Terms & Conditions
Updated: May 1, 2012
General / Overview
The following Terms & Conditions shall apply to the relationship between IBID2SAVE, LTD, a subsidiary of IBID2SAVE, LLC and www.ibid2save.com (collectively referred to herein as "IBID2SAVE"), and the end user (“You” or “Your”). By using IBID2SAVE's services, You accept the following Terms & Conditions, as well as the manner in which IBID2SAVE operates. These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between IBID2SAVE and You, and supersede and replace all prior commitments, undertakings, agreements, or representations, whether written or oral, between You and IBID2SAVE with respect of Your use of IBID2SAVE.
Information on IBID2SAVE, such as the “How It Works”, “How to Get FREE Bids”, “How to Earn Bids”, "Help", “iBid2Save Support” and "About Us" sections, are only recommendations and are not intended as rules or guidelines. IBID2SAVE is not liable or responsible for the actions of users or other individuals who have read or been informed of such information or other written material.
If You have any questions, concerns, or comments about our Terms & Conditions, please email us email@example.com.
Acceptance of Terms & Conditions
By accepting these Terms & Conditions and/or registering with IBID2SAVE, You confirm that You are eligible to participate on IBID2SAVE as specified in the "Eligibility" sections below. If You do NOT agree to any of these Terms & Conditions as set forth herein, do NOT use IBID2SAVE. If You access, download, or use, in any way, any service from IBID2SAVE, You agree to, and are bound by, all of these Terms and Conditions and acknowledge the following: First, You have had an opportunity to review all of the information regarding the use of IBID2SAVE, including the “How It Works”, “How to Get FREE Bids”, “How to Earn Bids”, "Help", “iBid2Save Support” and "About Us" sections irrespective of whether or not You have actually reviewed same, prior to participating on IBID2SAVE. Second, You have reviewed all of the information regarding the use of IBID2SAVE, including the “How It Works”, “How to Get FREE Bids”, “How to Earn Bids”, “Help”, “iBid2Save Support”, “Ibid2save101”,and "About Us" sections, or chosen not to review same. Finally, You have had the opportunity to ask any questions You may have, provide any comments, and address any concerns regarding use of IBID2SAVE by telephone, email, or written correspondence and to have those questions, comments, or concerns answered or addressed prior to participating on IBID2SAVE.
Please also be advised certain additional terms and conditions may apply to the use of IBID2SAVE’s services, the purchase of products from IBID2SAVE, and to specific portions or features of IBID2SAVE, including, but not limited to, certain contests, promotions, coupons, toolbars, or other similar features. All such additional terms and conditions are made a part of these Terms & Conditions by this reference. You agree to abide by such other terms and conditions, including where applicable representing that You are of sufficient legal age to use or participate in such service, purchase such product, or use such feature. If there is a conflict between these Terms & Conditions and the terms posted for or applicable to a specific portion of IBID2SAVE or for any service offered on or through IBID2SAVE, the latter terms shall control with respect to Your use of that portion of the IBID2SAVE website, the specific service offered, or feature of IBID2SAVE.
Changes to Terms & Conditions
IBID2SAVE reserves the right to amend, revise and/or restate these Terms & Conditions from time to time and at any time without prior notice to You. You agree IBID2SAVE may provide You notice of such changes to these Terms & Conditions in at least one of the following manners: email from IBID2SAVE, via an RSS feed, via IBID2SAVE’s blog, and/or posting a change notice on the IBID2SAVE website for a reasonable limited time. Consequently, You should review these Terms & Conditions for changes each time You visit IBID2SAVE.
It is Your responsibility to review any revised Terms & Conditions. You may be requested to review and acknowledge your agreement to be bound by these Term & Conditions, as amended and restated, from time to time. Should You find any subsequent additions, amendments, revisions, or deletions to these Terms & Conditions unacceptable, You must immediately cease any and all use of IBID2SAVE’s services. Otherwise, by any continued attempt to access, download or use, in any way, any service from IBID2SAVE following the posting of any notice of a change to the previous existing Terms & Conditions, You are thereby agreeing to be and shall be bound by all of the Terms & Conditions as revised.
