Whatever the reason was, I should not have been allowed to bid on those items.
You shouldn't expect to be policed in what you can and can't bid on. Can you imagine the logistical nightmare if I had to go through 20 fake bids per item, and discount who is or is not allowed to bid on an item during the run? How much time would that waste? We're all mature, and one is asked to behave in an ethical manner in the runs. The system was designed so that the punishment would end up spending gold on gear you did not need or use, and have to DE it later. I don't expect people to try and find ways to game the system, undermine it, or have me babysit individuals. That is not how I choose to spend my Friday/Saturday nights. The rules will be amended to include disciplinary action for what occurred last Saturday. This was the first time it had happened, and in whispers your argument was "They are BIS items so if they want it they should pay high prices."
Like we had discussed in whispers, if you ever want to sign up for the run again feel free to do so as you saw those items were sold to people who could use them..and you went out of your way to ensure they got to them.
Although the system is purely GDKP, we also want to progress as a team. You being a part of that returning core team (week after week), should have known that by winning items you can't even use..your fellow raiders are missing out on gear that they can use to push numbers/content. When I say gear you can't use, I am speaking in particular to casters buying strength based items.
Either way, if my job is to police and babysit each and individual person in the raid from behaving the way you did...I can start taking 2 pot shares like other GDKP's have in the past. This is a fair 25 way split, and that is how I want to keep it.
On another note, while you did not do anything against the rules directly...ethically it created some tension in the raid and should not have been allowed to go through. However, I figured after winning the first item you could not use, you would stop bidding on such items realizing people would not bid against you. In addition, others began feeling that they could get you or other people to bid on items for them in order to keep the winning price low as it would generate a sort of feel that someone was trying to bid people up. That, is gaming the system.