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 Post subject: Re: Ebay shill bidding??
PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:55 pm 
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Attached is an excellent example of likely shill bidding. Notice how on two similar items the high bidder is also an active bidder on the other item.

n***2(1) and 3***d(32) appear to be the seller's shill accounts. Notice how the price goes from $250 to $1460 once these to start to bid on the silver bike.

3***d is also the high bidder against what appears to be a legit buyer on the black bike.


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 Post subject: Re: Ebay shill bidding??
PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:49 pm 
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lewisfoto wrote:
Yes I think that the most common type of shill bidding is done by the spouse or friends of the seller.



Or even a forum buddy :P


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 Post subject: Re: Ebay shill bidding??
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:18 pm 
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Was bidding on some bikes for the shop. Every bid above mine was a zero feedback bidder pushing the price some £650 above what they should have gone for. I am betting on an email from the seller with a second chance offer...


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 Post subject: Re: Ebay shill bidding??
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:54 pm 
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well rife in the old ford scene....common sense should see you ok!


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 Post subject: Re: Ebay shill bidding??
PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:17 am 
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zetecmk2 wrote:
well rife in the old ford scene....common sense should see you ok!


Aha that explains your username! Escort? Cortina? More likely a FWD Fiesta? Come on tell us...! Show us a pic... :D


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 Post subject: Re: Ebay shill bidding??
PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:09 am 
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legrandefromage wrote:
Was bidding on some bikes for the shop. Every bid above mine was a zero feedback bidder pushing the price some £650 above what they should have gone for. I am betting on an email from the seller with a second chance offer...



Thats it, play twisted games with them :D


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 Post subject: Re: Ebay shill bidding??
PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:53 pm 
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dyna-ti wrote:
legrandefromage wrote:
Was bidding on some bikes for the shop. Every bid above mine was a zero feedback bidder pushing the price some £650 above what they should have gone for. I am betting on an email from the seller with a second chance offer...



Thats it, play twisted games with them :D


Good idea. Create a new account. When bidding from your normal account and coming across a shill bidder, bring your new account into play and bid up the greedy shill bidder to crazy heights, then retract your bid at the last minute so the seller wins his own item at an inflated price! Your normal account remains untouched with 100% record. Not that i've got time for such nonsense... unfortunately. :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: Ebay shill bidding??
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:16 pm 
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and today, the '2nd chance' offer email... just as predicted.


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 Post subject: Re: Ebay shill bidding??
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offer them 2p....


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 Post subject: Re: Ebay shill bidding??
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:21 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
and today, the '2nd chance' offer email... just as predicted.



"I am awwwfuwwly sorry but i spent some of the money on something else. i can offer you half that or you could re list it."


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