By accepting these Terms & Conditions and/or registering with IBID2SAVE, You confirm the following: (a) You are at least 18 years of age and at least age of majority under applicable laws of the country, state, city, or other jurisdiction (each, a "Jurisdiction") of Your residence; (b) You can engage in a binding contract; and (c) You meet all other eligibility requirements contained in these Terms & Conditions. By using accessing, downloading or using any service of IBID2SAVE, You warrant that You have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into this agreement and agree to abide by all of these Terms & Conditions.
You must reside in the 50 states of the United States of America or Washington D.C. You are not eligible to use IBID2SAVE if You live in the U.S. sovereign territories of Guam, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
All IBID2SAVE employees, their family members (defined as parents, spouse, siblings and children), and any other person residing in the same household as any IBID2SAVE employee may not, under any circumstances, participate in any IBID2SAVE auction.
IBID2SAVE products and services are offered exclusively to private users and individuals and specifically not to commercial or semi-commercial retailers or others. By using IBID2SAVE, You warrant that You are a private user or individual and Your use of any product and service from IBID2SAVE will not be used for commercial or semi-commercial retail purposes.
Account Limitations and Winning Restrictions
IBID2SAVE reserves the right to limit, in its sole discretion, the number of user accounts per household and the number of auctions per user account that a user may be the highest bidder on. Any single credit card may not be used in conjunction with multiple user accounts. IBID2SAVE limits the number of user accounts per natural person and/or per household to one (exceptions may apply - contact customer support with any questions firstname.lastname@example.org). IBID2SAVE believes the account limitations, winning restrictions, and the other terms and conditions for your use of IBID2SAVE as set forth herein are reasonably necessary to provide all users of IBID2SAVE a fun, entertaining, and equal opportunity to competitively participate and experience using the IBID2SAVE website. Furthermore, the account limitations, winning restrictions, and the other terms and conditions for your use of IBID2SAVE as set forth herein are specifically intended to protect You and others from anyone that may attempt to abuse IBID2SAVE marketplace or give themselves an unfair advantage over other users of IBID2SAVE. PLEASE BE ADVISED, the moment IBID2SAVE determines, in its sole discretion, You or Your account is in violation of any of these account limitations or any other provision of these Terms & Conditions or You or Your Account is involved in any activity which may intended to provide an unfair advantage over other users of IBID2SAVE, then Your account shall become restricted and You shall be prohibited from bidding on any further existing or future auction on IBID2SAVE until further review and notice is provided from IBID2SAVE otherwise.
In order to insure the validity of its users, IBID2SAVE may, in its sole discretion, require You to verify Your identity and confirm the validity of Your account prior to shipping any product. In order to verify Your identity and the validity of Your account You may be requested to provide IBID2SAVE a copy of Your state issued driver’s license or other state issued identification card. In order to comply with any such request by IBID2SAVE, You must scan the front and back of the card and email it to IBID2SAVE. Your failure to provide such identification and complete with validation process will be considered a default by You and Your transaction may be voided at IBID2SAVE’s sole discretion.
It is Your responsibility to cease bidding on any items until Your account becomes unrestricted and within the winning restrictions. If You continue to bid on items while Your account is restricted, You shall be penalized for each bid You placed during any such auction(s) by forfeiting all bids placed. Furthermore, if You bid on an auction and are the highest bidder at the end of said auction in violation of these restrictions, You shall immediately forfeit the offer and ability to purchase the item at the bid offer price and shall forfeit all bids placed on said auction(s). Therefore, Users should pay close attention to any automatic bids that have been set up on future auction closings and remove themselves from these auctions so they are not in violation of these restrictions. You shall not be entitled to any refund associated with any bids forfeited as a result of Your violation of these restrictions.
