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TAGnotes Tues 4 Jul 2000 Vol 2 Number 98 Issue 180

From: The Auction Guild <tagn-@theauctionguild.com>
Date: Wed Jul 5, 2000 2:47am
Subject: TAGnotes Tues 4 Jul 2000 Vol 2 Number 98 Issue 180

The Auction Guild Notes for Tuesday 4 July 2000
Help develop alternatives in the OAI. For more information go to
If you have any information, ideas or suggestions please
email us at tagn-@t...
Happy 4th of July
eBay had a major outage beginning at 23:37 PT Sun 2 July. The
main database server was unavailable until 02:29 PT Mon 3 July.
All problems were fixed and reported so at 02:46:08 PT on 3 Jul.
All listings that were scheduled to end between 23:37 PT Sun
2 July and 03:00 PT Mon 3 July were extended 24 hours from
their scheduled ending time. These extensions occurred automatically.

eBay is beta testing allowing eBay users to buy banner ads
to run on eBay and link visitors to your About Me page, at a
discount from the standard advertising rates Cost per thousand
banner impressions (CPM)
25,000 ads for $250 ($10 CPM)
50,000 ads for $475 ($9.50 CPM)
100,000 ads for $925 ($9.25 CPM)
200,000 ads for $1,800 ($9.00 CPM)
To participate you need to be a registered user with an About Me
page, or create your own About Me page, Have an ad banner
468 pixels wide by 60 pixels high.
To find out more contact user-@e... include
your name and user ID. We have contacted eBay for full
requirements and will update the info as soon as we receive it.

There is also a reminder on the announcement board (AB)
that UK eBay listings as of today 4 Jul will be subject to a
listing fee. For more info on the fee structure go to
If you have any questions relating to the listing fees contact

Approx 4.17 million current listing
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Yahoo Auctions basic information http://www.auctionguild.com/
Go to OAI Site Basic Details from left side toolbar.
Last known count as of 13:00 21 Jun 1.95 mil
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Amazon Auctions is working on a new site navigation system

Sellers guide http://s1.amazon.com/exec/varzea/ts/help/list-an-item
Buyers guide   http://s1.amazon.com/exec/varzea/ts/help/

Listings based on a combination of actual counts
in 12 of 19 categories and extrapolated counts in 7 of 19 categories
as of 26 June currently approx 873327 listings. Total ACTUAL
number of items with at least one bid as of 4 Jul 10721
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OldandSold.Com has added a wish list function. They are featuring
Staffordshire Dogs this month. Listing and selling is free.
Currently 582 auctions 31 items with bids
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OnlineAuction.Com has 5 different auction formats, listing fees are
$0.25 to $9.99 = $0.25; $10.00 to $24.99 = $0.50;
$25.00 to $49.99 = $1.00; $50.00 and over = $2.00
No minimum / No reserve = $0.25
Final Value Fees are
For each $10 in sales, the Sale Commission Fee is $0.25
For each $100 in Sales, the Sale Commission Fee is $2.50
For each $1000 in sales, the Sale Commission Fee is $25.00
Additional fees can be found here -
Approx 3809 auction currently running
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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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this list, please email us at tagn-@t...
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