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SmartBid LLC

(415) 371-9243SunnyvaleCA 94085

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SmartBid LLC is not BBB Accredited.

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that lowered SmartBid LLC's rating include:

  • Failure to respond to one complaint filed against business.

Factors that raised SmartBid LLC's rating include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.

Customer Complaints SummaryRead complaint details

3 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 1 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Billing / Collection Issues1
Delivery Issues2
Advertising / Sales Issues0
Problems with Product / Service0
Guarantee / Warranty Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 3

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews Customer Reviews on SmartBid LLC

Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience
Neutral Experience
Negative Experience
Total Customer Reviews 0 Customer Reviews

Complaint Breakdown by Resolution

Complaint Resolution Log (3)BBB Closure Definitions
03/05/2013Billing / Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details

My credit card has unauthorized charges on it by this company.
On 01/17/2013 I was charged $50 on my Debit Card through SmartBid. I have never done business with this company, matter of fact, I have never even heard of them until now. On my Credit Statement the following $50 was charged :

SMARTBID 415-371-9243 CAUS

Desired Settlement
This company has a history of unauthorized charges after researching them on Google. This company is a fraud and I expect full compensation.

Business' Initial Response
Hi *******

Can you provide the last four digits so we may lookup your account?


06/13/2013Delivery Issues | Read Complaint Details

I purchased a 1g gold bar on Smartbid 23 Mar12 and there was no delivery. After numerous emails the issues still has not been resolved.

I purchased 1 Gram Gold Statue of Liberty Bar on 23 Mar12 and did not receive it. After numerous emails to Gina in support which resulted in not receiving the item I finally requested a refund for the money which I paid for the item.
There has been no response since this email. I am very frustrated regarding this situation.

Thank you

Desired Settlement
I am seeking the current value of the 1 gram fine .999 gold bar which is $88.00.

Thank you for your time.

Laurie Redl

Business' Initial Response
Hi ******,

Sorry for the delay. Unfortunately, our earlier attempts to send the gold bar (and subsequently the Amazon Gift Card) did not appear to be received by you. We will go ahead and refund that amount to your credit card on file.

Please let us know if that works for you.

Consumer's Final Response
Would you reopen the case since I have not received a refund from Smart Bids on my credit card nor received a refund through my Paypal address?

Thank you

12/19/2014Delivery Issues

Industry Comparison| Chart

Internet Shopping

Additional Information

BBB file opened: 01/27/2011Business started: 10/01/2009
Type of Entity

Limited Liability Corporation

Contact Information
Principal: Sean (Customer Support Manager)
Number of Employees


Business Category

Internet Shopping

Products & Services

This company's business is Internet Shopping Services specializing in online bidding for electronics.

Alternate Business Names
Smart Bid

Map & Directions

Map & Directions

Address for SmartBid LLC

Sunnyvale, CA 94085

To | From


1 Locations

Industry Comparison ChartX

The information in the table below represents an industry comparison of businesses which are of the same relative size. This is based on BBB's database of businesses located in the Counties of Los Angeles, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito. Businesses may engage in more than one type of business. The percent of time the business engages in a type of business is not accounted for. There is no known industry standard for the number of complaints a business can expect. The volume of business and number of transactions may have a bearing on the number of complaints received by BBB.

*SmartBid LLC is in this range.


Types of Complaints Handled by BBB

BBB handles the following types of complaints between businesses and their customers so long as they are not, or have not been, litigated:

  • Advertising or Sales
  • Billing or Collection
  • Problems with Products or Services
  • Delivery
  • Guarantee or Warranty

We do not handle workplace disputes, discrimination claims or claims about the quality of health or legal services.


BBB Complaint Process

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Industry Tips for Internet Shopping


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BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

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Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

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BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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