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TAGnotes Thu 24 Aug 2000 Vol 2 Number 126 Issue 208

From: The Auction Guild <tagn-@theauctionguild.com>
Date: Fri Aug 25, 2000 3:47am
Subject: TAGnotes Thu 24 Aug 2000 Vol 2 Number 126 Issue 208

The Auction Guild Notes for Thursday 24 Aug 2000
The Million Auction March wants to move you to VOTE.
For more information go to http://www.millionauctionmarch.com
New Auction Houses, Sales Venues and Service Providers are
joining daily. All are offering incentives and specials to the OAI.
If you have any information, ideas or suggestions please
email us at tagn-@t...
eBay has had problems with search and login cookies all day 24 Aug.
The login problems started last night at 22:28:02 PT 23 Aug and
continued throughout the day. Search went down at 14:30:58 PT,
and problems with item pages coming up were also reported on
the eBay and other OAI boards. The search problems continued
intermittently until 19:59:25 PT. There were also intermittent
problems with listing and relisting. eBay did not report these
problems on the AB. If you feel your auctions were negatively
impacted by the malfunctioning of search, request refunds from
the form at http://cgi3.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?
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

eBay will be down from 01:00 PT and 05:00 PT for regularly
scheduled maintenance on Fri 25 Aug between 01:00 PT and
05:00 PT .

eBay reported at 12:30:08 that a major communication link between
San Jose CA and NY NY was down and preventing European users
from accessing eBay. eBay reported the problem fixed at 17:33:27 PT.

Completed Search has not been updated since Sat 19 Aug. eBay is
aware of the problem and hopes to fix it today. Once fixed it will
take an additional 2-3 days for completed search to catch-up and
become current.   eBay users have been waiting for over a year for
the promised return of 30 day completed search. The current
completed search covers 15 days at best.

eBay is planning on opening an eBay France site. They expect the
French site to start in the fourth quarter, and an Italian site to
follow soon after. They are hoping eBay or someone will be able to
create some translation software effective enough to facilitate sales
between American/English speakers with sites using other languages.

eBay has added the electronic check payment option to the Sell
Your Item form and View Item pages. Sellers are charged 35 cents
per transaction. Payment is guaranteed once you get the okay to
ship confirmation. To view the changes to the Sell Your Item
form, go to
For sellers info on electronic checks go to
For buyers info about paying with electronic checks go to

Approx 4.82 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.
24 Aug extrapolated count 2.76 million auctions
with an additional 216424 in the Yahoo Business Marketplace.
To see category totals for Yahoo and eBay go to
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Amazon Auctions - Heritage Numismatics has joined Amazon
Auctions. Basic site information http://www.auctionguild.com
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    The bid numbers might be low because
they might not reflect take it auctions   http://www.amazon.com
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OAUA is celebrating their 1 year anniversary starting 1 Sep.
Celebrations are planned with contest and prizes, so keep your eye
on the OAUA web site for details. Contest and prizes can be found at

Keep current on issues important to OAI users. Be part
of setting the industry standard for excellence. Board elections
are taking place in Sep, read about the candidates and keep up
to date on the agenda and issues to be voted on at -
JOIN the OAUA today. http://www.oaua.com
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