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Started by rs9090 , Mar 04 2010 12:24 AM
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Jay....Are you 100% positive that they have turned OFF the bot bidding script and there are no shill bidders or hidden reserves?


Well judging by their previous posts it does not look like they think they have to turn them off:
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Take a look at this history for the recent winners, pay close attention to the email "" whereas some users have e-mail addresses. Notice the winner of the e-mail address to the iPhone winner: dsjkfhds@dsjgbhdif.com, they actually confirmed their account with that e-mail address?
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Red flagged this one, you may think it's cool and acceptable to use bidding bots Bidash.com but it's cheating.

Don't charge users for bids if you want to do that.


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Edited by PennyAuctionWatch, 18 March 2010 - 06:42 PM.

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#42

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I was going to post this yesterday but refrained because I didn't want to accuse someone of something, even though it seemed fishy to me...

If I may bring something up in regards to autobidding bots..

are you SURE you're not using them?

I ask because I too use PHPPA for my site software, and there are different settings that apply to when the bots bid and when bid butlers bid.

Here's my reason for citing the red flag

I've been bidding against someone on an auction for a while, and I setup a bid buddy. From what I can tell, my bid buddy takes the lead bid at 20 seconds, and it did that for a good 20 bids or so, so I decided to delete the bid buddy. The bids were @ exactly 20 seconds, probably because the bid buddy time is greater than the bid addition timer thus causing it to trigger right at 20 seconds.

I deleted the bid butler, and my bidding opponent keeps the lead bid until 1 second..when suddenly.. brianelliott has a bidbuddy that goes off.

Bid butler timers are universal in the script, hence my bid buddy bidding at 20 seconds means ALL bidbuddies will bid at 20 seconds.. The exception, is the auto bid setting, which you can set to a different time.

Also, some1stolemyname seems to bid at the last second as well.. but not using a bidbuddy.
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Before you register or agree to terms read this! Scary!

If a Member for any reason disputes any charge from PayPal or Bidash.com the Member will be deemed in breach of this contract and will be subject to fines of $500 per hour that the amount is disputed with PayPal and the complaint is live up to a maximum of $5000.00. The $500 per hour starts the minute the dispute is filed and continues until the breach is fixed. The amount of the fine becomes due immediately and will be turned over to a collection agency if not paid within 10 day.


Well whatever you do, Suzy, dont file a complaint with paypal! I would suggest the fbi's internet crimes division.
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And the
FTC: https://www.ftccompl...FTC_Wizard.aspx

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Well whatever you do, Suzy, dont file a complaint with paypal! I would suggest the fbi's internet crimes division.



Where else have we seen that language implemented into the terms? Can't remember the site!
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Where else have we seen that language implemented into the terms? Can't remember the site!


A few other penny auctions have had this, here's some http://www.pennyauct...mum of $5000.00.

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And yet...they still leave the bots on for the PS3 auction that is currently running!
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Love the blog post, PAW. By the way, like I said in this thread yesterday, I did anonymously alert paypal, since they are accepting paypal payments for bids and have the paypal logo on their site, that this looked like a scam site. Most penny auctions, after paypal finds out they are a penny auction, have to go thru a process to prove to paypal that they have the items in stock and are shipping them before they are allowed to accept paypal. I know of a couple of sites that have posted about having to do this here on PAW.

I received an email back from paypal a few hours ago addressing me as "Dear Jason Frazee" (I sent in the claim thru an anon email addy, not sure if Jason Frazee is the bidash owner or what but its not me or anyone I know) thanking me for alerting them about this site that potentially violates Paypal's acceptable use policy and that they are investigating and will take appropriate action.
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I discovered this site from reading through the forum and decided to register with them since the items are decent.

I am curious as to the line of discussion and actions that have led this PA site to be on a Red Flag potential scam list.

I have not yet purchased a bid pack, but have won with a single bid of the 5 freebies that you receive when you register.

Maybe I will hold off on a purchase until I receive the gift card and/or Bidash responds.

On a side note, I wanted to say that I have become much more enlightened since i began reading through and participating in the forum.

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Hello tgg611, we're glad you're here. Please read the post on the blog, Requesting an Explanation (click on the pinocchio picture on top!).

