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Alex L.

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Experience: Entertainment, Shopping, Home & Garden

Member since June 2010

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132 Reviews by Alex

9/22/10
Auction sites like this where you think you can win some expensive item are just a way for these website owners to get rich. They are everyone on the net and it makes me sick

Penny auctions are more like lotteries and slot machines than an auction. You won't really win anythere here more than you would if you went to a casino. Read about them from time magazine
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1997462,00.html

And even a blog here on sitejabber
http://www.sitejabber.com/blog/2010/09/02/understanding-the-penny-auction/
9/22/10
Auction sites like these needs to be shut down asap and are a virus spreading throughout the internet

Penny auctions are more like lotteries and slot machines than an auction. You won't really win anythere here more than you would if you went to a casino. Read about them from time magazine
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1997462,00.html

And even a blog here on sitejabber
http://www.sitejabber.com/blog/2010/09/02/understanding-the-penny-auction/
Thumbbids.com
9/22/10
These penny auction sites are growing like weeds and are a disease of the internet.

Penny auctions are more like lotteries and slot machines than an auction. You won't really win anythere here more than you would if you went to a casino. Read about them from time magazine
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1997462,00.html

And even a blog here on sitejabber
http://www.sitejabber.com/blog/2010/09/02/understanding-the-penny-auction/
9/22/10
Penny auctions are more like lotteries and slot machines than an auction. You won't really win anythere here more than you would if you went to a casino. Read about them from time magazine
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1997462,00.html

And even a blog here on sitejabber
http://www.sitejabber.com/blog/2010/09/02/understanding-the-penny-auction/
9/20/10
So, this company appears to advertise under the name goldminereport.com and they toot their own horn and advertise how great their company is and why investors should buy their gold stock. Just seems really suspicious when people buy internet advertisements to get sales on their own company stock. Either that or they have an affiliate deal with that website... shady practices at best. I think perhaps someone should point this out to the FTC and see if this type of behavior is even legal.
9/20/10
You have to give this company credit for a sneaky way to lure in investors. They call themselves GOLDMINEREPORT.com and they buy the dot com name, next they tell you they found this great stock in gold to buy INCT (innocent, inc... again gotta love the name). They tell you to buy stock in this company http://www.innocentinc.com/

Now I am sure if anyone takes a look at goldminereport.com and innocentinc.com there has to be some relationship between the two companies. Suspicious how they are going way out of their way to advertise themselves to buy ad words to get people to invest in their company. I am sure it is working though as if they are buying ad words they are surely convincing some people to buy their stock using that goldminereport.com site.
Ctips.net
9/20/10
This is a fake website pretending to be a news agency and instead advertising for a penny auction site... such a scam. The ad word campaign is clever ($84.95 for samsung 46 inch TV)... who wouldn't want to click on that. Then they lead you to a fake website showing a fake news agency telling you about the great penny auction deal. Embedded in there are links to the penny auction site which is either owned by them or an affiliate deal. Stay away from sites like these.
9/17/10
Nickelbids is an auction site that is really a slot machine where you do not know the odds of winning. You give them money, you get nothing, and they laugh all the way to the bank. Why would anyone want to do this? Go buy a lottery ticket. The items they have for sale, someone probably wins... but they have all of the control as it is NOT REGULATED BY THE GOVERNMENT. Go do yourself a favor, google penny auction and see how many people believe this is illegal gambling that just has not caught the attention of the FTC.
ShopBig
9/17/10
I think anyone who does these penny auctions is just looking to throw away your money. You just buy bids throw your money at the website and then make them richer. You might as well just buy a lottery ticket as at least the odds there are real and is regulated by the government. Nobody regulates these gambling sites
Chips4sales.com
9/15/10
C'mon people do not use this site which appears based out of china to get your illegal facebook poker chips or chips of any kind. They want you to western union them money and then I bet you will never see it again. Don't do it. There are many ways to get facebook poker chips for free using bots and if you really want to stoop that low rather than to win them you can message me and I can tell you but don't spend hard earned money on fake poker chips you will never receive.
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.
9/11/10
SCAM alert. Chinese gold farmers who don't really exist will steal your money and never really deliver your gold. If you want real gold stick with guy4game or ige or one of the more well known sites that is run by a company not some guy out of a box in china. World of warcraft gold at these low rates is never real.
9/11/10
FAKE site... stay clear of this scammy wow gold site where you will never get your gold and they will run away with your money. Not to mention that there is nothing you can do about it because it is illegal to buy gold anyways.
Jerseysfactory.com
9/10/10
WE have to ban all of these sites selling what appears to be an authentic NBC or NFL jersey. I asked them in chat what the deal was and they claim to ship all the way from china a 20 dollar authentic jersey. You can't even ship a letter to china for twenty dollars. I think they are trying to steal money and give us nothing in return.
9/10/10
Now with football season approaching I bet these scam jersey sites are getting all of our hard earned US dollars. OEM jerseys? Cmon guys... it seems like you have an OEM fake software site and now you have moved on to OEM fake jerserys for NBA and NFL. Free shipping internationally? You expect people to believe they will wire you money and you will ship them for free an official NFL jersey from China? Stay clear of this site.
M1bjerseys.us
9/10/10
Buy a cheap FAKE NBA jersey wholesale from China and then keep your little fingers crossed they even bother to ship you a jersey at all. 22 dollars for an authentic super bowl jersey? Yeah right. Free shipping from china? Yeah right. Avoid this site like the plague and don't bother with doing a bank wire money to them either. You will lose your money.
9/8/10
20 bucks for an "authentic" NBA jersey? These things retail for $180 usually and I know first hand the actual wholesale cost of an NBA jersey is typically over $60 so I'n not too sure how these can really be authentic. Maybe really good copies for only twenty bucks and in the end I guess it doesn't matter. You won't probably get that hologram symbol on the tag, but if you are just going to have people think you bought the real thing then I suppose knock yourself out and support these fraudsters.
9/7/10
Horribly unsafe way to use bots... guildy got banned using these bots and I suppose he deserved it but I would stay away from these hacks.
7/26/10
This is getting to the point of being ridiculous. These penny auction sites are designed to be a gambling site and to make money off people just like casinos. Even worse, venture capitalists are getting in on this game and investing big money into these sites. Makes sense I suppose, all of vegas is one big company now. I think the bad part is that these websites are just not regulated. At least the nevada gaming is regulated by government.

http://eu.techcrunch.com/2010/07/26/penny-auction-site-madbid-secures-4m-funding-from-atomico-ventures/
7/7/10
These sites never cease to amaze me in how they convince people they are just participating in a regular auction. If you spend you money and only have a slim chance of winning. That is a lottery. An unregulated lottery. Read about how everyone lost their money here

http://www.sitejabber.com/search?keyword=penny+auction

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