Yahoo Auctions Is Closing Down. Did You Hear This?

@KrauseHome (34986)
United States
May 7, 2007 1:21am CST
Yahoo! US and Canada Auctions sites are retiring on June 16, 2007! After careful consideration, we have decided to close down our Yahoo! US and Canada Auction sites to better serve our valued customers through other Yahoo! properties. Please Note: This does not impact leading Yahoo! Auction sites in Hong Kong | Singapore | Taiwan The US and Canada Auctions sites will close June 16, 2007. We will continue to provide our sellers, bidders, and buyers with quality customer care and a limited set of features and tools through October 29, 2007. Please keep the following dates in mind when using the Yahoo! US and Canada Auction sites: • Last day to list an item: June 3, 2007 • Listings will not auto re-submit after June 3, 2007. (This could mean that your listings may not be submitted 5 times) • Last day to Bid/Buy: June 16, 2007 • Last day to access remaining site tools such as My Account: October 29, 2007 Additional Note: • US Buyer Protection Plan claims must be submitted no later than 60 days after you have been declared the winning bidder for an auction. • As of May 4, 2007, the Auto Re-Submit feature and the Auctons Scheduler are no longer available for new auctions listings.
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
7 May 07
Yahoo had an auction site here in Australia but they closed it down about 4 years ago now from memory. One of the problems was that it did not have the same appeal as eBay I suspect, although the selling fees were a lot cheaper. I do have to say that it was not terribly well organised in many ways and there always seemed to be a lot of problems. A friend and I got together to sell some things and listed regularly but when we had trouble with a couple of buyers yahoo were no help at all to us. Example one buyer bought several items from us and then claimed that 2 hadn't arrived, so we replaced the items in good faith. Same buyer twice claimed they hadn't received replacement items, even though we had proof they had been sent and this was at our own expense. So a little investigation showed the person had done this to several sellers, and we had them banned from the site. Then this same buyer starts up again under a new user ID, and repeats the same thing over again with other sellers. We got scammed a couple of times plus had many non-paying bidders that in the end we gave it away. It was just not worth the trouble really, and yahoo did not give that much support really. It is a shame when these things do happen of course, and it only gives eBay a greater edge into this type of market.
• United States
7 May 07
I guess that is probably a good decision if they have found many people renegging on their bids or not sending items bid on..I am sure ebay has many of such people too.. Yahoo really is not mainly about selling and I never used their auction; so this does not bother or upset me;)+
@brendalee (6084)
• United States
7 May 07
No, I didn't hear that but I did hear that Yahoo photos was shutting down. But that doesn't happen until the fall. I have lots of my pictures stored over there so now I have to find another place to keep them. I wonder what is going on with Yahoo.
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• United States
7 May 07
Use phtobucket
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• United States
7 May 07
whoops I spelled that wrong. It's PHOTOBUCKET
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@asimo603 (1366)
• Malaysia
7 May 07
you can also use Share-A-Pic, check this link for more information : http://tinyurl.com/39fgwh
• United States
7 May 07
I used to use Yahoo auctions all the time and really loved it. I got more money for my artwork than I did on Ebay. But, one time someone renigged on a deal and I stopped selling there. I guess a lot of other people did the same because when I went there to shop a year or so later, there were hardly anyone selling anything. And, those who were weren't really getting any bids or views. I was going to buy one thing and had to ask a question about it. The guy was such a jerk that I didn't want to buy anything from him.
• United States
7 May 07
I mean to say "renegged", I spelled the word wrong unintentionally.
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
7 May 07
No I never heard this maybe as I have never had any reason to use them at all due to I live in Australia. Sorry that this has come to this where they will be closing down and not operating in these countries.
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@KrauseHome (34986)
• United States
9 May 07
Well, it will just increase the Traffic at Ebay until other Auction sites pop up to help take away some of the action there.
@albert2412 (1782)
• United States
8 May 07
There are still a loy of auction sites out there, some better tan others. Ifyou go to http://www.powersellersunite.com/ you can see a list of auction sites and how many things are listed on each one.
@asimo603 (1366)
• Malaysia
7 May 07
no, I never hear about the closing down of Yahoo Auction for US and Canada. Thanks for updating us with this news and with clear details.