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Report: #676445

Complaint Review: Price Shuffle

  • Submitted: Wed, December 29, 2010
  • Updated: Thu, December 30, 2010
  • Reported By: Kara — Ripley West Virginia United States of America
  • Price Shuffle

    Internet
    United States of America

Price Shuffle misleading advertisement, free bids, unauthorized charge to credit card Internet

*Consumer Comment: News site.

*Consumer Comment: That link you left to the "news" site..

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I visited a news site (http://channel4newstoday.com/indexps.html?t202id=188088&t202kw=18011)and read an article about a woman receiving 100 free bids to try and buy an HDTV for a deep discount. From the provided link I filled out a form to receive 100 free bids, I made an account and provided a credit card number logically thinking they would need credit card info if I happened to win anything.

After bidding on a few items I checked how many bids I had left and was surprised to see I had 398 bids left. How is that possible when I only signed up for 100 free bids?


I checked my credit card statement online and $149.75 had been charged from Price Shuffle, I emailed Customer Service asking for a refund. They replied with the following.

You purchased a 300 bid pack in the amount of $149.75 when you registered on our site, entered your credit card information and checked the box agreeing to our terms and conditions. Please note, the charge for this bid pack is clearly stated on our payment page in addition to in our terms and conditions, which you must agree to prior to completing the purchase.

You can review the payment page and refund policy by clicking here (please note, you must be logged in):
http://www.priceshuffle.com/membership_payment.php

As a courtesy offer to our customers, we do have a winning guarantee, whereas if you use all your initial 300 bids, and do not win an item, we will credit you with a bonus 300 bids. We guarantee you will win.

We have many auctions ending soon and we ship out a variety of products daily. Our customers win brand new consistently at a savings of 70-90%!

If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us back. We strive to provide you the best service possible

I assumed I had been burned, shame on me, and preceded to try and gain something from my mistake. After bidding and watching a few auctions I noticed they were all being won by the same person, how odd? I then did a little internet searching and found several other complaints from unlucky people like me. I have emailed the Customer Service at Price Shuffle again and am hoping to get a refund.




 







 

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#1 Consumer Comment

News site.

AUTHOR: Flynrider - (USA)

"I visited a news site"

I've often wondered about this. When I visit a news site, I generally know what entity is reporting said news. This being the Internet, what you read on any site is only as relevant as the person/organization that produced it.

The site you visited is a fake news site and thinly disguised advertisement for the penny auction.

Penny auctions attract those that fail to do some basic math. Lets say a $200 iPod sells for $50 on the penny auction site. Sounds like a deal, right? At 50 cents per bid, that $.50 x 5000 bids, or $2500. The site makes $2500 selling a $200 item. Quite a deal, if you happen to own the site.

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#2 Consumer Comment

That link you left to the "news" site..

AUTHOR: Ronny g - (USA)

I suggest you click it yourself, and then scroll all the way down to the bottom.

If you do will will find a load of disclaimers stating they are NOT associated with any news agencies. All the comments have been "closed" *(apparently for months or years), and it is a total farce in every sense of the word.

You see the fake news report is part of the scam and deception. By them using an advertisement that "appears" like a legit news report..it helps them reel in suckers.

For the record, there is NO such a news agency as "channel 4 news today".

Best defense against this type if internet fraud is to NEVER ever submit account information unless you do a full investigation FIRST. Only after a full investigation should you even consider submitting account information out online. You would yield same return on investment if you flushed the money down the toilet as giving it to this gambling website.

 

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