You are expressly prohibited from participating in any form of collusion with other users with regard to Your use of IBID2SAVE, including, but not limited to, obtaining more than one user account; for the purpose of exploiting any special offer or promotion provided by IBID2SAVE; attempt to control bidding or gain an unfair advantage to other users in any auction; or any other attempt to violate any provision of these Terms & Conditions. In the event IBID2SAVE, in its sole discretion, suspects or determines that You have participated in any form of collusion with regard to any use or related to any service or auction on IBID2SAVE then IBID2SAVE reserves the right to temporarily suspend or permanently close Your account and any other user’s account suspected or determined to have participated in such collusion in any manner, at IBID2SAVE’s sole discretion.
Your willful or continued violation of these account limitations and winning restrictions or any other provisions of these Terms & Conditions shall result in the permanent termination of Your account, at IBID2SAVE’s sole discretion, without prior notice to You and without recourse against IBID2SAVE.
Registration of User Account
In order to access the auctions and certain other features of IBID2SAVE, You must create a user account that is accepted by IBID2SAVE and maintained by You in accordance with the provisions of these Terms & Conditions and applicable law. You may only register one time on IBID2SAVE. As stated above, IBID2SAVE limits the number of user accounts per natural person and/or per household to one. Only individuals may open an account, not entities, companies, trusts, co-ops, etc.
At the time of Your registration, You are required to provide Your name and a verifiable email address. All information You provide during the registration process must be accurate, and You must not provide any misleading information when registering.
Furthermore, You may not collude to exchange information with other IBID2SAVE users in order to obtain more than one registration or user account or to attempt any violation of these Terms & Conditions.
During the registration process You will have the opportunity to choose a unique user name for Your use on IBID2SAVE. However, Your chosen username must not be offensive, rude, disparaging, or derogatory. You may not attempt to mislead, deceive, or delude other IBID2SAVE users with Your username. Your username may not advertise for other websites, properties, or services with Your username. Finally, Your username may not violate the intellectual property rights of any third party.
In the event IBID2SAVE should receive information or otherwise discover that Your username is somehow illegal or in violation of any of these provisions of these Terms & Conditions, as evaluated by IBID2SAVE in its sole discretion, Your account may be frozen with or without notice until Your username is changed. Furthermore, IBID2SAVE reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to temporarily suspend or permanently terminate Your account without prior notice to You for violating any of the provisions of these Terms & Conditions. In the event Your account is temporarily suspended or permanently terminated, You will have no right to reinstate Your account without the expressed consent of IBID2SAVE and You may lose the right to any remaining bids in Your account. You shall have NO RECOURSE against IBID2SAVE for any such temporary suspension or permanent termination of Your account.
Maintaining User Account
You may never use another individual’s user account. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on Your user account, and You must keep Your account password secure and confidential. You agree not to disclose Your password to any third party or permit any third party to access Your account. IBID2SAVE will never ask for Your password except during login. You should never provide Your password to anyone, including IBID2SAVE's employees.
You may not sell, license, or otherwise transfer Your user account, except by operation of law. User accounts are non-transferable, and only You are permitted to use Your user account. You agree to be liable for all offensive or unlawful activities that are undertaken using Your user account. You must notify IBID2SAVE immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of Your account. Although IBID2SAVE will not be liable for Your losses caused by any unauthorized use of Your account, You may be liable for the losses of IBID2SAVE or others relating to any such unauthorized use.
IBID2SAVE hereby grants to You permission to use the IBID2SAVE website as set forth in these Terms & Conditions, provided that: (a) Your use of IBID2SAVE is solely for the purposes expressly agreed upon by IBID2SAVE; (b) You will not copy or distribute any part of the IBID2SAVE website in any medium; (c) You will not alter or modify any part of the IBID2SAVE website; and (d) You will otherwise comply with the terms and conditions of these Terms & Conditions.
You agree not to use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, "robots," "spiders," "offline readers," etc., that accesses any part of the IBID2SAVE website in a manner that sends more request messages to the IBID2SAVE website servers in a given period of time quicker than a human could reasonably produce in the same period by using a convention on-line web browser. You further agree to use the IBID2SAVE website and/or the associated services only in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations, and these Terms & Conditions. In addition, You agree that You will not post any telephone numbers, street addresses, last names, URLs or email addresses, unless otherwise expressly permitted by IBID2SAVE. You agree not to advertise, or solicit, any user to buy or sell any products or services and not to transmit any chain letters or junk email to other users. Finally, You agree that You will not and You will not permit others to cover or obscure any banner or other advertisements on any IBID2SAVE web page.
