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Bidder 1, bidder 2 etc

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MrsSnape Sat 19-Jul-08 19:53:43

I'm bidding on console games for my boys for christmas.

Something keeps happening quite a lot though and that is whenever I bid, someone else bids but the bidder is named as "bidder 1" or "bidder 2" with private info etc.

Am I being thick or is this basically the sellers alter ego bumping up the price?

BexieID Sat 19-Jul-08 23:12:41

When you list an auction, you can keep the bidders names private. Sellers have been known to pinch buyers, iykwim. I don't know if that is the actual reason though.

MrsMagooo Sun 20-Jul-08 03:35:59

The sellers has made the lsiting private so only s/he can see who the highest bidder is.

Could be very innocent could be they are getting a friend of thiers to bump up the price.

The only time I tend to make my listings private is if I'm selling something that is very popular (have found people email the bidders saying 'Oh I have that item for sale too will sell it to you for £X & the bidder has cancelled their bid) or something people might not want showing in their feedback - like an Ovulation kit (they might not want everyone to know they are TTC wink)

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