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SkoreIt! partners with a Fortune 1000 company to ship our auction items to you in pristine condition, and in nearly every case, by the next business day. All our auctions list exclusively brand new, unopened merchandise.

We sell BidPaks in quantities of 25-1600 at prices as low as 60c a bid.

Our auction items currently include digital cameras, cell phones, GPS & navigation, home theater & audio, and other electronics.

We carefully designed our BidAgent auto bidding service to be the least wasteful in the industry — the BidAgent will not needlessly waste bids before the timer reaches the level you specify.

Our ‘fair bidding policy’ is our solemn promise that only you, our end customer, is allowed to bid on our site.

We provide email and toll-free phone based support.

Bids Start As Low As: .60 cents

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  • Competitive Win Limits (3 wins per 24 hour period / 12 wins per 28 day period)

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84 Responses to SkoreIt!

  1. JW March 6, 2010 at 6:53 pm #

    I won a nice Motorola Bluetooth headset here. It shipped fast.

  2. fh March 8, 2010 at 9:31 am #

    i won an ipod touch and a nice pair of in-ear headphones. both arrived the next business day – lightning fast shipping! my best penny auction site experience… by far.

  3. monikab April 7, 2010 at 7:51 pm #

    i won 2 bidpacks and a electric grill .
    this site is a great site and when i called CS the service was great .

    i would like to see the shipping charges posted so that you know how much they will be since they can greatly influence your bidding strategy .

    also i thik they might want to consider raising their winlimit a bit 5 per month is quite low .

    i definitly recommend this site and i hope it will be here for a long time to come

  4. AB April 18, 2010 at 5:39 pm #

    They use shill bids… I’d stay away. I’ve done nothing but lose money on this site, and when I contacted the company about it, they did not respond. Also, see below review:

    [link omitted]

  5. SkoreIt! April 21, 2010 at 1:01 pm #


    Sorry that your experience wasn’t positive. We do respond to all customer email requests within one business day. Even if at the time of your posting you had not received a response, you should definitely have received a response by now.

    We also offer toll-free phone based service at 1-888-756-7330.

    The Fair Bidding Policy posted prominently on our website is our written promise to operate a fair bidding environment for all our customers. To be clear — we do not engage in shill bidding of any kind.

    We’d love to talk to you in depth about how we could make your experience on SkoreIt! better. We heavily rely on suggestions to continually improve our service.

    -SkoreIt! Customer Service

  6. Runningmom0631 April 27, 2010 at 5:00 pm #

    After being introduced to Skoreit about 6 weeks ago, I wanted to share my excitement of such a great site. I have won a couple of really great things. I find it to be a challenge but that is what keeps it so exciting. Thank you Skoreit for such an amazing web site!

  7. Kate May 10, 2010 at 10:59 am #

    I love SkoreIt! By far my favorite PA site. Bid pack prices are reasonable and it’s not impossible to win. Customer service always emails me back quickly. I have had really good luck on the site and it offers features alot of other sites don’t. There aren’t an overwhelming amount of users, so that is another plus. I feel this site is an undiscovered gem in the PA world.


  8. Rick May 13, 2010 at 9:07 pm #

    I had originally joined this site in early march,My first win was a $100.00 speaker set,Recieved like 10 days later,Just got busy with life and for got about this site.Any how I came across this site (penny auction list)the other night,With Skoreit being on here I called them up today (05-13)becaose I forgot user name.Taylor w/sust.service helped me obtain everything I had originally signed under.So I bought 200 bids and im ashamed to say im already at my limit.(I couldnt control myself)I only have 1 bid left,but please see what I won.No I didn’t break them,but I feel I did very good.You may check it out .My user name is givemeachance.Any one saying this company uses bots,shills,ect.they are way out of line.I promise all my fellow players I will show constraint in future.Happy bidding everyone.***Rick*** givemeachance

  9. Hawk August 6, 2010 at 9:40 am #

    For those of you who won a bid (item), how much money did you actually spend “trying” to win it? 200 bids is $75.

    If an item being auctioned off is going at a rate of 1 cent per bid, 100 bids would only increase the price of the item by $1. If a dozen people are biding against each other, you could burn through 100-200 bids easily and NOT even win the bid.

    You could spend $75 on something that you won’t even win. How does this make any sense what so ever people? If you do by chance win, the item price will be discounted BIG time, but when you factor in how much you spent on bidding, I’m not sure you’re getting such a good deal.

  10. Hawk August 6, 2010 at 9:47 am #

    Rick…’givemeachance’…I think you’re a perfect example of my previous post. I see your name popping up ALL over the place bidding on tons of items. Seriously dude…how much have you spent just on bid alone? Are you really getting a good deal? $100 speakers and you probably only paid $4 for them but you probably spent $100 on 200+ bids.

    This website is a scam. They are making money hand over fist just from people who keep buying new bids. Now they’re advertising on the radio in the Dallas area. Hundreds, if not thousands of more people will start signing up. Go to people…

  11. penny-auction-expert August 6, 2010 at 10:32 am #

    Hey Hawk,

    Thanks for your comments. Though your logic about bid costs is correct – a $1.00 item means that 100 bids were placed, I think you missed the prime element of Rick’s post.

    He said that he bought 200 bids ($75) and reached his win limit with 1 bid leftover. That means he won 5 items, not just a set of speakers, for $75. SkoreIt limits users to winning 5 auctions every 28 days.

    I understand why many people are skeptical about penny auctions because I was skeptical myself when I first discovered them in 2009. I always encourage people who are skeptical to use a site that offers bid to buy (so you don’t waste your money) or avoid penny auctions altogether.

    Thanks for your comments. Feel free to contribute anytime.

    The Penny Auction List

  12. verv18 August 10, 2010 at 3:19 pm #

    Hey check this out…
    Good thing he won all those gift cards and coffee makers!

