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Re: ebay functionality

  • Subject: Re: ebay functionality
  • From: Ken Mosher <ken@spatulacity.com>
  • Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 14:30:03 -0500

That is normal eBay behavior.  It simply means that someone place a
maximum bid that was higher than the bid you submitted.  eBay
automatically bids as low as it can for you UP TO your max bid.

On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 12:13 PM, Jason Hernandez
<jason.hernandez74@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Has anyone else but me noticed the "bidding bot"?  I can bid on an item that
> has seen no bids in days, and in a matter of seconds, I receive an email
> saying I have been outbid.  The first time it happened, I wet back to bid
> again, only to get the email again in a matter of seconds.  I didn't feel
> like upping my bid again, so I let it go.  Lo and behold, as soon as the
> auction expired, I got a different email, this one saying I had a second
> chance to buy the item at the price of my last bid.  I did.  So after that,
> I took a different approach: bid once, and ignore the notice saying I had
> been outbid.  Sure enough, as soon as the auction expires, I always get the
> notice of my "second chance" to buy at the price I bid.
> Now, I cannot prove there is a bot involved -- certainly don't know the name
> of any such bot -- but I can think of no other explanation.  Also, it seems
> to be used mainly by sellers located in Asia (selling things other than
> plants).
> Jason Hernandez
> Naturalist-at-Large
> ________________________________
> Message: 1
> Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 10:57:51 -0500 (EST)
> From: The Silent Seed <santoury@aol.com>
> Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Off-Topic ebay question
> To: aroid-l@www.gizmoworks.com
> Message-ID: <8CEBF91DDBA8C60-1D34-4C375@webmail-d029.sysops.aol.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
> Some sellers list an item with "other" names, just so that their item shows
> up in your search. It bugs me, but it's a way to get more people to "walk
> by" your item.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Susan B <honeybunny442@yahoo.com>
> To: Discussion of aroids <aroid-l@www.gizmoworks.com>
> Sent: Wed, Feb 22, 2012 10:53 am
> Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Off-Topic ebay question
> Just like the person that sells Naked Ladies Amaryllis but lists them as
> Amorphophallus, probably not much you can do, or ebay will ignore you if you
> complain.
>   From: Ken Mosher <ken@spatulacity.com>
> To: Aroid list <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 12:26 AM
> Subject: [Aroid-l] Off-Topic ebay question
> I wanted to ask this group a somewhat OT question because there are lots
> of heavy eBay users here.  I discovered this seller
> (http://stores.ebay.com/7servant7/) who has so very many questionable,
> if not outright fraudulent listings. (See the rainbow rose seeds as an
> example of the worst offense, item 160733406329).  I've investigated
> eBay's listing policies and there doesn't seem to be any way to report
> her; I can't find any specific rule she's breaking.  It shows a real
> flaw in the eBay system that I had never discovered - I can list a
> "left-handed skyhook" for sale and there's not much anyone can do about it!
> I would like to make it my life's work to shut this woman down if
> someone has a clue as to how it can be done.  eBay simply doesn't seem
> to have a procedure for something like this.  I feel myself starting a
> rant so I'll just hit send before I lose it completely...
> -Ken
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