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IS THIS FOR REAL??????

[Link removed at request of linked site owner] Wana know if anyone has came across this site and if its ligit.
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Re: IS THIS FOR REAL??????

I've seen this type of site before - not sure of the exact mechanics of it, but basicallly you have to pay to bid. Don't think it's cheap either. I think you can only increase the bid by one increment at a time too, so not like eBay where you enter a maximum bid - the next bid is already set. So it'll cost a fortune to bid on something multiple times that you most probably won't win!

It's not the type of site I would get involved in personally.

IIRC, there was some media interest in this type of site over here a while ago, debating whether or not it was gambling (therefore they'd need to be reglated as a gambling site).
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Re: IS THIS FOR REAL??????

never heard of them before, looks like it could get expensive just trying to bid on a item, ill stick with ebay and criegslist.

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Re: IS THIS FOR REAL??????

These sites are not the same as eBay - I don't think anyone can list an item for sale. They are designed to look the same, so people think there are some really good deals available.

I just looked at an item on there and each bid is indeed a fixed increment, 1c on the item I saw.

For more info on how it works there's a link on the website on the top left area of the screen.

If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.....
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Re: IS THIS FOR REAL??????

Looks to good to be true.

I wouldn't trust it.

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Re: IS THIS FOR REAL??????

I have seen these sites before, but wouldnt trust my money with them. Too many thoughts of..'Are they going to take my money and not pay out on the old ..small print'
Stick with Ebay

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Re: IS THIS FOR REAL??????

this is how it works (i believe) you actually have to purchase bid points in advance and once you enter your bid which is offcourse as per they say is a pennie increment you give away your bid points and the chance of you winng something is 1 in 100. so basically they are selling there bid points in advance and making tons and tons of money in advance. my personal opinion stay away from these kinda sites......
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Re: IS THIS FOR REAL??????

The site looks a bit too slick, and pushes IMO too hard at their "great prices". Something's fishy about it.
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AS has been said if it looks too good then it is..........watched an item count down to I assume 00.00 but it kept resetting itself at 00.20.........strange




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And in doing so (staying away from said site) I'm unsubscribing from said thread

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And in doing so (staying away from said site) I'm unsubscribing from said thread

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