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Forum: Foo
12-11-12, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 700
Posted By PhilipCohen

Shill Bidding Fraud on eBay: Case Study #5

The ugly reality for consumers dealing with the eBafia/PreyPal complex ...
“Shill Bidding Fraud on eBay: Case Study #5” ...
http://bit.ly/N1nTlc
Forum: Foo
11-25-09, 04:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,612
Posted By PhilipCohen

Some more thoughts on shill bidding on eBay … ...

Some more thoughts on shill bidding on eBay …

For all those eBay “buyers” who are still trying to find a bargain on eBay and are (hopefully) agile enough to avoid all the shill-bidding...
Forum: Foo
09-20-09, 04:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,612
Posted By PhilipCohen

I too enjoy dabbling on eBay, but I have leant to...

I too enjoy dabbling on eBay, but I have leant to be very careful when buying; eBay is as bad as, if not worse than, a traditional auction for sellers bidding on their own auctions.
Forum: Foo
09-18-09, 02:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,612
Posted By PhilipCohen

You can put money on it that they were the result...

You can put money on it that they were the result of failed attempts to shill bid you higher ...
Forum: Foo
09-17-09, 08:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,612
Posted By PhilipCohen

First of all, undisclosed vendor bidding is...

First of all, undisclosed vendor bidding is fraud.

An unscrupulous seller can ascertain your maximum proxy bid in two ways:
1. nibble away at the proxy bid until the proxy bid does not increment...
Forum: Foo
09-17-09, 06:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,612
Posted By PhilipCohen

Shill Bidding on eBay: Case Study #2

Shill Bidding on eBay: Case Study #2

Shining some light on the more sophisticated and therefore harder to detect shill bidding activity by some “professional” sellers on eBay auctions

Not...
06-29-09, 04:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,961
Posted By PhilipCohen

Hi PowerPuff, No, No, No, never make a...

Hi PowerPuff,

No, No, No, never make a serious bid early; the system is far to open to abuse; make a nominal tactical bid by all means, but otherwise always save your big gun strategy for a last...
06-28-09, 02:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,961
Posted By PhilipCohen

Sorry, no, and I do appreciate it is a bit long...

Sorry, no, and I do appreciate it is a bit long winded but I do try to dot every "i" and cross every "t"; otherwise people come back as tell me "but that is not what eBay says ..."
06-28-09, 01:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,961
Posted By PhilipCohen

For anyone that is interested that case study at ...

For anyone that is interested that case study at
http://www.auctionbytes.com/forum/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=24033 (http://www.auctionbytes.com/forum/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=24033)
has had a major update.
06-08-09, 09:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,961
Posted By PhilipCohen

Hi seeker333, Of course, the presumption is...

Hi seeker333,

Of course, the presumption is that you only lodge your "snipe" bid if the price looks like being in the range that you are prepared to pay. And, one cannot reasonably hope to snipe...
06-08-09, 06:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,961
Posted By PhilipCohen

Hi bkrownd Of course your comment is spot...

Hi bkrownd

Of course your comment is spot on; I use a sniping program to protect myself from shill bidding.

The point of my case study, however, is to simply make it clear to anyone who may...
06-07-09, 03:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,961
Posted By PhilipCohen

Shill Bidding on eBay: A Case Study

For anyone that is interested, a detailed case study of an instance of blatant shill bidding on eBay, and a detailed comment on eBay’s disingenuous attitude thereto, at...
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