Suggestion - Collection Value Calculator

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MastaMonk
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Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:28 pm

Just a thought. I've often been curious about the estimated values of poster collections. Current value and total value over time.

Thought it might cool if there was a way to view the total 6 month averages, for all the prints in a given collection. And maybe even a way to track it over time via a graph. I know that anyone could just go and look up all their prints and do the math themselves, but I thought it would be a neat addition to EB. Given my small knowledge of website building and programming, I have no idea how easy or difficult this would be.

Just my 2 cents! :D
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Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:28 pm

+1
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krisjay
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Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:35 pm

This could be a good idea.
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Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:38 pm

I was just thinking about this the other week, but thought I might be deemed lazy if I suggested it. ;)

I think this is a great idea.
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Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:56 pm

+1 please
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Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:41 pm

Collections with Stout movie posters:

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Collections without Stout movie posters:

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It would be hard to do, I'm sure, due to not all posters having a 6-month average or even having a sale at all. And some of those don't even have an original price. I suppose any proposed calculator could set aside those without 6-month averages.
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Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:45 pm

jjbehren wrote:Collections with Stout movie posters:

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Collections without Stout movie posters:

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It would be hard to do, I'm sure, due to not all posters having a 6-month average or even having a sale at all. And some of those don't even have an original price. I suppose any proposed calculator could set aside those without 6-month averages.
Yeah, you could just zero those out-- or assume they have face value. Just have something that is good at-a-glance.
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Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:55 pm

terrific idea ... and probably not that hard to do ...
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Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:59 pm

Your calculator is on eBay. That is the only way you will find out the true value.

The averages here are tainted by money grubbing green disease whores.

If you care about the art, the value should not matter.

If you care about the value, your love is not art.
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Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:06 pm

This could set up a class structure, that may not be the best thing for the community, just playing devils advocate. The haves and the have nots, mine is bigger than yours type of deal. We all can see the collections that are not private, I don't know, just seems like a dangerous road, makes it all about value and not about the artwork.
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MastaMonk
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Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:11 pm

GR8Dane wrote:Your calculator is on eBay. That is the only way you will find out the true value.

The averages here are tainted by money grubbing green disease whores.

If you care about the art, the value should not matter.

If you care about the value, your love is not art.

I understand what your saying, but it's still information that would be good for people to know.

It's not as much caring about value as it is knowing about it. And knowing about these kind of things is called being responsible.
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Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:12 pm

krisjay wrote:This could set up a class structure, that may not be the best thing for the community, just playing devils advocate. The haves and the have nots, mine is bigger than yours type of deal. We all can see the collections that are not private, I don't know, just seems like a dangerous road, makes it all about value and not about the artwork.
I don't agree, it's knowledge that any collector of anything should have.

As for the mine is bigger issue, just make it all private.
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Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:13 pm

not a bad idea imo
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Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:20 pm

Yeah, as long as it's a private tool, this could be kind of cool.
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Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:22 pm

cinematical wrote:private tool
no doubt
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