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    Senior Member crashnquilt's Avatar
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    A new auction site has been created just for sewists and quilters! It is a "penny auction" site.

    The gentleman that created is lives in Florida. He is currently unemployed due to a job related accident. Hope you will check out the site and sign up. Help this guy and get some great bargains for a reward.

    www.sewbids.com

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    Thanks for the tip!! :thumbup:

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    I checked out the site!! Nice stuff, have anyone used them??

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    I so hope this takes off I have been a member since day one. His mom posted to one of my yahooie groups.I think it will take off as long as he get bigger and better stuff. I know he has to start somewhere and love this idea. Who knows I may actualy win an item or 2.

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    It seems you have to buy bids? I don't understand that. can someone clarify that? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msariano
    It seems you have to buy bids? I don't understand that. can someone clarify that? Thanks.

    Yes, and I just don't "get" it.

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    it takes a wee bit of getting used to. There is a tutorial on his website that can explain it a whole lot better then I can.Yes you have to purchase bids and each bid counts towards the price of the item and if you dont win the actual bid the funds you spent on bidding can be used towards the pruchase of said item. if not then you lose out on your fundings. like i say read his tutorial it realy helps.

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    That sounds like a scam to me.

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    how can anyone make any money with penny bids

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    how can anyone make any money with penny bids
    It appears the shipping is high. $14.98 on some items, so with a 5 cent item winning bid, you end up paying $15.03. The shipping on ebay is also high for some items.

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    I went to the website but did not find the tutorial. I'm not sure I like the idea of loosing my money if I loose the auction. What's up with that? Not for me.
    Quote Originally Posted by stewyscrewy
    it takes a wee bit of getting used to. There is a tutorial on his website that can explain it a whole lot better then I can.Yes you have to purchase bids and each bid counts towards the price of the item and if you dont win the actual bid the funds you spent on bidding can be used towards the pruchase of said item. if not then you lose out on your fundings. like i say read his tutorial it realy helps.

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    the activities of the website might be legal, but they sure aren't right.

    i would never ... i repeat never join a site like that.

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    it looks like that one always advertising on tv called beezid.com.

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    Just my two cents worth BUT :
    1- Not all the fabric has sizes or types
    2-even thought you prepay for your "bids" you have to jump thru hoops after you "win" the auction or forfeit your money and item

    AND the biggie for me : You grant them irrevocable access to your paypal account :shock: I don't even give that to my children !

    This is truly a case of buyer beware

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewyscrewy
    it takes a wee bit of getting used to. There is a tutorial on his website that can explain it a whole lot better then I can.Yes you have to purchase bids and each bid counts towards the price of the item and if you dont win the actual bid the funds you spent on bidding can be used towards the pruchase of said item. if not then you lose out on your fundings. like i say read his tutorial it realy helps.
    You mean everyone except the actual auction winner loses their money????? I can't afford that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    Just my two cents worth BUT :
    1- Not all the fabric has sizes or types
    2-even thought you prepay for your "bids" you have to jump thru hoops after you "win" the auction or forfeit your money and item

    AND the biggie for me : You grant them irrevocable access to your paypal account :shock: I don't even give that to my children !

    This is truly a case of buyer beware
    Noone gets free access to my paypal!

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    This site sends up many red flags for me!! I think if it seems to good to be true, it usually is a scam of some sort...
    IMHO I think it needs to be investigated a little further...

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    I am sure it is okay for some people, I just can't afford to take a chance giving access to paypal.

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    There is another penny auction site like this, I can't remember the name off the top of my head though. Basically, you buy "bids" for $0.60 to $0.85 per bid, you then bid on an item, and the price goes up by a penny. If you win the auction, you pay whatever the ending price is, plus you've paid the .60 to .85 per bid.
    So, let's say I want an item, and so does someone else. So just the 2 of us in the auction.... The bidding (I think) always starts at $0.00.
    I place a "bid" which costs me $.60. Then they place a "bid". I then place another "bid" which costs me another $.60 (the item price is now at $.03, because there have been 3 bids)
    So on and so forth.... let's say the auction ends at $.11, and I win it. I have paid $3.60 for my bids (I've bid 6 times at $.60 per bid) and $.11 for the item, plus any shipping costs. (I realize most auctions won't end for $.11, but I wanted an easy way to try and explain!)
    Also, most items have a "sticky clock" where if you bid in the last seconds of the auction, time will get added back onto the clock. (up to an extra 20 seconds I think)
    I'm not saying whether I think the site is a good idea or not, that is up to you as individuals, I'm just trying to help explain how it works...
    Hope this helps! :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    the activities of the website might be legal, but they sure aren't right.

    i would never ... i repeat never join a site like that.
    This isn't the first time I have seen auction sites like this. I will NEVER join them. It is as close to a scam as you can get without being illegal. I feel sorry for anyone out of work, but not enough to risk my money.

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