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Sellers bidding on their items?

(5 Posts)
TomDaleysTrunks Thu 18-Oct-12 10:39:02

I'm a bit of an eBay newbie.

I'm trying to buy a fridge and the seller is bidding against me. Is that allowed? Seems a bit unfair - surely they should have put a reserve on if it's not going for enough?

DowagersHump Thu 18-Oct-12 10:45:55

That's against the rules of ebay. Are you absolutely sure it's the seller? You can't actually bid on your own items (although some people do shilling which is where they get a friend to bid to artificially bump the price).

You should report to ebay

SavoyCabbage Thu 18-Oct-12 10:49:20

How do you know they are bidding on it?

Edofthe13prams Thu 18-Oct-12 10:49:22

How do you know?

Bidders are kept anonymous by the system these days.

Also they will not be able to physically bid on their own listing - unless they have more than one account with a different name.

TomDaleysTrunks Thu 18-Oct-12 10:56:04

blush just had another look, I got the names mixed up!

What an idiot.

Thanks though. They do have very similar names though.

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