WorthPoint Partners with Proxibid to Provide Online Data for Collectors Proxibid, the premier provider of live auction broadcasting services, today announced that WorthPoint, an online resource for collectors, has selected Proxibid as its partner in providing data for col
News-Antique.com - Dec 13,2007 - Omaha, NE — December 12, 2007 — Proxibid, the premier provider of live auction broadcasting services, today announced that WorthPoint, an online resource for collectors, has selected Proxibid as its partner in providing data for collectors from across the globe. Under the new agreement, Proxibid will provide WorthPoint with historical auction data for items sold via its Internet bidding application.
Collectors of all kinds can visit WorthPoint to determine the worth of their collections. Whether it’s a classic collector of art, coins, and stamps, or a collector of early personal computers, vintage sneakers, and comic books, or just a “collector” who wants to understand the worth of items they recently inherited or have been storing in the back of a closet for years and years, WorthPoint is the place to go. With data provided by Proxibid, WorthPoint is now able to provide more comprehensive data than ever.
“We are very excited about our partnership with Proxibid,” said Will Seippel, CEO and Chairman of WorthPoint. “With this new relationship, we can offer the collector community the most inclusive online resource in the industry, making it easier than ever to determine the value of most any collectible item.”
Historical data from collectibles auctions hosted by Proxibid are provided to WorthPoint on a regular basis. This data is used to provide WorthPoint customers with information about the value of specific items. The figures may also be used to compile statistical indices.
“Proxibid has long been used as an online resource for collecting data related to item valuation,” said company CEO Bruce Hoberman. “This partnership is the next logical step for our Company as we continue to provide our users with an elevated level of customer service, support and value-added services. Now, the information our collector community seeks will be available with the click of a mouse.”
Under the partnership agreement, Proxibid's participating fine art, antiques and collectibles auction companies will receive free use of WorthPoint's alerting software, as well as an initial one-year free business subscription to the rest of the WorthPoint product suite.
Proxibid is the premier provider of live Internet auction broadcasting services. With Proxibid, bidders have access to real auctions, with real auctioneers, from the comfort of their home or office. Bidders can view auction catalogs, post pre-bids and participate in real-time Internet bidding via Proxibid’s powerful auction portal. As a leading pioneer of live Internet bidding technology, Proxibid continues to lead the marketplace by offering an unparalleled level of customer service and support.
To learn more about Proxibid, please log on to www.proxibid.com.
WorthPoint has organized the world’s information on collectibles into a central library or “worth” database - the Worthopedia. WorthPoint members have access to this wealth of data on prices, descriptions, pictures and sale dates, compiled from hundreds of auction houses. Through the WorthPoint communities members can connect with other collectors interested in buying, selling, or swapping stories and share their insight and knowledge through the forums and wikis.