Our next software upgrade will take place at 00:01 on 16th December GMT. We will be down for around 30 minutes while the upgrade takes place.
On resumption of service users will notice our new "Platinum" level of access will be made available for the first time. Users can upgrade from the current status to Platinum immediately.
We will be running an offer for around 2 weeks over whereby we will multiple all the subscriptions paid to date by 10 and put this towards the full cost of our Platinum Lifetime subscription. The day after the multiple will go down to 9 and so on.
16th Dec - Gold Subscription Payments x 10
17th Dec - Gold Subscription Payments x 10
18th Dec - Gold Subscription Payments x 10
19th Dec - Gold Subscription Payments x 10
20th Dec - Gold Subscription Payments x 10
21st Dec - Gold Subscription Payments x 10
22nd Dec - Gold Subscription Payments x 9
23rd Dec - Gold Subscription Payments x 8
24th Dec - Gold Subscription Payments x 7
25th Dec - Gold Subscription Payments x 6
26th Dec - Gold Subscription Payments x 5
27th Dec - Gold Subscription Payments x 4
28th Dec - Gold Subscription Payments x 3
29th Dec - Gold Subscription Payments x 2
30th Dec and On - Gold Subscription Payments x 1
Platinum Lifetime Costs uk £149.99
eg. If you have already paid £44.99 for a Gold Lifetime we will multiply this by 10 to give you £449.90 and this will easily cover the £149.99 cost of Platinum. I'm afraid we will not be giving any credits for the remaining £299.91!!!
Platinum is our new access level for professional sellers. A summary of the options can be seen below.
Other changes include
#Revamped My eBid Summary
#After Auction Log fixes and additions
#eBid Store naviagation changes
#Login for status link on auction pages
#Gallery Auction 2% variable closing fee
#Specific feedback highlighting
#Option to automatically load My Default set on starting an auction
#My Favourite Searches daily emails
#Edit auction page changes
We finally put up the changes we've been workingon for the past couple of months today. Here is a brief rundown of them. Let us know if anything isn't working 100%.
Platinum Auction Silver eBidders can now use this new auction format to list auctions with all the options normally only available to Platinum eBidders. Including BuyNow, Auto Extend, Video and Gallery Thumbnail
Google Checkout Integrated Checkout added Platinum eBidders and Silver eBidders using the new "platinum" auction format can now add their google check out merchant ID to allow their buyers to make immediate payment via google check out. AAL will be updated with authorisation, payment and shipping entries entered via the GCO site.
GCO Icon Added icon to listings for auctions where Google Checkout is available as a payment option.
My Bulk Upload changes eBid spreadsheets can be saved as text delimited files and uploaded to your My eBid area. Spreadsheets can no longer be emailed in. A check is made on upload and then the non-errornous auctions can then be launched.
New Sorts Search results and category listings can now be sorted by start time and also if they are new or used items.
All questions that you need to answer whether they are current auctions or closed auctions can now be found on the My eBid summary page.
Single Page Listing New auctions now use the same single listing page as reposts. We hope this will simplify and speed up the listing process.Tidied up the Featured auction table.
eBid Store Listings Removal of empty stores within the eBid Store listings.
eBid Stores Slight redesign of the left hand and left hand columns. Also added last login date of the store owner to show currentness of the store.
Popup Help Added question marks around the site for quick help references.
Browsing Auctions Allowed browsing (non searches) to use the filter system. eg. filter by Buynow and country etc.
Slight redesign, updating and tidy up of unnecessary pages.
More By This Seller
Random choice of auctions to show instead of same ones repeating.
Bid Increments Added fixed bid increments in line with other auction sites for listing simplification and to stop confusion and questions to support desk from many users.
BUGFIX - After Auction Log on a buynow and winning bid of the same auction
BUGFIX - Buddy points awarding on a dutch auction purchase
BUGFIX - More By This Seller not showing for edited auctions
BUGFIX - Max Bid amount not showing as reserve price
All the problems over the last week have now under control. A very important one of our servers decided to lay itself to rest after a very busy life and caused us all sort of problems. These problems won't be encountered again due to some more stringent backup policies we now have in place.
