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Case Summary:
A bid to win auction site, I had bought over 900 dollars in bids.

Case Detail:
they collected the money for 900USD in bids, won over 3000 dollars in products they accepted the money for the bids but rejected a paypal transact for the Products. Under there Terms of Service if you do not pay 1 of the items all items are null / void. Therefor they never had any intent of sending their items making the site Fraud. A scam to collect payment for the service to bid, but reject payment for the product.

- Damages
- Grand Larson
- fraud

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2014-03-29  
Class Action Investigation Member:
goodsport
 

Case Details:
I won a camera and I go to my email thinking I was getting a acceptance email insted I got this

Hello william****

We regret to inform you that an auction you were bidding on has been suspended for one of the following reasons:

- Suspicious activity by a single bidder or group of bidders

- Availability of the item in your locale

- Technical glitch with the auction

We suspend auctions to protect you and other bidders from fraudulent activity on the site.

There is NO winner on this auction. The auction is considered void and all bids are reversed to the participants.

Auction details are:
Auction #: 538191
Product Name: Canon PowerShot SX170 IS 16.0 MP Digital Camera
Current Status: Suspended

Bids were reversed to all participants, including yourself.

Please login to your account to check details.

If you have any questions, please visit http://help.bidhere.com/knowledgebase or simply contact us at info@bidhere.com

Sincerely,

Mark Watson

Compliance Officer

BidHere.com


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2012-09-27  
Class Action Investigation Member:
Trishann
 

Case Details:
In the last few months I have tried at bid here to win anything, I have spent over a thousand dollars and get nothing but scammed, they have ghost birders setup on the bid monkey, and it would double up to keep it going and instead of every 15 seconds it would go at 5 seconds and then 8 seconds and then reset to 15. Using more of the offered bids from me, then the user bidding with me would double and then mine would, when I first opened the item it had 2 single birders and one bid monkey,after I set the bid monkey the singles went away so I deactivated the bid monkey after a 100. Or so bids and the same single birders appeared and in the same order, and all the items on auction would freeze and then reset. Also if your bids sit to long before you return to the site, they disappear, they take them back and say you used them. If you do by chance win something, they say it was a computer error and you didn't really win, and it's wiped off without returning the bids or anything.


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2012-09-27  
Class Action Investigation Member:
Trishann
 

Case Details:
In the last few months I have tried at bid here to win anything, I have spent over a thousand dollars and get nothing but scammed, they have ghost birders setup on the bid monkey, and it would double up to keep it going and instead of every 15 seconds it would go at 5 seconds and then 8 seconds and then reset to 15. Using more of the offered bids from me, then the user bidding with me would double and then mine would, when I first opened the item it had 2 single birders and one bid monkey,after I set the bid monkey the singles went away so I deactivated the bid monkey after a 100. Or so bids and the same single birders appeared and in the same order, and all the items on auction would freeze and then reset. Also if your bids sit to long before you return to the site, they disappear, they take them back and say you used them. If you do by chance win something, they say it was a computer error and you didn't really win, and it's wiped off without returning the bids or anything.


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2012-09-27  
Class Action Investigation Member:
Trishann
 

Case Details:
In the last few months I have tried at bid here to win anything, I have spent over a thousand dollars and get nothing but scammed, they have ghost birders setup on the bid monkey, and it would double up to keep it going and instead of every 15 seconds it would go at 5 seconds and then 8 seconds and then reset to 15. Using more of the offered bids from me, then the user bidding with me would double and then mine would, when I first opened the item it had 2 single birders and one bid monkey,after I set the bid monkey the singles went away so I deactivated the bid monkey after a 100. Or so bids and the same single birders appeared and in the same order, and all the items on auction would freeze and then reset. Also if your bids sit to long before you return to the site, they disappear, they take them back and say you used them. If you do by chance win something, they say it was a computer error and you didn't really win, and it's wiped off without returning the bids or anything.


