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More ODD going’s-on on eBay

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I am going to let this picture tell it’s story

Please note that since these images were captured one of the eBay members involved has changed their identity (5th December 2010).

For popesgirl08 please read blondebabe08


For those that miss an auction on eBay after the 90 day retention,

here is an extract from the bidding on one, other later auctions follow a similar style.

Item number: 110613363092
Item title: Ideq N200 (Shuttle Pc)
Seller: danny-j-09  

IDs          Bid Amount      Bid Time

8***n    £40.00     21-Nov-10 16:08:40 GMT
i***m    £39.11     21-Nov-10 19:00:06 GMT
i***m    £36.00     21-Nov-10 19:00:06 GMT
8***n    £35.00     21-Nov-10 16:06:34 GMT

4***3      Retracted: £360.00   < – (pope13224)  (OOOPS)

Explanation:Entered wrong amount     Bid:21-Nov-10 18:22:02 GMT
Retracted: 21-Nov-10 18:23:23 GMT 

4***3    £35.00     21-Nov-10 18:21:44 GMT  <- (pope13224)
8***n    £33.00     21-Nov-10 16:06:34 GMT
4***3    £32.00     21-Nov-10 18:21:25 GMT
8***n    £31.00     21-Nov-10 16:06:20 GMT
4***3    £31.00     21-Nov-10 18:21:05 GMT
8***n    £30.00     21-Nov-10 02:10:42 GMT  Max Bid = £40.00

n***u     Retracted: £50.00
Explanation:Entered wrong amount     Bid:21-Nov-10 16:07:45 GMT
Retracted: 21-Nov-10 16:13:24 GMT

n***u    £41.00     21-Nov-10 16:07:45 GMT
8***n    £40.00     21-Nov-10 16:08:40 GMT
8***n    £35.00     21-Nov-10 16:06:34 GMT
8***n    £31.00     21-Nov-10 16:06:20 GMT

8***n    £30.00     21-Nov-10 02:10:42 GMT
4***3    £30.00     21-Nov-10 14:51:39 GMT
8***n    £29.00     21-Nov-10 02:10:42 GMT
4***3    £28.00     21-Nov-10 14:51:32 GMT
8***n    £26.00     21-Nov-10 02:10:42 GMT
4***3    £25.00     21-Nov-10 14:51:22 GMT
8***n    £24.00     21-Nov-10 02:10:42 GMT
4***3    £23.00     21-Nov-10 14:51:14 GMT
8***n    £21.00     21-Nov-10 02:10:42 GMT
4***3    £20.00     21-Nov-10 14:51:05 GMT
8***n    £19.00     21-Nov-10 02:10:42 GMT
4***3    £18.00     21-Nov-10 14:50:56 GMT
8***n    £16.00     21-Nov-10 02:10:42 GMT
l***2    £15.00     20-Nov-10 04:40:29 GMT
4***3    £15.00     20-Nov-10 13:44:19 GMT
l***2    £14.50     20-Nov-10 04:40:29 GMT
4***3    £14.00     20-Nov-10 13:44:11 GMT
l***2    £12.50     20-Nov-10 04:40:29 GMT
4***3    £12.00     19-Nov-10 15:48:32 GMT
4***3    £11.51     19-Nov-10 15:48:32 GMT
3***t    £11.01     19-Nov-10 13:58:32 GMT
3***t    £10.50     19-Nov-10 13:58:32 GMT
4***3    £10.00     19-Nov-10 15:48:22 GMT
3***t    £9.00      19-Nov-10 13:58:32 GMT
4***3    £8.50      19-Nov-10 15:48:15 GMT
3***t    £7.00      19-Nov-10 13:58:32 GMT
4***3    £6.50      19-Nov-10 15:48:05 GMT
3***t    £5.50      19-Nov-10 13:58:32 GMT
l***2    £5.00      19-Nov-10 07:32:04 GMT
4***3    £5.00      19-Nov-10 09:54:12 GMT
l***2    £3.20      19-Nov-10 07:32:04 GMT
4***3    £3.00      19-Nov-10 09:53:51 GMT
l***2    £2.40      19-Nov-10 07:32:04 GMT
4***3    £2.20         19-Nov-10 09:53:38 GMT
l***2    £1.70      19-Nov-10 07:32:04 GMT
4***3    £1.50      19-Nov-10 09:53:21 GMT
l***2    £1.24      19-Nov-10 07:32:04 GMT
4***3    £1.04      19-Nov-10 09:52:57 GMT
l***2    £0.99      19-Nov-10 07:32:04 GMT

Starting Price       £0.99

You should see here how bid retraction has been used to expose the high bid of the genuine buyer, the first example from bidder n***u could have been just an error, the second example from the suspect shill bidder was obviously a mistake made in haste.

You will notice how in both cases the top bidder’s bid was reduced back to the value placed just before the withdrawn bid, the subsequent and intermediate bids being nullified.

Both these cases are however against the eBay rules in that no further valid bid was made.

 

An extract from the relevant rules:

You are only permitted to retract your bid under the
following special circumstances:

[the relevent clause here is]

You entered the wrong amount
you should place a bid for the correct amount shortly after you retract your bid)

eBay Note:

Your seller may object to the reason you gave for retracting the bid:
Eg you retracted a bid because you entered the wrong amount.
However, you didn’t place a new bid with the correct amount.
The seller may report that your retraction reason is invalid.

eBay Advice:

Misuse of the bid retraction option to manipulate the bidding process is not permitted.
This includes any manipulation of the bidding process to discover the maximum bid of
the current high bidder or to uncover the reserve price.

 


Written by nandinium

December 7, 2010 at 8:25 pm