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Please don't make the same mistake as I

Complaint Rating:  95 % with 63 votes
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I was curious about Beezid.com and spent most of the day attempting to understand what, at first, seemed to be an interesting possibility of bidding on useful electronics and gift cards for a very reasonable amount.

I even admit to purchasing 50 bid points for $40 to see if, I too, could be a lucky one, to bid on something I might want. One auction that appeared to have only 15 seconds left on it would be hit by another bidder and watched as these 20 second auction went on for hours. Soon my bid points twindled to 18 and I knew that I had been had.

I watched one auction end for an internal auction of 200 Beezid auction points retailing for $120. This poor bidder b5036687 kept bidding, then he/she would get slammed at the last second and then he/she would bid again. This kept on and on. the same 20 second auction must have gone on for, at least, an hour. Finally the end came and b5036687 won what he/she had been wildly bidding on.

I then checked how much this all cost b5036687 in bid points and it was 248 at a total cost of $173.60. Remind you he/she was bidding on the bargain of 200 bid points for $120. The bottom line was the bidder lost Big Time.

Yes, he/she should have been more aware of the fact that every time you hit the bid button it cost you a point. There were repeat bidders, bidding against this bidder and yes, there was a point where I begain to think this might be an internal scam, because those other bidders were spending way to many points for what the bid was worth. i just began to do the math and something was very wrong.

I warn all of you that might be intersted in Beezid.com to just sit and watch the bid names when the bids get hor and heavy for an important item, you will see the scam unfold before oyur eyes. I should have taken my own advice, but foolishly bought my 50 bid point for $40 without throughly spending more time doing my homework. Please don't make the same mistake as I. Beezid is a SCAM. But, I must say, they are clever, no doubt, distant relatives of Scary Madoff.
Complaint comments Comments (12)    Updated: Complaint country United States Complaint category Online Scams


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N  1st of Apr, 2012 by    +1 Votes
S-C-A-M !!! DONT DO IT !!!
N  1st of Apr, 2012 by    +1 Votes
I think that something should be done to stop this scamming that is going on with this website
A  25th of Apr, 2012 by    +1 Votes
I agree with all of the above. They said if I sign up they would give me 10 free bids. So I signed up and yes got my 10 free bids. Only problem was you cannot bid on everything they are showing you. Only certain CRAP items you can bid on until you purchase more bids. I did not. Free should be free as they said. WHAT A SCAM!!!
A  13th of May, 2012 by    0 Votes
The site was legitimate for a while but is not anymore. They have a huge tax and penalties burden owing to the Canada Revenue Agency and Revenu Quebec, and they're doing everything they can to raise $$$ to pay that off before they're assets are seized and they're forced into bankruptcy. By "everything they can" - shill bidding to raise prices/more bids needed to win, plenty of "technical glitches" where suddenly the auction is over and the "winner" is nothing more than a beezid employee account, and rather than refunding all bidders in that auction, each bidder has to contact them individually to have their "concern" investigated, often getting nothing in return or just an offer that Beezid will give you a double-up if you purchase ANOTHER large bidpack (smoke-and-mirrors to distract from the real issue that the site glitched and you lost bids - don't get caught up in the feeling that you're getting a great deal by buying MORE bids!), or if you're persistent enough and have a screen or video shot of the glitch, they'll maybe just refund your bids used in that auction.

