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Classic bait-n-switch: Quibids places heavy restrictions on winning bidders

Started by JBAC , Sep 17 2011 04:01 AM
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Great site, but just be aware of their trap pages approach (search for quibids traps for more details). I took notes and tallied the '$200 choose it' gift cards for Friday, Sept 16 between my account shown only trapped pages to a new user on a different computer with full access to the site (as a new user would experience). Here are the stunning results:

Final price for all auctions of this $200 gift card during this period on 9.16:
$1.67
$9.13
$18.13
$10.86
$2.39
$2.64
$3.07
$47.29
$1.67
$21.88
$3.31
$0.88
$14.28
$55.37




And only three auctions for "trapped users" in the same period.
$9.13
$47.29
$55.37


Less auctions would be OK to deal with, but look at the price differential between the auctions:

Full access users auction avg price: $7.34
Trapped users avg price: $37.26


Wow. Five fold higher. Buyer beware!





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