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2012-05-10  
Class Action Investigation Member:
frank1044
 

Case Details:
On 04/8/2012 & 04/7/2012 I purchased $569.96 in bid packs under their promo buy one get one free lowering the cost of the bids from $0.60 to $0.30 each for a total of 1,900 bids worth $1,140.00
Sounds like a great deal right! NOT SO FAST!
I messed around like most and wasted about 100 bids +/- 50 until I realized that I should only bid on items that had the buy it now option

under there terms & conditions regarding the BUY NOW OTION (copied & pasted from there site) 5. We have incorporated a “Buy Now” option that allows you to use the bids you've spent on the auction to reduce the Retail Price of the product.
When you use the ‘Buy Now’ option on BidHere, your bids continue to retain value. You can use the bids on auctions you've lost to get a reduction in the Retail Price of the product. That is not possible when gambling at a casino!
So I thought this would be the safest way to win the items that I wanted so I set the bidmonkey for the exact amount of the bids to to equal the retail price (MSRP) of the items that way I would be assured not to loose any more money on this deal. Well it worked I bought 4 different items with the buy it now option a retail value of $809.96 (MARP) and I spent $569.96 in bids plus $27.97 in shipping charges for a total out of pocket expense of $597.93 coming out ahead $212.93 thats not bad I can live with that even if I resell these items on EBAY I can get my money back.
After I purchased the 4 items the items were displayed in my account as shipped on 04/11/12 I contacted the customer support at bidhere.com and requested the shipping tracking numbers.
This was the response that I received
Dear Customer,
Thank you for your email.
I'm here to assist you with your inquiry today.
We use several suppliers and they in turn use many different shipping companies.We're unable to pinpoint what carrier is going to be used.
More information on shipping and delivery times can be found here-
https://help.bidhere.com/knowledgebase/articles/65975
Regards,
Jenny
BidHere.com
On 04/12/2012 I contacted them (16 days later) and this was the response
Dear Customer,
Thank you for your email.These items were bought during the promo.
Please read shipping time here -- http://help.bidhere.com/knowledgebase/articles/65975-buying-items-using-buy-now-with-or-without-promoti
You will receive the items within the specified time listed above.
Regards,
John
BidHere.com
And now on 04/10/2012 I received this email regarding my order
Dear Customer,
I wanted to reach out to you and inform you about delays in shipment of your orders.
Unfortunately, we cannot fulfill some of the orders at the moment due to low stocks and supplier arrangements.
We would like to offer you possible choices available:
1. Delayed shipment: It will be 4 to 10 weeks before the item is shipped out. If you are happy to wait, we can queue your order in the list.
OR
2. We can reverse the bids placed by you on those auctions and refund any excess fee you paid (shipping fee or excess dollars).
If you are to choose the 2nd option, we would give you the following:
--> 500 Non-promotional bids for you to spend on any item you like.
--> 2 months of Premium Membership free of cost. (Extend for 2 months if you are a Premium Member already)
--> No cap on number of buy nows in a month for the 2 month period. You may buy whatever you like in any numbers.
We are launching our new buy now engine next week or so.
Following the launch, every single item will become buy now auction and you are free to purchase any item you like.
With launch of new engine, we will also introduce some expensive watches, bags and vacations.
It must have been a very frustrating experience for you.
One of the biggest reason for delay was because you purchased the item(s) during promotion.
Unfortunately, promotional orders can take 2 to 3 months to delivery.
Given your history with us, we've decided to take the following steps:
-- If you are to choose option 2, it will mean all your bids that we reverse will become NON-PROMOTIONAL BIDS.
You will receive all the bids you placed back, hence making it -- NON-PROMOTIONAL bids.
These bids can be used again to purchase items on our website and will be covered by our 'Delivery Time Guaranteed'.
ALL your future orders will deliver within 21 business days as stated on our website. Each day of delay from that point onwards will give you 25 free bids.
You are free to use these bids on any product you like, any number of times and we will ship it in the time frame.
I'm sorry if this has come as a shock to you, but it will allow us to serve you better for all future orders.
Orders affected:
429442, 429735, 429873, 429739
PLEASE NOTE:
You must validate your cell number before we can upgrade your account to Premium.
Please logon to your BidHere.com account and click on 'Get Free Bids' link on the top.
Validate your number with SMS verification (you'll get 15 free bids for that) and we will go ahead and upgrade your account to 'Premium Membership'.
Regards,
Megan
BidHere.com
Well now thats very upsetting they can not ship all 4 of my orders and they have had my money and items that I purchased for over a month and I have nothing in return unless I choose one of there options
So I had to make a choice do I keep going down the rabbit hole or wait another two or three months for another email telling me that they can not send me the items'
Like an Idiot I took the 2nd option and they did exactly as it stated returning my bids, shipping cost and upgraded my account to Premium Membership for a total of 1,685 bids worth $0.60 each = $1,011.00 to spend on there auctions and/or the buy now option sounds like a grate deal (NOT)
I returned to bidhere.com to look at the buy now items on auction and up coming auctions and only one item has the buy it now option available and that one is a $2,600.00 item 50% buy it now meaning that you still have to pay 50% of the retail price = $1,300.00 They have riped me off completely I watched one auctions bidding sequence for over an hour and watched the same user (bidmonkey) bid twice in a row to keep the auction going this is called CHEATING the auction should have ended but it went on for almost another two hours with another user winning the item with low bids making it look like a good deal for the winner.
This is complete BS I have not bid on any of the auctions nor do I intend to until there is a buy now option available.
I am very computer literate and intend to launch my own investigation into this matter I will gather 100% concrete evidence that they are a scam then I will send it to every form of media that I can reach in the effort to close them down
Shell bidding is a serious problem and thats all this is.
I would like a pro bono lawyer to contact me at dmic.purchasing@gmail.com to see if I have a case
If a pro bono lawyer and/or lawyers won a case as wide scale as this it would make them famous


