You need to be careful on those. You have to buy the bids (pennies) and most seem to run about a dollar each so $10.00 might get you 12-15 pennies. Then when you bid your penny is gone whether you win or not. SO the $30.00 item actually cost 3000 penny bids at a dollar a piece and they keep ALL the money. This is a real generalization about the few I have looked into but as they say, if it looks to good to be true it probably is.