Images that are over 1 year old and have not been used within the last 90 days will be removed from our servers on a daily basis. We used to do this until about a year ago when we had some problems with images disappearing, it is now being started up again as of today.
NEW - Feedback filter added to search results
NEW - ALT and TITLE tags addes to images for greater search engine optimisation.
FIX - Link added to HH and 60 Min frontpage GO buttons
FIX - Images links from old image server updated throughout site
NEW - Frontpage featured stores now show only if feedback > 1
NEW - Payment options now always editable via edit page
FIX - UPC Listing now available for all book and dvd categories
FIX - Auto Extend not showing correctly on some auctions
FIX - Platinum Auctions not showing thumbnails in My eBid
FIX - Spelling corrections throughout site
FIX - Happy Hour and Sixty Minute times now showing correctly on international sites
NEW - Bronze, Silver and Platinum replaced by Buyer, Seller and Seller+
NEW - My eBid > Summary > Bidding on now auto refreshes depending on time left and will give voice indication of change in status
NEW - Added multiple parent boxes and multiple subcategory boxes for creating categories for your eBid Stores
NEW - Close button added to edit pages for Run Until Sold with sales already made
NEW - Filter settings for My eBid > Summary > Sold are now remembered
NEW - Listing page now focuses to error field on submit
BUGFIX - Run Until Sold "Featured" not being changed after 60 days
BUGFIX - Case sensitivity in bulk upload files diminished
BUGFIX - Stripped spaces from before and after keyword searches
BUGFIX - Auctions I Watched stay in My eBid for 90 days
BUGFIX - Exporting closed auctions to file contained errors
BUGFIX - Adult Store status remained when no adult auctions present
BUGFIX - Closed auctions not sorting by date correctly
BUGFIX - "Featured" auction images not showing thumbnails
BUGFIX - BuyNow shouldnt be available on 60 Min auctions
BUGFIX - Go buttons on frontpage not linking to anywhere
NEW - My Favourite Sellers, 12hr, daily, weekly, fortnightly, monthly notification emails now available
NEW - Link to resend Invoice now available to the seller on view invoice page
NEW - Simplified closed auction status messages dependent on seller or seller+
NEW - Added AAL notification for PayPal status=pending payments
NEW - Disabled spreadsheet upload button to stop duplicate errors when uploading auctions
BUGFIX - Incorrect bid increments showing on Happy Hour pre-bid form
BUGFIX - International Shipping bug on Google Checkout
BUGFIX - Incorrect wording on "most recently" auction sort
BUGFIX - Listing "duration" error now shows all duration options
BUGFIX - Duration field when listing defaults to 7 instead of 0
BUGFIX - Custom start calendar not appearing correctly to some IE users
BUGFIX - Custom end date not taking custom start date into consideration
BUGFIX - New or Used option not working fully on edit auction page
BUGFIX - "Must be marked as paid before shipping" message popping up when not needed in AAL
BUGFIX - Custom start date on bulk uploads not working fully
BUGFIX - one penny error on some checkout totals
BUGFIX - left column links not housing correct sort information when viewing non-default sorted pages
BUGFIX - Non requested payments from eBid fees invoices stopped being emailed
BUGFIX - List similar auction error with duration times
BUGFIX - Bidding error showing when minimum possible bid was being entered
NEW - Added export function to My Bulk Upload to easily export successful and failed checked auctions.
NEW - Bulk Upload check results now available on finish page to allow for manipulation.
NEW - Delete eBid Store function added.
NEW - Option to upgrade via PayPal
NEW - Added no reply needed option to Q&A options
NEW - Buddly Link cookie lasts for 7 days instead of a browser session
BUGFIX - Some bulk uploads stalling in the middle are now resumable
BUGFIX - Video box for Platinum auctions was not being enabled correctly.
BUGFIX - Alt/title tags now matching auction title site-wide.
BUGFIX - WYSIWYG editor duplicated in My Defaults in Internet Explorer
BUGFIX - Some search parameters meeting an error page
BUGFIX - Increment and Reserve prices removed from some Fixed Price sales
BUGFIX - Q&A removed from deleted auctions