Update 1/15-is bid cactus a con? You bet it is! I have been studying them for months now and found 2 new cons they do. They normally have 8 auctions boxes going at the same time. Items waiting to go up to auction usually takes 10 minutes. If bidding is slow (more people are winning at a lower price) they will increase the items bidding time to 15 to 20 minutes thus forcing you to bid higher on the items that are up while waiting for next auction. Another thing they advertise being open all nite, technically true BUT they close off 3 to 4 of the blocks with auction lasting 8 hours again forcing you to bid on items while waiting for more auctions coming up. Email them a question and they are as nice as can be but ask for your money back you won't hear from them. Bidcactus is a scam just like nickle slot machines. It is called an auction but it is not! It is a gambling site! And completely unregulated. Don't fall for the low prices you see for "gift cards". These are won by people who got in on the ground floor and have all the bids locked up. When i tried to bid on an item the same names keep showing up to out bid you. Remember every bid cost. 75 cents. The average card sells for $2 to $3 dollars for a $50 card. If you just bidded 1/4 of the bids for a $2. Card thats $37 plus add the $5.99 shipping charge. For thoes of you who do not believe in this information here are the names of the people or "bots" (i don't know which): CHERRYBERRY, PICKLE, just try to bid on a large bidpack or tv and their names will show up, G8TRCHICK, SHAVEUBARE, HAYLO2069, C, BIGCUZ, JANACAROL, LEXUSLADY, BIDKILLER, PHILLY, DDJC, TOPGUN, MAUER, CUNBED, ANTM, LADYJO, LADYGOLDFISH, HAYLO2069, BAKERVILLE, MAMALEW, GIFTCARDS, BIDS4ME, MWILKERSON12, JANETS, BENSON11, SEKAROSE, LUVTOBID, PEACOCKRANCHER. IFEELTHELOVE, BILOXI, BAADZ, A-NONY-MOUSE. These are the normal ones you can not outbid and are online 24/7. Write the ftc! I did!