New Survey Finds Most Online Collectors Find Their Antiques & Collectibles Offline. New Survey from TIAS.com finds that most online collectors actually buy antiques & collectibles for their personal collections offline.
News-Antique.com - Nov 04,2010 - Garden City, New York - November 4, 2010 - TIAS.com the Web's largest online antiques & collectibles mall sent a survey out to their 15,000+ online newsletter subscribers and found that the most popular source of antiques & collectibles for collectors are still Yard / Tag sales.
The survey question was "What is the primary source of the antiques & collectibles you purchase for your personal collection?" Here are the results in order of popularity with collectors.
Based on these results it looks like most collectors who completed the survey were driven by not only the desire to find something for their collection, but the desire to find a bargain. Comments from respondents mentioned that they want to find valuable items before their prices are marked up to retail. However, several people also mentioned that if they found a piece that they "must have" for their collection, they were willing to pay retail for it.
"I don't think that these survey results will come as a surprise to anyone in the "low end" antiques & collectibles market." said Phillip Davies, President of TIAS.com. "Many collectors are driven by the hunt for bargain treasures. At TIAS.com our home page lists numerous daily sales and many of our dealers accept online offers from their customers as well. In this economy people are looking for bargains for their Holiday shopping. What they may not realize is that many online antiques & collectibles dealers are now highly motivated to sell their merchandise."
Accredited media interested in discussing this release in more detail are encouraged to contact Phillip Davies at Phil@TIAS.com
- -About TIAS.com --
TIAS.com serves approximately 170,000 unique customers a day. TIAS merchants offer well over 650,000 antiques & collectibles for sale online. The company has been building profitable e-commerce systems for merchants since 1995. Antiques & Collectibles purchased online through TIAS.com are guaranteed for up to $500 of the purchase price.
For more information contact:
Phillip Davies, TIAS.com Inc.