New Customer Support Agent Position

We’ve decided that we need a little bit more help and have opened up a customer support agent position.  The listing and description is posted at http://www.listia.com/jobs so feel free to check it out if you’re in the Bay Area.  Be sure to send in a cover letter along with your resume!  Compensation will most likely be hourly pay which will be discussed in further details during the interview process.  Hope to hear from you soon!

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Oh and our new tees are in!

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New Listia Tees Coming Soon

We finally got shirts sent off to the printer!  You’ll be seeing this version up for auction in a week or two.  We’re playing with changing up the logo a tiny bit (removed the 4 bubbles and used a normal “i” instead, let us know what you think.  Do you like the bubbly bubbles at the top or hate it?

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DIY White Board

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While trying to save money and also take a break from work we decided to make our own white boards for the office.  There are a few posts about this on the web, but most of them seemed unpolished to us.  As we were walking around Lowe’s we found the perfect hardware to get the job done.  Each board ended way below $20 each after tax.  Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Mark R board – If you walk around Lowe’s or Home Depot long enough you can find this stuff.  At Lowe’s it was near the planks of wood and it was precut in 4′ x 2.75′ pieces.  There was another type of board there that was 8′ x 4′, but that just seemed a little too big for us to carry/transport.  Each board was about $10.
  • Molding strips – We wanted to dress up the sides of the board so it didn’t look so unfinished so we bought strips of molding.  You’ll need enough to cover all the edges obviously.  These run about $2 each and you’ll need about 1.5 per board.
  • Glue – Any type of glue to bond the the molding to the board is fine.
  • Mirror hanging kits – Instead of poking a hole in our white boards we decided to go with mirror hanging kits.  These run around $3.

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First cut the molding to fit around the white boards.  Cut the corners at 45 degree angles so when 2 butt up against each other they form a 90 degree angle.  It takes some practice to get a nice clean cut, but if you use a sharp pair of scissors and practice a bit it gets easier.

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Next glue the molding to the white board … you don’t need too much glue, just enough to keep it in place.

After that you’re pretty much done.  Use the mirror mounting hardware to put these guys up around your office.  Be sure to use a level and a measuring tape so everything looks nice.  Oh and you might need a stud finder too.  The mirror mounting kits are nice because they don’t put holes in your white boards … just your walls.  Also the boards lay perfectly flat against the wall too so there’s little to no flex.  Enjoy!

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Archived Auctions & Changes to “My Account”

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We know a few of you have been asking for this for a long time and we’ve launched the ability to archive auctions.  While we were working on this we decided to reorganize the “My Account” pages.  Most of the pages are actually the same, but the links have just been renamed.  The following is what happened in detail …

  • Auctions -> Listed is now Auctions You Listed -> Open
  • Auctions -> Ended is now Auctions You Listed -> Ended With A Winner & Ended Without A Winner (auctions ended is now split up into these 2 categories) (can archive)
  • Auctions -> You Won is now Auctions You Bid On -> Won (can archive)
  • Auctions -> You’re Bidding On is now Auctions You Bid On -> Open
  • Auctions -> You’re Watching is now Auctions You Watched -> Open
  • Closed Auctions -> You Bid On is now Auctions You Bid On -> Lost (now excludes auctions you won)
  • Closed Auctions -> You Watched is now Auctions You Watched -> Ended

Along with the above you can always view your archived auctions and retrieve them if you need to.  Hope this helps some of the power sellers and winners out there.  We’re also working on a way to search these auctions, but that is still in the pipeline.  Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Can’t Have Desks Without Chairs!

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We had a busy Memorial Day weekend at our new office in San Jose.  We ended up getting 4 Galant desks from IKEA …  now for some chairs … and internet access.  Sorry it’s not the most interesting video, but more to come soon …

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