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Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions updated 11/1/2013

General
Welcome to AreaBids.com. The following Terms and Conditions apply to the relationship between Neal Communications, dba AreaBids.com and You. "Our Members". By registering and becoming a member of AreaBids.com, you agree that you have read, understand and accept our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

You understand and accept that a penny auction is a competitive game and some members will win and some members will lose. You also accept that a penny auction is a game based on skill and that some members will win more than others will.

You acknowledge that you have reviewed and understand “How It All Works” linked from all pages on AreaBids.com before you participate in an auction.

Eligibility
To participate on AreaBids.com, you must register and become a member. No purchase necessary. No credit or debit card required to register.

You must be at least 18 years old and have a real address in the continental United States, Alaska or Hawaii. No PO Box, sweets or equivalent addresses will be accepted. You agree that these terms and conditions is a legally binding agreement between you and AreaBids.com.

Employees of AreaBids.com and Neal Communications and their family members (defined as parents, spouse, siblings and children) and any person residing in the same household as employees may not participate in auctions.

You may only register for 1 account with AreaBids.com using your own postal address. All products will be shipped to member address or email only. Additionally, only one member account per household is permitted.

You are responsible for ensuring that your account is secure by using a strong password and by not sharing that password with anyone. AreaBids.com is not responsible for lost passwords nor consequences thereof.

You cannot use any non-authorized 3rd party software to play "bid" for you on AreadBids.com. "You can only use the autobid feature on AreaBids.com to place bids for you."

Registration is required to participate in auctions. You must provide accurate and complete information.

Your username must not be offensive, must not be designed to deceive other members. AreaBids.com reserves the right to change, modify or remove any username without prior notice.

Referrals
All AreadBids.com members "By Default" can earn 20 free bids for referrals. You may refer friends to AreadBids.com using the referral link in your "MyAccount" page.

Bidding - Bid Purchases - Auto Bidder
Bids are purchased in advanced in the form of "Bid Packs". AreaBids.com reserves the right to block access to member's account until payment in full.

Bid Packs never expire. Bids never expire and never lose value.

Once the auction goes below 15 seconds and a member bids during this time the auction will reset to 15 seconds. An auction ends when the timer on AreaBids.com server hits zero. The winner of an auction is the last bidder.

You can place bids in two ways: Manually by clicking an auction's "Bid" button and or by using the Auto Bidder feature. The Auto Bidder is an automated feature which lets You bid on an auction even when You are not online or logged in. The Auto Bidder will automatically place bids according to your instructions. You can read about how to use the Auto Bidder in the "How It All Works" page.

Win Limits
Two wins per day. Clock is reset at 12:01am each day.

Ten wins per week. Clock is reset at 12:01am on Sunday each week.

Free To Bid auctions.
Free To Bid auctions. No cost per bid. Free Shipping. Just pay the final auction price. No bid pack purchase necessary.

All Bids Back auctions
All Bids Back auctions. When the auction closes, all bidders get their bids back, including the winner. This is the best deal anywhere!

Blind auctions
Blind Auctions. On this auction, all user names are hidden until the auction is over. It works exactly the same as a regular auction except the user names are hidden. When you bid on this type of auction, you can see your own name but no others. You will always know if you are high bidder. All bidders will see, is a random 6-digit number in place of the high bidder user name. Each bid will generate a deferent number even if the same bidder bids twice. Auction bid history will be available about 15 seconds after the auction closes with the real user names of all bidders. Good Luck.

We know that this type of auction will change the strategy of some bidders. Please understand that last second bidding is risky.

Odds of Winning Auctions
Every auction is unique and the results of all auctions offered on AreaBids.com depend on the number of members participating in such auctions and the skill of the members participating in the auctions. Odds of winning are therefore unavailable.

AreaBids.com reserves the right to close, suspend or permanently disqualify any member account we believe is in violation of our terms & conditions.

ACCOUNT SUSPENSION - ACCOUNT TERMINATION
AreaBids.com reserves the right to temporarily suspend or permanently terminate any account at AreaBids.com’s sole discretion if it determines or suspects you have violated these Terms & Conditions or any laws or the rights of our other members, or if you have used AreaBids.com in an unauthorized manner. Unauthorized site use includes, but is not limited to, the use of unauthorized bid tracking software, any third-party bidding software, the creation of multiple accounts by the same individual, or other fraudulent account activity or behavior.

You agree that if AreaBids.com in good faith and in its sole discretion, determines that you have breached these Terms & Conditions or made unauthorized use of the Site in any way, AreaBids.com may cancel, withhold or otherwise retain any of your pending deliveries and or bids. Should your account be suspended or terminated, any bids in your account are not eligible for refund.

DELIVERY
Delivery of auction items is available only to the 50 states of the United States, Washington D.C. AreaBids.com will NOT deliver to Post Office Boxes or similar locations. Unless stated otherwise, delivery will be made directly from our warehouse or from our supplier to the address provided by you. Delivery times vary from 2 to 7 days.

Purchase of or auction wins on bids are placed into your account immediately upon approval. AreaBids.com reserves the right to delay this action should the need arise to further investigate a purchase or payment.

RETURNS - CANCELLATIONS - WARRANTY
Members will always be able to receive a refund for any unused paid bids for any reason. All unused paid bids are refundable, and we will not ask you to close your account! Your bids belong to you “not us” until you spend them.

All new products are sold with the manufacturer’s limited warranty only.

