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12-13-2004, 12:24 PM
I've just listed my first Overstock auction to give it a try, but I have some technical questions about listing on the site.
First, how do I get my Sellathon code into the auction so that it can be tracked? I'm not able to paste into the description window.
Second, I can find any time-saving feature like eBay's "Sell Similar" for listing more than one similar painting without having to type in all the same information twice. And again I have the no pasting in the description window problem, so that won't work.
Any ideas about these two irritations? Thanks!
12-13-2004, 12:55 PM
In the description window, you can switch to HTML (there are two gray tabs--click the HTML one). You should be able to paste in code then. I don't have sellathon so I don't know if it works on overstock or not.
I keep a template in a text file and start with that for new listings.
Also, you can update your selling profile for your shipping options and payment policy, which saves you retyping that.
12-13-2004, 01:18 PM
OK I tried the HTML tab and did the copy/paste code into the description, but all that shows up is a bunch of HTML gobblety-gook. Why am I so stupid?!?! :confused:
Here's the link to the auction:
My Overstock problem (http://auctions.overstock.com/cgi-bin/auctions.cgi?PAGE=PRODDET&PRODUCTID=451100)
12-13-2004, 02:20 PM
I looked at both your eBay and overstock auction. It looks to me like you didn't include this line:
at the start of the sellathon code for the overstock one, which is necessary for the chunk to be read as code and not text.
12-13-2004, 04:36 PM
12-13-2004, 05:37 PM
Be careful listing on Overstock. Several standard HTML tags like '<P> (I put the ' in there so not to confuse the post) are not recognized. Read the boards for more in depth listing advice.
12-13-2004, 06:04 PM
Well, I got it straight from the Sellathon horse's mouth. They don't support Overstock auctions, but will let me know if they ever do, yadda, yadda, yadda. I'm disappointed b/c Sellathon's data is pretty cool. Oh well.
12-17-2004, 01:04 AM
I don't use html in my Overstock auction descriptions.
Instead, I copy and paste info from one auction listing into another and make slight changes.
It works for me.
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