  13. KW August 24, 2010 at 7:03 pm #

    MUST Change winning limit back down to 5 in 28 days. This is rediculous. There are hardly any Auctions with the buy it later feature. Very disappointed in the change.

  14. SkoreIt! August 25, 2010 at 11:24 am #


    Please keep in mind that when we had a win limit of 5 per 28 days we were running 20-25 auctions per day.

    Currently we are running 55 auctions a day. The increment from ~23 -> 55 auctions per day represents a 140% increase. Likewise, the increment from 5 -> 12 wins per month represents the same 140% increase.

    In effect, no one bidder is able to dominate any more than they were able to in the past.

    Also, please note that our previous win limit of 5 per 28 days was one of the lowest in the industry. Our new win limit is also low by traditional standards.

    -SkoreIt! Customer Service

  15. If It Walks Like A Duck August 27, 2010 at 7:08 am #

    Skoreit seems like a scam and fraud to me. PAL saying it has been approved because PAL won and got their item is the ultimate false sense of security. Winning and receiving an item doesn’t mean that the site isn’t shill bidding. All the signs of a fraud are there = Skoreit has much less traffic than RockyBid and has twice as many auctions as RockyBid, yet auctions on SkoreIt go much higher than those on rockybid. SkoreIt gets these endless waves of new bidders everyday, supposedly from advertising on ESPN radio. I listened for 3 hours and didn’t hear an ad from them. Last night auctions kept ending in pairs at the exact same time. Most tellingly though is this – when the site first launched most of the wins of high value items were gotten by a few users. As the site got more actual users those bidders kept bidding prices higher and higher but never winning. Recently there was a period where those bidders who looked like shills stopped bidding, and things were going cheaply. So all of sudden those bidders who looked like shills reappeared, and they again drove prices insanely high without winning. And they did it again. Would a regular bidder keep bidding over and over against the same powerbidders without ever winning, to the tune of thousands of dollars by now? If those people aren’t shills then they are brain-damaged and SkoreIt should be ashamed of themselves for taking advantage of them. SkoreIt has also eliminated the Buy It Now option, yet it still says here and on their site that they have it. The Buy It Now Option is crucial to limiting how much a real user can be screwed over by a shill-bidding site. Just because SkoreIt seems soooo sincere in saying they don’t shill bid doesn’t mean they are telling the truth. I bet Bernie Madoff seemed quite sincere to the people he screwed, too.

  16. penny-auction-expert August 27, 2010 at 3:43 pm #

    @If It Walks Like a Duck,

    First, I’m hoping you’ll return to read this response. The email you used to post your comment doesn’t seem to be valid, which makes it impossible for us to contact you to discuss some of your concerns.

    I want to be sure that you understand our auction approval process. All auctions we include on our website are carefully screened first. We’ve received items from sites that we have been unwilling to verify, so winning and receiving items is not the criteria. We’ve also dealt with angry auction owners who can’t understand why we won’t add them to the directory. Please check out our directory standards here to understand the auction approval process:

    SkoreIt offers phone support, email support, and an address where they can be reached. Additionally, they have received positive feedback from many of the bidders we trust to help us identify suspicious activity.

    Your comparison of SkoreIt to RockyBid is a bit misleading. Bids on SkoreIt cost 1/2 as much as bids on RockyBid, so simple logic seems to explain why items on SkoreIt have higher ending prices. Additionally, many of SkoreIt’s auctions are 2 or 4 cent auctions, as opposed to RockyBid’s standard penny auctions.

    As to SkoreIt’s recent adjustments to Buy it Now, I do understand why Buy it Now is important you. They will have to address your concerns individually as we are not privy to those discussions.

    The Penny Auction List

  17. If It Walks Like a Duck August 28, 2010 at 9:58 am #

    I don’t know why you are saying my email doesn’t seem to be valid. It is. I just emailed myself to confirm it. As for your approval process, neither I or any other reader even has any information on which to conclude you are above board, much less the “bidders you trust”. Yes, bids are approx. 60% more expensive on RockyBid. That would mean that all other things being equal things should sell on skoreit for maybe 50% more than they sell on rockyBid. But SkoreIt has far more auctions and far less traffic according to Alexa. Those things mean that skoreit auctions should end for less. Instead they end for much more. And the only auctions that are 2 or 4 cent auctions are cheap little things whose results I’m not even talking about. Who attaches relevance to someone answering the phone and emails? As if every other scam in the world was done without a phone or email? Or physical address? Please. Nothing you say stands up to scrutiny. Bernie Madoff had the most prestigious physical address in the world. There are 86,400 seconds in a day. SkoreIt has 55 auctions in a day. What are the odds that 2 auctions would end at the exact same second? What are the odds that that would happen 4 times in one night? And NO, it wasn’t a network problem, as some of those endings ended with BidAgents battling, and BidAgents would not be subject to a network glitch. And at least one of the “winners” was also one of the bidders who bids like a shill or a brain-damaged person. Just as I don’t know if this site is legit or not, I don’t know if skoreit is legit or not. I’m expressing my doubts about the thing waddling and quacking and saying it is a horse.

  18. penny-auction-expert August 28, 2010 at 12:12 pm #

    Have you emailed SkoreIt with any of your concerns? Have they replied? Those would be the first steps to take. Comments that are speculative in nature (“SkoreIt seems like a scam and fraud”) do not help bidders determine which sites can be trusted.

    As far as the integrity of this site is concerned –

    1. On an average day, we receive several emails from new auctions that want to be included in our penny auction directory. We’ve been around since February 2010. Take a look at how many auctions are currently in our directory. We do all that we can to only include sites that have all their ducks in a row. No pun intended.

    2. If we had ulterior motives, your comment would have never been posted in the first place. We welcome questions/concerns, as this is a community designed to help bidders. It’s run by bidders as well.

