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problem with godaddy auction :(

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by nonai, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. nonai

    nonai Power Member

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    Hi
    I bid on a domain in godaddy auctions a few days ago. It said you have been outbid. I didn't think much of it and forgot about it.

    today I received an email from godaddy saying the winning bidder did not want it, so now, they have placed the domain in my account and I must pay for it within 24 hours ???

    Do I really have to pay for it? how can I get out of it? I dont want it. It's $300 and to be honest with you, I dont remember bidding on it. And I just checked the backlinks and it's garbage! I really dont know why anybody would pay $300 for this piece of shit, it's worthless. And it's not a phishing scam, the domain is really in my account's Won section.

    can I get out of it?
     
  2. LegitXXX

    LegitXXX Newbie

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    Same thing happened to me, I bid, then got outbid, so I didn't to check my email/godaddy account for a couple days because I knew I was outbid.

    By time I logged in next, godaddy had already charged my card that I had on file with them.

    If you don't have anything on file with money on it, I'm pretty sure that if you just don't pay, it will get awarded to the third highest bid.

    But to avoid a problem, I would send a support ticket just saying you don't want it anymore anyways. Or if you want to deal with it immediately....give them a call, they have pretty fast support/low hold times, and then you can get it sorted out right away.
     
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  3. LegitXXX

    LegitXXX Newbie

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    I just read that if you don't pay within 24 hours, you will be charged automatically on your preferred payment method on file.

    So it may be a good idea to call them, and sort it out, because it will take 24 hours for them to reply by support.
     
  4. nonai

    nonai Power Member

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    I know I could remove the credit card and they can't make me pay....but what happens to all the other domains I have bought through gd auctions? I have about 20 of them and cant afford to lose them.
     
  5. LegitXXX

    LegitXXX Newbie

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    ^^You own and have paid for all your other domains, so they can not take them from you.

    I would give them a quick call tho, that way you dont have to deal with trying to get a chargeback on your CC. And you don't need to mess around with getting any errors trying to re-add your CC later.
     
  6. goosefrabah

    goosefrabah Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    That is an odd way for them to do business. You get outbid and then they turn around and tell you that you won. I would be pissed especially if I bid on another domain after thinking I was outbid. I would contact them.
     
  7. chrlie

    chrlie BANNED BANNED

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    Unfortunately, it seems to be your fault....

    but since it is GoDaddy, a rather large hosting network, I would try to personally contact them telling them your side of the story and see if they will help you out....

    Sometimes, they will help....

    but yeah....

    You should not have placed a bid on it in the first place....

    Sorry but you need to hear it directly.

    Just don't let it happen again.
     
  8. lover

    lover Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Why did you bid on domain when you never wanted to buy?

    I don't think you have any alternative now, they may lock your "godaddy auction membership" (not your account) if you do not pay.
     
  9. bullsbears

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    Like the way original bidder refused to own this domain you can also exercise this option. Just call them.
     
  10. BleedW

    BleedW Registered Member

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    I know this is an old post, but I really wanted to give out my 5 cents on this since it happened to me few weeks back. the scenario was exactly the same as OP stated. I did called the techs at GD and said that i don't want that domain any more, just like the winning bidder refused to pay for it, I was refusing to pay for it as well. The customer support person said:" We are not able to get a hold of the winning bidder any longer so we are awarding you instead". I believe it is either a script that auto-bids the opponents, OR GD has put the script in place to raise the item's price until certain level? I guess we'll never know.