Tell Us Your Top Bidder Abuses

We have heard horror stories about bidder abuses from our auctioneer friends. Remember, Proxiblog also is a consignor and so we also learn about complaints second-hand. Time to hear about them first-hand from the source–you!

Post a comment about what we affectionately call “Proxibums.” You know, those bidders who place 25-cent bids under 3,000 lots … per day. Or ones who charge back. Or who mail bad checks. Or who call you up and complain, well, just about everything.

You don’t have to use your name. Please don’t use the name or user name of any bidder. Or describe a situation so that we can identify bidders, such as rhymes with “XXX.” (We have to screen these things for libel.)

That said, we have received emails of great length about bidder abuses, but there’s no need to write a tome; just list your most irksome bidder habits, including your best tales of remorse, non-payment and other anecdotes to prove that, alas, the customer might not always be right.

If the comment is short, we’ll just post it. If you want to write that tome, we just might feature it.

Better still, if you have a solution, share it!

Thanks for your patronage, by the way, as we approach the 5,000 viewer mark!

Proxiblog is an independent entity with no connection to the auction portal Proxibid. Our intent is to uphold basic numismatic standards as established by the American Numismatic Association and the National Auctioneer Association and to ensure a pleasurable bidding experience not only on Proxibid but also on similar portals such as iCollector and AuctionZip.


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