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Seller relisting R1 to get higher prices? (shill-bidding?)

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Cali Craft and Gems

I had a bad run-in with seller Emerald City, and have subsequently gone through the "items sold" list and see many duplicates. Items are being listed to start at R1 with some (most) selling at very low prices. Then within a few days the items are relisted with some reaching higher prices than the original sales. This to me is considerably suspicious behaviour.

 

Gold - Solid 10k white gold Mystic Topaz and Diamond Ring. was sold for R333.00 on 1 Sep at 23:46 by EmeraldCityTreasures in Cape Town (ID:25589665)

Gold - Solid 10k white gold Mystic Topaz and Diamond Ring. was sold for R401.00 on 3 Sep at 14:02 by EmeraldCityTreasures in Cape Town (ID:25706496)

Gold - Solid 10k white gold Mystic Topaz and Diamond Ring. size 7 was sold for R301.00 on 12 Sep at 23:46 by EmeraldCityTreasures in Cape Town (ID:26024663)

 

Gold - Solid 10k white gold Mystic Topaz and Diamond Ring. was sold for R201.00 on 1 Sep at 23:46 by EmeraldCityTreasures in Cape Town (ID:25589653)

Gold - Solid 10k white gold Mystic Topaz and Diamond Ring. SIZE 7 was sold for R226.00 on 3 Sep at 14:02 by EmeraldCityTreasures in Cape Town (ID:25706674)

Gold - Solid 10k white gold Mystic Topaz and Diamond Ring. SIZE 7 was sold for R226.00 on 12 Sep at 23:46 by EmeraldCityTreasures in Cape Town (ID:26024651)

 

Amethysts - 38.700ct Brazilian Green Amethyst. was sold for R125.00 on 5 Sep at 23:46 by EmeraldCityTreasures in Cape Town (ID:25711939)

Amethysts - 38.700ct Brazilian Green Amethyst. was sold for R351.00 on 16 Sep at 00:01 by EmeraldCityTreasures in Cape Town (ID:26135167)

 

Sapphires - Bright Pink Ceylon Sapphire! 1.615 cts. Vs1 Clarity. was sold for R1.00 on 15 Sep at 23:46 by EmeraldCityTreasures in Cape Town (ID:26135194) (the item I won and seller refuses to supply even though I paid)

Sapphires - Bright Pink Ceylon Sapphire! 1.615 cts. Vs1 Clarity. was sold for R201.00 on 27 Sep at 00:01 by EmeraldCityTreasures in Cape Town (ID:26543200)

 

Gold - 14k SOLID WHITE GOLD RICH CORNFLOWER BLUE SAPPHIRE AND WHITE TOPAZ RING . was sold for R822.00 on 15 Sep at 23:46 by EmeraldCityTreasures in Cape Town (ID:26145607)

Gold - 14k SOLID WHITE GOLD RICH CORNFLOWER BLUE SAPPHIRE AND WHITE TOPAZ RING . was sold for R700.00 on 26 Sep at 23:46 by EmeraldCityTreasures in Cape Town (ID:26543215)

 

Gold - 10k SOLID WHITE GOLD KASHMIR BLUE SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING . was sold for R601.00 on 15 Sep at 23:46 by EmeraldCityTreasures in Cape Town (ID:26145194)

Gold - 10k SOLID WHITE GOLD KASHMIR BLUE SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING . was sold for R401.00 on 26 Sep at 23:46 by EmeraldCityTreasures in Cape Town (ID:26543210)

 

Quartz - 39.540ct Gold to Green Hydrothermal Quartz was sold for R101.00 on 15 Sep at 23:46 by EmeraldCityTreasures in Cape Town (ID:26134190)

Quartz - 39.540ct Gold to Green Hydrothermal Quartz was sold for R51.00 on 26 Sep at 23:46 by EmeraldCityTreasures in Cape Town (ID:26543207)

 

Silver - 925 Sterling Silver Mystic topaz earrings. Mystic topaz combined weight : 10.100cts was sold for R75.00 on 5 Sep at 23:46 by EmeraldCityTreasures in Cape Town (ID:25714181)

Silver - 925 Sterling Silver Mystic topaz earrings. Mystic topaz combined weight : 10.100cts for sale in Cape Town (ID:26530433)

 

Citrines - Massive Citrine pair. Golden yellow. Total weight: 84.300cts. was sold for R151.00 on 15 Sep at 23:46 by EmeraldCityTreasures in Cape Town (ID:26134279)

Citrines - Massive Citrine pair. Golden yellow. Total weight: 89.890cts. for sale in Cape Town (ID:26614849)

(listing title shows incorrect weights, but listing content shows correct matching weights and sizes)

 

Gold - 10K SOLID WHITE GOLD TOPAZ AND DIAMOND RING. was sold for R700.00 on 1 Sep at 23:46 by EmeraldCityTreasures in Cape Town (ID:25589241)

Gold - Solid 14k white gold Topaz and diamond ring. for sale in Cape Town (ID:26255382)

 

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/25325456/23_500Cts_Brazilian_Golden_Orange_Citrine.html

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/26136216/23_500Cts_Brazilian_Golden_Orange_Citrine.html

 

And this is just the "tip" of the iceberg - I have not gone through the items that are no longer on the "items recently sold" list!

 

If I am wrong, I apologise in advance, but somehow I don't think I am wrong...

Edited by Cali Craft and Gems

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