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Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« Reply #840 on: May 21, 2022, 08:00 AM »
Anyone have any tips on how to best "beat" a shill bidder on ebay?


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Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« Reply #841 on: May 22, 2022, 10:05 PM »
Anyone have any tips on how to best "beat" a shill bidder on ebay?

Shill bidding is against eBay’s TOS… so idea one is to report them.

Idea two is to do what I do.  Don’t bid. Decide your max price and put it in during the last three seconds.  Win or lose, they don’t have a chance to shill, and you don’t get into a protracted bidding war.

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Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« Reply #842 on: June 9, 2022, 05:59 PM »
No one asked, no one cares but I'll vent anyway. Sure enough I put in a bid with 5 seconds left that made me high bidder but by the time the 5 seconds was over the 0 feedback bidder "won". Now as of yesterday the seller has the item relisted for BIN $200 more than I bid on it. Maybe he got screwed by allowing a 0 feedback bidder to bid on a high $ value item but I cry foul play.
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Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« Reply #843 on: June 9, 2022, 06:40 PM »
Probably good you didn't win it based on the seller's ethics.  Who knows if what you would get would be legit or altered in some way.

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Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« Reply #844 on: June 9, 2022, 09:32 PM »
I don't understand the desire to attempt a swindle. If they want a certain amount for it, just start the bidding there or put a reserve. Either the buyer is willing to go that high or they're not.

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« Reply #845 on: June 9, 2022, 09:44 PM »
I assume they may have been ok with my high bid but hoped my highest bid was higher. But since it wasn't their plan backfired. They couldn't do the "second chance offer" as that'd be super obvious. So they waited a couple weeks and relist it a bit higher than I bid. It has a best offer option. So if me or someone else offers them close to that they then still make out ok.
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Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« Reply #846 on: January 19, 2023, 04:59 AM »
I'm going to assume this is a joke of a listing... but I got a kick out of it. Supposedly the seller has a lot of 100 POTF2 Boba Fetts with a BIN of $1,800.00:


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« Reply #847 on: January 19, 2023, 09:20 AM »
So he thinks they're worth $180 each?  It looks like the going rate on eBay is somewhere around $10.

Who does this guy think he is?  Hasbro with their Boba Fett tax?

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« Reply #848 on: January 19, 2023, 03:24 PM »
Think how many extra parts and paint apps they have though!  ;D
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