Online penny auction websites have become very common on the Internet in the past few years and we've had a lot of people ask us about these sites and whether they are reputable, and if we are like them. We think it's important for you to know the differences between uBid.com and penny auction sites, because ours is a completely different business model. First and most important, uBid.com never charges for bids! Unlike penny auction sites, you are welcome to bid at uBid.com absolutely free of charge. uBid does not require the purchase of bid or bid packs in order to start bidding like they do on penny auction sites. Those sites require you to pay for bids up front, require you to use those bids in their auctions, AND, if you spend all your bids and don't win their auction, you lose the money you spent on those bids.
Not at uBid.com - with us, if and when you win the auction, you pay for your winnings - if you bid and do not win the auction, you lose nothing! In fact, we don't even require you to provide credit card information until you've won an auction (unless it's your first time at uBid.com and you are bidding over a certain dollar amount, which is a mutual safeguard policy)!
At uBid.com, you are welcome to bid on as many products as you like, and you are never charged unless you are the top bidder at the close of the auction. Most of our auctions start at only $1, and we also offer a "uBuy it Now" option on many of the products listed on the website, in case you would like to avoid bidding and take advantage of a deal quickly.
For additional questions about uBid.com bidding policies and other questions about the site, the uBid Customer Care team is available to help! uBid.com offers a live chat from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. CST, email correspondence through our online help form and a Customer Care Phone Support between 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CST.
At uBid we care about your overall experience on our site - if you have any questions or comments for us please reach out - we'd love to hear from you!
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