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TAGnotes Tue 12 Sep 2000 Vol 2 Number 132 Issue 214

The Auction Guild Notes for Tuesday 12 Sep 2000
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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-@theauctionguild.com
ebaY is considering removing the Adult section from the site.
Rumors started circulating on the boards after ebaY consulted with
a focus group about the matter. Ka-@ebay.com posted on the DNF
board that she knew there was a focus group on this, but had been
unable to attend, so could not tell if any decisions were made. She said
that generally focus groups are intended to take input so that decisions
can be finalized, and that she would see what information was available.

ebaY is announcing on Wednesday 13 Sep, an agreement they have
signed with Andale, an auction management company that recently
purchased Honesty.Com the largest auction counter provider on ebaY.
News.Com reported that ebaY was making an exclusive agreement
with Andale that makes it the sole international provider of specific
auction management services to eBay's sellers.   

ebaY Contact Information and Toll Free Phone Numbers can now be
found on the TAG website
ebaY has not yet decided if they will give out address and phone
number information in the end of auction notices. The message
that this was NOT a good thing to do was made to ebaY, but it
is not yet known what effect this input will have on ebaYs decision.

Approx 4.92 million current listing
Differences between the MedVed numbers and ebaYs are once again
back in line. Counts are back to their normal 5-10 thousand
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Yahoo Auctions on 13 Sep will institute a new policy of a one time
credit card verification for all bidders, including users who have
bid on Yahoo auctions in the past. They already require credit card
verification for all sellers. Your credit card will not be charged.

Yahoo has improved its site map. This is now a much more valuable
tool for navigating the site.

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 go to http://www.dtmagazine.com/auctioncounts.html
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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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PayPal has caused themselves a major negative publicity flap.
PayPal is now requiring ALL sellers, no matter how small, to
sign up for fee based accounts. Though fees are modest, they still
violate two promises made by PayPal. The first broken promise
was the payment tool would ALWAYS be free. The second broken
promise was that no one would be forced into upgrading their
accounts. Until PayPal makes good on these promises, their
credibility is at risk.

When you go to the PayPal site, do NOT click on an upgrade logo
unless you are POSITIVE you want to change your account. These
logos are programmed to take effect immediately, you do not get a
chance to back out or change your mind.

The Terms of Use agreement was also upgraded effective 11 Sep 00,
so TAG strongly recommends that you read it.
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OAUA first anniversary celebrations can be found at
JOIN the OAUA today. http://www.oaua.com
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Fire Harms OAI Family - Can YOU help?
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

The PayPal address for donations to the family is
gram-@yahoo.com which goes directly to the Perkin's family payPal
account, or you can send a check to the addresses on the website.
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