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50starlite
11-11-2006, 10:39 PM
This might be a stretch for this forum, but I think it's of interest

As the internet evolves, eBay continues to strike a balance between preserving transparency and protecting our Community of members. eBay has decided to change how bid history information is displayed so bad guys cannot target bidders with fake offers using this information. In certain cases, some bidders will no longer be able to view Bidder User IDs on the Bid History page. Your User ID will be shown only to you and the seller of the item you're bidding on. Other members will see an anonymous name, such as Bidder 1, applied consistently to the Bid History page.

"In certain cases some bidders..." I can understand why this policy has happened but who are the "some bidders", you, me?

Dick
Mountain Home, AR
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JDP
11-11-2006, 11:29 PM
It's good news since every car I've sold recently had every losing bidder getting fake second chance offers.

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JDP
Arnold Md.
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64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 Avanti R1/AC
63 Lark 2 dr.
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark convert
60 Hawk
59 4E Truck
56 truck
55 Starlight
53 Starlight
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52 Starliner
51 Commander

JDP
11-11-2006, 11:29 PM
It's good news since every car I've sold recently had every losing bidder getting fake second chance offers.

http://stude.com/sig.jpg
JDP
Arnold Md.
Studebaker On The Net
http://stude.com
My Ebay Items
http://www.stude.com/EBAY/

64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 Avanti R1/AC
63 Lark 2 dr.
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark convert
60 Hawk
59 4E Truck
56 truck
55 Starlight
53 Starlight
52 Starlight
52 Starliner
51 Commander

Dick Steinkamp
11-12-2006, 12:08 AM
Tougher to spot the shill bidder. I've looked up bid history on suspicious bids and have sometimes found a fairly "tight" relationship between the seller and the bidder [:0]. It will be impossible to do this kind of research with the new system.

http://static.flickr.com/100/292046667_cc1661ba0e_m.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
11-12-2006, 12:08 AM
Tougher to spot the shill bidder. I've looked up bid history on suspicious bids and have sometimes found a fairly "tight" relationship between the seller and the bidder [:0]. It will be impossible to do this kind of research with the new system.

http://static.flickr.com/100/292046667_cc1661ba0e_m.jpg

arkiejazz
11-12-2006, 01:06 AM
the only thing I regret about it is that you can't tell if you're bidding against a buddy

steve blake
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arkiejazz
11-12-2006, 01:06 AM
the only thing I regret about it is that you can't tell if you're bidding against a buddy

steve blake
http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh

StudeRich
11-12-2006, 02:41 AM
My friends understand that if I was willing to pay more then them, there's no hard feelings if I win it. :DThe downside is if I am not serious about it, I just drive their price up. Probably NOT a good thing![:0] I think I prefer to SEE who's bidding.

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

StudeRich
11-12-2006, 02:41 AM
My friends understand that if I was willing to pay more then them, there's no hard feelings if I win it. :DThe downside is if I am not serious about it, I just drive their price up. Probably NOT a good thing![:0] I think I prefer to SEE who's bidding.

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

dallastx75208
11-12-2006, 12:48 PM
Being a buyer and not a seller I found it disturbing when I get an email from another bidder telling me in not so many nice ways to stop bidding on the item, I was just running it up. I guess I just wanted the item more than he did, and I got it. Did not like the fact that another bidder could do that. Not sure if they can still do that or not.

quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

My friends understand that if I was willing to pay more then them, there's no hard feelings if I win it. :DThe downside is if I am not serious about it, I just drive their price up. Probably NOT a good thing![:0] I think I prefer to SEE who's bidding.

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

dallastx75208
11-12-2006, 12:48 PM
Being a buyer and not a seller I found it disturbing when I get an email from another bidder telling me in not so many nice ways to stop bidding on the item, I was just running it up. I guess I just wanted the item more than he did, and I got it. Did not like the fact that another bidder could do that. Not sure if they can still do that or not.

quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

My friends understand that if I was willing to pay more then them, there's no hard feelings if I win it. :DThe downside is if I am not serious about it, I just drive their price up. Probably NOT a good thing![:0] I think I prefer to SEE who's bidding.

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

JDP
11-12-2006, 12:55 PM
They can not nor can they e-mail my bidders and say "He offered the car on the forum for 5K and it's up to 7K or I've got one I'll sell you cheaper".:)

http://stude.com/sig.jpg
JDP
Arnold Md.
Studebaker On The Net
http://stude.com
My Ebay Items
http://www.stude.com/EBAY/

64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 Avanti R1/AC
63 Lark 2 dr.
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark convert
60 Hawk
59 4E Truck
56 truck
55 Starlight
53 Starlight
52 Starlight
52 Starliner
51 Commander

JDP
11-12-2006, 12:55 PM
They can not nor can they e-mail my bidders and say "He offered the car on the forum for 5K and it's up to 7K or I've got one I'll sell you cheaper".:)

http://stude.com/sig.jpg
JDP
Arnold Md.
Studebaker On The Net
http://stude.com
My Ebay Items
http://www.stude.com/EBAY/

64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 Avanti R1/AC
63 Lark 2 dr.
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark convert
60 Hawk
59 4E Truck
56 truck
55 Starlight
53 Starlight
52 Starlight
52 Starliner
51 Commander

arkiejazz
11-12-2006, 04:45 PM
The first time I noticed it, I was bidding on 2 or 3 items and I kept noticing that "Bidder 4" kept out bidding me. It didn't matter whether it was Studebaker, Hudson, or International Harvester stuff, old "Bidder 4" kept out bidding me. I thought I had a shadow until I realized what was happening

steve blake
http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh

arkiejazz
11-12-2006, 04:45 PM
The first time I noticed it, I was bidding on 2 or 3 items and I kept noticing that "Bidder 4" kept out bidding me. It didn't matter whether it was Studebaker, Hudson, or International Harvester stuff, old "Bidder 4" kept out bidding me. I thought I had a shadow until I realized what was happening

steve blake
http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh

65cruiser
11-13-2006, 06:25 AM
I wonder if you could change your Ebay ID to bidder4:D?


quote:Originally posted by arkiejazz

The first time I noticed it, I was bidding on 2 or 3 items and I kept noticing that "Bidder 4" kept out bidding me. It didn't matter whether it was Studebaker, Hudson, or International Harvester stuff, old "Bidder 4" kept out bidding me. I thought I had a shadow until I realized what was happening

steve blake
http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh


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65cruiser
11-13-2006, 06:25 AM
I wonder if you could change your Ebay ID to bidder4:D?


quote:Originally posted by arkiejazz

The first time I noticed it, I was bidding on 2 or 3 items and I kept noticing that "Bidder 4" kept out bidding me. It didn't matter whether it was Studebaker, Hudson, or International Harvester stuff, old "Bidder 4" kept out bidding me. I thought I had a shadow until I realized what was happening

steve blake
http://tinyurl.com/kr3gt
http://tinyurl.com/l7oqh


________________________
Mark Anderson
1965 Cruiser
http://home.alltel.net/anderm

http://home.alltel.net/anderm/images/smstude.jpg