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#34183 20-May-2009 16:18
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Anyone here ever actually won anything from this website

 Everything is crazy cheap, recently an ipod touch sold for $34.00, only catch is, it costs $1.50 per bid and it only raises the bid by $0.12!
 To be honest, I would never pay to bid on anything because it's pretty much a scam, once you have spent, lets just say, $60 on bidding you won't want to lose and waste that money so you carry on bidding. What are your thoughts about this site?

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  #216386 20-May-2009 16:44
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Its being run out of Australia by the look of it.

Don't touch sites like this, they are making bucketloads of cash out of peoples sheer naivety.

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  #216445 20-May-2009 19:47
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Suspicious... I wouldn't even come close.

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  #216465 20-May-2009 21:02
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Wasn't this discussed a few months ago in another topic? I think the general consensus was that they were all scams, almost gambling sites. However it was decided that if the punters knew the risks and costs and still made a conscious decision to take part thats their choice. (I could just be making that up though..... :-D)

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  #216476 20-May-2009 21:48
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Just checked it out, it looks like a very easy way to pay hundreds just trying to obtain stuff and probably end up with nothing. All the auctions auto-extend so you are bidding away against people continuously.

Stick to something tried and tested.

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  #216479 20-May-2009 21:52
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Lol and lol..... from their help section.....

"Responsible Bidding"

Planet Bid is meant to be a fun way of grabbing a few bargains, not a substitute for purchasing the item itself. Due to multiple users bidding on the same item there is no guarantee that everyone can win.

We would like to advise all users to monitor their bidding practices. Repeated online bidding can incur high costs. Users should therefore pay attention to their bidding practices.

Just like sensible alcohol consumption "Drink responsibly" and "problem gambling"...

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  #217991 26-May-2009 13:26
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yea, this looks dodgy, if a bid raises by $0.12 no wonder why they don't go for much, who can be bothered bidding 12 cents on something if some one wins it for $30 still thats 250 bids, lulz

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  #217998 26-May-2009 13:42
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