I have an item listed on eBay, it has around 10 bids. The high bidder placed her bid on 05/04. She is a relative newbie with 5 feedbacks. Today she sent me a message, it says: "Hi, I'm very sorry for this inconvenience but I was wondering if I could cancel my bid. I'm very upset because I really wanted to purchase this item but something horrible happened to me, basically one of my family member had stolen my check card used my card now I'm left with $50 in my account. I have to sell some of my things to pay for my bills especially my rent. I do apologize for backing off my bid. I look forward to maybe purchasing one of your items in the future. Thank you for your time. So, I go to cancel her bid, but on a whim look at her feedback first. Her latest feedback, left yesterday (05/06), was for an item that ended yesterday and on which she bid yesterday. And guess what that item that she won yesterday was? The VERY SAME ITEM THAT I HAVE LISTED! I think she bid on two, won the other one, and told this big lie to try to get out of her bid. I want to tell her that she doesn't need my permission to retract her bid and that is what she needs to do.