Is Howard driving up the bidding on win a date with Beth?

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  1. Rob0729

    Rob0729 Well-Known Member VIP

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    I just looked at the bids for win a date with Beth which is at a ridiculous $55k, but if you look at the bidding it is the same 4-5 bidders. One bidder bid four straight times to get the bidding up from (15k to $20k). Then after two additional bid, that same bidder out bid himself 14 times in a row driving the price up from ($25k to $49k). After than a new bidder bid seven times in a row.

    I am not an active eBay bidder, but what kind of idiot who can afford tens of thousands of dollars on something like this would be dumb enough to out bid himself over and over again nearly doubling the bidding price when no one is bidding against you.

    http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBids&_trksid=p2047675.l2565&rt=nc&item=151190278477
     
  2. Rob0729

    Rob0729 Well-Known Member VIP

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    BTW, Maryann's plant call today was all about how much the bidding was for winning a date with Beth. So clearly Howard wanted to brag about how much someone is willing to pay to go on a 30 minute date with Beth. I wouldn't be surprised if the "winner" is Howard and he will hire an actor to go on the date to make Beth think someone would pay tens of thousands to date her.
     
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    PI Nate Disenfranchised since 1984...

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    This.
     
  4. the Artie Chair

    the Artie Chair New Member Banned User

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    Someone on twitter called Marianne from Brooklyn out on this last night and claimed the entire auction was a sham. I just checked. She hasn't responded to his tweet. I'm 99.9999% certain it's Howard's money behind ALL of the bids. make that 100% certain.
     
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    The show just comes to a grinding halt whenever he starts in with this kitten nsal shit and this long buy a date with his whore wife commercial in the first hour of the show. I don't buy any of this.
     
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    :umm: yeah
     
  8. markluke

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    If I was prepared to toss away my eBay account I'd shill bid. How funny would it be when the bid gets into the hundreds of thousands and then everyone except Howard backs off?
     
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    RonHeinzkaboot Well-Known Member

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    Howard's fantasy is that a black sanitation worker is going to use his life savings to win the bidding for a date with his wife and let DoubleWig watch in drag while he turns her out to be an earner.
     
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    Fixed
     
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    Rocinante Well-Endowed Member Gold

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    eBay uses proxy bidding. You cannot outbid yourself. The system does not allow it. You set the highest price you want to spend and the system looks for the highest bidding price among all the current bidders. If your maximum bid is equal or higher than the bidding price, you will win the auction. Other people will test your maximum bid by incrementing their own bids, so it looks like someone is outbidding himself, but it's really just the proxy system bidding on his behalf.
     
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    "So Robin, who would've thought that the mystery bidder would turn out to be John Stamos! I guess he really has the hots for my wife."
     
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    It's pretty amazing that anyone would buy this shit as legit.
     
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    check1 Well-Known Member Banned User

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    This is true, but it still stands that there is 0.0 chance it's a legit auction. Whether it's Stern, one of his people, team Buchwald or some other bullshit doesn't matter, but no one is paying huge money to go on a 'date' with Beth.
     
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    Rupert Pupkin That Ass is Attached to Daniela Lopez

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    I hope Jon Hamm wins. It would serve Howard right......and he would watch.

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  17. Rob0729

    Rob0729 Well-Known Member VIP

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    I don't do eBay so I will defer to you, but this doesn't stop Howard from bidding against himself on two different computers. He could put it on autobid in his office and manually bid at home under another account and credit card.
     
  18. Rob0729

    Rob0729 Well-Known Member VIP

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    It's even worse when he had Marryanne call in to do this shit. At least when he had professional actors call in to be a plant caller to pitch his shit, it was about 10% believable. Maryanne can barely read her script and she is so intent on plowing through her script that she talks over Howard half the time.

    I know Maryanne and Bobo are both trained chimps who will be Howard's plant callers while being too stupid to realize how Howard is using them, but I don't know how any of his audience buys this shit anymore.
     
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    the fact that there are so many days left is the dead give away ... shill bidding
     
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    no more unwanted pets = no more red carpets