Don`t you just hate shill bidding

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  1. d w124

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    Why not set a reserve the first time round :wallbash::wallbash: yet he says this on the advert

    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]£100 non refundable deposit is required after auction ends contact to be made asap otherwise vehicle will be offered to next highest bidder and a dispute raised[/FONT]
     
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    Any auction where the identities are kept private is a non starter.
    I only ever snipe at auctions as leaving an earlier bid is leaving yourself open to shill bidding.
     
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    Agreed.
    It means I miss some, but I only ever bid in the last minute.
     
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    That seller has garnered some atrocious feedback comments. Scary.
     
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    I've never understood the 'no reserve' auction and then shill bidding to get the price up; if it doesn't sell for what you want it to, it costs £10 to relist it yet a reserve is £7.99 iirc.
     
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    That feedback is quite bad...

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    Blatent fake MOT,wheels bearing gone,death trap, beware!!! ruth2276 ( 65) 28-Sep-06 20:14

    Reply by www-hmc-co-uk (16-Oct-06 18:49):
    WOT A LOSER - THE CHAP CHECKED THE COMPLETE VEHICLE B4 HE BOUGHT IT! BEWARE!!!




    As a dealer you really don't want people who check the vehicle out before buying it!!
     
  8. neilrr

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    It costs 25p to list anything with a start price from £5 to £14.99
    eBay.co.uk fees for private sellers


    Insertion fees

    Auction-style insertion fees

    Category
    Starting price
    Insertion fee
    All categories, except those listed below
    £0.01 - £0.99
    Free *

    £1.00 - £4.99
    £0.15

    £5.00 - £14.99
    £0.25

    £15.00 - £29.99
    £0.50

    £30 - £99.99
    £1

    £100 or more
    £1.30

    The minimum reserve price is £50 for any item. Insertion fees & final value fees change for items with a reserve.
    eBay.co.uk fees for private sellers

    Reserve prices must be set at £50 or more.
     
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    Sorry, I was thinking of motors, it costs us £17.99 to put a van on with £7.99 of that being the reserve.
     
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