OK, so I'm not that keen on eBay as a symptom of what I see as increasing commercialism in society - but I've read a lot about it and it really seems to be taking off in the UK now! Anyway - to the question! So, I'm trying to buy a DB now and while I would never think of doing so via eBay, I have been checking through the related auctions there, to get an idea of the Market, prices etc. What stood out though, was that when I looked at the history of bids - in almost every case, there seems to be very strange behaviour. So - the same person, bidding several times in a row, with successively higher bids - maybe adding 50 - 100 £s in some cases!! So what is this all about? Is there are legitimate reason for a person doing this in an auction- I can't think of one, but then I'm not an experienced bidder like some people here? So - hence my question? Are these people just stoopid, being disruptive or are they trying to raise the price artificially to help a friend ? If the latter is the case - why isn't eBay doing anything about this? It was evident in just about every UK DB auction I looked at?