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TAGnotes Tue 1 Aug 2000 Vol 2 Number 113 Issue 195

From: The Auction Guild <tagn-@theauctionguild.com>
Date: Wed Aug 2, 2000 1:30am
Subject: TAGnotes Tue 1 Aug 2000 Vol 2 Number 113 Issue 195

The Auction Guild Notes for Tuesday 1 Aug 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 has changed its policy on sale of collectible credit cards.
They now require the card to be expired for at least 10 years. eBay
is implementing this policy because many credit card issuers have
terms and conditions that may restrict the sellers ability to
transfer them to another person. For more info go to

eBay is holding its second session of Bay University. These half
day classes are designed to teach the basics of trading on eBay.
They include photo hosting, basic HTML, and listing improvement.
Experienced buyers and sellers teach classes. eBay University
will be held on Sat 12 Aug, in Phoenix, Arizona.
For details go to http://pages.ebay.com/university/

After considering the feedback from the proposed changes in the
Music categories, eBay has updated the recommended listing
changes. These are now
* Create a new Books, Movies, Music: Music Memorabilia
category from the music-related items which currently reside
in Books, Movies, Music: Memorabilia.
* Change the general name Music to Printed, Recorded
* Add a category for Instructional items under Printed, Recorded.
* Move the Sheet Music category from Musical Instruments to
Printed, Recorded.
* Delete the category for Mechanical instruments combine
General into Musical Instruments: General and move Piano
Rolls to Printed, Recorded: Piano Rolls.
* Move the Professional, Studio category from Photo &
Electronics: Consumer Electronics: Audio to Musical Instruments
and rename it to Pro Audio. For details go to
In addition, these changes will be linked off of the "Books,
Music" and "Photo & Electronics" Category Index Pages.
If you have any feedback send email to mus-@e... by
Fri 4 Aug. eBay expects to implement the changes in Sep 2000.

The category listing pages (Current, New Today, Ending Today,
and Going, Going, Gone) on the main eBay and AOL co-branded site
were unavailable from 18:45 PT to 18:55 PT. These pages
are now displaying information as of 16:25:02 PT. If you
feel your auctions were negatively impacted by this system
failure email bill-@e... for a refund.

Approx 4.6 million current listing
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Yahoo Auctions there is interesting thread on AW about sellers
trying and having success on Yahoo Auctions. It is encouraging
to see another site attracting buyers. http://www.auctionwatch.com
/mesg/ read.html?num=18&thread=7888

Basic site information http://www.auctionguild.com
Go to OAI Site Basic Details from left side toolbar.
Current extrapolated listing count 2.11 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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ToBuyTwo is giving away T-shirts to registered users who completes
an online survey. They also run a Multiples of The Month contest
giving winners a Month of Free Basic Listings. Basic listings are
10 cents per auction. http://www.tobuytwo.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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