This is my last word on this subject of PHPAuction provided by Fantastico. Don't use it!
After the date parsing fixes I found a few more things I'm still working on:
1) Email confirmation when a user registers is not working...no email is sent. (However, an email confirmation is sent when a user submits an item to be sold...so, there's an opportunity for comparison)
2) SQL problem is encountered when a bid is entered...it is probably related to the timestamp:
Database access error. Please contact the site administrator.
update PHPAUCTION_auctions set current_bid=10000,starts=2007-02-22 23:25:28,ends=2007-02-25 23:25:28 where id="3c5d32571e80ee9d33e3d64f918c0755"
You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near '23:25:28,ends=2007-02-25 23:25:28 where id="3c5d32571e80ee9d33e3d64f918c0755"' at line 1
Too many problems with this product ...but, I'm a little determined now to get it working.