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Old 04-02-2010, 10:29 AM
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I've just seen this website advertised on TV http://uk.madbid.com/ and there has got to be a catch somewhere.
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:39 AM
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You pay to bid?
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Old 04-02-2010, 7:51 PM
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From FAQ on Madbid
2.4 What is the cost for placing a bid?

The cost of submitting a bid depends on whether you are using text message or a MadBid Account. Sending a text message costs £1.5 + any operator surcharges. To submit a bid through a MadBid Account costs between £1.3 and £0.75, depending on the package.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. ~Aesop
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Old 04-02-2010, 9:00 PM
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Ah, mad bid......
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Old 04-02-2010, 9:04 PM
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first few posts in this thread explains how the only real winner is Madbid

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/...ghlight=madbid
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Old 04-02-2010, 9:13 PM
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they almost had me once. they used to (or maybe still do) offer 5 free bids when you sign up. upon doing this and using some of my free bids, whilst watching what i was bidding on i noticed as it went down to like, 3 seconds, it went back up to something like 2 minutes!
they are a complete scam and should be banned. i cant imagine ANYONE has EVER won anything on this site. if you have, please show yourself and ill take it back! but i doubt it
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Old 05-02-2010, 2:38 AM
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You have to be mad to use madbid
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