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Is it just me or...

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:46 am
by tigerham
... is this guy shill bidding? Not only these two examples but quite a lot of completed listings. Unfortunately I was sucked in but had a suspicion so held back until the end on one of the items. Sill got shilled. I have just sent him a message trying to be as innocent as possible as still waiting to receive my item (although it's been posted).


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Re: Is it just me or...

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:58 am
by subzero
Yeah that looks well dodge, if I was you i'd report it to ebay, if they discover the bidders account is from the same IP address as the seller then they'll take action on it.

If it's not actually a shill bidder then nothing bad will happen to him anyway so you might as well report it and let ebay investigate it.

Re: Is it just me or...

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:05 am
by tigerham
I've now been blocked from seeing his listings both completed and for sale but can see the listings if I log into eBay.com. Just received a message from him so see what he has to say.

Re: Is it just me or...

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:10 am
by tigerham
Sent a few more messages.

Re: Is it just me or...

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:13 am
by tigerham
Hmm, either an eBay glitch or he has now unblocked me...

Re: Is it just me or...

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:15 am
by tigerham
subzero wrote:Yeah that looks well dodge, if I was you i'd report it to ebay, if they discover the bidders account is from the same IP address as the seller then they'll take action on it.

If it's not actually a shill bidder then nothing bad will happen to him anyway so you might as well report it and let eBay investigate it.


I've reported ALL completed listings that bidder has bid on which is quite a few. Either same IP address or even get a friend to do so via another computer elsewhere. That way no IP address link.

Re: Is it just me or...

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:50 am
by subzero
tigerham wrote:
subzero wrote:Yeah that looks well dodge, if I was you i'd report it to ebay, if they discover the bidders account is from the same IP address as the seller then they'll take action on it.

If it's not actually a shill bidder then nothing bad will happen to him anyway so you might as well report it and let eBay investigate it.


I've reported ALL completed listings that bidder has bid on which is quite a few. Either same IP address or even get a friend to do so via another computer elsewhere. That way no IP address link.


Hmm, I didn't realise you could block someone from seeing past sales?

This morning I did have the same problem when trying to view another seller's past sales and I just got an error message up in red, so it could def be a glitch.

But yeah if it's not the same IP address but maybe an account that's within so many miles of the seller then maybe ebay could determine it from that?

Re: Is it just me or...

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:52 am
by tigerham
Ah ok. Well that was good timing going by what I just had written to him. But it must have been a glitch as it showed in red my end too with an error message. Thank you for clearing that up.

Re: Is it just me or...

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:57 am
by tigerham
See what happens now since I've mentioned it to him about the bidder, if it still continues or stops. OR if eBay intervene.

Re: Is it just me or...

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:08 am
by subzero
tigerham wrote:See what happens now since I've mentioned it to him about the bidder, if it still continues or stops. OR if eBay intervene.


All glitches aside it still does look very suspicious, so will be interesting to see what happens.

He might not get suspended though he could just get a warning, but yes if the bidding completely stops from that account then i'd say he's either had the warning off ebay or decided to stop himself after you messaged him.

Re: Is it just me or...

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:12 am
by tigerham
subzero wrote:
tigerham wrote:See what happens now since I've mentioned it to him about the bidder, if it still continues or stops. OR if eBay intervene.


All glitches aside it still does look very suspicious, so will be interesting to see what happens.

He might not get suspended though he could just get a warning, but yes if the bidding completely stops from that account then i'd say he's either had the warning off ebay or decided to stop himself after you messaged him.


Absolutely.

Re: Is it just me or...

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:58 pm
by tigerham
Ok, so the bids have reached over 'that bidder's' highest limit which was placed early this morning around 3am on one of the items mentioned... so far.

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