and the list goes on. All these bidders have names with 1 character followed by 3 asterisks and another character. No way this is coincidence. Something stinks here.
Most likely, it's because he pissed off someone (called one of his buyers a deadbeat and a loser), so this buyer made up a whole bunch of accounts to screw with his auction. Now he's got a huge ebay fee to pay.
actually- i think it is ebays policy now to hide user names Look at other auctions.
eBay is no longer showing the full bidder name on the listings. They seem to go back and forth on how much they'll reveal about bidders.
Yep! lol Ebay motors still does though... kinda odd.
And here I was thinking the money plant was beets.
"Fox terriers are born with about four times as much original sin in them as other dogs." - Jerome K. Jerome
I thought that maybe I was paranoid by thinking this and now, after typing a large paragraph about what I've observed while investigating this, all I had to do was click on the ? next to the bidder's name and I got this message from ebay:
To keep eBay a safe place for buyers, member-specific information is not displayed. Each bidder is assigned an anonymous name, that is used consistently throughout the bid history for an item.
So there we go. And here I thought we'd stumbled upon some elaborate ebay bid hiking ring. Oh well...maybe next time.
And apparently everybody else figured that out in the time it took me to type that last post!