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bidStart is an online marketplace and community connecting buyers and sellers of collectibles; including stamps, coins, comics, sports cards and more; offering auction & store items. bidStart stands out in the industry by offering unrivaled customer service with a personal touch and low selling fees.

Founded in March of 2005, bidStart was originally known as StampWants, and focused exclusively on collectible stamps. Within just a few years, StampWants had become a leader among collectible stamp marketplaces through quality features and support, aggressive advertising and unprecedented promotions; including the giveaway of a C3a Inverted Jenny in 2008 - the most sought after United States stamp, worth over $175,000 at the time.

During the summer of 2009, StampWants re-launched an entirely new website based upon the comments, suggestions and feedback we received since our launch in 2005. The new website was an immediate success, and sales quickly began to increase.

In November of 2009 StampWants re-branded itself as bidStart - the Collectible Marketplace. The core values and principles remain the same, but with the desire to provide the best platform and marketplace to not only philatelists, but collectors of all types of collectibles.

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bidStart now features no listing fees! Whether you list an item at auction, fixed price, or as a store listing, no matter the price, you won't pay any listing fees. A store subscription is required, and those fees start at $3.95/month. There are final value fees, as well as optional listing upgrade fees.

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Google PageRank: 4
Alexa Ranking: 92954
Domain Age: 7 years, 171 days


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