Oops, I didn't notice that!Great thanks! Getting retraction and cancellation notices form the same bidder during last 24 hours (when I could no longer cancel) made me a little wary.
I think you did the right thing. I still don't see definitive evidence of shilling.Thanks everyone. In case I wasn't clear i am the winning buyer. I decided to go ahead and pay as in the end I'm ok with the price--although may have paid more than what was fair. Absent definitive proof (or even probable likelihood rather than my gut suspicion of unsavoryness), I decided to err on giving the seller the benefit of the doubt.