Penny Auction Reviews

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Reviews of the Best Penny Auctions Today

Best Penny Auction Sites is a penny auction review website designed to inform penny auction newbies and experienced bidders on the ins-and-outs of penny auction sites. Our 1 cent auction reviews are packed with details about each website including contact information, site-specific strategies, tips for getting free bids and much more.

2019 Penny Auction Website Rankings

Our community of readers are also welcome to contribute penny auction testimonial and penny auction reviews of their own. Please enjoy the information on this website and contact us if you have any questions. Thanks and good luck bidding!

Online AuctionOverall RatingFeature OverviewBeginner AuctionsBuy-It AuctionsBBB RatingLinks
9/10
Beginner auctions, very high volume of auctions, fair competition.
A+DealDash Reviews | Try It
8.5/10
Beginner auctions, bid free auctions, low competition.
AOrangeBidz Reviews | Try It
8/10
Highly trusted, buy-it auctions, ‘Badges’ for free bids.
A (under review)Quibids Reviews | Try It

WHICH PENNY AUCTIONS ARE THE BEST?

We consider the “best” penny auctions to be the sites who offer the greatest chances of winning and the best return on spend. Since it’s easy to actually spend more than retail in penny auctions, it’s important to develop a strategy…

Learn About Penny Auctions

About Penny Auctions

Penny auction sites are a form of auction where users pay to participate by purchasing bid packages. The winner of each penny auction is the past bidder to place a bid when the timer runs out. The catch is that– …
Learn About Penny Auctions

NEW FROM THE PENNY AUCTION BLOG

DealDash is Auctioning a Car Tomorrow?

We're not kidding, and neither is DealDash! Our friends at DealDash are celebrating 10 years and needless to say, they are doing it in style. We've seen a lot of high-ticket penny auctions over the years [...]

You Have to See What DealDash is Auctioning this Week

Happy 10th Birthday DealDash! DealDash is celebrating 10 years of penny auctions this week. What that means for us bidders is this- penny auctions that we've never seen before, period. This includes a jukebox, sauna, [...]

The 2019 Online Auction List is Here

2018 has been an interesting year for online auction bidders! As we look for more entertaining ways to shop online, online auctions are thriving! Check out our comprehensive list of 2019 Top Online Auction Websites!

Bidwasatch – A New Penny Auction Website

It's been a while since we came upon a new penny auction website so it's our pleasure to announce the new kid on the block, Bidwasatch! For this, we were able to do a short interview [...]

100 Free Bids on DealDash

Hello penny auction bidders! Time for a quick Friday update from the penny auction World! We just found out about a great new offer from our friends at DealDash. If you don't know, DD is [...]

What DealDash Offers, and the Others Do Not

DealDash is by all measurements the largest penny auction website we know of. As a result, the offer a higher volume of daily auctions than the others as well. While most penny auctions offer features/promotions [...]

Interview with New Penny Auction Primabids : Now Offering Firearms Auctions

At BPAS, we haven't seen a new penny auction enter the space in a while. After the downfall of Beezid, BidCactus, Zbiddy, and others, it seems like there is plenty of space! We had the [...]

PENNY AUCTION COMPARISON GUIDE

WebsiteEditor's RatingTypeBest Features
Review Coming SoonE-commerceHuge online marketplace, many perks with prime membership including 2-day free shipping
Go To Amazon
@amazon
Read ReviewPenny AuctionMany auctions available from TV's to home appliances, featuring beginner auctions, free shipping, good reputation.
Go To DealDash
@dealdash
Read ReviewFree AuctionLargest marketplace to find online auctions, with many categories, offers buy it now and promotions
Go To eBay
@ebay
Read ReviewFree Auction,
E-commerce
Offers products across all categories, similar to eBay, less expensive for sellers so slightly lower prices.
Go To Bonanza
@bonanza
Read ReviewPaid AuctionGold auctions free bids with seat auctions starting at $1,  “Take My Profits” option to cash out.
Go To Gold IQ
@goldiq
Read ReviewFree AuctionMany auctions are available in all categories, unique product offering.

