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TAGnotes Tue 12 Oct 1999 Vol 1 Number 28

From:   <tagn-@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx>
Date: Wed Oct 13, 1999 1:03am
Subject: TAGnotes Tuesday 12 Oct 1999 Vol 1 Number 28

The Auction Guild Notes for Tuesday 12 Oct 1999
eBay – Is reviewing what it call its Trust and Safety policies.
They are looking at areas including Non-paying bidders,
User Identification, and Feedback, and are looking at ways to
make these safer, fairer, and more useful. They will be bringing
these areas up for discussion when they fee it is useful through
Public Forums on their boards, emails, and customer research.
TAGnotes will publish times and dates for these events when possible

The Alcohol and Tobacco ban goes into effect on Wednesday 13 Oct.

The system was experiencing some glitches and some features were only
working intermittently or not at all for a couple of hours (1900-2100
PT)but all seems to be running smoothly since.

Go Local is up and running and listings can be regionalized.
Standard search allows sorting by region.

Still no response to email for clarification on Article 7 sent 2 Oct.
Sent a second message 11 Oct, no response to either as of yet.

Skippy is going to tell Halloween tales in the eBay Cafe Thursday nights
Oct.14, 21, and 28 at 8pm PST.
* * *
Gold's- Nothing new since TAGnotes Vol 1 Number 22
Free listings in October, on-going list a thon and chances to earn
free featured auctions and account credits.
* * *
Amazon – Dreamworks American Beauty Auction starts 15 Oct.
10cent listings until 31Dec99, free crosslinks to books or retail
items, Pro merchant discounts, bulk lister tool, zShops.
24/7 customer service with any questions - Toll-free in U.S. and
Canada:(800) 201-7575
* * *
Yahoo- No change since TAGnotes Vol 1 Number 13, sent another
message to them. Gave the Yahoo listing page a thorough look. It is
very user friendly and is running a very close second to Golds listing
page for ease of use. It also has many more options than most listing
pages, allowing the seller a much greater degree of control over most
aspects of the auction. Definitely worth a tryout, even if just to give
ideas for suggestions to make to your favorite auction site as to
changes they should make.
* * *
Boxlot – Collectibles.Com is holding an entertainment memorabilia
auction until 16 Oct 99 3:00 – 3:15 PT 500 lots – Marilyn Monroe etc.
Current free digital camera selectees by user ID must
respond by midnight Left Coast time (PDT) of day next to name-
123PIP 12 Oct     DEEKEM 13 Oct     HBILADY 14 Oct
Contest has been extended to 31 Oct 99.
* * *
Auctions.Com- Has replaced Auction Universe
* * *
Honesty.Com – Is in the final phases of testing their new site and new
auction tools. No update from Scott@Honesty since 30 Sep as to when
The new site launch will take place.
* * *
Auction Watch- Is running a user meta search engine survey. Their
Universal search engine is available for use in beta test mode.
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If you would like an Auction House or Service Provider added to this
list, please email us at tag@f... or TheAuction-@onelist.com.
If you have any info you would like to have added to this list,
email us at tag@f... or TheAuction-@onelist.com.
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