GoAntiques.com's PriceMiner(TM) now available on hand-held devices 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 Cl
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COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 7 2005 -- 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 PriceMine
r 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
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