Hawthorne, CA

#107 Nov 22, 2012
when you register, they ask your credit card immediately & charge $99 for 250 bids that I never did...
checked wrote:
<quoted text> I was checking out the site, got suspicious typed in a google search for zbiidy scam and found this umm not sure where you looked but the first thing the asked was my credit card info

Lakeville, MA

#108 Nov 24, 2012
I agree and think they are a complete scam, I am just wondering why they can keep doing this with all the coplaints they get?1

Minneapolis, MN

#109 Nov 24, 2012
There was never a person on Craigslist, rather an autoreply stating the last item was sold and then refered you to Zbiddy. This happened to me as well. Zbiddy is the lowest unethical company in business, but hopefully not for much longer. I feel a class action coming on.
scams wrote:
I had gone to craigslist looking for a particular camera that I wanted. I found one at a great price; but was unsure of where the item was located and contacted the seller. They finally replied and stated that someone had just picked up the last camera; but that they wanted to share with me where they found three of them at such a "great deal". They then proceeded to tell me that they found them at and how easy it was to win there.
Fortunately I read the following before I checked around on the internet before I decided to sign up there:
"I was in the verge of buying bid points to be able to place a bid on an iPad ,which was already up by $97 something, still going on. Just thinking if i bought a bid points of 250, this will cost me $115.00. Doing the math, 250 bids for a penny a bid has a value of $2.50. If the items bid price has reached over a $100 mark, the item has already a value of $4,600 (700+- retail price) which goes straight to the pocket of Zbiddy, and the winning bidder has to pay for the bid price. Such a rip off. Considering that you want the item you're bidding on, you wont stop til you drop, and you get ripped off without knowing. Please check your math, correct me if i am wrong. Luckily, i backed out before having giving out my credit card information. Why is this kind of modus operandi allowed?"
Now I am wondering if the person on craigslist was somehow part of the scam too??

Pebble Beach, CA

#111 Nov 25, 2012
Before I had even completed the registration process, and did not reply to the verifying e-mail (which says you must do to begin bidding) they had randomly charged my credit card $99. A scam. RUN!!!!!!!!!

Warren, MI

#112 Nov 25, 2012
they are a scam.they charged my credit card 99.00 for bids and I wasnt even awareof it.Then they tried to get me to accept a restaurant gift card for the equivelent.Stay away.If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is...

Indianapolis, IN

#113 Nov 25, 2012
It's not a scam but it may be a bit deceptive. It's Competitive entertainment and massive profits for zbiddy. There are some technical issues as well. I have lost several bids while hitting the bid button over and over only to find me the second to the last bid. Suspicious that it would take 70 bids but not accept the last one which would allow me to win.
I did win a hooters $50 gift card for 12.93 so I havent lost anything.
As to the cost of bids. There more like .10 per bid you can buy 200 bid packs at auction for around $20-30 plus a $2.00 processing fee and the bids for the bid packs are free to bid on.
The site is designed to make maximum profit. No consideration for ethics but if your competitive and want to try to win something for nothing you might give it a try. If your not disciplined you could loose your shirt.

Milton, FL

#114 Nov 25, 2012
Jason Bay wrote:
There are few people who are falsely bad mouthing about zbiddy. How can zbiddy charge you during registration when you never give any CC info to them? They never ask for credit card while registering.
YES, they do ask for CC info right under name, address and phone # before you can hit the bid button!! hummmm. I don't like doing business that way.

Plymouth, MN

#115 Nov 26, 2012
This is a huge scam! The bid never closed while I was online (over an hour) and it cost me $100.00!! Pretty bad for someone on disability. I hope this makes them feel so....proud!! The clock kept jumping back to 14 mins. every time someone bid. This should definitely be reported to BBB by everyone whose ripped off!!!

