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Aussie Seller's ebay Shill Bidding? "one-stop-stamp-shop"

Posted: 11 Oct 2017 19:21
by Perften
I have some strong evidence of a major stamp seller on eBAY located in Sydney practicing in shill bidding. The name of the seller is: one-stop-stamp-shop

I will provide the evidence at the end of this post and you decide. Buyer beware! So I bid in the last 20 mins of an auction. Got outbid. No big deal. But out of curiosity I clicked on the winning bidders name and what I saw astounded me.

This seller is by no means an quality dealer, mostly just puts a box full of junk with 1 or 2 cherries on the top to make out as if it's "unsearched treasure hunt" material.

I saw these 3 nice stamps though and the price was low so I bid. I now see how this shark runs a business and won't be bidding again on ebay on this thief.

The picture below shows the item and the picture at the very bottom shows the winning bidder's bidding history. 843 bids, 100% with one-stop-stamp-shop

I have been using ebay for 17 years and never seen a more clear cut case of fraudulent ebay practices.

You be the judge! (yes I have reported this to ebay tonight).

1. ebay seller: one-stop-stamp-shop


2. lot number: 332400085329

3. Pic of item:Image

4. url link to the lot:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/ESTATE-SALE-Switzerland-Used-on-page-FREE-POSTAGE-A15/332400085329

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Re: Aussie Seller's Shill Bidding:one-stop-stamp-shop

Posted: 11 Oct 2017 19:34
by Global Administrator
Near impossible to believe - an ameteur ebay seller, using SHILL BIDDERS to force up the price for those VERY foolish enough to dopily tap dance bid, and show their hand to all the globe, except in the last 4 seconds.

WHO WOULD HAVE THORT IT POSSIBLE???!!!


Ebay loves shill bidding, as it makes them $ millions extra each day from clueless dopes who let the seller see they are drooling and dreaming, and are bidding hours and days out. Talk about paint a target on your back tactic. Of COURSE many sellers will ramp you up with fake bidder handles.

Please READ our clear rules about what to post here - which includes a LINK that works - what you added goes nowhere, and the lot you reference does not exist -

http://stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=11738

Re: Aussie Seller's Shill Bidding:one-stop-stamp-shop

Posted: 11 Oct 2017 19:43
by Perften
I know that. And this is the clearest example I have seen. I have edited my post to be in line with the guideline.

Not that I expect to do a thing about it. Wouldn't want to hurt their revenue.
At least I can warn people here.

Re: Aussie Seller's Shill Bidding:one-stop-stamp-shop

Posted: 11 Oct 2017 20:03
by Global Administrator
The other low feedback bidder r***e (93) has SHILL tattooed over over him too!

https://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&fta ... nterval=30
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Only dopey ebay Bunnies bid on ANYTHING there other than in last 4 seconds. Costs you a ton less, and makes ebay far less.

Re: Aussie Seller's Shill Bidding:one-stop-stamp-shop

Posted: 11 Oct 2017 20:18
by Perften
Only dopey ebayers don''t use a free auction sniper.
I usually do but in this case I wasn't fussed on missing out :)

Re: Aussie Seller's Shill Bidding:one-stop-stamp-shop

Posted: 11 Oct 2017 21:00
by doppioking
Maybe this time this shill bidding activity made you save some money. All 3 stamps on this lot were forgeries.
Perften wrote:I have some strong evidence of a major stamp seller on eBAY located in Sydney practicing in shill bidding. The name of the seller is: one-stop-stamp-shop

I will provide the evidence at the end of this post and you decide. Buyer beware! So I bid in the last 20 mins of an auction. Got outbid. No big deal. But out of curiosity I clicked on the winning bidders name and what I saw astounded me.

This seller is by no means an quality dealer, mostly just puts a box full of junk with 1 or 2 cherries on the top to make out as if it's "unsearched treasure hunt" material.

I saw these 3 nice stamps though and the price was low so I bid. I now see how this shark runs a business and won't be bidding again on ebay on this thief.


The picture below shows the item and the picture at the very bottom shows the winning bidder's bidding history. 843 bids, 100% with one-stop-stamp-shop

I have been using ebay for 17 years and never seen a more clear cut case of fraudulant ebay practices.

