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3 June 2006
If you bid on an item and a small bid is made close to end of item (which wins the auction), and then you are given a second chance offer, it's likely that the seller was shill bidding. This is done by the seller using another id in the hope that you will bid again, thus increasing their profit. This is a dishonest way to sell, and it's best to reject their second chance offer, and therefore deter people from selling this way as they end up having to pay for listings which don't sell.
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