New Year’s Resolutions for Auctioneers

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In this post we proclaim 10 bidding resolutions for auctioneers in 2013. Yesterday we posted 10 bidder resolutions.


Think about banning bidders …

  1. … who repeatedly call you with new credit card information or who ask you to bill to cards not on file with Proxibid. (As Forest Gump prophesied, “You never know what you are going to get.”)
  2. … whose credit or debit cards cannot cover winnings or who ask you to wait a week until current bills are paid or money added to the debit card. (They may never pay up.)
  3. … who ask to use PayPal and then take more than 5 days to pay. (Consider the benefits of immediate billing with APN.)
  4. … who file disputes within 5 days after an auction, complaining they have not receiving winning lots (especially if those lots were shipped registered mail).
  5. … who bid in live auctions with no intent to pay (just for the fun of bidding as in a computer game).
  6. … who provide wrong phone numbers and email addresses (probably because they are bidding just for fun, as in a computer game).
  7. … who continue to register when banned under different spellings of their names (as in a “Karl Jones” from Kansas who becomes “Carla Jones.”)
  8. … who call after the auction to express buyer’s remorse and ask you to cancel their winnings. (A live auction is not a video game.)
  9. … who repeatedly complain about their maximum bids being ignored without realizing that the maximum and was matched by another onsite. (Hammer falls when bidding ceases, and sometimes that happens on the maximum.)
  10. … who harass with emails concerning any of the above.

What other auctioneer resolutions should we have listed? What are some of your own?

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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