FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday June 24th, 9:00 am Eastern Time
ANNOUNCING WWW.BIDOFTHIS.COM BROOKLYN AUCTION: THE BIGGEST STOOP SALE ON EARTH
Local online marketplace encourages auction bidders and sellers to meet face to face.
Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY-- June 24, 2002 -- Bidofthis.com’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. Bidofthis.com 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 Bidofthis.com stated that "The Bidofthis.com 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. Bidofthis.com is different from traditional online auctions such an eBay ™ (Nasdaq: EBAY; www.ebay.com ), Yahoo ™ (Nasdaq: YHOO; www.yahoo.com), & Amazon ™ www.amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN; www.amazon.com), 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 Bidofthis.com auction platform was initiated after the USPS announced an increase in the price of mailing Parcel Post by 6.4%, Priority mail by 13.5 %, 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 Bidofthis.com.
Simply click the “Brooklyn Auction” button from the main entrance of the Bidofthis.com homepage or type www.bidofthis.com/brooklyn.html in the Address bar of your browser.
ABOUT Bidofthis.com: Founded in 1999, Bidofthis.com is a privately held auction servicescompany located in Brooklyn, New York,. Bidofthis.com encourages a level of intimacy that has eluded other online marketplaces. Registered as an eBay™ Auction Trading Assistant, Bidofthis.com can perform a variety of premium auction services including Photography, Auction Listing and Non for Profit Fundraising, and Auction Procurement. Bidofthis.com’s effort to humanize online trading can be found on the World Wide Web at www.bidofthis.com
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Contact: Brian I. Cohen