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TAGnotes Tue 30 Nov 1999 Vol 1 Number 66

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Date: Wed Dec 1, 1999 5:58am
Subject: TAGnotes Tues 30 Nov 1999 Vol 1 Number 66

The Auction Guild Notes for Tuesday 30 Nov 1999
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There is a very disturbing move afoot by North Carolina, to require ALL
Online Auction Sellers residing in their state to get an Auctioneers
license. Though we really do not believe this will hold up under legal
challenge, it will need to be addressed and stopped. Other states
considering this are TN and NH. We talked to our State Senators Office
today, and it seems that NY State has no intention in this direction
yet, and we proposed that he stop any such move on the part of NY. We
also suggest that our subscribers do the same in their states.

The Online Auction Users Association (OAUA) is putting together a
comprehensive plan to fight this movement, so if you have ever thought
about joining, now would be a good time to do so! There is a discussion
about this on the OAUA site also.
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eBay Is taking a one hour unregular scheduled maintenance from 0100 PT
to 0200 PT, on Wednesday 1 Dec. There is no mention of extending

EBay had an approximate 3/4 hour outage, and was brought back on line by
the backup system. This is a big improvement over the two hour time lag
the other night, and we hope this becomes better as time goes by.

Another scam has been circulating, this one claiming to be an eBay
lottery by eBay Account Staff. This email requests you to send your ID
and Password via email. Ebay warns you to NEVER give you UserID and
Password to anyone via email, and we remind you to ALWAYS check
the security and privacy guarantees of ANY site needing your auction Ids
and Passwords.

Sellers can now make online one time credit card payments on their eBay
accounts. This is currently only available for US dollar payments, but
will soon be available for International sellers also. Account will be
updated as soon as charge is authorized by CC company.
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Amazon 10cent listings until 31Dec99, free crosslinks to books or retail
items, Pro merchant discounts, bulk lister tool, zShops, One Click
payment options, Gift list giveaways , 24/7 customer service Toll-free
in U.S.and Canada:(800)201-7575
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Yahoo Auctions Approx 1,335,000 auctions currently listed.
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Golds Auction had further SQL database problems, so the database was
Completely rebuilt from scratch. The site will be offline for a few
minutes while system is restarted, and search results will be strange
for a while. They hope to have new hardware, with increases in speed and
site stability in place in the near term, and will keep posting to the
announcement board. Currently has approx 12975 auctions listed, and
226046 Auctions since 6/20/99
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Manage Auctions.Com another new, free, online universal auction
management service. Currently available for eBay and Amazon auctions,
Features counters, image and web hosting, email correspondence, sold
status, auction and sales statistics. Planned features, bulk listing,
bulk posting of feedback, and inventory management. A BIG advantage to
this site, is the fact that you do NOT have to submit your auction
passwords. http://www.manageauctions.com/
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