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  • Report:  #932

Complaint Review: E-Bay Auction - Nationwide

Reported By:
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Submitted:
Wed, November 17, 1999
Updated:

E-Bay Auction
Fraud reporting: [email protected] Nationwide, U.S.A.
Web:
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Categories:
On-Line Stores
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I want to make you all aware of something that occurs frequently on the E-Bay auction called "shill bidding". It is where a seller uses alias userID's (non-existant bidders) to push up the bids on their auction items. Of course this is illegal, but MANY sellers are involved in it. After all, where money is involved...

For example, userID is an alias of the seller . Use the E-Bay Search feature and look up london777's current and recent bids. You'll find that almost every one of this userID's bids are on steal-a-record's auction items! That seller uses this alias userID (among others) to increase the bids on their auctions, or to maximize the "reserve bids" of honest bidders. I've informed E-Bay about thier bidding scam,

and we'll see if they take any action. I doubt it, though. That would likely open up a controversy I'm sure E-Bay would rather remain dormant. Bad for business, you know?

If you want to retract your bid on the an E-Bay item whose seller you suspect is shill bidding, use this link:

E-Bay Bid Retraction: http://pages.ebay.com/services/buyandsell/retract-bid.html

You have every right to retract your bid before the close of an auction. Sellers can only give negative feedback to WINNING bidders. I cringe when I see someone getting victimized by shill bidding on the E-Bay auction. You should verify the bidders on an auction item as well as the seller of the item. Do they have positive ratings? Alias userID's usually have either no ratings or just a few, most likely from their parent seller. As in life, corruption is rampant on E-Bay and other such auction sites. Be an aware consumer!



4 Updates & Rebuttals

brenda

oklahoma city,
Oklahoma,
Ebay shilling info is very true here are more id's to watch for

#2Consumer Suggestion

Fri, November 15, 2002

flowerpowerpoppy also watch for this same person using [ ]. When you log into her feedback areas you will see the rest of the aliases she uses. She is so tacky! She sells auction info and then gives hereself extra boosts by bragging on her items. The auction info is nothing more than what you could find yourself by keying in wholesale in any search engine. This lady has bilked a lot of money out of people selling junk auction info.


brenda

oklahoma city,
Oklahoma,
Ebay shilling info is very true here are more id's to watch for

#3Consumer Suggestion

Fri, November 15, 2002

flowerpowerpoppy also watch for this same person using [ ]. When you log into her feedback areas you will see the rest of the aliases she uses. She is so tacky! She sells auction info and then gives hereself extra boosts by bragging on her items. The auction info is nothing more than what you could find yourself by keying in wholesale in any search engine. This lady has bilked a lot of money out of people selling junk auction info.


brenda

oklahoma city,
Oklahoma,
Ebay shilling info is very true here are more id's to watch for

#4Consumer Suggestion

Fri, November 15, 2002

flowerpowerpoppy also watch for this same person using [ ]. When you log into her feedback areas you will see the rest of the aliases she uses. She is so tacky! She sells auction info and then gives hereself extra boosts by bragging on her items. The auction info is nothing more than what you could find yourself by keying in wholesale in any search engine. This lady has bilked a lot of money out of people selling junk auction info.


brenda

oklahoma city,
Oklahoma,
Ebay shilling info is very true here are more id's to watch for

#5Consumer Suggestion

Fri, November 15, 2002

flowerpowerpoppy also watch for this same person using [ ]. When you log into her feedback areas you will see the rest of the aliases she uses. She is so tacky! She sells auction info and then gives hereself extra boosts by bragging on her items. The auction info is nothing more than what you could find yourself by keying in wholesale in any search engine. This lady has bilked a lot of money out of people selling junk auction info.

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