OK, my fellow eBayers, what do you think of this? I bid on a somewhat hard-to-find item, and am the highest bidder. I check in before the auction ends, and I notice that earlier another buyer - one with zero feedback and who created an account that same day - has put in multiple bids but did not manage to outbid me. All is well, but it makes me go, "Hmmm..." Then, at the last minute, I am sniped and outbid by another buyer - this one with 1 feedback, even though the account was created in 2003. So, I lose the auction, but those, to me, are two red flags of shill bidding. I reported the seller and will be curious to see what happens.
Anyone else ever have to deal with this?