Report: #431394

Complaint Review: Car-auction.com

  • Submitted: Fri, March 06, 2009
  • Updated: Wed, April 15, 2009
  • Reported By: Poughkeepsie New York
  • Car-auction.com

    Internet
    U.S.A.

Car-auction.com - Car-auction.net SCAM. Save your money!! Internet

*Consumer Comment: Reply

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

Desperate to find a new car, I was thinking of some other avenues. I thought to myself, why not try car auctions. I did some research on the Internet and found this site: http://www.squidoo.com/Police-Impound-Cars

There, they give a #1 rating to car-auction.com. Plus, there were reviews by other folk who said, that it was great advice. Ok, so I click on the link.

Now at car-auction.com, I do a preliminary search with what they have on the first page. It says it's searching for the make and model, and boom, it says it found something. Great! To view the information however, I must first buy their service. Ok, no problem. I'll take the unlimited VIP service, since I might want to find another car this way in the future. No problem.

I pay my $29.95, and I'm emailed an id and password. Ok, simple id and a simple password. I'm thinking I'll use this id and password to logon and once I logon, I'll change my password. Ok. The id/password was something like cars/auction. I thought it was strange, but Ok, after I log on I should be able to change it. I log on, and it gives me a list of other auction sites. I click on a link, and that auction site wants me to pay to gain access. I'm thinking, I already paid for car-auction.com, why should I pay to get here. I then leave that site and go to another one, using the list the car-auction.com provided, and yep the next site wants the same thing. WTF. All the sites I visited, want me to pay for the service of looking at cars to bid. Plus the bid prices were a lot more than I thought (but that's neither here nor there).

car-auction.com did not provide me with a way to bid on their site. They only supplied links to other sites! If you are reading this because you are thinking about buying their service, use this information to save your money. I doubt I will get my money now !!! They claim that they have a guarantee, but there is no information on the site to get it! The information they have, links you back to the payment page.

I can get the links myself by using Google or Yahoo! I don't need car-auction.com, and neither do you. Someone is sitting pretty with my 30 dollars, and did nothing to get it. Good for car-auction.com to have created such a well devised SCAM. I usually can spot them pretty well, but this site got me, because they had created false postings on other sites saying that their site was the best. I fell into their trap. Don't make the same mistake.

I did a search on internic.com for the domain owner.

Domain Name: CAR-AUCTION.COM
Registrar: GODADDY.COM, INC.
Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com
Referral URL: http://registrar.godaddy.com
Name Server: NS1.EASYDNS.COM
Name Server: NS2.EASYDNS.COM
Name Server: NS3.EASYDNS.ORG
Name Server: NS6.EASYDNS.NET
Name Server: REMOTE1.EASYDNS.COM
Name Server: REMOTE2.EASYDNS.COM
Status: clientDeleteProhibited
Status: clientRenewProhibited
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Status: clientUpdateProhibited
Updated Date: 07-oct-2006
Creation Date: 17-apr-2003
Expiration Date: 17-apr-2010

It is owned by Godaddy.com. I called Godaddy, and they said that the owner paid for privacy. They only way to get the owners name and address is by court order. If anyone is interested in filing a class action lawsuit, please post a reply so that me and others will know.

Anthony
Poughkeepsie, New York
U.S.A.
Is this Ripoff Report About you?
Ripoff Report A business' first line of defense on the Internet.
If your business is willing to make a commitment to customer satisfaction Click here now..

Does your business have a bad reputation? Fix it the right way. Corporate Advocacy Program™

Set the record straight: Arbitration Program

SEO Reputation Management at its best!

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/06/2009 09:31 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/car-auctioncom/internet/car-auctioncom-car-auctionnet-scam-save-your-money-internet-431394. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year. Ripoff Report has an exclusive license to this report. It may not be copied without the written permission of Ripoff Report. READ: Foreign websites steal our content

Search for additional reports

If you would like to see more Rip-off Reports on this company/individual, search here:

Report & Rebuttal
Respond to this report!
Also a victim?
Repair Your Reputation!

Updates & Rebuttals

REBUTTALS & REPLIES:
0Author
1Consumer
0Employee/Owner

#1 Consumer Comment

Reply

AUTHOR: Aleksk - (U.S.A.)

I have also been scammed by this website for 14.99 and have tried to get my refund but the wep page never loads and goes nowhere. I would be interested in a class action just to put these cons out of business.
Respond to this report!
Ripoff Report Recommends
ZipBooks Accounting Software

Advertisers above have met our
strict standards for business conduct.