My advice: Try it ONLY if you have money to burn and you really don't care if you lose it – like at a Casino. (in 378 reviews)
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I personally really enjoy Quibids. I have won lots of items for amazing prices my last win was the new digital flip camera. My only complaint is there customer service isn't live (example chat) they do email which is slow but they have answered every question I asked. I also run a tips and ticks site dedicated to helping people win on Quibids called QuibidsTips.com
Although I have won a couple things that were cheaper than retail, they aren't things I really "needed". Paying $0.60 for a bid, just to watch someone else do the same. 10 bids later and you've lost $6 and still don't win. You have to be "all in" to hopefully win. When you don't they do account for the money towards "buy it now", but then you are paying 100% retail with zero discounts. You have to pay $60 just to join. After I use up my "bids" (read as throw them away) I will delete my account and warn family & friends to save their money.
I just sign in as I sign in on Ebay and Amazon, and when I went to check my account they already took out $60.00 from my account, and I did not purchase any items so far. then I read that they charge 60cents for each time you bid, it means if your purchase any item or not, they charge it from out amount, which you provide it,
all other site charge their fees after you buy, but this one charge you any way.
please don't fill out any form on quibit.com
They constantly oversell items and when the wrong product is shipped they expect you to pay to return it. I have been a good customer for a few months but am sick of the customer service when there is a problem and they seem to have many. They are quick to sell bids but do nothing to resolve any problems or issues. Too many issues to list here. They now have several "voucher bidders" that stock up on thousand of free bids and then take over. It used to be fun and entertaining but now is a joke. Avoid QuiBids and just shop with Amazon. Save your money and frustrations.
Quibids.com lures you in with the promise of getting cheap name brand items at a faction of their retail cost. Don't believe it...run...run...has far has you can from this site. I believe the site is a scam and all you end up "winning' is more of the bidding money packs that the site auctions off. I ended up losing, or should I say given, Quibids $70 dollars before I realized this website is a scam. Now I see them advertising on TV and I feel sorry for the people who will get sucked into giving their money to this website.
I saw a camera and a necklace on Quibids. When the bid was down to just a few seconds left (about :14), time ran out and the clock started over at :14 seconds again. This happened over and over again. The bid didn't really end. Don't get tricked!
- HFS, age 7
I am a big believer in QuiBids and have to give them 5 stars.
NO, I am not getting paid by them. I just like the way the auction site is run, the quality of their products, customer service and tech support and very was shipping time.
They have a 101 help site with hints. I took the time and read it before I started bidding and used their newcomer site first and it was exciting to win everything with 1 bid.
I have used this site since January and have won big, over 1700 items, but I am also aware that these items did not cost me $50, but rather close to $15,000 for auction cost, shipping, taxes and actual bids placed on each auction I have won.
I only bid on items I would buy out right and I keep track of everything I do on the site.
I have an actual tally sheet I use everyday in which I log everything including all bids placed for items won or bought and all cost involved.
Keeps me honest not to go overboard, because it is fairly easy to get carried away in the bidding wars. Done it myself on several occasions.
In the beginning, I only bid on cheap items and won many gift cards, but I also paid full price for a lot of them. Have no problem paying full price since all my bids get credited towards the value so I do not lose anything.
Before, I started bidding on the expensive items, I observed the auctions for several weeks to learn the trends of the other bidders and soon realized there are several big guns bidding on those pricey items and they pray on the newcomers (sorry, I am one of them now).
The newcomers go crazy with their bidding right when the auction starts and are the once that most of the time pay full prize for the item or run out of bids in no time.
My advise to everyone is, if it is too good to be true it normally is and to use comment sense. Nothing is free in live,everything has a price tag.
There are the lucky few that win big ticket items with one bid ( I am one of them), but they are truly not the norm.
Most auction have at least one or two paying full price before a lucky winner snatches if for a few bids.
