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LazyBids is True to Name, Steals Beezid’s “Trust Seals”

Is this penny auction legit?   Maybe the name says it all... Right now on LazyBids.com there are 63 items all actively ending here in under  1 minute. There appears to be bidders on each item. Leading bidders usernames: krazytj, SteveOOOO2, Kel1969, Bear64, TurnitUp, Squat64, snickerdoodle, TheKing, BarbieK, RJones. Interesting how there are two users with [...]

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There’s Nothing Fantastic About a Penny Auction Site That Rips You Off

We're hoping BidTastik's makeover includes shipping items owed to bidders. Early in January a Penny Auction Watch member wrote us to ask if we had heard whether or not other bidders were not receiving items from the penny auction site BidTastik.com. The bidder asked, "I was wondering if anyone else is having problems getting their [...]

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Why Should You Be Cautious of Penny Auction Site ShopyBids.com?

"You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time." -Abraham Lincoln Just a few days ago we received the following e-mail from a reader: IP Address 190.107.142.194 Your Name: Steven E-mail Address kirehardwell @ gmail.com Choose [...]

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Threats Made and Charges that Consumers Were Not Aware of Yet Ziinga Still Going Strong

A few months back we made a very interesting discovery about the penny auction site Ziinga.co.uk, a very disturbing finding that seems to suggest a correlation between the site and the site's management/development company, evidence which we believe appears to suggest shill bidding. Take a look at what we found: Does This Indicate Questionable Bidding [...]

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What’s Up With For10Cents?

If you can't already tell, I'm frustrated. I was frustrated when I started this site back in '09 after I had what I thought was a pretty good experience on a site that actually did shill bid, then I was scammed by an individual who thought it was OK to steal money from unsuspecting consumers [...]

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Did TheBidShak.com Just Scam Bidders and Shut Down?

Did you bid on the penny auctions at TheBidShak.com? A few months back I personally purchased bids and tested out TheBidShak.com. I won a few gift cards and still had bids remaining in my account. I was surprised to find that they did eventually (after a month) ship three of the cards I won. I [...]

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BidsThatGive Bid Ambassadors Club Member Shamelessly Steals Our Blog Content Passes Off As Own

Well, if I published a post every time something like this happened this blog would be a whole lot bigger. Yet another blogger, this time they appear to be either a marketer or someone affiliated with the new penny auction site BidsThatGive.com has taken Penny Auction Watch content. The plagiarizer/content thief goes by "Cecil Wood" and [...]

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CentAuction24 Appears to be Gone – Were You Scammed?

Recently we posted about how one bidder of penny auction site CentAuction24.com has been waiting over 2 months for $1300+ in won items. Today, the site appears to be offline. A reverse IP lookup  for CentAuction24.com reveals at least 3 more penny auction sites on the same server as CentAuction24.com: Acquireittoday.com, bidn1.com and bidsanitydeals.com. Could [...]

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