Auctioneer Theorist Launches Forum Walt Kolenda's tagline on AuctionWally.com is "You've got antiques, collectibles and questions, I've got answers."
His new forum has taken that mission statement to the next level.
News-Antique.com - Jan 30,2011 - Auction Theorist Walt Kolenda, aka AuctionWally has provided online users free access to his antiques appraisal archive since he began AuctionWally.com in 2007
A licensed MA auctioneer with about 30 years in the business, Mr. Kolenda has a lot to say about the world of auctions, online and off. His appraisal archive has grown to over 1,300 appraisals, which users can go to and access via a search search box at the top of the site.
The site and mission quickly expanded to include a "blog" an "Ask column" a page that users can find back episodes of his online radio show and now, a forum.
AuctionWally says he looks forward to the new forum as a way to develop an ongoing dialog with site users. There has always been a healthy amount of people using the search box, and the ask column, but those are very static tools.
For example when someone asks a question in the "Ask" section, or looks up an archived appraisal, by the time Mr. Kolenda tracks the activity, the user is already off-site.
With the new forum, his goal is to interact with users in a more expedient manner, and to have users offer help and support to each other.
There is so much to know and learn about in the antiques and auction worlds, that AuctionWally knows the forum has great potential to help a lot of people.
He will institute and moderate topics such as
-estate and business liquidation
-selling on eBay
-researching and review of eBay alternatives
-bringing a web presence to brick and mortar businesses
-opinions on the state of the marketplace
...and much more.
As it stands right now, there is no need to register to join the discussion, but that may change if the site gets bombarded with spammers.
Just as with his unfettered access to his online appraisal archive and the rest of his site, Mr. Kolenda wants to keep things as easy and simple as possible so that users can spend time using content rather than adhering to registration requirements.
All the pages of his site are found at AuctionWally.com, but the direct forum URL is http://auctionwally.com/forum