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TAGnotes Mon 5 Jun 2000 Vol 2 Number 86 Issue 168

From: The Auction Guild <tagn-@theauctionguild.com>
Date: Tue Jun 6, 2000 2:38am
Subject: TAGnotes Mon 5 Jun 2000 Vol 2 Number 86 Issue 168

The Auction Guild Notes for Monday 5 June 2000
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eBay despite posting that they would stop directing linked banner
ads to compete with eBay sellers, continues to do so. We have
queried this with eBay and await their response. In another move
away from person to person trading, a long time eBay power
seller shippingsupply.com was contacted today by eBay rep
Bob Hedler who wanted to know how they would feel if eBay
sold a 4 to 5 million dollar advertising contract to someone
like Staples, and provided direct competition to this seller. The
seller told eBay that they would be probably be put out of
business by such competition. The seller asked why ebay was
not paying attention to the communities reaction to the
advertising banners, and why eBay was not promoting eBays
sellers rather than going outside eBay to bring in banner ads that
take people away from eBay. Mr Hedler said they could get
money from the big boys to pay for eBays advertising. The
seller wanted to know to what end? If all eBay was doing was
bringing buyers to the site so they could click on banner ads
that took them away from eBay, how do the sellers gain anything?

One idea to combat these banner ads is to write to the advertisers,
object to their ads on eBay, and say that not only are you not
going to buy a single products from them as long as they have
banners on eBay, but are going to email all your friends and post
about it on all the boards you post to.

Some of the icons and links on the eBay home page and the
category index pages were not displaying correctly today
for a couple of hours due to broken icon/image links.

Listings, approx 4.6 mil current
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Yahoo Auctions Post your views about changes or glitches at
Keep track of What's New at Yahoo Auctions
To see the base information and latest offers use
this link – http://www.auctionguild.com/generic.html;
Approx 1.98 million auctions currently running
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Amazon Auctions On or soon after 1 July 2000, the terms of the Pro
Merchant Subscription will change. A Pro Merchant Subscription
will entitle merchants to have as many as 5,000 listings, up from
the current 3,000 listings, open at any time in Auctions and/or
zShops and will cost $39.99 per month. Merchants will need a
Pro Merchant Subscription to list in zShops, as the option to list
individual items for 10 cents each will be available in Auctions

To see the base information and latest offers
use this link http://www.auctionguild.com/generic.html;

Listings based on a combination of actual counts in 13 of 19
categories and extrapolated counts in 6 of 19 categories
as of 3 June 916,277
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Golds Auction To celebrate their one year anniversary, Golds has
extended their free basic listings through the month of June.
Approx 10,217 Current Auctions
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GoToAuctions.Com (formerly AuctionRover.Com) is going to
be down for maintenance on Tues 6 June between 0400 and
Current auctions on eBay approx 467
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OAUA keep current on the Banner ad issues and other issues
important to OAI users. JOIN the OAUA today.
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