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Old 10-12-2015, 08:20 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Who is Pacificcoast on public surplus? Auction rigged;fishy?

Does anyone know who Pacificcoast is on public surplus is. I was bidding on 1990 Gillig phantom. There were 6 up for auction and they got sold for cheaper than myself and others bid on and a couple ended early. I am sure this guy is going to turn around and sell them for an arm and a leg and I will see them posted on some of the other websites that i use. I am all for arbitrage but this guy is always on there and when he is the sales seem to be weird, wonky, rigged, suspicious, or what have you may. And yes before you ask I have already filed multiple complaints with and against public surplus. What good is an auction website if it is not run efficiently or others are openly or obviously cheating (hacking) ?!?!?!?
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Old 10-12-2015, 08:36 PM   #2
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IDK, I never had any luck on PS myself. I got mine on GovDeals and their customer support was great. I've bid on PS auctions plenty, I'm still shopping for a van every time I have a couple grand to spend. But no matter what I bid, someone will always ALWAYS outbid be on PS. I'd think with the bid deposits that PS would have less competition, but that seems to not be the case.
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For some reason they did not have a bid deposit??? Go figure.... Guess this is what happens.
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I can see how that would be frustrating. I couldn't find any mention in the Public Surplus terms, conditions, etc about early termination or cancellation of auctions -- not being disallowed, one might assume that an auction can be cancelled due to change of heart, prior sale, or whatever reason. If a particular seller had a pattern of that, I could see reason for bringing a complaint on the "wronging a buyer" clause of the T&C..

You could try contacting the selling entities to ask what happened with the lots you identified. It might be that if a person shows up and makes a "reasonable offer," they're allowed to simply accept it and cancel the auction rather than being bound to let the auction complete. Arbitrage, as you said.
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I think I forgot to mention the Pacificcoast bidder won all 6 buses!
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wasn't this the auction where it said something along the lines of "we'll entertain offers for all 6 buses purchased as a group"?

Maybe he contacted them and made an offer for purchasing all of them together? Maybe I'm wrong, but I think I saw this auction like two days ago when I was poking around.
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I think it's that mokibrahbrant guy. aka 'crowning around' on facebook.
we get deals on lots of buses, too for offering to buy em all at once.
theres a auction for 50 buses on public surplus now.
doesn't seem fair, but the auction world doesn't really cater to individual/non-commercial buyers
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I think it's that mokibrahbrant guy. aka 'crowning around' on facebook.
we get deals on lots of buses, too for offering to buy em all at once.
theres a auction for 50 buses on public surplus now.
doesn't seem fair, but the auction world doesn't really cater to individual/non-commercial buyers
I have seen him brag on this site about running up bids just to cost other people big money.

Not vary skoolie hospitable IMO.

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I think it's that mokibrahbrant guy. aka 'crowning around' on facebook.
we get deals on lots of buses, too for offering to buy em all at once.
theres a auction for 50 buses on public surplus now.
doesn't seem fair, but the auction world doesn't really cater to individual/non-commercial buyers
Brant uses his same screen name on there, at least I'm 99.9% sure he does. I've seen his bids... Maybe Cowlitzcoach is the buyer but I'm not so sure its anyone from this site. Could be anyone. Likely an exporter.
I've definitely seen Pacificcoast on there buying em up. I'm pretty sure that's who Brant was bidding against on the Cali Gilligs a few months ago.
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I contacted my grade school friend who lives out in California (I live near Dallas, TX) and he is going to drive up to Modesto, CA and talk to them and see if they will accept a cash offer in person. Well, wish me luck everyone. I hope I have good news to post to you guys later today.
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