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TAGnotes Fri 24 Mar 2000 Vol 2 Number 48 Issue 130

From: The Auction Guild <tagn-@theauctionguild.com>
Date: Sat Mar 25, 2000 7:40am
Subject: TAGnotes Fri 24 Mar 2000 Vol 2 Number 48 Issue 130

The Auction Guild Notes for Friday 24 Mar 2000
We have had several subscribers contact us about the Online
Auction Tools comparison report. We apologize for the delay,
but there was more work involved in this report than we realized.
We hope to have the report out in the near future, but can't yet
predict a date for completion, but we will keep you posted.
eBay on 23 Mar had difficulties with the feedback forum,
including viewing feedback profiles and leaving feedback comments.
They were also experiencing unavailability of some parts of the
system, including registration and listing an item for sale. eBay
reported the start of problems at 19:12 PT. At 21:03PT they reported
title search, category listing pages, and most importantly, bidding,
were no longer affected. At 21:14 they reported all areas fixed.
There were comments on the chat boards that normal access to the
site was completely out, intermittently.

In an attempt to generate some business i-Escrow is offering its
online escrow services for free to eBay users. This free offer is
for a limited time only and applies to transactions under $1000.
i-Escrow has also reduced their other prices. For more info
We recommend that i-Escrow be used with caution. There have
been repeated posts on the OAI chat boards about problems with
i-Escrow, particularly when buyers defraud sellers.

eBay says it has revamped the item page for great collections
though we don't see any significant changes.

eBay appears to be banning recalled items. They have posted
guidelines to ensure you are not buying or selling an item that may
be the subject of a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission(CPSC)
recall. http://pages.ebay.com/help/community/png-recalled.html
For USCPSC info http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prerel.html

Listings, currently approx 4.48 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
Questions? Find answers in their auction help section
Approx 1.86 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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AuctionWatch is holding a daily competition to promote their
listing and counter tools. Use My AuctionWatch, compete each day
for $1,000. The user who scores the most points at the end of the
day (a day being midnight to midnight, PST) wins $1,000. For every
auction that is launched through My Auction Watch, you will get one
point, and for every set of bulk counters you attach, you will get
one point per counter (bulk counters will not attach to auctions
that already have counters attached to them) The contest ends 28Apr
2000. http://wsacp.auctionwatch.com/login.html?ret=%2Fmy%2Facp%2F
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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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