Quibids penny auction site review

Today I did my usual browsing on the gossip section of Daily Mail and I noticed somewhere on the front page an article/add about Quibids. I decided to write this article because Daily Mail has high circulations and I am quite sure that lots of people are going to click and see what is all about. And probably some are in desperate need of getting good items at low price and may get scammed. Therefore I did my and their homework.

Naturally I had absolutely no idea what the heck Quibids is, so curious as I am I started looking. First I checked their website, the one that pop up when you click on Daily Mail’s article about the guys. Boy oh boy! It’s full of promises and examples of people who were lucky and scored an iPad for less than $50, or a MacBook Pro for pretty much about the same amount.
Suddenly I got the feeling that something must be wrong; when it’s too good to be true, it’s probably a scam.
Some time ago I checked a more legit auction site here in Vancouver and I have almost considered placing a bid, except that I could not find anything interesting. However, I digress so let’s get back to Quibids. So you click on the link, you land on a page full of promises and you almost feel like ‘joining for free’.

Luckily your neurons started making the necessary synopsis and you think that maybe you should check a little bit more what is all about, before committing to anything, not to mention giving your CC number.

What I found out is that Quibids is one of the pretty safe penny auction sites. It’s completely different than eBay, therefore is you think you are a seasoned bidder on eBay and Quibids it’s going to be a walk in a park, think again.
First of all you have to buy a $60 worth bid package. For every bid you place, you have to spend $0.60… hence the qualification as a penny auction site.
The beauty starts now… and by that I don’t mean your ‘beauty’ but the website’s owner one. You place the bid, the clock resets and the bids increase by 1 penny. Basically it can go on and on until you exhausted all your bid money or you quit or somebody else is more callous than you and somehow manages to outsmart you.

People say that actually you are not losing money as you are given the option to ‘Buy Now’ at a price below the retail one. I guess it all depends on how much you want to pay for a merchandise.
Don’t forget that you still have to pay shipping and handling, which I read was much higher that what amazon (for example) charges.

Some negative comments in case you are still considering having ‘fun’ bidding:
– Manipulated auctions: after (trick) winning in the beginning, you are kicked out of easy auctions and you don’t have other choice than to bid battle on big ticket items.
– Same bidder names appear on and on, even if apparently is a restriction on the number of bids per month for certain types of items
– Defective merchandise and not all warranties are honored
– They say it’s free to join, but ask for CC from the very beginning. People claimed that they were charged $60 at the sign up, before considering placing any bids.
– There is no phone number to contact them; it’s just a ‘live chat’ you could use in case you have a complaint
– If the final bid is over the amount you have on your bid package, you lose everything because you are kicked out of the bidding for insufficient founds

Finally, do a simple math. Let’s say that you want an item worth $500. It ends up by being sold for $100. Considering that every bid increases the price by 1 penny, you have about $10,000 bids x $0.60 = $6000 for a $500 product.

Not bad for Quibids, right?

Why I am pro identifying non GMO on food labels?

Despite of what this ninja is saying, I don’t believe that GMO foods are safe for human consumption.

Simplistically explained: regardless what evolutionary theory you fancy, Darwin or Ancient Aliens one, it took thousands of year for humans to reach the developmental stage we are in now.

Around 1990, GMO’s were introduced as a way to ‘eradicate famine’. Skeptics call it ‘population control’ and consider that Monsanto is in cahoots with The Power That Be. Wait, Monsanto IS TPTB!
Nevertheless, if it took thousands of years for the digestive system to develop in accordance to what it’s been fed, how is it possible for the same digestive system to accommodate the new crap we are fed, in only twenty years or so?
And don’t get me started on animals raised on antibiotics and hormones.

So, if genetically modified food was introduced around 1990, how come we still have famine in the word? Would it not be better to teach people how to use a condom than to modify genetic crops to get better yield to feed more mouths?