You may refer friends to IBID2SAVE using the referral form on the IBID2SAVE website. IBID2SAVE offers free Promo Bids to any user who refers new users who purchase a Bid Pack. IBID2SAVE reserves the right to review each referral for possible fraud. You may not refer family members or persons located in Your household. Any abuse of the referral system may result in the deduction of fraudulent bids awarded and/or the termination of Your account, in IBID2SAVE's sole discretion.
You have the right to terminate Your account at any time. You may do so either by discontinuing all use of IBID2SAVE by not returning to the IBID2SAVE website or by closing Your account by following the procedure that is described on the IBID2SAVE website under the ‘My Account’ tab.
IBID2SAVE reserves the right to temporarily suspend or permanently terminate Your account, at IBID2SAVE’s sole discretion, if IBID2SAVE determines or suspects You have violated any of the provisions of these Terms & Conditions, any laws, or the rights of our other users or other third parties. Examples of unauthorized usage include, but are not limited to, the use of unauthorized third-party bidding or bid tracking software, the creation of multiple user accounts by the same individual, use of the same credit card for multiple accounts, collusion or attempts to collude between users, or any other fraudulent account activity or abusive behavior. In order to enforce these Terms & Conditions and to ensure all users have a substantially equal ability to competitively participate in its auctions, IBID2SAVE has implemented certain protocols it believes are reasonably necessary to protect its users from certain improprieties. By accepting these Terms and Conditions You expressly grant IBID2SAVE the right to track Your activity on the IBID2SAVE website by your IP address. Furthermore, You agree that if IBID2SAVE, in good faith and in its sole discretion, determines that You have breached these Terms & Conditions in any manner, IBID2SAVE may withhold, cancel, or otherwise retain any and all of Your pending deliveries and You will forfeit any rights to use or receive any refund for any remaining bids in Your account.
Purchase of Bids
Each bid placed by You under Your authorized and active user account in connection with any auction, must be purchased in advance and paid for by You prior to initiating such bid. Your “Cash Bids” are purchased only in packages comprised of “Bid Packs” at the currently applicable price(s). IBID2SAVE reserves the right to offer different size Bid Packs at different times which may contain more than one type of Bid within them. Payment for Bid Packs shall be made by credit/debit card or such other payment solutions identified on the IBID2SAVE website. By entering Your credit/debit card information on the IBID2SAVE website You are authorizing IBID2SAVE to charge Your card for the amount stated at time of purchase and track your IP address at the time of purchase. Should You not honor a payment for any reason, You will be charged a returned payment fee. IBID2SAVE reserves the right to temporarily suspend and block access to any user's account until payment in full of the invoice amount, including any fees due to returned payment, etc., and to withhold any outstanding deliveries until payment in full is received by IBID2SAVE. Purchased Cash Bids are only valid until the earliest of the following (i) Three (3) years after said Cash Bid is credited to Your user account; (ii) You place the bid in any auction; (iii) You use the Cash Bid toward the purchase of any product utilizing the Buy It Now function; or (iv) The termination of Your Account, either by IBID2SAVE or by You.
From time to time, IBID2SAVE may offer You the opportunity to receive free “Promo Bids,” which are normally associated with a particular promotion, bid coupon code, or earned bids as a result of a particular action by a user such as referring a friend or completing a survey. Promo Bids are only valid until the earliest of the following: (i) Six (6) months after said Promo Bid is credited to Your user account; (ii) When You place the Promo Bid in any auction; or (iii) The termination of Your Account, either by IBID2SAVE or by You. Promo Bids have no cash or monetary value, and therefore may not be returned or exchanged for such. In addition, Promo Bids may not be used toward the purchase of any product using the Buy It Now function of the IBID2SAVE website.