I don't understand some of the negative comments where they expect to win it with a few bids and are mad when they don't. It is their own fault for not winning and don't blame others for it. No one held a gun to your head and said you have to do this. It is greed on your part to expect a big win without putting in the time or effort.
I have put time and effort into this and the rewards are amazing, but I don't expected a handout either.
Quibids is in business to make money just like everyone else.
When did this become a bad thing in America?
Hope this was informative and Happy Bidding.
Quibids is one of the best penny auction sites out there, but there is the risk of losing lots of money on it. Many people make the mistake of seeing that Joe from Texas won an iPad for 3 bucks and think that they can buy 45 bids, jump right in and do the same. For every lucky auction winner, there are 50 people who spent the same bids and won nothing. Quibids newbies need to realize that most of those people who have, indeed, won an iPad for 3 bucks have 10,000 bids and only won because they turned on the Bid-O-Matic, bid and bid and bid and bid and scared everyone else away. Try to go up against someone like this, and your bids will be gone before you know what hit you. People who have done so, of course, are why Quibids has an average review of one-and-a-half stars. So if you have 45 or 60 bids and have never won an auction, you ought to bid on smaller things and build up some experience, maybe buy some more bids, and then perhaps try for a Macbook or a TV. Don't do something stupid, lose all your bids and then say the site is a scam. The site tells you exactly how it works if your willing to spend a few minutes reading the fine print rather than just jumping right in.
They are comitting outright fraud! I just watched auctions for 3 DSLR cameras. All different brands with different auction numbers. I found it was a little odd when flipping back and forth it was the same people on each one. Seemed a little too odd, so I set all three windows up to just show the price and bids. BIDDING ON ONE ITEM RAISED THE PRICE ON THE OTHER 2! I started taking screen shots, then tested my theory by bidding myself. Yep, no matter which one I bid on, it showed me as the highest bidder on all three. This unfairly raises the prices for the auctions and mis-represents the truth. Anyone know who I should turn them into?
Complete ripoff...go to their homepage and you will see $500 televisions that were "won" for $12...what they don't tell you is that the person who "won" the television also had to spend several hundred dollars in BIDS. The bids, everytime you make them, COST YOU MONEY whether you win or lose... Even their buy-it-now price is 30-50% higher than you can buy it from Amazon. Do not fall for this scheme...
My grandson enrolled in quibids.com and lost money before I even knew what was going on. Yes, I should have been more diligent in watching his activity, but was not aware he had completed the enrollment. In any case, he spent all but $13.00 of the $60.00 enrollment fee. Upon realizing what was going on, I called Quibids and was told I could not get this money back, but would get the $13.00. I have called my bank and reported this and see that Quibids has returned $7.00 to my Visa account. What a ripoff! It is scary how a supposedly legitimate business can operate in this fashion. DO NOT BUY INTO THIS!
Save your money. Do not get lured in. You buy bids that go so fast and are useless even in trying to win a ten dollar gift card! Rather than the last and fastest person being the winner, people have a minimum of 10 seconds after your bid to outbid you. Get more than 5 bidders which is always the case and all your purchased bids will be gone in no time, leaving you to purchase more bids and lose more money while winning, if anything, nothing of value. Horrible website. NOT RECOMMENDED.
