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News and Announcements

JustBeads News and announcements
From time to time, we will post announcements regarding the JustBeads site on this page. This is the place that you will find information about temporary site issues and announcements regarding new site features as well as news about any upcoming promotions that we sponsor.

If you have any questions or concerns about any topic posted on this page, please feel free to click HERE to request additional information.


 

11/20/13  Exciting News!

The JustBeads site is in the midst of a transition from a multi-seller auction site to a single seller site offering rare vintage beads and one of a kind findings from the vast collection of Bettina Jordan.

 

08/05/11  Attention All Members!

You can now follow us on Twitter. @JustBeadsSite Or just click on follow us link located on the upper right side of our Home Page.

 

07/01/11  Attention Sellers!

Effective Today all payments to JustBeads.com for Listing Fees and Final Sale Fees MUST be paid through PayPal.

 

08/28/10  PayPal is Coming!

In our continuing effort to make JustBeads.com a more secure and enjoyable experience for all of our customers, we are happy to announce that we are currently working with PayPal to seamlessly integrate all of our credit card and seller payment options through them. In addition to making your payments much easier to complete on the JustBeads site, this change will continue to ensure the security of PCI compliance giving our customers total peace of mind when it comes to Credit Card security. We expect that this project will be completed over the next several days.

 

01/01/10  Happy New Year Message

Everyone at JustBeads is thrilled to welcome in the New Year! It would be an understatement to say that 2009 was not a fun year for us. Due to circumstances far beyond our control, last year saw a catastrophic system crash that literally wiped out 10 years of data and history in a matter of moments. It was a devastating blow and for more than 5 months we worked through tears, frustration and personal anxiety to re-create the JustBeads site. As difficult as it was, we never wavered in our commitment to see JustBeads back on line once again.

On a very positive note, this past year has seen many wonderful changes and upgrades to the JustBeads.com Auction site. We now have a whole new look and lots of great new features. I would like to personally thank all of our loyal friends and members for being so patient with us while we worked through that nightmare. We look forward to this New Year and hope that you will enjoy the new look and many new features that are now part of the New JustBeads.com!

For more than 10 years, the JustBeads.com Bead Auction site has been in the forefront in supporting and promoting the self representing bead artist, (as well as the beading community at large). We were the FIRST site to create, promote and police categories created solely for the Self Representing Bead Artist....Not only in lampwork, but in ALL mediums. We were also the FIRST to create a "Featured Artist of the Month page" to help introduce new bead artists to the beading community.

Our work is NOT finished! We will continue to strive to provide the beading community with the best venue available anywhere for buying and selling beads. We have a bevy of new features that we want to implement that we believe will make the JustBeads site more User intuitive, increase member sales and generally make JustBeads a fun place to visit.

We've set some pretty high goals, but can't do it alone. As we work to continue rebuilding the JustBeads site, we need your support now more than ever!

  1. List some new and interesting items
  2. Bid on some of the wonderful beads that our sellers post to the JustBeads site
  3. Ask your customers to join you in your support of JustBeads
  4. Tell your friends about JustBeads
Our hope is that JustBeads.com will become "Home" to Bead enthusiasts everywhere! This site is yours - If you love Beads, you will find an ever-increasing selection of Beads and Bead related items here to meet your needs. We want your visits with us to be both a profitable an enjoyable one! We welcome your comments to help us make your site better.

With your support, the sky is the limit!

Happy New Year......and.....Happy Beading!

 

09/04/09  Susan G. Komen Charity Auctions

October is Breast Cancer awareness month! Every year since our inception in 1999, JustBeads.com has been proud to sponsor Breast Cancer Charity Bead Auctions to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer foundation. We are happy to announce that this year will be no exception! The beads to be included in this year's auction will be used to help raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is dedicated to raising funds for Breast Cancer research. The Auctions will run during the entire month of October. ALL FEES WILL BE WAIVED and ALL funds raised from this auction will be donated IN FULL! If you would like to participate as a SELLER in this years Susan G. Komen Charity Auctions, please contact us at admin@JustBeads.com for further details

 

08/05/09  Ask and Ye shall receive

Attention Sellers:.....as promised we have moved onto the fun additions to JustBeads. As of Tuesday, 8/4/09, if you click on one of your auctions and scroll down to the bottom you will see a button that reads "embed this on your website". Yes, that's right JustBeads.com now offers Widgets!!!!



 

06/23/09  JustBeads.com Contest Results

We would like to commend everyone who participated in our contest over the last two weeks for a job well done! The contest was not only fun....it was educational as well. It proved beyond the shadow of a doubt that we all get back what we put into something! Your overwhelming support of JustBeads resulted in a stellar week for auctions listed, multiple bidders and, ultimately auctions sold.

And the winner is........

Cheryl Harris, (JustBeads user name: Cherylsart). Cheryl sold a total of 42 different auction items during our two week contest! ..... Congratulations Cheryl!

In our continuing commitment to bead artists, we will be Showcasing Cheryl and her work on our FaceBook page. In addition, we will be contacting Cheryl, to make arrangements with her to upload a unique 468 x 60 banner ad that will link to all of her auctions here at JustBeads.com. The banner ad, devised to drive traffic to her auction listings and increase her sales is valued at $25.00 and will run at the top of all of our pages for the entire month of July!

We were so impressed with the results of this contest, that we feel compelled to give honorable mention to the 1st runner up. Congrats to Charlotte Spani, (JustBeads user name: EmeraldDolphin). ... You tallied up a very competitive 37 auctions sold!

 

06/14/09  Got it!

Thumbnail images leaving their position vacant and overwriting another of the same sellers thumbnail images has been a recurring problem since our inception. We were never able to correct the problem because we were unable to "duplicate" it 100% of the time.

When we began the task of re-creating the JustBeads site, we brought in a team of new programmers as part of our full time staff.

Over the last few days they have been working on trying to duplicate the problem so that they could begin the process of identifying its root cause......and were successful in doing so!

I am happy to say that we believe that the case of the missing / incorrect thumbnail has finally been solved.... and corrected!

 

06/07/09  JustBeads.com Contest

To celebrate our successful Grand Re-Opening we have decided to run a contest starting today, June 7th and running through Saturday June 20th. We will announce the winner on June 21st. We were tossing ideas back and forth on what we could reward the winner with and then we decided that we would continue in the JustBeads tradition of promoting our artists. The winner of this contest will receive a full size banner ad on the JustBeads website which will link directly to their JB listings for an entire month. In addition to the banner ad the winner will be featured on our Facebook page with a link to his/her auctions.

