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I WAS ROBBED, SCAMMED. . . Z BIDDY and other dubious stuff

Updated on February 27, 2013

I consider myself a cautious, skeptical and informed consumer, but when I saw a beautiful red blender on a pop up thingie I went for it. I was all in. First I had to give my credit card info before I could bid, but much to my humiliation when I clicked ‘submit’ I was advised that I had insufficient credit. Shamed, I jumped off the site immediately and probably said some pretty foul stuff.

Today I received my credit card statement and it said:

Jan 29 Z Biddy, $99.00

So, I called Z Biddy and after a 25- minute wait I asked, “what’s up with THAT?” I was then advised that those were the points I purchased

Huh? I explained I had no idea what they were talking about and you know how the rest of it went. This guy from India insisted I’d ordered some package of credits and I ended up screaming into the phone and called him un- American, then I called my bank, blah, blah, and talked to some guy from Indonesia and I still have to contact LifeLock. Maybe I will end up spending $99.00 for something I did not order and do not want. I mean who orders stuff from a company that rejects their credit? Yes, I asked them that exact questions and got no answer.

Then there was the AH BRA. Honestly I watched that commercial a dozen times. All those busty women smiling so happily in the AH BRAS and just sighing away, AH, AH AH. Never stretches it says, fits everyone, no binding, never loses its bounce when washed even a million times, no riding up or nuttin like that. To get one, you had to order three. Should that have been my first clue? What a joke. Ah Bra failure is all I can say. Saggy old thing, barely does what it’s supposed to do, well, I’ve got some stuff here that needs some support. That’s all I’m sayin.

Then, (and this is pathetic,) I bought what looked to be a darling, quality, LED lantern for emergency lighting and the add said ‘buy one get one free.’ It looks on TV to be an old- fashioned oil lantern and it looks nicely made. When I went to order it, the ‘ buy one get one free’ thing had disappeared. So I just ordered one and paid a hefty shipping fee. Shortly after this rattling, junky thing arrived I saw one for less money at Walmart AND NOW they are advertising this lantern for $7.00 less than I paid for mine.

I don’t know why I don’t learn my lesson. The Internet is a fabulous resource for checking on frauds. Just google in ZBIDDY fraud and oh my goodness, things is- a -poppin up all over. Two seconds and I could have saved myself $99.00.

I’ve fallen for other scams equally embarrassing, but this is all so painful I can’t go on.



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    • mslizzee profile image

      elizabeth 4 years ago from Buncombe County, NC

      Thank you Old Pool, Poetvix,tlp, froggie and Pop. I feel a little less like a giant fool after reading your kind words.

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      breakfastpop 4 years ago

      Beware, that line., "but wait, get another blender free, just pay shipping and handling" translates to, "get 2 cheap blenders for $ 19.95 but shipping is $100.00."

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      The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Google is a remarkable tool. You learned a hard lesson but learn ya did.

      The Frog

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      Tammy 4 years ago from USA

      I once fell for what was suppose to be a brand new phone on ebay. Come to find out, they were used phones from a name brand company that was re-selling them as used. I did manage to get my money back, but it cured me from buying anything electronic on ebay. Thanks for sharing this. I will be sure not to buy from them.

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      poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      You're not alone! I fell for what I thought was the coolest paint roller ever made. I paid way too much for it and waited longer than promised to get it. I was so excited when it arrived...For about three minutes... Until, while painting the ceiling, the cap came off and I had a face full of paint! Further, the darn Snuggy... almost killed me! If you want to hurt someone, send them an over-sized Snuggy and watch them trip every time they take a step.

      This is a great article. I love the honesty and it's nice to know I'm not the only one!

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      Old Poolman 4 years ago

      Ahh, the good old Penny Auction scam. Many don't realize that everyone bidding loses their money if the don't win the auction. They also use shills and computers bidding to keep raising the bid price and extending the remaining time in the auction. If one does the math, the auction owner often collects as much as $3,000 for a $30 item. Now is that sweet or not?

      Considering the cost of running TV commercials, the seller of the lanterns, garden hoses, leak stop stuff, and other junk, must sell a huge amount and make a great profit in doing so. The high shipping costs also put money in their pockets.

      I have been tempted many times, but fortunately have never bit on the delicious looking bait. We are far better off just going to a local store where we can actually see and touch the item before we purchase.