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Re: FS: V.Rare 1960s Vintage Orator Sportsman Diver Watch

: If you really don't see the problem, then I will spell it out for
: you.

: You listed a watch for private sale at an extraordinarily high
: price, and, having failed to sell it, have now listed it on
: eBay. But rather than allowing prospective bidders to see the
: identity of the bidders, and confirm that there does not appear
: to be shill bidding taking place, you have chosen to hide the
: bidders' identities.

: Anyone with any common sense will read that as an obvious warning
: sign, and steer well clear of the auction.

: Regards,

: TC

Tony , again all my auctions are carried out through private sale or listed in ebay and i believe its an option in ebay and a personnel preference to protect the identity of the bidders . Maybe you can try asking the auction houses if they allow prospective bidders to see the identity of the bidders and then again would you know they are or perhaps they lack common sense and should avoid auction in the first place. Nevertheless i thank you and welcome your insights and views of my listing.

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