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Fake bidders ruin lord's eBay auction


Fake bidders ruin lord's eBay auction


By staff writers | August 11, 2008

AN eccentric British lord who is trying to sell his lifestyle on eBay says bidders who obviously can't afford the millions of pounds they are offering are ruining his online auction.

Lord Warleigh of Plymouth, David Piper, said he was "upset and frustrated" that people were "scuppering" his online auction for 4m ($8.6m) worth of his possessions, local media reported today.

The lord put his entire lifestyle up for sale as a single package on eBay at the end of last week.

The 58-year-old millionaire is selling his two hotels, two Bentleys, collection of paintings and his title as a Lord of the Manor.

He said he expected to sell the possessions for 4m to 5m but by yesterday the figure had reched a staggering 10m, the Western Morning News website reported.

"I've never done an eBay auction before, so I didn't know what to expect. But I am upset and frustrated after someone from Bristol bid 10m and I've since found out she hasn't got that sort of money.

"I've spoken to eBay and the bid stands. There are also bids for 9m on there from other people. But if the 10m bid is won then that person won't be able to pay for the estate and the auction will have been a waste of time. It feels like people have been scuppering my genuine auction."

The bidding is expected to close on Friday.

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(oH, except for the seller that is)

Unless or untill eb does something about proper registration at the gate and limits on how many user accounts one person can have, this will continue.

As we all know, any weak remedies they have in place only serve to line PP coffers.



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He should consider a garage sale - less chances of fraud.

Wow, my 200th post.

-- Edited by 284dan at 20:30, 2008-08-11

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Nearly each & every high-profile auction in the last year has had this sort of thing happen.
Who remembers that 'world's biggest record' scandal...
where eb let false info go to the press.

They KNEW the 'winner' was fraudulent BEFORE the first press release ever was published. By the time the truth was revealed, the markets closed for the weekend.

Just in time to help prop up their faltering share price.

Anyone smart enough to click the 'winner's' profile knew the name of the game before the corrections, (and /or even the false reports) were published.
Remember?

I made a comment to that effect over at YT somwhere, (before the corrections) and I was right.

I wonder if anyone from places like the SEC ever caught wind of that?

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-- Edited by budnonymous at 16:20, 2008-08-12

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Bids close to 3m, but lord calls a halt to eBay auction of his lands and title


Published Date: 17 August 2008
A LONELY hearts lord has called a halt to his internet title and property auction after a bidding roller coaster.
With the eBay sale coming to an end bids had reached 2.9m.

Lord Warleigh, 58-year-old Plymouth-based David Piper, earlier this month restarted the internet auction after bids reached 10m, sparking fears about whether they were genuine.

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Wonder if the Lord has been reading to many Fairy TAILS. LOL

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