Re: [CR] Shill bidding pattern?

(Example: Production Builders:Pogliaghi)

Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2009 21:36:59 +0000
From: "K.R. Bennett" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR] Shill bidding pattern?

The shill bidders seem to be scamming eBay as much or more as they are scamming us. The seller could easily protect his or her interests by using a reserve price, but that would result in a higher fee for eBay and might not attract the same bidding interest from buyers.

You'd think eBay would vigorously seek to stamp out this practice. Steven, I think that looks very bad for the seller. Have you considered going to eBay with your observations?

Kerrigan Bennett Pleasant Hill, CA USA

Archive-URL: Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2009 11:35:48 -0800 From: verktyg <verktyg(AT)> Subject: Re: [CR] Shill bidding pattern?

That's been a problem with eBay ever since they started hiding every bidder's ID.

It's supposed to protect us from scams. While it may protect a few inexperienced or not too bright bidders, what it really does is protect shillers!

I stop bidding or don't bid when I see someone with no feedback or who has a lot of bid retractions running the price up!

Have you ever tried to do a bid retraction???

Chas. Colerich
Oakland, CA USA