I'm watching an auction on eBay which is due to end tomorrow.
It's a really mundane household item which I would be surprised if it gained any other bid(s) other than mine.
Anyway, I took a look at it today and lo and behold it has now gained a couple of bids.
Surprised by this, I look at the bids in more detail and notice they are from a user id with zero feedback and at the dead of night.
Thinking this is strange and p'd off, I suspect it is shill bidding by the seller and fire off a report to eBay.
Anyway, I then dig a bit deeper and notice that this seller, who seems to be selling every day items of low value, is regularly receiving bids from this zero feedback rated user and I am now certain they are involved in shill bidding.
However, I didn't include this additional info in my report to eBay.
Does it matter - will eBay thoroughly investigate anyway or will they, as I suspect, just sweep it all under the carpet?
Regardless, I've decided not bid on this item, but am curious to see how this pans out.