View Full Version : Anyone seen bidder history like this before??

19th Jul 2015, 09:11 PM
Instead of an ebay screen name have you seen this before in bidder history?

private listing - bidders' identities protected


19th Jul 2015, 09:13 PM
were you the seller? i only ever see a*****1 or similar which is randomly assigned and has nothing to do with the ebay account handle.

19th Jul 2015, 09:19 PM
That is quite normal if you are bidding. Woukd be concerned if you were the one who listed an item

Dave TTC
Turning Wood Into Art

19th Jul 2015, 09:33 PM
I was the opening bidder, then was out bid by a private listing that later withdrew their bid. Then just near the end two more private listings look to be bidding against each other.

Never seen a name done like that before and all looked a bit sus to me.

19th Jul 2015, 09:43 PM

thats how it is done. activated by the seller. i dont see the point of it though because the randomly assigned a*****1 is pretty anonymous except for the feedback score which doesnt give away identity.

20th Jul 2015, 03:00 AM
I wonder if it Isa way to hide dummy bidding? This way the same bidder can bid against themselves without you seeing. With the a****2 you could see that without knowing who they are.

22nd Jul 2015, 11:10 PM
With the standard display you can check if the same bidder is bidding on multiple auctions from the same seller and may be a clue to shill bidding.