I'm retired. I was bored so I decided to try quibids and I did for about a month. I did win a lot of stuff from their website and recieved it. The problem with quibids is that the money you spend on bids and shipping even if you do win the auction is you could go out and buy the products and in the end you will pay less. Every click is not 1 penny it is 60 cents. I admit it is kind of thrilling but...... If you watch the auctions there are certain people that obviously are highly in debt or very rich because they will be on every auction that is available at the time and not just one bid but 100's of bids on each item. I don't know that there are bots. I think it's just people who won't give up no matter how many bids they have to buy. I found that that was the only way you could win most items. I personally didn't take it that seriously and would just start using my real bids and buy the item at the end and a lot of times the people bidding paid a lot more for winning then I did at the buy it now price. It's an out of control site and like I said it is fun but I find it hard to believe that anyone could keep up or afford to buy bids for months or years. And you have to remember when all those people are bidding the site is raking in big bucks. If some big item is at like 32 dollars that is 3200 bids at 60 cents a pop. So for me yes I may be having a frustrating day and I'll go in for something I like and bid it to the brink...... but a daily habit??? I think they need a 1-800 number for some people on there so they can get off of it
AWFUL! HORRIBLE. I WENT THERE, SIGNED UP SO I COULD SEE HOW IT WORKED, LIKE YOU WOULD WITH ANY OTHER SITE. I SAW I HAD A CREDIT OF 100 (SOMETHING) THEN I SEE MY CREDIT CARD WAS CHARGED 60.00 I spent 60.00 for a 50.00 gift card? TOTAL SCAM, CALLING MY VISA CO. NOW, NOT PAYING FOR THIS. It should tell you "You are about to PURCHASE 60.00 and this will be charged to your VISA, click here to accept", nothing like that. It is a terrible way of doing business. I have a 100 feedback with ebay. Terrible site, stay away!
Quibids is GAMBLING. A lot of people put in a little, and a few people take out a lot. Quibids lies and says it is not gambling simply because the lie encourages more people to do it.
As gambling, Quibids is a ripoff. Quibids pays out a very small percentage of the money they take in, much less than any casino. Like in any casino, some gamblers can do better than the rest, even come out ahead, if they can pick their opponents, like at the blackjack table. Anyone winning just gets a small share of the ripoff. And the Quibids ripoff is worse than the casino ripoff.
The Quibids game is a variation on "chicken". No one would play it for real in a casino. Imagine a stack of $400.00 cash. Clearly posted, someone has bought the right to that cash, minus $20.00, for a token that cost him only $0.60! The catch is, anyone can come along and, for only another $0.60 token, displace him and buy the right to the $40.00, minus $12.01. (The bank has already collected $1200.00 worth of tokens for this prize, but that "shouldn't matter" to the betters.) The current owner won't get the prize, and neither will the next owner. So no one wants to buy in early. The goal is to be the last buyer-in. Even if the prize is down to only $400.00 minus $399.00, it would still pay for the next guy to pay $0.60 for the right to $400.00 minus $399.01 - he makes $0.39 on the deal (but only if no one buys in after him). People won't want to buy in late, when the gain gets small, but, when the gain is small, there's a higher chance that the next buy-in will be the last one. Every next player to buy in destroys your profitable deal, (not like a real auction where the next bid releases you from your bid). Picture the fistfights and riots that would break out at a physical Quibids table! Now, to complete the Quibids picture, imagine that the box labeled $400.00 really only contains $300.00. And the $300.00 is a check that they will supposedly mail to you, after you first pay them the $20.00 or $399.01 purchase price. And you also pre-pay a handling fee they didn't tell you about. Oh, but they throw in a losing-ticket bonus. You can, at any time, "buy now" that $300 check for the posted $400 minus the amount of tokens that you (only you) have paid in toward that item. And Quibids takes place online, where you don't know how many people actually "buy now" the same item (since they can easily ship multiples when it benefits them), and you don't know whether the other players are real. Why are these Quibids swindlers not in jail?
Lets take an example here, if an Apple Ipad 32GB worth $499.00 and someone won it @ the price of 25.00, by that said 2500(total bids because each bid raise a penny)*.60 cents/bid cost = $1500.00+$25.00 => $1525.00 price; thats the actual price they charged to that particular ipad WOW!!!!!, which means eveyone is a looser in that whole bidding process except the winner if he/she did not spend over 790 bids on this item. Think about it, you just never know when its the right time to bid at the end unless you are a psychic and people are so eager to win and keep bidding on the products and not realizing how much it is costing him/her and rest of the public. Give or take the probability of anyone winning a bid is only 5% depending on how much bids you are willing to spend on the item, by that said it is a GAMBLING!!! Even if you win for less any item but in the long run it wil cost you fortune because you are so addicted to this bidding process. but think about it dont you think it is a rip off by QuiBids to charge public $1500.00 for a $499.00 iPad. And, they are success because we the people are letting them rip us off
Really like Quibids - especially lightning auctions. The only trouble is so many bidders its hard to find good wins anymore. There are never any "sales" for bids and voucher bids do not count towards BIN.
