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dc.contributor.authorBalingit, Rode
dc.contributor.authorTrevathan, Jarrod
dc.contributor.authorRead, Wayne
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-30T04:30:39Z
dc.date.available2020-07-30T04:30:39Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-4244-3770-2
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/ITNG.2009.315
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/395929
dc.description.abstractOnline auctions such as eBay are becoming increasingly more important mechanisms for people to buy and sell items online. In general, e-commerce is becoming fundamental to transacting business around the globe. With the added convenience of online transactions also comes the risk of electronic fraud. Although companies such as eBay have operated for the last 10 - 15 years, very little auction data has been collected and made publicly available or analysed, to the knowledge of the authors. Before any assertions about the amount of fraud in online auctions can be made, the underlying nature and structure of online auctions must be understood. In this paper we present definitions of a good auction from the viewpoints of the stake holders of the auction (e.g., bidder, seller, auctioneer, etc.) and then provide an analysis of auction data methodically collected from live eBay auctions. We collected data from 1005 auctions for three commonly available electronic devices. We show that the number of bids per auction is independent of the duration of the auction, and that the proportion of proxy bids is also approximately constant, for the duration of the auction. However, the final bid price achieved during the auction is shown to be related to the duration. Although these results are preliminary, we believe that they provide a significant insight into online auction behaviour.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherIEEE
dc.relation.ispartofconferencename2009 Sixth International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitle2009 Sixth International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2009-04-27
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2009-04-29
dc.relation.ispartoflocationLas Vegas, USA
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom928
dc.relation.ispartofpageto933
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsComputer Science, Artificial Intelligence
dc.subject.keywordsComputer Science, Information Systems
dc.subject.keywordsComputer Science, Software Engineering
dc.titleAnalysing Bidding Trends in Online Auctions
dc.typeConference output
dcterms.bibliographicCitationBalingit, R; Trevathan, J; Read, W, Analysing Bidding Trends in Online Auctions, 2009 Sixth International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations, 2009, pp. 928-933
dc.date.updated2020-07-29T05:24:18Z
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