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I have typically used eBay data to keep up with what things are worth. I understand that there are instances where ebay prices can go very high or low depending on particular interest on an item, but over all, given enough data on a particular figure wouldn't this be a good guide to go by for rough pricing? Once you see 6-7 listings for an item sell within a price range I feel that that is a good estimate on the worth of that figure at that time.

Do you agree/ disagree? What other pricing metrics do you guys use? Anybody still use printed book guides?

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If I had to guess I'd say most just use eBay. Maybe some Facebook groups, because there is no eBay fees to pay you can usually get a good deal on things.

Problem is that some people don't know how to use completed listings and think their stuff is worth those ridiculous BIN prices. Or they see that one off high priced sale and assume that's what there stuff is worth. Some can't understand condition plays a part. Rant over!

To answer your questions. I agree that 6-7 completed sales is a good baseline. I used to keep reference prices on items I sold as a guide, but now I just think its worth this to that. I'll pay the average. Plus things have gone up a bit since last I sold any SP on eBay.
A printed price guide? They still make those?
I think one would be a good idea, but then prices fluctuate so much it would be hard to keep up to date. Maybe an online resource that could be updated faster.

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I agree with you guys on the completed listings. For me I can be a bit of a stickler when it comes to condition. Do you guys agree there seem to be certain figures or card variations that are always in rough shape? I've paid a bit extra for examples of those sorts of figures graded or in high grade condition.

Buy it now is sort of off putting for me. Especially when sellers always ask way too much! I do find it amusing tho when they keep relisting them over and over and over again expecting a different result. Isn't that the definition of insanity? emoticon emoticon

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Thanks guys, yes there are some crazy BINs out there. I guess they are just fishing.
I really don't know if they sell price guide books. I have fond memories of thumbing through becketts and overstreet guides for baseball card and comic prices!

What prompted this question was having a conversation with a guy recently who was arguing that ebay pricing is not a good indicator. I personally can't think of a better way to determine a price estimate.

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I think ebay is a good indicator if it's an auction, not a Buy It Now. With BIN people might sell for way too low but that doesn't mean it's a precedent. And people list for way too high sometimes too and that doesn't necessarily mean that's what it's worth either. If you look at a completed auction though, that means at least two people were willing to pay in that ballpark and it's usually a good indicator of price if you can find consistent items sold for that amount. That's why ebay itself is not a good way to determine value, but it's a good tool and if used properly is likely the best way.

Then you get into different conditions and different cardback variations... well that's when you just have to use intuition and say "well this one is nicer" or "this one has a harder to find cardback" and adjust the price accordingly when negotiating another sale.

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