iGuide™’s goal is to answer that always common question when looking at some old piece of memorabilia: “What’s it worth?
Chattanooga, Tennessee (PRWEB) November 26, 2011
A new site hopes to help folks answer the question, "What's it worth?" Today, everyone is familiar with shows such as Antiques Roadshow and American Pickers. And we all know that one lucky find could be like winning the lottery. A good find could be worth a fortune. Good thing. Many folks may have taken on too much debt during the economic boom of the early 2000s, and are now seeking to improve their personal balance sheets. Looking around for ways to raise cash, cash-strapped collectors are asking “What’s it worth?” and wondering how much cash they might get for their collection. But where to get a free antique appraisal?
Long-time collectors are probably familiar with one or more collectibles price guide books by Jon R. Warren, but may suspect that the prices in these books could be out of date. Collectibles value changes over time. “By the time a book is printed, it’s out of date,” says Jon R. Warren Warren, president of 2nd Markets Corporation, owner of the iGuide™ site. Many not-so-advanced collectors may not even have been aware that there are price guides to help appraise antiques and determine collectibles values. So how does a collector answer the question “What’s it worth?” Warren says, “iGuide™’s goal is to answer that always common question when looking at some old piece of memorabilia: “What’s it worth?”
"Not every thingamajig has value," says Warren. "We created the iGuide™ to provide collectors, appraisers, and executors with a free and easy place to appraise antiques and provide collectibles current market values."
A 30-year price guide veteran and a recognized collectibles expert, Warren attributes the success and rapid growth of the iGuide™ site to its scope and price. “The iGuide™ database of antiques, art and collectibles is literally millions of pages, and it’s absolutely free of subscription charges.”
In these hard times, collectors are thrilled to learn the iGuide™ is absolutely free of charge. “The online price guides at iGuide.net have been invaluable to me over the years,” says Greg Edmond of Oklahoma. “And Jon is a great guy, really helpful. He provided me a free appraisal when I could not find some of my antiques in his database. I’m thrilled I can use the iGuide™, and best of all it’s FREE!”
"Don't take any one expert’s word for collectibles pricing," says Warren. "We do our best, but you should do your homework. Check iGuide™, then compare prices on the internet."
About Selling Antiques and Collectibles Online: Warren strongly recommends reading a company's Website and comparing policies and pricing before choosing a buyer." Ask how much you will be paid and compare prices. Ask if you will be notified of value before you're paid," he suggests. "And for goodness sake, never agree to drop your valuables in a regular mailbox. There's no record or proof that it has been mailed - and it's not insured although many of our competitors would like you to believe otherwise."
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