Proxibid has been at the forefront of technological enhancement, with redesigns and engaging bidder windows that replicate the onsite auction experience. But one programming function needs to be upgraded, and that is the rebid option of the “My Lots” feature.
Proxibid and auctioneers want bidders to spend more time placing maximums on lots and less time dealing with multiple mouse clicks for functions that should be available technologically. For instance, this is why APN badges and transparency notices are in place, saving bidders time wading through legalese of service terms.
Consider the picture above (click to expand), and you will see a typical outbid scenario in a James Peterson auction. If a bidder wanted to increase maximums, he has to click on each item, place a bid, confirm the bid and then return to “MyProxibid, click the prebids tab, and start the process all over again. This is unnecessary, tedious and costly to both Proxibid and auctioneer.
Bidders who place dozens if not hundreds of bids each month on Proxibid eventually do not increase their maximums because of the keyboard tedium of Proxibid’s “My Lots” programming, especially complicated for smart phone users.
The technological fix is relatively easy to program but tedious for Proxibid IT personnel. Rather they experience the tedium, however, than the bidder.
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.