Not that I'm discussing QuiBids (which I've tried) or any other site in particular, but I just want to make a couple observations here.
EVERY time a thread like this is started, I always
read "they're not shill bidding because" whatever reason, such as...
1) I personally won items
2) I personally win items for cheap on occasion
3) I have personally received items
The bottom line is these facts alone are not enough to discount the fact that a site could, if they desired, shill bid their customers. Take into account...
1) When people actually won an item, when did they jump in?
2) What was the final auction ending price?
3) How many other people bid?
4) How much did the other people pay out before losing?
5) How many items (overall) have gone for dirt cheap versus how many items have gone for several times over retail?
Furthermore, there is absolutely NO way to do anything more than speculate (based strictly off patterns and site specifics) regarding whether or not a site is 100% legitimate... unless you can get into the back-end in an audit type situation (or otherwise), that is. It's simply impossible... and if you believe (or try to convince others) otherwise, you're relatively naive.
That being said, I will, in closing, refer you to the recent post of mine (in case anyone missed it):http://www.pennyauct...61&postcount=12