“Promo Bid Auctions” are auctions in which users bid for a specific number Promo Bids to be used in future auctions. If You are the highest bidder for a Promo Bid Auction You are not eligible for any refund and the Promo Bids received therefrom may not later be used toward the purchase of any Product Auction item.
PLEASE BE ADVISED: All bids are a limited license for You to participate in a IBID2SAVE auction and each Bid of any type has no actual cash or monetary value. All sales on IBID2SAVE are final and nonrefundable. Once You place any bid on an auction, it is deducted from Your account balance and it can no longer be used or refunded, irrespective of whether or not the bid is successful. All Cash Bids, Promo Bids, and Bid Packs are nontransferable. If You have any questions regarding Cash Bids, Promo Bids, or Bid Packs please contact customer service at email@example.com.
Bidding And Automatic Bidding On An Auction
Each Bid is a limited license for You to participate in a IBID2SAVE auction and each Bid has no actual cash or monetary value. You may not exchange for Bids for cash; however, You may be able to use Cash Bids for credit to be applied toward the purchase of a product through the Buy It Now function. Once You place any bid in an auction, it is deducted from Your account balance and can no longer be refunded or credited back to Your account, irrespective of whether or not the bid is successful or whether or not You choose to apply said bid as credit toward the purchase of the particular item after said auction, if applicable. Bids are deducted from Your account balance in the following order: First any Cash Bids are deducted in the order they are set to expire. Second any Promo Bids are deducted in the order in which they are set to expire.
Once a bid is deducted from Your account IBID2SAVE will not reinstate the bid, except at IBID2SAVE’s sole discretion. If You ever believe that Your account balance does not reflect any bid(s) that You have acquired validly and not utilized in an auction, You must notify IBID2SAVE customer support firstname.lastname@example.org within six months of the date You claim to have acquired the bids in question, otherwise You forever give up any right to said bids.
You can place Bids on all Auctions either by manually clicking on the 'bid' button on an auction listing or by using the “Automatic Bidding” function. Automatic Bidding is a means of bidding automatically on an auction according to Your instructions, even if You are not logged into the IBID2SAVE website or are not online. When using Automatic Bidding You must use caution in order to ensure that You have set up the Automatic Bidding function properly and in accordance with Your desires to bid on any particular auction. The Automatic Bidding function may not be activated for an auction when the timer has 2 seconds or less on the clock. The Automatic Bidding function may not available on certain auctions. IBID2SAVE is not responsible if You mishandle, miscalculate, or improperly setup of the Automatic Bidding function. To learn more about how Automatic Bidding works, please see the ‘How It Works’, ‘Help’, and ‘iBid2Save Support’ sections. You may also email any questions You may have regarding Automatic Bidding to email@example.com.
Each bid You place in an auction constitutes an irrevocable offer to purchase that product under the terms and conditions for such auction. Each time You place a bid in an active auction, the asking purchase price of the particular product or bid pack for that auction increases by the amount specified for that auction, normally $0.01 up to $1.00. A maximum of 20 seconds will be added to the timer and one bid will be deducted from Your account with each bid You place on an auction.
IBID2SAVE desires every user to have a good experience when using IBID2SAVE. Placing bids is solely the responsibility of the user and You must always manage Your auctions and use Your bids carefully. Placing bids online at www.ibid2save.com frequently or repeatedly can result in high costs to the user. All users should monitor their bidding practices and check Your charges regularly.
Even though IBID2SAVE is a competitive shopping environment in which the users determine the final purchase price (the “Auction End Price”), IBID2SAVE has established specific bidding limits on the bidding process in order to prevent the asking bid price from ever exceeding the suggested retail price or “Value Price” as posted for the item being auctioned.
End of the Auction
An auction ends the earliest of either: (a) the timer on the IBID2SAVE server(s) hits zero or (b) the asking bid price reaches the suggested retail price as posted for the product being auctioned. Only the highest and last bidder of an auction as the database recorded before the timer on the IBID2SAVE server(s) hits zero will have the opportunity to purchase the auctioned product at the applicable Auction End Price.
