I just saw that BidXcel closed its doors and went out of business. This is again an unfortunate situation in the mlm industry. While penny auctions do continue to make money and have huge profit margins, it remains questionable as to how effective they can be a business model. For those involved, don't give up. Get up and get back out there. Network marketing and mlm are still amongst the top business models one can participate in, but as with any business it can take effort and the "right one". Certain business models are proven to work and be effective for MLM, others are in a 'test' phase. My recommendation would be that as you explore different business models for success keep a proven one in your portfolio.