We ALMOST buy a ring today.

@laurika (4536)
United States
October 25, 2007 7:36pm CST
So today when my man come from work today I show him one very cool website where you can bid on things.He have seen this nice ring for him, from gold and in the middle it has onyx.It was really nice and original price is 650$.So he started bit on it and win the bids on 49$.I knw it will be some catch there, becuase nobody is gonna sell you ring for 49$ when the value is much higher.Ok so we look on the site how to pay it and there was a number to call.So he call and the person on the other site tell him, the ring is not longer avaliable since the price was too low.You should see him how disapointed he was.I was really sorry for him, becuase all it sounds like a big scam, or don't know what to think about the site.Do you have similar experience?
6 responses
@goodsign (2287)
• Malaysia
26 Oct 07
oh sorry to hear your doleful story, Laurika. Previously I had tried one, bidding for an antique bicycle where 3 riders with 3 separate seats/pedals on one bicycle. But I didn't won that bidding session. My husband really sad for that. But for ring or accessories so far I never put a try in e-bidding. Because in Malaysia, many Malaysian will get a quality with reasonable price in Kelantan State. Mostly every village in Kelantan State, this activity categorized under cottage industry. Where village people make rings, pendant, etc. at their home and they are skilled goldsmith. And their product's design and quality better than in Kuala Lumpur. Thanks, Laurika.
@laurika (4536)
• United States
26 Oct 07
Yeahhh bicycle with 3 riders?that is cool.It is a shame you didn't win it.I would come to Malaysia to ride on it.lol
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@goodsign (2287)
• Malaysia
26 Oct 07
Yes, sure..you will the first Iin my list, I must call for a free ride..LOL!!!!
@laurika (4536)
• United States
27 Oct 07
Oh cool, thank you my friend.
@Dolcerina (3378)
• Hungary
26 Oct 07
If he won the bid, he must receive the ring. If not he has to report it the website, and that user will be deleted from the page. There is a law about bidding. He must receive that ring for the price he won.
@laurika (4536)
• United States
27 Oct 07
Well we call there and I think owner of the website pick up and tell him the ring in not available.
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@Dolcerina (3378)
• Hungary
27 Oct 07
I doubt that he called the owner of the website. I think he called a signed user of the website.
@andyliuzn (1029)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Oct 07
Hi Laurika, Sorry to hear that kind of bad website. I don't have such experience. Actuall, when we bid for something in the website in China, there would be a base price, which might be the breakeven price for the supplier, but much lower than the market price, so if someone bid for the lowest price, it would be still profitable for the seller... Andy
@laurika (4536)
• United States
27 Oct 07
Yeah I mean why don't they put there a min of the price the want for it and then starting to bid on it.It was so silly.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
26 Oct 07
I do not even visit sites that I am not sure I can trust. If you want to know whether or not a site is any good go to the Better Business Bureau online. It is good that he did not give them any money.
@laurika (4536)
• United States
26 Oct 07
Thank you Rozie.the site, where I tried to buy the ring is new for me and I thought it is cool, bucase they have really nice jeweleries.But I go there no more.
@drannhh (15237)
• United States
26 Oct 07
I was wondering if that was one of those minute auctions on Bidz.com or where else and if anyone here ever bid on that site and got any good bargain. It seems rather interesting, but I've gotten around to spending much time there. I like semi precious stones in plain settings and do enjoy getting a new ring or earrings once in a while. Mostly I buy from jewelry exchange pawnshop type places that they have in the resort town where we live. I like to buy gold jewelry for the bullion weight rather than paying for designs. Earrings are best because when I am not wearing them, my stuffed animals do. It seems like such a waste if they were just lying hidden in a drawer.
@laurika (4536)
• United States
26 Oct 07
Yeah it was this site.i was reading terms if it says something about some minimum you have to pay for stuff or something, but I found nothing.Is it possible to buy there something for great price?I have same question.Maybe someoen would answer it.
@williamjisir (22884)
• China
26 Oct 07
I think that maybe it is a scam since it doesn't count. I mean, since your hubby had won the bid on $49 for the ring and they didn't offer it. Anyway, there is no need to be disappointed about such thing, just be happy that you were not cheated by it.