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(stranger )
03/30/04 07:26 AM
Re: Item Specifics new [re: Logintuit]  

I too will have to consider switching to another product I run 4-500 items on Ebay and could easily be out of business with out changes. I see no communication from AW2K that gives me the information I need to make strategic business decisions. I have shown and talked up AW2K to many other sellers, but will not in good conscience be able to continue to promote the product with out movement ( better communications ). Based upon Ebay announcement on the books category I don’t have long before I will have to switch to another platform. As a your customer (I have paid for 3 copies of AW2K) I feel better communications are a must. I have always run my many businesses under one rule “Take care of your customers and they will take care of you”. Great support is one part of a customer relationship. Please step up the plate and show us you can hit the homerun before it is to late.

(stranger )
04/09/04 08:21 PM
Re: Item Specifics new [re: Deanpeak]  

We list in the music category and are currently using one listing program and AW to do everything else. Not ideal but it works for now. Would appreciate any suggestions of listing programs or other work-around options until we hear something back from AW developers.

Travis Hill
Oakhill Music

momusic & oakmusic on eBay

(stranger )
06/08/04 10:00 PM
Re: Item Specifics new [re: billb3469]  

Well, Item Specifics have now hit the world of Pottery & Glass. Although the feature has been around for a while, the alternate categories were of some support. Today, eBay collapsed all of the Pottery & Glass down to just three categories; Art Glass, Glasswear, and Pottery & China. Now, the only way to do a category search is through the use of item specifics.

(stranger )
06/09/04 07:24 PM
Re: Item Specifics new [re: javabear]  

I too am in a pickle here...I have several hundred items (almost all in the P&G categories) that I MUST list in the next couple weeks but w/o item specifics I will have to list a few then edit them...list more then edit them...list more. then edit them...I can't even approach the volume I MUST do to meet my financial comitments...

I love this program but I need to pay my bills too...

06/10/04 11:47 AM
Re: Item Specifics new [re: AuctionWizard]  

Did any of you know that Auction wizard does not take advantage of the third party developer program that eBay has put in place for thrid party developers. Did you know that if they would just put out a little bit of cash they would have this problem solved and be ready for others before they happen. They are cheap. Just my opionion. I even emailed them almost 4 months before item spicifics was in play and still they did nothing to the program.

Since Item Specifics have come along. I have 1000 Books I cannot list. This is what the auctionwizard team needs to do.
Charge for an upgrade. And get registered through ebays third party developer program like alot of the other third party programers are doing. Yes it cost money, but ( this is to AW ) right now you are looseing money AGAIN I WILL SAY LOOSING MONEY!!!!!. I dont know about everyone else but I would gladly pay for a program update if it would solve my problems. AMAZON does not have these kind of troubles so I have been listing there so I have some kind of income. But eBay has much more traffic and that = more money. So AW team and Thom. Think about that for a while and stop complianing about the eBay third party developer fees. Get in there and get it done. I am so tired of " but we do not yet have a timeframe for when it might be completed. " B.S. Sorry for being so harsh but I feel that this is somthing you and every other customer needs to know.

Sorry for any grammer errors. I am very busy fixing the stupid categories I dont have time to copy and past to spell check.

06/11/04 03:27 PM
Re: Item Specifics new [re: Anonymous]  

I am using the eBay API to develop part of an application I am writting...maybe you are not aware that to use it the developer pays everytime their program access the API. That can become very expensive very fast....and that equates to more fees for us users.

And do not assume the API is all bells and roses has constant technical issues...

I do understand your frustration as I am a seller in Pottery & Glass and we are pretty much foo-bar'd right now...I have come up witha work around but given the volume you probably list in it would not be practical.

but, I create a new auction lot in AW2k. Then I preview the lot view the "source" which opens notepad where I make a few fast mods of the HTML so the img tags point to my website (using find & replace makes this fast...) Next I copy all of the HTML between the body-tags which I then paste into Turbo Lister which will support item specifics and finsh the listing...basically I only use TL as a lister itself...back in AW2k I set the auction lot to "queued for listing" then I repeat this for all the auctions I need to list...when I am done I simply tell aw2k to update my website which allows will put all of your auction pics on the site wiht the same name as used in the preview...then I set TL to upload of all of the newly created listings. After the auctions are listed you can use the aw2k IMPORT function to grab the current auctions...

Use a special listing profile so you can keep the dummy auction lots seperate and can delete them when ya want...

It is a kludge but it is SOMETHING that works...and while not ideal it works for for the interim while Thom can get the next version done...

And almost every listing program was caught flat footed here...evne those who use the API as ebay had nothing set in stone until very late in the game...they are ALL playing catchup...and on top of that eBay has admitted this is simply the tip of the iceberg in terms of changes is gonna be a looooong summer...

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