Have You Bid Against DoucheBagJ on a New Audi, Escalade, or Suzuki on SmartBidderz.com?: SmartBidderz.com Review Part 1

Update 7/4/2012: Visit our latest posting which highlights what our awesome commentator Marcus found: Alleged proof of the below YouTube testimonial being a shilled, paid testimonial and more!

smartbidderzSmartBidderz.com is a penny auction site that is now advertising on Google Adwords. The site’s domain name, less than one month old, was registered on June 11th, 2012.

Upon first glance I found it really quite odd that they are offering so many items all ending at the same time. I find it exceedingly odd that they are offering not only one $65k 2012 Audi, but two, a 2012 Cadillac Escalade, two Louis Vuitton handbags, Suzuki motorcycle, Toshiba laptop, a Nikon D7000, a four night cruise to the Bahamas $2k Canon EOS 7D and tons of other items. In fact, they have over 100 items ending within the next 50 seconds!

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You can’t even bid on any of the items on the full page auction page, when clicking on the item to see more details a file downloads to your computer: Smartbidderz.com

Again, all of these items are ending right now and all of these items are being bid on heavily by a HUGE number of bidders. Bidders on SmartBidderz have names like: daytraderjoe, CaliGirl1985, JohnnyBoi, screwebbay, TheeOnly1, MichaelBurton, douchebagj, weselllaptops, babyburton69, soccarmom35, goodgirl, 941boss, MarylandCutoe, jessejames21, TopDownTeddy and tons more.

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Question for SmartBidderz.com Founder:

So SmartBidderz, are you running a scam operation with fake items that you never plan to deliver and fake bidder bots that are bidding against ANYONE who finds you and buys bids to bid?

 If so, WHY?! 

I did just send them an e-mail asking how they decide to offer so many of their items. They appear to accept PayPal and major credit cards for payment.

Smartbidderz.com's Facebook

SmartBidderz only has 1 like on Facebook.

smartbidderz-twitterThey say they’re “Better than eBay:”

SmartBidderz.com is registered to Sherina Barnes of San Diego, California. The site is hosted on Bluehost on the server IP Address: 69.195.111.108

smartbidderz whois

Registrant:

Sherina Barnes
18736 Caminito Cantilena
San Diego, California 92128
United States

sherinabarnes@gmail.com

Do they even have enough traffic to sustain the thousands of dollars in merchandise that includes 3 cars, 2 identical, and one Suzuki motorcycle ending and being bid on within the next 50 seconds?

Oh yeah, SmartBidderz.com’s Alexa ranking is a whopping 10 MILLION  – “There are 10,002,843 sites with a better three-month global Alexa traffic rank than Smartbidderz.com.”

Here’s a testimonial they posted on YouTube, which was published to Youtube by the company, said he won an iPad and saved a ton of money, didn’t even know what an iPad cost originally and didn’t have the item in hand, said his wife probably had it. He even said that their items appeared to be “priced less” uh, does he even know what a penny auction is? Items are not priced in penny auctions, items are bid on and each bid placed costs money.

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Transcribed:

“Hey folks, George William here wanting to send you a video thank you instead of another email to…tell you, uh, in a more personal way how seriously I appreciate your website, Smartbidderz with a Z .com. The The THe. Well. let me start at the beginning. I had always wanted to do some online auctions so I went to uh your site also went to QuiBids.com (pronounced Q Bids) and uh, the stuff at your site is, you know, it appears to be higher quality things, it appears to be priced less and I can buy them at a much lower priced. I had actually. *Looks around.* I don’t. *grabs iPhone from desk – shows it* Well I’ve got my iPhone with me but thats not what I’m looking for, I’m looking for my iPad, I guess my Wife has it. We won the iPad and it shipped quickly and um *Shrugs* it was a, we saved a ton of money. And what’s an iPad now? Like $600 or something, I don’t know, but we got ours for less than $200 at your auction. How great is that, and uh great site. I just wanted to tell you how much I love the site. I go there everyday to check your auctions. HA! I’m goinna win everything!” 6 views on the video thus far, before I watched it that is.

REALLY?

