bogus auction for Altair system on eBay

William Donzelli aw288 at
Wed Feb 22 22:26:46 CST 2006

> I had an auction. A placed a very high bid. B ran up the bid and
> finally B exceeded A. Then at the last minute, B canceled his bid "to
> allow others to buy with a lower price". There was no other bid
> because the price was high enough to scare away potential bidders. The
> end price was very very low. 1/5 of any other similar items.

That trick is called a bid sheild. Illegal, petty much.

William Donzelli
aw288 at

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