LiveAuctioneers.com to Commemorate 1,000th Auction-House Client with Unlimited, Internet Live-Bidding

NEW YORK – To celebrate its anticipated 1,000th auction-house client, Internet live-bidding services provider LiveAuctioneers.com has announced details of a month-long promotion that will culminate with the awarding of a grand prize package valued at no less than $16,000.

With 990 auction houses currently on its roster, the Manhattan-based company expects to record its 1,000th auction-house sign-up sometime during the month of October.

“Because it is such a significant milestone for us, we’ve organized a fantastic prize for one of the auction houses that signs up with us between now and October 31st,” said LiveAuctioneers CEO Julian R. Ellison. “All October sign-ups will be entered in a drawing to be held on November 1st at our corporate offices. The winner will receive a full year of unlimited Internet live bidding services at the platinum-plus level, as well as several other premium-level bonus gifts.”

The additional gifts include a custom-created iPhone app from LiveAuctioneers App Technologies, and a custom-designed LiveAuctioneers White Label platform, which enables an auction house to integrate its LiveAuctioneers catalog and Internet live bidding into its own Web site, branded under the auction house’s own name. “Factoring in an average usage of LiveAuctioneers’ services at four to five times during a calendar year, the total prize package tops $16,000 in value,” said Ellison.

Ellison said there is no limit to the number of auctions the winner will be allowed to conduct through LiveAuctioneers during the one-year period from Nov. 1, 2010 through Oct. 31, 2011. “And at the platinum-plus level, the winner will have access to every imaginable feature and service available through LiveAuctioneers,” said Ellison, “from the creation of an electronic catalog, online ads and editorial support, to bidder-console training, audio/video and post-sale statistical reports.”

In order to be entered in the drawing, auction houses must be licensed (if required in their state) and in the business of selling antiques, fine or decorative art, or vintage collectibles. The winner must agree to a two-year commitment with LiveAuctioneers.com, with the first year being free. There is no set number of auctions that the winner would be required to conduct during the second year of the commitment. The winning auction house is responsible for ensuring it has sufficient technology in place to support Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.

The drawing is open to both new customers and returning auction houses that are not presently using LiveAuctioneers for their Internet live bidding. LiveAuctioneers does not require exclusivity of its customers and places no restrictions on auctioneers who may wish to use other Internet live-bidding companies concurrently with LiveAuctioneers.

For additional information regarding the drawing, call LiveAuctioneers.com at 888.600.2437, e-mail to sales@LiveAuctioneers.com or visit the LiveAuctioneers Web site.

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