I was legitimately bidding on a few things, well, up to ten, with an explicit amount in which I had intentions to pay for the items I won, if any, and then the stupid accounts the sellers were using jacked it up almost twice than what it originally was. For what reason, to get me to bid much more, or get into bidding wars? Fuck that! I then reported the listings, still, NOTHING is being done about it. I think ebay allows this type of behavior since they now hide/obscure usernames and make it damn near IMPOSSIBLE to catch those in the act anymore.
If you notice sellers with newly listed items and they use accounts with little to NO feedback, then it shows that they’re committing the acts of shill bidding, which is illegal and against ebay’s own policies. Something needs to be done about it. Maybe we as a force not to be fucked with, need to massively send ebay a message to finally get their bloody act together and enforce those policies, stop hiding usernames and finally let people report it easily without having to guess everything each time. I read quite a bit about this kind of behavior and it is so unfair to those legitimately trying to win/buy anything on ebay. It makes it next to impossible to afford anything, and it seems a majority of those assholes doing the shilling are from CHINA, much less anywhere else.
Again, something definitely needs to be done about this and time seems to be limitless, or ebay just WANTS people to do it. Maybe they secretly allow it. Says so on some websites. I simply think ebay is then violating it’s own policies, going against it’s own rules and making it totally UNFAIR for those legitimately selling their own items to make a few bucks. This is so obscene, I wish it would end. Leaving negative or positive or neutral feedback and mentioning that they’re bidding on their own items, that’ll get deleted allot. But doing so in protest should be quite effective too. They cannot delete EVERY single line especially if it’s done en-masse.
Anyways, thanks for taking the time to read my frustrations upon the issues I am facing. Feel free to share this, as it can help people from having to go through the trouble, maybe even get ebay AG, to change their ways too.