The Shipping Blues


What gives with shipping and certain Proxibid houses proclaiming “We are not in the shipping business”? You bet you are if you want to sell online, paying those Proxibid fees. We are even more befuddled by houses like the Proxibid one below that charges additional handling fees per coin! Geez, we thought the idea was to reward bidders for winning many lots. This house punishes them!

One auction house on Proxibid charges $20 per lot shipping. That’s not a flat rate for one coin. That’s an inflated one!

Check out this house that charges $8 per coin. (Click to expand picture.)


Many of our top houses use shipping to secure multiple bids and return customers. Both SilverTowne Auction and Back to the Past Collectibles, for instance, ship within two days and look for the best price between speed and cost.

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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