Shill bidding on evilbay....

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Shill bidding on evilbay....

Post by Dreygor » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:59 pm

...If you figured out someone was bidding on their own stuff on ebay (shill bidding as they call it). Would you turn them in to evilbay?

Here is the situation. I bid $5 on a boxed total eclipse 3DO game. The auction ended at 1am while I was sleeping. No biggy I loose all kinds of auctions. But I always check the winner. The auction sold for $5.50. After checking the person who won the auction he ONLY buys from the this seller %100 of the time (no one does that) and then I checked further and most of those items come up for auction again from the same seller.

Here is a link to the profile of suspicious bidder...
http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 1435.l2777


I contacted the seller and he claims he and his brother had doubles of everything and he just didn't feel like changing the picture.

Would you be suspicious?
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Post by 3DOKid » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:35 pm

I'd rat him out. As they might say in 1980s New York based cop thriller.

I would though. He stealing from you.

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Post by Trev » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:48 pm

3DOKid wrote:I'd rat him out. As they might say in 1980s New York based cop thriller.

I would though. He stealing from you.
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Post by sneth » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:06 pm

rat him out. he needs to know this is not appropriate.

We do it in the Neo Geo world all the time.

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Post by Austin » Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:15 am

Yeah, pass it on to eBay. That kind of activity isn't cool.

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Post by MakillaGorilla » Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:47 pm

You mess with one 3DO collector, you mess with us all.

Break him down to his very foundation for his transgressions against the masses.
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Post by Dreamstate » Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:45 am

Definitely report it. That's just not how it works. If he wants a fixed price, fix it, otherwise, it is not just against EBay, I think it is illegal.

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Post by 3DO Experience » Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:39 pm

feeBay generally ignores me when I catch a shill bidder (because they make more money that way) but when you have an account that bids on only one seller's auction I think you've got him dead to rights.
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