It's been a couple of years since I bid on any Penny Auctions and thought I would give Bidcactus another go at it. In 2010 I didn't have a problem with them so I thought I would go with them again.
I am fully aware that when you bid on a penny auctions site you run the risk of a site owner scamming you by using bots to run up your price. I am aware that you are really paying more than a penny when you place a bid.
So getting past all that what I didn't think was happening was that Bidcactus just plain flat out does not ship the items to you. I won several auctions last November and December and decided hold off with anymore until I receive my first win. (should be up to 15 days, five days for the e-cards code to be emailed to you)
Two months later and a few emails back and forth they are still claiming backed up shipping. I checked the BBB on them and there are over 150 complaints against them about not shipping out items, bots and rude customer service just to name a few things. They say that they updated their shipping and are still trying to ship items out from a year ago. WHAT??? A year ago? Still trying to catch up?
I have been getting the same story from bidders everywhere on the internet about Bidcactus and not shipping items. I came back here to see what bidders have to say and after searching a couple of week on PAW I don't see anything about Bidcactus and within the last year. All I did was Google Bidcactus and viola it's all there.
The last couple of days they have taken down all their large ticket items and selling mostly bidpacks and mostly $10 items and gift cards. All their auctions start at 1 hour and I am hoping that this is a sign that they are going to go out of business.
Any others out in PAW land that has an issue with Bidcactus respond here and see if we can get our items shipped to us.