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Is this crazy bidding?

(7 Posts)
lurkingaround Sun 10-Aug-14 23:45:46

I'm very new to ebay, just recently started looking. I had my eye on a jacket. Bidding was fair, and then it went from £45 straight to £145! Is this what happens? Why would someone suddenly increase the bid by £100? This can't be usual, is it??

butterflybuttons Mon 11-Aug-14 08:11:36

depends what the item is - if it is desirable etc. Impossible to say without seeing it. You can click on the bidders to see if one always bids on this sellers' items and if they are shill bidding.

lurkingaround Mon 11-Aug-14 10:13:48

Thanks for your reply. It was a jacket, nice but I couldn't understand why it went to high so quickly. I can click and see bidding history? Will do for nosiness. It just didn't make economic sense to up the bid by £100 when befor that it was going up in £1 and £2 .

butterflybuttons Mon 11-Aug-14 10:59:43

Depends on the make - do they normally sell for that amount?

TheReluctantCountess Mon 11-Aug-14 11:01:53

Someone will have put a maximum bid of over £100 and then a second bidder will have done the same.

lurkingaround Mon 11-Aug-14 23:31:00

I don't know what the jackets sell for, apparently it was £300 new and sold for £145. It was just the very high bid that puzzled me. At a real live auction it doesn't tend to happen like that. I'll watch and learn!

butterflybuttons Tue 12-Aug-14 08:04:43

not everyone bids in the closing seconds so it isn't unusual for bidding to that high.

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