How do you win? Simple. Whoever has the most sales in that two week period wins! We are not talking about the dollar amount of those sales but simply the number of sales. So send an email to your customers, give a call to your friends, list and sell, sell, sell! After all, that's the goal of JustBeads.com......our artists' success.

In order to qualify you MUST RSVP to this event via our FaceBook page. You can access our FaceBook page by searching on FaceBook for JustBeads.com or by clicking on the following link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/JustBeadscom/78609972939

 

06/06/09  Thumbnail image issue

We have noted that sellers who copy text from an existing auction listing and either paste it directly into a "new" auction listing, or into an HTML compliant word editor, (Like "Word"), and then into a "new" auction listing are experiencing problems with their thumbnail images.

Our programmers are currently working on isolating and correcting the source of this problem. If you must copy and paste text, try pasting the text into a non-HTML compliant word editor, (like Notepad), and then into your "new" auction listing.

 

05/26/09  Announcing our Grand Re-opening and 10th Anniversary

At 00:00:01 today, the "New" JustBeads site made its internet debut.

The past 5 months have seen a lot of tears, frustration and anxiety. They have proven to be a long and difficult time for us all, but I must confess we never wavered in our commitment to see JustBeads back on line once again. I would like to personally thank all of our loyal friends and members for being so patient with us while we worked through this nightmare. We hope that you will enjoy the new look and many new features that are now part of the New JustBeads.com!

We look forward to re-kindling old friendships with you all! You have no idea how much I have missed corresponding with each and every one of you.

Of course, we will continue to provide the same high level of customer service you have come to expect of JustBeads.com! If you have any questions about the site or how to navigate around it, please feel free to contact me at admin@justbeads.com.

 

12/14/08  JustBeads.com site Crash

Due to circumstances beyond our control, at approximately 9:15AM on 12/14/08 The JustBeads.com site experienced a major hardware malfunction that caused a significant loss of data and programming code. In an instant, we lost 10 years of history and data. As a result we are in the process of recreating EVERYTHING from scratch.

 

10/07/08  Comcast.net UPDATE

Comcast.net has informed us that they have removed the block that they had placed on JustBeads messages to our members. If you are still experiencing any difficulty receiving your messages please let us know.

On behalf of Comcast.net, we apologize for any inconvenience this has caused any of our members.

 

10/06/08  Comcast.net is currently blocking delivery of JustBeads messages to our members

We have just become aware of the fact that Comcast.net, in an overzealous attempt to protect their members from "spam" email, is currently blocking delivery of JustBeads messages to our members.
Due to the large volume of messages that we send to our Comcast members, (listing confirmations, Bid confirmations, Winning bidder confirmations, closed auction notifications, etc.), Comcast has decided that these messages constitute "spam" and have decided to prevent you from receiving your much needed notifications.

If you are a Comcast member, we strongly urge you to contact them and demand that they deliver these messages to you. In the interim, we are doing everything that we can to contact them directly in an effort to resolve this unfortunate problem that they have created.

 

09/01/08 JustBeads to introduce Individual Seller Stores/Boutiques
JustBeads is happy to announce that we will be introducing our individual Seller Stores/Boutiques just as soon as we complete some modifications and internal testing.

  • They will include some very exciting new features not found anywhere else.
  • They will be designed with the Bead enthusiast in mind. (Created for Bead people, by Bead people).
  • They will be integrated into the JustBeads Auction site making it easier for Buyers to locate your Store/Boutique.....
and....We promise to provide our individual Store/Boutique owners with the same level of superior customer service and reliability that we have provided to our members for nearly 10 years! Watch for announcements of our Grand Opening....We KNOW that you will be very happy with it!

 

04/01/08  Watch for our Upcoming Birthday Bash Announcement!
JustBeads.com will be NINE years old next month! Thank you one and all for your wonderful support as we have strived to provide you with the best bead auction site available on the Internet. Thanks to you, we have grown from a mere dream to become the largest and fastest growing Bead Only Auction site! In keeping with our tradition of marking this occasion by showing our appreciation to all of the wonderful people who have joined our community, we will be celebrating this years Birthday bash throughout the entire month of May. Stay tuned for future announcements!

 

9/2/07  In our continuing efforts to lead the way by showing our commitment to the Bead Artist and the art of bead making, JustBeads.com is happy to announce that we are now proud sponsors of the "International Society of Glass BeadMakers". We believe that this makes JustBeads.com unique among ALL of the other auction sites and venues that exist on the internet. We proudly display the ISGB logo at the bottom right side of our Home Page.

 

5/13/07  JustBeads.com will be celebrating our 8th Anniversary on Saturday May 26 2007 and we invite everyone to participate in the festivities! As a way of expressing our gratitude to each and every one of you, we will be offering a 10% discount to anyone who purchases a "BuyitNow" auction from any participating seller between 00:00:01AM and 11:59:59PM (Eastern time) on May 26th.

  • BUYERS: We hope that you will take advantage of the 10% discount to purchase some of the awesome beads that can be found here at JustBeads.com! Please let all of your friends know about it as well!  All you need do is confirm that the seller is participating in this event, deduct the 10% from the price of the bead(s) purchased and send payment to the seller for the price of the bead minus the 10% discount. (Shipping is NOT included in the discount offer). There is NO LIMIT to the quantity or total dollar amount of items you may purchase.
  • SELLERS: We hope that you will participate in this offer and make certain that you have plenty of items posted as "BuyitNow" auctions. Participating sellers should post items at their regular prices and deduct 10% from the final sale price, (shipping is NOT included in the calculation of the 10% discount). It will be the responsiblity of the SELLER to notify JustBeads.com of all item numbers for which they have provided a discount. Upon notification, JustBeads will credit seller accounts for the full dollar amounts discounted.
  • Bettina and I, (on behalf of all of our behind the scenes staff), would like to thank each of you for your support over the years in helping to make JustBeads.com the huge success that it has become. With your help in getting the word "out there", and your continued support, the sky is the limit! Thank you! ... Thank you! ... Thank you!

 

4/01/07  It appears that the stated "Time Left" in an auction listing does not match the scheduled "End Time". (5 hour discrepancy). As a result some auction listings are ending pre-maturely.
We appologize for any confusion this may cause our members and assure you all that our programmers are currently working to isolate and resolve the cause of this "glitch".

 

8/19/06  We are currently working on resolving a technical issue that has occurred over the last 24 hours. In the interim, many site functions had to be disabled. We apologize for this inconvenience and expect to isolate and correct the problem shortly.

 

7/20/06  JustBeads.com now provides sellers with the ability to list multiple photos with their auction listings.   Not only can you list an item with multiple photos, you can now go back and edit current or closed listings by adding additional photos....including a "Thumbnail" photo.