Go To eBid.com

@ebid
Read ReviewFree Auction,
E-commerce
Offers vacation & travel auctions, excellent Deal of the Day section with unique buy it now offers.
Go To uBid.com
@ubid
Read ReviewFree AuctionSteal of the Day section, various categories with authentic police seized, stolen, abandoned and surplus goods.
Go To PropertyRoom
@propertyroom
Read ReviewPenny AuctionSpecial events to win extra bids, prizes, or other incentives, shipping is free, refer-a-friend program to earn free bids.
Go To OrangeBidz
@orangebidz
Read ReviewPenny Auction, 
E-commerce
Free shipping on almost everything, auctions available in many categories laptops and tablets to purses and jewelry.
Go To Quibids
@quibids
Read ReviewFree Auction,
E-commerce
Various product categories from jewelry to electronics featuring high paced auctions, with Buy It Now options.
Go To TopHatter
@tophatter
Read ReviewPenny Auction, 
E-commerce
Primabids store where you can buy it now, winners can re-sell products which they’ve won, gift cards, games, and many other products.
Go To PrimaBids
@primabids
Read ReviewPenny AuctionBeginner Auctions, buy it auctions, offers auctions in many categories and discounts for new bidders.
Go To WellBid
@wellbid
Read ReviewFree AuctionOffers government Auction information for thousands of yearly government auctions, bank foreclosure, car, truck, and other automobile auctions
Go To PoliceAuctions
@policeauctions

PENNY AUCTION FAQs

Penny Auctions

Where do I find the time when the auction is actually ending?

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This is a great question. Like many other traditional auctions, a penny auction does not an official end time. Rather, the first time that the clock approaches 0:00 is actually technically called the beginning.

Each time a bid is placed, more time is added to the clock. So, as long as there are still active bidders, the penny auction will not end.

Can a penny auction last forever?

It probably can, but never does. Some penny auctions end very quickly and others can last for hours. Part of the ‘game’ is having a strategy to identify how many other bidders there are, how serious they are, etc.

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Are penny auctions scams?

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The question about whether or not penny auctions are scams is one of the most commonly asked questions about penny auctions that we’ve ever heard. In our opinion, penny auctions are NOT spams, just by being penny auctions. That is, some may be scams but the auction format is clear and fair and participation is always optional.

We are confident that the longest-running penny auctions operate honorably and are also confident that there have, over the years, been several penny auction websites that were scams.

As a whole, we do not feel that penny auctions are scams.

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Where do penny auctions get their merchandise from?

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Penny auctions typically get their merchandise from the same places that most other retailers do. Penny auctions are able to sell merchandise at lower prices because they make their money on bid sales.

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How do penny auctions make money?

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Penny auctions make their money by selling bid and bid packages. While they lose money on each auction, a successful penny auction makes it back plus some on the bid packages sales.

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How to win penny auctions?

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Winning penny auctions takes a bit of strategy.

As a new bidder it’s really important to do some homework before jumping into penny actions and having a bad experience. Some quick penny auction tips to consider as a new bidder:

  • Bid conservatively until you have some experience
  • Bid on small penny auction items, even though the iPads and flat-screen TVs are appealing
  • Take advantage of beginner auctions like Quibids and HappyBidDay offer

We strongly encourage all penny auction bidders to first research each penny auction website and then consider some of the different penny auctions strategies which we’ve outlined. This will help increase your chances of winning penny auctions.

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How do penny auctions work?

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Understanding how penny auctions work is pretty simple.

Penny auctions are an online auction format where users have to pay to participate in auctions. This typically means that penny auction participants need to purchase ‘bid packages’, each of which contains several bids which can be placed on auctions. In general, these are non-refundable, although there are exceptions.

In penny auctions, a timer counts down and the auction ends when it gets to 0:00. The catch is that as the auction nears the end, each bid placed adds a small amount of time to the auction timer. This gives other penny auction bidders the chance to also bid on the auction.

The winner of a penny auction is typically the last bidder. This is the short verion but you can learn more about 1-cent auctions and how they how in our penny auction blog.

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We’ve recently began to compile a list of notable penny auction websites which have come and gone over the years.