Leo Posted January 29, 2007 Share Posted January 29, 2007 An interesting side effect of Ebays new bidder privacy protection on bids over $200US http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,...2570050,00.html It seems there is now no way to see if sellers are bidding up the prices of their own auctions. Apparently it's common. Listen to the two audio clips. They are enlightening. The last line says it's now a "safer environment". However they don't comment on this developement, although Ebay assured us it wouldn't happen, and I don't suspect there is any way to see if we are bidding against the seller. Another opinion: http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y07/m01/i16/s01 Last week Ebay admitted their new system won't completely stop second chance scams gleaned from phishing: http://www.virusbtn.com/news/spam_news/2007/01_10.xml Oh well back to concertinas they're more fun. Thanks Leo Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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