Upon completion of the auction, IBID2SAVE, at its sole discretion, will accept the offer of the highest bidder, whereupon, an agreement for purchase of such Product shall be made and be binding upon such user and IBID2SAVE, under these Terms & Conditions and any other terms and conditions specific to that particular auction. All other bids placed in the auction will expire and will not be credited back to any account or be eligible for use, except as otherwise provided for herein.
Confirmation of Order and Payment After End of Auction
If You are the successful bidder of an Auction You must actively confirm all of the applicable Auction and purchase information, including Your “Offer” to purchase the item at the Auction End Price plus the Auction Fee (as defined below) and any applicable, shipping and handling charges and taxes (collectively referred to herein as the “Total Purchase Price”), payment options, and shipping instructions. By clicking on the ‘Confirmation’ button You are confirming Your Offer to IBID2SAVE to move forward with the purchase of the product at the Auction End Price and pay to IBID2SAVE the Total Purchase Price as consideration for the product and You are entering into a legally binding purchase agreement by and between You and IBID2SAVE for the purchase of such Product under these Terms & Conditions and any other terms and conditions specific to that auction (referred to herein as the “Purchase Agreement”). After pressing the Confirmation button, You must select a payment option and pay the Total Purchase Price. You are not permitted to apply any remaining bids in Your account toward any portion of the Total Purchase Price.
After You confirm the order and payment of the Total Purchase Price has been received by IBID2SAVE, You will receive a confirmation e-mail from IBID2SAVE and IBID2SAVE shall initiate the shipment of the item to the address information supplied by You. An invoice containing a breakdown of the Total Purchase Price (including the Auction End Price, Auction Fee, any shipping and handling charges, and all applicable taxes) will be sent to You by IBID2SAVE once delivery has been arranged.
Highest Bidder Default
In the event You fail to confirm Your Offer and enter into the Purchase Agreement and pay the Total Purchase Price within Forty Eight (48) Hours of the Auction end-date, IBID2SAVE will consider You have either withdrawn the Offer or are in default of the Purchase Agreement. As a result of your failure to timely close the transaction, IBIDSAVE shall declare You in default of the Purchase Agreement and permanently revoke Your right to pay for and receive delivery of the product. Furthermore, all of Your bids placed in that auction will be deemed expired and will be non-refundable, and the product will continue to count against Your account’s winning limitations as provided for above. IBID2SAVE reserves the right to reject Your Offer to purchase the Product at any time for any reason in its sole discretion without recourse to IBID2SAVE.
In the event the highest bidder defaults by failing to timely close on the purchase of the product, IBID2SAVE has the right, at its sole discretion, to provide the second highest bidder notice that they are now the new highest and last offer in the auction. The new highest bidder will then be subject to the same terms and conditions to purchase the product subject to the following additional terms. First, the new highest bidder will have 48 hours to close the transaction upon said notice being sent by IBID2SAVE to the new highest bidder. Second, the new highest bidder will not be included in this bidder’s win restrictions for the given period so long as they purchase the product in this auction. Finally, in the event the new bidder had already chosen to purchase the product utilizing the Buy It Now Function, said bidder will be credited the difference between the price paid for the item and the amount of the Total Purchase Price calculated as the new highest bidder.
All auctions are subject to an “Auction Fee” more commonly known as a Buyer’s Premium equal to the higher of 4.99% of the Total Value Price of the Auction or a minimum of $4.99. This Auction Fee shall be included in the Total Purchase Price.
Buy It Now Function
Even if You have placed one or more bids on an auction for a particular product (referred to herein as a “Product Auction” and specifically excludes any Promo Bid Auction), You may still have an opportunity to purchase the same model item after the Product Auction ends at the designated “Value Price” as stated in the product details for that particular Product Auction. As a participant in the Product Auction (You placed at least one Cash Bid in the Product Auction) You will receive a credit equal to Your cost of the Cash Bids You placed in that particular Product Auction toward the Value Price of the item. Please note, the Buy It Now function is only av