Reviews – Is Arrowoutlet a Scam? Reviews – Is Arrowoutlet a Scam?  


The reviews show that this is a penny auction site. The process is like it is at every other penny auction site. If you would like to bid on an item than you have to purchase bid packs. Each bid will cost $.50 which is actually lower than it is at other penny auction sites. Seems like a viable site but not as good as Auction Resource



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The About Us Page 


The about us page states that this is a Massachusetts based company. The idea of the website is to bring “fun” back to shopping. It does not offer much more information. There is a brief mission statement that is about ten line longs with each statement beginning with “We stand for”. 


The review shows that the contact us information is located on this page and only presents an address and a way to contact web support online. There is no phone number, which I do not like. I like to be able to pick up the phone and have my questions answered.  


A Unique Feature 


This website does offer one rather unique feature that you will not find on many of the penny auction sites. Your first bid pack purchase is 100% risk free or so it is advertised. Once you register and buy your first bid pack if you do not like the way things are going you can ask to cancel your account and have your money returned. Well you will have your unused bids returned.  


The thing is with this unique feature, it is better than what most other sites offer but the reality is those bid packs go pretty quick, so by the time you realize that you do not like the site and want out, most of your bids will have been gambled away anyway.  




When I visited there were a few great items, like an IPAD and a flat screen LCD TV a Nixon Camera, but many of the items were gift cards and bid packs.  


The Math 


Like any penny auction site you have to consider what the total cost of an item really is. If you are paying $.50 per bid but the auction only increases by a few cents per bid you are roughly losing $.47 on each bid.  


If someone bought an item and it is published on the website that they won the item for $10.00 and lets say for argument sake that each time someone bid the bid was increased by $.05 that means for $1.00 that is posted toward the winning bid it is actually $10.00 so for a $10.00 win the company actually collected $100.00. 

Subscription Price: You buy bids.  

Geography: Nationwide 

Number of Items: 100 or more 



Overall, the reviews show that this is a viable site and is not a scam, however it is not as good as Auction Resource. Reviews – Is Arrowoutlet a Scam?