[time-nuts] Finding out who bidders are

J. Forster jfor at quik.com
Wed Sep 2 13:38:57 UTC 2009


Are you sure? I checked a number of times with things I'd bid on from
different, some public, computers, some I've never, ever signed in with.

-John

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> The "Bidder Code" letters also changes, it is not fixed on a given users
> id.
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Rex" <rexa at sonic.net>
> To: "Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement"
> <time-nuts at febo.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2009 11:40 PM
> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Finding out who bidders are
>
>
>> Interesting ideas. If only I had the time and patience to work out the
>> list, like some of you have already done.
>>
>> How about somebody stepping up and starting a webpage database of
>> "Who's who" in Business & Industrial / Electrical & Test Equipment
>> with listings like:
>> Bidder Code      Score    Rating         on Date          may be eBay
>> member
>>     a***e             345       99%      Sep 01 2009        "someguy99"
>>
>> Perhaps some of it could be automated, altough the current eBay  seems
>> to
>> be so loaded with Java or other scripts running in my browser that even
>> just scanning the current listings myself is getting painfully slow.
>>
>> A Firefox extension that implemented this would be very sweet.
>>
>> -Rex
>>
>> Ed Palmer wrote:
>>
>>> 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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