than seems possible. I am definitely going to try and get my money back as I believe this is a SCAM! A a few of you mentioned that they have a policy of not being able to win but one in 24 hours. Is this true??? I ask because again I noticed that those 4 or 5 people that were winning most of the auctions had several wins within HOURS!
What they don't tell is that every time you bid the auction is extended for 10 more seconds. They also don't tell you that the bidding history only shows the last ten bids so that you think the bidders had an easy and cheap win. They should be up
SCAM SCAM SCAM This site is one of the worst scams I have ever witnessed - the few people on here summed it up best - they have to have fake shill bidders on there or bot bidders who just swindle the real people. I saw one moron pay close to $350 dollars for $100 toys r us gift card!!! Total waste of $39.99 and when you realize youve been had and want a refund? No dice, they don't give refunds. This site needs to be SHUT DOWN, and the crooks who run it need to be dealt with legally, because in my opinion this is very clever cyber THEFT.....
It may sound like a good thing in the beginning, but once you start playing you will find it is not very easy to win and you can very quickly burn up a lot of money. Basically the same as gambling.
So I think I have it figured out if you want to use this site keep a close eye on obvious repeat names. Watch these names they drive the price up so that bid cactus can make money. However, if the bid goes off under the profitable mark then the bot will win and you can verify this by looking at recent wins and do the math and repeat winners typically win only if it's under this profit margin. This is very cleaver I am watching a 375 bid pack and *unrelenting* has countered every offer since the bidding started. Currently at 3.75, but half of these bids are *unrelenting* so that means bid cactus has bid 135 times for itself. Now in order to win you have to wait it out until the bid minus about half is over the profitable margin. For example (and you watch,before you buy) a $50 gift card is worth 66 bids, now if it is below this you will see the same name winning it. Don't get me wrong they are smart about rotating names. However, I watched nmk6322 continue to bid eventhough they had already won 3 in 24 hours which by their rules you can't win another one for 24 hours so why would this person bid just to not win. Now the interesting thing is this nmk6322 never won again, but was able to force prices up to make a profit and when it looked like he would win another name stepped in *gmann7282* to ensure anyone paying attention wouldn't catch on by reviewing current wins. Anyway if you want to win you must wait until the bids divided by at least 2 equal more than the product is worth and believe me I'm not the only one to figure this out and this is where the true bidding war begins between humans. Personally after wasting $36 I would never do this, if you feel you must at least watch for a day or two then go after it.
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