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Apr 5, 2007, 5:32pm   #1
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So Im watching something I really want. Surprisingly the current bid was really low and only a couple of hours left! Cool, right? I tend to bid within the last minute on things LOL!!!

Well, all of a sudden the current bid shoots up a lot!!!

I look at the history and there is CLEARLY some shilling going on!!!!

there are 2 IDs that are new as of yesterday and today and they are making the bids go up and up and up.

Now amongst those 2 new IDs are regular people. But its the 2 new IDs (the shillers) that are making the bid rise fast!


I reported it to eBay because its so obvious. But I doubt they will do anything.

So, I guess this is just a vent :(
Apr 5, 2007, 5:37pm   #2
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Yes it does suck. Time and time again I see this.
Apr 5, 2007, 6:56pm   #3
That really sucks.
Apr 5, 2007, 7:10pm   #4
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Me too!
Apr 5, 2007, 7:23pm   #5
krmkjk's Avatar
That SUCKS! Sorry bout that!
Apr 5, 2007, 8:00pm   #6
Syntagma's Avatar
I usually only do auctions with BIN's I can hardly stand waiting for the auctions to end!
Apr 5, 2007, 8:05pm   #7
ladysalesrep195's Avatar
I had shill bidding occur on a bag I was trying to win. I finally just backed away, not wanting to be a part of such weirdness.

Another bag will always come along.
Apr 5, 2007, 9:49pm   #8
windycityaj's Avatar
Yes, it's so obnoxious!!
Apr 5, 2007, 9:56pm   #9
Lily's Avatar
I hate when that happens too!
Apr 6, 2007, 12:28am   #10
lvgodiva's Avatar
but fortunately, you didn't win it, you'll feel they cheat you if you pay higher than normally by there's shill bidding there.
Apr 6, 2007, 12:33am   #11
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*Got Coach?*
Well, I never did bid. I just watched it. And of course, eBay did nothing. It was so obvious!

Hopefully the bag will come along again!
Apr 6, 2007, 12:35am   #12
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I have had that happen a couple of times and it always annoys me. eBay never seems to catch on.
Apr 6, 2007, 3:00am   #13
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I hate it too (then again, I don't suppose anyone is going to say they love it!), but I do tend to have a tiny voice that says if this is the sort of seller who colludes with shill bidding, I've had a lucky escape - works for me anyway!
Apr 6, 2007, 10:38am   #14
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When I notice a lot of 0 feedback bidders on an item I like, I steer clear; shill bidding without a doubt. I mean I could understand 1 0 feedback (we all have to start somewhere), but 2 or 3? Forget it!!
Apr 6, 2007, 10:42am   #15
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Shillers suck! I hate the fact that eBay is helping them get away with their crookedness by allowing them to hide behind "Buyer 1" and "Buyer 2" after a certain amount!
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