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TAGnotes Fri 6 Apr 2001 Vol 3 Number 47 Issue 308

The Auction Guild Notes for Fri 6 Apr 2001
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An ebaY user posted on 6 Apr at 06:58:00 PT that some S.E.Kansas
Road Runner users have had no e-mail service for over 4 days. If
you are doing a transaction with a person subscribed to this service
please be aware they might not be able to contact you.

ebaY continues to divert buyers away from listings on ebaY with
expanded links to Half.com categories on ebaY's Books, Movies,
Music, and Consumer Electronics pages.

ebaY has added a link to what they are calling their Shipping
Education Center. Though primarily an advertisement for UPS, there
is some general shipping information. Subjects touched on are -
Choosing the right box and packing materials; selecting a carrier;
Shipping insurance; Dealing with loss and damages; and Shipping
internationally. This is by no means in depth or comprehensive,
and only mentions the most conventional of purchased and service
provided materials.

There is an article on a security flaw in the ebaY site in relationship
to network users. The gist of it is that though both ebaY and Yahoo
offer a secure log-on page, but to access other services or features on
their sites, you have to log in again and there is no option to log in
securely the second time around. The end result is that, if users are
accessing these services from a shared network segment, their user IDs
and passwords are transmitted across the LAN in clear text. For the
complete commentary go to

TO REQUEST REFUNDS from ebaY go to
Don't take no for an answer, keep requesting until you get them.

Check your HTML before you post your listings,
Go to      http://watson.addy.com/
It will catch all of the common mistakes like unmatched tags.

For sellers who feel they have not had their refunds or other situations
dealt with to your satisfaction, you can file reports with
The Attorney General of California and also in your home state
The Better Business Bureau
The Federal Trade Commission
The Office of Consumer Affair, US Department of Commerce
send email to - Caff-@doc.gov
The FBI's Internet Fraud Units
National Fraud Information Center
eComplaints http://www.ecomplaints.com/

TAG strongly recommends ALL users read the new User and
Privacy Policy Agreements (UA/PP).   Effective 15 May.
For a summary of the revisions to the UA and Privacy Policy, go to:
User Agreement: http://pages.ebay.com/help\basics\uarevision1-faq.html
Privacy Policy: http://pages.ebay.com/help/basics/pprevision1-faq.html
To view the entire revised User Agreement, go to:
To view the enter revised Privacy Policy, go to:

ebaY Contact Information, analog mail and email addresses and
phone numbers, regular and toll free, refund info and insider
trading info go to http://www.auctionguild.com/generic.html?pid=17
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Amazon Auctions, zShops and Marketplace
Amazon User chat board

Amazon owned Bibliofind.Com announced that as of 7 May 2001,
Bibliofind will unite with Amazon.com through Amazon's Marketplace
and zShops operations. Sellers can no longer join Bibliofind.

Amazon live telephone customer service 16 hours a day Toll-free
in U.S. and Canada: (800)201-7575
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BidVille has added a gallery option to their site. You can now view
auctions by Gallery Photo Only along with normal options. The
gallery fee is 25 cents a pic up to two pics, and if unsold, the auction
will auto-relist in the gallery three times at no extra charge.   The
search engine still leaves much to be desired as it will only search
less than 3,000 items in any one search, and only searches the title and
not the description.
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Yahoo Auction has updated their billing page. Log in and go to

Yahoo announcement board

Yahoo site map.

Yahoo Contact Information
Yahoo PayDirect phone number

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PayPal has some chargeback protections for sellers. In order to be
eligible the seller needs to have a verified U.S. Business or Premier
Account; ship to the buyer's confirmed address, the one provided by
PayPal, that matches the billing address of the credit card; provide
proof of shipment which can be tracked online; accept a single
payment from one PayPal account for a purchase; ship to a U.S.
buyer at a U.S. address. there is no protection from charge backs on
international transactions. For all details go to

There is an article on how PayPal puts a checking account hold on
twice the amount debited when a debit card is used to make payment.   
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Online Auction Users Association
Live chats -
Thursday 12 April 21:00 ET - Chat with Ewanted
Monday 16 April 21:30 or 22:00 p.m. ET - Trivia Night with
Trivia Master Steve
Thursday 19 Apr 21:00 ET - Chat with OAUA President Jen Hassler
Interested in volunteering and serving the Online Auction Community?
Check out http://www.auctionusers.org/volunteerop.shtml
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Online Auction & Trading Site Co-op
Interested in an OAT Site Co-op?
Interested in getting involved?
Information on co-ops -
Ideas for co-ops continue to develop
To participate in weekly live co-op chats go to
Every Sunday Night at 8:00 PM EST.

Vintage Items Co-Op info can be found at
http://www.ali-baba.org./ and
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