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Thread: Ebay Seller comicconnection_ca
12-19-2012, 08:27 PM #21
^ Subbie does have a point...
12-19-2012, 08:49 PM #22
I have bought off of Comic Connection quite a bit. He has a very loyal customer base and doesn't carry much singels in the store, he posts almost everything at auction. I live close enough and have the option of picking up my items from him and not pay for shipping, therefore putting in bigger bids since I don't have to pay for shipping. I bet my bid activity is somewhere between 50-60% with this seller, and by no means am I shrilling any of his cards. What may look like shilling may actully not be, it could also be, but he has never done me wrong.
12-19-2012, 08:55 PM #23
He lists a LOT of stuff at the same time. I mean I can honestly say that there have been a few times where he has listed like 5-6 items I seriously wanted to add to my collection, and bid on. And I really only bid on say 10 items max -- so that right there would have put me at 10 items bidding on, with 60% bid activity with that seller. I'm sure my experience isn't unique either. I'm not calling shill, but not saying it is not happening either. Every time I have bid and won on their items though, its been nothing but a pleasureable experience, for what that is worth.
12-19-2012, 09:09 PM #24
Ive bought from this guy more times than I can count. Numerous times ive won cards and been the only bidder. Not saying he isnt shilling, but I dont know why anyone would avoid him. Just place late bids.Looking for Caps, Neuvirth, Ciccarelli, Voracek, and 09/10 and 10/11 H and P autos.
Caps STH since 05/06
12-19-2012, 09:23 PM #25
I can say I have bought off this user too, have had a excellent experience.. great communication, fast shipping. with someone w/ as many feedbacks as he has his customer base is probably countless # of people who watch his items.
108,000+ feedback @ 100% High DSR over the last 12 months... I give a thumbs up, will do business with mentioned user again....
12-19-2012, 09:37 PM #26
12-21-2012, 04:29 PM #27
Also only had good experience with this seller..Vanbiesbrouck - 1190+/1400+ Always growing
12-21-2012, 07:34 PM #28
Shill bidding happens when anyone—including family, friends, roommates, employees, or online connections—bids on an item with the intent to artificially increase its price or desirability. In addition, members cannot bid on or buy items in order to artificially increase a seller's Feedback or to improve the item's search standing.
12-21-2012, 07:53 PM #29
This is my local card shop, every time I go in the shop he is constantly listing cards. Usually never has below 1000 cards listed on his page at one time. Im sure if you looked at my bidders history it would probably appear as though Im schilling his cards with probably 70 or so percent of my bids on his stuff. The fact of the matter is as many other of his customers do, place bids on numerous amounts of his cards because not only do they avoid shipping but if I want the card enough I can go pick the card up the next day. I was just in the shop today and there was a guy who came in and picked up 36 cards he had bought off of his ebay page, while he was picking the cards up Rich (the owner of Comic Connection) mentioned a person that buys/places bids on hundreds of his cards every month. The sole reason being that he feels he might get the card cheaper by avoiding shipping, he will only go to a certain point so if he doesn't win the auction it may appear to some that he is schill-bidding. I am also guilty of this, there may be a card that im interested in for the right price, so I will bid for it up to that point, but there have been numerous times where it has just gotten out of my range so I let it go. Which if you just look solely at numbers appears to be schilling. If anyone has any questions about the owner or his shop don't hesitate to ask me because I have no problem doing so.
12-21-2012, 08:27 PM #30
I've personally had a few good transactions with this seller, but at the same time I always wondered how they list a bunch of GU cards of scrubs and they sell for $2-4 each. I'd love to get that kind of money for some of the chumps that are on my tradelist.