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TAGnotes Sun 10 Sep 2000 Vol 2 Number 131 Issue 213

From: The Auction Guild <tagn-@theauctionguild.com>
Date: Mon Sep 11, 2000 2:07am
Subject: TAGnotes Sun 10 Sep 2000 Vol 2 Number 131 Issue 213

The Auction Guild Notes for Sunday 10 Sep 2000
*******VOTE******* VOTE******* VOTE********
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 comments, questions, information, ideas or
suggestions please email us at tagn-@t...
ebaY continues to have problems with intermittent problems. On
8 Sep 03:29:00 PT ebaY reported that completed search was
unavailable. This prevented users from viewing their recently
closed auctions, making it impossible for them to get the
information to contact their bidders. My ebaY was reported at
8 Sep 03:51:53 PT as being intermittently available. ebaY later
reported that both completed search and My ebaY were down
from 03:00 PT until 04:20 PT. Users continued to report on the
OAI boards that the problems had not gone away, including problems
with relisting, the deadbeat claims page, cgi5 and 6. At
09:36:25 PT ebaY reported that ebaY bidder search, My ebaY, and
the feedback forum were not working between 06:00 PT and 09:15 PT.   
Users reported the problems resolved at 11:45 PT 8 Sep. On 8 Sep at
19:45:03 PT users reported Connection Reset By Peer messages,
and list, search and view items down. At 07:02:26 PT Mister
Lister stopped working and was reported by ebaY at 18:59:17 PT.
ebaY reported these fixed at 17:31:59 on 9 Sep. At 10:22:18 PT
on 9 Sep, Users reported reset messages and cgi 5 and 6 were down,
preventing bidding on items. Service was restored by 10:43. At
11:21:29 users reported that cgi2 and 3 were down again. This
outage only lasted a few minutes.

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
the changes we will be implementing:

There are problems with Billpoint and Non US buyers. The Instant
Purchase feature is only available to U.S. buyers. If a seller listed
an item with Instant Purchase and wishes to sell it to a non-U.S.
buyer, they have to cancel the Instant Purchase invoice and reissue
another standard Billpoint invoice. Some buyers are having this
looping problem, even after the seller sends a traditional Billpoint
invoice. ebaY is aware of and are working on this re-occurring

ebaYs is implementing its new special features during Sep. The
features are Highlight, Featured Plus! and Feature in Search.
For more information on these changes to the optional seller
features, go to URL: http://pages.ebay.com/preview/seller.html.

ebaY Contact Information can now be found on the TAG website

Approx 5.1 million current listing
Differences between the MedVed numbers and ebaYs number are
approaching 100,000 listings - a very large discrepancy.
* * * * *
Yahoo Auctions new selling procedures

Basic site information http://www.auctionguild.com
Go to OAI Site Basic Details from left side toolbar.
6 Sep actual count 2.4 million. For all category counts for Yahoo
and eBay
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Amazon Auctions
Basic site information http://www.auctionguild.com
Go to OAI Site Basic Details from left side toolbar.
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ToBuyTwo the auction site for children's clothing, especially
multiples. 10 cent basic listing and FREE T-shirt for all
registered users who complete a 10 question survey. They have added
Message Boards for the exchange of info about the auction site
itself, user needs or wants and info and advice. www.tobuytwo.com
* * * * *
OAUA first anniversary celebrations can be found at
JOIN the OAUA today. http://www.oaua.com
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Fire Harms OAI Family - This family had a fire in which they lost
their house, and one of their children was severely burned and
injured. OAI folks have started a fund for them and all help
would be appreciated. Link to the fundraising/prayer/well wishes site
Link to thread on ebaY
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this list, please email us at tagn-@t...
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