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Vacation4pennies

10/16/10

Winning a cruise for 5 cents seems like a great deal...so does that BMW on top of the slot machines in vegas. Read this review of penny auctions before you decide to throw away your money. Dont get screwed like me

http://www.walletpop.com/blog/2010/08/13/penny-auction-sites-are-hot-but-have-more-risk-than-reward/

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Thecheapbid

10/16/10

penny auctions are advertising on google all over the place and someone really should start regulating these gambling type sites. Who is to say who is really winning these items? I think states regulate sweepstakes and lotteries but these go unchecked. Read this review before participating.

http://www.walletpop.com/blog/2010/08/13/penny-auction-sites-are-hot-but-have-more-risk-than-reward/

Gankit

Gankit

10/16/10

I will say this penny auction has more style than the 1000s of other ones out there. Still not sure how to really trust these things when nobody audits them. They would actually do much better if there was some goverment run agency to verify these things just like gambling sites or lotteries are state regulated. Still if you are going to spend your money on these things make sure you read this first

http://www.walletpop.com/blog/2010/08/13/penny-auction-sites-are-hot-but-have-more-risk-than-reward/

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Bid-save

10/16/10

I question penny auction sites that really only sell gift cards. It seems as if they are too small and have not developed relationships with larger vendors. Or it could mean they might actually ship the cards if I win. Tough to say. Check out this article before you attempt to win one of these cards

http://www.walletpop.com/blog/2010/08/13/penny-auction-sites-are-hot-but-have-more-risk-than-reward/

Ziinga

Ziinga

10/16/10

I think 90% of these sites just the iphone4 as their main draw, I wonder if that is the most effective thing and what people really want for 5 cents. Nice site design for a penny auction site. If you are going to play, make sure you understand the concept.

http://www.walletpop.com/blog/2010/08/13/penny-auction-sites-are-hot-but-have-more-risk-than-reward/

Catchbids

Catchbids

1/29/11

Catchbids.com is another penny auction site that has really cheap items for sale like burger king gift cards. That I have not seen in a penny auction site or any auction site for that matter. Catchbids doesn't stray from the typical formula of luring in new consumers with cheap dollar amounts, but they are more unusual in that they have such cheap items for sale. A cheapbid auction on this site seems to have significantly lower priced items. Still it is gambling IMO and I think these sites should all be regulated by the government.

Picklebid.com

Picklebid

1/30/11

See's candy as a featured auction item to be sold on picklebid version of a penny auction? I just don't know what to make of these new auction websites and how to review them when they are selling chocolates online. I mean ipads, ipods, iphones and HDTV on auctions all make sense to me ... but chocolates? Sorry I think I will pass and while these sites are pure gambling it does makes sense to gamble on an ipad, but on See's Candy??? I just don't get it.

TownHog

TownHog

1/31/11

Daily deal sites cloning groupon are popping up so fast I can't keep track of all of them. I think the problem with townhog and daily deal sites in general is that their cut of the revenue is so high that when businesses make these deals they are doing it soley to attract new clients and taking a huge hit so they will need to upsell the client to make a profit. I experienced this first hand when I did a daily deal for a photography session. It was dirt cheap at 20 bucks for an hour session, but at the end of it, they only gave me low resolution files and said if I wanted the high res ones I needed to pay extra. I don't think these daily deal sites are here to stay once people understand how they work and don't get a great deal they will stop using them. But the restaurant deals on townhog are actually not bad and I did use it for that. I think that concept works better.

Momomesh

Momomesh

2/23/11

Momomesh really has their stuff together when it comes to advertising and marketing their website. I was looking into the whole watch free movies and watch internet tv concept as I keep seeing those sites pop up on sitejabber and have come to the conclusion that most of these are somewhat of a scam. I was about to join momomesh for their so called free trial which of course requires a credit card where they charge you unless you cancel. Then I read reviews of momomesh and found they are linked to www.cinemaden.com. Just do a quick google search of that and you will read how people get tricked into paying $39.95 or worse they keep billing you for small amounts of money 1-2 bucks once they have your credit card. Never ever do a deal where you get a free trial and give someone your credit card any site that employs such sales tactics is bad news. Momomesh will let you watch some movies, but they are linking to other sites that will host them as obviously they do not have deals with hollywood studios that allow them to advertise that you can download their movie. Stick with itunes or if you are going down the filesharing path just go with bittorrent.

Get In Too

Get In Too

2/14/11

I usually cannot stand these penny auction sites as they all are gambling and getintoo is not an exception. However....this penny auction site selling everything from gift cards to electronic items like canon dslrs does do somethings differently. I will point them out, but I will warn people that this is a brand new site with currently only 21 facebook likes (my younger brothers high school made website has 100 likes) so I can't say for sure if they are truly legit.

1. bids are reusable
2. only 10 bids allowed per item (this prevents people from going crazy and overbidding)
3. Ability to use bids on an item for purchase of that item.
4. They claim to only make like 4-10% net profit per item which is much less than the typical penny auction site making like 500-1000% profit.

Hard to really say right now and the site design looks very amateur hour as well as the name. But it is a good concept so I hope they do well.

FilmLush

FilmLush

2/27/11

What is it about the $39.95 price tag that all of these sites seem to think people will sign up for free internet TV and watching free online movies? I read the terms and conditions and it appears this site is again connected with iMovies company and you may want to do a little research online about them before you subscribe. You should also read this article on what is free internet tv.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/122857/movie_download_scams.html

If you are looking for free internet tv there are places you can go to get it for free. Do a search here on sitejabber for vuse, megavideo or surfthechannel.

