False bids?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by markprendy, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. markprendy

    markprendy Registered Member

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    Can someone explain why people set up accounts only to bid and win items (mainly cell/mobile phones) and then are no longer registered?
     
  2. hawke

    hawke Power Member

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    It's called shill bidding...

    They do it to A: drive the price up.... or B: knock out the competition....