Shill Bidding on eBay: an Ugly Story

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  1. PhilipCohen

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    Shill Bidding on eBay: an Ugly Story

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

    “Shill Bidding on eBay: Case Study #2”: This time including a spreadsheet analysis of multiple auctions, from some “professional” sellers from the US and Australia. Needless to say the analysis demonstrates, once again, that, contrary to eBay’s claims, shill bidding by many “professional” sellers is rampant on eBay auctions. The full comment and spreadsheet download links at:
    http://www.auctionbytes.com/forum/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=24296

    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 professional sellers that now infest eBay, eBay recently touted two Diamond/Titanium PowerSellers as major success stories of selling on eBay. An analysis of bidding patterns on these two sellers’ auctions suggests that they both could be habitual shill bidders. A full comment thereon at:
    http://www.auctionbytes.com/forum/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=6502763

    Why is “Noise” Donahoe trying to destroy eBay?
    http://www.auctionbytes.com/forum/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=6502877
     
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    I always get outbid when trying to buy shawls.
     
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    Strange, is it me, but are all of this guy's posts on eBay and/or shill bidding? Hmmmm...
     
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    Well, he hasn't said he didn't like it.
     
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    I thought Sam sounded like Jerry Seinfeild when he dropped the shard in his house.

    "Oh Noeoe, mahy house is on fiyre!!"

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    Very true, I was hoping for an in depth critique with spreadsheets... alas :( 
     
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    Yeah it is odd. Lets see if we can sell him on eBay, bots tend to get good prices without the need to shill :D 
     
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    We don't get everything we wish for, unfortunately. If we did, I'd currently be eating Pot Noodles with a naked Alyssa Milano in a massive castle on the moon.
     
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    Hey Cohen, I'm a shill bidder. What are you gonna do about it? Nana-nana-nana.
     
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    And the movie forum wouldn't exist.
     
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    Pot noodles?! You sir are sick.....Very sick.
     
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    This.


    I got nothin'.
     
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    Chicken and mushroom only, of course; they're the closest I've found to resembling what they say they are.
     
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    Has anyone actually read through all of those studies and understood them? It's like reading a particle physics textbook written in Chinese. Someone needs to get a life.
     
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    Yeah man, I hate it when you go to an auction and some guy just shrieks out what he's willing to pay over your bid, and its like a dentist drill in your ears or a fat ranch-hand calling in the pigs. Or when its some woman and she's all excited and screeching out bids without even giving anyone a chance to speak up over her and when she wins the item she just spazzes out and its like an air raid siren on 11...

    Oh, OH! SHILL Bidding. Nevermind then.
     
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    He quotes "Case study #2", what happened to number 1?
     
  18. FreshDebesh

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    This thread is done. I see a ban coming soon.


    And Draven, Alyssa Milano is vegetarian so she might not be too happy with chicken and mushrooms :D 
     
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