On May 22nd 1968 Mao stamps from China was sold $5000.!!
Do you really think this stamps are such a high valued or it's artifically inflated by various SHILL bidding method we see in stamps from India and China specially in Gandhi stamps and Mao stamps.?
Also what are chances of FORGED stamps selling as genuine stamps ? We all know how many facsimile or copy or replica stamps of Mao as well as Gandhi stamps are available.!! So what are chances.
Now let's see why seller wants to hide buyer list by making private listing? Any way you cannot see real buyer name on eBay!!
Do you think by hiding buyer name something illegal means are used in bidding such as SHILL bidding ?
SHILL bidding is nothing but when seller is using his/her other eBay id or friends or relatives are bidding on it.!!
Now let's see why feeback are made PRIVATE by seller ?
Only reason I see to make it private is to hide something!!!
I think seller and buyer both should be proud if they have some valuable item in their collection.!!!
Don't you think you will be proud if you GENUINE item in your possession?
Don't you think as a seller you should be proud that your are selling some GENUINE items?
Then Why HIDE?
So what do you think about this stamp selling for $5000.!!
Is it Genuine transaction?
Do you think eBay got commission on $5000 and PayPal also got commission on money that was paid ???
If it is real transaction then this is very good bussiness because eBay will get almost $300 - $500 on commission.!!!
That means eBay share holders are happy.!!! (Disclosure : I am one of that. I own eBay stocks in my portfolio.!!)
But what if it is not REAL or Genuine transaction.!! Don't you think eBay shareholders are CHEATED?