If Stores Can Promote Holiday Shopping Ideas Before Halloween, So Can We!

Even though pumpkin carving season is still in full swing and we haven’t even reached the eve of trick-or-treating, holiday ads and décor have begun creeping up on us. Rather than stress about the never-ending to-do lists that accompany this joyous season, allow Proxibid’s Marketplace to lend a hand!

We have gift ideas galore, you know. Why not start early? Two-and-a-half months of preparation never hurt anyone! Right?

Our friends at Kingston Galleries are holding an exquisite live auction this Sunday, October 19 at 10 a.m. Pacific on Proxibid. Bidding is already available here: http://bit.ly/1D7OchN

What lovely items does this auction have available, you may ask. A ton of awesome stuff, we say!

For example, lot 149 consists of a Rolex Two-Tone Oyster Perpetual Watch. This gorgeous piece has an appraisal value of $6,150, but its current bid is just $150! Get your bids in and make this stunning accessory yours (or gift it to a loved one and hide it in a peculiar, secluded place until December…)!

This sale also features a lovely Emerald & Diamond Necklace. Make this beautiful piece of jewelry a permanent staple in your wardrobe!

Leaves are changing colors and everyone is still stocking up on value sized bags of chocolate, but rest assured that Proxibid has all you early birds covered for the impending months of the whirlwind holiday season.

Food Truck Frenzy!

Food trucks and street food have been part of American culture since the late 17th century when people used to push carts of food and serve their cuisine to people passing by.

While the design and business model of these trendy trucks has evolved over time, one thing has remained the same: people love great food. In 2008, social media reignited the food truck revolution and the fire has continue to spread across the country.

Now, you can get your hands on your very own food truck trailer!

The Auction Mill is bringing the McKenna’s Blue, Booze & BBQ Liquidation sale to global bidders on Proxibid, and one of the hottest items is the food truck trailer up for grabs.

Get your bids in now before the live auction on Sun., Oct. 19 at noon Central: http://bit.ly/1uR0Oat

Ken’s Picks of the Week!

This week’s theme: antique classic pickup trucks! You aren’t prepared for the beauty that lies ahead…

1950 Ford V2 V8 Pickup
Currently residing in the United Kingdom, I would love nothing more than to see an American buyer step up and bring this truck home. And check out the provenance… I am guessing by the color that this beautifully restored Ford may have been owned by a Blue Angel – that would be cool! One of the finer Ford pickup examples I have seen on offer.
Get it here!

1953 Chevrolet Pickup
Check this thing out… it has an Advance Design series truck with a straight 6 Thriftmaster 235 engine – its final year of production! And just look at that grill – what a beautiful piece of automotive art. Everything is perfect about this truck: the visor, the wood floor truck bed, the bench seat – I might place a bid or two on this one. 
Get it here!

Ford Model T Roadster Pickup
A Model T Roadster pickup offered by the famous VanDerBrink Auctions. Appears to be in great shape and nicely restored. A great truck for any collection!
Get it here!

Let’s Revive the ‘90s with Beanie Babies!

…Because WHY NOT? They are cute little animal things full of BEAN-LIKE BEADS! What more could you want?

Here are 10 real-life Beanie Baby names that you can find in the latest sale from United Country – Real Estate Haden Realty:

Bernie, Gracie, Nanook, Freckles, Gobbles, Peanut, Rainbow, Smoochy, Prickles, Inky.

Has your heart melted into goop from the adorableness? Ours have!

Even though these little beanie buddies aren’t worth the millions that we all thought they would be, there are still great gifts for future generations or sweet keepsakes from the past. Plus, they are just so darn cute.

Get your very own little bean-bead filled buddy on Proxibid, and keep an eye out for the live auction on Sun., Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. Eastern! 

Ken’s Picks of the Week!

WARNING: This week’s picks are so incredibly luxurious, you may find yourself draped in 15 fur coats as you sip Cristal from a gold-plated glass after viewing them. You’ve been warned…

Willem de Kooning – Oil Painting
I grew up studying abstract expressionist artists from the ‘50s – ‘60s era, and Willem de Kooning was one of the more influential artists from the “New York School,” and a personal favorite. This is a rare opportunity to bid on an original de Kooning painting with interesting provenance from a top auction house.
Get it here!

Diamond Encrusted Rolex Watch
Get your drink-on and your snack-on with one seriously blinged-out Rolex watch! I’ve seen a lot of Rolex watches come across the auction block, and I don’t believe I have ever seen one with this many diamonds on the watch face! This watch would go nicely with lot #111 from the same catalog.
Get it here!

