1) Goto ebay and make a low bid on an item that is under priced 2) Near the end of the auction or not, have a friend bid a rediculious amount. 3) Right before the end of auction retract the bid that was too high 4) The next highest bid wins. Easy way to get stuff on the cheap, but I'd be careful about doing it too many times with the same account The practice is not only prohibited by eBay regulations but also illegal in many countries. Despite this the practice continues and some believe is becoming more widespread. Theres someone bitching about it on another forum Anyway, anyone tried this? Or anyone had it done to you? I wouldn't risk it in the US more than once. Kuz if it works once you could just chaulk it up to dumb luck.