This is absolutely ageist ebay rules, for a relative to even bid on the item, no matter what the reason, to avoid even a hint that it might be a shill bid. Everyone should report it.
> Further update: I wrote this guy and he admitted, with tons of attitude along
> with it, that '1woeman' is in fact his dad in Austin and he was intentionally
> trying to jack the price up. I believe this is against eBay's guidelines.
> Could someone verify this before I make a formal complaint?
> Peter Grenader
> Smell A.
> Donald Dundee wrote:
> > There is a pretty nice DeRosa on Ebay, item number 475626185. Worth, in my
> > guess, about $900 tops. However, I looked at the bid history and something
> > struck me kinda funny. The current bidder, "hoelman", has the price up to
> > around $1100. Prior to his bid, "1woeman" jacked the bid 8 times after
> > "1woeman", to the current price. Prior to this, "hoelman" was outbid several
> > times by "1woeman".
> > so, I checked both the seller "cjbuilder" and "1woeman". Although they live
> > in two different cities in the southwest, they both have the same last name,
> > "Sowers".
> > Sounds very fishy.
> > Nice bike, but unscrupulous behavior may prevail.
> > Ken Denny
> > Boston, MA