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New Survey Finds Most Online Collectors Find Their Antiques & Collectibles Offline



News-Antique.com - Nov 04,2010 - Garden City, New York - November 4, 2010 - TIAS.com the
Web's largest online antiques & collectibles mall sent a survey out
to their 15,000+ online newsletter subscribers and found that the most
popular source of antiques & collectibles for collectors are still
Yard / Tag sales.

The survey question was "What is the primary source of the antiques
& collectibles you purchase for your personal collection?" Here are
the results in order of popularity with collectors.

1. Yard/Tag Sales
2. Auctions
3. Flea markets
4. Shops
5. Online Auctions
6. Online Shops
7. Shows

Based on these results it looks like most collectors who completed the
survey were driven by not only the desire to find something for their
collection, but the desire to find a bargain. Comments from respondents
mentioned that they want to find valuable items before their prices are
marked up to retail. However, several people also mentioned that if they
found a piece that they "must have" for their collection, they were
willing to pay retail for it.

"I don't think that these survey results will come as a surprise to
anyone in the "low end" antiques & collectibles market." said
Phillip Davies, President of TIAS.com. "Many collectors are driven by
the hunt for bargain treasures. At TIAS.com our home page lists numerous
daily sales and many of our dealers accept online offers from their
customers as well. In this economy people are looking for bargains for
their Holiday shopping. What they may not realize is that many online
antiques & collectibles dealers are now highly motivated to sell
their merchandise."

Accredited media interested in discussing this release in more detail are encouraged to contact Phillip Davies at Phil@TIAS.com

- -About TIAS.com --
TIAS.com serves approximately 170,000 unique customers a day. TIAS
merchants offer well over 650,000 antiques & collectibles for sale
online. The company has been building profitable e-commerce systems for
merchants since 1995. Antiques & Collectibles purchased online
through TIAS.com are guaranteed for up to $500 of the purchase price.

For more information contact:
Phillip Davies, TIAS.com Inc.
phil@tias.com
1-888-653-7883

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