Free Auction or For sale web site...

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So I know not everyone can us this (I believe only the USA)

It is an auction and for sale site which may look more professional then not having anything at all. I had used it in the past and just today recalled it was available for free.

No fee to register
No fee to place an ad
No fee when you sell
No limits on the amount of ads you can have

Sadly they don't have great customer support like we have available here but thats a little thing in comparison to dealing with other web auction site that take money to start and money when you sell.

Keep in mind that when you have an online auction you should always have a reserve price set so that you don't have to shed a tear at the end and realize you have to sell it for less then you hoped. when you finish posting view your ad and save the link then paste it to your site in a (Buy me now) button.

Pretty easy..

http://www.livesimon.com/index.php
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Thanks for the great link! I hope our US users get lots of use out of it!
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speaking of linking to another site.

will it someday be possible to open up in another tab or window instead of having the clicker get sent away from our site?
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http://getsatisfaction.com/SynthaSite...
This link is a good place to start exploring this idea.
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Many people request this, so it might be worth adding this option to our link editor. The jury is still out on this, however. You may know this, but for the benefit of others:

Right now you can get a link open in a new window/tab, but it means that you need to do a little HTML editing. Here are the steps:
1) Add text using the text widget
2) Select the text that you want the link and then click "insert link" on the text editing toolbar
3) Create your link to your chosen URL as normal, click ok
4) Then click "HTML" - the last icon on the text editing toolbar
5) You will see the code that looks like this for your link (I have used the text "Visit Wikipedia to see more information", with the link being on Wikipedia:
Visit <!-- <a href="http://www.wikipedia.org">Wikipedia&l...> to see more information<br> -->
All you need to do is add in target="blank" as show below:
Visit <!-- <a href="http://www.wikipedia.org" target="blank">Wikipedia</a> to see more information<br> -->
(leave out the <! -- and the -- >)

Your link will then open in a new tab or window, depending on what browser your visitor is using.

Please note: current thinking in web usability circles is that links that open in a new window are a bad idea for a number of reasons. See: http://www.sitepoint.com/article/bewa..., for a great article by a leading expert in the field. After looking at that, if you still have a strong reason for wanting to do this, then I hope my suggestion above works for you.
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I was hoping for something that would allow for adding the link to new tab or window within the middle of the text widget like:

Which means that for (((ONLY $13,500))) plus a $1500 tax deductible donation you can give your little ones a treasure that with proper care could last through to their adulthood. (Donation is required to be paid to the charity no later then December 1st 2008) The charity of your choice will be notified of the gift intent at the time of sale.

within the (((ONLY $13,500))) I had wanted to include a link to in new tab...

When used within a large amount of text within the text widget the actual web address forward link is not shown or present. Weird...

It works fine for images though... weird

Sadly, the only time I have found the one you had shown to work was in a separate text box with only the words for link within. Like:

(((Click here to Buy me now...)))

I just will wait and see and use separate boxes until then.

Thanks...
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You can add that code in- line inside a text widget. No need to use a separate box. Click on the HTML button at the far right of the text editing toolbar. Add the link in the HTML editor and then click "ok." You will be returned to the text widget and can continue editing text as normal. Give it a shot and tell me how it goes!