GoAntiques

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GoAntiques
Type Private
Industry Retail
Founded 1994
Headquarters Dublin, Ohio, United States
Key people Will Seippel, CEO
Products antiques, collectibles, art
Website www.goantiques.com

GoAntiques is an online retail and auction marketplace for antiques and collectibles. The company was founded as Antique Networking in 1994, is based in Dublin, Ohio, United States. WorthPoint Corporation acquired GoAntiques, Inc. in October, 2008.

Business Profile[edit]

GoAntiques inventory consists of antique, collectible, art and other merchandise for sale by member dealers. These items may be listed for sale on GoAntiques.com as retail items or via eBay Live Auctions. Along with TIAS.com, Lilter.com and Ruby Lane it is considered one of the 4 major online antique malls.[1]

As of August 2007 the site lists more than 400,000 items from 1,800 dealers in 29 countries.

GoAntiques also operates the PriceMiner antiques & collectibles price guide service.

History[edit]

Antique Networking, Inc. was founded in Ohio in 1994 by Kathy Kamnikar [5], and was online by June 1995 [2] placing it among the very first wave of online internet antiques & collectibles shops. Starting in 1996 it operated under the domain antiqnet.com until merger with Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based GoAntiques in 2001.[3]

In 2003 the company moved headquarters from Baton Rouge to Columbus, Ohio under Chapter 11 Reorganization.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Antique Mall comparison from about.com
  2. ^ [2] rec.antiques.marketplace posting
  3. ^ [3] AuctionBytes News Article
  4. ^ Columbus Business First Article
  5. ^ [4] The Advocate (Baton Rouge) article

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