Some people are investigating the high prices payed for EverQuest characters and equipment on EBay, and discovering that many of the sales at high prices have been the result of “bid padding,” where one person enters the bidding simply to inflate the price. Since the padder and the seller are in cahoots, if the padder wins the auction, they just cancel the transaction. So, as it turns out, those multi-thousand dollar sales of characters are probably just a myth after all.