The rumor has it that all auction websites are penny auction websites and these sites are “scams.” Well not all sites are created equal and one, QuiBids, is not a scam. Let’s squash all rumors that QuiBids is a scam and share a true story and positive reviews about this entertainment retail auction website.
First and foremost, QuiBids is not a penny auction site. It’s unique and different, as they’ve created an exclusive internet auction model unique to their site and have been labeled as an entertainment retail auction website since February of 2011. Although it’s always been recommended and instructed for interested individuals and current members to read their policies and visit all of their informational pages from QuiBids 101 — which gives tips and strategies on how to use the site and bid on the featured live auctions — to QuiBids FAQ — which lists the most common beginner mistakes made on their site — there have been some misunderstandings from some individuals who didn’t win his or her auction.
This caused some frustration among their users, but QuiBids was determined to look into it further because they only want happy bidders. Following up with the complaints addressed to the Better Business Bureau and after a thorough investigation of their site, it was concluded that nearly all of the “QuiBids scam” disputes resulted from misunderstandings concerning the website’s “bid to buy” policies, and could have been avoided if the bidders had read and understood the site’s design and policies.
According to the BBB, QuiBids users should keep in mind that the times that were reported by the site during an auction and “real time” may not match, especially at the close of an auction. This is not a QuiBids scam, but simply a functionality of computer software that may create apparent delays in processing information on the internet.
Aside from their BBB investigation, QuiBids also completed an internal controls audit with Grant Thornton, a well-respected accounting and professional services firm. They reported that QuiBids maintains effective controls providing reasonable assurance that bids are placed by bona fide users.
But wait, there’s more! In addition to all the efforts in assuring their customers that QuiBids is not a scam they’ve made some terrific improvements and additions to their website.
They have been promoting their QuiBidder of the Week, where members have the opportunity to submit and share their story to other members. They’ve had quite a few QuiBidders of the Week who have shared their real life success story and live auction winnings! They’re famous on the QuiBids blog and the QuiBids Facebook page and have also scored some free bids.
There you have it! QuiBids continues to make a consistent effort to displace any rumors of QuiBids being a scam and continues to improve their website, its deals, featured auctions, and auction model to create an environment that is fun, exciting, and full of wins!