Discussion in 'Money & Investing' started by kromsales, Apr 18, 2005.

  1. kromsales

    kromsales Registered Member

    Someone bid up my auction to out bid Golden Palace. Got me all excited..then cancelled bid :( Why would they do this?

  2. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.

    Because some people are jerks. (They could have really entered the wrong amount, but if so they why haven't they bid again? The world will never know...) Anyone who bids without intending to pay deserves to be booted from eBay for life. I am so sick of that.

    I wouldn't worry about it though. Looks like their bid was only $400. It's safe to say you will get more than that anyway. Just wait and see. :)
  3. Msbabedoll

    Msbabedoll Registered Member

    I am sorry to hear that!! I hope that doesn't happen anymore! I am going to check out your Auctions and put them on my watch list! :)
  4. kromsales

    kromsales Registered Member

    I hope so. But now someone with 0 feedback is bidding...dont want to have it turn into a bunch of fake bids KWIM? Can I cancel them If I think they are fake or should I let them be?

    Thanks! I will do same for you!! :) I think i did already but will check and make sure LOL
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2005
  5. Marys454BB

    Marys454BB Premium Member

    They do that all the time, Someone told me that they do that to get their name in a high profile auction list so people will look at their auctions.
  6. Msbabedoll

    Msbabedoll Registered Member

    I already had added you too.............I TOLD YA"LL I WAS
  7. kromsales

    kromsales Registered Member

    Ahh that makes sense. I dont know that I ever would have thought of doing that LOL The zero feedback stopped bidding so I feel much better now LOL
  8. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.

    I bid on high profile auctions for this same reason, BUT, it's not a bad reason if you intend to pay. Heck why else do you think Golden Palace bids on this stuff? To get their name out. I have never and will never bid on an auciton without intending to pay if I win. I have never retracted a bid in my entire life. If my name shows up in your auction, you can rest assured that I will pay should I be the winning bidder at my bid price.

    I think allowing people to retract their bids whenever they want is stupid. People should have 5 minutes to review their bid, and then retract it WITHIN 5 minutes of listing it.

    I had someone do this to my first forehead auction and WIN! That made my day.. Yeah right. I have since left an interesting tidbit on his feedback page. :) Maybe that will teach him to try that again!
  9. SamusAran86

    SamusAran86 Registered Member

    They might have been trying to attach there name to the auction thinking that GP had a higher bid on it. It just goes to prove that people do try anything to get themselves out there
  10. Teorropy

    Teorropy Registered User

    Sorry to hear about the fake bid. Hope that it will still all work out for you.

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