We understand the privacy and security reasons behind hiding Proxibidders’ names, showing only “Internet” or “You” with a winning bid. And we accept the change as bittersweet, for we will miss certain users with quirky habits, as Proxibid becomes more safe and perhaps less fun for some of us.
Goodbye to the bidder with the Italian user name who paid 25% over retail for almost every Carson City dollar on the Proxibid portal and who would keep raising bids until he won every coin that he liked. May he discover Teletrade and Heritage to buy the same wares so much cheaper.
Goodbye to the bidder who has the same user name as his eBay coin shop who purchases cleaned and damaged key date coins but does not mention that in his auctions. May he continue to buy e*Z*est coin solvent by the gallon.
Goodbye to the bidder who based his name on a far north locale who purchased thousands of dollars’ worth of gold at retail for the past two years, knowing the precious metal would continue to rise. May you retire early and enjoy your snowmobile.
We will miss so many of our competitors, including the whales with deep pockets, who made Proxibid more of a social network than an auction portal.
Now, when we see “Internet” and “You” (whenever Proxibid can get that function to work), we can only harken past memories of who might be bidding … except on those Carson City dollars, perhaps.