Have you ever heard of ‘dipping’? You put some money in a pot and someone draws a number that could be yours.. basically it’s the lottery, and you can wind up loosing a great deal of money bidding on items that aren’t hard to save up to buy yourself..
Lately I’ve been following a Grimms dip group on Facebook, Grimms are a German based toy manufacturer and a lot of their toys are extremely expensive but are in their own right, beautiful! I decided to bid myself on a rainbow and a few stacking items to no prevail so I decided to remove myself from the group before I wasted more money and kept an eye on eBay…
Shortly after I left, some ladies I know in a baby group shared that someone in the dip group bids and wins more often than anyone else, now some people are extremely lucky, a few of the ladies in my group have won themselves but this one woman has won more wobble boards and rockers than anyone else and in quick succession, now that rings a few alarm bells to me and to some of the ladies, but some keep bidding or dipping on items in the hopes of their numbers coming up..
A week or so later a girl in the groups number came up, she had asked for the number but didn’t have time to pay before the admin of the dip group said ‘all in’ and ran the random number generator… guess who got the number… the one who always wins! And it also turns out the serial winner is friends with all the admin from the dip page!
Extremely fishy to me!
Now I’m no idiot, I know how to protect my money when paying PayPal, always use goods and never pay friends and family.. I also am very aware of dip groups being used for scams and it really seems like the serial winner is there as a bait, get more people in because look how many she’s managed to win!!
While in themselves dipping pages aren’t aloud on Facebook, but baiting is also a big no with bidding or dipping, it’s literally something you’d see in some seedy town fair..
If they are running their dip page unfairly then they are taking desperate mothers who are paying out sometimes £50 daily to win one of these Grimm items..
I managed to find a rainbow, a large one, on eBay for a fraction of the price of them from the store but it also made me wonder how many of those successful dip wins are now being placed onto eBay and other buy and sell sites on the internet, I am sure mine, which came still in its original wrapping is one of those.. but even that is still extremely unfair if the many dippers who spend all of their money desperate to win their dream item..
I really feel these kind of groups should be swiftly removed from Facebook, I get the fun and enjoyment out of winning an item but it isn’t worth wasting £100’s just to gain one thing you could’ve saved up for!
I now own two rainbows, I decided to buy from a legit source with the smaller version and both have become a beautiful addition to our toy collection but honestly they aren’t worth the stress and hassle many seem to create about them.
Mummy Cat x