Originally Posted by concealed
curious what the problem here is. you are getting the item you want at a price you want.
second, please instruct me as to how you know the seller is shill bidding? seems almost impossible to tell on an online auction. do you tend to be a paranoid person in general? walls closing in? zombie apocalypse?
On day one, the seller had a 3 feedback account bidding on 8 different coats from that same seller. The problem is, the coat that I bid on had measurements that were nowhere near that of his other items. I checked the measurements on all of his items. I checked a few days later and that account went from 8 bids to 60 bids...simply to hide the fact that the shill had a 100% bid history with one seller.
There was also another bidder who bid on 256 items in the last 30 days with 24 retractions. Again, high number of bids to hide the bid % history. There is also a third, similar bidder. I checked his other auctions and a few of them (just the ones that look like they won't sell well due to sizing or style) had obvious shills as well.
Why do you want to know? Planning on improving your shills? :P
"curious what the problem here is."
You definitely sound like the sort of guy who would shill. (yes, i'm slightly paranoid. but mostly just observant)