October 8, 2015 – Imagine the convenience of finding every coin, banknote or other collectible item you want that is currently available for sale online, all in one place. That place now is Collectors.com, a new, one-stop website that instantly provides information on the availability of more than 9 million collectibles currently offered for sale.
“This is a fantastic new, easy-to-use tool to find virtually every online listing for collectible items you’re seeking. You no longer have to endure time-consuming and scattered hunts on multiple websites,” explained David Hall, Founder and President of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT).
On its August 27, 2015 launch, Collectors.com was gathering information about collectibles for sale from more than 542 websites involving a total of 53,684 sellers. These sellers and sites combined for a total of 9,241,446 collectibles with an incredible aggregate value of $1,015,588,542.
Collectors.com launched with aggregated collectibles listings for rare coins, paper money, trading cards, autographs and stamps. The site plans on expanding to dozens of other popular collectibles categories with future rollouts.
Collectors.com was created because of the frustration collectors often face at having to individually visit and search through dozens of websites, one-at-a-time, to find collectibles.
Don Willis, President of the Professional Coin Grading Service division of Collectors Universe, explained the website’s origins: “Everyone collects something. As an avid collector, I used to spend hours every week searching websites and marketplaces for items I was collecting. I tried using traditional search tools but they returned volumes of disorganized results that were not helpful in finding what I was searching for. My searches were time consuming and typically ended in frustration. The need for a collectibles aggregator was obvious.”
“We assembled a superb technical team who, combined with the decades of collectibles experience found within Collectors Universe, Inc., created this unique value-added aggregator. We have been beta testing Collectors.com for the past 8 months within the PCGS (coins) and PSA (cards) divisions of Collectors Universe Inc., and in the process of developing it we have discovered many new and exciting applications that will benefit both buyers and sellers. Our goal is to add those applications as well as many more collectible categories as quickly as possible,” said Willis.
“Collectors.com does not buy or sell collectibles. It simply facilitates the meeting between the buyer and seller. For the serious collector, Collectors.com is a powerful search tool which is actively monitoring the Internet. For the merely curious, Collectors.com offers an exciting opportunity to discover items of potential interest. For sellers, Collectors.com adds a new platform where thousands of potential buyers can easily find their coins and banknotes, and quickly link to their website for purchase,” he explained.
“Simply stated, the goal of Collectors.com is to list every collectible available anywhere in the world,” emphasized Willis.
An informative video that explains the simple-to-use Collectors.com system can be viewed on the home page of the website.
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