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TAGnotes Thur 21 Oct 1999 Vol 1 Number 37

From:   <tagn-@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx>
Date: Fri Oct 22, 1999 4:25am
Subject: TAGnotes Thurs 21 Oct 1999 Vol 1 Number 37

The Auction Guild Notes for Thursday 21 Oct 1999
The TAGnotes site has a list of links to Online Auction
Resources. Go to the site and sign in, and click on Links on
the left side of the page.
eBay US- Completed title search is once again being reduced
from 20 days to 15 days. It has been a long time (over a year)
since a full 30 day completed search was available on eBay.
There is no time frame given for a restoration of this
essential service.

Ebay has a new help search that they hope will be smarter
faster and more user friendly. http://webhelp.ebay.com/

Ten new Local homepages are up -
Atlanta http://pages.ebay.com/Atlanta
Cincinnati http://pages.ebay.com/Cincinnati
Denver http://pages.ebay.com/Denver
Los Angeles http://pages.ebay.com/la
Minneapolis & St.Paul http://pages.ebay.com/Minneapolis
Philadelphia http://pages.ebay.com/Philadelphia
Sacramento http://pages.ebay.com/Sacramento
St. Louis http://pages.ebay.com/StLouis
San Francisco http://pages.ebay.com/SanFrancisco
Tampa & St. Petersburg http://pages.ebay.com/Tampa

Upcoming events – no dates yet
The first few hundred new categories
William Gibson Auction wrote Neuromancer and has a new book
More chats with eBay category managers

Regularly scheduled maintenance is an extended one to test
the hot backup system 00:01 PT and 06:00 PT . This is two
hours longer than usual. All auctions scheduled to end on
Friday, October 22, between 04:01 PT and 07:00 PT have
already been extended by 24 hours.

The Non Paying Bidder (NPB) Alert. Since eBay has not
posted this anywhere where it can be viewed, We have posted
it on the TAGnotes site, under FILES as Dead Beat Bidder NPB Alert
Sign In, and Click on the Files link on left side of the page.
If you want a copy, email us and we will send it to you.
IN Summary it tells the NPB that the seller has filed an
NPB Alert, and if the buyer has sent payment or intends to
complete the sale, they need to contact the seller. If the
transaction is not completed, the seller will file a Final
Value Fee (FVF) request with eBay, and the buyer will get an NPB
warning. Three warnings and the buyer will be suspended from eBay
for 30 days. A fourth warning and the buyer will be suspended
indefinitely. They also tell the buyer that there is a 10 day
workout period from the time the Alert letter is filed, and the
time the FVF can be filed. They plan on rolling this program
out in 6-8 weeks.

We are still waiting for a response from legal on section 7 of
the user agreement.

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Gold's- Nothing new since Vol 1 Number 36
Free listings until 31 Oct, list a thon event with chances at
free auction listing features, and member credits.
* * *
Amazon - Nothing new since Vol 1 Number 35
10 cent 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
* * *
QXL.Com - is going to auction off Wembley Stadium by the piece
early in 2000. http://1592az43.qxl.com/cgi-bin/qxl.filereader?
* * *
Boxlot – Current free digital camera selectees by user ID must
respond by midnight Left Coast time (PDT) of day next to name-
HONIEDEW 21 Oct   JHOLL497 22 Oct   BEV01102 23 Oct
Contest has been extended to 31 Oct 99.
* * *
BuyIt – Is totally redoing their site and launching Planet BuyIt
in the next few weeks. Planet BuyIt will be a family web community
consisting of, The BuyIt Auction, BuyItKidz, BuyItHealth,
BuyItEntertainment and BuyItTravel. Through affiliation with many
of the web's portals, the BuyIt Auction claims it will bring together
over 6 million users and over 100,000 listings. There are no listing
fees at BuyIt Auction but they will begin charging Final Value Fees
on items that sell beginning 1 Nov1999.
* * *
Auction Watch – Offers many features to support online auction
users, including a universal meta auction search engine in beta
test, news and information resources, chat boards, free pic hosting
and auction counters.
* * *
Honesty.Com – The counters service is causing system problems and
Honesty has new hardware in the office to solve the problems, and
hope to put the new systems online during eBays downtime.
* * *
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