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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:29 pm 
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It was relevant, and therefore worthwhile. Sorry to hear that the weight of your crystal ball prevented you from making this observation before the identity of the bidder was revealed.

As you were, although a bit more timely if you don't mind.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:37 pm 
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Well I do mind.

Shill bidding or not, the OP's top bid wasn't enough to win the bike in a fair auction as another legit bidder had bid £7 more.

The only way he was going to win the bike was if he contacted the seller and tried to convince him to pull the auction early, but that's not really deemed acceptable is it... Oh hang on.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:50 pm 
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Well I don't mind.

As you were.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:00 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:03 pm 
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You told it wrong.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:05 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:27 pm 
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There are 6 different definitions or meanings to 'contradiction', and the automatic gainsaying of any statement made by another is not one of them.

Now, as you were.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:47 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 1:59 am 
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just got an email, apparently the guy turned up unannounced to collect the bike.

oh well.

good to know it wasn't a shill bid in the end though, just seemed really dodgy to me because i've seen similar in the past when the shill bidder goes one bid too far then conveniently drops out or cancels the bid then the seller emails the next 'highest' bidder.

but hey ho, another will turn up at somepoint.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:32 am 
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Russell wrote:
another legit bidder had bid £7 more


Unless you try really hard, you surely cannot miss the point that the £82 bid was from an unknown source, (and was the remaining bid I was commenting could have been shill). That is the 'legit bidder' who bid £7 more, a baseless assumption on your part.

Unless you are that bidder, (and just collected the bike after making no contact with the seller), or you are in possession of a time machine.


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