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Post by D3MONOOB » Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:19 am

has anyone had any experience with sellers making fake bids on their accounts just to raise the price......
i just about to win an agtec arcade stick for 5.50 when someone called 0***b out bid me an automatic bid for 7 pound was then placed on behalf of me then 'someone' called 0***1 outbid me :wtf: why didnt this seller just make the item a buy it now instead of these dumb tactics have some goddamn honor even if it is the internet
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Post by jjhammerstein » Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:51 am

Those aren't their actual names. Ebay assigns random tags to other bidders to keep their identities private. Sounds to me like you got legitimately out bid. Don't be so cheap next time.
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Post by CROTCHTHRUST3000 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:19 am

for my 1st post i give you :facepalm: we all make mistakes

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Post by bicostp » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:28 am

Why did you make a new account to reply to your own thread? :wtf: We have rules against that.
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Post by ironman012 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:43 am

CROTCHTHRUST3000 wrote:for my 1st post i give you :facepalm: we all make mistakes
I'm not sure you can really facepalm someone when your name is "CROTCHTHRUST3000" lol..

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Post by jjhammerstein » Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:16 pm

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Post by lifeisbetterwithketchup » Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:47 pm

jjhammerstein wrote:I rate this thread 0/10.
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Post by FatylPCs » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:47 am

i too have experianced some rather unsavory moments on ebay. like the out-bid-before-your-bid-goes-through automation. Thanks a lot Ebay Sniper programs...

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Post by wallydawg » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:23 pm

eBay has gotten so terrible recently that sniping is really is the best option to use now. I don't use any sniping programs, but I do wait until the last few seconds of the auction before i place a bid. If I lose, its no big deal because I put in the maximum amount that I wanted to pay for it anyway, and no one had time to dick around with my bid.

A couple sellers have recently have been doing what the OP posted, max bidding and then deleting bids to max out your bid. Before, when you canceled your bid, eBay used to delete all your bidding history on the item. That is no longer the case as now it just deletes your highest bid. There's a few eBay trolls doing also doing this on purpose to random auctions and also some permanoobs that just get frustrated in a bidding war after a while and max out your bid just to realize they don't want to pay that much and cancel their highest bid.

This did not happen to the OP, as I believe he was just legitimately outbid on his item, but it has become prevalent on eBay and is something you should be aware of and look out for.
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Post by Rekarp » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:33 pm

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Post by Triton » Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:51 pm

I typically only do Buy it now purchases on ebay if/when i use it. most of the items i buy are cheap stuff from china anyway :lol:

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Post by Metallica Man X » Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:07 pm

Same here..gotta love those screens :lol:
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Post by aceboy44 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:36 pm

Triton wrote:I typically only do Buy it now purchases on ebay if/when i use it.
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