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eBay / the bidding system is rigged!

1 United States Review updated:

Details for item number: [protected]
Item title: mint dell wifi laptop+huge accessory bundle+1 day sale!
Item url:
Http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/ebayisapi.dll?viewitem&item=[protected]

During the final minutes of the bid it appears that the site was using an automated system to force up the price of the item. we were receiving challenging bids in dollars and cents e. g. $238.35 faster than we could type.in other words it appears that a number of individuals affiliated with the site are actively collaborating to increase the price on the item. we have bid on items many times on ebay and have never seen it done this obviously. we want you to investigate this matter and let us know if such behavior is appropriate. we have notified our colleagues and affiliates to avoid bidding on that site and to be wary of other sites on ebay that exhibit the same behavior. we are also reporting this matter to the us department of commerce and us department of justice. thank you.

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  • St
      27th of Mar, 2007
    0 Votes

    That's called "sniping". There are dozens of programs that do it for you; it's not done on eBay's end. Those are just other bidders.

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