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Has anyone come accross this ?

I am currently bidding or was before I was outbid :thumbup: on a number of items, not all records, some general stuff too.

Maybe I'm being paranoid but out of nine items I was high bidder on I have been outbid by what appears to be my new friend.

Now I know that the abbreviations that ebay use to keep bidders ID secret has little bearing on their real identity but every one

of the nine items has been topped by t***g(0) in order to protect my sanity I have just bid on another item, became high bidder and then

five minutes later........................outbid, by................................you guessed it t***g(0)

Now am I losing it or has this happened to anyone else :thumbsup:

M

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Has anyone come accross this ?

I am currently bidding or was before I was outbid :thumbup: on a number of items, not all records, some general stuff too.

Maybe I'm being paranoid but out of nine items I was high bidder on I have been outbid by what appears to be my new friend.

Now I know that the abbreviations that ebay use to keep bidders ID secret has little bearing on their real identity but every one

of the nine items has been topped by t***g(0) in order to protect my sanity I have just bid on another item, became high bidder and then

five minutes later........................outbid, by................................you guessed it t***g(0)

Now am I losing it or has this happened to anyone else :thumbsup:

M

are all the items being sold by the same person ?

if yes then could be shill bidding......

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How about i put a tune up for auction and you bid on it at an inflated price then your stalker outbids you and i make a very tidy profit that i would be willing to split with you, we could make a fortune :thumbsup:

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If this individual keeps winning....how come he/she is still on a duck in the feedback stakes??? It stinks!!!:thumbsup:

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So far only a couple of the items have ended, very recently, so probably not paid for yet,

I think I will contact the sellars to see how transactions progressed. :thumbup:

might give Bearsy's suggestion a go too :thumbsup:

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Has anyone come accross this ?

I am currently bidding or was before I was outbid :thumbsup: on a number of items, not all records, some general stuff too.

Maybe I'm being paranoid but out of nine items I was high bidder on I have been outbid by what appears to be my new friend.

Now I know that the abbreviations that ebay use to keep bidders ID secret has little bearing on their real identity but every one

of the nine items has been topped by t***g(0) in order to protect my sanity I have just bid on another item, became high bidder and then

five minutes later........................outbid, by................................you guessed it t***g(0)

Now am I losing it or has this happened to anyone else :thumbsup:

M

If you want to see the full ID of the bidder, go to Advanced Search->By Bidder and put in your user ID, check "Include completed listings" and uncheck "as high bidder only" and click on "Search". It will show the full ID of the bidder. I'm pretty sure I know who it is in this case and they aren't stalking you (not that that would be possible).

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If you want to see the full ID of the bidder, go to Advanced Search->By Bidder and put in your user ID, check "Include completed listings" and uncheck "as high bidder only" and click on "Search". It will show the full ID of the bidder. I'm pretty sure I know who it is in this case and they aren't stalking you (not that that would be possible).

Thanks Bob, I'll give that a try on the completed listings, when you say youre pretty sure you know who, I cant think for a moment that this 'someone'

shares my taste in music and my wife's (who uses the same ebay account) taste in odd girlie things :thumbsup: thats way too coincidental to be realistic

M :thumbsup:

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If you want to see the full ID of the bidder, go to Advanced Search->By Bidder and put in your user ID, check "Include completed listings" and uncheck "as high bidder only" and click on "Search". It will show the full ID of the bidder. I'm pretty sure I know who it is in this case and they aren't stalking you (not that that would be possible).

Fantastic tip on searching. Didn't know about that. Thanks. Ideal for nosey sod's like me!

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If you want to see the full ID of the bidder, go to Advanced Search->By Bidder and put in your user ID, check "Include completed listings" and uncheck "as high bidder only" and click on "Search". It will show the full ID of the bidder. I'm pretty sure I know who it is in this case and they aren't stalking you (not that that would be possible).

this is great I never knew this was possible :thumbsup:

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Fantastic tip on searching. Didn't know about that. Thanks. Ideal for nosey sod's like me!

i think you'll find this only works if you were yourself 2nd highest bidder :)

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i think you'll find this only works if you were yourself 2nd highest bidder :)

And it doesn't work at all when you're living in a country with restricted privacy settings for Ebay (e.g. Germany)...

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i think you'll find this only works if you were yourself 2nd highest bidder :)

I am not sure you are right here......

I bid 150 bucks on one that sold for over 250 and it showed me the winner. So I must have been 3rd at best possibly even lower in the rankings.

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I am not sure you are right here......

I bid 150 bucks on one that sold for over 250 and it showed me the winner. So I must have been 3rd at best possibly even lower in the rankings.

Same here, seems to show most things I have bid on - win, 2nd highest or cheeky low bids.

Doesn't show one where the identity is "Private".

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Same here, seems to show most things I have bid on - win, 2nd highest or cheeky low bids.

Doesn't show one where the identity is "Private".

I get the username of a private ebay member if they have won the auction but unless i'm missing a trick its not much use as you can't do anything with that info.............

it just confirmed to me that there is one guy winning quite a few of the more desireable things I have bid on.

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I get the username of a private ebay member if they have won the auction but unless i'm missing a trick its not much use as you can't do anything with that info.............

it just confirmed to me that there is one guy winning quite a few of the more desireable things I have bid on.

yes, and it aint me :)

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I get the username of a private ebay member if they have won the auction but unless i'm missing a trick its not much use as you can't do anything with that info.............

it just confirmed to me that there is one guy winning quite a few of the more desireable things I have bid on.

yes, and it aint me :thumbsup:

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I am not sure you are right here......

I bid 150 bucks on one that sold for over 250 and it showed me the winner. So I must have been 3rd at best possibly even lower in the rankings.

I think as long as you've registered a bid on an item you can check who won the item ....does'nt work if you never bid.

Mark ..if you tell me what you were bidding on ,i'll have a look for you :thumbsup:

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Same here, seems to show most things I have bid on - win, 2nd highest or cheeky low bids.

Doesn't show one where the identity is "Private".

ah cool...i've only ever looked (usually with the hump) when i've been outbid on something and 2nd highest :(

and a quick check on something i lost last night and finished 3rd highest shows the winner...from japan :thumbsup:

Edited by wrighty

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The guy (t***g) won Tony Troutman One Way Love on Swagger last month, lucky bugger or maybe I shouldnt have been to stingy with my bidding

Edited by John Reed

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The guy (t***g) won Tony Troutman One Way Love on Swagger last month, lucky bugger or maybe I shouldnt have been to stingy with my bidding

you and me both. Might be a while before we see another :thumbsup:

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Have alook at the bid percentage activity between the winner and the seller if its over 90% you can say its more than likely shill bidding! Had a similar experience in the last few months with a US seller thats been documented on here.

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