Moviesdatacenter

Moviesdatacenter

2/23/11

moviedatacenter is yet another one of what PC magazine calls a fantasy that you could have unlimited downloads of hollywood movies for free. Odds are you will be entering in your credit card and either getting malware or unlimited credit card charges rather than unlimited movie downloads. read this

http://www.pcworld.com/article/122857/movie_download_scams.html

I have been looking into this world of unlimited downloads and some do offer a degree of free movies, but that is usually done through file sharing rather than buying a service like this and file sharing my friends is free. It is like if you are going to break the law and be illegal, you are better off with bittorrent and taking your chances there. Or go to a real site that has a deal with hollywood. Search for hulu or joost or ovguide or vuse and see what comes up. Those are the names of sites that you should try before handing your credit card over for what will not be unlimited movie downloads or free internet tv streaming. Like the PC magazine said that is probably an illusion.

Ideal808

Ideal808

3/4/11

Okay, how often in the history of sitejabber have you guys seen so many positive reviews within a 24 hour period on a single website. Just a LITTLE suspicious if you ask me. I will stop flagging them as spam because I think we can all read between the lines...

and on yelp they are giving away ipads for good reviews. I wonder if that violates yelps terms and conditions... someone should email yelp....

http://www.ideal808.com/ipod_contest

Free Tv Online

Free Tv Online

2/25/11

There was a time on the internet where everyone was trying to get you to do surveys for either money or something even more valuable....a free movie. Those days are gone but freetvonline still seems to think people will be willing to give out their personal information to all sorts of companies in exchange for watching online movies or free internet tv. This site redirects you to sites such as this one company that asked me for my personal address, phone number, etc...who knows what these companies are really going to do with this type of information. All for a bad quality movie that I'm sure if violating all sorts of copyright laws and may possibly have a virus? Network TV has caught on nowadays and all sorts of shows are available online for free by legit companies. hulu and many more. If you are desperate for a very specific tv show or movie that you want to watch online for free then please at least read my review here before you start doing reviews online and giving away personal information.

http://www.sitejabber.com/reviews/www.vuze.com

this article at techcrunch is good too

http://techcrunch.com/2008/05/24/free-live-online-tv-streams/

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Channelking

2/27/11

This site seems to exist because it gives you links to many other more legit sites that will sell you on direct TV or DISH network or other such sites where you can pay money to get cable TV. Let me ask Why oh Why would a site that has so called free internet TV have links to buy cable TV? At least I can't seem to find any viruses so far on this site as the download they have for your internet TV is just windows media player. The "adult" Channel on this site is just a link to a webcam site. If you are searching for free internet TV or free movies, take a look at my review on Vuse.com

http://www.sitejabber.com/reviews/www.vuze.com

if you want to learn more about watching movies online read this

http://www.pcworld.com/article/122857/movie_download_scams.html

Tvonpc

Tvonpc

2/27/11

I like how they advertise that their software download is virus free...and of course only costs $49.95 for what they call unlimited free internet TV. Watching movies or online tv for free but of course only after you pay them $49 dollars is just a waste of your hard earned money.

First of all just read this article here which describes how there really is no such things as premium free internet tv.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/122857/movie_download_scams.html

it describes how you pay websites money for unlimited tv and then end up with pretty much nothing. You do get channels from all over the world but many times these are not the premium channels that you are wanting to watch.

If you must watch movies and tv online, do yourself a favor and just see what hulu and netflix have to offer in terms of streaming tv. Otherwise if you are looking for hollywood movies and tv shows and want to learn more about how people share these things online, read my review on vuze.com. Do a sitejabber search for vuze.com

USACredit

USACredit

2/27/11

usa credit is one of those companies that tries to get you credit when you have none. Do a search online for usa credit and you will come up with dozens of people who say they paid $149.95 and they lost that money to usa credit when they gave them their bank information. Then again, credit cards are never really free and I do understand that. AMEX cards cost money, the problem is this particular credit card does not have a VC or MC symbol on it. You are probably better off with prepaid credit cards if you need that type of card. If you are trying to establish credit this probably isn't the best route to do that.

SuperShuttle

SuperShuttle

4/18/11

We all have seen these blue shuttles taking people to and from the airport and they are a pretty good deal. Let me tell you the problem I had using it and maybe it can help you have a better experience with them. I tried for an hour to buy a ticket online and for some reason it wouldn't go through, but it took my credit card. I then called them and the lady on the phone was very nice and I paid using my credit card to make the reservation. She kept saying if I pay now rather than to the driver, I would get 2 dollars off the ticket. While 2 dollars isn't much, it is better than nothing, so I said sure. I get an email confirmation and I am thinking all is good. When I get off the plane and go to the supershuttle booth they say "where is your voucher?" I say voucher? I paid online. They give me a look of confusion. They insist on a voucher or they won't let me on the bus or I need to pay again. 30 min later after numerous phone calls to management they find I did indeed pay in advance and did not need a voucher. Moral of the story, if you use Supershuttle DO NOT PAY IN ADVANCE!!! make the reservation and just pay when you get there like everyone else.

Bidz

Bidz

9/27/10

I cannot believe even penny auctions have partnered with buysafe.com. This is pathetic and is still gambling and I am sure people fall for this all of the time. Do yourself a favor and research penny auctions here on sitejabber before you sign up for bids.

Iphoneunlocking.com

Iphoneunlocking

9/13/10

24 dollars and you can buy software to unlock your phone? Please don't anyone fall for this. What a scam. They SELL iphone4s that are pre-unlocked by apple nowadays for other carriers. Why would someone buy a locked phone and then pay someone else to unlock their iphone. Plus there are many free ways to unlock your iphone or jailbreak it for free. I won't post that here but you can PM if you are interested and I can send you the link. These guys are just making cash on the uninformed masses.

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