Just interested whether the antique engine people prefer to see their fellow bidders id or like the private listing feature to remain unkown. What's your thoughts???
Personally I'd not bid where the ID's are not available. Being able to check on the seller's and bidder's previous activity is a part of ebay which I do approve of, and many are the times when I have found instances (and reported them) of unusual activity such as shill bidding.Jeff R Parks said:Just interested whether the antique engine people prefer to see their fellow bidders id or like the private listing feature to remain unkown. What's your thoughts???
I am also leary of private auctions and stay away from them. Since the BYB on ebay was mentioned I got curious and did a search for them and found two for sale. Both private auctions, both in Ohio, identical descriptions, but two different seller I.D.s. Coincidence? Probably, but it sure leaves things open to suspicion if your on the buying end.Peter said:.... Anyone notice that one of our fellow stakers, is selling BYB's with bidders id hidden....
seems like alot of engine collectors are having a hard time getting these new byb:s,,, sometimes the only way to get a book is buy one from ebay.,, when they available the first time. i offered to order a few for other collectors. no one wanted one... so i bought 2 for myself,,, now the other guys want one(five guys),,, now i tell them to call mr wendell. he is in the fone book..get em while you can..Ralph Leonard said:I am considering Ebay both buying and selling. Lots of Qs, what is "shill" bidding?
Yes a new Book. And yes he is looking for new material and photos of things he does not have.Peter said:Did you say a new BYB, excellent! Is chuck looking for matterial, a lot of us have engines or ads for engines that could be included in a 2nd revision.