Norridgewock, ME

#116 Nov 26, 2012
I was immediately charged 99.00, but I got it refunded after a couple of calls

Los Angeles, CA

#117 Nov 26, 2012
Jason Bay wrote:
There are few people who are falsely bad mouthing about zbiddy. How can zbiddy charge you during registration when you never give any CC info to them? They never ask for credit card while registering.
Not to registered, but to bid, which is almost the same thing, you cannot bid unless you buy bid coins... Ebay makes more sense...

Calgary, Canada

#118 Nov 26, 2012
SCAM! I was charged $99 while trying to register on Zbiddy and they said I had bought a 250 bid pkg!
I immediately contacted them to cancel this transaction, but they just kept trying to sell me more and kept saying I had agreed to this deal and they have their terms and conditions, etc., etc.
VISA and BBB will be hearing about this.

Nashville, TN

#119 Nov 26, 2012
Zbiddy is not doing anything illegal, but it is definitely a scheme and the owners must be rich. You have to buy points to bid in order to "win" the right to pay for the item. How does that make sense? Spending money in order to spend money? Today I "won" a magazine subscription for $0.67, great huh? Until I looked at the online invoice and the postage and handling was:$14.98!!! What a joke!
I have no one to blame but myself for not investigating before I bought all those points. Another lesson learned...

Suffolk, VA

#120 Nov 27, 2012
Jessy wrote:
Zbiddy is a penny auction site and you have to purchase bid package to place bids on the auction. They never ask for credit card while registering. If you have any doubt or issue then contact their customer support at 1-888-406-6509
They absolutely do ask for your credit card information during registration. That's what prompted me to search if they were a scam and lead me to this page. I will not be completing registration or giving them and credit card information.

Chaska, MN

#121 Nov 27, 2012
YEP. What a scam. Priceline cards are only run by Priceline , they do NOT have the same deals as Priceline. You will end up paying more for travel with Zbiddy than going ot on own by far

Stockton, CA

#122 Nov 27, 2012
Jason Bay wrote:
There are few people who are falsely bad mouthing about zbiddy. How can zbiddy charge you during registration when you never give any CC info to them? They never ask for credit card while registering.
Well when I THOUGHT i was registering ONly it asked for my credit card info and u know how some sites u register the card but nothing comes off till u say for it to. Well after I registered,(So I thought) I had actually bought 130 bids costing me $100. I called and complained, they gave me half the money back and told me that I would too get a online coupon to dine for $100/plus get to keep my bids and if i hadn't won anything in a month I'd get 250 more bids. Well so far I received my half refund, but I still haven't seen my $100 for online dinning

East Bernard, TX

#123 Nov 27, 2012
ZBiddy is a rip-off. They take $99 and never tells you that this is going to happen. I was told I will get a refund in 5-7 days. I am not holding my breath. I cancelled my credit card, so they can not not charge me anymore. I guess this is my lesson learned. I do not recommend them.
Justin Ali

San Jose, CA

#124 Nov 27, 2012
I also bought forty five dollars worth of bids, and the same thing happened to me. I called them and told them what a scam! I am very angry about being taken $45.00 and don't know what to do. I hope by exposing them, we prevent others from being conned.

Jacksonville, FL

#125 Nov 27, 2012
it is a scam if you go in there right now you will see a auction going on for a Sony 55 inch TV and the auction has been going on since Nov 14 so it is 7.00 each time you bid and it is down to the last 15 minutes so go figure they have made their money on that TV and some will probably make enough to pay for that TV three times over. It is a scam for sure.

Norridgewock, ME

#126 Nov 28, 2012
oh yes they do
Know Better

Dallas, TX

#127 Nov 28, 2012
I was caught up in this mess just today. Fortunatly I saw it immediately, and immediatly contacted them. Some idoit who did not speak very good English got me on the phone. I told her my story and she said they would refund my $99. I asked when - to which she replied 5-6 days. So, you are using my money for that time. In the meantime Chase Bank email me that what looked like a fraudulent action had been taken on my card. I told them I knew about it and had requested my money back. Chase if ready to file charges against them at the moment I let them. I will give them 4 days and that is what I will do.

Stay away from this signt - it is a scam.

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