    3. The feedback we use to make our determinations comes from sources that we believe are reliable in the penny auction community. Their real names, email addresses, and bidding names will not be revealed as this could have repercussions for them on various sites.

    We hope that you will visit often and post any updates you have related to your concerns with SkoreIt.

    We will also forward them your concerns and wait for a response.

  19. If It Walks Like A Duck August 29, 2010 at 11:16 am #

    My comment wasn’t simply speculative in nature. I explained in detail why it seems like a fraud and a scam. Why would my comment be any less helpful than JW, fh, and monikab claiming to have had a good experience? No one knows who they are or if they are telling the truth. No one knows if they aren’t all the same person. No one knows if they aren’t all you.

  20. Misleading Ads August 31, 2010 at 5:40 am #

    I just think the ads for these types of sites are misleading. When they say you “won and auction” for $3…they dont tell you the bidding costs…and the costs associated with not winning.

    How many people have spent hundreds of dollars to bid without anything to show for it?

  21. SkoreIt! August 31, 2010 at 11:42 am #

    If It Walks Like A Duck,

    We have been conducting a high profile advertising campaign on ESPN Radio’s Mike&Mike and Scott Van Pelt shows. We are happy to report that the campaign has been successful, resulting in many of the new users you might have seen on

    This morning “skoreit” was even the 8th highest ranked search term in the entire United States on Google!

    We are waiting on a video of our primary ESPN2 Mike&Mike advertisement — once it is available we will post it on YouTube!

    If you have further concerns or comments please feel free to contact us at:

    -SkoreIt! Customer Service

  22. SkoreIt! August 31, 2010 at 11:47 am #

    Misleading Ads,

    Are you referring to the examples of auctions that Mike Golec talked about during our advertisements? If so, the two auctions he referred to are real auctions that you can find in our closed auctions section.

    As far as total “savings” go; in our advertisements and our help page we use the latest, actual average savings that winning bidders on SkoreIt! achieve — including the cost of their bids. As of today it has been 70% across the board for the last 30 days. In some instances we also say “save UP TO 99%”.. which is accurate.

    If you have further concerns or comments please feel free to contact us at:

    -SkoreIt! Customer Service

  23. Tommy September 7, 2010 at 3:59 am #

    Having read these comments, I am getting concerned about these sites being frauds. I want to believe that this site and are both legit sites. My friend is signing up for an account, so I don’t want him getting ripped off. But there are some good points made here about the negatives of
    How much does the site profit for each item sold? If they are making more than the profits retail value, then it CAN’T work out well for consumers.

  24. penny-auction-expert September 7, 2010 at 6:35 am #

    Hey Tommy,

    Penny auctions are confusing for those who are signing up for the first time. You can lose money if you don’t plan wisely. We encourage users to monitor a site for several days before bidding. Figure out which items go for less, and what times of day have the least amount of competition. The following links may be helpful for your friend…

    Bidder Resources

    Bidder Interviews

    Penny Auction Mistakes

    To answer your question about site profits – Honest penny auction websites sometimes lose money on an auction, but they hope to make up the money they lose on other auctions.

    We hope that helps.


  25. FogEOne September 13, 2010 at 11:28 am #

    I can’t respond to the legitimacy of penny auction sites. Most seem on the up and up, but skoreit must have the highest profit margins ever! Take a $100.00 gift card for example. At an average bid price of .63 cents/ 1 cent bid, if the gift card goes for anything more than $1.60, they’re in the black! If an Ipad goes for $15.00 at auction, you’re looking at almost 100% profit! Heck, even if the Ipad goes for $3.14 they break even. I’m not saying it’s good or bad, and the real savings on these items IF you win is pretty good. The problem is you could spend a lot of money in bids just to “hope” to get a deal on something. It’s the price of the product that drives the bidding which completely overshadows the costs associated with the bidding itself. It’s not a scam, just a brilliant way to distract the consumer from the real overall costs AND keep ‘em coming back for more. I’m just jealous that I didn’t come up with this idea first!

  26. Randy September 14, 2010 at 7:01 pm #


    Well, I have been just watching skoreit for about a month or so before I would sign up. I am very concerned in shill bidders. It is incredible how many newbies there are each and every day. These newbies rarely win and throw out single bids on multiple auctions at one time. I understand some people dont really understand how to play, but seems really odd that there are so many new people each day. Some of these products have massive amounts of bids on them. Seems like a really nice site, just concerned about the shill bidding. How do we all know they are not driving up the auctions with shills???

  27. Chris September 15, 2010 at 7:19 am #

    There is a current auction for an ipad at around $120 right now. It has penny increments and has had over 122,000 bids. If my math is correct, at 60 cents per bid they have already collected $73,000 dollars on a $500 ipad. Sounds like a scam to me.

  28. Mike September 15, 2010 at 2:01 pm #

    My problem with Skoreit is there is no limit as to how many Bid Packs a person can win. Today I saw a person that had won 3 (250 bid) Bid packs Plus a (120 bid), plus a (60 bid) Bid Pack. So let see, that equals 930 Bids. So here I am with my lousy 30 bids that I paid $.60 each for, competing with a person that has 930 bids. Well guess what, That person is winning everything under the sun because he can S##T bids. If they really wanted to be fair, they should Limit the number of bid packages a person can win in a 28 day period. This would help level the playing field a bit.

  29. penny-auction-expert September 15, 2010 at 4:19 pm #

    Kudos to you for watching a site an entire month BEFORE bidding. In the last 2 weeks, SkoreIt has been featured on ESPN (Mike and Mike show, etc). They are literally receiving 1000s of new sign ups each day. This would explain your concerns.

