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I 'invested' in Sky Digital some 3 and a half years ago, once I had, I was amazed b the wide variet of channels! Upon flicking through the 647th channel- Bid UP TV (as it was then) I came across what appeared to be an online eBay, auctioning off saucepans, watches, golf lcubs and kiddies toys, ... Read review

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Community Level 6memphisto_...

memphisto_chick

Armchair Auction Fever!

AdvantagesCan get bargains, good selection of goods

DisadvantagesPricey p&p, you can end up buying tat!

"I 'invested' in Sky Digital some 3 and a half years ago, once I had, I was amazed b the wide variet of channels! Upon flicking through the 647th channel- Bid UP TV (as it was then) I came across what appeared to be an online eBay, auctioning off saucepans, watches, golf lcubs and kiddies toys, absolutely enchanted by the bright orange set, I decided to sit down and have a watch. I wasn't overly impressed and found myself flicking though the rest of ..." Read review
29.05.2006

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Will I be able to Bid-up? No its down again

AdvantagesYou may find a bargain

DisadvantagesHigh delivery prices, unstable website

"While flicking through the hundreds of channels on Sky a couple of years back, my husband happened upon Bid Up, a shopping channel with a difference. Instead of simply buying an item, you could bid on it, a little bit like Ebay only you would phone in your bid. After watching for a while we discovered there was a website that would let us join in the fun, and so we registered and took the plunge, placing several bids, some successful, but most that ..." Read review
03.02.2005

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TV Auctions at Bid-up. TV

AdvantagesBid-up shopping is very easy

DisadvantagesAuctions may prove costly

"I used to be an avid shopper at bid-up.tv because its so easy to buy and the bargains to be had seemed terrific. The principle is to auction off approximately eight lots per hour, sometimes more if it is a speed auction. An auctioneer describes the product, usually in glowing terms and great detail and a minimum bid is shown on the tv screen alongside a telephone number to ring to bid on the particular auction showing at the time. When you decide ..." Read review
01.02.2003

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Community Level 4ampuk2000

ampuk2000

Bargains if your lucky

AdvantagesCan find bargains if you are very lucky

DisadvantagesDelivery is expensive and takes quite a while

"Summary Bid-up.tv is an interactive auction channel featuring on Sky Digital (647), Freeview (24), Ntlworld and Telewest. It is the sister channel of pricedrop.tv (see my review dated 1/1/2004) however, it has been established for a longer period of time and was one of the first live auction channels to be created on television. There are approximately 6 to 10 auctions each hour, with the channel operating between 8 am and 1 am, 7 days a week, ..." Read review
02.01.2004

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Community Level 1Tattylashes

Tattylashes

Hidden extras

AdvantagesMany items are excellent value for money

Disadvantagesthe additional costs take the edge off your bargain

"I am not too happy with some of the happenings of these channels. The fact you can only buy one item at a time (or pay P&P and call cost) on another phone. They boast a money back guarantee but they fail to say it doesn't include your P&P. I recently had to return a very cheap item because they sent the wrong size, even their invoice confirmed the size it should have been, but the label on the garment was a size smaller. I called and said I expected ..." Read review
06.09.2007

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Type Auctions
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