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TAGnotes Thu 6 Jan 2000 Vol 2 Number 4 Issue 87

From:   <tagn-@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx>
Date: Fri Jan 7, 2000 0:41am
Subject: TAGnotes Thur 6 Jan 2000 Vol 2 Number 4 Issue 87

The Auction Guild Notes for Thursday 6 Jan 2000
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eBay International, particularly the AU and UK sites went down at approx
0015 PT and continued to be unavailable until approximately 0355 PT.
1.   eBay.com users could still view and bid on items listed on the
Australia and the United Kingdom sites, any user trying to access items
through the AU or UK site was unable to do so.
2.   Though the Outage Policy states that items scheduled to end during
hard outages lasting more than two hours will be automatically extended
by 24 hours, in this particular case, although the items were
unavailable   from the AU and UK sites, they were still available and
able to receive   bids from the eBay.com site.   Extending the auctions
would have led to confusion with last-minute   bidders on the eBay.com
site. eBay will not extend affected auctions in this case.
3.   For items listed solely on the AU site or the UK site that were
scheduled to end while items on these sites were inaccessible, they   
will refund all associated fees, including Bold, Featured and   Final
Value Fees (FVFs).
4.   Refunds will be given under the following conditions: FOR AUSTRALIA
If you listed your item only on the AU site and your item was   
scheduled to end between 00:15 PST and 03:45 PST on Thur 6Jan.

If you listed your item only on the UK site and your item was   
scheduled to end between 00:15 PST and 03:45 PST on Thur 6Jan.

They ask that you do NOT email eBay with a credit request. eBay will   
automatically credit these fees to your account. These credits will not
appear immediately on your account status but should appear on your next
invoice.   So TAG advises that you carefully note any credits you feel
are due, and compare that with your next statement.

At 1305 eBay posted a message about difficulties with descriptions not
loading on some items ending between 1800 PT on Fri 31 Dec1999 and 2000
PT on Sun 2 Jan 2000, which prevents their descriptions from showing up.
They say this is not a Y2K-related problem.   This message is a bit
confusing, and we wonder if they meant the items were LISTED between the
times and dates given.   TAG recommends that if you had auctions
affected by this problem, that you file for a refund of listing and

eBay is conducting its regularly scheduled maintenance from 0100 PT to
0500 PT on Fri 7 Jan 2000. http://www2.ebay.com/aw/announce.shtml In
another interesting phenomenon, eBay has INCREASED its current listings
by almost 900,000 in a 10 days.   Since there is no sales data made
available by eBay, it is pure speculation as to how this could occur.   
One   way would be for sales to have dropped drastically, and listings
to remain about the same.   The low of 2.345 mil was on 28 Dec.   
Currently   approx 3.255 million listings * * * * *
Amazon Auction Features: 10 cent listing fees until further notice, Pro
Merchant special   flat fee of $9.99, through 31 Jan 2000. 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

Useful contact email addys can be found here   
* * * * *
Yahoo Auction 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.
http://auctions.yahoo.com/html/features/features.html   TAG thinks Yahoo
is the most seller friendly Online Auction House,   despite NO customer
service.   Approx 1.4 million auctions   currently running   
* * * * *
Golds Auction has extended Free basic listings through 31 Jan 2000.   
Approx 9974 auctions listed now, and 272139 Auctions since 6/20/99   
* * * * *
Bid4Geeks   approx 800 listings for people with all kinds of technical
and professional skills up for bid.
=&submit=Search+for+listings www.bid4geeks.com
* * * * *
Not an auction site, but looks like an interesting site anyway   
BOOKopoly used book site   http://www.bookopoly.com/
* * * * *
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