Saturday, January 12, 2008

MA-Shops

I saw a demonstration of MA-Shops at NYINC today. It is a European competitor to VCoins. Supposedly there are 120,000 items for sale on it already. I see 1350 ancient Greek coins, 3082 Romans, and 213 Byzantine. 922 Medieval. A lot of modern coins, especially German. About 500 numismatic books.

I like MA-Shops' ability to view by category. I think that's better than VCoins, which has per-store categories but no overall. The downside of MA-Shops is the search functions. It doesn't support wildcard searching (*). It doesn't support automatic synonym searching. Those features what makes VCoins great, and they are needed even more on MA-Shops because a lot of the descriptive text on the site isn't in English. This means a lot of searching for the same term in various languages.

2 comments:

MA-Shops said...

We are working on the wildcard function and it will be availabe in some days.

We are using a new search software and this one is also much faster then the old one.

Muenzauktion.com - MA-SHOPS.de said...

The wildcard function is available on www.ma-shops.com

So search for e.G.
1.)
Russ*
so get all Russian coins, the German "Russland" and the english "Russia", etc.

2.)
Hadr*
to get the "Hadrianus" and "Hadrian" and "Hadrien" items.

BR
Joachim

www.ma-shops.com