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    Anyone have an idea if ebay proxy bids are credited?

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    All eBay bids are proxy bids, so I don't see why they wouldn't be. If it had to be a winning bid, then that's what the program would state, that someone has to register and win an auction.

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    Unfortunately I think the answer to that question is going to be no, because ebay (in their quest to pay out as little money as possible to their affiliates) says the person must come directly from your site prior to every bid for you to get credit. I know that sucks, but that's the way I understand it.

    Bombalini

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    Oh, I didn't understand the original question. I think it was asking if this situation is true:

    1) I go to eBay from an affiliate link.

    2) I bid $10,000 on something.

    3) 500 other people place bids, but all these bids are under $10,000

    I think the original question was asking if the affiliate would be credited with 500 bids, each bid called a "proxy bid", because when each of those 500 other people bid, the original proxy bid upped itself to be just a little bit higher (as eBay works).

    Although I don't have any direct knowledge of this situation, I would say with absolute certainty that eBay does not pay for these bids, It pays for exactly one bid.

    If you look at how eBay does things, you'll see that it does not even consider these "bids". Check the "bid history" of an item. A bid is considered to be when a person types in an amount, and hits "submit bid". When the proxy engine raises the bid when someone else bids, this is not counted as another "bid".

    I think that is 100% consistent with eBay's policy, and I can see no reason why an affiliate would deserve to be paid in that situation.

    http://www.hockeydb.com

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