    Thanks for your thoughts. Normally, an auction going that high would put up HUGE red flags for us here at PAL. However, SkoreIt’s marketing campaign means that 1000s of new users are signing up each day…and we’re assuming that many of those new users are playing with free bids they get for registering. I’m sure SkoreIt made a good profit on that auction, but not $73,000.

    As far as I know, bid packs count as part of your 28 day win limits. You’d have to check with their Customer Support team to be sure.

  30. mikefromtheboat September 16, 2010 at 1:06 pm #

    I just signed up with espn’s code (new user) and used my bids probably in a dumb way, so I can see why things are hard to win right now.

    Chris: your math is off: $120 item x 100 bids per $1.00 = 12,000 bids, not 120,000. Still a nice profit though. I am guessing advertising on ESPN is not cheap. They need to put up a lot more auctions with this kind of momentum for people to stay happy and interested in buying bids. I am not going to buy bids knowing I am competing with 50,000 new users with free bids and only 50 items to bid on a day. NO THANKS!!!

  31. Pennybidforeclosure September 17, 2010 at 1:29 pm #

    I have watched skoreit since hearing about it on mike and mike. At first I thought it looked like a scam and shrill bidding, but the more I watch the less I think this is the case. The problem is when people join that don’t know what they are doing they are wasting the people that actually have bought bids money.

    If you have one person that bought 30 bids bidding against 8 people that used a promo code chances are the person with 30 bids isn’t going to win.

    It isn’t hard to find out who is a n00b and who actually knows what they are doing. Watch the people that just bid randomly and the ones that use a bid agent at the last 5 seconds.

    Winning bids are usually just someone bidding crazy amounts and using their muscle to push bidders with less bids around. Or it is just luck and timing when the next “bid agent” is going to run out while no one single bids you out of your bids.

    Take it from someone that has spent $0.00 on the website, but spent several hours deciding if it is a crapshoot, or real skill involved.

    I heir on the luck side.

  32. TheGuy September 20, 2010 at 5:38 pm #

    Ok I heard about from Mike & Mike and I’m trying to determine if this is shady or not.

    When you place a bid, like I’m thinking of signing up under the promo code and doing, you lose that bid forever, correct? And can you use a promo bid on something that is up at (for example) $8.32?

    I’ve got my eye on something but I don’t understand the whole bids/bidding process yet.

  33. penny-auction-expert September 21, 2010 at 6:26 am #


    Thanks for your questions about SkoreIt, and welcome to the world of penny auctions.

    You can use promo bids to bid on whatever you want. The catch is that each time you bid, time gets added to the clock. If you are the last person to bid and time runs out completely, you win the item at it’s final price plus the shipping costs. Winning auctions usually takes a significant amount of bids, so keep that in mind that you might burn up your promo bids and walk away with nothing.

    The trick is to bid on the right auctions (ones that often end for cheap), at the right time of day (when the site isn’t very busy), against the right people (there are some individuals who bid ruthlessly, which scares other bidders and allows them to win items for cheap. You want to avoid those people).

    You can also use the promo code PAL for 5 bids in addition to the ESPN code.

    Here are some other resources to check out before you start bidding:

    Best of luck to you.

  34. semi-new skoreit user September 24, 2010 at 9:58 am #

    I have lately seen alot of auctions go for much more than the retail in point Auction #7486, $50 Home Depot Gift Card. Total cost to bidder was $103.27…for a $50 gift card?!?!!? This happens several times per day, and the people making this kind of purchase are normally newer to the site. Can’t help but think these are shills sent in to drive up the price and raise the number of bids from everyone else..who in their right minds are “paying” double for a product, when they can go down to the local Home Depot, or Grocery store, and purchase the card themselves for about $55 including what ever fees and taxes are charged. This particular auction had 646 bids…at an average price of .60 per bid, that is a total of $387.60, less the winner’s (shill’s) bidding leaves almost $300.00 in profit (because they won’t need to purchase or send out the card).
    Looks like Skoreit is now becoming an expensive site for someone to frequent.

  35. Patrick September 29, 2010 at 7:09 am #

    Don’t be fooled, this site is a complete scam! They lure people in with the promise of very cheap winning prices, but if you do the math these items are ridiculously expensive (usually more than 10X what they’re worth) The numbers are inflated a bit due to the free promotional bid packs they’re giving away, but if you’re buying bid packages you’re still up against all the free ones out there. The numbers are stacked incredibly against you. A lottery ticket would be a better investment!!!!!

  36. Curious October 5, 2010 at 9:10 am #

    I’m curious about the source of these products. EBAY makes enough sense – people wanting to unload their stuff and will pull it back if acceptable money isn’t made. So, the question is, who in their right mind why in the world would someone put up gift cards that are basically the same as money. The only logical seller would be Skoreit themselves in the hope that they earn more in bids than the cost of the gift card.

  37. penny-auction-expert October 5, 2010 at 2:58 pm #


    If you’re new to the concept of penny auctions, you need to understand that 1 person gets a “deal” on the giftcard (usually by paying less than retail), while the goal of each penny auction site is to pull in a significant profit (otherwise they’re working with a flawed business model).

    Most penny auction sites like SkoreIt use outside vendors (like Gift Card Mall) to fulfill these orders.

  38. Bucky Waters October 7, 2010 at 8:36 am #

    Hey Penny Auction List! I just won a $100 Visa gift card using the free bids you have listed here on your site! Thanks!!!

  39. penny-auction-expert October 7, 2010 at 10:00 am #

    @Bucky Waters,


  40. Concerned October 8, 2010 at 2:30 pm #

    I have been on this site off and on all day and have learned that this is quite a scam. If an item sells for $50 that means there were 5000 bids at $.60 a bid for a total $3000. I wish I could have invented something that would return me $3000 for an item that retails for $400. Good for the site but bad for consumers.

  41. penny-auction-expert October 8, 2010 at 3:20 pm #


    This is how the penny auction model works. One bidder walks away with the deal, but the other bidder lose out unless the site offers a “Bid to Buy” option (which SkoreIt does on occasion).