Games are a fun way to win bids - they are difficult to win and if you bid more then the item costs and do not win you cannot buy the gameplay.
They control who sees what auctions against which bidders. All people do not see the same auctions and have the same chance. They play god and control everything. Not fair and even. Very crooked.
The site tells you that once you have bid up to the price of the item, you can not bid any longer but can buy now. Using this reasoning on at least three occasions, I watched a site until the bidding was down to two or three bidders. Knowing that these bidders were getting close to their bid limit, I entered the bidding but found that the bidding kept going against one last bidder who should have long ago bid out. I think the site has an employee bidding against you with no bid limit. What a rip off.
DON'T GET LURED! This site is a legal scam site, although I don't know how it could be deemed as such. I purchased bids, without the understanding (they have it advertised in tiny print), that they would charge my account for successive bids. I was happily clicking away on a laptop until it asked for more money. Before I realized what was happening, it had charged my checking account for $80. DON'T ALLOW YOURSELF TO GET SCAMMED! This is a TRASH site!
SCAM SCAM SCAM - Every person who tryed to write a good review in response to this comment MOST LIKELY is LYING about their association with Quibids. MOST scam artist realize that there will be ALOT of negative reviews especially if they know they are a scam. So whats the most logical solution? Try to thwart those NEGATIVE reviews with some positive ones... The following statement and previous review wraps this SCAM site up in a nutshell:
I would stay as far away from Quibids.com as you possibly can.
The thing is that eventually (I would imagine) someone will win (could be a ringer that wins) but what they hope for is getting a group of people bidding on said item; for instance a camera that cost $1200.00 U.S. They get 20 or 30 people bidding and everyone pays $120.00 or let's say $150.00...
Everyone "loses" their money (you get to use it to buy the item at full price, which probably is marked up anyways) because they've made a bid.
20 x $120 = $2400.00
30 x $120 = $3600.00
20 x $150 = $3000.00
30 x $150 = $4500.00
Then all the people who have lost their money but get to buy....
I wish I would have thought of this scam (not really)
Absolute horrible experience a complete waste of money. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!!! I look forward to joining the class action suite. lol
I did not give quibids a dime. Math problem; new Honda Civic, Winning bid; $1800.00.Guibids received on this one bid, $109,800, the price of (6) six Honda Civics. Every bidder on this auto, helped pay for this car at ($.60) sixty cents it and every bid.
That old adedge very much applies; "IF IT SOUND TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, IT'S A LIE. Guibids is a SCAM. A hundred years ago, we would have a mass hanging.
STAY AWAY FROO 'QUIBIDS and ALL LIKE IT........
This is a rip off for sure, I bid on a food saver and didn't win, they offered it for sale since I had already spent so much in bids I bought it. Ha, what a farce, I received email later that they no longer had any food savers and refunded my money and bids. Then the same thing happened on a 55" TV. I bid and after several hours of bidding I gave up and just bought it. I am still haven't heard anything except it is being processed, Well I call and finally talked to Kevin who said they had to contact the supplier and see if they can even get one. How nice of them to sell something that they physically do not have, or can't guarantee to ship. In the mean while I have had to re configure my entertainment center to accommodate this size of TV. Which has wound up costing me more then it would have if I would have just bought it from amazon. This is a rip off and twice I have bought in to trying to get something at a great price only to get burned. I am so done. It seems a fraud and should be against the law to sell something that you don't own or can't guarantee. How is it this company can continue in this unlawful practice?
I found this site to be an absolute fraud. I'm asking all residents to contact their respective AG's and file a complaint. For thos of you in MAss., I need about six to call Attorney Paul Morenburgh. His number is (617) 630-2050. He wants to do a class action. Please, enough talk, let's get your money back!
