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TAGnotes Mon 4 Sep 2000 Vol 2 Number 129 Issue 211

From: The Auction Guild <tagn-@theauctionguild.com>
Date: Tue Sep 5, 2000 3:43am
Subject: TAGnotes Mon 4 Sep 2000 Vol 2 Number 129 Issue 211

The Auction Guild Notes for Monday 4 Sep 2000
TAGnotes is now mirrored on TOPICA. Tomorrow 5 Sep we are
sending out a test message to all our users through TOPICA and
we hope you will bear with us as we work out any problems with
this new list service. If you receive a message and have a WEB
only subscription, please let us know so that we can fix it. If you
are supposed to receive the email messages, and don't get a Topica
test message on 5 Sep, please let us know also. We are transferring
the TAGnotes archive, and though you will not get the archives
emailed to you they will show up in your message folder as unread,
if you go to the TOPICA site.
If you have any comments, questions, information, ideas or
suggestions please email us at tagn-@t...
eBay continues to experience problems with site outages and
intermittent nonavailability of services. From approx 2300PT on 3Sep
and continuing most of 4 Sep, users reported problems with accessing
their auctions. On 4 Sep at 01:57:13 ebaY reported that they were
experiencing delays in posting new images to the gallery. Users
reported on 4Sep at 08:03PT that Item pages down and they were
getting connection reset and network error messages. The pages
started to appear again at 08:21, but then intermittent problems were
again reported by users starting at 08:27PT. The site appears to have
been working for several hours with only occasional intermittent
glitches, but complaints started again 17:41:21PT, and continued
on a very intermittent basis as of this printing. ebaY reported on
4Sep at 08:29:21PT that there were periods of slowness or
intermittent availability for View Items beginning at about
07:45 PT and reported at 09:06:33PT that the problems were resolved,
as of 08:30 PT, in contrast to what users reported. There were also
continuing problems with description search. Title search was updated
to within approx one hour of listing, but description search was
running approx 18 hours behind, and had been running 20 hours

If you feel your auctions were negatively
impacted by these various malfunctions, 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's phone system access number 1-888-749-3229

Approx 4.78 million current listing
Discrepancies are starting to show up between the counts on the ebaY
Browse page, where TAG gets its totals from, and those being reported
by MedVed. Usually these numbers correlate closely, but in the past
few days these numbers have been varying from 20,000 to 100,000
fewer items listed as compared to ebaYs higher numbers.
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Yahoo Auctions new selling procedures

A TAG subscriber has brought a fact to light that we find very
puzzling. Yahoo will not accept its own pay system, PayDirect to
pay for its special feature fees. TAG hopes they revise this policy
very soon, as the very credibility of the system might be negatively
impacted by this nonacceptance.

Basic site information http://www.auctionguild.com
Go to OAI Site Basic Details from left side toolbar.
30 Aug actual count 2.3 million auctions with an additional 217693
in the Yahoo Business Marketplace. For all category counts for
Yahoo and eBay go to http://www.dtmagazine.com/auctioncounts.html
* * * * *
Amazon Auctions has a new privacy policy that can be found at
This is actually easy to read and understand and provides links to
examples of what kind of info is collected, and explains the
circumstances for its use. There are also links to sites that can
provide more anonymous surfing and cookie controls. You can
adjust your preferences at http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/
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
* * * * *
eHammer a general venue only, online auction site currently has
several features not generally available elsewhere including
Auction Halls, and classified ads.   
.25, .50, 1.00, 2.00 listing fees based on starting price and a 2.5%
final value fee. They also have a range of special features. All fees
can be found at   http://www.ehammer.com/rates.htm
Approx 1930 current listings A random spotcheck shows a bid rate
of 10 to 15 percent. http://www.ehammer.com
* * * * *
OAUA VOTING is now taking place for board members.
Members go here to vote   http://www.auctionusers.org/vote/
The September Newsletter is out and can be found at
It contains links to the anniversary contest and prizes and several
informational articles. For first anniversary celebrations go to
JOIN the OAUA today. http://www.oaua.com
* * * * *
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 would like an Auction House or Service Provider added to
this list, please email us at tagn-@t...
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