Thursday, February 13, 2014

Leather Charm Bracelet Review - Penny Auctions Canada

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
I was pretty excited to receive this leather charm bracelet from Penny Auctions Canada to review. Boasting of such features as leather bands, steel lobster clamp and alloy charms it seemed like I'd be in love. However I can't say I'm entirely pleased with the quality. I'm hoping that mine is the exception to the rule, but a I noticed a few faults on the product that have left a bit of a bad taste in my mouth.

For a start my 'steel clamp' is pretty bent and doesn't appear to be high quality. My suede bands are pretty fuzzy and look to be synthetic though I could be wrong. I don't see anything exactly like the piece I received on the Penny Auctions Canada site so I don't know what the price point for this is. I'd say that depending on what that is, my opinion on the piece would lean one way or the other. At the current moment I'm a bit middle of the road.

I'd wear it, and I certainly think it's pretty. Much of my opinion again, would rest on the price point.

That being said I'll admit that I'm really intrigued by the Penny Auction. I've personally never tried it out but the How it works page is pretty informative. You purchase several bids for .75¢, and use that to bid on products. Each bid increases the price of the item by a penny, thus the 'penny auction' moniker. Seems simple enough and I'm pretty sure I'm going to jump in on the game.

I would also like to note that Penny Auction Canada has some pretty sweet Daily Deals! I noted that they have some Tungsten rings for decent prices, even using the 'Buy Now' price, assuming you're too impatient to wait for auctions to end.

Overall, though I'm not in love with the product I personally was sent to review, I do like what I see over at Penny Auction Canada and wouldn't rule them out as a resource for some great gifts and accessories.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


  1. So cute. I love that purple color and the charms. Looks like three separate bracelets that you stacked.

    Michelle F.

  2. The bracelet is very cute! But I haven't had very good luck with Penny Auctions personally, but if I had money to burn I would sure look for some of these cute bracelets!

  3. That's a very beautiful bracelet! I love that it's purple and the charms are really neat!

  4. I also did this promotion but received a blue bracelet with an anchor. You are definitely right that it's not as high quality as PAC would like customers to think, especially since these little bracelets supposedly list/retail for $28 and sell for about $12 on the auction site. I'm not inclined to participate in these auctions but it seems like there are higher quality and better value items available for those who are more experienced with the site. :)


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