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Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« Reply #675 on: August 11, 2014, 10:44 PM »
$390,000.00?!

Maybe he meant $3,900.00???

Holy hell.

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« Reply #676 on: November 17, 2014, 12:53 PM »
I've hit 10 feedback. Not sure I deserve credit for "Great Buyer. Quick Payment." when the item in question was a Buy It Now, but I'll take what I can get. :P
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« Reply #677 on: November 17, 2014, 02:25 PM »
I do alot of "Great Buyer. Quick Payment" when posting feedback to buyers. It's not like I can put negative feedback on them as a seller.
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« Reply #678 on: December 3, 2014, 01:11 PM »
I've hit 10 feedback. Not sure I deserve credit for "Great Buyer. Quick Payment." when the item in question was a Buy It Now, but I'll take what I can get. :P

Ha!  Take the compliments where you can get them I guess...
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« Reply #679 on: December 24, 2014, 12:27 PM »
I may be looking for something where there isn't anything. I won't say more, but just wonder if anyone else sees any red flags here.

Custom SW Toy on ebay.
I open the bidding and then eventually maxed my bid at $15 more than opening bid.
A couple bidders with ebay history bid at the early stage but go away.
Towards the end a new bidder with zero feedback comes in and bids me up a few times until he outbids me.
I lose the auction to that zero fb bidder.
Same day/next day the same item is back up for auction from original seller.
I'm thinking he made more than one.
So I bid same way again.
Again towards the end a different from the first time bidder with zero feedback high bids to $14 above the starting price and I win the item for my top bid.

Thoughts?.............
« Last Edit: December 24, 2014, 12:27 PM by GrandMoffNick »
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« Reply #680 on: December 24, 2014, 12:28 PM »
You got played.
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« Reply #681 on: December 24, 2014, 12:31 PM »
You got played.

I agree. Any thoughts on feedback etiquette? Too circumstantial to say something/bad feedback? Do I give him no feedback as my recourse? Not that that is a hefty penalty. Contact ebay?
« Last Edit: December 24, 2014, 12:39 PM by GrandMoffNick »
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« Reply #682 on: December 24, 2014, 12:43 PM »
It definitely sounds like some shill bidding is taking place. Does the seller have any previous auctions with similar bidding activity?

EDIT: I would definitely recommend contacting eBay. Also have you paid for the item yet?
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« Reply #683 on: December 24, 2014, 02:16 PM »
I did pay. It's been shipped. I decided that against "my principles" I wanted the toy enough to just pay, get it and then decide if I want to do anything after the fact. That may hurt me in the long run, but again I wanted the item.
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« Reply #684 on: December 24, 2014, 02:36 PM »
I'd leave a neg.  "Shill bidding seller.  Ripped me off!"
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« Reply #685 on: December 24, 2014, 03:00 PM »
This was the first item he has sold on ebay. 15 feedback as buyer. I wonder if he'd refund me anything if I called him out. Or if I should go to eBay first?
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« Reply #686 on: December 24, 2014, 10:54 PM »
I'd leave a neg.  "Shill bidding seller.  Ripped me off!"

Can Ebay penalize you for leaving potentially false feedback? It would suck if Nick leaves a comment like that and somehow ends up having his account banned. I still think contacting ebay is the way to go, only because it would have the least possible backlash.
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« Reply #687 on: December 26, 2014, 11:55 PM »
Received the item today. Glad I own it.

That being said I called eBay. The guy I talked to said it would be passed on to the "violations" department or whatever it was called. I would like my $9.50 back (first auction had a legit bid at $4 over starting price), but even if I don't get money back I want this a-hole banned from eBay. I'll keep ya updated (even if you don't care  ;))
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Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« Reply #688 on: December 27, 2014, 07:44 PM »
I do.  This was my first instance ever ( albeit as a bystander) of a potential cheating seller in that manner.  I find it curious.
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« Reply #689 on: December 28, 2014, 01:29 PM »
I do.  This was my first instance ever ( albeit as a bystander) of a potential cheating seller in that manner.  I find it curious.

Yeah, I do too. As a frequent buyer/seller this is not something I have experienced firsthand over the years (that I know of) so I find it curious as well. I hope it works out!
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