How does Ebay let sellers like PWCC get away with stuff like this????
I've been following this guy's auctions for some time and I can say that on the positive side, if you're consigning your items with him, you're in luck because he will probably get you record prices on your items. He sure goes that extra mile!! That is...assuming you can overlook the fact that he shills the crap out of his auctions and Ebay apparently doesn't care. I don't understand how these guys are allowed to get away with such obvious shilling.
There are many, many examples....but here's the most recent.
1995 Flair Hot Numbers Michael Jordan 3D 4 BGS 9 5 Gem Mint PWCC | eBay
Notice the shady as$ bid activity. It's obvious what's going on here.
Member Id: 6***c ( 5 ) New eBay Member (less than 30 days) US $100.00
Feb-02-13 16:04:03 PST
Member Id: 6***c ( 5 ) New eBay Member (less than 30 days) US $95.00
Feb-02-13 16:03:18 PST
Member Id: 6***c ( 5 ) New eBay Member (less than 30 days) US $90.00
Feb-02-13 16:02:49 PST
Member Id: 6***c ( 5 ) New eBay Member (less than 30 days) US $80.00
Feb-02-13 16:02:33 PST
1***u ( 45Feedback score is 10 to 49) US $60.00
Feb-02-13 15:57:54 PST
Member Id: 1***u ( 45Feedback score is 10 to 49) US $45.00
Feb-02-13 15:57:42 PST
Member Id: 1***u ( 45Feedback score is 10 to 49) US $35.00
Feb-02-13 15:57:34 PST
Member Id: 1***u ( 45Feedback score is 10 to 49) US $25.00
Feb-02-13 15:57:23 PST
One user places 4 consecutive bids, then another placed 4 more consecutive bids. Then it looks like he got one actual legit bid, then the shill accounts step back in and take advantage of the poor guy who's bidding like it's a legit auction.
It goes on and on from there. Just take a look at his other auctions. Again, I don't think I'm breaking any new ground here by accusing this guy of being a possible shiller, but as an actual honest seller, it's extremely frustrating to think that Ebay is allowing this to go on.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!!!! Let's use this thread to call these guys out, because the more of us that do - the better this hobby is for all of us.
Last edited by hawkfandan; 02-04-2013 at 11:32 AM.
After I posted this, I realized I'm fairly late to the Pre War Card Collector scam party. The BlowOut guys, amongst others - called him out on this sometime ago. I think this pretty much covers it. My bad.
Shiller alert prewarcardcollector - Blowout Cards Forums
Last edited by hawkfandan; 02-04-2013 at 11:33 AM.