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    I'm a new member of this site who registered primarily from reading your research on eBay's shill bidding. Impressive. Though I have not read all of your research and posts, I have not yet read about one point of interest - the time stamp of non-automated bids by bidder. System generated shill bidding would seem to be constructed without consideration for key human related 'pattern' characteristics particularly the time required for employment and sleep. Has that research been done?

    Best regards,

    (uc: springhatch)
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Sydney, Australia
Poking a stick at the eBay "snake"
Retired (Visual Communications)


“Today we’re dealing with phase two or phase three [he can’t remember which one] of disruptive innovation. We’ve had the disruption, now we’re having to disrupt the disruption. ... Based on our experience, here’s how innovation at the core worked. We had to create a mind shift at our company—we had to think bold and not just incremental. We had to create a vision of the future so people could let go of a very successful past.”—John Donahoe, Legg Mason "Thought Leader Forum" (26 Sept 2007)—The whole interview transcript at http://bit.ly/16McqO1. Ten prizes of a "Mentoring Day With John" for anyone that can read the whole of it—without their head exploding ...

"Our ambition is to be the strategic partner of choice for every leading retailer, brand and manufacturer across the world ..."—eBay Employment Ad (2013)—Dream on Johnny Ho-Ho-Ho ...

Some other fun (mostly inane) quotes from the eBay executive suite ... http://bit.ly/12xvzyA

“The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.”—Anon.

Note: All the statements made by me and contained herein are my opinion only; readers must form their own opinions from the facts presented.


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