Our Verified sellers shipped out Record quantity of Opals in January to all over the world.
3,489 opals were shipped out with some even going to Iraq and Jordan for first time.
Popular categories were Black Opals, Ethiopian opals and Yowah opals.
Opalauctions has over 120 sellers now competing against each other to offer best deal to buyers from No reserve auctions to Buy It Now Opals
UPDATE changes at Opalauctions
0 Feedback buyers
Many established buyers are not used to see so many 0 feedback buyers bid and win items.
Due to our massive new marketing program of targeting opals to the general public we are now receiving around 200 new buyers each week to our sites
Since December these new buyers have to be verified by paypal, confirm actual email address or log in with facebook.
So these buyers are verified and 95% people are instantly verified
For January the top 20 buyers, 13 were new buyers with zero feedbacks
Our sister site www.Gemrockauctions.com also feeds many new buyers who have never purchased an opal before and they are also 0 feedback buyers
In the past anyone could make false information and log in and bid but our new system has stopped these false registrations
Buyers with zero feedback ,made hundreds purchases in January including
$17,500 black opals
$30,000 Paraiba tourmaline
Our Tech guys are working on screen compatibility for our sites so our screen will adjust to any size from mobile ,tablet or normal screen.
Apology to our mobile subscribers as we only have a basic layout at present
New improvements should be ready in a month
Changes To Ethiopian Grading policy
Re BLACK Ethiopian opals
To use the world BLACK an Ethiopian opal seller will need certificate that opal is natural
If no certificate the world black opal cannot be used
Link to our approved laboratories for certificates
Re SMOKED Ethiopian Opal
Smoked Ethiopian Opals can no longer have word black mentioned and can only be listed as
Smoked Ethiopian Opal
Opalauctions Feb 2014
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