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#31 mistahkim

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 01:20 PM

View Postceogb, on 15 March 2012 - 10:15 AM, said:

View Postmistahkim, on 13 March 2012 - 11:09 PM, said:

I recently ran across this site last week.

Like some golfers out there, shelling out $400 for a driver isn't really happening for me.  So I'll admit  I was curious about this site.

Having checked out other auction sites like dealdash.com or quibids and won and received some items in the past,  I decided to check out this site.


After being a registered member for about 2 weeks, the site seems to still be its early stages.  even the webpage states that it's in its "beta" stage.

Although initially they had some unrealistic reserves for their penny auctions, it seems that they finally got it together and removed the reserves.


I recently won a few auctions listed below:

Titleist ProV1 balls for $14
Titleist Vokey SM4 Forged Wedge for $4.77

and most recently

Taylormade R11s driver for ONLY $12.02.


While these wins are great, I'm  honestly still am not sure if this site is %100 legit.  

BUT...the two main reasons I took the plunge was..

1. All transactions are completed through paypal and guaranteed by their buyer protection.  (Having been an ebayer for a over 10 years, I've come to put a lot trust in paypal's services.)

2.  Given the above fact...as this site is still in its fledgling stages I'm assuming there will be less registered users, thus an increase in probability of winning these auctions, unlike some quibids, which has become over saturated with users.


Since I just won these auctions I'm still waiting for the products to actually arrive.  So I guess i'll have no idea whether or not this thing is legitimate until I authenticate my new driver, balls, and wedge.  

I'll be sure to follow up with an update soon.  

Until then...  i'm sure checking out this site will be worth the harmless peek



I want to know what others think about this site.




Sent you a tracking # for 1 of your items but everything has shipped so you should be very happy in few days.



Thanks!    Got the tracking #.

I'll be lying if didn't say that I'm pretty excited.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 03:28 PM

This might be a stupid question, but with the drivers you have on there now, the Titleiest and Ping, the picture is RH, now, do we have the option for a LH club if we choose? Cause it doesn't specifically say which hand.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 05:06 PM

View Postjdubbs, on 15 March 2012 - 03:28 PM, said:

This might be a stupid question, but with the drivers you have on there now, the Titleiest and Ping, the picture is RH, now, do we have the option for a LH club if we choose? Cause it doesn't specifically say which hand.

THanks

The streaming announcement banner directly above the bids say that you can order any club to any standard manufacturer specification RH or LH.  I think the auction description itself says something about certain specifications may take longer to process though.

edit:

The LH is only if the manufacturer actually provides a LH version of it.

Edited by mistahkim, 15 March 2012 - 05:08 PM.


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Posted 15 March 2012 - 05:48 PM

ok gotcha,

thanks for the reply.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 06:35 PM

I wonder how Ping feels about this given their MAP pricing policy that they're so strict on..

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 06:52 PM

View Postbaseballfrk8998, on 15 March 2012 - 06:35 PM, said:

I wonder how Ping feels about this given their MAP pricing policy that they're so strict on..

It's possible they don't buy direct from Ping....
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:16 PM

View Postjabrch, on 15 March 2012 - 06:52 PM, said:

View Postbaseballfrk8998, on 15 March 2012 - 06:35 PM, said:

I wonder how Ping feels about this given their MAP pricing policy that they're so strict on..

It's possible they don't buy direct from Ping....

Oh.. I didn't think of that! Makes perfect sense.
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:00 PM

Ugh.  I already can't stay away from the BST.  I may do myself and my pocketbook a favor and stay away.  My addictive personality may not be able to take it!
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:09 PM

There are a lot of similar websites popping up. Some market just about anything you could think while others specialize; one I heard advertised on the radio specializes in expensive purses of all things. This site is golf's version. The business model is exactly the same.

