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TAGnotes Tues 25 Jul 2000 Vol 2 Number 109 Issue 191

From: The Auction Guild <tagn-@theauctionguild.com>
Date: Wed Jul 26, 2000 2:52am
Subject: TAGnotes Tues 25 Jul 2000 Vol 2 Number 109 Issue 191

The Auction Guild Notes for Tuesday 25 July 2000
Try some of the other Online Auction Houses. There are a variety
of options out there in the OAI for Sellers AND Buyers.
For more information go to http://www.millionauctionmarch.com
If you have any information, ideas or suggestions please
email us at tagn-@t...
eBay went down at 13:28:36 PT and reported being back up at
15:41PT on 25 Jul. They were having problems with the eBay
system, including View Item and the Feedback Forum. Though
the ability to bid was affected for over two hours, there were no
auction extensions. If you feel your auctions were negatively
impacted by these problems email bill-@e... to request
a refund.

eBay is changing the Gemstones, Men's and Timepieces
Categories. These changes will go into effect during the second
week of Aug. View the changes from links on the Jewelry,
Gemstones or Collectibles Category Index Pages or go to
They are also planning changes to the Jewelry Categories.
Costume Jewelry and Fine Jewelry will get their own categories.
To preview go to http://pages.ebay.com/help/basics/cat_jewelry.html
If you have suggestions send an email to jewe-@e...
by Mon 31July. Changes are planned to be in place Sep 2000.

There is a very long quarterly message from Meg on the AB. She
starts the message by saying QUOTE As most of you know, eBay's
mission is to help people and small businesses trade practically
anything on earth. ENDQUOTE and from TAG's point of view, goes
on to talk about nothing but all the big businesses eBay
is doing deals with, most to the detriment of the people and small
businesses that make up the "community". eBay claims 15 million
registered users, and a more than 99 percent uptime. TAG would be
very interested in knowing how those figures are calculated since
anecdote makes the first hard to believe, and evidence makes the
second seriously inaccurate. Looking strictly at eBays 24/7 claim
and their regularly scheduled weekly outage, they are up 97.62%,
and that is not counting a single unregularly scheduled maintenance
or an outage.

Approx 4.51 million current listing
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Yahoo Auctions Basic site information http://www.auctionguild.com
Go to OAI Site Basic Details from left side toolbar.
Current extrapolated listing count 2.07 mil
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Amazon Auctions Basic site information
Go to OAI Site Basic Details from left side toolbar.

Listings total 770682 6 categories Extrapolated, 13 Actual,
11245 with bids    http://www.amazon.com
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OAUA is celebrating its one year anniversary starting 1 Sep. Watch
the site for announcement of contests and prizes. Keep current on
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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