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Re: NFC: RE: Time for an Auction....

Ebay for the most part will not allow live animals on their service people
sell fish on it from time to time but it is supposed to be against the
rules. They also charge a listing fee and a commission. Aquabid on the other
hand is free to post and there is no commission charge. You do not need a
credit card to set up an aquabid account but you do for ebay. Ebay also
requires you to give them your bank account info so they can debit your
account for ebay fees. As a seller and buyer on both ebay and aquabid,
aquabid is the FAR better way to go. Also you do not need a credit card to
buy from aquabid, payment is between the buyer and seller.

----- Original Message -----
From: Paul Sachs <deano at aquaculturestore_com>
To: <nfc at actwin_com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2001 1:30 PM
Subject: RE: NFC: RE: Time for an Auction....

> I've looked over Aquabid and just finished EBAY.  Either are usable
> options.  We can use ebay or Aquabid, and some thoughts on the matter
> are below.
> #1/2  Ebay can be set up as private auction or general and the
> category that fits is "Home & Garden > Pet Supplies".  It would make
> things easier overall doing it this way.
> #1  If we use Aquabid (Ebay), then each "seller" should register
> themselves, and submit their items.
> We could demark those items by using the PREFIX "NFC" to start the
> subject line (item description) and the terms(Unless made private)...
> 30/70 split, all to NFC or such, as well as shipping cost is added to
> the item individually.. If we use the same prefix, we should be able
> to pull up all the auctions for NFC using either's search
> capabilities.
> #2  bid made would be kept up and noticeable at a glance :)  no extra
> work.
> #3 items can go on sale at the will of the seller.
> #4 Exposure to NFC would be excellent.
> #5  Downside:  Aquabid makes their money off of postings as well as
> Sales?  Then this will add cost to the items.  Of course if this is
> similar to EBAY, then why not just add that to the price or handling,
> or donation.
> #5a  Seller's will need a credit card (I know for Ebay, but Aquabid
> probably too.)
> #6.  Does Ebay carry live animals?  I'll go look.  They do: go look:::
> http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1268439642
> That is if a private auction can be done, or only bidders from NFC.
> If that's possible, then why not do it that way, and each seller can
> post their own items, and bids will be updated automatically (whatever
> Aquabid (Ebay does.)  Or, if we desire more exposure, then it  would
> generate exposure to NFC.
> I'm all for supporting Aquabid as well.
> Last comment:  If a manual auction is desired, then I will be posting
> once a day to the list.
> Manual Auction to start 090101 12:01 AM and go until 090701 11:59 PM
> :)
> If Ebay auction or Aquabid auction then let's discuss a little more..
> Or we can do a pilot auction and see.  I haven't look much at Aquabid,
> but I will sign up this evening, and explore a bit more.
> I remember you mentioning Aquabid before RR.   If so, any light on the
> above content from that quarter?  Or, open the auction to the public,
> and go for the advertising as well?
> Paul
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-nfc at actwin_com [mailto:owner-nfc at actwin_com]On Behalf Of
> JCapelle
> Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2001 5:03 AM
> To: nfc at actwin_com
> Subject: Re: NFC: RE: Time for an Auction....
> Wait until the auction you'll see.
> >I vote for manuel, more fun that way....
> >Who's Manuel?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Fiesta Cranberry" <FiestaCranberry at webtv_net>
> To: <nfc at actwin_com>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2001 11:42 PM
> Subject: Re: NFC: RE: Time for an Auction....
> > >I vote for manuel, more fun that way....
> >
> > Who's Manuel?
> >
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