Wednesday, September 1, 2010

BidZinga - Is it a scam?

While on FaceBook, I came across an auction site called BidZinga and since I really did not have any intentions of bidding on items seriously and I just wanted to see and check the site out, I created an account with them. The usuals are included - your name, email address, shipping address, etc. etc. no credit card information was taken (I don't have one anyway, lol!). So after looking around at the items for auction and how cheap they were, I tried to Google for reviews and other information I could about the site. Surprisingly, there wasn't anything I could pull up that wasn't from the website itself.

Funny thing is, there's also a Testimonials tab in there, but it's currently empty. So I used the free bids I got when I created my account and bid on some products but got outbid in them. For the reason that I cannot find anyone who says they received the product they ordered from this website my question still remains - is BidZinga a scam?

19 comments:

bugoy said...

check now. someone posted a testimonial. im trying it, and it looks legit. i'll let you know if i get my item.

Leslie Ann said...

Thanks for the update. yeah, I read the testimonial. i'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Anonymous said...

i won a 50 dollars visa gift card it should be arriving at this Tuesday or Wednesday. I let the site now once i received it

Anonymous said...

I'm waiting for your price came. I wish your not a lier. he!he!
I keep my eyes for your update

Leslie Ann said...

I hope the people who left the comments here about winning something over at BidZinga do come back to let us know if they received whatever they won or not.

Anonymous said...

I won an ipod the 2 days and really excited about it. I do hope it is legit because it does seem to be. I'll try to update everyone once i get it (if i do)

nvtellan said...

I am being invited to join Bidzinga as well. So far I am still in the process of knowing if this Bidzinga is a legit one or not. Please let us know if you got your items (and without any hassles). Thanks.

Anonymous said...

So thought I would update everyone about my win, the ipod ACTUALLY came in today! crazy i know. it's brand new and unopened. anyways, hope you all get as lucky as i did.

Anonymous said...

kamusta tong thread na to? nag bid kaba don? na cancel account mo na yung account mo? paturo naman kung na cancel mo na.

Anonymous said...

its been 2 more than 3 weeks already and i still haven't received the 50 dollars that i won. I'm beginning to think its scam

Leslie Ann said...

First off, I hope the people who leave anonymous comments actually get an account and give out their name.

Second, I'm not bidding there anymore and will most likely just leave my account as it is - inactive.

I wish everybody who says they did receive their items congratulations, and for those who didn't, I hope your payment can be refunded. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Just to add to this thread: Bidzinga makes money when people purchase their bid credits. Now, let's say an iPad sells for $20. Considering it takes around 800 bids for an item to reach $20 and each bid cost $0.90, Bidzinga earns approximately $720 plus the $20 for the iPad. In a nutshell, this is their business model...

I am not saying that the site is a scam or not ( I haven't tried verifying it). However, if you make 5 bids and didn't win the auction, you lose $4.50 (not a very good deal). And what's to stop Bidzinga from having an employee raising the bid anytime to ensure that they do get a profit.

Shipping and handling may also be an issue. If you do try bidding, check if the shipping charges are reasonable (you might end up getting paying for a hefty charge on top of the selling price).

As with any online transaction, exercise caution. I hope this is helpful.

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

bid zinga is a scam victim kaya me!

jhude said...

sure bidzinga is acam im a victim how many times i send an e mail but no reply

Anonymous said...

I have given up on waiting and suddenly just today i have received the 50 dollar visa gift check that i won. its mre than 3 months i think, i have lost track of time. i guess bidzinga is not a scam. i still have to use the visa gift card though to check if its working

Dangaliboy said...

BidZinga is 100% scam. I have some proofs also. Do not even try. Scam Scam Scam.

jledesma said...

Yes its true. They are scammers. I have proof too.

Check my blog site on what happened.

http://juberticus.blogspot.com/

Please forward to everyone you know. Do not let them scam others.

Aaron K. said...

Still not a good site until they get legit certifications from authorities. BEWARE!

stacieanne1210 said...

I joined bidded won and paid for an item I contact zinga they said my account is suspended untill I pay 59.99 members fee which I was not aware of they say I need to pay 28.00 before the three months is up to cancel my account of else they will charge the member fee to my account so now seen I do not have 59.99 to pay the members fee I won't be receiving the item I paid for

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