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How Do You Stop Bots From Bidding On Your Listings?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by ipwned, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. ipwned

    ipwned Regular Member

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    Title says it all; how do you stop bots from bidding on your listings? Is using the Make An Offer feature a good suggestion? It happens every time and I have to wait 4 days to open a case. It's really getting in the way.

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. concrete

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    How do you know it's bots? Why is 4 days that big of a deal to get your fees back?
     
  3. ipwned

    ipwned Regular Member

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    I'm looking for advice not an interrogation. Either bots or scammers. Created on the day of purchase. 0 feedback. Obviously, it's going to interfere with my selling if 4/5 things that I list aren't bought by real people or by scammers.

    Can anybody help?
     
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  4. XHBTR

    XHBTR BANNED BANNED

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    You can do " Immediate payment with paypal required"

    keeps the bogus buyers away.
     
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  5. snorlax

    snorlax Newbie

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    You can adjust your buyer requirements, under your account settings. Try setting it so that it requires credit card on file.
     
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  6. Norman Bates

    Norman Bates Registered Member

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    I'd kill them if I were you.
     
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    farlack Newbie

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    Immediate pay at time of purchase, and set it so they need 1+ feedback to buy.
     
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  9. Checkmate

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    I had this problem also and require to pay after buy now helped.

    What's the point of having a bot with no feedback bidding anyway?

    1+ feedback is no longer a option or I just can't find it.
     
  10. julia adam

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    Same here i would have killed them but you can take PayPal help to keep the bogus buyers away.
     
  11. B. Friendly

    B. Friendly BANNED BANNED

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    I advise you to adopt a more friendly tone toward the people you are asking for help. We don't HAVE to help. We can haze you instead. Say off-topic, distracting, funny and ridiculous things that make people focus on us and what we say instead of you and the help you claim to want. Posting a question asking for help in a thread is skill that takes time to develop. You have to screw up a few times and learn lessons the hard way before you "get it".

    Now, I like to interrogate, and I like it best when I'm interrogating an unwilling suspect that doesn't want to squeal like a pidgeon or rat. So answer the questions people ask you or I'll have to beat you with a rubber hose filled with sand, and then I'll read some of my poetry to you, stuff that I wrote when I was 14 and was really, really stoned. It's deep. REALLY DEEP. It talks about Jesus, and love, and pretzels.

    Now. Doesn't eBay give you the option of requiring a minimum number of transactions before someone can bid? I would think that a "bot bidder" isn't going to have a fully-developed account.

    Also, I'm curious as to why someone would do this? Are they trying to get you to send the item with no or fraudulent payment? I would think that at some point eBay would ban the account. What could they gain before that happens?
     
  12. unclemike

    unclemike BANNED BANNED

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    If I was you I would set limits for who can buy your products. Like for instance you could specify
    that the buyer must have some feedback or at least a PayPal account. This will keep the bots and
    the bogus buyers out of the way.
     
  13. concrete

    concrete Junior Member

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    Kinda matters if it is bots or people. If you are worried about getting your fees back in less than 4 days then you are focused on the wrong thing.
     
  14. XHBTR

    XHBTR BANNED BANNED

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    Look guy's, ipwned did not give any info as to why and it should not be of any ones concern as to.

    He was asking a simple question and it was answered a whole bunch of times. Maybe his account is new and he got only 10 listings available. A bogus buy would throw a wrench in his gears - at least for a while till a case can be opened and closed.

    Maybe he is undercutting a competitor majorly and bogus buys are the result of that.
    There are many reasons as to why.

    Give it a rest
     
  15. daddyfish58

    daddyfish58 Registered Member

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    Yes kill them they need to die