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TAGnotes Mon 25 Oct 1999 Vol 1 Number 40

From:   <tagn-@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx>
Date: Tue Oct 26, 1999 4:11am
Subject: TAGnotes Mon 25 Oct 1999 Vol 1 Number 40

The Auction Guild Notes for Monday 25 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. http://www.onelist.com/files/TheAuctionGuildnotes/ There is also a
copy of the new eBay draft deadbeat bidder NPB Alert email in the files
section. http://www.onelist.com/files/TheAuctionGuildnotes/
eBay US- Daylight savings time (fall back) happens on 31 Oct. Remember
to take that into account when listing auctions this week. If they end
on or after 31 Oct, they will end one hour earlier due to the time

There have been on and off slowdowns on eBay for the last three
evenings. Ebay has a post about this on the announcement board, but are
not seeing the slowdowns. The spikes seem to be happening
intermittently, so eBay decided to have more staff on hand tonight
during peak use time to see if they could track the problems down.

We are still waiting for a response from legal on section 7 of the user
agreement. First message sent 2 Oct, last message sent 25 Oct – 1 Day
remaining for User Agreement to go into effect, and questions and
request submitted on 2 Oct have still not been answered or met.

Have had a series of communications with eBay about the spamming
incident. Their next response (or lack of response) will determine if we
file formal complaints with BBBonline and TRUSTe. Last information
request sent 23 Oct.

Ebay purchased Kruse Car Auctions several months ago. It appears that
eBay through Kruse, has been selling automobiles on eBay under the
identity carsonline. There was no disclosure on the listings or on the
carsonline ID that they WERE eBay owned. None of this came to light
until someone from carsonline solicited feedback from other eBayers in
order to get the carsonline feedback rating above 10 so they could use
the featured auction option. A copy of this letter was sent to Auction
Watch (AW), who publicized its content. Soliciting feedback is a NARU
(not a registered user) offense, and eBay has NARUed carsonline. This
is very interesting since it is virtually eBay NARUing eBay! Since
there were many not favorable neutral feedbacks by disgruntled
customers, this gives eBay an opportunity to wipe the slate clean, and
start over with a new ID. We will all have to watch the high priced
vintage cars and see if Kruse appears in another incarnation.

http://www.ebay.com/canada/ http://www.ebay.de/
http://www.ebay.com/aw/japan http://www.ebay.co.uk
http://www2.ebay.com/aw/announce.shtml * * * 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 - 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
* * *
Boxlot – Current free digital camera selectees by user ID must respond
by midnight Left Coast time (PDT) of day next to name- DLIMAN   26 Oct   
TINYTOE 27 Oct   SAMIR1938 28 Oct Contest has been extended to 31 Oct
99. http://www.boxlot.com/ * * * Cyrbid Auction – has added preview to
an add to description allowing proof-reading prior to posting. A text
box for picture URL and a 'My Pictures' selection box were also added
to the preview screen.

* * *
Honesty.Com – has added a Multi-Bid tool for bidders. Multi-Bid keeps
tabs the eBay listings you've already bid on and will allow you to bid
on the items without having to return to the actual eBay listing page.
All seems to be functioning well, as the new servers have doubled their
capacity. There are promises of more features to come.
http://www.honesty.com/services/ http://www.honesty.com/
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