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TAGnotes Sat 29 Jan 2000 Vol 2 Number 19 Issue 101

From:   <tagn-@theauctionguild.com>
Date: Sun Jan 30, 2000 4:46am
Subject: TAGnotes Sat 29 Jan 2000 Vol 2 Number 19 Issue 101

The Auction Guild Notes for Saturday 29 Jan 2000
We have moved the Online Auction Industry links to Auction Houses and
Auction Service Providers to http://www.auctionguild.com web site.
Please visit and use our affiliates links -
eBay has another UNregularly scheduled outage for maintenance on Sunday
30 Jan, 01:00 PT and 02:00 PT . There is no mention of auction
extensions. In TAGs opinion, given the frequency of unregularly
scheduled outages,which eBay usually start at 01:00 PT, we recommend
that you no longer list items between 01:00 PT and 03:00 PT on ANY day.
If there is an unregularly scheduled outage for longer than that,
auctions will be extended by eBay, less that that, you have a chance of
losing out on the last couple of hours, which can be very important due
to last minute, auction frenzy, and snipe bidders.

End of auction notices are running approx 12 hours late

eBay was down around 8pm Fri (first report 11:12) for 15 to 20 minutes,
and has had intermittent glitches on and off on Saturday 29 Jan. One
complete but very short lived outage occurred at 15:20 eBay.

eBay is once again exploring the issue of fixed price stores, like the
zStores on Amazon. They are polling their power sellers about this, and
have not yet shared this information with or queried the general
Listings, currently approx 4.04 mil
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Yahoo Auction http://auctions.yahoo.com/html/features/features.html
Approx 1.65 million auctions currently running
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Amazon Auctions 10 cent listing fee until further notice. Many
features including the OneClick Payment System.
Customer service 24/7 Toll-free in U.S. and Canada:
(800)201-7575 http://s1.amazon.com/exec/varzea/ts/announcement-list/all-
Useful contact email addys can be found here
Listings, currently guesstimated at approximately 400,000
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Golds Auction has their bulk loader tool available, and also hopes to
soon have their session cookie in place, so you only have to log onto
the site once per session.
Approx 10422 auctions listed now, and 305803 Auctions since 6/20/99
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BidHit.Com a business to person auction with 425 items currently
listed. These items are primarily in the electronics categories, but
there is some variety. This is kind of like going into one of those Odd
Lots type closeout stores, so you never know what you will find. Since
they are obviously trying to bring in buyers, there are lots of new and
reconditioned items starting at $9.00 no reserve with a $12.00 ground
s/h fee. With traffic still light, it might be possible to pick up some
good deals. For example, there is currently a refurbished with 1 yr
warranty Brother MFC-695 5 In 1 Multi-Function Fax, Printer, Copier,
Scanner, And PC Fax, 3 available, started at $9.00, current bid $29.00,
bid increment $10.00,
auction end Monday 1300 PT. Shipping $15. This site also has an
interesting live chat type Help, available 6AM to 6PM PT. Click on the
icon, and a screen comes up with an agent you can ask questions. When
you bid you are required to give a charge card. If you are looking for
some slightly older technology at possibly great prices you might want
to take a look.
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If you would like an Auction House or Service Provider added to
this list, please email us at tagn-@t...
or TheAuction-@onelist.com.
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