    Though your math is correct, it fails to account for people using free bids or voucher bids that may lessen the amount of money the site actually makes.

    If you have other questions about penny auctions, we hope you’ll stop by often and learn the ropes.

  42. NotBuyingIt October 15, 2010 at 12:36 pm #

    So, we shouldn’t be skeptical about this user below? Just in the past 28 days, they have 6,205 bids on the items they won. Almost $800 in bids for an ipad? Not buying It.

    SorryButImNotStoppingMember since: 2/26/2010 Won (28 Days)

    Auction My Bids Ending Price
    Auction #10871

    Apple iPad – 16GB
    1319 $45.65
    Auction #8332

    Apple iPad – 16GB
    322 $9.41
    Auction #8319

    Samsung 720p 26″ LCD HDTV
    198 $6.28
    Auction #7823

    Apple iPad – 16GB
    1267 $48.47
    Auction #7876

    BidPak – 240 Bids
    68 $1.90
    Auction #7698

    Apple iPad – 16GB
    820 $29.20
    Auction #7403

    Apple iPad – 16GB
    271 $6.66
    Auction #6837

    Hannspree 28″ LCD HDTV
    479 $16.71
    Auction #6762

    Apple iPad – 16GB
    1379 $52.83
    Auction #6686

    Hannspree 28″ LCD HDTV
    82 $3.36
    Auction #6621

  43. penny-auction-expert October 15, 2010 at 4:32 pm #


    This argument/concern has been adequately addressed over @ PennyBurners. See this thread –

    Again, this user overpays on occasion, but the bidding reputation they gain helps them win most items for less than retail. This is called powerbidding, and it’s a proven strategy.

    The Penny Auction List

  44. jeff fournier October 17, 2010 at 6:51 pm #

    Let me tell you what I think. I think it absolutely is a scam. I have been watching some bidding on this site and I am pretty sure here is what is happening. They have accounts that are bidding against real users. Almost all “winning” bids are done by their so called “bidding agent” system. I have found it is the same people winning the same products over and over. Tonight a bidder called “sorryiamnotstopping” was using a bidding agent and was bidding on every product that was close to closing. I looked at the account and this bidder had won 7 Ipads just recently. SEVEN!!! There is no way within their site to verify these are real people (no forum or personal info supplied like on Ebay). So very easily there could be one single Ipad which this shill bids on over and over and will win at all cost. On some of the ones he won he paid near retail. On the 14th he was the winning bidder and with the cost of the bids it took to win plus the amount needed to be paid upon winning he paid $489.27 for a product that retails for $499.99. However there were a total of 4565 bids places. Even at the lowest cost per bid they offer (960 bids for $576) the cost is $.60 per bid. So that is 4565 x .60 = $2,739 – $489.27 (supposed winning bid cost) means they took in $2,249.73 in real money. So let me ask you this… if this was a real person then why would they pay near retail cost for something you already won 7 of the week or two before? And if you are a dealer then that certainly wouldn’t leave a lot to profit from would it? Less than $10 to be exact. This is 100% a sham.

  45. penny-auction-expert October 18, 2010 at 6:46 am #

    @jeff fournier,

    Thanks for sharing your opinions here at the Penny Auction List. SkoreIt has a clear fair bidding policy located here:

    If they were going to use fradulent practices or fake bidders, I doubt they would make themselves legally vulnerable with a policy like that. I also think if they wanted to fabricate or make use of fake bidders, they would be more subtle about it.

    The user SorryIamnotStopping wins lots of high ticket auctions at SkoreIt, but you should keep in mind that he or she has been a member for a long time (profile says Feb. 2010), so they know what they’re doing. You can see from their profile that they also win bidpacks, which means they haven’t paid full price for many of the bids they’re using. Their bidding strategy is called powerbidding, and I’ve referenced a thread about that particular user in the comments above.

    Welcome to the frustrating (and sometimes fun) world of penny auctions!

    The Penny Auction List

  46. John October 28, 2010 at 7:20 am #

    Skoreit is a great site. Understand it is a GAME. If you enjoy and understand the game you will have a great time. If you don’t you will complain about it. I have had questions and asked them of Skoreit’s customer service and have receive a response if within a 24 hr period if not sooner and have had ALL my questions answered or issues resolved. Great customer service.

  47. Jeremy November 2, 2010 at 9:12 am #

    The site is a scam I’ve seen people bid thousands of times on an iPad which is stupid because they send more on bids than the product. If you have any other reason for this than a scam then you are an idiot

  48. Ginnie November 3, 2010 at 2:09 pm #

    Doesn’t seem much different from playing the slots in Vegas to me.

  49. insaneasylm November 4, 2010 at 3:50 pm #

    i watched someone bid over 200 times on for a bid package worth 120 bids now how does this make any sense at all. The only way it does is if they were shill biding.

  50. swi24 November 5, 2010 at 8:53 am #

    i am CONVINCED skoreit uses shill bidding:


    user imbuyingthis used 126 bids and won a 120 bidpak…

    i was watching this particular auction live: user kmah has used 137 bids in an attempt to win a 120 bidpak and lost!?!?!

    worst of all: user ferrisb285 used 495 bids to win a 120 bidpack!!!! you read that right 495 bids to win 120!!!!! how in the world can this be explained???

    i got hooked by the espn promos and even bought a bidpak…never again!!!!

  51. penny-auction-expert November 5, 2010 at 4:51 pm #

    @jeremy, insaneasylm, swi24 –

    For new those who are new to penny auctions, it seems illogical for anyone to use more bids than an auction is worth. What new bidders need to recognize is that certain bidders overbid to establish that they will not lose an auction. This means that sometimes they have to overpay, but they develop a reputation that allows them to win other auctions for cheap.

