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Old 07-13-2011, 09:45 AM   #26
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:45 AM   #27
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:47 AM   #28
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:54 AM   #29
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Think of this another way. Purposely let this dude win the car. Let's say it costs 35k to make that happen. Now EVERY mental patient will believe that they too can do this. The company just spent 35k on very clever advertising. This is a fraction of what normal advertisements cost and this one will be a hell of a lot more effective. Greed is a powerful motivator.
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:17 AM   #30
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:32 AM   #31
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:47 AM   #32
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:55 AM   #33
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Uh...technically speaking, he paid $300 for the car. He won the bid at $5, but he paid $.60/bid for 500 bids. That equals $300. Still a damn good deal, but a little deceptive!
He wasnt all 500 of the bids. Why would you go an outbid yourself?
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:20 AM   #34
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Old 07-13-2011, 12:34 PM   #35
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Old 07-13-2011, 12:46 PM   #36
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this site bids go up by .02 each bid, so $5.28 =264 bids @ .60 per =`$158.40 to the site.
yeah they took a bath on this auction, but if they put up a $100 gift card and it sells for the same price, they've made 58.40. it all balances out and the site makes lots of money.
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Old 07-13-2011, 12:49 PM   #37
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spent 50 bux on beezid trying to win a playstation3 3 different times and i watched them slip away in a seconds time for under 10 bux. everytime i got close to winning the computer seemed to skip 1 second and id lose. ive seen some of the beezids close high and with all the bidders bidding at 60 cents a bid they made $3k on 1 PS3. great for them but not me.
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Old 07-13-2011, 12:49 PM   #38
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Doesn't add up. Unless he was in a bidding war against only one other person and that person got cold feet after a couple hundred dollars. When something is too good to be true...
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:02 PM   #40
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Doesn't add up. Unless he was in a bidding war against only one other person and that person got cold feet after a couple hundred dollars. When something is too good to be true...
Like all other penny auctions sites, this "winner" will be found to be connected to the web site in some way or fashion.......
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:04 PM   #41
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Like all other penny auctions sites, this "winner" will be found to be connected to the web site in some way or fashion.......
Yea, we dont know how many bids there were.
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:32 PM   #42
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Doesn't add up. Unless he was in a bidding war against only one other person and that person got cold feet after a couple hundred dollars. When something is too good to be true...
well, it was the websites first auction.

so chances are, he could have been the only person bidding


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Old 07-13-2011, 01:38 PM   #43
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I'm pretty sure he still has to pay tax on the purchase of the car at market value.
Still, he practically stole this car. To be a fly on the wall when he found out he won...
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:49 PM   #44
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Its called a 'penny auction" but you don't actually bid with penny's its most likely a dollar for every "penny" bid you receive but none the less his sill got a steal

Quikbids.com is another sight like this for electronics
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:53 PM   #45
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If I bought a Camaro for $5.28 I know I would be a lot more excited!! But congrats to the winner.

Ok, were did I put my change from the snack machine today? Going to get a second car

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Old 07-13-2011, 03:19 PM   #46
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BOOO to these types of auctions and websites. there was no guarantee he would ever win this car from the moment he started wasting bids and dollars on the process to potentially own it.

i foolishly tried swoopo.com (the same type of process, now has been shut down) once and bought the minimum bids. it was such a joke and severely wastes your time. some auctions for even the stupidest items (a $20 gift certificate to lowe's) go on and on for days at a time. you can't sit around all the time and watch, and for an item like a camaro, you could potentially spends weeks and thousands of dollars placing bids all while hoping the guy you're competing with gets up and takes a bathroom break and doesn't get back in time to rebid.

it's a terrible process. you bid, someone else bids. just when you think that person gets tired of bidding (and they might), someone else jumps in and starts bidding. you can jump in 6 weeks after the item has been listed and never have spent a penny on a bid and start the bidding process. or you could have been the idiot that started bidding on the first day. no one knows how long the bidding will go on and no one knows how many people will see the item and decide to join in on the bidding.

$5 a camaro? freakin' ha! this is seriously the same odds as winning the lottery, only a ticket here costs a shitload more than $2. i would consider his result lucky, as with most people on those types of sites. but be warned, try it and i guarantee it will eat your soul before you win anything!
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Old 07-13-2011, 04:20 PM   #47
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BOOO to these types of auctions and websites. there was no guarantee he would ever win this car from the moment he started wasting bids and dollars on the process to potentially own it.

i foolishly tried swoopo.com (the same type of process, now has been shut down) once and bought the minimum bids. it was such a joke and severely wastes your time. some auctions for even the stupidest items (a $20 gift certificate to lowe's) go on and on for days at a time. you can't sit around all the time and watch, and for an item like a camaro, you could potentially spends weeks and thousands of dollars placing bids all while hoping the guy you're competing with gets up and takes a bathroom break and doesn't get back in time to rebid.

it's a terrible process. you bid, someone else bids. just when you think that person gets tired of bidding (and they might), someone else jumps in and starts bidding. you can jump in 6 weeks after the item has been listed and never have spent a penny on a bid and start the bidding process. or you could have been the idiot that started bidding on the first day. no one knows how long the bidding will go on and no one knows how many people will see the item and decide to join in on the bidding.

$5 a camaro? freakin' ha! this is seriously the same odds as winning the lottery, only a ticket here costs a shitload more than $2. i would consider his result lucky, as with most people on those types of sites. but be warned, try it and i guarantee it will eat your soul before you win anything!
I can vouch for this. Tried one of their trial packages. Huge waste of time. How anyone wins anything on these sites I'll never know.
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Old 07-13-2011, 05:00 PM   #48
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Thats amazing. He may just be the luckiest guy in the world.
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:00 PM   #49
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I can vouch for this. Tried one of their trial packages. Huge waste of time. How anyone wins anything on these sites I'll never know.
By being up at all hours of the night. I'm sure when he finally won it was at 4am when everyone else finally gave up or ran out of money for more bids.
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You guys are picking this auction apart, but it's very clear that the auction was very quick. I would say an hour or two at most and when They start an auction for a car it's usually a very big thing, but this site is brand new and They do not have a lot of customers, so this was their way of jumping into the market and getting a shitload of visitors.

I just visited their site and it appears this stunt got them so much traffic it took the site down, they should have been better prepared, what a waste of advertising.
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