NostoNews, February 1, 2004

Sale items now viewable by non-members

It makes sense. Take eBay for example. Anyone can go in and browse the items currently up for auction. You only need to register there after you find something you want to bid on.

The same principle applies here. Previously, visitors needed to register with Nostomania to use any of our services. Granted, registration is an extremely painless process here, unlike most sites. At Nosto, you just pick a user name and go. However, it makes sense that non-members should be able to see what is currently for sale, without having to register first. We realize that and made it possible.

Registration does, however, have its benefits. With one of the tightest privacy policies around, we have never given a single user email address to anyone. We only contact users if absolutely necessary (for example, if they request to be notified when an item on their wantlist turns up for sale on the site).

The main benefits of registration are free access to our accurate pricing and collection management services. Let's do a quick comparison of our collection management service with a few common alternatives that exist.

Comic book collection management options:
  • ComicBase
    - Shrinkwrapped software - Cost: $99.00 to $199.00, plus more for bonus disks and updates
    - Internet site, similar to Nostomania - Cost: $9.95 per month to $44.95 yearly
    - That'd be us - Cost: FREE
Coin collection management options:
  • Coin Collector's Assistant Plus
    - Shrinkwrapped software - Cost: $84.95
    - Internet site, similar to Nostomania - Cost: $41.95 per year, includes subscription to print publication
    - Again, that'd be us - Cost: FREE
We continue to add support for more and more items each month in our rapidly growing database. And Nostomania is backed by the best pricing data available. We think the choice is clear, and invite anyone looking for quality collection management tools to come take advantage of our free services.


Don't forget, all you have to do is create a single Collection, Wantlist, or Salelist item each month to qualify for our sweepstakes. Why not take a look and see what we're giving away (and gave away last month), free as always.

Thanks, we'll see you all next month.

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