Won an item on Ebay after highest bidder requested their bid got cancelled 1 hour before end of auction then the previous bidder then went on after this bid got cancelled and placed two bids in the next two minutes which then bumped mine right up to my highest bid amount, then never bid again for last 58 mins of auction. Clicked on the two ids and one that got cancelled has no other bids placed in last 30 days and other has only placed these bids in last 30 days. I hate to feeling I have been artificially bidded against, and probably by the seller or a friend of theirs acct - is there anything I can do? Am I obliged to complete this deal? Seller contacted me after auction ended to ask if I can pay COD as they have probs with their paypal... info on bids to explain better......
My Ebay ID £72.00 01-Dec-08 03:53:09 GMT
Bidder 2 £70.00 07-Dec-08 20:25:00 GMT
Bidder 2 £65.00 07-Dec-08 20:24:42 GMT
Bidder 2 £53.00 02-Dec-08 21:33:41 GMT
Bidder 2 £51.00 02-Dec-08 21:32:39 GMT
Starting Price £50.00 30-Nov-08 21:22:56 GMT
If you and another bidder placed the same bid amount, the earlier bid takes priority.
Bid retraction and cancellation history
Bidder Action / Explanation Date of Bid and Retraction
Bidder 3 Cancelled: £74.00
Explanation:customer contacted about item wishing to cancel bid
As an aside it really bugs me that when someone outbids you, they can cancel their bid and you can technically be the winner again...wish there was an option on accts that if you get outbid you dont want your bid reinstated if another buyer cancels as means technically you have to hold on just incase someone cancels their bid at last possible moment.