Warning! Know Your Buyer
Before you sell your valuable goods to any online buyer, you should always investigate
the firm behind the bid. The first question you should ask is, "Is this legit?"
And, of course, there are so many horror stories out there you MUST be 100%
certain you are selling to a good firm before you invest one minute of your time.
WE INVITE YOU to do a thorough background check on us. In fact, we don't
just "invite" you, we REQUIRE you to do your due diligence before you ship
your goods to us. That's right, before you sell to us we want you to check up on
us and our references.
Are we really a fully licensed business in Hamilton County, Tennessee? Are we really
members of the Better Business Bureau, the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, and
Dun & Bradstreet? DO YOUR DUE DILIGENCE! Regardless of whether you decide
to sell to us or go with some other buyer, PLEASE INVEST YOUR TIME BEFORE YOU SHIP
YOUR PACKAGE TO ANY BUYER!
Who is 2nd Markets Corporation?
2nd Markets Corporation of Chattanooga, Tennessee
(www.2ndMarkets.com) is a BBB-rated company with over 30 years experience
buying Tangible Assets through the mail from individuals and estates. We were doing
this BEFORE there was an Internet!
We are a leading international buyer of Gold, Silver, Platinum, Copper, Fine Watches,
Jewelry, Antiques, Historical Memorabilia, Rare Books, Collectibles, Coins, Stamps,
Rare Movie Posters and many other categories of antiques and collectibles. Through
our network of websites such as iCollectGoldold.com,
iCollectSterling.com and many others, 2nd Markets spends millions of dollars
every year and has perfected a system for buying from the public through the mail.
A Well-Established Firm → in Business Since 1976
We have been at this for a long time. We began in 1976, and formed 2nd Markets Corporation
in 2008 (after many years as Warren Ventures, Inc.). Our founder, Jon R. Warren,
has lived in Chattanooga since 1970, having graduated high school and college locally.
The company is operated by the Warren family, who has lived in the same home in
Chattanooga for the last 25 years. We are not a fly-by-night operation, we have
our roots firmly settled in our community and plan to be here our entire lifetimes.
This is important, because you should align yourself in any business venture with
a partner who has a long history in its community. You should avoid a firm who has
just sprung up recently.
Our Business References → Please Check Them!
Please invest some time to check our business references. You should always check
the references of any firm you plan to do business with. If they cannot supply business
references, do not deal with that firm!
Better Business Bureau
Member Services, Chattanooga, Tn
423-266-0396 (we are 2nd Markets Corporation, member #40061041)
Dun & Bradstreet
dandb.com (DUNS # 048984807)
Dun & Bradstreet maintains a database of over 200 million companies globally and
over 53 million professional contact names using a variety of sources including
public records, trade references, telco providers, newspapers and publications,
telephone interviews and others.
Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce
CUSTOMER SERVICE 423-763-2121 (member id #10584)
Hamilton County Business License Division
CUSTOMER SERVICE: 423-209-6500 (inquire about 2nd Markets Corporation, spell it
3614 Tennessee Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37409
423-321-6638 (ask for George Clark)
About Our Founder
site is the brainchild of Jon R. Warren and was founded in 2000. Jon is the author
of numerous collector guides and is recognized internationally as a leading expert
in the field of collectibles. He has been a collector and merchant of collectibles
since the 1970s.
Jon has had the collecting passion since childhood. At age 15, he had a rare stamp
business, selling rare US commemoratives to collectors world-wide under the business
name "Rarities, Inc." Collectors purchased thousands of dollars of rare
stamps through the mail from Rarities, Inc. never knowing they were dealing with
Jon has authored numerous books, including books about movie posters, rare comic
books, vintage paperbacks, and big little books. He served as editor of the Overstreet
Comic Book Price Guide from 1984 to 1992, and served as Senior Price Guide editor
for Wizard: The Guide to Comics from 1993 to 2001. Jon is now president of 2nd Markets
Corp., owner of this site and the I Collect family of collector sites.