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TAGnotes Thurs 17 Feb 2000 Vol 2 Number 29 Issue 111

From:   <tagn-@theauctionguild.com>
Date: Fri Feb 18, 2000 0:57am
Subject: TAGnotes Thurs 17 Feb 2000 Vol 2 Number 29 Issue 111

The Auction Guild Notes for Thursday 17 Feb 2000
The Online Auction Industry links to Auction Houses and Auction
Service Providers are on   http://www.auctionguild.com . Please
visit and use our affiliates links on our sites at
http://www.tagnotes.com/generic.html and http://www.auctionguild.com
Help TAGnotes grow, spread the word and invite one or two of your
Online Auction using family, friends and associates to sign up today.
eBay has a reminder about the eBay race truck, which qualified for the
finals at Daytona Speedway. Fri 18 Feb the final race of the NASCAR
Craftsman Truck Series will be held. Television coverage begins at 11:00
a.m. EST (or 8:00 a.m. PST) on ESPN. The race truck is #84.

eBay is conducting its regularly scheduled maintenance Fri morning,
18 Feb, between 01:00 PT and 05:00. At one point they were trying to
stay up during maintenance, but it appears that they are not attempting
that anymore.

Users using Netscape Navigator could not access eBay for about an hour
this morning from approx 0340 to 0500 PT. The problem was corrected.

eBay is looking for help with a new search engine called Smart Search.
They are currently using Boolean searches which are advanced commands
that help refine searches. You can exclude certain words or look for the
exact words, any of the words or all of the words. For example, you can
type a Boolean search command like baseball –autograph to give you items
that have the word baseball in them but not the word autograph. Some
users have found these Boolean commands difficult to use and to
eBay is working on a feature called Smart Search that can help build
Boolean searches using simple English language. They want you to try
the working prototype of Smart Search and give them feedback by writing
to them at smarts-@e... till the end of February. Smart search can
be found at: http://pages.ebay.com/search/items/search-new.html

Please note that users with older browsers (Netscape Navigator and
Internet Explorer versions 3.0 and less) will NOT be able to use Smart
Search. Smart Search uses a tool called ‘Javascript’, not supported by
older browsers.
Listings, currently approx 4.1 mil

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is investigating eBay for possible
anti competitive activities.   If you have input contact DOJ at
antit-@u.... Mr. Klein is the current point of contact
Anti Trust Division Home Page http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/
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Yahoo Auctions is indulging academy award fans with a page dedicated
to the Oscars. Vote on your choice for the winners, check on related
memorabilia for sale, find showtimes and read movie reviews.
Yahoo Auctions are free, no listing or final value fees. The most
seller options in the industry. Easy listing form, good auction tools
for buyers and sellers. Questions? Find answers in their auction help
Approx 1.79 million auctions currently running
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Amazon Auction has dollar deals on books, movies, music, calendars
electronics, toys and other items. All items start at $1.00 no reserve
with S/H fees that vary depending on the size and weight of the item.
There are some real bargains to be had here!!! Books and Videos S/H
range from $2.50 to $6.00, computers around $25.00.

Amazon Auction features OneClick Amazon.Com payment service
to .25 cents per sale plus 2.5% of the transaction value.
10 cent listing fee until further notice. Customer service
24/7 Toll-free in U.S. and Canada: (800)201-7575
Listings, currently guesstimated at approximately 400,000
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Golds Auction has free basic listings through Feb. They are also still
giving away free listing enhancement features for landmark auctions.
Approx 10104 auctions listed now, and 329891 Auctions since 6/20/99
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OAUA Online Auction User Association, Join today!
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X.Com, the internet bank, is ending their special offer tomorrow. 18
Feb. They were offering a $20.00 sign up fee, and a $10. referral fee.
This is from their site   QUOTE The first program, the $20 sign-up
bonus for new members, will be discontinued as of the end of the day on
Friday, February 18. The second program, the Refer-a-Friend program,
will continue beyond that date, but is also a limited-time program that
may be modified or discontinued
in the future. If you are referring friends to X.com, please be aware
that the $20 sign-up bonus will not be paid after February 18. If you
are communicating with friends regarding X.com, please note this change.
However, you will continue to receive a $10 referral bonus while the
referral program remains in effect. ENDQUOTE
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