[CR] eBay 1969 Colnago - Suspicious bidding games


Example: Framebuilders:Masi

Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2010 11:29:40 -0700 (PDT)
From: Kevin Kruger <ktk1_7_0_2_8@yahoo.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR] eBay 1969 Colnago - Suspicious bidding games


Sure most of you who search eBay found the restored 1969 Colnago Super.

First appeared with a BIN/Best Offer option, and I submitted an offer, only to have the seller reduce the first BIN price, never respond to my offer, then to close the auction down.

The bike reappeared on a non-reserve auction, and I placed my bid, only to have someone place bid(s) until they were the high bidder, and then he/she canceled the bid. Now the seller has canceled my bid, stating the reason being the disclosure of my high bid by the dishonest "bidder" who canceled his bid after uncovering my high bid.

Asked the seller to explain, but this whole auction has left me too suspicious to even want to consider bidding on it again (was prepared to adjust the bid upward closer to the end of the auction).

Another reason for being upset with eBay's policy to hide bidder IDs. Just makes it easy to play games with an auction from both a bidder's and seller's perspective.

In case you didn't see the auction, here's the address (item #110559405799)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110559405799

Sorry if this bike has been discussed, but I just returned home from being away from my computer for nearly a week.

Regards,
Kevin Kruger - Grantville, PA USA