I don't know what category this belongs in, but I'm sure the mods will move it to the appropriate one if this isn't it.
If George Noory really wants his listeners to trust him, he needs to stop reading commercials for companies that are total scams.
Have you heard Noory's commercials for skoreit.com?
It really is quite a scam.
Get this: Unlike eBay, where only the seller pays a listing or final value fee, with this alleged auction site that Noory's pushing, every single
time you as the buyer place a bid, you have to pay a fee!
And that's not one fee per auction; I'm saying that every single bid has a fee attached to it!
Furthermore, if you click the "auctions ending soon" link, you are shown a bunch of totally fake auctions with timers rapidly counting down to zero,
where, for example, a fifty dollar gift card is sold for less than a dollar.
I think it's impossible to search actual auctions. What you can do is look at listings for products. I clicked on a link for the Sony PS3 and the
page it took me to claimed that auctions for the PS3 had closed for as little as $0.11.
There's also some business about how if you don't win the auction, it's not too late: you'll still have the option of paying the retail price for
the item, minus your bidding fees.
I did a bit of Googling just to confirm that it really is a scam, and I wasn't disappointed:
Consumer complaints about skoreit.com
A few gems from that site:
Author Gregory G. Not yet a Trusted Reviewer
I am a disabled physician. I trred this site as I heard it on Mike and Mike in the morning as others did. At first I spent a few dollars. But let me
tell you-yes like all the other negative comments there are auto bidders that are suspicious! I have won auctions--TRUE. Bottom line its LUCK! You can
have a stragedy--but it all goes to hell when someone signs on and bids another 240 bids for something. An I Pad 16 Gigabyte soled for 74.00
dollars! Now do the Math. That was 7400 bids times about 63 cents a bid.!!!!!!! Four thousand two huindred dollars. These auction sites a purely
gambling. The items I have received are legitimate. But there are so many people out there that resell what they win on ebay. Its aboiut timing and
luck. If you can sit all DAY AND WATCH SOMETHING--YES YOU CAN WIN. Setting up an auto bid is purely a gamble! When I look back---I have lost almost
three Grand and really did not need the stuff I won. Truly! Bottom and final line is this. Go watch and wait for a sale at a department store---you
willo be less frustrated and less tempted and will be guaranteed to get the item. Not a gamble and a Loss. I think these sites all should be removed
from the internet--period. I am Guilty of being depressed after major spinal surgery(and feel stupid as a Physicain having lost that much). But if my
story can save anyone heartache, and their hard earned money, then I at least am a truthfull fool. Stay away from this site!! Go to wallmart or
target, or best buy. Thanks.
Author Jon L. Not yet a Trusted Reviewer
It is a total RIP OFF... spent $180 got nothing. Have to be using fake bids why would someone spend over $1,000 to get a $399 item? Look at the closed
auctions something is fishy here.
Author John C. Not yet a Trusted Reviewer
This is a gambling site, pure and simple. After losing $100 on buying bids where I did not win the auction, I simply lost all my money. In a normal
auction, you don't pay unless are the high bidder. With skoreit you pay everytime you place a bid at .60 per bid, and since items up for auction only
increase by .01 each time, an item that sells for $10.00 actually has 1000 bidders or $600!!! And if you don't win, you just lost all your money.
There is tremendous risk involved. It's gambling. An equitable business transaction involves exchange of goods or services for money spent. However,
when you spend money, in hopes that you might win, that is not a business transaction, it's gambling! If you like to gamble, then you'll enjoy this
site. However, it is a little deceitful to advertise this as anything other than Gambling. I too heard about Skoreit on ESPN's Mike & Mike, which
gave it a bit of credibility in my book. I hope they would pull their endorsement from this website
Shame on you, George Noory! Shame on you for allowing your name and reputation to be associated with something so sleazy.