BargainandHaggle.com Hits One Over the Fence For DiMaggio Memorabilia Collector

Autographed #56 Bat Sells for $12,000 on Unique Online Negotiation

Marketplace, Site to Host Sale of DiMaggio 1941 MVP Replica Ring



Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from BargainandHaggle.com

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A North Carolina memorabilia
 collector hit a home run this week, selling a rare Joe DiMaggio #56 bat for
 $12,000 through BargainandHaggle.com , a website that allows buyers and
 sellers to negotiate on a one-to-one basis for collectibles and other
 merchandise.
     Now on deck:  The negotiated sale of the Yankee Clipper's storied 1941 MVP
 replica ring.
     Grand Rapids, Mich.-based BargainandHaggle.com(TM)
 (www.bargainandhaggle.com ) said that the sale of the Louisville Slugger,
 number 56 in a limited edition of 1,941 bats, was negotiated on a one-on-one
 basis for a final price of $12,000.  The bat is part of a collection of
 limited-edition autographed items from the estate of Joe DiMaggio being sold
 through BargainandHaggle.com by Ralph Perullo, a Charlotte, N.C.-based
 collector who acquired the DiMaggio estate in June 1999.
     Numerous items from the DiMaggio estate have been sold through the site
 since the launch of the collection on February 14.  As a result of this
 success, Mr. Perullo has announced the listing of an extremely rare replica of
 DiMaggio's 1941 MVP ring for an asking price of $10,000.
     The DiMaggio MVP ring is an exact replica of the baseball legend's 1941
 Most Valuable Player ring.  The original ring was stolen from DiMaggio's hotel
 room.  Shortly before the legendary ballplayer's death, a company had planned
 to create and market exact replicas of the ring.  However, only three replicas
 of the 1941 MVP rings were ever created.
     "We are very pleased with the success Mr. Perullo has had in listing items
 from the DiMaggio estate through BargainandHaggle.com," said Catherine
 Ettinger, CEO of mindpepper(TM), the Internet holding company that operates
 BargainandHaggle.com.  "The sale of the '#56' bat demonstrates the
 effectiveness of the negotiated sales model as the leading alternative to on-
 line auctions or fixed-price sites.  We look forward to continued success
 stories as buyers and sellers discover BargainandHaggle.com as the marketplace
 of choice for those seeking control over their online transactions."
     BargainandHaggle.com uses a patent-pending one-on-one negotiation process
 called Dinidan(TM), developed by mindpepper.  This technology allows buyers to
 negotiate directly with sellers on a first-come, first-served basis.
 Additional interested buyers are placed into an electronic queue.  If the
 negotiation fails to produce acceptable results, the seller can begin
 negotiations with the next interested buyer in the queue.
     "BargainandHaggle.com's negotiated sales model has proven to be an ideal
 fit for the DiMaggio collection," Ralph Perullo said.  "I have control over
 the progress of each transaction instead of simply having to settle for a
 final auction bid from an unknown source.  The process also levels the playing
 field for smaller collectors who might not otherwise have an opportunity to
 truly negotiate for items of this caliber."
     In addition to hosting items from the DiMaggio estate,
 BargainandHaggle.com recently announced an alliance with TIAS.com(TM)
 (www.tias.com ), an online aggregator and distributor of antiques and
 collectibles merchandise.  This relationship allows online antiques and
 collectibles merchants the ability to distribute items from their TIAS stores
 through the Bargain and Haggle website.  Systems designed by TIAS currently
 serve over 75,000 unique customers a day and list over 340,000 items for sale
 online.
     BargainandHaggle.com is an online marketplace that allows consumers to
 negotiate one-to-one to buy and sell items ranging from sports memorabilia to
 collectibles, antiques and toys.  The site uses a patent-pending one-to-one
 negotiation process, which allows buyers to negotiate directly with sellers on
 a first-come, first-served basis.  BargainandHaggle.com was conceived and
 developed by mindpepper, LLC, an Internet and technology development company
 established from the e-business practice of national consulting firm BDO
 Seidman LLC.  mindpepper (www.mindpepper.com ) develops and markets practical
 technology products, including dynamic pricing and transaction models for
 e-commerce applications.
     For more information, please visit http://www.mindpepper.com/pressroom.asp
 
