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Anybody Else Find This Suspicious???
01-21-2013, 07:44 PM (This post was last modified: 01-21-2013 07:58 PM by 20youksox.)
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Anybody Else Find This Suspicious???
Before I go off on my rant, let me first say I may just be a little sour because I lost the last card I need for a rainbow.

This card was no 1/1, infact it was just a 1 color jersey card numbered to 50 that has sold in the past for like $5ish. I bid $15.08, thinking nobody will outbid me because it is TRIPLE what it usually sells for. The last auction ended for less than $3, so it is 5X more than that. Anyways, I check to see how much I won it for an saw that I lost. I was disapointed and then noticed that there were 11 bids. 1 was mine and 10 were from ONE other bidder. He bid 10 times and as you can see, he would bid $.50- $1.00 higher than my bid every time - 10 TIMES. I also noticed that the bidder has very little feedback.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2012-Topps-Tribu...7675.l2557

I did a little digging because it seemed off. I found that this exact card had been listed before. The first time it ended for $2.76. I looked and saw there were 6 bids on it this time. For a card selling for less than $3.00, 6 bids seems like a lot of bids to me. Another thing that struck me is that even though the sellers were different, they were both in Florida.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2012-Topps-Tribu...7675.l2557

So does anyone else find this a little wierd? Maybe I'm reading into this so much, but I never thought I would have lost this. I don't mean to wrongly accuse anybody, so I'm looking to see if anyone else has the same thoughts as I do.

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01-21-2013, 07:52 PM
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FL you say? Smells fishy to me.

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01-21-2013, 08:03 PM
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If the seller tries to contact you on a "second chance" opportunity, you'll know for sure. Otherwise, it's hard to say.

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01-21-2013, 08:07 PM
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(01-21-2013 08:03 PM)uvaspina Wrote:  If the seller tries to contact you on a "second chance" opportunity, you'll know for sure. Otherwise, it's hard to say.

I kind of hope he does. I just really want the card. Like I said, it is the last card I need to finish the rainbow.

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01-21-2013, 08:19 PM
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So does anyone else find this a little wierd? Maybe I'm reading into this so much, but I never thought I would have lost this. I don't mean to wrongly accuse anybody, so I'm looking to see if anyone else has the same thoughts as I do.
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When a bidder places bids in small increments as he did & in the last few minutes of an auction i would agree it looks fishy. If the seller offers a SCO i would drop those bids & tell him its worth the opening bid price as the other buyers bids should be completly eliminated.

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01-21-2013, 09:16 PM
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Legit sale,

the one seller bought it from the other, sellers are over 3 hrs away from each other, and their bid percentage with each other is well under 10%

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01-21-2013, 09:18 PM
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Ya sounds like he was feeding his bids. Im sure you will get a 2nd chance offer soon.

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01-21-2013, 09:59 PM
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Seems odd to me, not necessarily suspicious, though. For example I lost this auction:
http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?V...1148764611
Lots of bids by the same person back to back.

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01-22-2013, 10:30 AM
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I think the guy bought it and was flipping it for a nice little profit which he seems to have done. The bidder who won it looks like they just couldn't decide how much it was going to take to win it and rather than put in a ceiling bid, just bid their way up in increments.

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