Stay tuned for more exciting changes as we work to earn your support and make JustBeads.com the best Bead Auction Site ANYWHERE!

 

6/9/06  It seems like the price of everything is going up these days!
As we strive to provide you with the Best Bead Auction Site anywhere, we find that we must, from time to time, increase or add fees for the services that we provide. Although we have tried to "hold the line" on our Fee schedule, we find that we must change our fees as follows:

Basic Listing fee from $0.00 to $9.99 has been increased to $0.35

 

4/19/06  In our continuing efforts to provide you with the Best Bead Auction site Anywhere, the JustBeads.com site will be unavailable between 6:00AM and 8:00AM Eastern time tomorrow, 4/20/06, while we configure and install our new state of the art servers and misc hardware.
Thank you for your patience and support of JustBeads.com!

 

3/05/06  If you are planning on being a vendor at an upcoming show or event, or would just like to have another "tool" to help drive prospective buyers to your auction listings here at JustBeads.com, our promotional cards might be just what you've been looking for.
Cards are printed on premium 80 lb glossy stock paper and measure aprox. 2" x 3 1/2"
There is NO FEE for these cards. Just let us know how many cards you would like to have and provide us with a shipping address. We'll take care of the rest!

 

1/01/06  In our continuing efforts to proivide you with the best bead auction site anywhere, we have just completed updating our "Bead Societies" list as well as our Upcoming Shows and Events", "Site Map" and "FAQ's" pages. We hope that you find that these changes will help you to enjoy your visits with us just a little bit more! We have a lot of exciting changes, plans and events scheduled for the coming year.....Stay tuned!

 

9/1/05  We now offer a variety of ad placements within our network including the placement of your standard 468x60 banner ad, (linked to your JustBeads auctions), at the top of our "Home Page", the top of each "Category" page and the top of each "Item Description page" as well as in our Monthly Newsletters. This allows us to drive traffic to your auction listings and increase your sales here at JustBeads.com. Click HERE for details.

 

7/5/05  As an update to the AOL notice posted on 7/1/05, we received a message from AOL this evening advising that our "Whitelist request has been approved". We expect that things should revert back to "normal" anytime now.

 

7/01/05  AOL has advised us that JustBead's email notifications to our AOL members have been temporarily suspended due to the high volume of e-mail JustBeads sends from our email IP address, (admin@justbeads.com), to our AOL members. Telephone calls made to their Postmaster Helpdesk at 888-212-5537, in which we attempted to explain the hardship that this recently revised email policy placed upon our AOL members, fell on "deaf" ears. AOL has advised us that provisions can be made for those who need to send large amounts of e-mail to AOL members, and they recommended that we complete an application to be placed on their "Bulk Sender List" which would allow for the possibility of sending large amounts of e-mail to AOL. They informed us that although the "Temporary Suspension" would normally be lifted after 24 hours that, since this is a holiday weekend, this may not be resolved until AFTER the holiday week-end.

Please rest assured that we are expending all of our resources to seek a speedy resolution.

We regret any inconvenience caused by AOL's disappointing e-mail policy and recommend that you make your frustrations known to them.....
If we can provide you with ANY assistance during this period, please let us know. We will be happy to assist you in every way possible!

You can't make this stuff up!

 

6/06/05  Starting around 5:00AM CST this morning, we began experiencing routing issues, and we traced problems to Time Warner Telecom, one of our upstream providers. We apparently received corrupted BGP (border gateway protocol) information from their routers after some routine maintenance was performed over this past weekend.

Some IP traffic bound for our network never arrived at the proper IP address as a result.

This outage only affected some inbound routes to us, and while some services like web sites and e-mail appeared to be down or intermittently available for some users, many other users had no problems at all.

Our network has redundant equipment in place if our upstream providers experience problems, but in this case, the router in question never saw a problem in that the BGP table data it contained was incorrect. Therefore, no failover to our others systems ever took place.

As always, we strive for maximum uptime and network stability, but using this case as a perfect example, there are things that happen that are completely out of our control. Nevertheless, we apologize for any problems that this may have caused for you or your customers.

Time Warner has corrected this problem and they assure us that it is fully resolved and should not happen again.

 

5/22/05  We are happy to announce the addition of a new "sub-category", (Lampwork Jewelry), to our popular Artist's Beads/Lampwork category.   Enjoy.......and please remember, Artists beads and its four sub- categories: Lampwork, (with it's new sub-category of Lampwork Jewelry), Polymer, Fused Glass and Ceramic are reserved for artists that make and sell their own beads or for listing an artist's bead that you purchased and can provide the artists name in the listing.

 

4/1/05  We are happy to announce that JustBeads is forever changing the way you look at us!
             Effective 9:00AM, when you click on a category, you will see three (3) tabs at the top of the page:

  • "All Items" - This is our default view and includes all current items listed in the category INCLUDING items that have been previously listed by their respective sellers and did not sell the 1st time around.   There are many many wonderful treasures here that we are sure you won't want to miss!
  • "New Items" - If you prefer to view current listings EXCLUDING items that have been previously listed by their sellers, just click on this tab.
  • "Buy Now" - If you would rather buy an item instantly without waiting for the listing to end, we're certain you will love this tab!

As we strive to provide you with the Best Bead Auction Site anywhere, we find that we must, from time to time, increase or add fees for the services that we provide. Although we have tried to "hold the line" on our Fee schedule, we find that we must change our fees as follows:
  1. Add "Buy Now" fee $0.05 cents per listing
  2. Add "Reserve Auction" fee $0.25 cents per listing
  3. Increase "Final Sale" fee from 5.00% to 5.25% of the amount of the high bid (at the auction close) up to $25.00
  4. Increase "Final Sale" fee from 2.50% to 2.75% of the high bid from $25.01 up to $1,000.00

For more specific information regarding these changes, please review our "Buyer Tutorial", "Seller Tutorial" and "Fees" pages.

 

12/18/04  In order to provide you with the Best Bead Auction Site anywhere, JustBeads.com is in the midst of completing MAJOR hardware and software upgrades. Our Technicians and Programmers have advised us that this may cause some temporary intermittent disruptions in service. We applogize for any inconvenience that this may cause you.

 

7/28/04  Effective Immediately, The minimum auction duration has been changed to Two (2) Days.
The option to list auctions for only One (1) day has been discontinued and will no longer be available.
For sellers who wish to offer shorter auction duration lengths to their customers, we provide the "Buy it Now" feature at no additional charge.

