|Re: $265 for a 28S -This is just a guess|
Message #7 Posted by Vieira, Luiz C. (Brazil) on 11 Sept 2002, 3:56 p.m.,
in response to message #5 by gifron
"It's also very illegal."
Is there a way to identify such an occurrence?
I imagine this situation: I have some friends and they are authorized to raise any offer and bid as much as need to get my objects. A few days later, the supposed buyer will post the same objects to be auctioned again, and that's someone else's turn to raise their prices. And this goes on and on until someone else (not one of my friends) bids over the expected value; at this moment, the others (my friends) will no longer bid. Done: I got my object sold, their prices are too high, other owners will be happy because now their own objects are more valuable, too.
Let's change "objects" for "Hewlett-Packard calculators", and let's announce these auctions in a very well known site (among others, of course; but let's kake one of the best), were people deal with Hewlett-Packard calculators very often, so the annoucements will be read by as many people as the ones that visit THE site...
Sci-Fi ???!!!???... Am I too wrong? Please, if there is something wrong in this analysis, let me know. And I cannot see a way to detect these maneuvers and verify if they are legal or not.
(I still feel it as disgusting...)