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i am surprised to hear you think it’s a scam. i recently won $1000 shopping spree at buyz.com. i use bidz all the time to buy and resell jewelry. you just have to know what to buy and what you can resell it for on ebay or something. i make some pretty good money off of this. maybe i am the one scamming. either way bidz.com are good people.
I have to agree with josiec0. Being in Canada I was concerned and decided to go and get my ring I won appraised.
I approached a jeweler in Toronto and he just looked at it and told me it was junk, as he had already asked me if I bought it offline? I felt rather intimidated by him as he lectured me about online buying, such as ebay and online stores, and that it makes good reputable jewelers look bad. So he told me it wasn’t real at all and that there was no stamp in the ring showing anything at all that it was 14k gold.
I decided to go to another jeweler who I told this ring was a gift.
A certified gemologist appraised it.
I had paid $230 usd and about 40 for the custom fees and extra taxes.
It was appraised for $1700.00 and he showed me that the stamp was indeed on the inside but hard to see as they purposely put it that way to keep the settings looking nice.
This second jeweler is very well known, and has worked in the business for over 20 years.
So I think that many of the jewelers are trying to discourage people as that way we buy from them, and not from online! Why do I agree with Josie? Because you have to look at the description and know your 4 c’s or else you won’t get what you expect. Might I also mention that the compare price isn’t an estimate of the true value but is a estimate of comparison online from people selling similar items. Either way, I got a markup price and I’m happy with my results. ShadowsnTiggersMomma
I just bought from there as well got alot of stuff on the way I plain to resell on ebay some say its a scam some say its not all I know is for sure I need to get the stuff appraised now the only thing i am really concenred about is a necklace supposibly valued at 7399 u.s. that I charged 645 for
I have bought many items from Bidz and have loved most of them. As it is left in our hands to figure if this digital image is what I would like- we must do our homework…
I have bought and sold alot of their items and we love the majority of things recieved- All peices have been shipped quickly and always arrive looking good. We will continue to use Bidz-with or without you…
I hope that this is not a scam because I just spent a lot of money there for christmas. The things look so nice and they say that they are real, so I hope they are.
I have bought many items from bidz.com is good people. People need to read and know what you want. If you buy junk, you will get junk. Bidz.com always shipped their items on time and I have never lost any item yet. Knock on wood.
I usually buy on ‘Bidz’, ‘Buyz,’s sister site but have found both to be excellent with wonderful items at great prices. I WOULD GIVE ANYTHING TO GET ANY SIZE GIFT CERTIFICATE OR COUPON FROM EITHER SITE. My husband is having a ‘hissy’ over my spending there. It’s such fun.
Their customer dept. and 24 hr. ‘live chat’ are none better anywhere.
I’m learning about name brands and getting true deals.
OK it’s time for this first time Bidz sucker to detail my first and last experience.
I purchased two watches; two rings; bracelet; earrings; necklace; and a pendant.
- the one was advertised a women’s watch with numerous crystals around the face but turned out to be a man’s watch
- I would say by the condition of the box that it was from a going out of business sale - retail $1500, paid $162
- the other watch was as described but I doubt the “retail” price listed
Note to Canadian buyers:
- if you take a risk and buy more than one item over a 48 hours period I would wait to pay for everything at one time as they ship by Fedex and the costs are much higher than the US Postal Service
- also remember the PST & GST (federal & provinical taxes) - there is also duty charges - good thing Fedex takes cheques as you probably won’t have the cash to pay the extra, unexpected cost
- I wished I had checked out this business before I go caught up in the frenzy of the bidding
- the gold in the rings is very thin; nothing like the photos; even with a magnifying glass I could not seen a resememblence to the photos on their website - do not be taken in by the “zoom” feature on their site as it is magnifying the items 1000 times
- I was taken in by a heart shaped “ruby” ring - but when I went back and looked at the description the actual wording was “created ruby” - fancy word for “FAKE” - the stone was also loose
- one ring was retailed at $1219 which I bought for $266
- the other ring was retail $220 which I bought for $50
- it looked like the photo but a very small version” and very flimsy
- the pendant I never received
I did not bother contacting the company based on online reviews I looked at – this would just be a waste of time. The flash of a camera makes the items with the diamond chips look 1000x nicer. What ever you do don’t pay extra for jewellery boxes, appraisal certificates and sizing – I doubt very much the two rings that I paid $25 extra each were sized – I bid on Sat and received the purchase in Canada two days later????
I took the jewellery to my local jeweller and he just laughed at my foolishness and said he hoped I had fun bidding. The rings are not worth being appraised as they are just junk. I can’t believe this is a public traded business. But then again maybe I should spend my money on buying their stocks because they are making a fortune on “suckers”. I recently bought two costume jewellery rings for $15 each at a department store that are hard to tell they are not real – far from the poor quality rings I purchased from Bidz.
I also found it interesting that after I bid on an item that did not reach a “reserve bid” – I received an email offering the item at the “reserved bid” price usually a few dollars more than my last bid – the email encourages the bidder to be the first before the other bidders bought it.
Also found it interesting that a few of the items I bid on and won the auction appeared a few hours later for sale – which makes me thing they have the items in several sizes and offering to resize the ring for $25 is a rip off.
