Thursday, April 26, 2012

BidRivals Closes: BidRivals Scam

BidRivals shut down today. They deleted their Facebook page and all the posts, the site is "temporarily unavailable" and they sent out an email to all the affiliates to "pause" their promotions. This means they are not coming back. They are large enough that I don't think they will come back with some new owners or some other penny auction bailing them out. Too sad.

Whether BidRivals turns scam is something we have to wait and see. Before the site was shut down, there were Facebook complaints from people who never received their winning items. Some additional details are provided here.

BidRivals was one of the largest penny auctions about a couple of years ago, almost rivaling Quibids. And they were definitely more global than Quibids then, covering the whole of Europe. I think they made a mistake too many. I hope the bidders get their winnings and get a refund for the bid packs they purchased from PayPal or their Credit Card. Take action fast if you are one of the affected.

Were you a member of BidRivals? Did you buy bids there? What do you think about this?

Updates: Thanks to Amanda for the link below. According to PennyAuctionWatch, BidRivals is in liquidation. Some bidders might be reminded of the terrible days when Swoopoo, the first penny auction, closed doors in a similar secretive fashion scamming and owing bidders money, won products and trust. 

4 comments:

  1. I have heard that they have began liquidation. I will publish more information as it becomes available to me.
    http://www.pennyauctionwatch.com/2012/04/bidrivals-penny-auction-gone-shutdown-liquidation/

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  2. I got scammed big time by Bidrivals and I hope Quibids will not turn out to be a scam in the near future because I am starting to win there a lot.

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