Sometimes we encounter an auction with the right attitude and the right stuff, deserving of one stand-alone Booyah! This was the case with Paige Auction, which runs a banner stating: “Paige Auction has requested NOT to see any maximum pre-bids placed. Your maximum pre-bids are solely between you and Proxibid. We strive for the highest standards in integrity and ethics.”
We have seen some auction houses claim, “We will not bid against you!” Then why are you so interested in maximum bids? If you’re not going to bid against the online crowd, then stop viewing those maximums!
Paige Auction does this and more.
Proxiblog has always stated, if you are an auctioneer and don’t know numismatics, you have an obligation to provide the sharpest, expandable photos so that bidders can decide for themselves.
This week we are crossing off two more auction houses from our buying list that just don’t get that. We’re going to grade another auction house soon and show how much more it can get for coins if it only would focus–yes, FOCUS–on photography.
Here’s how Paige does that. (Click to expand photo and read the auctioneer’s nifty description.)
Moreover, Paige Auctions has APN clearance, ships within a few days, and handles shipping in-house. It has an 18% buyer’s fee, which we would like to see at 15%–enabling the online crowd to bid on expensive lots like gold; but all in all, we were so impressed we’re dedicating a “Booyah!” page to Paige!
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.