For and on the record I don't opt to participate in these sites at all. I just don't like the marketing methods used. They all make it sound as if you are going to go to the site, pay a fraction of the actual cost of an item, be guaranteed to "win" it, and come away with the bargains of a lifetime. The reality is that for every one person who "wins", tens or hundreds of others lose. Quibids is already involved in a class action as a result.

So long as anyone going to these websites knows up front that odds are they will not "win", and therefore probably will not end up getting the item unless they pay the listed retail amount, then in my humble it is pretty harmless. Sort of like buying a lottery ticket in my view; you buy it thinking (perhaps hoping) that you will be the lucky one. But in the back of your mind you know you just wasted that buck.


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Definitely applies to websites such as this....
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:16 PM

sounds a little sketchy to me but who knows. I am interested in hearing what happens with the items.


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Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:20 PM

I'm just watching it right now.  It's pretty interesting how the same people are bidding back and forth on an i20.  It has gone from $1.09 to 2.83 in the last 10 minutes... expensive!


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Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:43 PM

Ha that I20 is up to 6 bucks now, but I think the one dude who won a couple things earlier is just using his free couple hundred bids to keep on keepin on.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:00 PM

Just so I'm clear here.

On one hand, a WRX user is raked through the coals and his moral compass is judged by the Mods (and mob) for putting up a 'Driver Love' TMAG headcover he had won on this site on the BST.

On the other hand a Penny Auction site is welcomed with open arms.

Got it.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:00 PM

View Postceogb, on 15 March 2012 - 10:40 AM, said:

View PostDugan408, on 15 March 2012 - 03:01 AM, said:

Thanks for the link. I'm staying away from this site. All of these stories about bot-programs and shill-bidding makes me distrust any kind of form of on-line auction, especially ebay.



Golfbids clearly states " Golf bids does not utilize any form of automatic bidding such as "bid bots" or "shill" bidding on our auctions. Additionally all employees and employee family members are prohibited from ever bidding on any auction on Golf Bids."

Additionally the time to use such programs( which we don't) would be early on  and I believe the originator of this thread said he was 7 for 7 so I'd say proof is in the pudding.


And we know this how? The originator of this thread has 11 posts, 10 of which are all related to your site. Hmm. Sketchy for sure.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:10 PM

View Postandrewtate, on 15 March 2012 - 09:00 PM, said:

View Postceogb, on 15 March 2012 - 10:40 AM, said:

View PostDugan408, on 15 March 2012 - 03:01 AM, said:

Thanks for the link. I'm staying away from this site. All of these stories about bot-programs and shill-bidding makes me distrust any kind of form of on-line auction, especially ebay.



Golfbids clearly states " Golf bids does not utilize any form of automatic bidding such as "bid bots" or "shill" bidding on our auctions. Additionally all employees and employee family members are prohibited from ever bidding on any auction on Golf Bids."

Additionally the time to use such programs( which we don't) would be early on  and I believe the originator of this thread said he was 7 for 7 so I'd say proof is in the pudding.


And we know this how? The originator of this thread has 11 posts, 10 of which are all related to your site. Hmm. Sketchy for sure.

my thoughts exactly


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Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:16 PM

View PostMedic, on 15 March 2012 - 08:09 PM, said:

There are a lot of similar websites popping up. Some market just about anything you could think while others specialize; one I heard advertised on the radio specializes in expensive purses of all things. This site is golf's version. The business model is exactly the same.

For and on the record I don't opt to participate in these sites at all. I just don't like the marketing methods used. They all make it sound as if you are going to go to the site, pay a fraction of the actual cost of an item, be guaranteed to "win" it, and come away with the bargains of a lifetime. The reality is that for every one person who "wins", tens or hundreds of others lose. Quibids is already involved in a class action as a result.

So long as anyone going to these websites knows up front that odds are they will not "win", and therefore probably will not end up getting the item unless they pay the listed retail amount, then in my humble it is pretty harmless. Sort of like buying a lottery ticket in my view; you buy it thinking (perhaps hoping) that you will be the lucky one. But in the back of your mind you know you just wasted that buck.


