Shipping: You’ve Got to Be Kidding!


This auctioneer has baffled us with his “formula” for shipping. We cannot understand why shipping is such a big deal for many Proxibid auctioneers.

The “formula” reads:

  • We ship for the price quoted in the item description. We combine shipping using the following formula: add all item shipping quotes not including the quote for the item with the highest shipping. Multiply that total by .40, and add to the quote for the item with the highest shipping. …

Say what?


If the US Postal Service can figure out “flat rate shipping” so that it is fast and convenient, then auctioneer businessmen should be able to do the same.

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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