Monday June 24th, 9:00 am Eastern Time




Local online marketplace encourages auction bidders and sellers to meet face to face.

Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY-- June 24, 2002 --’s “Brooklyn Auction” is a new meeting place for the downtown Brooklyn community to buy and sell collectibles, Tchotchkes, furniture, and a whole lot more. is different from traditional online auctions in that the participants are encouraged to meet one another at the auction close.

Both the seller and winning bidder are given the option to hand deliver or pick up winning bid items at the close of an auction.  Brian I. Cohen, president of stated that "The Brooklyn Auction is a fun way for people with similar interests in the downtown Brooklyn community to meet.  Brooklyn is famous for it’s Summer Stoop Sales.  Believe it or not, some residents of Brooklyn didn’t have access to their own stoop, that is, until now!   Those without a brownstone are encouraged to participate in the largest stoop sale on planet earth. is different from traditional online auctions such an eBay
(Nasdaq: EBAY; ), Yahoo (Nasdaq: YHOO;,  & Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN;, because we promote a level of intimacy in transactions that is not seen in the big three sites.  Additionally, there is a savings passed onto the buyer because smaller articles will typically be delivered or picked up for free.”

The auction platform was initiated after the USPS announced an increase in the price of mailing Parcel Post by 6.4%, Priority mail by 1
3.5 %, and a 9.4% increase for Express Mail.  Auction sellers often have to “eat” part of shipping costs because they are catering to a more demanding and sophisticated auction user.  Sellers frustrated by the United States Postal Services’ decision to increase rates can opt to deliver or pick up items for virtually no cost.  Additionally, it is free for both buyers and sellers to register, post and bid on items.  The auction community will immediately recognize the cost savings passed onto them at


Simply click the “Brooklyn Auction” button from the main entrance of the homepage or type in the Address bar of your browser.

ABOUT Founded in 1999, is a privately held auction servicescompany located in Brooklyn, New York,. encourages a level of intimacy that has eluded other online marketplaces.  Registered as an eBay™ Auction Trading Assistant, can perform a variety of premium auction services including Photography, Auction Listing and Non for Profit Fundraising, and Auction Procurement.’s effort to humanize online trading can be found on the World Wide Web at "Always has a little BID of this and a little BID of that”

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