I believe that the more penny auction bidders that come together and post their honest experiences, exposing the shady-scam penny auction sites, the less and less shady-scam sites will stop being the majority in the penny auction industry. Stand with me.

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Hey guys, ok i read all of your posts and i spoke to the coders as well as the owners straight up and they swore to me that they were not using autobidders. I looked at the stats that were posted above and i am not sure what the issue is. I am issuing refunds to anyone who has purchased bids for now and closing all other bid purchases for the moment and i am having the coder delay the auctions to further notice.

I will keep you posted on anything that i find out.

There is alot of work and coding being done on the site as we speak. if there were any issues with bots, reserves or anything like that i do assure you it is unintentional. We have even been working with candy to get her account re activated.

I would request that you wait to file any complaints with paypal or anyone else as it would completely go against our reputation in the future.
I would really appreciate that alot.

give you an update in about 30 min
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Hey, Jay! Received the refund for the bid pack, but I also received a $5.02 refund for the Nano that I won....what's up with that?
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Yes Jay

I would like to echo SuzyQ's question since I was issued a refund for the Visa Gift Card I won earlier today.

Please explain.

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OK i we found the issue. While the changes were being implemented for the weekly win max as well as a few other edits. A old config file and another template file were uploaded via ftp which changed the setting back to the old settings.

They said by the looks of it there was only 1 autobidder that was active in this auction.

The actual winner of the auction was not an autobidder. He had contacted us directly using the contact form asking to activate his account. Which we did without checking for a valid email address. This was our mistake, but we are learning everyday.

I do appologize for this confusion and the refunds for the bids as well as the payments are in process. We decided to Completely finish the script and work out all of the bugs before going live again because it is turning into a hassle for everyone.

Once again sorry, this is not how we wanted to enter the penny auction market. If anyone has any questions you can contact me directly at removed

if you have not yet received your refund please let me know as well.

thanks alot

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Hi suzy and tgg

Suzy your nano has already been ordered and shipped.

Tgg, it should not be a problem getting that to you. please give me a day to sort all of this out and fix every issue that we can. Rest assured that you will receive your gift card some time next week. Because the order has not been processed it may take an extra day or so.

once again sorry for any confusion

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The refund is just to show that they really want to be legitimate?
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hi suzy, i am not sure if that question is directed at me, but i will go ahead and answer it anyway lol

Reputation is huge in this industry, as you know. So they are trying to do everything legitimate and keep a solid reputation. Mistakes like this don't help.
So now they need to go above and beyond to prove this to everyone.

We have also been tossing around a few ideas such as shoutboxes or messaging to show that everyone on the site is an actual person, but we are a little worried about collusion.

any suggestions would also be appreciated.

thanks jay

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Jay...Yes, mistakes do happen and I sincerely hope that they will be able to work thru their problems and be successful. No doubt, after this it is going to be an uphill struggle for them to prove their legitimacy. I do admire the fact that you are coming on PAW to address the problems, rather than hiding and ignoring the situation. Thank you for your honesty.

Regarding the $5.02 refund for the Nano...I did win the Nano with my free bids and would have no problem with paying the final price and shipping. I was the only bidder on that particular auction, so I didn't waste any paid bids.
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hi suzy, i am not sure if that question is directed at me, but i will go ahead and answer it anyway lol

Reputation is huge in this industry, as you know. So they are trying to do everything legitimate and keep a solid reputation. Mistakes like this don't help.
So now they need to go above and beyond to prove this to everyone.

We have also been tossing around a few ideas such as shoutboxes or messaging to show that everyone on the site is an actual person, but we are a little worried about collusion.

any suggestions would also be appreciated.

thanks jay


I think what you are doing shows that your intentions are Very Good. Any new PA has problems, but you are correcting them & going beyond the call of duty in refunding & also delivering the items won.

There are many people in PAW that have been scammed by fraudulent PA's so they do tend to be on the cautious side about any new PA. And when they find bots... well let's just say I wouldn't want to be you :o :P

I appreciate what you are doing for the customers & will look forward to you coming back! woot

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hi jay ,


i am sorry if my post offended you .

but to tell the cold hard truth the day i checked out the site bots were used . when you stated the site is open that meant to me site is open for bidding obviously as we both know now it was not and testing was going on . if they do not use bots no more than that is great time will tell

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