So...I had a two-post newbie member bid on my auction for an incubator and then disappear after winning the bid. No response to PMs or e-mails. After asking what was the customary wait period following the close of the auction, I found several other people who had had this happen as well. So, this evening I was filling my husband in on what I was dubbing the "two-post auction bandit" (because s/he joins, bids/wins & then disappears), and he came up with an ingenious theory. He asked what I had listed - my LG incubator. He thinks that the two-post auction bandit is actually the SO of the high bidder at the time - doing whatever s/he could to undermine the bidder's win of MORE chickens and/or chicken stuff. He thinks that there is a "BYC underworld" of spouses of chicken-crazy people who are trying to limit the growth of their family's flocks by preventing their spouses from winning more things on BYC. Then again, this is the guy who, when I informed him that Ideal had the cochins that I was on the waiting list for, so, of course I had to order some, his response was - what is another dozen chickens? I guess it's a theory, right?