So I lost another auction today. For the same item. Assuming the code that hides other bidder's names does not create a differnt hidden name for each item you bid on then I just got outbid by the same person again
for the same item from the ame person.
To be honest I was supicious after the first auction when exactly the same item was re-listed.
Now that the same person appears to have won it again I'm 99% sure shill bidding is going on.
First item, only two bids. I lost with seconds to spare:
Second item, 6 bids but 3 bidders, I was winning until the last few seconds when the same chap for item 1 bids and wins:
Yes. It's remotely possible the seller has two of the same and the winner wanted them both times. But really?
So now I'm hacked off having spent time bidding and watching for the same item twice. I could have bid more but but I set my limit. It appears I'm the only one other than the owner prepared to spend that much anyway.
You know the ebay rules, if you think it has a higher value start there or place a reserve, otherwise let the market dictate.
I bid a second time as I wanted the figures, but it appears the bloke is never going to sell so may as well report him for breach of policy. It just feels a bit petulant though. Not that it will stop me of course, I'll just agonise over it then tell you to get it off my chest.
Job done. I feel better already.