NEITHER AreaBids.com, ITS AFFILIATES NOR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS, SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS MAKES ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE SITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE OR SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE SITE, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF AreaBids.com SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

INDEMNITY
By the use of the AreaBids.com, you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold AreaBids.com, its parent company, its members, managers, shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents, affiliates, licensors, and other partners (collectively known as the “Indemnified Persons”) harmless from any loss, cost, expense, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, suffered by any Indemnified Persons due to, arising out of, or in connection with (i) Your use of AreaBids.com or any of the services offered by AreaBids.com, (ii) any violation of these Terms, Policies, or Rules you or any person acting in collusion with you, (iii) any violation of applicable law or court order by you, and (iv) any negligence or willful misconduct by you.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM THE AreaBids.com OR SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THESE TERMS. YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT AreaBids.com WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE AreaBids.com, SOFTWARE, OR ANY RELATED SERVICES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, AND PUNITIVE DAMAGES, WHETHER SUCH CLAIM IS BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE, (EVEN IF PROVIDER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES).

THE LIMITATIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY RELIANCE ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM AreaBids.com OR THAT RESULTS FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES OR E-MAIL, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES OR OTHER MALICIOUS CODE, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETHER OR NOT RESULTING FROM ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO PROVIDER RECORDS, PROGRAMS, OR SERVICES, AND WHETHER OR NOT AreaBids.com HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. member HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THIS LIMITATION SHALL APPLY TO ALL CONTENT, MERCHANDISE, AND SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH AreaBids.com.

THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARISE FROM ASSEMBLY, USE OR MISUSE OF OR RELIANCE ON AreaBids.com SERVICES OR ITEMS PURCHASED THROUGH AreaBids.com, FROM INABILITY TO USE AreaBids.com SERVICES OR ITEMS PURCHASED THROUGH AreaBids.com, OR FROM THE INTERRUPTION, SUSPENSION, OR TERMINATION OF AreaBids.com SERVICES (INCLUDING SUCH DAMAGES INCURRED BY THIRD PARTIES).

SOME STATES OR OTHER JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU IF RESIDE PERMANENTLY IN ONE OF THESE STATES.

TRADEMARKS/COPYRIGHT
The marks AreaBids.com, AreaBids.com and related logos and design marks are trademarks of AreaBids.com and its parent company. All rights with respect to those marks, as well as all content on AreaBids.com are reserved. All other trademarks appearing on the Site are the property of their respective owners. AreaBids.com claims copyrights in all original content of this site.

APPLICABLE LAW
The Terms & Conditions and your use of AreaBids.com shall be governed by the laws of the United States of America and the State of New Jersey. Any legal action or proceeding related to this AreaBids.com shall be brought exclusively in a federal or state court of competent jurisdiction sitting in New Jersey. You agree to accept the jurisdiction of such courts. AreaBids.com follows all applicable US laws for the sale of bids and goods.

ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By registering an account on AreaBids.com, it will be deemed that member has fully read and accepted all the Terms & Conditions and privacy Policies of AreaBids.com. Note: Placing bids at AreaBids.com or any other site frequently or repeatedly can incur high costs. AreaBids.com advises all members to monitor their bidding practices. Therefore, members should pay attention to their bidding practices and check their charges regularly.

PRIVACY POLICY
In addition to these Terms, members may not use AreaBids.com without first reading, agreeing to and abiding by the Privacy Policy. Please take the time to carefully read our Privacy Policy for information on the collection, processing, and use of personal data.

EXTERNAL LINKS
Occasionally we may include or offer third party products or services on AreaBids.com. These third party sites have separate and independent policies. We, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. However, we seek to protect the integrity AreaBids.com and our members. As such, we welcome any feedback about these external sites.

CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT
AreaBids.com is proud to be a safe site and does not intend to market services or products to children. AreaBids.com does not knowingly gather or solicit data from children and by using the Site you represent and affirm that you are at least 18 years of age and a resident of the United States.

News & Updates. 11/6/13
We are sorry to inform everyone that tonight is the last night for AreaBids . We gave it our best shot and had a lot of fun running AreaBids. Everyone can clearly see the obstacles we face.

Give us 3 days to audit all member accounts. For members that have less than $10 in paid bids left in their accounts, you will receive an Amazon Ecard. Members with greater than $10, please email or call us.

If you have unclaimed wins in your account, please claim them as soon as possible so we can get your wins to you.

We will leave AreaBids up for awhile so that all members will have opportunity to manage their account.

If you are interested in buying our domain AreaBids.com and or our software. Please contact us.

Note: In the event that AreaBids is sold to someone else, no member data is included in the sale. All members will be contacted by us asking if they won’t to move to the new site. We promised our members that we will protect their personal data and we will. No personal data will be transferred.

Paul J Neal
webmaster@AreaBids.com
609-713-7892

Win Limits
Daily Win: - 2
Weekly Win: - 10

Last 5 Winners.
A# 4605
$25 Best Buy Gift Card Retail $25 A#4605
0.77
FeedMe
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A# 4604
Bonus. 2 Free Bids. Retail $0 A#4604
0.18
FeedMe
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Bonus. 2 Free Bids. Retail $0
A# 4603
$25 Amazon Gift Card Retail $25 A#4603
0.03
BillyG
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$25 Amazon Gift Card Retail $25
A# 4602
$25 Walmart Gift Card Retail $25 A#4602
0.03
OldFart
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$25 Walmart Gift Card Retail $25
A# 4601
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0.03
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$25 Target Gift Card Retail $25

Current Server Stats.
10- On AreaBids Now
372- Total Members
2- Live Auctions
4605- Closed Auctions