"Sine labore nihil"

Definitely applies to websites such as this....

If they were marketed that way, I'd agree with you.  They aren't....for a reason.  They prey on hope and dreams worse than the lottery does.  Fortunately golfers usually have the disposable income that this won't have serious impacts...other sites - not so much.
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:27 PM

View Postjabrch, on 15 March 2012 - 09:16 PM, said:

View PostMedic, on 15 March 2012 - 08:09 PM, said:

There are a lot of similar websites popping up. Some market just about anything you could think while others specialize; one I heard advertised on the radio specializes in expensive purses of all things. This site is golf's version. The business model is exactly the same.

For and on the record I don't opt to participate in these sites at all. I just don't like the marketing methods used. They all make it sound as if you are going to go to the site, pay a fraction of the actual cost of an item, be guaranteed to "win" it, and come away with the bargains of a lifetime. The reality is that for every one person who "wins", tens or hundreds of others lose. Quibids is already involved in a class action as a result.

So long as anyone going to these websites knows up front that odds are they will not "win", and therefore probably will not end up getting the item unless they pay the listed retail amount, then in my humble it is pretty harmless. Sort of like buying a lottery ticket in my view; you buy it thinking (perhaps hoping) that you will be the lucky one. But in the back of your mind you know you just wasted that buck.


"Sine labore nihil"

Definitely applies to websites such as this....

If they were marketed that way, I'd agree with you.  They aren't....for a reason.  They prey on hope and dreams worse than the lottery does.  Fortunately golfers usually have the disposable income that this won't have serious impacts...other sites - not so much.

especially when you have 2 "people" autobidding for it, it really raises eyebrows

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:31 PM

It's capitalism at its worst. They advertise these "low bids" when they are actually higher. For example, they advertise an item at $6.00 when its really gained $300 in revenue (6.00 / .01 x .50). Who is controlling whether or not they just have scripts raising bids? No one. Yeah, it's business, but corrupted business.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:36 PM

I just checked the site out and it does look legit but the way people are bidding is just fishy IMO. Ill stick with WRX its easier and safer.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:38 PM

View Postckates7, on 15 March 2012 - 09:27 PM, said:

View Postjabrch, on 15 March 2012 - 09:16 PM, said:

View PostMedic, on 15 March 2012 - 08:09 PM, said:

There are a lot of similar websites popping up. Some market just about anything you could think while others specialize; one I heard advertised on the radio specializes in expensive purses of all things. This site is golf's version. The business model is exactly the same.

For and on the record I don't opt to participate in these sites at all. I just don't like the marketing methods used. They all make it sound as if you are going to go to the site, pay a fraction of the actual cost of an item, be guaranteed to "win" it, and come away with the bargains of a lifetime. The reality is that for every one person who "wins", tens or hundreds of others lose. Quibids is already involved in a class action as a result.

So long as anyone going to these websites knows up front that odds are they will not "win", and therefore probably will not end up getting the item unless they pay the listed retail amount, then in my humble it is pretty harmless. Sort of like buying a lottery ticket in my view; you buy it thinking (perhaps hoping) that you will be the lucky one. But in the back of your mind you know you just wasted that buck.


"Sine labore nihil"

Definitely applies to websites such as this....

If they were marketed that way, I'd agree with you.  They aren't....for a reason.  They prey on hope and dreams worse than the lottery does.  Fortunately golfers usually have the disposable income that this won't have serious impacts...other sites - not so much.

especially when you have 2 "people" autobidding for it, it really raises eyebrows

How do you know it was just two people autobidding?

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:39 PM

View Postmistahkim, on 13 March 2012 - 11:09 PM, said:

I recently ran across this site last week.

Like some golfers out there, shelling out $400 for a driver isn't really happening for me.  So I'll admit  I was curious about this site.

Having checked out other auction sites like dealdash.com or quibids and won and received some items in the past,  I decided to check out this site.


