Shill bidding

It is allowed to bid on listings you intend to buy. Bidding on family members, friends, colleagues or other relatives is not allowed.

Why do we have this rule?

Shill bidding is about manipulating the sales price and can mean that a buyer has to pay more for an item than he would have done if the price had not been shill bid.

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Prohibited

  • Anna's girlfriend bids on Anna's auction in order to get a higher final price as Anna does not want to sell the item for too small a sum.
  • Johan places a bid in an auction but does not intend to buy the item

                          
         
Allowed

  • Robin lägger ett bud på en auktion från en utomstående säljare, i syfte att faktiskt köpa objektet