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Bidding on your own auction!!!

grr, I hate it when people bid on there own auctions on ebay to bump up the final price.

Just lost a perfect 146 ti, my max bit was 1500 but with 27 seconds left another bidder outbid me (with 0 feedback). I was ranting and raving about ebay snipers but this morning i had a look at the winning bidders history to find out that he/she/it had also bidded on the only other car the guy was selling and had bumped up the final sale price by a few hundred quid.

I would bet the car comes back up in a few days time with "relisted due to timewaster"

I like ebay but i hate the sellers!!!!
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Re: Bidding on your own auction!!!

I'd send an email asking if they will accept you as a second-chance winner and sell for your highest offer.

If they don't, report them to ebay, but don't threaten that in the email! Shill bidding (as it's called) is acted upon by ebay.

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Re: Bidding on your own auction!!!

Aye! Tell the EBay Rozzers...!

My favourite beef about Fleabay is those auctions that claim "No Reserve" with the starting price at 1500 or whatever..


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Re: Bidding on your own auction!!!

Left a post about exactly the same thing regarding an early 166
on Ebay,I was not bidding myself,the whole thing was a sham,
misleading description ,bidding bumped up by fake zero rated bidders
etc.
I was observing what was going on ,for some years now I have been
buying and selling vintage toys on Ebay and quite frankly I am sick
and tired of being the victim of wannabee fraudsters and conmen.
Complain to E bay,you are wasting your time,I complained about
an Australian conman and promptly had my paypal account frozen
and funds seized out of my bank account,dealing with pay pal and
Ebay is like swimming in a shark infested sea.
There are whole websites devoted to complaints,all they care about
are their ludicrously high fees,it is a great pity they have no strong
competition,they would soon put their house in order!
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Re: Bidding on your own auction!!!

Don't use eBay anymore, too much of a hassle.
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