[time-nuts] Finding out who bidders are

J. Forster jfor at quik.com
Wed Sep 2 03:24:13 UTC 2009

Yup. And remember FBs can go up, but not down (much). It only works for a
small community of special interest bidders, not the vast majority.



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