You be the judge! (yes I have reported this to ebay tonight).

1. seller: one-stop-stamp-shop


2. lot number: 332400085329

3. Pic of item:Image

4. url link to the lot:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/ESTATE-SALE-Switzerland-Used-on-page ... EBIDX%3AIT

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Kind regards

Michele

Re: Aussie Seller's Shill Bidding:one-stop-stamp-shop

Posted: 11 Oct 2017 21:07
by Global Administrator
Michele - someone experienced like you realises that 99% of these Swiss Imperfs on the market are fakes, and allow zero for them when buying lots.

Sadly the ebay Bargain Hunting Bunnies seldom know much at all about stamps, and $50 for 3 fakes is the norm.

Regums, repairs, reperfs and total facsimiles, hourly see them stampeding to buy waving their Visa cards around like some kind of rock concert crowd. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Aussie Seller's ebay Shill Bidding? "one-stop-stamp-shop

Posted: 11 Oct 2017 21:38
by Perften
I studied the 4r and believed to be genuine.
Are you sure?
The others i don't care for.

Re: Aussie Seller's ebay Shill Bidding? "one-stop-stamp-shop

Posted: 12 Oct 2017 01:54
by doppioking
In some cases, even without knowing much about a specific stamps a bit of common sense is useful.

An experienced dealer (16000 feedback) is selling a stamp if genuine valued at Thousands dollars and he by mistake sell in a lot? 99.9999% of the time not
Perften wrote:I studied the 4r and believed to be genuine.
On this specific stamp 4 Rappen have been done several studies (each design value was drawn by hand 5 times, so exist 5 distinct types and is possible to plate every single stamp.)
As result of your study what type is that stamp?

Perften wrote:Are you sure?
The others i don't care for.
Belive me, in Ebay there are several specialist that if stamp was genuine would have bid much higher.

Kind regards

Michele

Re: Aussie Seller's ebay Shill Bidding? "one-stop-stamp-shop

Posted: 12 Oct 2017 20:46
by ChrisGray
A family member has bought a few things from one-stop-stamp-shop, aka Scott Clouston Enterprises. Even the envelopes are dodgy; I've seen more than one (and should be able to produce if people would like to see) large letter, underpaid with a $1 stamp, held down on a huge circle of glue.

The one time I did buy from them (a lot of bundleware), the franking was overlapped as to disguise previous postmarks. But then, postage was free.

They frequently gut the pricing of items from other sellers, routinely salts "unsorted" lots, and turns over an huge amount of product. So it's no surprise shill bidding can be added to that list. :roll:

The sheer amount of listings led me to believe it was some secret stamp dealer cabal pushing through all their chaff. :lol: Most likely not, but they must have a full time team managing the store, because the workload would be enormous.

Re: Aussie Seller's ebay Shill Bidding? "one-stop-stamp-shop

Posted: 12 Oct 2017 21:28
by Perften
I have sat down and studied the 5 types of the 4r and concluded it's a forgery. I get the last laugh but still walk away red faced. Should never have bid was spur of the moment.

But I came here to highlight the shill practices. I walk with tail between legs but yet still a smile on my face. Thanks.

Chris Gray I wouldn't recommend touching any of his lots and in fact generally most dealers on ebay with huge volume of junk know exactly what they're doing with their salted turd boxes.

Avoid like the plague!

Re: Aussie Seller's ebay Shill Bidding? "one-stop-stamp-shop

Posted: 17 Oct 2017 23:53
by rsellens
one-stop-stamp-shop is dipstick1230 who has been mentioned on a few occasions here in the past.

Re: Aussie Seller's ebay Shill Bidding? "one-stop-stamp-shop

Posted: 18 Oct 2017 08:54
by Tassie_Stamps
He buys truckloads of rusted crud at Philas auctions, lists it all up on eBay as "estate", with vague pictures and no description and the eBay bidders go crazy.

He gets plenty of negative feedbacks but somehow manages to get them removed.

