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Old 4th February 2007, 05:48 AM   #1
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This just ended on ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...18072&rd=1&rd=1
Like I said, am I missing something here? The dagger and sheath are in good condition but the price seems a tad bit high. What does any one else think about this?
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Old 4th February 2007, 06:00 AM   #2
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Seller is using a shill bidder; he makes a big deal of using no reserve, that's always a warning sign. And while you can't look up bidder names, but you can look up bid history. The second-to-last bidder on the knife jacked it up from 370.00 to 750.00, and 64% of their 100-499 bid history is with this one seller.

I took a look at some of his other auctions. Seems he has this down to a science; if the bid is less than he wants to milk something for, he jacks it up hugely, and then adds a last minute bid from a supposed second bidder for a bit more so it doesn't look too dodgy. If, however, he thinks he has a fish on the hook, he initiates a bidding war between two new bidders in hopes that the fish will jump on board.

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Old 6th February 2007, 06:49 PM   #3
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. The second-to-last bidder on the knife jacked it up from 370.00 to 750.00, and 64% of their 100-499 bid history is with this one seller.


Actualy The percentage bid history of 64% is the bid activity in last 30 days. So its Not the percentage of all bids or indeed auctions paticipated in or won.

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Old 6th February 2007, 07:59 PM   #4
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Now, THAT'S what I'm talkin' about.
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