(Bidder shadowing searches) & auctionshadow.com

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h_galt
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(Bidder shadowing searches) & auctionshadow.com
24 Mar 2007
Does anyone know why auctionshadow.com dropped its bidder shadowing search option?

Any suggestions as to another service/site that offers bidder shadowing for Ebay is much appreciated.
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Andy
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Re: (Bidder shadowing searches) & auctionshadow.co
24 Mar 2007
It is probably because eBay is now hiding bidder ID's for bids over a certain amount.

They call it SMI (Safeguarding Member IDs) and it affects listings where the high bid is $200 or greater. It also means that the Advanced Search "Items by Bidder" option has been lost - this is probably what AuctionShadow used to search for other listings a bidder had bid on.

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h_galt
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Re: (Bidder shadowing searches) & auctionshadow.co
24 Mar 2007
Many thanks Andy for your prompt reply.
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Andy
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Re: (Bidder shadowing searches) & auctionshadow.co
25 Mar 2007
No problem

If you use Auction Shadow a review would be much appreciated.
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animaldrumboy
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Re: (Bidder shadowing searches) & auctionshadow.co
30 Apr 2007
Hi - since the bidder-shadow facility has been dropped or scuppered by Ebay's new bidder-masking process, AuctionShadow has lost its trump card as far as I see it. Another by-product of Ebay's new processing is that one member can't warn another that they are bidding on something from a dodgy seller or on a fake item.
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Re: (Bidder shadowing searches) & auctionshadow.com
24 Oct 2007
The search by bidder function has been brought back now that ebay has lightened up on their SMI policy.

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