2011 Ferrari California
If you are into luxury, life is just incomplete without a genuine Ferrari in your driveway. The Ferrari California happens to be one of my favorite designs by Pininfarina. I once rode in a Ferrari f40 when I was 15 years old and we did nearly 140 mph. I am not going to lie - it was a little scary. 
Get it here!

Enjoy a Simpler Way of Living: Bid On and Win this Gorgeous Farm Property!

A person can do a lot with 105 acres of lush farmland. We would probably cover the entirety of the property with the World’s Largest Trampoline. What would you do?

Instead of just daydreaming about all the amazing possibilities, turn your ideas into reality with Riverbend USA, LLC’s Nehemiah Mountain Farm auction happening now on Proxibid!

This 105 acre property is located just minutes from historic Alderson, West Virginia. This farm has been in the same family for generations and features an early 1900s two-story farmhouse with modern updates inside and out. This lovely home has approximately 1800 square feet of living space with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths.

Don’t miss your chance to make this serene scene your permanent home!

Keep Your Information Current and Never Miss a Sale!

Keeping your account information current ensures quick access to the Marketplace. We don’t want you to miss the next big thing!

If you’ve received a new credit card, now is the time to ensure your account is up-to-date. To update your account information, simply log in to MyProxibid and select the “My Profile” tab. Click on the “Credit Card Info” tab to change your information.

Need assistance? Our customer support team is available around the clock to help.

Stop Worrying! You’re Safe Transacting on Proxibid.

At Proxibid, online safety and security is paramount. Our servers are protected, 24x7, in a secure offsite facility managed by a leading datacenter provider.

You’ve likely heard about the new security flaw, “The Bash Bug” (also known as Shellshock), which leaves a potential security hole in many widely-used operating systems. This bug could put personal information at risk, including passwords, credit card information and emails. Proxibid’s technical team has evaluated our systems and has determined that we are not vulnerable because we do not use our servers in a manner which puts us at risk to this threat.

Proxibid takes great pride in offering the most trusted place to transact online. We are committed to your online safety and encourage you to transact with confidence in the Proxibid Marketplace.

To protect yourself from The Bash Bug:

  • Make sure your anti-virus software is updated
  • Only visit websites your are familiar with
  • Once a site that you log on to regularly has confirmed that they have completed the security patch update, change passwords of sensitive accounts
  • Be sure to contact small businesses that may have your data
  • Watch financial statements closely over the next few days

Click for more information about The Bash Bug security Flaw.

And, if you have questions you can always contact our support team, available around the clock at 877.505.7770.

Ken’s Picks of the Week!

Ken truly outdid himself this week. He went into the depths of Proxibid.com to find the weirdest, wackiest, most unique items in the Marketplace.

Mission accomplished.

Grammy Award to Barbra Streisand with Misspelled Plaque

I am not going to lie, I thought her name was spelled Barbara, too. I think this item is interesting because you don’t see these awards at auction very often, and the fact that there are misspellings on the plaque of the Grammy makes this piece a little wacky.
Get it here: http://bit.ly/1Ch5YPl

 

Zamboni Ice Resurfacer

Reason for pick: You have to admit, Zamboni has to be the weirdest name for any vehicle. I have always wanted to drive one of these things and here is my chance bid on my very own Zamboni! Interesting fact; the average ice resurfacer travels 3 miles per hockey game and nearly 2000 miles per year.
Get it here: http://bit.ly/1rn7r2O

 

1948 Allis-Chalmers Model G Tractor

Reason for pick: I have seen a lot of tractors come across the auction block over the years, and this is one of the more unique and strange looking tractors. One thing I love about antique tractors is their minimalistic approach to engineering – it’s almost as if they were built by nature. The model G was a small carrier tractor that was designed to use belly mounted implements. Nearly 30,000 examples were built between 1948 and 1955.
Get it here: http://bit.ly/1r9j9iS

Geek Out With this Massive Comic Book Sale!

Comic books are said to have been one of the greatest ideas mankind has ever conceived. We aren’t quite sure who said this, but it was probably Aristotle or Abraham Lincoln. Probably.

And now, you can get your hands on more than 300 comic books. For super cheap! The latest sale from Wilson Auctioneers, Inc. has no reserve, meaning you can score oodles of awesome superhero stories for a great price, which we think that is awfully super.

…No pun intended. Okay, maybe a little.

Get in on the fun here before lots start closing on Thurs., Sept. 25 at 6 p.m.