2018/02/10

Internet auction

I put up some cloths for an internet auction because my children (and I) grew out of them.

I started putting up our unwanted items for internet auction about twenty years ago.

I usually use Yahoo, it's surprising how much it has progressed.

Twenty years ago, I emailed bidders using my own email address, but now, I don't have to let them know it because we can use the convenient navigation system to contact bidders.

Getting payment from bidders is quite easy now.

Exhibitors need to register the bank account which they would like to receive payments into in advance.

It's revealed to bidders only when they make a successful bid and need to pay to bidders.

The process of auctioning got much easier and quicker than before.

But due to this, bidders can get items without sending any messages to exhibitors.

Using the navigation system, you can only click the buttons to inform users that have finish transferring payments, receiving items.

And you can evaluate exhibitors using fixed form sentences which are prepared in advance, so that most evaluations are same responses, even though they are evaluations by many different people.

It's a bit disappointing for me.

When I sent an email to the bidder from my email account, her reply attached a computer virus.

Since she didn't notice it, I got rid of the virus from my laptop and emailed her to inform that her computer might be infected with a computer virus and how to clean it.

After a while, she sent me an email and thanked me.

I was really glad that I could help her.

I have also received a call from one of the bidders.

He asked me to send the item quickly because it was a ticket for a golf competition which was to be held in a week.

After he received the ticket, he called me and said,

"Thank you for sending the ticket so quickly, I was able to receive it before the competition. I'm looking forward to seeing it!"


I like such communications with bidders.

I am glad to know that bidders are glad to receive my items.

In my case, I try to send messages to inform on the progress of the auction to the bidders.

I try to answer questions form bidders kindly and politely.

I evaluate bidders using my own words.

Convenience and ease of use are important, but I think an exchange between people is more important.





Thank you(^o^) for reading this article!

5 件のコメント:

  1. Hello Kumi,

    I did not know that Yahoo did auctions. I use Ebay and PayPal which makes buying things from internet websites easier for me.

    I don't auction clothes, I instead donate them to a charity shop. Also the clothes I wear are not stylish or valuable so I am not sure anyone would buy them on an auction site 😀

    Here is a list of some of the issues found in your post:

    Part 1:

    This line:
    I put up some cloths for the internet auction because my children (and I) grew out of them.

    Should be:
    I put up some cloths for an internet auction because my children (and I) grew out of them.

    This line:
    I started putting up our unwanted items for the internet auction about twenty years ago.

    Should be:
    I started putting up our unwanted items for internet auction about twenty years ago.

    This line:
    I usually use Yahoo, it's surprising for its progress.

    Should be:
    I usually use Yahoo, it's surprising (how much/how far ) it has progressed.

    Or:

    I usually use Yahoo, it is surprising how much progress it has made.

    This line:
    Exhibitors need to register the bank account which you would like to receive payments in advance.

    Should be:
    Exhibitors need to register the bank account which they would like to receive payments into in advance.

    This line:
    It's informed to bidders only when they make a successful bid and need to pay to bidders.

    Should be:
    It's (revealed/given) to bidders only when they make a successful bid and need to pay to bidders.

    This line:
    The process of auction got quite easier and quicker than before.

    Should be:
    The process of auctioning got (quite a bit/much) easier and quicker than before.

    This line:
    Using the navigation system, you can only click the buttons to inform that you finish transferring payments, receiving items.

    Should be:
    Using the navigation system, you can only click the buttons to inform users that have finish transferring payments, receiving items.

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  2. Part 2:

    This line:
    And you can evaluate exhibitors using fixed form sentences which prepared in advance, so that most evaluations are same as a result even though they are evaluated by every person.

    Should be:
    And you can evaluate exhibitors using fixed form sentences which are prepared in advance, so that most evaluations are the same responses, even though they are evaluations (from/by) many different people.

    This line:
    Since she didn't notice about it, I got rid of the virus from my laptop and emailed her to inform that her computer might be infected with the computer virus and how to clean it.

    Should be:
    Since she didn't (know about/notice) it, I got rid of the virus from my laptop and emailed her to inform her that her computer might be infected with a computer virus and how to clean it.

    This line:
    He asked me to send the item quickly because it was a ticket of golf competition which was hold in a week.

    Should be:
    He asked me to send the item quickly because it was a ticket (for/to) a golf competition which was to be held in a week.

    This line:
    "Thank you for sending the ticket so quickly, I could receive it before the competition. I'm looking forward to seeing it!"

    Should be:
    "Thank you for sending the ticket so quickly, I (was able to receive/received) it before the competition. I'm looking forward to seeing it!"

    This line:
    I am glad to know that bidders are glad to received my items.

    Should be:
    I am glad to know that bidders are glad to (have received/receive) my items.

    This line:
    In my case, I try to send messages to inform the progress of the auction to the bidders.

    Should be:
    In my case, I try to send messages to inform on the progress of the auction to the bidders.

    Or:
    In my case, I try to send messages to inform bidders on the progress of the auction.

    This line:
    Convenient and easy are important, but I think an exchange between people is more important.

    Should be:
    Convenience and ease of use are important, but I think an exchange between people is more important.

    Or:
    A website that is convenient and easy to use is important, but I think an exchange between people is more important.

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    1. Hi Terry.
      Thank you for a lot of corrections!
      I didn't know that "auction" can be used as a verb.
      It took time to write this article because I didn't know the vocabularies related to auction.
      I would like to remember and use them in a real conversation.
      Thank you so much!


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  3. Hi Kumi,

    Yes the word auction can be used in noun and verb ways.

    Examples:

    I like auction sites they are fun.
    The auction was completed.
    I auctioned the clothes in the afternoon.
    I sent the painting (to auction/to be auctioned).
    I am in the process of auctioning clothes.
    To auction clothes is easy.
    The act of auctioning clothes is a thing I am skilled (at/in).
    I decided to auction everything.
    I put everything up for auction.
    An auction is a good way to buy things inexpensively.

    Hope the examples help a little. If there is a specific word pattern you want examples of please let me know. 😀

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  4. Also I noticed that I missed a spelling mistake in your original post:

    Cloths should be clothes.


    Cloths clean dishes, plates and windows and other surfaces.
    Clothes are the items of clothing you wear.

    Sorry for my missing it.

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