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(OT) My New Auction Site!

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by nightstalker22, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. nightstalker22

    nightstalker22 Lore Master
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    Greetings, fellow Siegers.
    As you may have noticed, I have been absent from the game for a bit, as I was busy developing a website.
    It is nearly complete ( need to work on front page graphics some, got a placeholder image there for now ). I am inviting all of Siege ( and only Siege, as this is the true shard of UO ), to join me in beta testing! Right now, I have it set to FREE listings! So you can sell your stuff for real while we go through the beta testing phase. Everyone who signs up gets a free store ( about $20-$30 a month on eBay ), and all you need to do is sign up for an Amazon Payments Business account so you can recieve payments ( there is a link on the site in your account settings once you sign up. )

    After beta testing, I will have a free month of listing for everyone, to try to get some traffic to the site and have actual stuff to search through. After that time, it will be only .25 cents per listing ( half the price of adding a subtitle to an auction on eBay ). At this point, I will load my beta testers accounts with $50.00 each as a thank you for beta testing. Thats 200 listings!

    What I need from beta testers is feedback. Any problems you encounter, and general comments about ease of usability. I will be tweaking stuff as I get feedback ( as well as finishing up on some of the coding). I'd say the site is about 95% done.

    I have a message system in place that works like traditional e-mail, profiles with feedback scores, private lists of your bidding, watchlists, and whatever you're selling. Customizable stores, where you can set colors and themes, etc... ( which I need to add more background and color choices ).
    I am still adding categories and sub categories as well, so if you need one right away, let me know and I can work on adding it.

    Let the Beta Begin!

    Site:
    QR Auctions.com
     
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  2. stmac1988

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    This is awesome i wish i had the items and what not to start join in on this fun!! Till then good luck and sorry i can help with the beta testing :D
     
  3. stmac1988

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    oh and btw whats the address to get to the site? or am i just blind and not seeing it?
     
  4. nightstalker22

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    I originally forgot to add it....oops :D it is there now at the end of the post
     
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    Sweet idea, I was hope it works out! Would love to have such a site.
     
  6. Luka Melehan

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    can't get the starting bid and the buyout to work at the same time. Also is there a way to go back in and edit your listing?
     
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    THIS IS FOR BETA TESTING PURPOSES ONLY!! I AM NOT TRYING TO SELL ANYTHING ON STRATICS!


    Give this a scan and see if it works: [​IMG]
     
  8. nightstalker22

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    Yeah, it's an either or thing. If you set a buyout price it becomes a buy it now auction, otherwise it is a traditional auction.
    If you want to ensure a price, use a reserve price.

    Does that menu need to be changed? Is it confusing?

    Maybe I'll change it to a drop down box so you have to pick either or.
     
  9. Afterglow

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    Just from a quick glance; when I click an item for auction it opens up in a new tab. Same thing when clicking the page logo on the top left while being on an auction for example QR Auctions.com | Gaming Character Portraits
    You might want to keep the top nav bar from the front page prevailed while surfing the single auction items. No new tabs opening up when clicking within the navigation. Cute picture on "about" ;)
    Tried on firefox 14.0.1 and IE 9.0.9
     
  10. Luka Melehan

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    no, actually in my case, either/or is fine. NOw can I edit an auction or do I have to delete it and make it all over?
     
  11. nightstalker22

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    Okay, I will file your statements. If many people feel that way, I will change it.
    Sign up for an account so I can credit you for beta testing after this is done!
     
  12. nightstalker22

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    Well, I went to great lengths to make a preview page that you have to go to before listing, so you can see what it will look like before finalizing.
    So, no, there isn't a way to edit it once listed...

    Do I need to add that?

    Maybe give a 5 minute window to make changes before it is listed publicly?

    If not, you'll just have to use the remove button and list another.

    edit: my reasoning is, once an ad is on display, it shouldn't be allowed to be changed. It would ruin buyers trust if they feel you're trying to bait and switch them, advertising one thing then changing the terms after they've bid or even added it to their watch list.
     
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    I didn't sign up with the impression it's mainly focused on US customers as a future perspective, no?
    Glad to help out if I can :)
     
  14. Luka Melehan

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    that makes sense
     
  15. nightstalker22

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    Yes, you're correct. Amazon requires you to have a US based Bank to participate as a seller, though anyone around the World can purchase.
     
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    Just keeping things clear. This is an OFF TOPIC post and is only to allow Nightstalker to introduce his project. There is no connection to Ultima Online or Stratics and no virtual items are being sold.
     
  17. Luka Melehan

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    hmm....for testing purposes I should redo mine with lower prices (like pennies) so we can see how the ordering process works.
     
  18. nightstalker22

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    Okay, my girlfriend said the same thing, so I changed it to no more tabs opening, you can just go back through the history to the pages.
     
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    Just add duplicate listings with shorter times so we can test what happens at the end of auction and get feedback. I will make an option for 1 day listings, then you can knock 12 hours off off that too.

    I've also been adding more backgrounds to select from for the stores and my GF doesn't like the current selection of fonts, so I will be adding more there too, if I can find more web safe fonts.
     
  20. nightstalker22

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    Yeah, Kelmo made me remove my Ultima Online category! :(
     
  21. Shh!

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    You should have told him you were in GIL, they get special privileges...if ya know what I mean! ;)
     
  22. nightstalker22

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    Stop causing trouble on my thread and sign up already! I need more beta testers! My GF is finding all the glitches herself.
     
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    About time she did something to earn her keep :danceb:

    I'll sign up this weekend!
     
  24. nightstalker22

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    Added TONS of new colors to pick from when customizing your store, about 20 new backgrounds, 2 more layouts for storefront.

    Sign up, test it out!