Haggle the well known penny auction site officially discontinued their services on October 28, 2010. Haggle users can transfer their account to BigDeal.com.
“After transferring your Haggle.com bids you can participate in all the great auctions at BigDeal.com’!
Check out features such as the Bid Buddy to help members like you win
more auctions and the Loyalty Store, an opportunity to buy items at
extreme discounts using Loyalty Bucks (included with new bid packs)”
BigDeal is another penny auction website that started in November of 2009 with headquarters in San Fransisco. BigDeal does offer great services like Bid Buddy and customers can apply 100% of the cost of their bids towards the purchase of the auctioned item. BigDeal.com is also accredited by the Better Business Bureau. However, Haggle customers are not too happy. The customers do not necessarily loose their bids, but have to transfer their bids to BidDeal. Some customers have contacted Haggle directly for a refund on their bids. However, Haggle has made it known that the only option for their customers is to have their bids transferred to BigDeal.com. The unfortunate thing about Haggle is there was no warning to their customers.