Many of you probably know that I recently had twenty faceplates listed on eBay. Here is a list of the plates:
All of these auction were just canceled by eBay because I was accused of "shill bidding." I want to offer an explanation.140375489411 - AUTOGRAPHED Official Xbox 360 Faceplate: Viva Pinata
140375490418 - 6 AUTOGRAPHS Official Xbox 360 Faceplate: Madden NFL 09
140375491058 - Custom Printed Xbox 360 Faceplate: Lion King
140375491533 - Custom Printed Xbox 360 Faceplate: TOOL 10,000 Days
140375492060 - Custom Printed Xbox 360 Faceplate: Ninja Gaiden II
140375492434 - Custom Printed Xbox 360 Faceplate: Digital Butterfly
140375492823 - Custom Printed Xbox 360 Faceplate: Blue Gunn Girl ANIME
140375493796 - OFFICIAL Xbox 360 faceplate: Tom Clancy 10 Years RARE
140375494512 - Custom Printed Xbox 360 Faceplate: Girl and Sunset
140375494972 - Asian Import Xbox 360 Faceplate: Blue Lightning
140375495304 - Custom Printed Xbox 360 Faceplate: Panzer Dragoon Orta
140375495975 - Official Xbox 360 Faceplate: PAX West Coast Train Trip
140375496324 - Official Xbox 360 Faceplate: FACEPLATEADDICT @ PAX 2009
140375496999 - Official Xbox 360 Faceplate: Rusty Wall Swedish Import
140375497308 - Official Xbox 360 Faceplate: Twin Dragon Swedish Import
140375497567 - Official Xbox 360 Faceplate:Flower Power Swedish Import
140375497807 - Official Xbox 360 Faceplate: "Yeah!" Swedish Import
140375498263 - Custom Xbox 360 faceplate: Operation Flashpoint 2
140375498957 - Custom Xbox 360 faceplate: Mass Effect 2 Normandy N7
140375499497 - Custom Xbox 360 faceplate: Saints Row 2 Tramp Stamp
My mom has an account called "tinyshinytreasures." She had listed an item, a glass paperweight. Some guy who was brand new to ebay bid on it, and before it closed, emailed in a panic that he needed to cancel his bid. He couldn't figure out how to do it, and neither could my mom. She decided she would use my account and outbid him on the item and it would be done.
Well, she bid up to $50 and the guy still had the bid. The auction closed. She told the guy he didn't have to pay for the auction. She told the guy she would sell him the paperweight as his last highest cost before she used my account. The guy said don't worry, he was delighted it only went for $50, because he'd bid TWELVE HUNDRED DOLLARS on it, and that it was worth WAY more than $50. He didn't want a refund or a lower price.
So now, like two weeks later, eBay canceled all of my auctions and all of her auctions, AND kept the listing fees.
So I can't relist these for two weeks. If anyone wants them, contact me, and I don't care if I ever use eBay again. I am forwarding this post to the people at eBay, and hope that they understand if their tools were easier to use, this wouldn't have happened.