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bluepennylady
(journeyman)
07/07/06 01:28 PM
Re: How Long have you been using AW 2000? new [re: GMhouse]  

Gary,

Isn't it though! And if everyone will post hints and any questions they have, we can get answers and help us all. Besides, it is pretty neat to see how each AW2000 users actually uses all the functions and features. Never know, might learn something

Judy/blue



AquilaStamps
(stranger )
07/11/06 01:31 PM
Re: How Long have you been using AW 2000? new [re: tictictic_OnEbay]  

OMG another Auction-Amigo user. I too used it and it was well sorta OK. I agree with you they were so slow with updates. But at least you kept your own data and didn't have to depend on someone else to keep it. Just before they folded up their tents and snuk away into the dark they had the program almost at a B- grade. I think with time maybe they would have been ok. So I was off and looking for software and I googled every kind of combination of auction, software, eBay and almost was ready to try "Please God Help". I have a friend that had me Beta a few systems but they were awful and all of them had web based software and I just didn't trust that. It seems as if I had set up accounts and passwords with all kinds of sites just to try out junk. But then I found AW2000 and downloaded the trial version - worked with it for 3 or 4 days and sent in my money. That was the best money I ever spent. Thom and his crew have made a lot of happy eBayers and their support is almost like having a person sitting right next to you. Guess we've come a long way from Auction Amigo huh? Garry



tictictic_OnEbay
(journeyman)
07/11/06 02:04 PM
Re: How Long have you been using AW 2000? new [re: AquilaStamps]  

Like you said, AuctionAmigo held promise. They were, they claimed, about to come out with what I think they called their Enterprise edition, which was going to handle inventories as well as auctions. And they were building into the program the ability to track the stages of your auction sales. That was what we all needed so desperately - to be able to group transactions according to what stage they were in. AuctionAmigo never got the knots worked out and never launched the Enterprise edition (vaguely, I recall that they did, but that it was just a mess).

AW gives us filters for these stages -- Sold Not Shipped, Waiting Buyer Reply, Closed, etc. -- but to this day, I don't know of a program that actually ALERTS the seller that the time has come to take the next step (I think Amigo was heading in this direction). I'd like to see a program (I'd like to see AuctionWizard!) allow us to set up pop-up reminders that say "Check clearance period has transpired for the following invoices..." or "Time to ship Lots #..." or "Payments are more than 3 days late for the following invoices..." or "Your settings indicate you may wish to relist the following Lots...". Do you think this sounds like a good idea, or do you think it would just be annoying?

Sue (tictictic on eBay)



bluepennylady
(journeyman)
07/11/06 04:04 PM
Re: How Long have you been using AW 2000? new [re: tictictic_OnEbay]  

Hi Sue,

There is a method of sending "Second Notice emails." You can set the date you want by going into Program Options | Invoices tab. The first box "Invoice window" allows you to select the date x if the buyer does not respond. Then all you have to do is go to Tasks | Send Second Notice email. Only those emails will appear.

As far as the Check Clearance period. You might consider when you log in payments to set the ship date for the clearance date. Then everyday go to Task | Print Shipping Labels and Invoices. The dialogue box that appears allows you to select today or whatever's date you choose. Only invoices that are "Waiting to Ship" within the specified time frame will appear in the "Print Lables and Invoices" pane. All the invoices scheduled to be shipped will appear.

We use this routine on a daily basis. My staff will put the Printed invoices into numeric order and double check them off against the displayed list in AW2000.

You can also use "Reports" to keep track of those invoices that need attention. I have tons of reports customized for my particular needs.

Just a thought.

Judy/blue



scalesusa
(stranger )
08/13/06 06:49 AM
Re: How Long have you been using AW 2000? new [re: bluepennylady]  

I started using Auction Wizard before it became AW2000, probably back in 1999 or so. I had been using Auction Trakker, which did not have a listing option then. At the time, Auction Wizard was and still is the best value.

My main business has outgrown AW2000, but I still use it for personal items and keep about 200 items in a ebay store. The reliability of Auction wizard should be its real selling feature, I have used a lot of different auction software, and nothing comes close to the excellence in coding and reliability of the software. Support is also way out in front of all others I've tried, but I have only had to use it 2 or maybe 3 times.

I'm looking forward to the new version using the api calls. this can potentially allow a huge number of new features to be implemented. For example, the ability to revise running auctions, launch ebay store items to auction, and even integrate payments.

Ed



bluepennylady
(member)
08/14/06 01:46 AM
Re: How Long have you been using AW 2000? new [re: scalesusa]  

Hi,

Wow! You have been using AW2K for a very long time. You have seen a ton of changes and new features.

I couldn't agree more, AW2K is very reliable and stable. Some of the other software is not only unreliable and the tech support is absolutely horrible. Not that the tech support does not respond, because some of them do respond quickly. It's they do not know what they are doing. If the program needs a patch or something, sometimes there will be 3 or 4 patches to fix the patch.

I am looking forward to the API version as well. And my bet is whatever new features added, those new features will be implemented with the same high degree of excellence as anything else that has been implemented.

Judy/blue



donbaker55
(stranger )
08/17/06 02:50 PM
Re: How Long have you been using AW 2000? new [re: bluepennylady]  

August 2001 for me, sine then I've added two mor liscences and I network. My how time fly's when you are having fun.. or are to busy to read a calendar ;)

Don
bargainsweeper

bluepennylady
(member)
08/17/06 03:17 PM
Re: How Long have you been using AW 2000? new [re: donbaker55]  

Don,

Isn't that the truth. Can't hardly turn around twice we are so busy. Good thing. I would rather be busy than not.

Judy/blue




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