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TAGnotes Sat 15 Jan 2000 Vol 2 Number 9 Issue 92

From:   <tagn-@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx>
Date: Sun Jan 16, 2000 3:09am
Subject: TAGnotes Sat 15 Jan 2000 Vol 2 Number 9 Issue 92

The Auction Guild Notes for Saturday 15 Jan 2000
Please don't forget to let your friends and associates in the Online   
Auction Industry know about TAGnotes and TAGnotesOAIchat.
eBay   is changing some of its formats, in the next week or so,   to
better facilitate a global community.
1. Shipping options change to:
* Will ship to United States ONLY (default)   
* Will ship Worldwide   * Will ship to the United States AND: (Check all
that apply)   - Canada   - Central America / Mexico   - Europe   -
Australasia (AU&NZ)   - Asia   - South America   - Africa   - Middle
East   - Caribbean

Seller's shipping options will appear on individual item listing
(auction)   page. Items seller chooses to ship to other parts of the
world, will appear in appropriate international search results pages.

2. To make it easier for buyers to figure out where the item is located
and what the converted amount in dollars is for international
currencies, eBay   
is making these changes : a) The country that the item is located in
(the same field that the seller enters for item location while listing
the item) will appear on the item listing page.

b) For auctions in international currencies, the First Bid and the
Current Bid   Amount will be shown in U.S. dollars along with the
international currency.

3.   My eBay will display the totals within the Bidding and the Selling
items for different currencies.   

4. Date Format will change from the MM/DD format (ie 12/02) to the
MMM/DD format (ie Dec 02). Since dates are read differently countries
the new date format will be clear to all.

The date format for other pages, such as the Search Results and the   
Browse Listings pages, will change later. eBay will announce when these
changes will occur. http://www2.ebay.com/aw/announce.shtml Listings The
low of 2.345 mil was on 28 Dec. Currently approx 3.784 mil
* * * * *
Amazon Auctions seems to have a few endemic problems that just don't get
fixed.   There is a thread on AuctionWatch about them, and we have
emailed a link to Amazon, to see if they can come up with some answers.
http://www.auctionwatch.com/mesg/read.html?num=18&thread=5711 The
posters on this thread appear to be regular Amazon users and supporters
so if you have a fix for any of them, please post to the thread, or
email with help.   Hopefully Amazon will do the same. 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 http://s1.amazon.com/exec/varzea/ts/announcement-list/all-

Useful contact email addys can be found here   
* * * * *
Yahoo Auction Features: One time login, 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. NO customer service.
http://auctions.yahoo.com/html/features/features.html   Approx 1.5
million auctions currently running   http://auctions.yahoo.com/
* * * * *
Golds Auction has changed/updated its user agreement, They have not   
highlighted the changes, and we have not been able to find a copy of the
old and the new to compare, so we have emailed them asking   for
assistance. Though it looks pretty straight forward, and we wish eBay
had the same   privacy policy, we don't see any glaring changes. We
suggest you go read   over the agreement, and request clarification if
you need it.   We think they have added (these are just excerpts):
6. Use of the Personal Message feature on the 'Sell your Item' form
Because this message is included in an email that is sent from Gold's
Auction, you may not include or write in, the following as a part of
this   message:   Links to any other web site, personal web pages, or

11. Public Chat Lounges The following types of posts or comments are
considered unacceptable in any lounge on our site. Posting of such may
result in the suspension of your ability to post in our lounge or the
suspension of your Gold's Auction Account.   Posts that advertise items
you have for sale. Posts that contain profanity or   that are defamatory
in nature. Posts that contain links to other online auction   sites.
Posts that contain adult pictures, material, or links thereto. Posts   
that disclose personally identifiable information about another
registered member. Posts that are disruptive in nature, harass or
threaten another   member or Gold's Auction staff member.
http://www.goldsauction.com/apps/viewAnnouncements.html Features: Free
basic listings through 31 Jan 2000.   Approx 9876 auctions listed now,
and 286660 Auctions since 6/20/99   
* * * * *
GO Network Auctions   free basic listing fees, 1563 current auctions Big
Business backing, not many items or bids.      
* * * * *
QXL.Com European Auctions (primarily UK) with a whole different   flavor
than US auctions.   http://www.qxl.com
* * * * *
SoldUSA 5734 current auctions, primarily NASCAR 4259.   Have a   NASCAR
wiston Cup Banquet contest coming up at the end of January. NASCAR
catalogue auctions. http://www.soldusa.com
* * * * *
If you would like an Auction House or Service Provider added to   this
list, please email us at tagn-@t... or
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