"Bidder 1" on ebay always jacking up prices...?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by plunar, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. plunar macrumors 6502

    plunar

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    #1
    everything i've bought on ebay the past couple months have had these "Bidder 1/2/#" jackasses hitting up the price of everything a solid 10%. who are these clowns? is this some new ebay scam? someone that jacks up bids in return for a commission?
     
  2. gonyr macrumors 6502

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    Niagara County, NY
    #2
    Some auctions (I'm not sure, but I think it's when it gets over $200) have anonymous bidding. The names of the actual bidders are replaced by aliases: bidder1, bidder2, etc. until the auction is over. Then you can see their real user names. I've also seen partially hidden names.
     
  3. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

    Sdashiki

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    #3
    have you tried to click on their name?

    usually it brings you to their feedback page.

    in this case, it would bring you to a page explaining your misplaced paranoia.
     

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