I just recently bid for and won two CP auctions. The seller has a very well known business with both a website and numerous Ebay auctions. The problem is that at about 10 seconds before each auction ended, a "private bidder" bid amounts that were exactly 28 cents below my max set bids. I had a different max bid set on each auction. I still won the auctions, but at a price that was exactly at my max bid on each.
I believe this is a shiller that is either the seller or a friend of the seller (since shilling only benefits the seller).
Have any of you experienced this when bidding on plants via Ebay? Do you agree that this seems a bit too much to be a coincidence that both auctions ended the same way (they ended about 3 minutes apart).