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2010-12-08  
Class Action Investigation Member:
jserv
 

Case Details:
I put more than $ 5,000 and I have reviewed this site for several weeks and I note every 5 seconds Every one buyers bid, login, and winners and losers for each items. BidHere.com uses fictitious users (bidmonkey) for each item to increase the bid. For each item there is always a user, not two but just one new user a few seconds to connect before the auction starts and I can tell you which user win before the auction begins. This way, if an item sells for a price too low for them is their own user wins. ( sorry for my bad english i am french Canadien ).


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2010-11-22  
Class Action Investigation Member:
agnusdei
 

Case Details:
I lost a lot of money with this guys and i found out it is realy a scam.


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2010-08-21  
Class Action Investigation Member:
doright
 

Case Details:
I had the worst experience with this site. I strongly feel I was cheated out of my money and tricked into giving them more and more of my money. The site is a fraud. They cheat honest people out of money with their scam that they call "fun shopping." There was nothing fun about my experience. I lost $4800 to their scam and feel like my life is ruined.

This site should be shut down and I want my money back!!!


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2010-08-01  
Class Action Investigation Member:
gmswarehouse
 

Case Details:
Paypal will not accept our American Express card to purchase bids. they claimed in is in their security software which rejects unusual activity. Spoke with numerous supervisors but they claimed there is nothing that they can do!! They cannot override their system. I suspect there is collusion with them and bidhere.com which causes bidhere members to run out of bids with no method of buying them, therefore causing members to drop out of bidhere auctions and lose their money. My name is Paul Rodkin and my telephone number is (303) 288-3839.


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2009-12-19  
Class Action Investigation Member:
scarlettttt
 

Case Details:
I spent $1300 U.S. with Bidhere.com and won nothing. It is not an auction site. It is a gambling site. I want my money back.


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2009-12-19  
Class Action Investigation Member:
melinc701
 

Case Details:
My step daughter created a false account and bid on hundreds of dollars worth of items. When I contacted the company they threatened me with a lawsuit and refused to return my money.


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