Your probably right alexh,
I personally think the seller did not do himself any favours by the actions he took. The reserve price is still a mystery to me as I was watching the other auction that got to £32 without reaching the magic number, as I previously mentioned, I would not knowingly bid on any item that this sort of underhanded tactics had been used on but I would have thought that £32 plus postage would have been a pretty good price for both parties for this sort of thing if the buyer was a serious collector.
Did you also see this
the buyer is at zero and the price went up to £400, some very strange behaviour at this sellers auctions, maybe a peeved previous bidder of one of those cancelled auctions at work or another lets have some fun guys, if the buyer was serious then he definitely forgot to take his medication (at least a months worth I would say)