Friday, April 27, 2007

Bid and win prizes at a reverse auction site.

I came across this site a few days back and have already become fascinated by the concept of it. is a reverse bidding site, that awards prizes to its members who bid the lowest unique amount. So just by bidding the lowest is not any good, your bid has to be unique, that is no one else should have bid that amount. It's a simple concept, but requires a lot of guessing to figure out both aspects. There is no cost to join bid4prizes, so it's a fun game to try out and maybe even become an expert at it. The prizes themselves are pretty amazing such as a Toyota Scion, cell phones, a Samsung 50" Plasma TV, so besides the fun factor, they are a great reason to join as well. It would be pretty crazy to win something expensive like this, although if I won a plasma TV, I would set up a nice home entertainment centre at home and enjoy movies on it, so each time we watched something on it, we would remember Bid4prizes and in what an amazing manner we won it. Now only the winning remains...

Edited to add: Some readers have had a bad experience with Bid4prizes (when signing up for the comments), that I was not aware of when I wrote the above post. I myself tried the concept and was not as fascinated about the site as I thought I would be. The concept is still good, but the way it is operated is not. So, try it at your own risk and be aware that you might have to pay something for it. Nothing in life is free, I guess.


Michealwusa said...

Just recently I signed up for Photobucket online and in the process you are hit with an ad for bid4prizes upon signing up, this ad is displayed the sam time as photobuckets signup and there is a box that you can uncheck to bypass this but when you sign in it asks for your cell number.

I signed in thinking it was phtobucket and aparently signed up for this useless site Bid4prizes. I was charged on my cell phone $10.00 instantly. As soon as I saw the charge Icalled Bid4prizes and explained to them what had happened, the support person said that as soon as the charge shows up on their records they would issue me a refund.

So I waited a day and called back only to be greeted by a rude support worker who refused to be helpful and referred to me as being stupid.
So of course along with being insulted they have my money and I have absolutely nothing to show for it.
As far as I am concerned this is deceptive and just short of scamming someone.

Just a warning for those signing up to Photobucket and Bid4prizes.

Once the have your money forget about it.

Shalini said...

Thanks for the heads up. That doesn't sound too good at all and definitely not something that I would like to happen to me.