"ebay is a joke for the most part...you list something on there with NO RESERVE and no BUY IT NOW, then ya have your friends bid it up to your minimum. oldest trick in the book. anytime i list anything on there i used it more for an advertising tool then an actual selling site. it does get a HUGE amount of exposure and as prev stated have sold more items off then have on...GOOD LUCK"
Not always true. Ebay takes a percentage of the sold price. So if a buddy runs up the bid and ends up being the buyer. You could end up paying ebay an additional 2-3% of the selling price. Most people dont pull that scam twice. I post the reserve price in the description. Cuts down on BS time