    This topic has been discussed at length here:

    Many commenters here are quick to label SkoreIt as a fraud or a scam, but it wouldn’t make sense for a site that was scamming people to make it obvious.

    The Penny Auction List is committed to featuring safe penny auction sites. SkoreIt has an excellent reputation with experienced bidders, so we would encourage new users to play on sites with less traffic first before trying (and then criticizing) a highly-competitive, high-traffic penny auction.

  52. Nick Strozewski November 9, 2010 at 2:35 pm #

    I’m not gonna say Skoreit is a scam but it’s pretty damn fishy. I was watching this one particular watch for weeks. It was up like ten times, almost always the same time of day and never sold for more than a buck. So I bought 100 bids figuring it’d be an easy win. Guess again. I used all 100 bids and I ran out at $2.78, the watch sold at $2.86. The next day, the same watch sold for $0.42, back under a buck like always. WTF?

  53. Mike November 12, 2010 at 1:26 pm #

    I just joined today after seeing Mike and Mike do a promo. First let me say that I did see some things sell for a great price. Like a $549 camera selling for $9.42. Of course @ .60 a bid, skoreit made their money back while many people put in many bids and won nothing. I also saw an IPAD go for around $75. The winner placed over 1800 bids on it and wound up actually spending over $1200 for a $500 item. Something is real fishy here.

    Everything I bid on wound up finally selling higher than the same item I did not bid on. Like a 480 bid pack I was involved in bidding for sold for $54, and one I didn’t bid on sold for under $10.

    That is bogus and I don’t care if you sit here and try to tell me it is strategy, and these people purposefully overbid in order to make a reputation for themselves as overbidders. All bids cost money and the same handful of people are on there bidding on every item.


  54. Mike C November 17, 2010 at 6:38 am #

    The concept is simple enough, but the Skoreit website is buggy at best. I lost all of my bids when the buyer agent engaged but the screen showed that it didn’t — and I even canceled the bid agent! Also, as Nick Strozewski said, there is some really fishy bidding going on. In addition to the bidding agent stealing my bids I watched and analyzed the bidding patters and prices, seeing what the $50 gift cards go for. And on the auction when I bought bids and waited for the price to get to the point where it normally sells it sold for only a few cents higher than where my bids ran out. Even if it’s not technically a scam, in practice it is.

  55. SkoreIt! November 18, 2010 at 5:00 am #

    Mike C,

    Sorry to hear you lost the auction you were bidding on!

    We’d love to hear from you about your BidAgent problem at or 1-888-756-7330.

    Please note that bidding patterns change constantly due to varying customer activity. We have heard from some customers that have had success with your strategy and others that have not. Our aim is to provide a fair playing field and to leave the strategy up to you and our other customers!

    -SkoreIt! Customer Service

  56. Jay December 1, 2010 at 7:23 pm #

    Oh fuck off SkoreIt customer service – your site is a scam.

  57. penny-auction-expert December 2, 2010 at 9:29 am #


    We can’t vouch for your experiences on SkoreIt, but it sounds like you didn’t do well. It’s a highly competitive penny auction, so it does require a bit of luck.

    You might want to consider talking with SkoreIt about your frustrations, or trying out a penny auction with less traffic.

    Best of luck to you,
    The Penny Auction List

  58. scott December 6, 2010 at 1:58 pm #

    I just won at skoreit but didn’t know they didn’t take paypal which is a pain but I’ll pay using a money card like green dot or something.I think the place is just competitive ,I have been doing these auctions for a few years now and I will tell you that this site is better than fn bidstick who admits he uses robots to boost his sales, I see no shenanigans here really just a lot of bidders

  59. Jon December 8, 2010 at 8:44 am #

    For the amateurs that complain about these type of sites being scams, you are the exact kind of people these sites look for and want to participate. Simple read up on game theory, nash equlibrium, and red-queen hypothesis–just to name a few.

  60. qwerty1 December 15, 2010 at 4:59 pm #

    Skore it seems like a scam in every way. Three times I was bidding on items. An X-Box and two gift cards. I was keeping track of all the names that I was competing with. In every auction as soon as I ran out of bids the items sold for the next price up. One cent more than I bid. How is that possible for three straight different items? Big time scam.

  61. Jane December 28, 2010 at 4:30 pm #

    I am completely new to bidding sites and only looked at SkoreIt! because I heard about the free bids. My husband and I both signed up and used the 46 free bids each that we got. After lots of careful watching and playing when items seemed to be going for very cheap, we walked away with two 120 bid packs, 3 gift cards totaling $100 and a Toshiba netbook worth $300. Total out of pocket was about $39. Sure, we lost most of our 240 bids we won, but that is all part of the gamble. It is truely a gamble to use a site like this, but you can luck out sometimes. We had a great experience with SkoreIt and have recommended it to lots of friends and family — but with a disclaimer that IT IS A RISK. If you’re not willing to risk losing, then don’t play. Again, I’m a complete amateur at this and I did just fine. Patience, careful watching of opponents, and good usage of the BidAgents (without really using them like BidAgents) can help you win. Good luck!

  62. n00b bidder December 31, 2010 at 12:13 pm #

    I heard about SkoreIt! on Mike & Mike and decided to give it a shot. I used my promo bids but didn’t win so I bought a couple bid packs and wound up winning a couple small bid packs and a $50 GC. The way I see it is these auctions are only worth it for the pros. Yes, a casual bidder can get a great deal if they are extremely lucky, but for the most part it seems like the same people win time after time. I studied one item for weeks and noticed that about 99% of the time it sold around $7 – $10. I used a bid agent for a few different auctions of this item and set the min price to $15. All of the auction sold for around $7-$8. Next I tried lowering my min to $10. Same result. Finally I decided to make my min limit at $7 and the item sold for $22. I did this again and the item sold for $25. I watched a few more and the item sold for around $7. I am either just extremely unlucky or something is fishy. And I understand the overbid strategy, however when you see some people constantly overbidding it make you questions the legitimacy of the site.

