I was bidding on a penny auction site offering a $1,000 Amazon Gift Card progressive auction and the site went down during the bidding. (how convenient for the site as there wasn't much action). I then received notice Congratulating me as the auction winner. I read comments on a social penny auction forum that the site had gone down for repairs and the auction I was bidding on was was scheduled resume in 8 hours. (Time conducive to more bidders) I never received any further email stating that there was a mistake or error regarding the previous email declaring me the winner. When I tried to pay it wouldn't let me stating payment period expired even though the site policy was 7 days and I was trying 3 hours after receiving the email. The site owner says I didn't receive such an email and suspended my account.