Jasonmarie wrote:There’s a new trick on eBay that I had done to me the other month so your selling a clock what let’s say is worth £600 so a buyer wants that clock but cheap at £300 pound .
He then starts a new eBay account as scam 1 as eBay let you start a account with out saying you need to say you have the funds or even proof of where you live and bids 1200 for the clock and then on his account bids £300
So after the auction the first buyer does not make contact so eBay now offer the 2 person the itam at yes you have guessed it £300 .
I think I have that right . I now will not sell abroad or anybody with less then 10 positive feedback .
Not saying you are wrong as you have clearly had some experience of this. But I am just trying to fathom this through. Sorry being a little dumb here. Must be the end of the day.
So I have 2 accounts on ebay - one is Daz and the other is RSK. I like the clock but I am not willing to pay more than £300.
So Daz bids £1200 and RSK bids £300. They are both my accounts.
Once RSK bids £300, the auction shows highest bid as £301 by Daz because the auction needs to take account that Daz has placed in more and holds the auction.
If Joe Smith comes along and bids £400, Daz still holds the auction at £401, as before, because Daz has a £1200 bid.
If John Jones comes along and places £500, Daz again holds the auction at £501. So you see the pattern.
At the end of the auction, Daz wins it at £501. But I don't want to pay £501, so I stay quiet.
I lose the item, don't I ? John Jones buys it at £500 ?
Or have I got this muxxed up ?