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I am SO confused. I try to schedule during the Priority period, and it tells me I can’t. I try to schedule in the Showcase auctions, and I can’t. I don’t know where to check or how I know if I can schedule in those auctions. It’s just so confusing! Can you PLEASE let me know how I can tell if I have Priority status or can schedule in a Showcase auction? All of this not being sure is making me crazy!
Lost in Lampasas
I’m sorry that these statuses have been confusing you. Let me see if I can lay it out for you in a way that will make sense:
Scheduling in Showcase Auctions:
Whether or not you can schedule in these auctions is determined by your lifetime Quality Expectations number. This information can be tracked down on your Seller Statistics page. At the bottom of the page, there’s a section titled “Expectations.” The first set of numbers is Average Quality. That is the number that determines your eligibility for Early Bird Bazaars and Showcase auctions. If the Total number at the bottom of the column is 2.4 or higher, you are eligible to schedule in those auctions. Well, except for the first five minutes of the first Add-in period; that’s reserved for sellers with Priority scheduling.
Priority scheduling will allow you to schedule in the first 5 minutes of the first add-in period of the auctions with direct in-auction scheduling. So, how do you know if you have it or not? The Scheduling Priority page will tell you. The page can look daunting at first, but let me break it down for you. There are 5 bullet points in a list at the top of the page: if you meet those 5 requirements, then you have Priority Status.
Do you have at least 1 positive feedback?
Have you attempted to sell a lot in the past 14 days?
Have you been in attendance for 75% of your lots that went on the block in the past 14 days?
Have all of your items shipped on time? And have no outstanding late shipments?
Are you on one of the priority lists below?
If you can answer yes to each of the bullet points, then you have Priority Status. That is confirmed by a statement at the bottom of the bullet points that tells you whether or not you have it.
What about those lists? There are twelve of them…and you only need to be on one to qualify for that last bullet point of requirements for priority scheduling. They may look daunting, and they may look like math is involved (eek!), but we have given you information to help you figure things out. The top 5 Sellers are listed for each list, and, below that is a link that says “+ 25 more…” If you click on that line, you will be redirected to the list of the top 30 people on that list. The top right corner of the page tells you how numbers on the list are calculated.
Please remember that even with these “special” statuses, there is a lot of competition to get into the auctions. Priority Status and the Showcase requirements make it easier, but it’s not a guarantee. Good luck in the auctions!