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Tv advertisement claims cheap stuff 2013-02-04 16:05:13 Reply

From websites like 25-100 dollar Macs at some place called bid or something. Sounds like a scam but if it's a scam how could they get a commercial advertisement on a channel like Philly WB 17?


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Response to Tv advertisement claims cheap stuff 2013-02-04 16:06:57 Reply

My grandma ordered one of those snuggies, fell apart right when she got it. TV get's the scammers too.


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Response to Tv advertisement claims cheap stuff 2013-02-04 16:10:26 Reply

At 2/4/13 04:06 PM, MrsXenomit wrote: My grandma ordered one of those snuggies, fell apart right when she got it. TV get's the scammers too.

Oh, thats strange, I thought tv commercials would have to be verified before putting Scammers on TV. I guess not? I thought the website was something called ibid.com, but that isn't it because the address don't exist.


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Response to Tv advertisement claims cheap stuff 2013-02-04 16:18:10 Reply

You have to pay for each bid. I think it's a dollar per bid.

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Response to Tv advertisement claims cheap stuff 2013-02-04 16:28:37 Reply

Qbids, quibids and beezid all operate the same. It's like slot machines, you have penny auctions, nickel auctions, etc.

Thing is, you pay like 75 cents a bid or something.

At least that's how i understood it, i could be wrong


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Response to Tv advertisement claims cheap stuff 2013-02-04 16:39:16 Reply

Even though it might not cost much for the one who places the winning bid, the total amount of bids add up, so they definately earn a lot even when the winner gets a cheap price. It's all about luck though when the bids are all the same value.

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Response to Tv advertisement claims cheap stuff 2013-02-04 16:55:39 Reply

The WOT certainly considers it a scam.

Look how much the site owner tries to cover his ass.

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Response to Tv advertisement claims cheap stuff 2013-02-04 17:10:21 Reply

At 2/4/13 04:55 PM, MrSoxfan wrote: The WOT certainly considers it a scam.

Look how much the site owner tries to cover his ass.

I love how the guy copy and pastes the same shit on everything. That reminds me of HobbyLot on eBay. He replies to negative feedback on almost all of his shit like this "Why didn't you email us if you had a problem?" or "Our items are legit not fake".

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Response to Tv advertisement claims cheap stuff 2013-02-04 17:17:00 Reply

At 2/4/13 04:28 PM, BizzarroPMP wrote: Qbids, quibids and beezid all operate the same. It's like slot machines, you have penny auctions, nickel auctions, etc.

Thing is, you pay like 75 cents a bid or something.

At least that's how i understood it, i could be wrong

Sounds like a gamble if I understand it right. Works like a slot machine? So it's luck just to win?


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Response to Tv advertisement claims cheap stuff 2013-02-04 17:19:02 Reply

At 2/4/13 05:17 PM, TheKlown wrote: Sounds like a gamble if I understand it right. Works like a slot machine? So it's luck just to win?

Just luck. Unless you analyze website traffic and figure out when less bids are most likely to occur...