Unless I'm mistaken, I'm pretty sure this is shill bidding. I watched a Coach tote bag and people bid a bunch of numbers in a row, jacking up the price. Some of the users are new users with 0 feedback as well and may have been created by the person selling the bags. You pay what you pay for it, but isn't this against eBays terms and conditions? Auction item: eBay: AUTHENTIC COACH HOLIDAY PATCHWORK GALLERY TOTE 9499 (item 190044355985 end time Oct-30-06 18:11:13 PST) Bidding history: eBay.com Item Bid History And this is the one I really wanted and the price was great, and now it's caught my attention and the crazy bidding 5 times in a row happened in a few spurts: Auction Item: eBay History: eBay.com Item Bid History Just wondering and curious about it, really.