[meteorite-list] Dealers posting eBay auction announcements

From: Michael Farmer <meteoriteguy_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 09:59:11 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <754267.15831.qm_at_web33104.mail.mud.yahoo.com>

Of course, the digest is done once a day. If I email that my auctions are ending, they are likely to end long before you get the digest. When you get the individual emails, they are usually instant.
It is your choice to get timely emails or hours late emails.
Michael Farmer

--- On Tue, 9/30/08, Michael Gilmer <michael_w_gilmer at yahoo.com> wrote:

> From: Michael Gilmer <michael_w_gilmer at yahoo.com>
> Subject: [meteorite-list] Dealers posting eBay auction announcements
> To: meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com
> Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2008, 10:24 AM
> Hi Folks!
> This is a just friendly piece of feedback and advice for
> the dealers on the list.
> Numerous times in the last few months I have gotten the Met
> Email digest, and in the digest is a note
> from a dealer announcing his/her eBay auctions are
> "closing soon" and come see them, etc, etc.
> When I click on the link, with the intention of bidding and
> buying, the auctions are all closed already.
> So I have a question for the group, and then a piece of
> feedback.
> Question : Does the Met Email Digest arrive much later than
> the individual emails? I am setup to
> receive the digest form of the list, so I get all of the
> individual emails at the same time. I am wondering
> if I setup my account to receive individual emails, will I
> get them sooner? I feel like I am missing out on
> opportunities here. But, I use my main email address for
> this list, and I don't want my inbox overrun
> with dozens of emails every day. And I am reluctant to set
> up a second account just for this list, because
> it's a PITA frankly to maintain more than one email
> account. Should I bite the bullet and setup a second
> account just for this list and to receive individual
> emails?
> Feedback : I would kindly suggest that dealers who run
> infrequent batches of auctions should send their
> email announcements well in advance of the closing time. A
> first email to announce to the auctions when
> they are first opened and then a second email a day in
> advance of closing to announce that the auctions
> will be closing soon. By sending out that second email
> hours before close, these dealers are missing out
> on potential business from those who receive the digest
> form of the Met list.
> Best regards and clear skies,
> MikeG
> .........................................................
> Michael Gilmer (Louisiana, USA)
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Received on Tue 30 Sep 2008 12:59:11 PM PDT

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