I can't believe all you whiners. Just because you lost your money because you didn't educate yourself before bidding you say Quibids is a scan. Take personal responsibility for your MISTAKES. There is NO scam on this site. They are up front about all the risks. There are no bots running up the bids. All the auctions are easily tracked if you want to and you can watch the winners and see what they've won. You just have to be smart how to play and you will win some and you will lose some. Be a grown up, accept that or don't play. In the long run you should come out ahead....if you're SMART about it. It takes a lot of time, patience and study to come out on top. If you don't have any of those three things DON'T PLAY ON Quibids. There is definitely a big element of chance and luck on this site, so it is a gambling site, but they aren't hiding that fact. It is what it is. The posters here that claim they have seen bots place 1000's of bids on a single item are lying. How exactly are you tracking that, counting each bid placed? Only the winner's bid totals are posted by Quibids, so how exactly are you tracking this information?
The great thing about this site is if you're really smart about you're bidding there's no doubt you will end up well ahead. You can't say that about most types of gambling. It's the uniformed people that are paying Quibid's bills and filling the smart bidders houses with a lot of cool stuff. You whiners really annoy me, and obviously think you're entitled to win things for pennies on the dollars, but I celebrate you because you are what make my winning possible. If you can't stand the heat, get out of the fire.
Ok, now the rosy stuff is out of the way, I do have one complaint. I do not like the way they control what auctions you can participate in. After I won a few items in a few days, I noticed that items I had seen the day before didn't show up in the list anymore the next morning. I talked with Quibids and they admitted that they manipulate what items you can see to spread the wealth around. In other words if you're doing too well on some items they don't give you the option to bid on them. For how long I don't know. This is annoying, but I'm pretty sure if I don't bid on anything for awhile stuff will start showing up again.
Here's a tip. If you see something you think you might want to bid on always add it to your watch list, then if it is removed from your search later, you still will be able to find it and bid on it.
Here's another tip, Stop expecting free stuff to be given to you. Yes, this site's about Quibids making a lot of money. That's great, and all the more power to them. It's called capitalism. I celebrate their success. It's up to the users to take personal responsibility for figuring out the business model and decide if the reward is worth the risk. If not, you have free choice to not participate.
I did not use quibids, but in reviewing a lot of the other's comments, it seems as if Quibids is exactly the same as those arcade games in which you press a button to move a mechanical arm out over a bunch of stuffed animals and then try to lower the lever to win your stuffed animal. Anyone who has ever played this "entertainment" knows how stacked it is against the player. This site preys upon the very worst in human nature -- the gambling instinct -- and feels no guilt in doing so. Everyone should refuse to use such a predatory site and save their money for legitimate auctions. DON'T MAKE ANY MORE MONEY FOR QUIBIDS! PUT QUIBIDS OUT OF BUSINESS!!
I won a Kindle, Second Generation. When it arrived, it wouldn't work. So I called Amazon for some help. After I read the serial number to the guy, he said it was a blacklisted Kindle that had been reported lost or stolen. He said the best use I was going to get from it was as a paperweight. Really makes me wonder where they get their merchandise!! I have tried to contact quibids, but have heard nothing thus far.
Found this site online after a friend recommended it. I started with the 100-Bid started pack ($60.00).
I started looking around the site. I came accross a Pink Heart Gemstone Necklace that I thought would be a great birthday gift for my girlfriend. It was ending in 30 seconds, so I decieded to place a Bid. I was the first bidder, and won the auction for $0.01 and 1 bid! In total, I spend $5.00 with shipping and the cost of the single bid.
I decided to look at something a little bigger. As a Photography Hobbiest, I spied a Canon EOS T2I Rebel Camera. It was up to $16.75 and was under the 20-second limit.
After watching the auction for a while, I decieded to use the Bid-O-Matic tool. I set the limit to start bidding at $20.00 adn go for 25 bids. At this point I walked away from the computer to to make Dinner.
