Bigger Bidder Reviews – Legit or Scam?


Bigger Bidder
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Bigger Bidder

 

Bigger Bidder is a new penny auction website. You may register at BiggerBidder.net, though they also hold the URL BiggerBidder.com.

A penny auction site, as most of you, auctions off new and in demand items at deeply discounted prices. Each bid you place raises the price of the item by 1 cent, or in the case of Bigger Bidder, 5 cents or 10 cents depending on the particular auction you are bidding in. If you win the auction, you must pay the final auction price in order to receive your prize.

The trick with penny auctions is that you must pay for the bids you place. Most penny auction sites charge you 60 cents for each bid that you place, but Bigger Bidder charges 68 cents on average for bids. Interestingly, though, the site offers many different promotional bid packages, so the price you pay for bids will vary.

Is Bigger Bidder Worth It?

Like all penny auctions, Bigger Bidder has been the target of a lot of criticism. Unlike traditional auction houses, like eBay, Bigger Bidder is both the seller of items and the auctioneer, which has made it very difficult for people to trust them. They are accused of using bots and scripts to bid on the auctions, as well as having a group of employees bid on the auctions as well.

None of these accusations have been proven or verified in any way, and these types of accusations befall all penny auctions.

As far as how Bigger Bidder compares to other penny auction sites, the truth is not well. Their bids are more expensive, at an average of 68 cents per bid instead of 60 cents, and depending on how in demand an item is, their bids can be in increments as high as 10 cents. This means higher auction prices the winners must pay.

In addition, many of their auction items have something called a Reserve Price. This is the minimum price they will allow that item to auction for. If you win an auction with a winning price that falls under the Reserve Price, you will required to pay the Reserve Price instead.

Finally, they do have a version of the Buy It Now feature called “Second Chance,” but these items routinely retail for much higher than regular stores’ discounted prices.

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Average Rating for " Bigger Bidder " is 1 out of 5 based on 26 reviews.
  • Bigger Bidder owes me over $14,000 dollars for 28,000 bids compiled when the site was shut down. I have had not success contacting them. In the process of a lawsuit at this time. If they re-open site I would suggest you stay far far away.
    • Is there anyway to get our money back for the bids we had when they shut this site down. Can anyone help me? At their lowest price fot bids I had $14,000

      worth of bids. Does anyone have any suggestions how I could go about getting my money from them?
    • Let me know if you hear anything back from them, I had around 25-30k bids as well when the site shut down
  • This is a "Rip-Off". DO NOT GET INVOLVED WITH THIS AUCTION SCAM. I had the some problem that other reviewers have had with the "Reserve Price", which you find out after you have won the bid, and the product's "Estimated Value" nutshell trick.
    • Bigger bidder shut down their site leaving me holding 28,000 bids. I am in the process of suing them now for $14,000 DOLLARS OWED TO ME AT A PRICE OF ONLY .50 CENTS PER BID.
  • Big Scam website...waste of time!!!!!!!!! NO deals!!
  • Scam at best! This site needs to be shut down. Frankly i cant believe it's still in operation.
  • Scam. I just got an email from this company that said, "You've won a $1,000 gift card to Best Buy. Just

    click on the link to our website and enter in your confirmation number to receive." Haha yeah right I work for a credit card company so I always read the terms and conditions. Plus I have had hundreds of people call in to my job to dispute charges from this site and others just like it. Scam, scam, SCAM! Oh

    and you can try to dispute this with your credit card company but, it will mos

    t likely not be sided in your

    favor because they keep their scam nice and legal by putting it all in the terms and conditions. Not

    reading what you're agreeing to is no ones fault but yours. Sorry.
  • After starting their registration process and receiving page after page of "offers", I stopped when it became clear to me that this was not a legitimate offer of "Winning an ipad". Unfortunately the damage was done and I am now receiving DOZENS of telemarketing calls to my cell phone.

    Scam scam shame shame. I'm thinking of complaining to the FTC because it is illegal to robot-call cell phones.
  • Total Scam....I received following message after I won iPad bid at 0.07

    Thank God I didn't waste single penny. They gave me 20 bids for signup. After their message, I quickly did google and find out their review on this page. Thank you everyone.

    Auction Won...Reserve NOT met! Action Required.

    You have just won a Bigger Bidder auction for the item listed above.

    However, your winning bid of $0.07 did not meet the reserve price listed by the seller of $600.00.

    If you wish for this auction to go ahead, you must pay 599.02 plus shipping and handling.

    Here's how this amount breaks down:

    Estimated product value: $600.00

    Reserve price set by seller: $600.00

    Amount Bigger Bidder will pay for you: $0.98

    Amount you must pay to meet reserve: $598.95

    Your winning bid: $0.07

    Total due for this auction: $599.02

    Pay Pal is the only accepted method of payment at this time.

    If you choose not to meet the reserve price, the auction will be cancelled and your bids will be refunded to you.

    Click here to pay or to decline payment.
  • everything they all said is true! I just wish there was someway to close them down and make them pay big $$$ for scamming all these people who are just looking for a small piece of the pie without trying to rip off people. I pray that they get what is coming to them. thanks davy
  • they will send this message when you win an auction ...

    this is a scam...

    Auction Won...Reserve NOT met! Action Required. You have just won a Bigger Bidder auction for the item listed above. However, your winning bid of $0.16 did not meet the reserve price listed by the seller of $500.00. If you wish for this auction to go ahead, you must pay 497.76 plus shipping and handling.

    Here's how this amount breaks down: Estimated product value: $500.00 Reserve price set by seller: $500.00 Amount Bigger Bidder will pay for you: $2.24

    Amount you must pay to meet reserve: $497.60 Your winning bid: $0.16 Total due for this auction: $497.76

    Pay Pal is the only accepted method of payment at this time.

    If you choose not to meet the reserve price, the auction will be cancelled and your bids will be refunded to you. Click here to pay or to decline payment.

    Questions? Please see our Help page or Contact Us. Help : http://www.biggerbidder.com/help.php Contact Us : http://www.biggerbidder.com/contact.php
  • Stay away from biggerbidder. just won a 500 gift card but the undisclosed reserve was not met. Turns out it will cost me 497.50 for the gift card and that is before paypal fees. On the front page of the site it shows the winning bidder, me, saved 99%. Right....How do they figure that when I have to pay 497.50 for a 500.00 gift card. Strange math they use! Stay away!
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