  63. Jon January 3, 2011 at 6:08 am #

    I just heard the promo code “ESPN” advertised on Mike and Mike this morning. I just tried this promo code 10 minutes after hearing this and it said this code is expired. They still advertise this code to get people to sign up, only to find out the code is expired and hope people will just buy credits. This is false advertising and makes me think this site is a scam without even getting as far as placing a single bid.

  64. Joe January 6, 2011 at 8:03 am #

    This site has one of two things – SHILL BIDDERS or TOTAL IDIOTS. A user is only allowed to win 3 items in 24 hours. Yet there are bidders who simultaneously dump hundreds and hundreds of bids on 4, 5, 6 , and 7 auctions at a time. And they aren’t new users who don’t know about the limits. They are people who have been doing this for weeks and months. When they get their 3 so-called wins they are still down hundreds or thousands of dollars. Yet they come back and do it again. And again. And again. I saw someone who lost at least $5000 taking into account his 3 wins. Yet he was right back the next day to lose another grand.

  65. Joe January 6, 2011 at 8:26 am #

    Also, shill biudding is a CRIME. I do not know that skoreit shill bids, but there have been other sites that have shill bid and skoreit looks suspicious. Some of these site owners have to be prosecuted for it to stop. For those lawyers looking to do some good, try filing a class action lawsuit against sites that might be shilling and see what you learn in the discovery process. That would be good for the honest sites as well as the consumers. And why doesn’t the government step in to make sure these sites aren’t illegal gambling sites? The info at the top of this page says skoreit has a Buy It now option, but that is not true. 99.5% of the auctions on skoreit are gambling because they do not have the Buy It now option.

  66. Nitrosail January 13, 2011 at 3:50 am #

    Ive spent around 200 bucks on bids and have got around 1200 in stuff. Im ok with that!

  67. J-5 January 24, 2011 at 10:34 am #

    Glad I’m not the only one. Like others on this message board, prior to bidding, I spent a good amount of time tracking various auctions on items of interest. I put spread sheets together to track certain items; for the time of day of the auctions, the total bids, the auction prices, etc…

    Finally, I was ready to start bidding. Items upon which I bid, that were, in previous auctions, routinely “selling” for less than $3.00 dollars, sold (in auctions where I participated)for much more, and in every instance, the auctions closed right after I gave up bidding. I call this the “oh, so close!” enticement–“they” want you to beleive that you came close to winning so you are enticed to try again–and go a little bit further. And it worked on me–but each time, the auction prices reached previously unprecedented (based on my research) levels–until I stopped bidding–and then ended.

    Also, as noted by others, I noticed that the same handful of bidders were involved in all of the auctions in which I was biddig–and in others that I was watching.

    I’m not an idiot, and I dont beleive that there is any way that anyone can come out ahead in this format, no matter what their “system,” unless they try one time and get extremely lucky and then quit–like any form of gambling. That is if its even legit, about which I have my doubts.

    Lesson learned. I wont be back.

  68. Sleock January 24, 2011 at 2:05 pm #

    This site is not a scam, you people complaining are just suckers.

  69. Ken January 25, 2011 at 7:38 pm #

    I know is a highly competitive but it just seems counter-intuitive then to suck in new users who are just not ready for the competition. There is no real way to learn the ropes and it should come as no schock to anyone that new users leave feeling cheated. They lost money! Scam or no scam if you don’t prepare people for what they’ll be up against and they lose money they’ll feel cheated. You simply can’t blame them for feeling that way.

  70. Steve January 28, 2011 at 12:20 pm #

    SkoreIt is definitely not a scam. I’ve won 3 things, each for under a couple of bucks out of my pocket (w/o shipping) in about a week of trying.

    I’m not going to give any of my observations since that wouldn’t help me any, but there are noticeable tactics to increase your odds at winning. Look at the people you’re bidding against for instance, if they have insane high bids…don’t bother challenging them most likely (of course, this is exactly what they want).

  71. Sleock January 31, 2011 at 10:56 am #

    The advertising is a little deceiving for Skoreit, but if you read up on the site and truly watch the action, you will see how it works. And just because auctions for product X “seem to” sell at price Y, doesn’t mean that is the norm. It is most likely an anomoly.

    I don’t want to give away any really good pieces of advice, but I will say this:

    Know your limitations. I have won some 30 products so far in about 3 months. I have also learned to let a product go when I see a bigger fish come in. Remember that you don’t have to win something every day and pace yourself. 12 wins per 28 rolling days means just because you may have missed out on some good deals, others will be available in the coming days.

    Never show what you are bidding on, or what you are watching.

    And lastly, this essentially is a gambling site. And one of the most important things to know with gambling is that you don’t have to win back your losings right away. If you can stay away from that mentality, then you should be ok.

  72. E March 1, 2011 at 9:53 pm #

    I will say when a guy losses $580 on a playstation 3 move bundle for when retail is $400. I would like to talk to this person and ask his rational of losing money? It seems that what ever it is needs to be verified and I ask what occurs to auctions that are never finally settled? If I wasted good money against a bidder and he never claims the winnings why would I recoup my bids? There are better ways to execute this type of system make money doing it and have people walk away winners. This is just a carnival game.

