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Posted: 4/4/2010 2:59:48 AM
those sites will be illegal soon FTC is already looking into them...
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Posted: 4/4/2010 3:21:42 AM
great thread 
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Posted: 4/4/2010 6:20:54 PM
Just look at the people they have claiming to have won items, they all looked like staged photos
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Posted: 4/4/2010 7:12:07 PM
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Just look at the people they have claiming to have won items, they all looked like staged photos

Yeah, but they really dont even need to "fix" or "stage" anything.

If you actually figure out how much money the site is making on these individual items it is staggering.  A computer that sells for $38 makes the company like $3,800.

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Posted: 4/4/2010 7:40:24 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by dj_destroyer:

I heard about this like 8 years ago.. though it was a slightly different concept that involved guessing the final price of the item, kind of.

Basically, it was a blind auction and you could pick any price you wanted going up/down by 1 cent increments. Whoever gets the lowest UNIQUE bid, wins it for that price.

So if you bid a penny and you're the only person to bid 1 cent, then you get the product for a penny. Of course, the company makes money off of all the other bids placed... and what's even worst is that hundreds of people could big on the same price and not even know it.

For example, there could be hundreds of bids on all the price points from 1 cent up to 100 dollars but people will keep bidding low in hopes that they were the only one to do so, because remember, you need to be the lowest UNIQUE bidder.

I forget what it's called but the whole 'lowest unique bidder' thing adds a twist.


bidjam.co.uk

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Posted: 4/5/2010 10:50:15 AM
wow, how didn't i find this thread earlier, what a great concept money maker....and its amazing how stupid people can be.
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Posted: 4/5/2010 11:00:45 AM
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Originally Posted by misfit_aka:

those sites will be illegal soon FTC is already looking into them...

I have read about this as well. a few of them got caught already not actually selling the items.

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Posted: 4/5/2010 1:49:47 PM
this is an intriguing business... I can't blame anyone for trying to make money. Greed is a natural human characteristic.   

What has me lmao, is the little phrase on the top.  

"Entertainment Shopping"
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Posted: 4/5/2010 2:01:23 PM
This site is so entertaining.... Man oh man, i have been watching this MacBook..for the last 10 minutes or so with like 30 seconds left.....everybody bids when there is like 10 or 9 seconds left.....  this is Genius..........
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Posted: 4/5/2010 2:31:09 PM
ok this guy won with 400 bids.... Considering the cost of a MacBook, this guy got a pretty good deal... in this case the math works out to the favor of the consumer....in terms of price that is, but the profit always favor the site.... GENIUSSSSSS!!

http://www.swoopo.com/auction/apple-macbook-mc207ll-a-13-3-inch-laptop/302093.html
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Posted: 3/19/2011 4:30:01 PM

scoreit.com

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Posted: 3/19/2011 4:55:07 PM
Pezeveng...........I heard on Mike and Mike that if you go to SKOREIT.com and use the bonus code MIKE , that you get 50 free bids. Thats what they said.
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Posted: 3/19/2011 5:03:34 PM
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Pezeveng...........I heard on Mike and Mike that if you go to SKOREIT.com and use the bonus code MIKE , that you get 50 free bids. Thats what they said.

Its 50 useless bids.  Anytime you bid for something someone outbids you.

I would like to meet an actual person that won a bid.

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Posted: 3/19/2011 5:56:31 PM
50 useless bids,but 50 free bids. Nothing to lose if it is indeed true.
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Posted: 3/19/2011 6:45:49 PM
This site sounds awesome













































If your the owner
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Posted: 3/19/2011 7:36:06 PM
Van are you gonna give this another try soon?
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Posted: 3/20/2011 11:25:22 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by pezeveng:

Its 50 useless bids.  Anytime you bid for something someone outbids you.

I would like to meet an actual person that won a bid.

It is impossible.

Better off playing roulette.

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Posted: 3/20/2011 11:26:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Spitfire15:

Van are you gonna give this another try soon?

Only if someone figures out a way to get 50 free bids.

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Posted: 3/20/2011 11:50:02 PM



Even with these 'free bids' they are just free bids to pay the current price, which you won't win anyway.  The bids are where the $'s at - I am going to get those 50 free bids and sell them on ebay!!
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