Report: #528092

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  • Submitted: Tue, November 24, 2009
  • Updated: Thu, September 06, 2012
  • Reported By: jehovaswitless — Calgary Alberta Canada

    United States of America

Show customers why they should trust your business over your competitors...

This is genius. I got suckered in, thought it was a neat idea until I started bidding. They are a hell of a lot smarter than I am, who would of thought of disguising a slot machine under the veil of an auction. Even the 6 box layout is standard slots, they are going to make a bucketload of cash. And classic slot strategy, give a little, hide the cash spent by calling it credits, I have seen people bidding 60 times on a 70 dollar product. So when its all added up they spent retail. After I use up the cash I have given them I am closing my account as I am not a gambler but I am going to go buy some stuff and open my own gambling, err, I mean Auction website and rake in the cash, so cmon suckers, give me your money. Kudos to the creator, I got sucked in for a bit, so join me suckers and give em your money

I just watched an auction for an Ipod touch, true value $299.00, SMRP $399.00. It sold for around $40.00, or 4000 bids x $.60= $2400.00 to Beezid. The person it sold to was 1averagejoe who, if real, bid at a rough guess about 1350 times, ( Im being conservative) at $.60 a bid that equals $810.00 dollars plus the 40 plus dollars he must pay for the item. So we are looking at roughly $860.00 for a $300.0 dollar product. His actual bidding rate was approximately 38 bids per 4 minute period, the auction was going for 4 hours, you do the math. I sent an email to Beezid that something was not right about the bidding process and lo and behold within one minute the auction was won and 1averagejoe was the highest bidder. As I said he could be real, and just a total moron, but I have been watching for a couple of days now and there is just something not right there. I have seen this user bid a ton over the last couple of days and he could just be your average gambling addict, who nows for sure, but something is really, really, not sitting right.

Does anybody know where this website is run out of? Their website states quebec, where the laws are very weak.  Are they working a legal loophole by presenting a gambling site as an auction site?

Lets get a dialogue going and expose these people for who they really are.
As I stated earlier, I got suckered in, I jumped in with both feet before really investigating what this website was really about. I can afford to lose the $120.00 I gave this site, and it was my own stupid fault for not really taking the time to learn what this was, I just assumed it was a different version of an Ebay type site.
At least if we can get the word out that this is nothing but a gambling site then others wont be as foolish as I was and will know what they are getting into.
Again, kudos to the creators of the site, they are going to get rich off of it.
This is the same as the Vegas slots that give away a car, eventually someone will win the car but there is going to be a lot of people spending a lot of money before that ever happens. By the way, I also have an Ipod for sale for $2400.00, and you dont even have to bid on it, just send your money to

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#1 Consumer Comment

Highly Agree!

AUTHOR: 95lude - (United States of America)

I completely agree! I also was taken for an unsaid ammount of money from this and other like "penny auction" sites. I definately was noticing patterns after awhile including, as stated, one bidder bidding way more than the product is worth. On another similar site, I went head to head with a bidder for a long time until the site finally would not let me bid any longer because I had reached the worth of the product. Well this "bot" that I was bidding against had been bidding long before I started, the whole time I was bidding, and continued to bid long after me until it had won.

An obvious question arises... if I was not allowed to bid further once I reached the object's worth, how is it that this bidder bid probably 3 times as much as me? I am wondering... if this were to be documented on video if these guys could be taken to court?

Seems like these guys need to be taken down! Its not fair what they are doing. They are a wolf in sheeps clothing and something definately needs to be done!  
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#2 Consumer Comment

Math Aside, the problem is the back end systems being rigged

AUTHOR: yazzflute - (United States of America)

My BS detector went off when I saw this so I signed up for an account. There is definite bot activity. Making matters worse, the response of the bidding process is very slow to react. I waited until the amount that I thought the actual item would sell for before I got in the mix and I started bidding. Next thing you know the 15 second timer ends in one second and one of the bidders who I strongly believe was a bot is shown as the winner. They are honest about the way the process works but the system in the background is rigged.

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#3 Consumer Comment

Not a scam. It is gambling. It is a calculated risk.

AUTHOR: Brazzy - (United States of America)

Beezid is not a scam. It is a form of gambling and they dont try to hide that fact. Much like your local lottery, or your local casino you are spending money for a chance to win a prize. I know people see the word "auction" and they think "Oh, like ebay". Wth their "how it works" and tutorials they do inform you quite well that you are taking a risk. The only difference between beezid and buying a lottery ticket is that you do have a say as to when and how you play your bids. It is a calculated risk, and people do often come out on top. People think it is a rip off for two reasons. They either lose their bids rapidly or they see someone spend more in bids than the product is worth. Prior to trying beezid I watched the site for about two weeks to see if there were any patterns. I did end up spending roughly $100 in bids and gave it a shot. I was able to win a couple of gift cards and a series of blu ray disks. My winnings totaled roughly $200 worth of goods (3 $50 gift cards and the blu ray). Soon after I started winning they called me and started referring to me as a "preferred customer" and offered my bid packs at a discount (much like a casino would give away prizes to winners on the floor and get them to keep spending their money in the house). With that said, you can win. It is a risk and it is gambling, but it is no more of a rip off and playing the lottery. What people see can be weird on the site as you do have human elements involved such as stubborness and addiction. When you see someone spend more in bids on an item than what it is worth there are two possible reasons for it. The first is that the person already invested too much to walk away with nothing. People do get in over their head on items and realize that it may be too late to cut their losses by walking away. They then have to cut their losses by winning the item. An example would be bidding for a $50 gift card. Lets say you got in over you head and spent roughly $40 in bids on the item and the auction is not over. Would you walk away having spent $40 and won nothing? Or would you keep bidding until you won? Most people will keep bidding until they won just because mathematically it makes sense. Spending $70 on a $50 gift card makes more sense than spending $40 and walking away with nothing ($40 loss vs a $20 loss). The other aspect of it that I did not know until I won was the "preferred customer aspect". When beezid did call they were offering bid backs that averaged 23 cents to 30 cents per bid. That does throw a bit of a monkey wrench in the math as to how much a person spent on an item and how much beezid is making. I too assumed every bid was about 60 cents and I was wrong. I was puzzled how someone could spend a hundred bids and 60 cents a bid on a $50 item. Fact was that they were probably spending 30 cents per bid and their bidding was justified. That is also why you see some familiar names over and over again. In closing it is not a scam. It is a risk. You need to do some research and watch other people's strategies to see what works for you. You can win.
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#4 Consumer Comment


AUTHOR: okjeff160 - (United States of America)

I am was witness to "1averagejoe" spend appox. $1200.00 on a Sony Playstation 3 during my one and only experience.  Also, I spotted another bot "sexybabygirl" spending thousands on multiple (worthless) items.  I was taken for $30 dollars and for that I'm more embarrased than angry.
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