After being a registered member for about 2 weeks, the site seems to still be its early stages.  even the webpage states that it's in its "beta" stage.

Although initially they had some unrealistic reserves for their penny auctions, it seems that they finally got it together and removed the reserves.


I recently won a few auctions listed below:

Titleist ProV1 balls for $14
Titleist Vokey SM4 Forged Wedge for $4.77

and most recently

Taylormade R11s driver for ONLY $12.02.


While these wins are great, I'm  honestly still am not sure if this site is %100 legit.  

BUT...the two main reasons I took the plunge was..

1. All transactions are completed through paypal and guaranteed by their buyer protection.  (Having been an ebayer for a over 10 years, I've come to put a lot trust in paypal's services.)

2.  Given the above fact...as this site is still in its fledgling stages I'm assuming there will be less registered users, thus an increase in probability of winning these auctions, unlike some quibids, which has become over saturated with users.


Since I just won these auctions I'm still waiting for the products to actually arrive.  So I guess i'll have no idea whether or not this thing is legitimate until I authenticate my new driver, balls, and wedge.  

I'll be sure to follow up with an update soon.  

Until then...  i'm sure checking out this site will be worth the harmless peek



I want to know what others think about this site.

And you're not affiliated with the site?  C'mon, man.
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:49 PM

View Poststimpmeterp, on 15 March 2012 - 09:39 PM, said:

View Postmistahkim, on 13 March 2012 - 11:09 PM, said:

I recently ran across this site last week.

Like some golfers out there, shelling out $400 for a driver isn't really happening for me.  So I'll admit  I was curious about this site.

Having checked out other auction sites like dealdash.com or quibids and won and received some items in the past,  I decided to check out this site.


After being a registered member for about 2 weeks, the site seems to still be its early stages.  even the webpage states that it's in its "beta" stage.

Although initially they had some unrealistic reserves for their penny auctions, it seems that they finally got it together and removed the reserves.


I recently won a few auctions listed below:

Titleist ProV1 balls for $14
Titleist Vokey SM4 Forged Wedge for $4.77

and most recently

Taylormade R11s driver for ONLY $12.02.


While these wins are great, I'm  honestly still am not sure if this site is %100 legit.  

BUT...the two main reasons I took the plunge was..

1. All transactions are completed through paypal and guaranteed by their buyer protection.  (Having been an ebayer for a over 10 years, I've come to put a lot trust in paypal's services.)

2.  Given the above fact...as this site is still in its fledgling stages I'm assuming there will be less registered users, thus an increase in probability of winning these auctions, unlike some quibids, which has become over saturated with users.


Since I just won these auctions I'm still waiting for the products to actually arrive.  So I guess i'll have no idea whether or not this thing is legitimate until I authenticate my new driver, balls, and wedge.  

I'll be sure to follow up with an update soon.  

Until then...  i'm sure checking out this site will be worth the harmless peek



I want to know what others think about this site.

And you're not affiliated with the site?  C'mon, man.

Exactly. 10 out of 11 of his posts are about that site.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:53 PM

View Poststimpmeterp, on 15 March 2012 - 09:39 PM, said:

View Postmistahkim, on 13 March 2012 - 11:09 PM, said:

I recently ran across this site last week.

Like some golfers out there, shelling out $400 for a driver isn't really happening for me.  So I'll admit  I was curious about this site.

Having checked out other auction sites like dealdash.com or quibids and won and received some items in the past,  I decided to check out this site.


After being a registered member for about 2 weeks, the site seems to still be its early stages.  even the webpage states that it's in its "beta" stage.

Although initially they had some unrealistic reserves for their penny auctions, it seems that they finally got it together and removed the reserves.


I recently won a few auctions listed below:

Titleist ProV1 balls for $14
Titleist Vokey SM4 Forged Wedge for $4.77

and most recently

Taylormade R11s driver for ONLY $12.02.


While these wins are great, I'm  honestly still am not sure if this site is %100 legit.  

BUT...the two main reasons I took the plunge was..

