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  1. #1
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    Default Anyone seen bidder history like this before??

    Instead of an ebay screen name have you seen this before in bidder history?

    private listing - bidders' identities protected

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    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.

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    That is quite normal if you are bidding. Woukd be concerned if you were the one who listed an item

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    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.
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    http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/private.html


    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.

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    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.
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    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.

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