 

7/21/04  Attention Sellers...
Effective Immediately,   The $20.00 credit limit that we provide to sellers who do not maintain a credit card on file with us, has been lowered to $10.00.
For your convenience, JustBeads provides UNLIMITED listing privledges without the restraints of the above "limit" to all sellers who maintain a credit card on file with us. If you wish to open a credit account with us, simply click on "For Sellers" at the top of any of our pages and then on "Place a Credit Card on File".

 

7/10/04  JustBeads is happy to announce the availability of a FREE new feature.
Our JustBeads About ME page is now available for your use!
  • Introduce Yourself to the JustBeads.com Community
  • Share Your Interest with other JustBeads members
  • Promote your JustBeads Auctions
Just Click on the following link to take advantage of this great new feature!
http://www.justbeads.com/user/aboutME.cfm

 

3/21/04  Prior to midnight on 3/19/04 the JustBeads.com site became a target of a virus that overloaded our servers with false traffic. As a result we experienced some technical difficulty that caused some hard outage/down time while our programmers and support personnel worked around the clock to isolate and correct the problem. Our servers are now back on line and the JustBeads site and all of it's features are now functioning just fine. Unfortunately, in order to preserve the integrity of the site, we were forced to use a Backup/Restore from 3/18/04. As a result, all site activity that took place between 3/19/04 and early this morning 3/21/04 were not posted to the database.
We understand that many of you have lost photos and auction listings. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused you.
Effective IMMEDIATELY, JustBeads will waive ALL listing fees for the period of ONE WEEK. In addition ALL final value fees will also be waived for a ONE WEEK period to show our appreciation for your understanding. This should provide sufficient time to review your listings and list anew as necessary. Please review any items that may reside on your "Bulk Re-list" pages to make certain that they have photos before relisting them. For those sellers who were not affected....you too may list free of charge during this period. We urge everyone to take advantage of this offer and once again, offer our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

 

12/21/03  In our continuing efforts to bring you the best Bead Auction site anywhere, we are upgrading our outgoing email formats. Due to the continuing onslaught of "spam" email that ISP's throughout the internet are subject to, there is a continuing effort on their part to update their spam blocking software. It therefore becomes necessary for us to adjust how our e-mail "headers" are formatted from time to time. Our programmers have been working on our email formats over the last several days, and this may cause a sporadic failure in our outgoing email notifications. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused you. If you need any assistance with your closed auctions, just let us know and we will be happy to provide you with whatever support you require.

 

10/01/03  Once again, JustBeads.com is honored to sponsor this years upcoming Breast Cancer Charity Bead Auction which is being presented in cooperation with Cheryl Keggan of Dragon Beads, and guest artist Carolyn Driver of Bluehealer Glass.  The beads to be included in this year's auction have been donated by them to help raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.   The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is dedicated to raising funds for Breast Cancer research.   The Auctions will run for the entire month of October and ALL funds raised from this auction will be donated IN FULL!   You can locate this years Susan G. Komen charity auctions by clicking on the Pink Ribbon on the upper Left Side of our Home Page, or by clicking on the following link: Susan G. Komen Charity Auction  .....  Please bid with your heart!

 

8/01/03  Congratulations to Diane Stavola, (JustBeads.com User Name: Handiwomen), for being selected as August's $25.00 Contest Winner! It is our pleasure to provide her with a $25.00 gift certificate good toward the purchase of any beads listed here at JustBeads.com! You can view the absolutely gorgeous freeform necklace she designed and created using beads purchased right here on JustBeads.com by clicking on the following link: http://www.justbeads.com/user/winner.cfm

 

7/01/03  Congratulations to Julie Sweetman, (JustBeads.com User Name: jswatek), for being selected as this months $25.00 Contest Winner! It is our pleasure to provide her with a $25.00 gift certificate good toward the purchase of any beads listed here at JustBeads.com! You can view the absolutely gorgeous bracelet & earrings she designed and created using beads purchased right here on JustBeads.com by clicking on the following link: http://www.justbeads.com/user/winner.cfm

 

6/11/03  The results of the JustBeads.com Fourth Annual Birthday Promotion held from 5/30/03 through 6/01/03 are in! We are happy to announce that the Seller who posted the most new listings, and the winner of a check in the amount of $40.00, was Roberta Trigg (User Name: BeadGourds).
You can view all of Roberta's listings here at JustBeads by clicking on the following link:
http://www.justbeads.com/search/ql.cfm?s=BeadGourds

The 2nd runner up who posted the 2nd highest number of new listings, and the winner of a check in the amount of $20.00, was Ginger Sanders (User Name: BeadTrap).
You can view all of Ginger's listings here at JustBeads by clicking on the following link:
http://www.justbeads.com/search/ql.cfm?s=Beadtrap

We are equally happy to announce that the Buyer who placed the most bids, and the winner of a check in the amount of $40.00, was Rosanne Carter (User Name: Seashell).

The 2nd runner up who placed the 2nd highest number of bids, and the winner of a check in the amount of $20.00, was Anna L. Cruz (User Name: alcatmom).

Congratulations to our winners! The staff at the JustBeads.com Bead Auction Site would like to extend our personal thanks to them and to everyone who participated in this promotion and for your continued support of JustBeads.com.

 

5/29/03  JustBeads.com is four years old this month!   Thank you one and all for your wonderful support as we have strived to provide you with the best bead auction site available on the Internet.  Thanks to you, we have grown from a mere dream to become the largest and fastest growing Bead Only Auction site!

In keeping with our tradition of marking this occasion by showing our appreciation to all of the wonderful people who have joined our community, we will be celebrating this years Birthday bash all week-end long and invite everyone to participate.

This year, JustBeads.com will award $40.00, ($10.00 for each year we have had the honor to serve you), to the seller who lists the most new auction listings from midnight Friday 5/30/03 through midnight Sunday 6/1/03. .....Sorry, but re-listed items will not count.

In addition, JustBeads.com will award $40.00 to the individual buyer who places the most bids during the same time period.

 

5/11/03  JustBeads.com is happy to announce that we have added a new sub-category, "Ceramic Beads", to our "Artist's Beads" category group.   This category was created for bead artisans, who enjoy working with this medium, to have their own category in which to display their work.  Help us to make this category the success we expect that it will become!

 

5/04/03  We blew through the 7,500 total current listed items mark today.   In addition, the number of bids, new registrations and all other stats continue to surge upward.   Thanks to you, JustBeads.com is the largest and fastest-growing Bead Auction on the Internet.

 

5/03/03  We are proud to announce that we have reached an agreement with the Tyler Adam Corp. to sponsor their weekly TidBits installments.   If you have never read TidBits, take a moment now to do so. You'll be glad you did!

