Powerhousebids.com cheated then ignored me
Many people think Penny Auctions are all a scam. I've dealt with many, and have had no problem to date with any except Powerhousebids.com. They seemed OK at first but then began shutting down for either work or technical problems. One day when they just started back up, I noticed timers weren't running smoothly but they kept on running auctions all day, with very little time in between. Just after my 3rd win they shut down again, no explanation, notice just said all wins/bids would be back in accounts within 24 hours. Nothing changed on my account for about 2 weeks, it still showed I had won the 3 auctions and no bids were returned. Then suddenly they refunded s/h fees on 2 of the auctions( a PS3 and $250 Visa card). The 3rd was for a bidpack of 100 bids that was not refunded. There was no explanation of any kind. I kind of assumed this meant they weren't honoring the auctions, claiming technical failure or something. Now that I think of it they really did owe me some information. No bids returned to my account either. I wrote...and wrote...and wrote...Even chat ignored me, said they were too busy , write a note. Which of course they didn't answer. Being cheated is bad enough, but being ignored is the icing on the cake. I gave them more than enough chances to make it right before I said anything on other sites. I thought maybe I made them mad when I mentioned that I suspected they were using shills and bots. But they ignored several letters before that. The owner wants to get more traffic to his site. You'd think he would realize mistreating your existing customers isn't going to help accomplish that. Guess he doesn't think he's cheated enough people yet. When they shut down the notice said wins/bids would be returned to accounts within 24 hours. They waited about 2 weeks to take back 2 of my 3 wins, never honored or returned fees paid on the 3rd, and never returned the bids I had used on the wins I didn't get. When you screw someone over that bad, aren't you supposed to at least kiss them first? LOL This guy isn't even man enough to respond. There are plenty of legitimate Penny Auctions out there. Read, study, learn the ropes before you jump in. But don't give any of your hard earned money to Powerhousebids.com
Bella Vista, Arkansas
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