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For your peace of mind

The bidorbuy Buyer Protection Programme has been designed for your peace of mind. In the unlikely event that something goes wrong with your purchase, you’ll be covered by us.

How to pay on bidorbuy

It is important that you as the buyer know exactly which payment methods are covered by the bidorbuy Buyer Protection Programme and which are not.

Read this, so you don’t become a victim

One bidorbuyer awoke yesterday to yet another phishing attack directed against South Africa’s largest online marketplace. He received an email message that looked like the real thing. In his own words, the message immediately plunged him into a state of anxiety. No wonder. The fake bidorbuy message warned him that he has violated site policies […]

How to spot a scam

Recently – well, to be exact, today – a Facebook user posted this message on the bidorbuy Wall on Facebook, and we quote exactly: “People, PLEEEASE STAY AWAY FROM BID OR BUY. Nigerian scam. Ive lost money through a scam of the so called Smiths. Stay away from this site.“ An unpleasant experience, especially such […]

Phishing, again

Scammers never run out of ideas. They are always ready to adopt a different approach. That is why bidorbuy users should always be on the alert. During the weekend, several bidorbuy sellers ended up falling victim to a phishing attack after receiving a query on their bidorbuy classifieds listing, followed by this, at the first […]

Mind who you chat with

Recently, a visitor to our site found a listing for a 2009 TOYOTA HILUX RAIDER DOUBLE CAB 3.0 D4D 4X4 AT, going for R60,000. That kind of price for such a vehicle is likely to attract anyone’s attention. This prospective buyer hurried to contact the seller (this was a classified listing, where seller’s contact details […]