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Black Cavalier12 Feb 2011 9:36 p.m. PST

I just tried using EZSniper to submit a bid for an auction in the last few seconds. But the bid didn't go through. It said it was blocked. Has anyone had this happen before? Do seller's somehow block bids from sniping sites?

I'd also contacted the seller because I'd seen him selling the same Victorian/Dark Africa Foundry figures over & over. & I'd asked him if he was recasting them. So I'm wondering if that was the reason I was blocked.

Terrement Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2011 9:42 p.m. PST

I believe that sellers can block bidders who do not meet requirements (such as X NPBs in last 6 months) as a general block as well as by name as a specific block.

Even though it was sniping software and not you on line, your account is bidding and if you've asked him that question, he may well have blocked you.


Space Monkey13 Feb 2011 1:01 a.m. PST

I'd think it would have given some sort of message explaining why you were blocked.

fairoaks024 Inactive Member13 Feb 2011 6:27 a.m. PST

I'd say it was because of the question about re-casting you asked, either because he's genuine and felt affronted or he's actually re-casting and doesn't want to sel to someone who'll spot it.

You can't block sniping software, he has almost certainly blocked you by name.



Skeptic13 Feb 2011 8:53 a.m. PST

Blocking by default also happens, e.g. when the seller does not bother to allow bids from outside of his or her region, in which case it is nothing personal.

When contacted, some sellers will make exceptions (if they know how), but this seems infeasible when bids will already have been submitted.

Unfortunately, some sellers cannot even be contacted to be asked in the first place.

Parmenion Inactive Member13 Feb 2011 9:00 a.m. PST

Got to agree with Jim on this one, sounds like a deliberate and personal blocking to me.

Black Cavalier13 Feb 2011 9:33 a.m. PST

Thanks. ebay just gives a generic message about the various reasons a bid could be blocked, not anything specific about my bid.

I've had an ebay account for years & have bought from this seller before, & we're in the same country.

At least the seller responded to my question about why I was blocked. But he's saying it's due to the sniping software.

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2011 9:02 p.m. PST

But he's saying it's due to the sniping software.

That makes no sense. What seller would not want you to bid up his auctions?

EBay does not give a reason for why you are blocked.

Your question about recasting has definitely harmed this fragile flower.

If you really want the figures start a new account or have a friend bid and pay for you.

IGWARG1 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian14 Feb 2011 7:43 a.m. PST

@ Terrement,

What's X NPB's? Not Paid Bids?

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