Friday, March 1, 2019

Sellers Schilling Sales Sucks

I have been looking to pick up a 2008 UD Piece of History Superman Cape for quite a few years. It is a piece of the cape that Christopher Reeve wore during the filming of Superman III. Usually the cards go for $25-30 range and every time I have bid, I always end up losing by $1 or 2 in the last seconds

This auction showed up 2 weeks ago with a reserve. I bid, but my $26 bid didn’t top the reserve, so the card was reposted. The second auction ended at $25 and change, again, didn’t hit the reserve so it was put up a third time. Suddenly today, someone with 0 feedback bids enough to top the reserve. Of course, the bidder with 0 feedback has 100% bidding with this seller so there is no question about shilling. I called him out, he responded claiming innocence and saying I shouldn’t accuse him without proof.

What are the chances this card shows up for auction in 2 weeks by either this same seller (oh… the buyer fell through) or from the 0 feedback buyer?

The guy is a new seller, but he jumped right in to shitty selling tactics.


  1. I've noticed a lot more of the shill bidding on eBay in the last year or so, although it's usually from the bigger sellers. I'd be lying if I said that it wasn't one of the major reasons why my interest in the site has dropped off so much.

  2. Not sure with all of the technology out there... how eBay hasn't figured a way to combat this crap. Then again... they probably enjoy it since higher sales = more money for them.