 

1/25/03  This weekend a new worm virus has been causing Internet Service Providers networks to experience packet loss, latency and intermittent losses of connectivity to the Internet as a result of this Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack.
This worm attacks Microsoft SQL servers that have not been patched for this vulnerability and are not filtering packets to UDP port 1434.  All of JustBeads's SQL servers have been patched and the port firewalled and have therefore not been affected.
Although our servers and network have not been affected, your ISP's may be having major issues with this virus and you may have problems reaching your e-mail and websites.
For detailed information on the worm, see:
http://www.msnbc.com/news/864184.asp?0dm=C11MT

 

12/14/02  Recently, scammers have sent bogus emails to customers of various online sites or services requesting that customers verify billing records by providing social security numbers, credit card numbers, birth dates, mothers' maiden names and driver's license numbers.   The return address of the emails were forged to look like they were being sent from a legitimate account at the online site, and the emails used the logo and look and feel of the site.  By following the directions in the email, the unsuspecting victim was actually giving away his confidential information to the scammer.

There is an article about such a scheme perpetrated against AT&T customers here:
http://www.accessatlanta.com/ajc/business/1202/09hoax.html

There is an article about such a scheme being perpetrated against eBay customers here:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/2564725.stm

Never give your password to anyone via email.  Email is easily forged.  Any legitimate support person at our site will have access to your account information based on your user name or email address.

 

12/06/02  Due to the recent ice storm in the South Eastern section of the country, both Sprint and Time Warner have experienced some outages and network slow downs.  Your Internet Service Provider may directly or indirectly connect to Sprint or Time Warner, as a result, some of you may be having intermittent difficulty accessing various Internet web sites,and their feature functions, including those of JustBeads.com. Our technicians have been in contact with both Sprint and Time Warner and have been informed that the problem should be corrected shortly.

 

11/13/02  Attention Sellers:
JustBeads.com has been providing quality service and support to all of our valued customers since May 1999, and not once during this time have we found it necessary to increase fees.  Although we have made every effort to hold the line on fees, the continuing increase in costs to provide you with the best bead auction site anywhere continue to spiral upwards.  As a result, we have no option other than to institute a modest fee increase effective 12/01/02.  Please take a moment to review our revised fees by clicking on "Our Fees" on the right hand side of our home page or by clicking on the following link: http://www.justbeads.com/user/fees.cfm

 

9/27/02  JustBeads.com is honored to sponsor this years Breast Cancer Charity Bead Auction which is being presented by Cheryl of Dragon Beads.  The beads included in this auction have been donated by her to raise funds for the Susan Komen Foundation.   The Susan Komen Foundation is dedicated to raising funds for Breast Cancer research.
This year's auction is a lovely RASPBERRY PINK DICHRO HEART - with candy ribbon and pink ribbon latticino for remembrance of those who have fought the battle against breast cancer.
ALL funds from this auction will be donated IN FULL!
This Auction will run for the entire month of October, and will end at 5:25pm Eastern time on 10/31/99.
Please Bid generously for this most worthy of causes.

 

9/09/02  Beginning sometime last night, Sprint had a serious core routing issue that affected our connectivity to the Internet.  Although we run BGP to another tier one service provider, (Time Warner), Sprint's problem confused our core router to the point that it did not "fail over" to Time Warner.
Sprint has informed us this morning that the problem is corrected and all systems are running properly again.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused our customers.

 

8/27/02 - 6:00PM  We have corrected the glitch that was causing User Feedback to be reflected incorrectly as "Negative". All Feedback has been re-set to reflect correctly. In addition, we also took care of the bug that was causing "thumbnail" photos to disappear when you hit the "back" button during the listing process.

 

8/27/02  We seem to have developed a glitch that is causing User Feedback to be reflected incorrectly as "Negative". Our Programmers are aware of the problem and expect to have it corrected within the next 24 hours.

 

8/12/02  Our Technicians have advised us that as part of our continuing plan of site development and enhancements, they recently completed installing a compression utility on our servers that adds a great deal of speed for all of our users -- especially those using slow dial-up connections to the Internet.

Unfortunately, the only browser that is incompatible with this compression utility is Navigator version 4.x.   Newer versions of Navigator, however, work fine.   If you are still using Navigator 4.x, you might want to try upgrading to 6.x.   Generally speaking, it will probably result in a better experience for you not only on JustBeads.com, but on most other sites on the web as well.

 

8/01/02  Attention all Sellers.....
Our User Agreement states:
"Listings may only include text descriptions, graphics and pictures you supply to our site that describe the item for sale." As a general rule of thumb this means: "You may not use the listing to promote sales elsewhere."
We ask any sellers who may be unknowingly listings items in violation of our User Agreement to make the necessary adjustments on their templates / Listing format to bring their listings into conformitiy with the User Agreement.

 

7/18/02  We are in the process of installing software upgrades to our email client server. Apparently this is having an adverse effect on some of our outgoing end of auction notifications. Our Technicians are aware of this and are working to isolate and correct the problem.

 

7/07/02  In our continuing efforts to provide you with the Best Bead Auction Site anywhere, yet another upgrade has been completed. Our "Chat Forum" has been sub-divided into four separate forums. We believe this will help better organize posts, thus making it easier for everyone to better enjoy them.

 

6/09/02  Attention All Sellers
You can now view your Account Status by clicking on "For Sellers" and then on "Account Status" or by clicking on the following link: View Account Status
The Account Status page will provide you with an item by item detail of all "billable" activity that you incurred from May 1st through May 31st.
In addition, you can view any specific previous month's activities in the same manner. You can also now view current month to date activity.
Please note: Items and their associated fees are posted AFTER the auction close.

 

5/17/02  We have added a new category called "Global Lampwork".  If you have lampwork beads that are Czech, Indian, or other origin, this is the place for them.

 

5/17/02  We are proud to announce that we have reached an agreement with the Tyler Adam Corp. to sponsor their weekly TidBits installments.   If you have never read TidBits, take a moment now to do so. You'll be glad you did!

 

5/16/02  Our Programmers have advised us that they believe we have finally resolved the end of auction e-mail problem that have plagued us all since implementing our software upgrade.  If you are still experiencing any difficulty with your email notifications please let us know.

