Now this is a great idea. I’ve always wished to have something like this when wandering around flea markets and yard sales. From PR News Wire comes the following:
” GoAntiques.com’s PriceMiner(TM) now available on hand-held devices and
SmartPhones. See PriceMiner(TM) in action at eBay Live! June 23-25, booth 532
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 7 /PRNewswire/ — GoAntiques.com announced today that
PriceMiner(TM), its antiques and collectibles pricing service, is now
accessible from a wide variety of handheld devices such as palmOne’s Treo 600
and 650, Sony Clie, Dell Axim and HP iPAQ models and any Web-capable
Access from handheld devices allows antique dealers, collectors and
consumers to use PriceMiner to check detailed historical pricing information
directly from the floor of antiques shows, auctions and anywhere else with
access to the wireless Web.
PriceMiner from GoAntiques.com is a powerful aggregator of pricing
information from a variety of internationally recognized sources. By simply
keying in attributes of the item you wish to buy, sell or value, PriceMiner
searches millions of prices and presents historical pricing information for
the same or similar items. In addition, the service analyzes the data so you
don’t have to sort through massive amounts of numbers.
‘Now, owners of PDAs and SmartPhones can check antique pricing on the spot
while they’re looking at merchandise, anytime, anyplace,’ said Jim Kamnikar,
president and chief executive officer of GoAntiques.com. ‘Accessing PriceMiner
from handheld devices eliminates the delay of waiting to sit down at your
desktop computer to check pricing information.’
Because PriceMiner is HTML-based, the same detailed pricing information
PriceMiner delivers to desktops is reformatted for easy reading on handheld
computer screens. The handheld version of PriceMiner takes advantage of PDA
color capabilities to present statistical data, graphs and photos of antiques
and collectibles in vivid color for easy reading and merchandise
‘PriceMiner is the first product to combine historical data from multiple
external sources with GoAntiques.com’s vast archive of merchandise sales
information, perform analysis and then present findings on price averages and
ranges,’ Kamnikar said. ‘In addition to GoAntiques.com’s historical price
information, PriceMiner includes auction results from the vast eBay(R)
historical database and online storefront sales provided by TIAS.com. We are
over 10 million prices realized now, and are adding nearly a million a week.’
Search and sort criteria include price range, category, sale date, data
source and currency conveniently converted to dollars.
Other PriceMiner features include:
— Fast download times to desktops and handhelds alike.
— The ability to use photos to closely match the item you are pricing.
— The option of saving individual searches for later reference.
— Links to merchandise for sale that match the search criteria.
— No-cost use for GoAntiques.com member dealers.
— Convenient subscription program for non-GoAntiques.com members.
‘Antiques professionals as well as collectors will find PriceMiner to be
an unparalleled pricing knowledge tool for accurately assessing the value of
antique and collectible merchandise to buy or sell,’ Kamnikar said. ‘With the
addition of the mobile feature, PriceMiner becomes the ultimate value
PriceMiner subscriptions start at $9.95 a month or $99 annually, both for
unlimited use. The mobile version of PriceMiner is available for $14.95 per
month. An affiliate referral program is available for offering PriceMiner
directly from any Web site.
PriceMiner will be demonstrated at the eBay Live! conference and trade
show, June 23-25 at the McEnery Conference Center in San Jose, Calif., in the
GoAntiques.com booth #532, next to eBay Collectibles.
With offices in Columbus, Ohio and Yorkshire, England, GoAntiques.com is
the largest and only virtual marketplace for art, antiques and collectibles
offering an integrated, one-stop solution for storefront and live auction
selling plus a host of marketing services for both dealers and buyers,
including the recent addition of PriceMiner.
GoAntiques has developed a distribution network whereby it provides art,
antiques and collectibles to AOL Shopping; Yahoo Shopping and BobVila.com, as
well as eBay Live Auctions. GoAntiques also offers a Wholesale Channel for
member dealers looking to sell and source quality merchandise at wholesale
GoAntiques.com offers over 400,000 items from more than 1,700 dealers in
24 countries. GoAntiques.com logs more than 2 million visits and thousands of
transactions each month. More than 100,000 people are registered as
GoAntiques.com buyers. Visit http://www.GoAntiques.com regularly for auction updates.
Web Site: http://www.GoAntiques.com “