[time-nuts] Finding out who bidders are

Ed Palmer ed_palmer at sasktel.net
Wed Sep 2 02:49:35 UTC 2009

When you combine the alias with the rating - e.g. k***u ( 862 ) - the 
accuracy starts to resemble crosshairs in a sniper scope.


J. Forster wrote:
> Yup. It helps to know that the masked bidder ID, liks  a***f, stays
> constant sale to sale. While there are only a few over 650 such
> combinations, it's still pretty accurate on items with limited appeal.
> -John
> ==================
>> Hi all;
>> It was nice back when ebay let us know who we were bidding against, if you
>> were up a against some heavy hitter then why waste your time, etc. Now it
>> takes a little more work to ferret out who you're up against. What I have
>> done is to save the feedback page for a seller of an item I may have been
>> out bid on. Usually within a short time the bidders feedback response
>> shows up on the sellers feedback page, compare the feedback score back
>> against the item page to check if you have the right person. Then from
>> that you can do a bidder search in "advanced search" and look at items bid
>> on in the last 30 days to cross check. I then save the bidder's bid page
>> in a folder,  I have done that to most of us bidding time-nuts. Creepy
>> huh!?!
>> Rich 1PPS

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