Praise be to Allaah.
After reviewing the site mentioned, it is clear that it
gives a grace period of five days to pay the price after the purchaser
wins the auction, and nothing will be shipped until after the price has
been received in full. It says on the site: “Payment Due Within 5 Days.
Payment on any Product is due promptly, but no later than two (2) days
after Bidz.com accepts your offer to buy a Product. Any payment not
received within 5 days of when Bidz.com accepts your offer to buy a
Product will be referred for collection.
… Time to Ship.Bidz.com will not ship Products or
begin to provide services until full payment for such Products or services
is received. Bidz.com will deliver Products to the shipper within five
(5)business days of receiving payment for such Products. During peak season,
your order may take longer to ship. Additional services such as ring
resizing or gem and jewelry reports may delay your order up to seven (7)
Based on that:
It is not permissible to buy gold or silver through this
website, because it is stipulated that there be an immediate hand to hand
exchange when selling gold and silver for gold and silver or currencies.
This hand-to-hand exchange does not happen in this case; rather the product
is not delivered to the shipping company until a few days after receiving
the price. See the answer to question number
It is permissible to buy items other than gold or silver by
the method mentioned on the website, because there is no stipulation in
sharee‘ah that there be a hand-to-hand exchange between the two parties (the
seller and buyer) if it is not a sale of gold or silver for cash.
It is permissible to buy using a credit card that has already
been paid. Please see the answer to question number
There is nothing wrong with selling items bought from this
website after the purchaser has taken possession of them and moved them from
the seller's place. But selling them before they have been moved is not
permissible. See the answer to question number
If a person has bought something from this website in a
haraam manner, such as buying gold or silver from it, and he was unaware of
the ruling, then Allah will forgive him. But if he was aware of the ruling,
then he has to repent to Allah, may He be exalted, from riba, and not go
back to that again in the future.
And Allah knows best.