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TAGnotes Sat 16 Sep 2000 Vol 2 Number 134 Issue 216

The Auction Guild Notes for Saturday 16 Sep 2000
*******VOTE******* VOTE******* VOTE********
The Million Auction March wants to move you to VOTE.
List your items on V enues O ther T han E bay
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 continues to have site problems. They reported on 15 Sep
12:41:08 PT that they were experiencing slowness with Mister Lister.
Members may experience a delay between the time their items are
submitted and the time they are available to commit to the site.
On 15 Sep 16:24:20 PT users reported that cgi6 was malfunctioning.
At 22:38:46 PT cgi3 started to throw messages that - The page cannot
be displayed The page you are looking for is currently unavailable. The
Web site might be experiencing technical difficulties, or you may need
to adjust your browser settings. Reports of fake items started showing
up in Sellers Lists. My ebaY showed the correct listings. The fake
items showed an item number that had all zeroes, the bid prices were all
0.00. The reports started at15:45 PT and continued to be reported until
19:00PT. One 16 Sep at 07:23:22 PT search was throwing functionality
not working messages. Problems with Mister Lister continued to be
reported. Other that the one post about Mister Lister, ebaY did not
acknowledge or report on any of the problems.
See http://www.auctionguild.com website for info on requesting
refunds on the ebaY Contact Info page.

ebaY has added new categories and moved others. There are new
individual Category homes for Books, Movies, Music, Coins and
Stamps. Music Memorabilia, Musical Instruments, Printed, Recorded
(the renamed Music category) as well as the addition of Instructional
to the existing Piano Rolls, Records, Sheet Music and Tapes
Categories were reorganized. In Coins, Currency: US and
Currency: World to Paper Money: US and Paper Money: World
respectively have been renamed. The first five of fifteen new
Category Index Pages are at
There have been some changes made to Jewelry, Gemstones
Category; some additions to Pottery & Glass; and some key
changes to the Sports Category to add Basketball: NCAA and
Wrestling: Vintage to Memorabilia and Paintball to Sporting
Goods. To change the category of your item, go to
To send input about categories go to


ebaY has changed the scheduled maintenance for Billpoint, from
Friday 22:00 PT to 02:00 PT, to Saturday 16 Sep from 22:00 PT
to 02:00 PT Sunday morning. This scheduled maintenance impacts
all functions for Billpoint, including registration, invoicing,
transaction processing and customer inquiries.

ebaY Contact Information and Toll Free Phone Numbers and
instructions for requesting refunds can now be found on the
TAG website http://www.auctionguild.com/generic.html;$sessionid$

Approx 5.3 million current listing
There is a discrepancy of 300,000 items between ebaYs numbers and
those posted on MedVed
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Yahoo Auctions 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.
13 Sep actual count 2.32 million. http://auctions.yahoo.com/
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Amazon Auctions It appears that Service Co. is no longer directly
placing closeout merchandise on Amazon. They no longer are
appearing on the front page of the auction site.
Basic site information http://www.auctionguild.com
Go to OAI Site Basic Details from left side toolbar.
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PayPal TAG is still waiting to hear from the PayPal rep. So far
we haven't been able to make contact, though emails have been
exchanged. Check these links to the original PayPal agreement

There was also a report on the ebaY emergency contact board
about a users PayPal account having a restriction placed on it for
administrative reasons. According to PayPal a user with a
restricted account, may not send, request or withdraw money.
You may also not add funds electronically or close your account.
We will try to get info from PayPal as to why and how this can
happen, and what procedure to follow.
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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 - Fundraising continues 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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If you would like an Auction House or Service Provider added to
this list, please email us at tag@theauctionguild.com
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