I came back to the computer a few hours later to find a E-mail from Quibids.com saying I had won the Camera for a wopping $21.06!! In total I paid about $52.00 when you take into account the cost of Bids and Shipping.
Considering this camera retails for $799.99.....this is an incrediable deal!!
The camera is currently on its way to me, and I can't wait to enjoy it and see if I can win any other auctions on this amazing site!!
To all those who doubt this site....you have to have patience in your auctions. Watch them and see before placing bids!
I personally think that this site is a awful expeirience for everyone looking for a quick and easy way to get the newest technology!!!! In order to bid on this site, you must first PAY for credits, and one credit equals, one penny. You can buy 45 credits for $25. thats means that a credit equals about 50 cents. I tryed buying a gift card and won the prize, but they told me i had to pay $10.00 for s+h. The card was $15, and i ended up paying a total of $23.00!! I do not recomend anyone to this site!!! STAY AWAY!!!
Can't cancel or get a support response, just keeps taking your money while the same scam bidders show up at .01 cents conveniently, we have been watching this site and can not trace the official buyers of most items, there are approx 1200 ppl working on bringing this site down and they still will not respond to a cancellation request, we have photo and video support of this, also quotes from an employee base
I feel it is gambling!!!! I signed up because of the TV ads, thinking I will try to get a deal. I got caught up in wanting a $400 set of Home Surround Sound Speakers. That last 10 seconds of the Auction, lasted 2 and a half hours. I spent $330 and did not win the item. I did not use the "Buy Now" since they had taken me for enough money, already. Stay off this site, unless you like to gamble. I feel like I visited a Casino. Good Luck!!!
I too like others here, have tried bidding a few times. What I found is what others have found that the counter, when it reaches 1 second, freezes, and then all of a sudden, several bids pop up and the counter resets to 15/10 seconds! My bid was registered, but there is no way to determine the exact time that it was. In contacting quibids, they blame 1)my computer (NOT) 2) my internet connection (why did the counter ONLY freeze at 1 second) 3) my connection speed (1gig... NOT).
I am convinced that they purposely stop the timer at one second... they say it is the "going... going... gone" method, so my question to them was... "what is the purpose of the timer then?"... I never got a reply...
STAY AWAY AND SAVE YOUR MONEY!!!!!
I found that the bids last a very long time during the day and eve so $60.00 usually gets eaten up easily. It's not as is advertised. Whoever says they get gadgets for $25, eh? really?
I registered with Quibids in March 2011, and ultimately very disappointed. Over the last 4 months I bidded on high end computer laptops and on two separate occasions the Quibids system "paused" and the clock was NOT reset as per Quibids policy. I contacted Quibids and their response was that they went back and reviewed their records which showed that the clocks were reset. This did NOT occur and Quibids did not refund me any of the bids I had placed. I will NEVER use Quibids again! BEWARE!!!!
Wish I could give it a 0. They don't tell you that your credit card will be charged $60 before you do anything. I immediately sent e-mail to cancel & they said I would get refund in 7 days but they got MY money as soon as I clicked send. Just waned to look at what they had & not impressed.
I was smart enough to get out after losing $28.00. What a scam!!! STAY AWAY FROM THIS SITE!!!!!!!!!!!
What a waste of time!! And not to mention the money you spend!!
I saw an ad that told me I'd save up to 90% on great new merchandise - that's a joke!!! Beware people ... You know the saying " if it looks too good to be true" etc. This is the perfect example! If I could, I would rate this site as a negative 5 stars! Consumers Beware!!
