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I think I'm being shill bidded into oblivion

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by Slammed90Lude, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. Slammed90Lude

    Slammed90Lude Senior Member

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    So I'm bidding on this item:
    Coal Stove

    Yes, another coal stove. Regardless, I was dicking around tonight with the feedback. I looked at the bid history, and the guy who is CONSTANTLY bidding higher than me has the user ID hhfd52. I was looking at his feedback (His Feedback, and the last two feedbacks that were left for him are incidentally from the seller "zagulala" of the coal stove. Not only is the feedback from the seller, but it's those generic feedback comments that are usually left when a shill bidder accidentally wins the auction.


    Am I being ridiculous? Or does it seem odd that this guy who matches every bid I post, already has two feedback comments from the seller?

    I mean, what are the chances in the world that you buy a couple things from some one and just happen to be in the market for a coal stove, which that seller just happens to have for sale.

    And just so you all don't think I'm a pyro, I'm actually buying this stove for a low income family in Philly that needs some heating help this winter.
     
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    civicious FüK-VTEC VIP

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    Report that shit to Ebay.
     
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    ripperbone angry bear

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    i know a lot of people that have people bid higher on there auctions, just to bump it higher
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    :werd:
     
  5. Slammed90Lude

    Slammed90Lude Senior Member

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    I reported it. But, unless they run that guys IP and see that he lives down the street from the seller, I gurantee nothing happens.


    It just pisses me off. I'm trying to help someone, and it's costing me WAY more than I hoped.
     
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    civicious FüK-VTEC VIP

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    Don't bid on it again until the auction is almost over. As a rule, I NEVER bid on an auction until it's almost done, to keep shit like that from happening.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    90 accord Chicks dig the box Moderator VIP

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    just looked, and hhfd52 didn't leave the seller any feedback for either auction he "won"
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    IMO, just bid what you are willing to pay for it.... who cares what another guy is doing, fake or not. you know what you want/are willing to spend.

    and pick it up. shipping a stove is probably stupid expensive anyway
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    I think thats why he picked one from newton. If he's back in PA, it's not far at all.
     
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    Slammed90Lude Senior Member

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    Yeah that's what I should have done. But I got impatient, and I sorted figured, who the fuck else would be interested in a broken coal stove besides my weird ass.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    when you go to pick up your stove, punch the seller in the face.
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    Tell him now...he might retract the bids. If he doesn't, wait until the end of the auction, get yourself a couple ebay names and rack the bids up to a 20 gs.

    Let's see how he likes the final value fee on that.
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    Yeah... I've never shill bidded anyone before.. :ph34r:

    But I'd suggest seriously doing what Brian above me said, contact him and see if he'll retract. If he doesn't rack up the price.
     
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    Slammed90Lude Senior Member

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    That's what I did. He answered this morning and said he'd have no problem cancelled the bid.

    I go and check the auction, and I'm still the high bidder. Ummm, ok

    I'll give him until tomorrow morning and then I'll just cancel it. Fuck that, there is a stove that I don't have to weld back together for the same price. Of course it's in massachusett's, but whatever.
     
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    Guess that means I was right. :)

    I win
     
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    Slammed90Lude Senior Member

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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    Typically, Ebay does a good job at that stuff.

    My bro put up some pr0n one time and within minutes it was bidded real high. Next day EBay shut it down and said you can't sell that here, yada yada, and the buyer that bidded last contacted my bro and paid like 18 dollars a movie...

    I can't say 14 year old kids are hilarious or what.
     
  20. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    You can sell porn on ebay...in the Mature section.

    I used to stumble across porn all the time when I worked in NY. If I couldn't sell it locally it would go on ebay. It isn't easy selling gay porn and they pay top dollar on ebay, that and I wanted to get rid of it.
     
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