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    If i put something up for sale and its not selling as well as i would like could i get a friend to bid for it to push the price up, and hopefullly someone will over bid them becuase they want it loads. However if my friend wins does ebay (uk) make sure that we exchange the money and gifts?



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    Just cancel the auction if it's not selling.
    I wasn't going to buy it in the first place, so me downloading it for free isn't losing them any money.

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    Originally posted by peerzyboy@15 April 2004 - 19:31
    If i put something up for sale and its not selling as well as i would like could i get a friend to bid for it to push the price up, and hopefullly someone will over bid them becuase they want it loads. However if my friend wins does ebay (uk) make sure that we exchange the money and gifts?

    I don't think they care, as long as they get their cut.

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    Originally posted by J&#39;Pol+15 April 2004 - 18:36--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (J&#39;Pol &#064; 15 April 2004 - 18:36)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-peerzyboy@15 April 2004 - 19:31
    If i put something up for sale and its not selling as well as i would like could i get a friend to bid for it to push the price up, and hopefullly someone will over bid them becuase they want it loads. However if my friend wins does ebay (uk) make sure that we exchange the money and gifts?

    I don&#39;t think they care, as long as they get their cut. [/b][/quote]
    yeah so if my friend wins it i pay what 10% but i might make an extra 25 or something, sounds good to me


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    Just cancel the auction if it&#39;s not selling.
    No, i mean if its been bidded for like 22 times and everyones stopped bidding at say 45 i can get my friend to jump in and put a 50 bid and then the person who was winning it will pay higher, you can&#39;t cancel if its been bid for i don&#39;t think.


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    Originally posted by peerzyboy@15 April 2004 - 13:41
    No, i mean if its been bidded for like 22 times and everyones stopped bidding at say 45 i can get my friend to jump in and put a 50 bid and then the person who was winning it will pay higher, you can&#39;t cancel if its been bid for i don&#39;t think.
    But what if no one bids on it after your buddy does?
    Then you&#39;re kinda stuck payin extra money for nothing.

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    it&#39;s called Shill Bidding. you&#39;re not scamming eBay, you&#39;re scamming a regular person who&#39;s gullible enough to bid on your crap.

    http://pages.ebay.com/help/community/shillBidding.html

    eBay says to have a little self-respect and don&#39;t pull shill bid scams.

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    Originally posted by 3RA1N1AC@15 April 2004 - 12:34
    it&#39;s called Shill Bidding. you&#39;re not scamming eBay, you&#39;re scamming a regular person who&#39;s gullible enough to bid on your crap.

    http://pages.ebay.com/help/community/shillBidding.html

    eBay says to have a little self-respect and don&#39;t pull shill bid scams.
    It&#39;s ok if ebay doesnt catch u
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