Bidz.com is a California-based auction website which specializes in Jewelery auctions, featuring name brands like Gucci, Chanel, Roberto Coin, Autore, Disney, Chrome Hearts, and many more. While Bidz.com is not a penny auction, the bidding style is very similar so we’ve decided to include it here.
Competition Level: Medium
Bidz coupon codes: Hard to find
Free bids at sign-up: Unlimited
Other ways to get free bids: Bids are free on Bidz.com. The winning bidder just pays the final closing price.
Phone Number: NA
BBB Rating: A+
Bidz.com is an alternative to penny auction bidding. The auction format of Bidz.com is what most people would consider a “normal” auction. In short, bidders do not have to pay for bids, they only pay the final auction price + shipping on Bidz.com. If you’re a penny auction bidders who has been down on luck latey, Bidz.com may be a good alternative.
Bidz.com Auction Features
- Bidz auctions are free to take part-in (there is no per-bid fee)
- The auction timer counts down towards 0:00. In the last 15 seconds, each subsequent bid adds 15 seconds to the timer, allowing others to bid as well (similar to many penny auctions)
- The final bidder when the timer runs out has to purchase the item for the closing price plus any shipping fees (although shipping is often free)
Common Bidz Auction Items
- Ring Auctions
- Bracelet Auctions
- Most other types of jewelry
Bidz.com Shipping and Fees
Bidz.com does not have any processing fees on its auctions and typically offers free shipping on orders of $59 or more. There are occasional shipping specials as well.
Is Bidz.com a Scam?
We don’t think so. While we’ve read reviews which complain about the shipping times and bidding, we have no reason to believe that Bidz.com is a scam. The BBB rates Bidz.com an A+.
Bidz.com Pros and Cons
We definitely like the free bid model of Bidz.com and the fact that some jewelry auctions end pretty low. However, Bidz mostly offers jewelry auctions which makes it less appealing and we don’t see the deals that we do on some penny auctions. Overall, Bidz.com is worth a try.
Bidz.com is not a penny auction. While Bidz.com promotes huge savings similar to that of penny auctions, bidders are not required to pay for bids on this auction website. The end user only pays the final auction closing price plus an shipping costs (if there are any on that particular item).
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Bids do not cost anything on Bidz.com. Bidz is not a penny auction or pay-per-bid auction.
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Bidz.com User Reviews
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I bought a few items in Bidz recently. My order was delivered fast. But one item from the order was not so high quality. So I returned it and received a refund. It took some time. Now I'm happy. But I give you 4 of 5 stars.
I love auctions. There is so exciting to bid. I have won many items in Bidz. All my orders came on time, the items were well packed and impeccable. I have never had a problem with Bidz.
After a month I emailed them requesting information for the shipment. 15 days after that they responded with a "SORRY FOR THE DELAY WILL BE SHIPPED SOON”. After another month, I sent a new mail, once again after 15 days I received the same answer “SORRY FOR THE DELAY, BUT WE HAD A PROBLEM WITH THE SUPPLIER, BUT WILL BE SHIPPING SOON”. So, I requested a refund and the answered that as more than 3 months had pass, they can’t refund the money, so I must ask my bank to refund it. Of course, the bank said that they only refund when the purchase is between the first three months after the purchase. Once again, I emailed them, and I received a “SORRY, WE CAN’T DO ANYTHING YOU HAVE TO CONTACT YOUR BANK”. So, in resume, I will not receive my money back (more than $600.00), they simply stole it. BIDZ.COM ARE THIEVES, DEFRAUDERS, UNSCRUPULOUS, SCAMMERS.
I would give it a zero if that was an option. They take your money and many times you never get your purchase. You may be one of the lucky few to get one of your many items your won in months and months time. They won't refund you and their customer service phone number is so full you can't leave a message. They tell you there is a slight delay as their buyers were at a trade show. I wish I never made a purchase with Bidz.com. I did so because it was recommended on this site.
Have been ripped off totally by this company, have been trying to get a response from them for over a month. bought two $$$$ watches. i now accept that i have been scammed by them and will never see the watches. will be writing many many reviews. since the company has changed hands the have just been scammers.
OMG!! This shop is amazing! I bought necklace and got stud earrings for FREE!! They are matching perfectly:) I'm very happy, will buy again soon!
They use to be a good company. Bought a lot of jewelry from them without any problems. Then a few years ago they shut down then reopened. Since then they have been a little shady. Bought a few things. Last thing I bought never shipped. When I contacted them they said it was out of stock from the vendor and asked if I wanted a refund. I said yes and they said ok, just contact your bank and tell them you never received your order and we will cooperate with them so they may go through their process to get your money back. I said why can't you just give me my money back, or give store credit. Sorry we don't do that
We have had good luck in the past, but it looks like they're out of business. 2018 must be bad news for them. Nobody answers the phone, they don't return voice mail, they don't respond to emails. We are out several thousand dollars waiting over 3 months for delivery. We got our money back from our bank credit card, but sure would have preferred the merchandise. I had to send them 9 order numbers to follow up on. Seriously? You guys take payments, but can't even track your deliveries?
Nice site, and much stuff to grab! And also you can always offer your price. Free shipping, and easy-cruising site. My collection of bags is growing because of Bidz.
Participating in the auction, I felt curiosity and I really enjoyed the process. Site is helpful; they give you all details about every item. I participated in Bids three times, and every time I got what I expected. And a necklace for my wife was really marvelous! It was a surprise for her, so she was crying of happiness! I am not good in those trade marks but she said it was qualitive and corresponded with the brand name.