 

4/25/02  Attention All Sellers
You can now view your Account Status by clicking on "For Sellers" and then on "Account Status" or by clicking on the following link: View Account Status
The Account Status page will provide you with an item by item detail of all "billable" activity that you have incurred from January 1st through current day.
Please note: Items and their associated fees are posted AFTER the auction close. We expect to resume normal billing proceedures on or about May 1st, so please take a moment to review your account and forward any questions about your billing to JustBeads.com Customer Service

 

2/11/02  Our technicians have advised us that they will need to temporarily disable some of the functions of the "My Auctions" page for 24 hours in order to complete an upgrade to this function that we believe will make it more responsive to the needs of our customers.
They have also informed us that they believe they have isolated the cause of the email notification problems that have plagued us all since our move, and expect to have it resolved shortly.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and thank you for your patience as we strive to provide you with the best bead auction site ever.

 

1/15/02  We're Baaaaaccck!!!!
Thank you for your patience while we changed our service providers. All of our "pointers" and "re-directs" are in place and working wonderfully. As a result, everyone should be able to access the NEW JustBeads.com without the need for alternate URL addresses. However, if you experience any difficulty, just let us know and we will be happy to furnish it to you. Most of the features and functions are working wonderfully, however, there is still a lot of "tweaking" that has to be done here and there, and we ask for your patience as we complete them. As soon as they are completed, we will be able to furnish you with new links for your web pages that you can use to point your customers to your current auctions here. As a side note, you may want to re-set any book marks you have made.

We are certain you are going to love our new look and the services and features we can now offer!

Thank you again. We value your support.

 

12/29/01  We are putting the finishing touches on a major software upgrade to the JustBeads.com Bead Auction Site. In an effort to provide our users with a faster, more reliable site, we are converting to a "Cold Fusion" format. In addition to the change in format, we will also be relocating to new more powerful and reliable servers.

Thanks to all of our wonderful users, we have outgrown our "old home". This change will take place on or about January 11, 2002, and will enable us to provide an auction site PACKED FULL of features that we have wanted to provide you with for a long time, but were unable to do within the constraints we were working with. If you think we have a great site now, "You aint seen nothin yet!" Of course, we will still be the same site when it comes to the "personal touch" we pride ourselves in. We will still offer quick, friendly assistance as we have always done. It's just that the NEW JustBeads.com will now have ALL the bells and whistles you have been asking for!

Attention Sellers: If you need copies of your past monthly statements, we highly recommend that you take the time between now and then to copy whatever records you require. You can access your accounts by clicking on "For Sellers" at the top of any of our pages and then on "Account Status".

 

9/28/00  For many beading is more than just a hobby. Beading represents a way of life.  As a life-affirming act, JustBeads.com in collaboration with bead artist Lisa Scenti (aka Lscenti), will host our Third annual Bead Charity Auction in conjunction with our celebration of World Bead Day.  The auction will benefit the Susan Komen Center for Breast Cancer Research and begin on Monday October 1.  The auction will run through midnight on October 31.
In addition to the Susan Komen Charity Auction, JustBeads.com will celebrate World Bead Day with the following one day promotion:
For Sellers A $20.00 account credit will be given to the SELLER who lists the most new auctions during the 24 hour period that is October 1st. (excluding re-listed SOLD and UNSOLD items).
For Buyers A prize will be given to the BUYER who places the most new bids during the 24 hour period that is October 1st. The prize will consist of a $20.00 check that will be forwarded to the winner.
Winning BUYER & SELLER will be announced on the site and will be notified via e-mail.

 

8/24/01  We blew through the 4,200 total current listed items mark today.   Our current listings have almost tripled since January 1, 2001.   Thanks to you, JustBeads.com is the largest and fastest-growing Bead Auction on the Internet.

 

8/12/01  A minor "glitch" developed overnight, and as a result many of the features, (including bidding & listing), were unavailable for a brief period of  time.   We are happy to state that our technicians quickly vanquished the gremlins and everything is now working as it should.  We regret any inconvenience this may have caused.

 

7/21/01  We have received several e-mail messages from E-bay, Amazon & AuctionWatch,(and understand that several JustBeads.com users have also received similar messages) that say:

"Hi How are you?
I send you this file in order to have your advice
See you later.  Thanks"

There is an attachment to these messages that contains a virus.
If you receive such a message, DO NOT OPEN the file that is attached.  It contains a virus, that if not quarantined by virus detection software, will delete all ".exe" files on your hard drive.
You can learn more about this virus and how to remove it from your computer at the following address:
http://securityportal.com/research/virus/profiles/w32sircam.html

 

7/18/01  JustBeads.com is happy to announce that we have made an exclusive arrangement with Envision Software to make their AuctionTamer software available for JustBeads.com.  AuctionTamer is a unique multi-site auction management program that combines Buying and Selling features in one product. AutionTamer is totally FREE for Auction buyers, and allows a 14 day FREE trial period for Sellers.

 

6/16/01  The results of the JustBeads Birthday Promotion held last month are in!
The individual who placed the most bids, and the winner of a collection of new and vintage beads and findings valued at more than $200.00 was Deb Ahrendt (user name: deb).
The 2nd runner up who placed the 2nd highest number of bids, and the winner of a collection of new and vintage beads and findings valued at more than $100.00, was Laurie Marston (user name: PreciousMade).
Congratulations to our winners! The staff at JustBeads.com would like to extend our personal thanks to them and to everyone who participated in this promotion and for your continued support of JustBeads.com.

 

6/06/01  We have isolated and corrected the problem we were experiencing with the re-lists. Relisted items are now being removed from the bulk re-list pages. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

 

6/05/01  We are in the midst of making some software changes in order to give us the ability to provide our customers with some great new things that we hope to begin unveiling in the very near future, and one of our techs forgot to dot an "i" or cross a "t". As a result, relisted items are not being removed from the bulk re-list pages. We are aware of this problem, and are working to correct it.

 

5/01/01  JustBeads.com is two years old this month!  We made our Internet debut on May 26, 1999.  Thank you one and all for your wonderful support as we have strived to provide you with the best bead auction site available on the Internet.  As part of our Birthday festivities, we will award the individual who has placed the most bids during the month of May with a collection of new and vintage beads and findings valued at more than $200.00.  The 2nd runner up will receive a similar collection of new and vintage beads and findings valued at more than $100.00.  The Beads and findings that will make up these prizes will be culled from the private collection of Bettina Jordan.

 

4/20/01  Two months to the date from our last update, we are thrilled to announce that, thanks to your phenomenal support, we have increased our numbers by a stunning 25 Percent!   Our Total current listed auctions surpassed 2,500 items, our bids are increasing at an even better rate, and our daily site Hits, Page Views, and Total Dollar sales are breaking new records each and every day!