 

SOURCE BargainandHaggle.com
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A North Carolina memorabilia
 collector hit a home run this week, selling a rare Joe DiMaggio #56 bat for
 $12,000 through BargainandHaggle.com , a website that allows buyers and
 sellers to negotiate on a one-to-one basis for collectibles and other
 merchandise.
     Now on deck:  The negotiated sale of the Yankee Clipper's storied 1941 MVP
 replica ring.
     Grand Rapids, Mich.-based BargainandHaggle.com(TM)
 (www.bargainandhaggle.com ) said that the sale of the Louisville Slugger,
 number 56 in a limited edition of 1,941 bats, was negotiated on a one-on-one
 basis for a final price of $12,000.  The bat is part of a collection of
 limited-edition autographed items from the estate of Joe DiMaggio being sold
 through BargainandHaggle.com by Ralph Perullo, a Charlotte, N.C.-based
 collector who acquired the DiMaggio estate in June 1999.
     Numerous items from the DiMaggio estate have been sold through the site
 since the launch of the collection on February 14.  As a result of this
 success, Mr. Perullo has announced the listing of an extremely rare replica of
 DiMaggio's 1941 MVP ring for an asking price of $10,000.
     The DiMaggio MVP ring is an exact replica of the baseball legend's 1941
 Most Valuable Player ring.  The original ring was stolen from DiMaggio's hotel
 room.  Shortly before the legendary ballplayer's death, a company had planned
 to create and market exact replicas of the ring.  However, only three replicas
 of the 1941 MVP rings were ever created.
     "We are very pleased with the success Mr. Perullo has had in listing items
 from the DiMaggio estate through BargainandHaggle.com," said Catherine
 Ettinger, CEO of mindpepper(TM), the Internet holding company that operates
 BargainandHaggle.com.  "The sale of the '#56' bat demonstrates the
 effectiveness of the negotiated sales model as the leading alternative to on-
 line auctions or fixed-price sites.  We look forward to continued success
 stories as buyers and sellers discover BargainandHaggle.com as the marketplace
 of choice for those seeking control over their online transactions."
     BargainandHaggle.com uses a patent-pending one-on-one negotiation process
 called Dinidan(TM), developed by mindpepper.  This technology allows buyers to
 negotiate directly with sellers on a first-come, first-served basis.
 Additional interested buyers are placed into an electronic queue.  If the
 negotiation fails to produce acceptable results, the seller can begin
 negotiations with the next interested buyer in the queue.
     "BargainandHaggle.com's negotiated sales model has proven to be an ideal
 fit for the DiMaggio collection," Ralph Perullo said.  "I have control over
 the progress of each transaction instead of simply having to settle for a
 final auction bid from an unknown source.  The process also levels the playing
 field for smaller collectors who might not otherwise have an opportunity to
 truly negotiate for items of this caliber."
     In addition to hosting items from the DiMaggio estate,
 BargainandHaggle.com recently announced an alliance with TIAS.com(TM)
 (www.tias.com ), an online aggregator and distributor of antiques and
 collectibles merchandise.  This relationship allows online antiques and
 collectibles merchants the ability to distribute items from their TIAS stores
 through the Bargain and Haggle website.  Systems designed by TIAS currently
 serve over 75,000 unique customers a day and list over 340,000 items for sale
 online.
     BargainandHaggle.com is an online marketplace that allows consumers to
 negotiate one-to-one to buy and sell items ranging from sports memorabilia to
 collectibles, antiques and toys.  The site uses a patent-pending one-to-one
 negotiation process, which allows buyers to negotiate directly with sellers on
 a first-come, first-served basis.  BargainandHaggle.com was conceived and
 developed by mindpepper, LLC, an Internet and technology development company
 established from the e-business practice of national consulting firm BDO
 Seidman LLC.  mindpepper (www.mindpepper.com ) develops and markets practical
 technology products, including dynamic pricing and transaction models for
 e-commerce applications.
     For more information, please visit http://www.mindpepper.com/pressroom.asp
 
 SOURCE  BargainandHaggle.com