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TAGnotes Tue 15 Aug 2000 Vol 2 Number 120 Issue 202

From: The Auction Guild <tagn-@theauctionguild.com>
Date: Wed Aug 16, 2000 3:32am
Subject: TAGnotes Tue 15 Aug 2000 Vol 2 Number 120 Issue 202

The Auction Guild Notes for Tuesday 15 Aug 2000
OAI Sellers AND Buyers - Add diversity to the Online Auction
Industry - VOTE. For more information go to
If you have any information, ideas or suggestions please
email us at tagn-@t...
In an interesting ruling U.S. District Judge Harry Hupp denied an
injunction by Ticketmaster Online (TO), to stop Ticket.Com from
harvesting and using information from the TO site. The judge
said that TO can't exclude Tickets.com from using TO's ticket
info on the price, time, date, and place of events. Tickets.com
sells tickets through its Web site, and provides info on where
to buy tickets from other sources. Tickets.com uses spiders to
harvest the info from the TO site. Judge Hupp's decision is in what
appears to be direct conflict with a ruling in May by U.S. District
Judge Ronald Whyte giving eBay a preliminary injunction to stop
Bidder's Edge from using a meta search engine on eBay's auction
listings. Sources for this report are CNET and Bloomberg
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eBay started having intermittent outages reported at 08:54PT
15 Aug, on the OAI boards. My eBay was down as was seller and
item pages. These glitches appeared to last until 09:18 PT. At
approx 19:00PT, users reported intermittent problems with
listing and accessing My ebaY. Search was reported as working but
very slowly. These problems were intermittently present for about
one hour.
If you feel your auctions were negatively impacted by these problems
request refunds from the form at
Send -
* The item number(s) of the ended auction(s)
* The specific fee(s) charged for them
* Your seller's email address or User ID
* The phrase, GIVE CREDIT in the Subject line
This can also be accessed from
If they deny credit DO NOT GIVE UP. Continue to send credit
requests, and also email supp-@e.... It has taken some
folks a dozen requests to get the refunds, but they DID get them.

For eBay outage times 20 Jul - 11 Aug go to

eBay has been notified by several users about a SPAM message
that asks users to click onto a feature called SmartBrowse. This
SmartBrowse is reported to contain a serious virus. This is NOT
an email from eBay, it is a fake. Do not open it, delete it.
Practice safe trading habits -
1. Do not give out your credit card information via email or
a pop up screen.
2. Do not give out your password and change your password on
a regular basis. To change your eBay password, go to:

Approx 4.58 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 1.94 mil
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Amazon Auctions Is working on the tabbing organization on
their site. To see the proposed changes go to
To provide input of comments send an to
It appears to TAG that Auctions are being relegated
to the directory section, out of sight and probably soon to be
out of mind.
Basic site information
Go to OAI Site Basic Details from left side toolbar.
Listings total 850254 (probably inflated by approx 2% due to listings
appearing in multiple category totals) 6 categories Extrapolated,
13 Actual, 11972 with bids    http://www.amazon.com
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OAUA Keep current on issues important to OAI users. Be part
of setting the industry standard for excellence. Board elections
taking place in Sep, read about the candidates.
JOIN the OAUA today. http://www.oaua.com
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