1. All transactions are completed through paypal and guaranteed by their buyer protection.  (Having been an ebayer for a over 10 years, I've come to put a lot trust in paypal's services.)

2.  Given the above fact...as this site is still in its fledgling stages I'm assuming there will be less registered users, thus an increase in probability of winning these auctions, unlike some quibids, which has become over saturated with users.


Since I just won these auctions I'm still waiting for the products to actually arrive.  So I guess i'll have no idea whether or not this thing is legitimate until I authenticate my new driver, balls, and wedge.  

I'll be sure to follow up with an update soon.  

Until then...  i'm sure checking out this site will be worth the harmless peek



I want to know what others think about this site.

And you're not affiliated with the site?  C'mon, man.

I can assure you he is not. I have never met or even talked to him on the phone and all our communications(email) are about his winning bids

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:59 PM

View Postceogb, on 15 March 2012 - 09:53 PM, said:

View Poststimpmeterp, on 15 March 2012 - 09:39 PM, said:

View Postmistahkim, on 13 March 2012 - 11:09 PM, said:

I recently ran across this site last week.

Like some golfers out there, shelling out $400 for a driver isn't really happening for me.  So I'll admit  I was curious about this site.

Having checked out other auction sites like dealdash.com or quibids and won and received some items in the past,  I decided to check out this site.


After being a registered member for about 2 weeks, the site seems to still be its early stages.  even the webpage states that it's in its "beta" stage.

Although initially they had some unrealistic reserves for their penny auctions, it seems that they finally got it together and removed the reserves.


I recently won a few auctions listed below:

Titleist ProV1 balls for $14
Titleist Vokey SM4 Forged Wedge for $4.77

and most recently

Taylormade R11s driver for ONLY $12.02.


While these wins are great, I'm  honestly still am not sure if this site is %100 legit.  

BUT...the two main reasons I took the plunge was..

1. All transactions are completed through paypal and guaranteed by their buyer protection.  (Having been an ebayer for a over 10 years, I've come to put a lot trust in paypal's services.)

2.  Given the above fact...as this site is still in its fledgling stages I'm assuming there will be less registered users, thus an increase in probability of winning these auctions, unlike some quibids, which has become over saturated with users.


Since I just won these auctions I'm still waiting for the products to actually arrive.  So I guess i'll have no idea whether or not this thing is legitimate until I authenticate my new driver, balls, and wedge.  

I'll be sure to follow up with an update soon.  

Until then...  i'm sure checking out this site will be worth the harmless peek



I want to know what others think about this site.

And you're not affiliated with the site?  C'mon, man.

I can assure you he is not. I have never met or even talked to him on the phone and all our communications are about his winning bids

Why would you have to talk to him on the phone? So he just registered to golfwrx to talk to you about his bids? haha Silly excuse. BUSTED Posted ImagePosted Image

Edited by andrewtate, 15 March 2012 - 09:59 PM.


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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:03 PM

Funny watching these bids. Timer gets down to 0:00, pauses, than restarts to the 0:15 with an autobid.


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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:17 PM

View Postjabrch, on 15 March 2012 - 09:38 PM, said:



How do you know it was just two people autobidding?

The bid shows you if it was an "Autobid" or a "Button" so you can tell who is doing what...It also tells you the number of unique bidders in the past 5 minutes (ie 6 bidders in last 5 minutes, even though those 6 bidders have submitted hundreds of bids...

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:26 PM

If the numbers are true, Richard (ceogb) made $3803 on a $350 SC putter. Capitalism at its best.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:27 PM

Actually, he already made his money when they bought the "bid packages".

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:30 PM

View Postandrewtate, on 15 March 2012 - 10:26 PM, said:

If the numbers are true, Richard (ceogb) made $3803 on a $350 SC putter. Capitalism at its best.

How so?  It is $.50 cents a bid for 340 bids?

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:31 PM

This thread is good Thursday night entertainment if I do say so myself.



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