I put in the second bid after Simone but retracted it, I realised tactically that is not my way of bidding - I like to wait until the very end. I put in £150.00 and was then the highest bidder Fonter56 - at that point
Since then someone (a usual suspect LOL) has put in a large bid, although the reserve has been met no one knows how much that second bidder is prepared to go to.
So a potential buyer has used two dormant but active names to test the water up to a certain level. It is perfectly legal and different from shill bidding on your own item. I see they have stopped at what is probably their limit - if it had gone to them, they would just retract the last bid - sounds a bit silly, but its some peoples way of finding out how hot an item is at a certain point
, they may or may not be back later - I would say under their active name for sure.
I had this happening to me from time to time when I was eBaying, I can't say it annoyed me - it just caused fervour early on and the item usually sold really well.
That is my opinion anyway.
Simone - this was the Baccarat weight seller sold last week eBay_link
I see the s73 in question is at £175.00 now - 3 days still to go, I fear it is getting away from me.
btw - I wish he would join and we could see all his other weights
but that is up to him