Shill Bidding on eBay: Case Study #2

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  1. PhilipCohen

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    Some more food for thought …

    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 another case study on shill bidding on eBay auctions? Yes, sorry, another one. This time 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:
    AuctionBytes :: View topic - Shill Bidding on eBay: Case Study #2
     
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    McBradders James Franco Club! Moderator

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    So, just curious here, did you sign up just to troll eBay?

    Not trying to defend them, but, all your posts are about eBay... pattern?
     
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    Nachtsider Banned

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    Nah, I think he's just butthurt that he couldn't win stuff on eBay because shill bidders jacked the prices higher than Cheech and Chong...
     
  4. Hook

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    I call shens. PhillipCohen is, in fact, a bot.

    zOMG!
     
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    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    Ebay:
    ^the invasion has begun?
    bots Unite!!!!!
    0111001101111001010111010000110101010010101010101001010100101010101010101010000110101

    (Binary for "Their Defenses Have Been Breached! Let the Slaughter Begin!)
    LOL
     
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    Uh-huh...
     
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    Like I said... A bot.
     
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    Aren't bots supposed to sell us on porn and penis enlargement though? Fail-bot?
     
  9. McBradders

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    So a little googling reveals that Philip Cohen is, in fact, a crusader against the "evils" of eBay, spouting his... views... wherever the internet takes him. So much so that even supposedly repuatable sites like the Register have quoted the man.

    PhilipCohen ebay - Google Search

    Net sleuth calls eBay on carpet over shill bidding ? The Register

    So, no, probably not a bot, but not someone who is here to contribute anything other than feelings of malice toward a service many of us here use to make a little extra coin every now and again.

    Mr Cohen, the ball is in your court. What about Transformers do you love? Hmn?
     
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