Many of the bidders who bid early and often on an eBay auction are most likely the seller's shills ...

Shill bidding fraud is endemic on nominal-start auctions by professional sellers on eBay, and eBay Inc. is demonstrably the greatest knowing and calculated facilitator of such fraud on consumers that the world is ever likely to know, and I expect there will be a trickle down effect of such criminal activity to all other eBay operations ...

The ugly reality of eBay Inc.:
eBay's crooked auctions marketplace ... http://bit.ly/11F2eas
eBay Motors: Auction Fraud Galore http://bit.ly/I2gTEU
eBay's clunky, unscrupulous "PreyPal" ... http://bit.ly/UVXx53
The ongoing joke of eBay Inc.... http://bit.ly/YvxFEg
Fun quotes from the eBay executive suite ... http://bit.ly/12xvzyA