Bottom line - if it’s too good to be true it probably is. I don’t believe that there are real bidders for the higher price items - diamond engagements rings listed at several thousands of dollars - in fact I think employees of Bidz are involved in the last 15 second bidding to create a “bidding frenzy”. I think this company is making their money on “first time suckers”.
I will also be providing this information to every online complaints website
I recently bought three rings on bidz and two of the rings were as described the third ring had a diamond removed so I sent it back and got all my money refunded to me including shipping. I had the two other rings appraised and the gemologist said they were fine real diamond and 14kt. I also purchased a pair of diamond earring and I had them appraised and gemologist said they were what I bidz said they were. Just in case you were wondering where I had them appraised, I took them to a corporate pawn shop. I never told them that I bought them online I just said I wanted to pawn the items.
Guys (bidz.com agents), you are funny. It is a RIP OFF. See this web. http://www.complaintsboard.com/compla…
or better, try calling customer service and tell them that you bought something and you would like to return it.
i recently bid for a ring at bidz no one else had bid until the last few minutes and then the bidding price went up by hundreds of dollars i agree with phi_7 they have employees bidding to raise the price and if you take notice it’S the same user names most of the time that are bidding and they will be bidding on 5 or 6 items at a time i have been watching for the last 4 days and the same thing is happening over and over hmmm i smell a rat
I live in Australia and have bought many items from Bidz.com. I have always been happy with the items and shipping was only 2-3 weeks. All of my items have been genuine, in fact one ring had much larger stones in it than it looked in the photo. I will remain a happy customer of Bidz.com.
Hello im johnny from newjersey And i must say that some of the items on bidz are very nice while others are not just be smart if it looks to good two be true then most of the time it ate the chouce is yours
I’ve bid, bought and received MANY items from BIDZ.COM and have been COMPLETEY satisfied!! As a matter of fact what enticed me to write was that I received more items today. Give it a try & THEN comment…plus I live in Alberta, Canada.
i bought a few diamond jewelries at bidz a couple of years ago. in my experience- you really have to know the diamond’s quality as the pictures shown on the ad are much better.
the description of what i was purchasing is true but the picture is not. to add to the confusion, they have similar items so say i was eyeing for a very good quality ring, there is also much less quality diamonds but setting is exactly the same as the very good quality ring. metal value can also differ - i.e. 18k down to 10k
also - look at the weight of the jewelry you are buying. it can be very flimsy. you have to have an idea of the weight of a solid jewelry that you may be expecting.
they do have the very good quality ones but it isn’t cheap. this is where the minimum bid comes into play which they should be upfront rather than it keeps you thinking there is a good chance of having a quality jewelry only to find out that at the last few minutes, the bidding is going up so fast.
i have stopped purchasing as it is addictive thinkjng that i am saving a lot. if you are still interested with bidz, just take your time as the challenge of returning if accepted by bidz can take awhile.
i’d say - their marketing is very good as the designs of the jewelry are patterned with the expensive ones but the stones and jewelry is below average unless you are buying a brand name. i think this is where buyers think that there is cheating. it is the over-stretching of the actual value of the jewelry with what the pics makes you to believe.
lastly - they have quite a few enhanced diamonds on their site as well and this is another topic as to what is the price difference between an enhanced one as oppose to the untouched ones.
4Cs is a starting point but there is more to it and unfortunately, that is a challenge purchasing based on pics as oppose to seeing and holding the item itself.
hope this helps
im from australia and i am still waiting for my packages to arrive from bidz and modnique and it has been now been 3 weeks. im getting abit worried that its not going to arrive. i have ordered from overseas before and has never taken this long.
I firstly want to point out I live in Scotland so I’m not employed by or associated with bidz.com.
I wouldn’t worry about 3 weeks I purchased a ring 11th November 2010 and started to get worried as it was taking a long time. I contacted Bidz and was told it depends on customs, a week ago it arrived. On 28th November 2010 I bought 3 rings and a necklace, they all arrived yesterday 9th December 2010 (remember I’m in Scotland). I am very happy with the items. I bought some items last year at this time and it took around 4 weeks to arrive. I had to go to the post office to collect a couple of rings as I had to pay custom charges.
My personal experience of Bidz.com has been fine. To be honest I have had one querie regarding the necklace I have just bought. The discription is genuine diamond and ruby but it came in a presentaion box which says on the card lab created birthstone.
I’ve enquired into this by email.
I will certainly buy more.
Could anybody please tell me the custom fee for Canadian buyers for items that are a total value of $200.00.? So it’s GST & PST + duty fee right? Please explain this to me. I am from Toronto/Scarborough.Thank you
Bidz.com is a rip off on my so called sterling silver 925 rings. i took them to a jewler because they looked like plastic they said they were only plated.he said they were so heavily plated because they are probably only brass or copper underneath. not what bidz told me. i would have never bought them if i saw them first!to send them back they would have charged me 20% restocking fee ,only if all packaging was there, and not refund shipping&handling. buyer beware.
**** you all hahaha
dum ******* humans all die
Through whois information you can know that site is scam or not.
If you need check the whois info at http://www.whoisxy.com/ .
look if you’re reading this all the people beneath me are bidz agents and that site is a hugeeeeeeeeeeee! scam!
YOOOO I bought a diamond ring for 200 ******* bucks off of thaat site and the motherfuckers ripped me off.
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