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TAGnotes Mon 8 Nov 1999 Vol 1 Number 51

From:   <tagn-@theauctionguild.com>
Date: Tue Nov 9, 1999 6:12am
Subject: TAGnotes Mon 8 Nov 1999 Vol 1 Number 51

The Auction Guild Notes for Monday 8 Nov 1999
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eBay US- has wiped the announcement board clean, and the only message
currently posted is about the celebration of the last 100 years of the
millennium. Each week, leading up to year 2000, eBay will commemorate
a time period from the 20th Century with a page dedicated to unique and
historical collectibles, pertinent categories, and exclusive auctions.
This week the Roaring Twenties is featured. Millennium-O-Rama page at

Still no response from eBay on why our ISP is blocked from eBay.
We have sent tracer routes 5 times, as requested, and now have a
specific person working on this. Hope to have some real answers soon.
* * *
Amazon Auctions – If you haven’t already done so, go to the site and
review the 25 Oct changes to the user agreement, caused by the addition
of Amazon United Kingdom(UK) and Germany DE).

Jeff Bezos is expected to make a major announcement tomorrow
(Tuesday), and rumors were flying today about a possible eBay merger.
The more likely scenario, is a partnership or merger with some
retail venture, Beyond.Com a software seller, seems to be the
predictors favorite, or possibly Home Depot.

Amazon DOES have discussions boards-
10 cent listings until 31Dec99, free crosslinks to
books or retail items, Pro merchant discounts, bulk lister tool, zShops,
Gift list giveaways
24/7 customer service with any questions - Toll-free in U.S.
and Canada: (800) 201-7575
* * *
Yahoo Auctions - No update on site calendar or newsletter,
since Aug99. Has ANYONE been able to contact Yahoo?
* * *
Gold’s Auction - has extended the list a thon until 14 Nov. The lister
who lists auction number 200,000 and 225,000 will get a $100. Golds
member account credit. Free basic listings extended through November.
* * *
Buyit – has totally revamped their site into a multi integrated shopping
venue, with sections that encompass an auction, mall, kidz , health,
community, travel and account management. They also offer free email.
* * *
Multi Site Meta Search Engines - This tool might become the great
equalizer in the online auction industry, but for now they are in the
news mostly for the controversy they are causing. On 4 November eBay
blocked AuctionWatch’s Universal search. They had earlier done the same
to Ruby Lane, and had asked Bidders Edge to not search their site.
Bidders Edge agreed, but they then put negative ads about it in national
newspapers. Today a new search site hit the online scene
auctionrover.com. Auctionrover lists eBay as one of the sites it
searches, as does Auctionferret, and it remains to be seen if they have
agreements with eBay, or if they too will be blocked. Over the next few
weeks, we will take a look at these search engines.
AuctionFerret - http://www.auctionferret.com/
AuctionRover - http://www.auctionrover.com/
AuctionWatch - http://dbmeta.auctionwatch.com/meta/?ps=1
BiddersEdge - http://www.biddersedge.com/
BidFind - http://www.bidfind.com/
Itrack - http://www.itrack.com/
RubyLane - http://www.rubylane.com/
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