 

3/23/01  We have joined FastClick as an advertising network affiliate.  Fastclick is one of the Internets largest full-service advertising networks, and we are proud to have been accepted as one of their network sites.  One advantage to our customers is that there is now a lot more variety of ads to click on.   For those of you who hate the advertising banners: keep in mind that without the financial contribution made by the advertisers we would not be able to provide the kind of support and infrastructure that we provide.   Please support our advertisers.

 

3/01/01  Generally speaking, "Bead" people are "Button" people too!   As an incentive to get you all to dig out those beautiful treasures, scan them and post them for auction for all to see, JustBeads.com will waive ALL basic listing fees for ALL Button listings during the month of March.   Simply provide us with a list of item numbers for each Button listing that you post, and we will credit your account for any basic listing fee associated with it.  So…Crank up that scanner…Dig out that Button Stash…and…Show Us Your Buttons!

 

2/23/01  For those of you who use Yahoo's "Geocities" to store your photo files for use with your auctions, please note that Yahoo has made changes to their system that "block" your photos from loading outside of the "geocities" domain.   This means that any photos that you store there can no longer be viewed at ANY auction site.   For your convenience, you can store photos for your JustBeads listings here on our servers during the listing process.

 

2/20/01  We blew through the 2,000 current listed items mark this week.  Our current listings have doubled and total daily bids have quadrupled in the last 6 months.  Thank you all for your continued support!  ...Next stop 2500 current auctions!

 

2/7/01  Everything seems to be back in working order.  We have a few minor adjustments that remain to be taken care of, but this should not affect your ability to navigate the site.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

 

2/7/01  We are currently experiencing some technical problems and as a result JustBeads.com is temporarily "down". We appologize for this inconvenience and assure you that our tech team is working on this problem. We will post updates, if/as required until this problem has been resolved. Thank you for your patience.

 

2/6/01  Our current auction item count, numbers of bids and registered user base just keeps growing!   Today we have over 1900 current auctions. With your continued support we expect to break the 2000 active auction listings ceiling any day now!

 

10/4/00  The results of the World Bead Day Promotion held on October 1st are in!
The winning seller was Mandy McTaggart (DsgnrStdio)
The winning buyer was  Susan E. Smith (Susan.E.Smith)
Congratulations to our winners!  The staff at JustBeads.com would like to extend our  personal thanks  to them and to everyone who participated in this promotion and for your continued support of JustBeads.com.

 

9/28/00  For many beading is more than just a hobby. Beading represents a way of life.  It is fitting that World Bead Day falls on October 1st, the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness month.  As a life-affirming act, JustBeads.com in collaboration with bead artist Cheryl Keggan (aka DragonBeads), will host our second annual Heart Bead Charity Auction in conjunction with international World Bead Day festivities.  The auction will benefit the Susan Komen Center for Breast Cancer Research and begin on Sunday October 1.  The auction will run through midnight on October 31.
In addition to the Susan Komen Charity Auction, JustBeads.com will celebrate World Bead Day with the following one day promotion:
For Sellers A $20.00 account credit will be given to the SELLER who lists the most new auctions during the 24 hour period that is October 1st. (excluding re-listed SOLD and UNSOLD items).
For Buyers A prize will be given to the BUYER who places the most new bids during the 24 hour period that is October 1st. The prize will consist of a $20.00 check that will be forwarded to the winner.
Winning BUYER & SELLER will be announced on the site and will be notified via e-mail.

 

9/15/00  Due to the overwhelmingly positive response  we have received regarding a category for "non-beaded Vintage Jewelry",  we are happy to announce that we have today created a new category for "Vintage Jewelry".    We believe that this addition to JustBeads.com will prove to be an exciting enhancement, and thank you all for your continued support.

 

9/03/00  JustBeads.com is extremely concerned about your privacy.   In light of new concerns brought about by recent news revelations by one of those "other" auction sites, we invite you to review our Privacy Policy at: http://www.justbeads.com/user/PrivacyPolicy.cfm

 

8/19/00  Now 1400+ Auctions and growing!

 

8/18/00 We have just completed a software upgrade of our Chat Forum to better accommodate our growth.    Check it out today!

 

8/17/00  Our move into our new data center is complete. We have also increased the overall speed and responsiveness of the site through some clever behind-the-scenes programming. Combined with the speed improvements we have made, the site is now amazingly fast. We now have so much equipment that even under peak load the CPU utilization on our servers is only a tiny fraction of what is available. We have tons of room to grow in this new environment and we plan to use this by increasing our services to our customers and by continuing to attract high-quality buyers and sellers to the site.

 

8/12/00  For the last few days we have been having some problems with our primary web server. The symptom to the end user is a 'Server Application Error' message when you try to connect to the site.   This happened at a very bad time because all of our new equipment is at our new data center and we were not really ready to complete the move.   Unfortunately, we had no choice and were forced to cut over last night, which has caused additional problems.   When it rains, it pours...
This is the first unscheduled down time we have had in quite a few months.   Prior to this incident we had only had a few hours of total unscheduled down time this whole year.  Our site is far more stable and reliable than most.
We think that the worst is behind us and are sorry for the problems.   On the plus side, we are now in our new data center.  You should see better performance and reliability in the new data center as we finalize the system setup there.

 

8/8/00  Our current auction item count, numbers of bids and registered user base just keeps growing!   Today we have over 1200 current auctions.

 

7/8/00  Big news today!   We have crossed the 1,000 current auctions threshold.  This represents a doubling in size over the last six months, and marks a major milestone in our development.    JustBeads.com has evolved quite a bit since our doors first opened on May 26, 1999.   It is the support of you, our valued customers, that continues to make this site successful!

 

5/31/00 JustBeads.com is proud to announce JustBeads Mail... a state of the art E-mail service, offering free E-mail addresses @JustBeads.zzn.com.
Using JustBeads Mail you can access your E-mail from any Internet enabled PC in the world, and enjoy state of the art features such as ICQ integration, automatic mail filters and anti-spam rules.
Plus: You can still get messages arriving at other POP accounts you may have.
So join us today at http://JustBeads.zzn.com for your free JustBeads E-mail account.
See you soon @JustBeads.zzn.

 

5/18/00 We are happy to announce that we have added Three new sub-categories!   Effective today, "Vintage", "Semi-Precious" & "Precious Metals" sub-categories have been added to our "Bead" category.   We would like to extend our thanks to all of you for supporting JustBeads.com, and for helping to make these additions necessary.

