eBay hiding rogue seller problems?What happened to this that ended yesterday on £131?

JUST SEEN THIS ON MSE ..... WHAT DO YOU THINK ? I DIDNT USE EBAY BUT SUM OF YOU PEOPLE DO .



I am concerned that eBay is becoming such a hotbed for fraud that eBay themselves are just hiding affected items without saying what's wrong.

I saw this item finish yesterday at £131 after quite active bidding and I remember the winner.

If I try to contact the winner via Community I get:
My Messages: Contact Member The form is not available at this time.
You are attempting to communicate about an invalid item.
I haven't even put an item number in any contact form, but it just so happens I have the offending "invalid auction" still open in another window.

Surely eBay are not trying to obstruct me from talking to someone who might know the truth?

Well anyway, luckily the winner has a current item for sale so I have contacted him by asking a question on that instead. Will be interesting to hear what he says.


Meanwhile what exactly is the usefulness of the following message to someone like me who yesterday was planning to follow this seller and perhaps bid on another item?

This Listing Is Unavailable

This listing (270139946455) has been removed or is no longer available. Please make sure you entered the right item number.
If the listing was removed by eBay, consider it cancelled. Note: Listings that have ended more than 90 days ago will no longer appear on eBay.

cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/…455

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