AGV News

December 20, 2013

We increased the character limit in Ad Descriptions from 1,500 to 2,000 characters.

December 16, 2013

Featured collections – A great way to share your Ads! Want your own sales page for 16 cents per day? As of this morning we have nine people who have signed up for their own Featured Collection page. They can share their page in emails, on forums, the CR List, anywhere they wish to let people know what they’re selling on AGV. Click HERE for more info on how you can get your own Featured Collection page.

December 3, 2013

It’s finally here! Log in and then check out the “Manage Ads” page. You can renew, delete, ad images, edit your ads now from one, convenient location.

November 23, 2013

We have a new AGV Weekly Newsletter. Sign Up for free and receive special AGV Promotions, bicycle and gear highlights, and info that you, as a vintage bicycle enthusiast, will appreciate.

November 13, 2013

We have redesigned the “Place Ad” page to make it easier to use. Please click HERE to see a screenshot.

November 13, 2013

We have redesigned the log in page to make it easier to use.

November 11, 2013

AGV Featured Collections – Want to have your own Web page displaying only your Ads? Click HERE to find out more.

November 11, 2013

You no longer have to enter a value in the “Price” field while placing an Ad.

November 10, 2013

New Bicycle Links page. If you have a link to add, please send it to us using the Contact Us page. Thank you.

November 9, 2013

New Services page. List your bicycle-related services here! You may want to choose the “Until it Sells” Ad Plan so you can keep this Ad up for a while.

November 7, 2013

Created an AGV Pinterest account. Will be posting random Ads on it daily. You can visit it HERE.

November 7, 2013

You can now add links in your Ads without having to use HTML tags. Simply type a URL, www.vintageracingbicycles.com or any link to more photos of your bike/gear, and it will become a link in your Ad.

November 6, 2013

Want 2,000 – 7,000 people to see your AGV Ad in only a couple of days?

Introducing AGV Targeted Advertising.

$5 – Between 1,800 and 3,000 people who like bicycles will see our AGV Facebook post promoting your Ad

$10 – Between 3,600 and 7,000 people who like bicycles will see our AGV Facebook post promoting your Ad

As you’re probably aware, I post every Ad to our Facebook page. It just so happens that Facebook throttles potential audiences for each post to a percentage of your overall “Likes” or “Friends,” depending on whether you’re posting something on your personal timeline (wall) or if you’re posting on a page like we created for A Great Vintage.

Facebook offers a way to “Boost” your posts to reach all of your audience or to reach a particular, targeted audience. Of course they charge for these Boosts – $5, $10, etc.

The good news is, for only $5, a single post can reach 3,000 people on Facebook with interests in bicycles.

See the screenshot below as an example of a Boosted post I am currently running for the Schwinn Paramount on AGV. This Ad is still being “boosted” yet has already reached 2,600 people.

We can boost the posts I create for your Ads, too, and I won’t charge any overhead to do this. Facebook charges me $5, $10, and up – I charge you only what Facebook charges me for these Boosts.

Interested in significantly increasing your audience? Simply send me a note on the Contact Us page and let me know you’re interested in AGV Targeted Marketing.

I’ll Boost the post on our Facebook page right away and get your Ad in front of thousands of potential buyers.

As always, your feedback is welcome. Thanks!

Tom

Ad boost paramount

November 6, 2013

New Ad Plan – Runs Until it Sells. For only $5 we’ll run your Ad for one year or until it sells, whichever comes first.

runs till sells

November 1, 2013

We have redesigned the Place Ad page to make it more intuitive and much easier to use. Here’s a screenshot with some notes – click HERE.

We redesigned the page based on YOUR feedback, which is crucial to the success of this site. Please send all comments and concerns via the “Contact Us” page. Thank you.

October 24, 2013

SALE SALE SALE ! ! !  Now through November 4th, place a 7 Day Ad and we will upgrade it to 30 days.

As a way of thanking all of you for supporting A Great Vintage in these first early days of being online, I’ll automatically upgrade any 1 week ad to a 30 day ad for free.

Got something to sell – a bike, component, jersey? That Follis 672 collecting dust in the corner of your garage… then take some pics, click on the “Place Ad” link on the right side of this page, and sell, sell, sell!

This offer is good for any one week new ad or a renewal you place now through November 4th.

Thanks and have fun!

Tom

October 23, 2013

Angel, from The Italian Cycling Journal, was kind enough to write a blog post on A Great Vintage. We’ve seen quite a bit of traffic from that, so far. Thanks Angel!

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October 22, 2013

Subscribers now have the option of a 30 Day Ad Campaign.

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October 16, 2013

Buyers now have the ability to purchase credits in bulk and at a discount. This means you won’t have to visit PayPal for each credit purchase. This will make posting easier, and will save you money, as well.
 
Here’s the breakdown for credits:
 
 

1 Credit = .50 cents

11 Credits = $5

23 Credits = $10

47 Credits = $20 (Best Deal!)

You can always check your credit balance by going to the “Place Ad” page.

We will have a “Profile” page soon, where credit info along with other functions will be easy to find and use.

October14, 2013

We just created a “Wish List” category along the top of each page. Here you can place “Wanted” ads for items you seek. You place these ads just like you do regular sales ads. See screen shots below for details.

Wish list 1

 

Wish list 2

Created a Twitter account and am now (trying) to tweet all ads posted. Working on building followers so people will find the site AND your ads. If you’re on Twitter, please follow: AGVBicycles    https://twitter.com/AGVBicycles

 

October13, 2013

NewsFlash – Just added a Facebook page, on which I’ll be randomly selecting ads to post. “Like” the page and chime in with pics and any information you think our community will enjoy. Thanks! https://www.facebook.com/agreatvintage

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Welcome to A Great Vintage (AGV). Although the site just launched today, I’m already busy on refining new features that I want to roll out. One of the main features that I want to add is the ability to purchase credits in bulk for a discount. This will be available soon, so watch this space for news.

I’m also working on setting up a newsletter – just an opt-in weekly email sent to subscribers that summarizes the AGV news, blog posts, and also points to items of interest on this site. By the way, this seems like a good time to mention that your personal info, including email addresses will never be sold, traded, or made public in any way. Just thought I’d put that out there as it’s something that I’m concerned about with my private info as well.

BUGS! Sure, we’ve got them, as most new sites do. If you find any, please use the Contact form linked from the top of each page. What constitutes a bug? Anything that’s broken or clunky with AGV. However, if you find something you’d like changed or think of a way we can improve the site, by all means, let us know of those things too.

That’s it for today. I can’t wait to show you what I’ve got in store. Keep up the comments and suggestions. Thanks folks!