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TAGnotes Thur 2 Mar 2000 Vol 2 Number 36 Issue 118

From: The Auction Guild <tagn-@theauctionguild.com>
Date: Fri Mar 3, 2000 0:54am
Subject: TAGnotes Thur 2 Mar 2000 Vol 2 Number 36 Issue 118

The Auction Guild Notes for Thursday 2 Mar 2000
http://www.auctionguild.com for links to Online Auction Industry
Auction Houses and Service Providers.
eBay is conducting regularly scheduled maintenance on Fri 3 Mar
from 01:00 PT and 05:00 PT . They are also making changes to the
feedback system through the day, that may result in slowness when
accessing and using the feedback forum. The slowness is expected
to be resolved after the work is completed.
Listings, currently approx 4.2 mil
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Yahoo Auctions are free, no listing or final value fees. The most
seller options in the industry. 24/7 service. Easy listing form,
good auction tools, including pic hosting, for buyers and sellers.
Questions? Find answers in their auction help section
Approx 1.76 million auctions currently running
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Amazon Auction Account and Community Guide
-4416260 This is a well laid out section with useful information.
Amazon also has 10 cent listing for auctions and zShops, No Final
Value Fees through Dec 2000 for sellers using the one click payment
system, WHEN a buyer pays for an auction using One click. The
oneclick charges for each item sold are 2.5% plus 25 cents, AND
increases the insurance coverage on the item from $250. to $1,000.
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 free basic listings end midnight ET 15 March. They are
still giving away free listing enhancement features for landmark
auctions. http://www.goldsauction.com/apps/viewAnnouncements.html
Approx 9407 auctions listed now, and 347469 Auctions since 6/20/99
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Old and Sold Antiques Auction went online in December of 1999.
A small niche site selling higher grade antique and collectibles.
It is an attractive and nicely laid out site, easily navigable.
According to one of their representatives, they average around
2000 hits per day with around 400 unique visitors. They are looking
to attract dealers of quality antiques who are interested in making
their online home at Old And Sold. They want to provide a smaller
community oriented system where the users have input into how the
community of buyers and sellers should work together. The Old and Sold
fees consist of free listings and a 3% final value fee (FVF)on sold
items, with a maximum fee of $30.00. For a limited time Old and Sold is
waiving all FVFs. They offer an interesting feature for the non-
computer savvy, a listing service for a $5.00 fee. The seller can
mail-in a form, and Old and Sold will write and place the auction on
their system. For more information see
A search of their site yielded 165 current auctions, being run by
about a dozen members, 9 of the auctions had bids.
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AuctionWatch continues to have sporadic performance problems.
They will be down for maintenance from 01:00 to 04:00 PT on 3 Mar.
The winner of the $5,000 dollar contest is Layne Poff of Floyd,
Virginia. http://www.auctionwatch.com
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X.Com and PayPal have announced plans for a merger. The combined
company will have an immediate customer base of more than 500,000
users. The current plans are for both companies to maintain their
different services, and to both remain free to their users. In
addition PayPal has announced they will reimburse 100% of charges
made in error to some people using their charge cards to pay for
auctions that the credit card companies erroneously charged as cash
advances. To receive your refund email PayPal at banke-@p...
and include the following information:
1.The date and amount of your original PayPal transaction
2.The amount of any fee you were charged on top of this
3.The type of credit card (e.g. MasterCard or Visa)
4.The name of your credit card issuer.
DO NOT include your credit card number in this email.
They will credit the amount of any fees to your PayPal account in
2-3 days. http://www.x.com/news_paypal.htm

We have signed up with accounts at both PayPal and X.Com, and
tested the system this past week. We transferred money from one
PayPal account to another PayPal account, and the transfer was
practically instantaneous. We then transferred funds from PayPal
to an X.Com account, and that took 4 business days. To finish the
test we transferred money from one X.Com account to another
X.Com account, and that too was nearly instantaneous. All appears
to work just as claimed, and since X.Com is FDIC insured, we feel
the combination of a PayPal AND X.Com Account makes a very
effective payment system. With the merger, plans are in place to
expedite putting a way to receive foreign funds, which will
provide a great advantage to this system. Links to both
are on the http://www.auctionguild.com site.
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If you would like an Auction House or Service Provider added to
this list, please email us at tagn-@t...
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