eBay vrs42?

From: Doc Shipley <doc_at_mdrconsult.com>
Date: Sat Feb 12 09:55:01 2005

Eric Smith wrote:
> Jim wrote:
>>Maybe I'm old fashioned, but isn't this as ethically lacking as shill
> Shill bidding is the seller (or one of the seller's associates) putting
> in fraudulent bids to jack up the price, with no intent of actually
> transacting a sale if the shill bid wins. I think everyone can see
> why this is unethical.


> I don't think so in either case, so I don't think it is unethical
> on eBay either.

   I agree with Eric, and have a real example relative to this list.

   There have been a couple of storage adapters on eBay last year that I
might have bid on - one that I'd have bid high for sure - except that Al
Kossow was already bidding.

   That's not altruistic, or even "for the good of the group", either.
I figure that in the long run, I myself will get more benefit from X
piece of hardware if Al is running it.

Received on Sat Feb 12 2005 - 09:55:01 GMT

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