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TAGnotes Sat 1Jan 2000 Vol 2 Number 1 Issue 84

From:   <tagn-@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx>
Date: Sun Jan 2, 2000 4:26am
Subject: TAGnotes Sat 1 Jan 2000 Vol 2 Number 1

The Auction Guild Notes for Saturday 1 Jan 2000
After receiving many requests for a way for our subscribers to
communicate more directly with us and with each other, in an open
and unbiased forum,we have launched an email discussion list forum
called TAGnotesOAIchat,(The Auction Guild Online Auction Industry Chat).
In an effort to keep the participants accountable, all subscribers must
provide legitimate contact information in the form of a verifiable name
and phone number. This information will not be shared with ANYONE. When
we have verified this information, we will approve your ability to post.
There will be no censorship of posts, but we will strictly enforce the
rules governing the site. The site will have a page where users can post
commercial links, upload files,
add events (commercial or otherwise) to a community calendar etc.
If you are interested in participating or want more details, please
email us at ta-@t...
or subscribe at TAGnotesOAIch-@onelist.com
eBay was down on Friday for about an hour between 1030 and 1130 PT
due to QUOTE Performance Issues ENDQUOTE . Though they were back
up at 0300 PT on 1 Jan, after their unregular scheduled outage,
reports of intermittent outages have surfaced from around 1200 PT
until 1730 PT. eBay has not posted acknowledgment of these hiccups
on the announcement board. http://www2.ebay.com/aw/announce.shtml
Currently 2.535 million listings
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Amazon Auction has extended 10 cent listing fees through 31 Jan 2000,
and when we verified this with them today, it sounded as if this might
even get extended further.

To report a deadbeat bidder email backout-@a...
Other useful contact email addys can be found here
Features: 10 cent listings, free crosslinks to books or retail items,
Pro merchant discounts, bulk lister tool, zShops, One Click payment
options, free image hosting, and the best customer service in the
online auction industry 24/7 Toll-free in U.S. and Canada: (800)201-7575
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Yahoo Auctions Features: No listing or final value fees on any auctions,
Watchlist, Auction Alerts personal shopper, Auction Booth, Blacklist,
Set bidder Parameters, Set type, duration and end times of
auctions, Custom end of auction notices, Auctions Express Bulk Loading
tool, Merchant Accounts Order Manager @ $30/Month, Yahoo Store with
(pricey) charge card merchant accounts, You set price on featured
auction services, etc. TAG thinks Yahoo is the most seller friendly
Online Auction House, despite NO customer service. We predict they
become/remain the biggest contender to eBay. Approx 1.31 million
auctions currently running http://auctions.yahoo.com/auction/
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Golds Auction has extended Free basic listings through 31 Jan 2000.
Approx 9702 auctions listed now, and 269899 Auctions since 6/20/99
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AuctionWatch has introduced a set of FREE Online Auction\Management
tools currently in a universally available beta test, which when
added to their free image hosting and counters, provides their
users with a full slate of selling services. Their universal search
engine, proved to be the best in the industry, providing the most
complete and accurate search results. They also offer a price
evaluation service costing $19.95 per item, which we feel is
overpriced, but could be worthwhile on specific items.

AuctionWatch does seem to us to be losing its way in the message
center boards. What was once an open and unbiased forum, is more
and more censored by a corporate head shop, with more concern about
the bottom line than freedom of speech. The moderation is
inconsistent and arbitrary, with both written and unwritten rules
and terms of service. Suspensions are handed out in a capricious
and arbitrary manner, for infractions based on the feelings of the
management, rather than on the rules. Management has been lax about
dealing with issues such as repeated appearances of trolls and trouble
makers, who register for the sole purpose of harassing users, or even
threatening their well being. With freedom of speech issues being
severely trod upon, many high quality users are just leaving, and
this results in a message center denuded of its most valuable user
assets. http://www.auctionwatch.com/
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Internet Auction Secrets January issue is out, with hints and tips
to more successful and profitable online auctions. This issue
contains top 10 tips,an idea for building a private "gallery" link
on eBay, an article about the Online Auction Users Association (OAUA)
efforts in preventing state agencies and auction boards from licensing
online auction users, a quick review of three of the seven online
auction management systems (TAG has an in depth report scheduled for
release on all seven in Mid Feb), advice on free shipping, and top ten
links. All in all, a nicely put together issue in PDF format, with
information and ideas for online auction users at every level, beginner
or professional. To Subscribe http://www.internetauctionsecrets.com/
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