 

5/3/00 We're Baaaaaccck!!!!
Thank you for your patience while we changed our service providers.   All of our "pointers" and "re-directs" are in place and working wonderfully.   As a result, everyone should be able to access the NEW JustBeads.com without the need for alternate URL addresses.  However, if you experience any difficulty, just let us know and we will be happy to furnish it to you.  Most of the features and functions are working wonderfully, however, there is still a lot of "tweaking" that has to be done here and there, and we ask for your patience as we complete them. As soon as they are completed, we will be able to furnish you with links for your web pages that you can use to point your customers to your current auctions here.   As a side note, you may want to re-set any book marks you have made. Those of you who use AuctionPerfect to list your items will NOT be able to use their services for a few days while they reconfigure their software. A letter from you may convince them to move faster!
We are certain you are going to love our new look and the services and features we can now offer!  So, come on in, and while you're there, please take a moment to complete our survey and let us know what you think.
Thank you again. We value your support.

 

5/1/00 We are in the process of changing Host Providers. Thanks to all of our wonderful users, we have outgrown our "old home".  This change will take place tomorrow morning at approximately 10:00am.  This change will allow us to provide an auction site PACKED FULL of features that we have wanted to provide you with for a long time, but were unable to do within the constraints we were working with.  If you think we have a great site now, "You aint seen nothin yet!"   Of course, we will still be the same site when it comes to the "personal touch" we pride ourselves in.  We will still offer quick, friendly assistance as we have always done.   It's just that the NEW JustBeads.com will now have ALL the bells and whistles you have been asking for!
We will physically swap the data base at 10:00am sharp, and expect that it will take our technicians several hours to "crunch" the data into our new location.  During this time we will not be able to accept new bids, listings or registrations.  As a result, ALL auctions will be extended for a period of 48 hours.
They don't call it the "Web" for nothing!  As a result, it may take as much as 72 hours or more before some of you will be able to access us via our usual URL (http://www.justbeads.com). It takes this long for a new location to wend it's way through the "web" of servers and other such things that point and direct the URL to it's new home.  As a result, we will follow up with a second notice to inform you of a temporary URL you can use if you are experiencing any difficulties in accessing the JustBeads site.
Thank you again for being such great customers. We look forward to seeing you at our NEW home!.

 

4/9/00 We are in the midst of implementing both software and hardware upgrades, (including a re-location of our servers).  As a result, we have not been able to complete requests for credit card accounts, nor are our auction notifications being que'd, (out bid notices, closed auction notifications, winning bidder notifications etc).  The computer system will not place closed auctions into the feedback page or bulk re-list pages UNTIL e-mail notifications have gone out.

We are kind of stuck in a temporary "Catch 22" until these changes are completed.  We expect that all will be back to normal some time late this evening or early morning, and apologize for the inconvenience.

 

2/9/00  Our technicians have advised us that they believe they have been able to isolate the problem that has been plagueing the "FeedBack" page. Hopefully, this problem is now behind us. The staff at JustBeads.com would like to extend our thanks to you for your patience while we researched this problem.

 

12/26/99  Share your beading tips with other beaders! If you have a great beading tip or a special beading technique that you would like to share withothers, We'd like to hear from you. Each week JustBeads.com will feature a "BEADING TIP" of the week. Credit will, of course,be given to the sender.
Please send your tip, along with drawings or jpg photos to: admin@justbeads.com

If you have any other ideas that you believe will help make JustBeads.com more responsive to the needs of all of our users, buyers and sellers alike, please let us know.

 

11/16/99  We are proud to announce that JustBeads.com has partnered with AuctionPerfect.com to provide a wide variety of FREE Auction Management tools to JustBeads.com users.
To thank you for using JustBeads.com, we have co-ordinated with AuctionPerfect to refund the basic listing fees (up to 50 cents) for all items listed at JustBeads.com through the AuctionPerfect site.
AuctionPerfect provides tools that make everything from inventory management to customer communications easier and more efficient. And you should see some of the beautiful listings you can make with only a few clicks...wow!
Hurry to http://www.auctionperfect.com to get your free listings today!
This deal won't last forever...

 

9/24/99  Once again, we have heard your requests, and have responded accordingly. JustBeads.com is proud to announce the opening of two new categories:
1. ARTIST'S BEADS - Now all of our talented bead artist's who toil over the creation of all of those beautiful beads have their own category within which to list their work.
2. BEADED ARTWORK - finaly a place on the Internet to list all the wonderful beaded display art being created by talented artists all over the world (wall hangings, sculptures, etc.).

 

9/11/99  Once again, you spoke and we heard you! Due to the many requests we have received from many of you, we are happy to announce that we have added a category for BUTTONS. We believe that this addition to JustBeads.com is a wonderful enhancement since many "BEAD" people are "BUTTON" people also.

 

8/26/99  Over the last few days we have been installing software designed to improve the quality and reliability of our servers. This software is specifically designed to reduce the potential for system "downtime". Although the software was fully tested prior to its installation, we began experiencing extended periods of "downtime" caused by this new software. These outages occurred most significantly between Thursday at 3:00pm EST and concluded at 11:15pm EST. As a result, ALL ITEMS LISTED FOR AUCTION THAT CLOSED DURING THIS TIME PERIOD HAVE BEEN EXTENDED 24 HOURS, and all resultant final sale fees have been credited to the affected sellers accounts. Please disregard all "winning bid notifications" and "closed auction notifications" that you may have received that pertain to the affected auctions. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused you, and assure you that we are diligently working to earn your continued support.

 

7/29/99  We are pleased to announce that Credit Card Payment Accounts are now available for those of you who prefer the convenience of credit card payment for listing/selling fees. We now accept Visa, MasterCard & American Express. If you would like to open your account just click on "Member Services" at the top of any page, then click on "create credit account". Any information you enter will be placed via a SECURE CONNECTION. For those of you who prefer to pay via money order or check, this option will continue to remain available to you with a $20.00 line of credit.

 

6/26/99  We are now accepting ads for all who may be interested. We will be using a rotating banner format. If interested contact us at admin@justbeads.com

 

6/23/99  We have added a new category today: Beaded Bags. Enjoy! In addition, due to popular demand, we have revised the cost of "Bold listings,Featured auctions & Showcase auctions. This makes the costs more affordable for all of our sellers.

 

6/20/99  If you would find it easier to let others link directly to your auction listings here instead of having to search via your user name. Just replace the username at the end with your username. http://www.justbeads.com/modules/search.asp?action=search&show=9&searchtype=7&searchstr=username

 

6/17/99  Thanks to all of you, JustBeads.Com is off to a stellar start. We are currently compiling a list of upcoming events & shows, and will let everyone know as soon as it is posted. If you know of any upcoming shows or events in you area Please let us know so that we can include it

 

5/26/99  Today JustBeads.com opened it's doors for business on the World Wide Web.