|$8k C40HP found a sugardaddy||Velojon|
Mar 19, 2003 6:34 AM
|I guess some folks have more money than brains (Doesn't even come with a warranty!!!
|Shill bid?||terry b|
Mar 19, 2003 6:51 AM
|I'm bettin' yes. We'll have to watch and see if feedback ever gets posted post-sale.|
|Shill bid? Interesting that both buyer & seller from same city..||davet|
Mar 19, 2003 7:28 AM
|my thought too (nm)||terry b|
Mar 19, 2003 8:21 AM
|guarantee that bid will be withdrawn||DougSloan|
Mar 19, 2003 8:42 AM
|When I sold my Cervelo on ebay, I kept getting high bids that were withdrawn by some idiot jerk. I think he was attempting to expose the reserve or just mess with me. This is likely a shill or just a jerk, not allied with the seller.
No one would pay that from a store, much less on ebay.
|happened to me too||terry b|
Mar 19, 2003 9:50 AM
|on one I was buying - guy comes in during the last 10 seconds, exposes my maximum bid then retracts leaving me to pay the max and not what I was "winning" with.
this one though I think is just to get the bidding ball rolling. at 8k though that ball isn't going to roll very far.
|Shill? I doubt it||Alexx|
Mar 19, 2003 8:51 AM
|FWIW, this guy has bid on auctions for a while, and has feedback from many different people. Shills are almost always zero-feedback, or with feedback limited to one or two people. Maybe he's a jerk, or maybe he just doesn't know what something is worth-who knows?|
Mar 19, 2003 9:15 AM
|I don't think it is a shill, and in fact you can see that the two did business together (for a salt water fish tank) in December, 2002. This buyer appears to have more money than sense, but I'm thinking his bid is legit.|
|just not worth it, though||DougSloan|
Mar 19, 2003 9:28 AM
|That bike is worth: $3600 frame, $600 wheels, and about $2000 components, or about $6200; add another $800 for misc upgrades, like the carbon crank; still, that's only $7 grand tops. No way the guy paid $9800 for it; just doesn't add up.
|You're reading the clues wrong||53T|
Mar 19, 2003 9:32 AM
|My guess, they are both legitamate ebay people, and are probably married to each other. They have helped each other out with shill bids before (fish tank). Feedback is no indicator of a shill bid, a good straw man always leaves straw feedback.|
|I know people who do it all the time.||terry b|
Mar 19, 2003 9:46 AM
|Have a friend who has his brother start bidding on the theory that if there is one bid, others will come. It can be done, you just can't do it a lot. Feedback has nothing to do with it, you just don't want the eBay police to nail you.|
|and you thought the stem police were a bunch to be feared (nm)||53T|
Mar 19, 2003 10:04 AM
|if the eBay police ever start looking at stems, we're hosed (nm)||terry b|
Mar 19, 2003 10:27 AM
Mar 19, 2003 9:02 AM
|I'm stiil trying to get comfortable with what these guys (bidder & seller) are trying to tell me:
3 ea of Colnago C40 = 1 nicely equipped SUV
2 ea of Colnago C40 = 1 superspeed bike = 1 Hog
What's our sport coming to? Have we lost our marbles!?!?!
|Why does he have it listed twice? nm||Kristin|
Mar 19, 2003 9:40 AM
|Yep, what's up with that? nm||Lon Norder|
Mar 19, 2003 10:16 AM
Mar 19, 2003 12:43 PM
|He spent all that money and waited 6 months, then wasn't even curious enough to have ridden it once? I don't think I could show such restraint.|
|Intresting other sale Items.||PhatMatt|
Mar 19, 2003 1:33 PM
|Floor waxer and pads, 300. ALso a wing for his car that does not fit. Just sounds kind of suspicious to me. Waited for 6 months to unload it off of some poor shipping service.