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TAGnotes Mon 6 Mar 2000 Vol 2 Number 38 Issue 120

From: The Auction Guild <tagn-@theauctionguild.com>
Date: Tue Mar 7, 2000 1:59am
Subject: TAGnotes Mon 6 Mar 2000 Vol 2 Number 38 Issue 120

The Auction Guild Notes for Monday 6 Mar 2000
http://www.auctionguild.com for links to Online Auction Industry
Auction Houses and Service Providers.
eBay has a reminder on the announcement board that unless you
want to receive all the eBay generated commercial mailings,
you MUST go to the preferences page and reset your preferences.
When eBay redid their preference page they set all users to their
default setting, with you agreeing to get all the email and offers.
It can take up to 14 days for your changes to take affect. As a
result of the default settings, you will get:
Listing confirmations, bid notices, outbid notices, users agreement
changes, privacy policy changes, special promotions offers and events,
eBay product surveys, eBay customer support surveys, telemarketing
and direct mail. http://pages.ebay.com/services/myebay/optin-login.html

Smart search is live as of today 16 Mar.

There are some glitches in the newly implemented feedback system.
There is a new interface that allows multiple comments to be submitted
at once. You can find a list of all transactions for which you have
not left feedback in the past 60 days by going to:
Included on this list are auctions where the reserve was not met, or
where suspended users are included, even though they don't qualify
for transactional feedback. eBay is working on fixing this, and expect
to have it fixed in approximately one week. The old form for leaving
feedback is available by using the link "Click here to leave feedback
for an item older than 60 days" on the bottom of the new feedback
page. eBay is currently experiencing issues with the feedback forum
that are resulting in slowness when accessing the feedback forum,
including viewing feedback and leaving comments.

eBay is changing SafeHarbor in mid March, as they feel updating
SafeHarbor is long overdue. They are moving the SafeHarbor
information to the Help area. Information will be arranged in a new
Help section called Rules & Safety, which replaces the current
Community Standards. Rules and safety was chosen because many
new users don't know what SafeHarbor means. Users will be able to
find links to the Rules and Safety area from the bottom of every page,
now named Rules & Safety (SafeHarbor). To preview the new
Rules & Safety pages go to:
Comments or suggestions are welcome, email sugg-@e...
with "Rules & Safety" in the subject heading.

At approximately 19:00 PT eBay experienced problems with listing
new items, using My eBay, viewing Feedback and leaving Feedback
comments. These problems were resolved at approx 20:00 PT.

The new advertising policy is in effect NOW. Insure your auctions
don't get cancelled because of an advertising rule violation.
For the new ad policy information
And the FAQ http://pages.ebay.com/help/community/png-adsfaq.html

Listings, currently approx 4.08 mil
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Yahoo Auctions has a St Patrick's day special page.
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 1.78 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 9368 auctions listed now, and 351872 Auctions since 6/20/99
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OAUA membership is still free! Join NOW!!!
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