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TAGnotes Thu 23 Mar 2000 Vol 2 Number 47 Issue 129

From: The Auction Guild <tagn-@theauctionguild.com>
Date: Thu Mar 23, 2000 10:00pm
Subject: TAGnotes Thu 23 Mar 2000 Vol 2 Number 47 Issue 129

The Auction Guild Notes for Thursday 23 Mar 2000
http://www.auctionguild.com for links to Online Auction Industry
Auction Houses and Service Providers.
eBay will be unavailable on Friday morning, 24 Mar, between
01:00 PT and 05:00 PT for regularly scheduled maintenance.

eBay is changing the Dutch Auction bidding process to make it easier
for buyers to understand when they must increase a bid to win an
item. Instead of having the opening bid the same as the minimum bid,
if all the items in a Dutch Auction have been bid on, a bid increment
box will show in the bid box automatically telling the bidder that
they must bid more than the opening bid price. This change goes into
effect today. All other aspects of the Dutch Auction format remain
the same. For more information on the Dutch Auction format, go to

eBay continues to have trouble with their MisterLister upload utility.
There may be difficulties uploading and submitting collections
through Mister Lister during prime listing hours, usually between
16:00 PT and 21:00 PT. They recommend you do your uploads earlier in
the day. Your items will reside in the Review Collections area
for up to 2 weeks where you can approve them at any time.
Engineering is trying to come up with ways to fix this reoccurring

eBay today launched another feedback forum solution. Users who
elect to make their Feedback Profile private will have their Feedback
Rating replaced by the word `private'. Details on their Feedback
Profile are still available by clicking on the word `private'. This
will stay in place for as long as the user keeps their Feedback
private. Feedback Revisions and information can be found at

Listings, currently approx 4.43 mil
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Yahoo Auctions Business to Business links http://b2b.yahoo.com/
quick tour http://b2b.yahoo.com/html/b2btutorial1.html
Business to Business help http://help.yahoo.com/help/b2b
Category list is at: http://b2b.yahoo.com/us/0-all.html

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 http://help.yahoo.com/help/auctions/
Approx 1.87 million auctions currently running
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Amazon Auctions Amazon.Com Outlet
Interested in being a Dollar Deals seller? Contact
Seller page at seller--@a...
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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AuctionRover is holding a Seller Appreciation Day in a one-day
event on Sun, 26 Mar, 2000. All insertion fees charged to any
seller's auctions posted on eBay through AuctionRover will be
refunded by AR. There are no limits. Refund is for eBay fees
only. Only basic insertion fees up to $2 each will be paid.
They will also pay insertion fees in Dutch Auctions up to $2.
Auctions must post on March 26th. You may schedule your auctions
in advance with AuctionManager to post on March 26th. Refund check
for insertion fees ONLY will be sent to the Sellers address in
Account Info within four to six weeks. Seller Appreciation Day
runs from 12:00 am to 11:59 pm EST on March 26th. For more info
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OAUA membership is still free! Join NOW!!! Take a look at
their educational material accessible to the general public
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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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