One of the most confusing aspects of eBay is just how the proxy bidding system works. I’ve lost count of the number of threads I’ve read on eBay message boards where people try to work out just who bid what when. Today eBay.com have announced that they are to make the process more transparent, as members will now be given the option to see automatic bids made by the system on a buyer’s behalf.
Hopefully this will make things a little easier for inexperienced (and some experienced!) buyers, though with the auction format close to dead in an increasing number of eBay categories, they’d be better putting their energies into ways to make buying it now a little easier.