[rescue] PDP on EBay

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
Wed May 30 09:17:34 CDT 2007

Ronald Gilchrist wrote:
>> well... ebay exposed the high bidder to me twice... why I don't know...
>> if I go back now it probably won't show it... so maybe there is a delay
>> between the 'live' auction data and 'completed' auction data where they
>> then 'sanitize' the data.  whypaymore$ was the winner of the last 2 out
>> of 3 times that item was listed.
> I think it hides id's from people who aren't logged in. If you're an
> anonymous site visitor, you get 'bidder1' etc. If you're
> authenticated, ebay trusts you enough to see who's bidding.

I am logged in all the time, and I still see bidder1->bidderN sometimes.

I think eBay is buggy as hell, so maybe that's it.

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