Review – Is Bigdeal.com a Scam?
The Bigdeal.com review shows that this is a
website that uses the penny auction model. The penny auction model is not like the traditional auction model.
With the penny auction model you buy bids or tokens before you ever bid. There are deals to be had at penny
auctions but for deals on bigger ticket items you would have better luck with Auctionresource.org.
The bids are purchased at a rate of seventy five
cents for each bid. Bid packs are sold in packs of twenty to one thousand. This website offers a unique option.
At most penny auction websites once you pay for the bids you lose the money that you spend on the bids are given
back in loyalty rewards which you can use to purchase items outright.
This is a great feature because unlike other penny
auction sites you do not lose your money if you lose at auction.
Overall the site is well laid out and easy to
navigate. The registration is free and it is easy to register. You do need a valid email address and credit or
debit card to validate your identity.
The FAQ page was actually quite informative. There
were all different types of questions that were addressed on this page which made it easier to understand how to
use the website.
The Bigdeal.com review shows that the contact
information provided was a physical address but no phone number the only contact method was to fill out a web
form and submit it. I did not like this. I like to be able to pick up the phone and call and speak to someone if
I have a question or a problem.
On Yahoo Answers in response to the question “is
this site a scam?” another writer wrote the following “There is no possible way to get a "big deal" because
ridiculously obvious BOTS will always outbid you until you reach a price that isn't much of a bigdeal.com at
all. I do see users getting good deals but they are the bots. Just watch, the real people bid at the last second, the bots bid
immediately as soon as they are outbid. No person would bid that quick, it only makes sense to wait until the
last second to bid because BIDS COST 75 CENTS.”
Not a very good review. Another author on Yahoo
Answers left the following “It has a couple of twists to make it appear more legit, such as applying the money
you've lost bidding towards paying full price for the item, or buying a discount on a gift card. In both cases,
you are giving them even more money, and paying full face value for something that has a markup (profit to
When using this site keep in mind that it is a
penny auction site, they are all very competitive and it can be hard to win any items including bid packs. Set a
limit for yourself and go and have some fun!
Subscription Price: $0
Number of Items: Hundreds
Overall, the Bigdeal review shows that this is a
viable site and is not a scam, however not as popular as Auctionresource.org.