PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today GiveAshare.com announced that Facebook stock will be added to its stock list within minutes of the much-anticipated IPO expected on May 17. This will enable non-investors to buy one share of Facebook stock in just two minutes.
“The little guy has been shut out of this IPO and we’re happy to give them an easy and affordable way to buy Facebook stock as an unusual gift or cherished keepsake,” said Rick Roman, Co-Founder.
GiveAshare.com specializes in selling single shares of stock. Recipients become actual shareholders. It was conceived over 25 years ago when the founders, Rick and Leslie Roman, gave shares of Boston Celtics stock as a clever gift to friends and family. “The stock broker process was, and is difficult, time-consuming, and expensive so we did something about it,” says Rick. After a pre-internet false start in 1989, GiveAshare.com was launched in 2002 offering only two stocks. “It was an immediate hit,” says Leslie, “so we kept adding stocks that matched people’s interests.” GiveAshare is very different from a stock broker:
- Only sells one share stock certificates.
- Simplified process takes only two minutes.
- Recipient gets the registered stock certificate (brokers charge large fees or won’t do it).
- Customers pay with a credit card.
- Offers framing options and more.
People interested in buying Facebook stock simply provide name and address information for the recipient and/or themselves and then select various options like framing. “I never bought stock before but wanted to give a share of Nintendo to my grandson for graduation,” said Sharon Johnson, a GiveAshare customer. “I couldn’t believe how easy it was.”
In general, the price for Facebook or any of the 100+ stocks is based on the market price plus a $39 fee, and either $1 for a cardboard frame or $43 for custom frame including a personalized engraved plaque. Other factors can impact the price like transfer agent fees or SEC requirements but none are expected to affect Facebook.
GiveAshare is not a registered broker.
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