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HibeeSince85
22-11-2010, 09:14 PM
Anyone ever used them, I mean are they any goood and if so which ones are the best, doing the xmas shopping online and thought some of these might be worth a browse for the odd gift.

Woody1985
23-11-2010, 10:33 AM
You don't mean the bid sites where you buy bids do you? Stay well clear of them if you do.

The only real auction site I know of is ebay. Are there any other decent ones?

HibeeSince85
23-11-2010, 11:36 AM
You don't mean the bid sites where you buy bids do you? Stay well clear of them if you do.

The only real auction site I know of is ebay. Are there any other decent ones?

Yeah that could be what I mean, I know and have used ebay before but done a search on bing and got like all these bidding sites but looked a bit suss so thought i'd see what the general opinion is.

Avoid like the plague then I take it!

Woody1985
23-11-2010, 12:16 PM
Yes, You buy bids, generally 50p to a quid per bid. Each time a bid is submitted the items generally increase by 1p. So winning something for 7.52 will have had an obscene amount of money spent on it. It's probably a good deal if you win but chances are skin I reckon.

Speedy
23-11-2010, 09:51 PM
Yes, You buy bids, generally 50p to a quid per bid. Each time a bid is submitted the items generally increase by 1p. So winning something for 7.52 will have had an obscene amount of money spent on it. It's probably a good deal if you win but chances are skin I reckon.

:agree:

It's even more of a rip off than this post suggests because they add, for the sake of argument, 30 seconds for every bid so it's not like you can wait until the final second to bid.

My dad was on one of them and got a really good deal on a tom tom but then wasted a lot of money on literally nothing. I told him it was a con but it took about 6 months for him to realise :greengrin