SmartBidderz is even advertising a job and hiring”Work from Home” marketers right now on indeed.com:

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“This is a wonderful opportunity for stay at home moms/dads, students, unemployed talent or anyone with a huge circle of influence. Top marketing reps are making over $1,000 per week…”

  • Savings of up to 95% on brand new, brand named and popular products. (Such as iPads, Cameras, Cars, Computers and much more)
  • They can earn free bids through our referral program.
  • Smart Bidderz is a fair and honest penny auction site with no complaint reports.
  • Products are direct from the manufacturer. Unlike eBay, consumers are at risk of purchasing used, refurbished or replicated products.”

SmartBidderz.com even “guarantees” that bidders will “Save 90% Off All Products” “As Seen On TV?” Have you seen their penny auctions on TV?

The penny auction software script that SmartBidderz.com runs on is the PhpPennyAuction.com software that we’ve found in the past to offer the robot bidding/shill bidding capabilities. Read more about PhpPennyAuction’s script and see screenshots of the fake bidder function. See: http://www.pennyauctionwatch.com/2010/03/penny-auctions-do-they-shill-bid/

Discuss this and all penny auction related topics in our penny auction forum. 

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9 comments… add one
  • Marcus July 4, 2012, 6:51 am

    EPIC FAIL!

    http://fiverr.com/banjoman15

    http://fiverr.com/banjoman15/give-a-real-looking-testimonial

    Pretty sure you can chalk this up as a scam since they paid someone to make the testimonial.

    Safe to assume they bought their Twitter followers on Fiverr too.

    Reply
    • Amanda Lee July 4, 2012, 9:23 pm

      WAY TO GO MARCUS! I’ve found shill testimonials for penny auctions on Fiverr before so that was the first place I looked yesterday, but didn’t see it. THANK YOU! 😀 YOU ARE AWESOME!

      Reply
  • Marcus July 4, 2012, 7:06 am

    I did some further research to help you along here.

    Here’s a screenshot of the Twitter account from the Google Cache…

    http://i48.tinypic.com/fa0qh.png

    As you can see he used to be “Snobby College Grad” before he was “Better Than eBay”.

    That link went to a post on TheSnobbyCollegeGrad.com where we find another review of SmartBidderz.com.

    http://www.thesnobbycollegegrad.com/archives/2577

    Looks like someone likes to review their own crappy site.

    Reply
  • sirmikon July 4, 2012, 4:18 pm

    Great article. But you didn’t offer a conclusion. Here’s one: Smartbidderz.com is a SCAM.

    I always suspected something was going on behind the scenes at these bidding sites. When you consider the facts – it doesn’t add up. I suspect that MOST of the bidding sites are engaging in bid manipulation to ensure they don’t have to ship products or increase the price of auctions.

    How many people actually get their products? The temptation to collect profits is so large for these companies. Bidding sites and penny auction sites have an incentive to engage in deceptive business practices to make more money. And the internet user has NO IDEA what is going on.

    Penny auctions and bidding sites are gambling websites. I’m cool with gambling if that’s what you want to do with your money, but at least there is government oversight and regulations at casinos.

    I’ve seen too many of these seemingly legitimate online gambling companies go down (poker sites, bidding auctions) to believe that any offer an honest gaming experience.

    Is there any evidence out there of legitimate entertainment shopping or bidding experience? Are there any honest online gambling internet websites? Where are the hundreds of real people reporting their positive experiences?

    Reply
    • Amanda Lee July 4, 2012, 10:15 pm

      Hey Sirmikon, feel free to join our penny auction forum and check out what others are saying about penny auction sites. I have won and received items over the years from a number of sites that I have felt may have been legit on those grounds, but it is so hard to know for sure. Even with an audit, how can we know for sure they are not defrauding consumers… Thanks for stopping by!

      Reply
  • Amanda Lee July 5, 2012, 9:06 am

    Marcus, Just updated this posting to add more things that I found in addition to your discovery. Thank you!
    Read: http://www.pennyauctionwatch.com/2012/07/smartbidderz-scam-review/

    Reply
  • Theresa Ostrokol July 13, 2012, 12:49 pm

    Zbiddy is a legit site as far as I can tell. I have received everything I won as of late. Still waiting to use a few travel site wins but they are legit as far as I can tell.

    Reply

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