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Old 11-06-03, 08:01 PM
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eBay question: private auctions...

I guess that there's no way to look at bidder IDs unless you're the seller on this type of auction? What's to stop a seller from running up the bid if you're not able to see who's bidding?
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Old 11-07-03, 03:28 AM
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mmmm cheese...
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Old 11-07-03, 10:52 AM
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I guess nothing. Caveat Emptor.
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Old 11-07-03, 01:11 PM
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A seller isn't allowed to bid on his own auctions. Ebay will not allow him to do it. As far as using another account. Nothing eBay can do since there is no way to tell if it is the seller or just someone else who wants the item. The seller does run the risk of winning his own auction then.
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Old 11-09-03, 03:43 AM
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Untrue resinrats. I've reported many auctions (ok maybe 3 - 5) where I noticed the Seller was bidding on his own items and trying to unfairly up the price that I was bidding on.

They are now unregistered. Most likely they are back now because of the lax e-Bay enforcement (They don't care, they just want the commissions).

But, it felt good to bust those stupid asses.
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