You can see the bidders from the my page feature.
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Your title should read "Who's kidding WHOM".
It's a well known fact that the act of bidding on an auction (that hsa reasonable demand) will drive up the price - it's human nature. Aside from product rating, there's also member rating, payment terms and communication that could also influence this. Having said all that, there's no doubt there are occasional shill bids on items....
PS - I was just kidding correcting your grammar.
When I am outbid I get a chance to see the bid history. If the person outbidding me does lots of business hereabouts then he is probably a dealer who will drop when the profit becomes too thin.
Also, I once was outbid by a fellow who had terrible feedback. I emailed the seller and told him that my last bid was 'firm' and invited him to contact me if he felt like it.
Needless to say, I got a short Email from the seller a few days later saying, if my offer was still good, we had a deal. I don't know what happened, I just think that the winner turned out to be another jerk and my own positive feedback worked in my favor.