Quibids is a sick, sick thing in which to get caught up. I got out recently. Eight months ago I recieved a promotional offer and signed up for 45 bids - the minimum. One night I decided to use those bids but when I submitted a bid I was informed the bids had expired; I contacted customer support and they did credit my account with the bids since they were "real" bids and not "voucher" bids. I'm in the market for a small TV so I decided to use my bids and possibly get a deal on a small TV; no matter the result I intended to close my account - I burned my bids without winning. NOW FOR THE SICK PART! I bid on a TV worth $369 dollars, which was about the right price for the TV. Quibids pockets $.60 for each and every bid. When I crapped out the cummulative bid amount (mine and others) $27.17, which is 2,717 bids * $.60 = $1630 for a $369 TV. So, the bidders collectively put five times the value of the TV in Quibids pocket. On top of this, the winner would pay the $27.17 + shipping. I can just imagine how many bidders with gambling problems participate in Quibids. I burned my bids, deactivated my account and I am so, so glad to be out. I wish I had never heard of Quibids.
I bought 60 bids for £44, and I lost all of them. In addition I notice that the winer are only few people alwas for example (ipad1085 and wam73) . I think no one can win much than they lose.
My experience at Quibids.com has been half good/ half bad. I saw the advertisement on TV, and decided to give it a try. Sign up was easy, but I was not aware that I was spending $60 during the sign up until after my card had been charged. This shocked me, but the online reciept showed 100 bids plus 3 "free" bids, so I jumped straight in.
Not being familiar to penny auctions, I'm sure my inexperience was hilarious to anyone watching. I was avoiding the beginner auctions because there wasn't anything as exciting to bid on as the normal auctions, even though Quibids suggests to start in the beginner section. I was throwing my bids left and right on various high end items, and Quibids was giving me "badges" for doing different things (making your 100th bid, ect.), but within 15 minutes all my bids had been used. It was then I decided to actually read some of the training material that Quibids provides, and realized I had recieved free bids from the badges that I had earned (anywhere from 1 to 7 free bids per badge). I really like the whole badge idea, it makes it more entertaining. In anycase, after doing my training, taking a Quibids final assessment test, I was ready to dive back in. So I ordered the smallest bid package. Ordering bids, by the way, is only done by packages, the least amount of bids you can buy at any one time being 45 at .60 each. I'm sure this is to ensure Quibids makes their money.
Over the course of the next 4 or 5 hours, I tried different tactics, using their automatic bidder at opportune times, waiting till the timer reset was 15seconds or less, trying to concentrate on specific items. Quibids specifically states that the easiest items to win are gift cards. Low and behold one of my first wins was a $25 CVS card for .14 cents, plus a processing fee. In the end, I had spent $287 on buying bids, won the 5 items listed below, and ordered each item as I won them.
Slap Watch + 20 bids @ .05 plus $5.99 ship
Kalorik Waffle Maker @ .01 plus $9.99 ship
$25 CVS gift card @ .14 plus $1.99 ship
$25 Home Depot gift card @ .26 plus $1.99 ship
Apple IPad 2 16gb @ $4.57 plus $13.49 ship
$50 Target gift card @ $11.00 plus $1.99 ship
So, with the Ipad, I came out ahead, and I had a difficult time trying to win anything else afterwards. I have since recieved all the items within 7 days except the Ipad. I have sent 2 emails to customer service about the Ipad, and yet to recieve a response. What's the point in winning an auction if you don't recieve the items bid on? I'm giving them till Christmas, which will be 15 days since my order, after that, I'm contacting the FTC and the BBB, and hopefully this will get resolved.
Overall, I like Quibids, but I believe they have alot of work to do. The badge system is great, but so far the customer service sucks. They need to keep their customers advised better, especially when there is a concern. The bidding experience itself was fun, but I have no cause to go back since I have not recieved a response or my order. Like I said before, there is a learning curve on these type of auctions, and Quibids does a great job of letting that be known if the user takes the time to read their material. If my order does get resolved soon, I might go back.
Do not like the false advertising about FREE BIDS and getting merchandise for Pennies on the Dollar. They do not tell you up front that you have to BUY YOUR BIDS !!!! :o(
Stay away it costs me $60 to waste away bids, another $45 to continue to try to purchase, was offered a $100 coupon for $86.00 plus shipppng/handling. I'm out $105. with nothing. A total scam and rip off, stay away!
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