I can vouch for them having been legit at one point - look me up on allpennyauctions.com - username Teletubbiechef - I had won a ton of stuff there. But then they got caught by the gov't for not collecting and paying taxes from all their Canadian users, and now owe well into the hundreds of $1000's in taxes and penalties, and that's when they began employing underhanded techniques to get as many bids as they can to be used in each auction to drive up the prices (profits) etc. and censor any critics who have noticed and commented on these things (their Facebook page is now a joke with fake "users" posting rainbows-and-unicorns BS about how great it is and the great deals) - desperate times apparently called for desperate measures, and this website is deep into the desperate measures now.
A  4th of Sep, 2015 by    0 Votes
Beezid advertise that they guarantee first-time users, or first time bidders would win a prize on first bidding package and that is not true, I Fell for the scare myself, I saw the advertisement and I bought a $70 Bid package and started bidding on a couple of items, an iPad and a leather riding bag and before you know it all my bids were gone, 300 bids after maybe 20 bids, if that many but I know not more then 20 bids and the main item I was bidding on only had 20 minutes left on the bidding process but the timer was reset to five hours . My $ 70.00 dollars / 300 bids was gone so fast, I begin to feel that each time I bid 20 points was being taken away as I did the math it began to add up. Well there is an old saying " fool me once shame on you eat... but they will not get a second chance, I removed the web site from my computer, $.70.00 is a small price to pay for Wisdom.
A  28th of Dec, 2015 by    0 Votes
It also happen to us. My husband bought $550 worth of bids and promised to get an iPhone but it did not happen. It is a scam!
N  5th of Mar, 2016 by    0 Votes
You will probably think I'm one of their employees since you all seem so paranoid, but I will give me 2 cents anyway. I've won exactly 700 auctions to date in the roughly 2 and a half years I've been bidding and I can tell you I've received every single item I've ever won. While yes I agree there is room for improvement and I've had some issues with shipping times in the past, I must say that they have vastly improved on that. Just because you jumped into an auction with no idea of what you were doing thinking you were going to win an Ipad for 3 cents you have on yourselves to blame. If you have a good and respectful strategy you can win and save a lot. Believe me or not, it's up to you. Just read their blog and you will see for yourselves. I've seen insane deals on there won by real people, I myself have won many high end items at a fraction of the retail cost. Do some research and watch the auctions and you can figure things out if you've got an IQ beyond topsoil. Not trying to insult anyone, just trying to say that it doesn't take a genius to figure out a good strategy.
N  3rd of May, 2016 by    0 Votes
I have not had a good experience with this site
After a lot of time and many bids the time and amount for item changed radically. Not once but three times. Big scam do not get caught up in this. P. S. No amount of stratagy was involved change was instant and not in the least bit logical.
N  1st of Jul, 2016 by    0 Votes
I responded by email to a dishonest Craiglist ad for a phone and was told the item was sold but the best way to get a good deal on this phone was on Beezid. I took the bait, went to the site and "gave them" about $65. I then recognized it for the futile scam it is and never placed a bid. I went back to the Craigslist site and discovered there were other dishonest Beezid-Bait ads. You can guess what happened when I tried to get a refund. I was told I can either buy some of the undesirable cheaply made and overpriced merchandise they sell in their "store" or throw my money away at a pie in the sky attempt to get something for nothing. . I used my debit card for the purchase of the bids and the time and effort necessary to challenge the theft of my money was more than I could spare from my work at the time. This should be illegal but apparently it's ok to bilk the public with this type of scam. I will take the hit on the $65. I can afford it; but doubt the crooked Beezid folks can afford the difficulties and pain they will suffer from the "goes around-comes around" retribution that always follows such larceny! I would not want to be in their shoes (or orange jail suits). Please tell your friends to watch for the Craiglist baiting and stay away from Beezid!
A  23rd of Nov, 2016 by    0 Votes
is anyone leading the charge to sue Beezid?
They always had shaddy deals going, but I had fun, much like gambling on a slot machine.
But they shut down, they owe me 7 prize wins and I had cash in Wallet and paid for a crap load of points I can't redeem or get credit for.
So if anyone knows a course of action to get "something back" please let us know.
I can't just go up to Canada and demand a return.
Fortunately I took pics of all my assets left on thier site before they shut it down.
I need a lawyer than can win on this
N  22nd of Jan, 2017 by    0 Votes
@Ken Ryba Does anyone know if this site will come back...I too have credits in my account
D  25th of Nov, 2016 by    +1 Votes
I have spent countless about of money. And have not got all that I have won. Have sent emails asking about it and have not heard anything . I agree something needs to be done about them/

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