Bid Bots Are They A Reality On eBay..

Post Reply
User avatar
Doc
Site Admin
Posts: 923
Joined: April 22nd, 2004, 7:01 pm
Location: Clearwater Florida USA
Contact:

Bid Bots Are They A Reality On eBay..

Post by Doc » February 10th, 2006, 5:24 pm

I get these robotic parasites registering accts over here all the time. And was thinking out loud what about a Bid Bot?

Could eBay be using robotic bots to deadbeat pad there bottom line?
DOC
Admin & Publisher

Former eBay Motors PowerSeller

User avatar
j-ainc
Posts: 130
Joined: January 25th, 2006, 2:07 pm
Location: North Central Texas
Contact:

Post by j-ainc » February 10th, 2006, 5:32 pm

But, That would make them unscrupulous amounts of money

IF they had a conscience it wouldn't let them sleep! ha ha

User avatar
Doc
Site Admin
Posts: 923
Joined: April 22nd, 2004, 7:01 pm
Location: Clearwater Florida USA
Contact:

Post by Doc » February 10th, 2006, 6:52 pm

Well we all know how corrupt that company is..

I wouldn't put anything past them!
DOC
Admin & Publisher

Former eBay Motors PowerSeller

User avatar
MidoriMeadows
Posts: 383
Joined: April 22nd, 2005, 1:18 pm
Location: Oregon
Contact:

Post by MidoriMeadows » February 10th, 2006, 8:51 pm

Hey, as long as the bottom line is good Meg & Co will sleep just fine.
Sharon
Virgin Princess

User avatar
Doc
Site Admin
Posts: 923
Joined: April 22nd, 2004, 7:01 pm
Location: Clearwater Florida USA
Contact:

Post by Doc » February 11th, 2006, 11:31 am

This is a serious possibility!

Bot's can be programmed to do just about anything.. Just like Google and other search engine crawlers scour the web looking for information to report on, a bid bot is possible.

It could be programmed to scour only within eBay's Intranet and look for newbies selling something and bid to win that item. It is possible for this to be happening right now, But being an intranet crawler it would be nearly impossible to capture from outside.
DOC
Admin & Publisher

Former eBay Motors PowerSeller

User avatar
Doc
Site Admin
Posts: 923
Joined: April 22nd, 2004, 7:01 pm
Location: Clearwater Florida USA
Contact:

Post by Doc » February 16th, 2006, 1:04 pm

This is the scenerio i am thinking a bid bot could be useful for.

http://forums.ebay.com/db1/thread.jspa? ... 0108994699
DOC
Admin & Publisher

Former eBay Motors PowerSeller

Post Reply