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Jul 17, 2012, 9:24pm   #1
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I don't really understand it (what it looks like). I've read a little on this forum. Curious
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=251106838724

The zero feedback person has a lot of bids, and is bidding on this sellers auctions and also shows up in closed auctions. I'm trying to understand what to look for.

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Jul 18, 2012, 12:37am   #2
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I think you could also benefit more from this thread if you post in there. http://forum.purseblog.com/ebay-foru...ns-755423.html

I honestly don't know much about shill bidding and can't tell the difference.
Jul 18, 2012, 2:29am   #3
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It's possible, since all their bids are just that one seller.
Jul 18, 2012, 3:13am   #4
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If you are concerned you can report the seller and his listing to eBay. In the meantime I would stay away from his auctions...
Jul 18, 2012, 3:19pm   #5
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I'd say it is very suspicious, but that's as far as I'm prepared to go. I'd avoid the auction.
Jul 18, 2012, 3:20pm   #6
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You should not report a seller unless you are certain there is something going on. It could be innocent and the seller reprimanded for no good reason. Never report unless you know or sure.
Jul 19, 2012, 5:08am   #7
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According to the bidder history, the winning bidder has bid on three items, all for the same seller. The other two auctions are in the jewelry category. However, when you look at the seller's other items, there aren't any jewelry items listed in either active or closed listings. I wish someone would explain this. The only thing I can think of is if they were removed for being counterfeit or in violation of ebay policy.
Jul 19, 2012, 5:14pm   #8
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it's a newbie bidder, so it may just be nibbling.

nevermind, checked out several other auctions.

Yep, it looks VERY suspicious for shilling. IN MY OPINION (bwaaahahhaaa) I wouldn't bid on this seller's auctions.
Last edited Jul 19, 2012 at 5:20pm. Reason: changed my mind!
Jul 19, 2012, 5:52pm   #9
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Originally Posted by whateve
According to the bidder history, the winning bidder has bid on three items, all for the same seller. The other two auctions are in the jewelry category. However, when you look at the seller's other items, there aren't any jewelry items listed in either active or closed listings. I wish someone would explain this. The only thing I can think of is if they were removed for being counterfeit or in violation of ebay policy.
Look at their feedback.
Jul 19, 2012, 5:54pm   #10
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Originally Posted by whateve
According to the bidder history, the winning bidder has bid on three items, all for the same seller. The other two auctions are in the jewelry category. However, when you look at the seller's other items, there aren't any jewelry items listed in either active or closed listings. I wish someone would explain this. The only thing I can think of is if they were removed for being counterfeit or in violation of ebay policy.
Nope, not removed. Here are the other listings the buyer bid on:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/251095696686#ht_2342wt_1182

http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=251073780783

I don't know if it is shill bidding or not.
Jul 19, 2012, 6:03pm   #11
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Originally Posted by carlpsmom
Look at their feedback.
Oh I see. I'm surprised that the shill bidder would bid twice in a row, like they did at the end of this auction. For me, seeing multiple bids in a row discourages me from bidding because I know it is going to take more than an incremental bid to win. I wouldn't expect this behavior from a shill, who would want someone else to bid.
Jul 19, 2012, 6:08pm   #12
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Originally Posted by northerndancer
Nope, not removed. Here are the other listings the buyer bid on:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/251095696686#ht_2342wt_1182

http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=251073780783

I don't know if it is shill bidding or not.
And this one: http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=251095684946
If no one outbid the shill, there would be no feedback left, and no way to find the auctions.
Jul 19, 2012, 6:22pm   #13
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Is the OP back?
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