I still don’t understand why people living in areas with scares resources keep breeding lots of kids, if they can’t feed them? I am not even sure that religion is to be blamed, even if in some cases it’s the real culprit.

I was reading that we NEED genetically modified food because the population on Earth has grown and continues to grow to levels that will make it impossible to have food for everybody.
However, what is approved as ‘safe’ today, it may prove to be otherwise tomorrow, leading to a ban in production of that specific food.

More details about Top 10 genetically modified food here.

If everything is nice and dandy with the food modified genetic, why the resistance to have it identified on labels? Give us, the consumers, the choice to buy non- GMO as we have to choice to buy organic.

And if you think that those 60 countries that banned GMO’s are wrong, maybe you should read Monsanto’s Rogue GMO Wheat Seed .

Honey Boo Boo makes the Barbara Waltes list of most fascinating people of 2012

If you need any more proof that the end of the world must be coming, look not further than Barbara Walters’ “Most Fascinating People of 2012″.
According to Barbara ” ‘Honey Boo Boo is not an obnoxious little girl. She’s sweet and loving with her mother and loving with her sisters :Jessica, Lauryn and Anna. And now Anna has a new baby, and the baby has three thumbs (Seriously… three thumbs? I rest my case.) — but so what? It’ll make you smile”

Uh, No… it definitely won’t make me smile. To be honest I am not watching the show, and from what I have been told by some people, I have zero curiosity on watching it. My understanding is that it’s the life of some trailer trash. OK, I got that. However, since when ‘Guess the fart’ is the game I would like my family to play? What is the value of watching this show?
The scary part is that people like Tina Fey endorses the show. WTF?!! Laughing material for future sketches? The family is laughing all the way to the bank, that’s for sure. And maybe Tina can play that intelligent, educational game with her kids. Yeah, that will do it.

Personally I am on Adam Levine’s side.
Recently he gave an interview to GQ and was saying “Seriously, Honey Boo Boo is the decay of Western civilization. Just because so many people watch the show doesn’t mean it’s good.It’s complete f-cking ignorance and the most despicable way to treat your kids. F-ck those people. You can put that in the magazine: F-ck those idiots. They’re just the worst. Sorry, I’m so sensitive to that — like, I don’t know, man, it’s upsetting. Just to clarify, I said, ‘F-ck those people!'”

Hillary Rodham Clinton makes the list for a second time;I can only imagine how thrilled she must be to share the space with Honey Boo Boo and her family. Classy.
Another name I have noticed on the list: the author of 50 Shades of Grey.

I would conclude that the list is not necessary something about what is good, as it is about what people are fascinated with. Stay-at-home mom porn and trailer trash life seem to be what people are interested in, which speaks volume about how stupid the society became.
We deserve to became extinct.

Amsterdam one step closer to create a new type of ghetto

The Dutch are calling them ‘scum villages’, where according to The Telegraph ‘nuisance neighbours and anti-social tenants will be exiled from the city and rehoused in caravans or containers with “minimal services” under constant police supervision’.

I wish we had something like that when we fought for over 2 years with the scumbags living next door. Somehow, the ‘perfect’ Canadian society failed to protect the law- abiding -tax- paying citizens (who basically pay the police salaries via income and property taxes), against the neighbours that did nothing but throw parties, get drunk and high. Not only that, but somehow they ended up having more rights than us.

I am glad that at least there is a country in this civilized world, where some people decided to put a stop to the non sense of embracing the lowlifes. Maybe we should have a Right wing party somewhere within our political spectrum.
Has anybody stopped for a second and ask the question: Why are the Right-wing parties popular again?
The economic downturn? the decay of the society? the failed multiculturalism? the misunderstood and abused ‘human rights’?
Probably all of the above.

Documentary: UFO’s aliens contact

Are they out there watching us? waiting for us to wake up?

Very often I question if humanity is ready for the truth. The truth about our past, about our history, religion and about who we are. Deep in my soul I have a feeling that we are not ready.

In the mean time, let’s watch a documentary about aliens contact.