A site called ZipBids is doing some advertising right before Christmas trying to get people to sign up for their bid package. When we took a look at their site we noticed that a lot of the stuff that’s up for live auctions is mostly gift cards / free bids. They also had a couple of auctions going on for products like iPhone’s, and other similar products.
Once we signed up for ZipBids and purchased several hundred bids, we were eager to get a chance to start winning new products.
We bid on 3-5 products and 2-4 gift cards at the same time, and unfortunately we weren’t lucky enough to win anything. We basically spent several hundred bids, which is about $150 on a ‘CHANCE’ to win.
What we did like about ZipBids is that you can contact them pretty easily. If you take a look at their site you’ll notice that they have a ‘contact us’ link at the bottom of the page. If you click that link, you can find a contact form along with their address and phone number. A lot of the new penny auction sites that have been showing up on the internet try to hide their customer support information, whereas, ZipBids doesn’t.
Had we actually won something with ZipBids we’d be sure to continue using them, but for the meantime, we’ll stick with the sites that have done well for us in the past.