I've previously reported shill bidding to ebay where two sellers , a boyfriend and girlfriend, who have boasted about how they have shill bid on each others items to push the price up and ebay have said that there is no evidence when it is blantantly obvious.
Now they hide the user id's of all but the winning bidder so that it's that little bit harder to spot unless you know the user id in advance of the shill bidder user id.
But boy you slightly over price your shipping and handling in the eyes of ebay and you are a master criminal. I don't mean have shipping that is two or three times what it should - I mean 2 or 3 cents more than they have determined to be okay and you are a master criminal.
Their price drops were a sham - 99% of sellers are paying more fee's than before and are at the mercy of all those rip off artists that are equivalent to the shoplifters that steal from a store and then take back the item they stole to get a refund for the stolen item due to the crazy idea that the sellers spend their waking hours thinking of negative feedback to give to all the buyers.
They haven't heard of 'market forces' if a seller is so terrible then pretty soon the buyers won't shop with them. It works the same way online as it does in the old bricks and mortar stores.
They shouldn't have any feedback at all and allow shoppers to buyer from anyone and if the seller is crap then the buyer won't go back. I've seen buyers give a negative feedback to a seller and then put in the feedback WOULD SHOP FROM AGAIN. Well it ain't that bad an experience if they are willing to go back to the seller again.
If I don't like a supermarket I won't go back. I never liked Morrison's chain in the UK so I shopped there once and never went back. The applies online - don't like an online store then I don't buy from again.
But ebay seem to be so retarded that they can't grasp the reality that they are just a shopping mall and shopping malls can only charge rent space they cannot tell a shop how to price their products, who they sell to or how they treat their customers.