OK, so I'm bidding for an Xbox with XBMC installed. It's not for games, it's to be a media centre, playing films and other media on the tv via ethernet connection to my G4 server hidden in the attic. No bids so far, starting price 99p, reserve not yet met. I bid £50, as that's more or less what I feel it's worth. I expect my proxy bidder to scale up till the reserve is met, probably around £30-40. That's not what happens. My amount bid immediately jumps up to my max bid, £50. Oh well, I'm happy to pay that, at least the reserve has been met. In the last few minutes, another guy bids with £51. Checking that the bid increment is £1, I bid my max, £55.01. I expect to see my proxy bid climb up in stages to £52, £54 and so on. That's not what happens. My amount bid immediately jumps up to £55.01, and I win the auction. No other bids are registered. Huh? Altogether, only 3 bids are shown - my first one, my last one, and the other guy's bid. Can anyone explain what happened? OK maybe the reserve was exactly £50, but I still don't understand the second jump in amount bid. I'm not bitter, I'm happy with what I paid (as long as it get delivered) but I don't understand what happened.