  73. thomas April 2, 2011 at 8:43 pm #

    i tried skoreit using the promo code mikeandmike before spending any of my money… the site seems legit… i watched many auctions and there is no scam it seems like just seems to be alot of idiots fighting to see who will pay the most for the items… im not willing to play with my money but i will try to bid on things to get rid of my free bid i won from the promo… then if i loose i will walk away and if i want a ipad i might go buy one instead of paying the same amount on bids and s/h

  74. GolfBallGuy June 7, 2011 at 8:12 am #

    Okay, so I have been on Skoreit for about 6 months, used several names (open a new account after I closed an acct, one acct at a time), tried several strategies. I tried to be the Bully Bidder, The Jumper, establish a rediculous overpaying history and bottom line…I come out losing everytime. This time, I tried a specific item…golfballs, did well some but got hammered on two specific occasions that in essence equaled to just about retail on all items won when it was said and done. Over the last two days, I have watched specific golf ball auctions, so I jumped in and all 3 of 4 ended, one bid after I stopped bidding. Very suspicious…as soon as I receive my last win (OT) which I paid retail for (retail 2 years ago), I will close my acct. Bottom line, Skoreit is making a ton of money and it is gambling, I should have just paid retail or bought it on Ebay, becuase 6 months later, I am upside down big time. Should have learned my lesson 6 months ago, beware newbies, odds are you will not win.

  75. Wow July 4, 2011 at 10:20 am #

    OF COURSE the odds are you won’t win. Why would the site exist if the odds are you do win? Most people LOSE money on this site. DUH. That’s the only way skoreit stays in business. I’ve seen bidders spend $5,000 on ONE auction and still not win. That’s nobody’s fault but the dumb bidder. ALL casinos and most state lotteries return more per dollar spent than skoreit does.

  76. Newbie Penny Pal July 7, 2011 at 11:03 pm #

    Hey I got a hundred and twenty bids for my b-day because I showed intrest in Skoreit after seeing a tv comercial for itbut I have never done any penny auctioning. I wish anyone who has experience in these auctions would give me a little advice as to which sites to visit and spend my time and money enjoying. Thanks a bunch

  77. Pauline August 25, 2011 at 1:58 am #

    I have not tried this and probably won’t, because I believe in the old saying, If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is!

  78. babydoll September 3, 2011 at 10:34 pm #

    It seems to me the cons outway the pros. Most likely you are not going to win, but they get your money anyways. Why are you people just giving away money?

  79. penny-auction-expert September 4, 2011 at 4:05 pm #


    Since SkoreIt has an Own Today feature, it’s difficult to argue that people are just giving away money. The worse case scenario is that a bidder pays retail price…which hardly seems like a con.

    Please research how these sites work before writing them off.

  80. Skoreit Bidder September 8, 2011 at 8:01 pm #

    I’ve been on Skoreit for a long time. There are no bots or shills here, they are a very big and competitive website with lots of users. Most of the time when you are studying closed auctions and seeing that they are “normally” closing at a set price doesn’t mean anything here. MOST, not ALL, people that continually win use a “tag and defend” strategy meaning that they will bid on, or “tag”, the auction they are interested in as soon as it goes live 12-14 hours in advance. They then “defend” that auction by continuing to overbid anybody else that tries to win it from them. When you jump in at the “normal” ending price, the original tagger will continue to defend what they consider “their” auction against you or anybody else that comes in. Yes, sometimes that means they will overpay for a product but try to think about it this way: Lets say I bid on a $100 gift card that is non OT (Own Today) and I’ve put in $90 worth of bids. If somebody jumps in now and I back off I’ve just lost $90 with nothing to show for it. However if I continue to bid and end up winning for $150 then since I’ve won the card, in essence, I’ve only lost $50. The other benefit for this strategy is that other bidders can see that I am willing to pay over retail so they are more likely to leave me alone in the future and I can get cheaper wins and eventually not only get my money back but start to see a profit and win better products. This is only one strategy and there are many different strategies out there but most of the time the people that are having trouble winning when jumping in at the “normal” ending price, you are most likely jumping in on a bidder that is using this strategy, has already invested their time and money in the auction and will not give it up easily. Hope this helps.

  81. Skoreit Bidder September 8, 2011 at 9:08 pm #

    I know I’ve already written a lot but one more piece of advice for newbies…START SMALL! If you are new and don’t have much if any history and you try the above strategy on the bigger products (iPads, large gift cards, etc.) most of the bidders that have been around for awhile, do have a history for those products, and don’t know your username won’t show any respect for your tag and will over tag you and try to take it from you. You may end up winning the auction but it’ll most likely cost you a lot. Start getting a few wins under your belt with the smaller products and gradually over time work your way up to the larger ones while at the same time developing your own strategy and you’ll see that you’ll have much better results in the long run. Good luck and have fun!

  82. sleock October 18, 2011 at 6:12 am #

    Skoreit Bidder summed it up very well in his posts.

    I consider myself a medium fish and am content with that. I know my limitations and will never go after any really big products. I have developed a reputation but sometimes you do have to send a message. If that means that I will overpay for a product by $100-$200, then I will do so.

    I was watching an Ipad auction yesterday and was amazed to see 2 really big fish fighting for it with seemingly no limitations:

    Outtamyway and Nickkidez were going at it, back and forth. When I went to sleep they each had close to 4,000 bids. BUT, Outtamyway had more bids which means he “claimed” the auction early on, and Nickkidez tried to jump in and steal it. It’s clear that Outtamyway was not happy. He even jumped in on Nickkidez’s 480 bidpak auction just to send him a message of “wtf are you doing?”.

    The lesson is be careful who’s auction you try to swoop into, or you’ll get steamrolled.

    But my one good piece of advice for people is, if you see someone in an auction and their history shows that they have 11 wins, generally stay away from them. I have noticed that when going for that 12th auction win (the site allows a max of 12 every rolling 28 days), people are willing to go bonkers to get it.

  83. Cheryl Anderson November 4, 2011 at 9:44 pm #

    It says better business agrees with this. I dont see that at all. Even at regular auctions you dont have to pay to bid until you win the auction. So this does not make any sense at all. SCAM SCAM SCAM!!!!!!


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