Can we trust ebay?

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SHILL BIDDING?

When I came to buy a Laptop, I turned to ebay...as you do. However, due to a problem I encountered when I sold a 300 DISC Sony CD player on ebay, I NOW tend to check-out the people I'm bidding against, with a view to their bid/ retraction history.

So...what would YOU make of a seller (a Business seller) who, when warned that he had 2 out of 3 bidders for his Laptop with a HISTORY of bid retractions (200+ each) he  didn't even bat an eyelid, and went on to auction (and end early, due to "Listing errors"?) auction after auction over the next few days, that (I noticed) had the SAME 2 "bidders" ramping up the price, and BOTH retracting...just before the seller "ended the auction due to Listing errors"

HOW CAN YOU CHECK-OUT THE OTHER BIDDER?
Are you aware of how you can check an ebayers history, and see how many (if any) times he/she has retracted over the past 30 days/6 Months?

Find an item,any item, it just needs to have a LEAST 1 bid, so an auction, not "buy it now" and click on the bid. This takes you to the BID HISTORY page. Now click on the name of the bidder, for example  y***s  and you will see this bidders history, best of all  you will see in the top RH corner of the page, a breakdown, and (if any) a history of bid retractions...and why would you want to know that? WELL if YOU wanted to take part in an auction for say...a Laptop, would you bid against a couple of ebayers? who have retracted over 200+ times each in the last 6 months, and have done so together in the same sellers auctions?  



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