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Postby free » Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:47 pm

is it pretty often that a seller would create a new account to raise the bidding on his item? i swear everytime i'm watching an item, right at the end a new profile with a 0 rating will up the bid :-?
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Postby teddy ballgame » Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:50 pm

Out of all the auctions, I don't think it happens that much, but I'm sure it happens. They run a risk of winning the item and being in a pickle between paying and stuff.
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Postby Dr. Duran Duran » Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:53 pm

It does happen but you can try to monitor the person who's upping the bid. See if that same person is upping the bid on some of the sellers other items. You might see a connection. If that's the case, you could either avoid that seller or report it as a possible case of price shilling.

Here's a pretty good article on shilling.

http://www.ukauctionhelp.co.uk/shill.php
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Postby acsguitar » Mon Jun 05, 2006 7:04 pm

I don't think it happens to much..of course my ebay strategy is awesome and I win 95% of the time that I wanna win
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Postby free » Mon Jun 05, 2006 7:07 pm

acsguitar wrote:I don't think it happens to much..of course my ebay strategy is awesome and I win 95% of the time that I wanna win



care to share that strategy :-?
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Postby j24jags » Mon Jun 05, 2006 7:19 pm

I have to say, I believe this does go on a lot. I think many owners bump up their own items prices. :-t
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Postby acsguitar » Mon Jun 05, 2006 7:28 pm

free wrote:
acsguitar wrote:I don't think it happens to much..of course my ebay strategy is awesome and I win 95% of the time that I wanna win



care to share that strategy :-?


Sure


Its a multi part system.

1. Don't bid until the last minute at minimum. NEVER EVER EVER EVER BREAK THIS RULE.

2. Place a bid with around 25 -40 seconds left. Make this bid a number that is normal. For example most people are not gonna bid 3.33 cents more they will bid 3.50 or 4 dollars.

3. Right after you make this bid make another bid on top of it.

The strategy works in that with 25 seconds left you bid up the price a bit. People see this and assume that with that amount of time left it is your final bid. Then they make their final bid. However, you make two bids in a row. By the time they see that you actually bid twice they have lost.

Its harder to explain then to show.

If I want a guitar and I'm willing to accept a 250 price as a good deal then I'll do this.

Say the bidding is at 238.

I wait till there is 25 seconds left. I then bid $242 dollars. Not to much more but a decent amount.

Then I immediately bid 250.

The other buyers see 242 and saw that I bid 4 dollars up. They do the same or maybee they go 5 or 6 dollars.

They see that they have bid 247 but that I have bid 250.

By this time they are usually dead in the water.

I win.

Usually works..anyways its my strategy

I guess just don't make a big bid at the end. Make incremental small bids one after another
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Postby j24jags » Mon Jun 05, 2006 8:53 pm

That's sort of what I do Acs ;-D
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Postby laxguy8947 » Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:07 pm

Why not just bid your max with like 20 secs left?

If the current price is 238, you bid 250, the listing shows 239 or whatever, and then someone comes along and bids 240, and you are still winning
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Postby CadensDad » Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:32 pm

I must admite I have run up my own bid once. Well it was my borhters auction. He was selling a brand new PS2 when they first came out, E-Bay screwed up and for some reason it didn't show up under search for "playstation 2" It would only show up under PS2. The guy that had the bid on it had 35.00 on it. My bro e-mailed e-bay about it 3 or 4 times during the auction and they never replied.


So he hoped some people would end up bidding but noone ever did. So he called me with like 20 mins left and had me bid. He sales alot of stuff on e-bay and has never had a problem, like that before or since then.

We have also never pulled that stunt again but in that case he was about to be out alot of cash and I feel it was justified in that case.
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