I purchased a box lot from him once and it had about 30 x $2 stamps affixed in a way that covered the previous postmark. He does charge $0.00 for post so didn't complain. :shock:

Re: Aussie Seller's ebay Shill Bidding? "one-stop-stamp-shop

Posted: 18 Oct 2017 10:15
by David Benson
Tassie,

how do you know he bought the material from Philas,

dipstick1230 is not the correct Ebay name,

David B.

Re: Aussie Seller's ebay Shill Bidding? "one-stop-stamp-shop

Posted: 18 Oct 2017 10:20
by Tassie_Stamps
David Benson wrote:how do you know he bought the material from Philas,
Because a friend told me Scott was there buying material.
David Benson wrote:dipstick1230 is not the correct Ebay name
It is his old ebay username. Put it into the google engine at bottom of page and you will see even more threads about him.

Re: Aussie Seller's ebay Shill Bidding? "one-stop-stamp-shop

Posted: 18 Oct 2017 10:22
by Tassie_Stamps
From the dreamers thread
rsellens wrote:This Roo was on Ebay today. As I am just returning to stamp collecting I am still finding it hard to pick reperfs and I was not sure about this one as it looked so "neat and perfect". I normally don't go for these but I became interested as it has the variety white flaw at the top of the Gulf of Carpentaria which had been missed by the vendor. I did a search for the vendor who is dipstick1230 on Stampboards today and this made me very wary, so I decided not to bid.

It ended up selling for $133.60

The item number is 332305698505

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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Kangaroo-Stamps-10-Pink-Perf-3rd-Watermark-Used-V43-/332305698505

I would appreciate people's opinion as to whether it has been reperforated or not.

Re: Aussie Seller's ebay Shill Bidding? "one-stop-stamp-shop

Posted: 18 Oct 2017 12:09
by ebayer
David Benson wrote:
dipstick1230 is not the correct Ebay name,
Wrong.

https://stores.ebay.com/dipstick1230
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Re: Aussie Seller's ebay Shill Bidding? "one-stop-stamp-shop

Posted: 18 Oct 2017 13:21
by David Benson
This is the message on Ebay when enquiring about a seller,

" One or more of the seller User IDs you entered was not found. ".

David B.

Re: Aussie Seller's ebay Shill Bidding? "one-stop-stamp-shop

Posted: 18 Oct 2017 15:14
by cazna
https://contact.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ReturnUserIdHistory&requested=one-stop-stamp-shop

Well, until a couple of years back he certainly was "dipstick1230"

Re: Aussie Seller's ebay Shill Bidding? "one-stop-stamp-shop

Posted: 15 Jun 2019 21:50
by lsemmens
Looks like he is still in business

one-stop-stamp-shop

with links to Dipstick1230.

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Re: Aussie Seller's ebay Shill Bidding? "one-stop-stamp-shop"

Posted: 07 Jun 2020 14:25
by Catweazle
I've actually bought two things from this guy, and happy with my purchases – one was a box of covers, with covers inside covers inside covers. A fascinating lot, really for a decent price. It'll take my decades to get sort through it, knowing me! :lol:

That said, I've noticed some listings magically re-appear after being sold with a number of bidders. Sounds suss? His box lots are in a roaring trade, with hundreds of $$ from bidders jumping on them.

I say – there's some nice stuff but be careful. Check out those images carefully (which are equally carefully taken so as to show the single item of 'liquid gold' amongst the junk). Know what you are getting into, and that you are probably dealing with a chap who knows the market and knows what arouses your interest more than you do... :mrgreen:

Re: Aussie Seller's ebay Shill Bidding? "one-stop-stamp-shop"

Posted: 07 Jun 2020 18:48
by Rigs
‘One-stop-stamp-shop’ are deceptive eBay scammers, and have no philatelic or business integrity.

Full stop.

ScamBay will laugh at you if you lodge a complaint against them and any negative feedback deleted faster than you can post it.

From one bitten.

Re: Aussie Seller's ebay Shill Bidding? "one-stop-stamp-shop"

Posted: 07 Jun 2020 19:11
by wilko
He also lists Half-lengths like this one with incredibly poor resolution pictures. This one described as "excellent", despite the obvious tear on the LH side

Half length.jpg

The $40 AU postage doesn't thrill me either.