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Re: Token Price Guide 10 years 7 months ago #13

I'm amazed that you're able to work 3 jobs.  That seems overwhelming to me.<br /><br />Kim
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Re: Token Price Guide 10 years 7 months ago #14

<br />No new price guide planned.  Between my 3 jobs, I just don't have the time.<br />

<br /><br />I kept track of the tokens that sold on eBay for over a year, ending sometime at the end of last year. Everytime a token would sell I would add it in and average it with the others of the same kind that sold. For instance, if a +1 Arrow sold for .50, then the next one sold for $1.50, the average would be $1.00, and that is what I marked down for the value. There was a great range of value on some items, but in the end, if 10 of them sold the average would stable it out. With keeping track of the gold sales, I was also able to determine how much gold an item was worth. I would be hesitant to put it out here since I am sure people would argue with it (even though these are ACTUAL values).  I hadn't looked back at the prices until last night. The only completed item I saw was the Scroll of Chain Lightning, which went for over 2x the average of the eight I had previously documented.

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Re: Token Price Guide 10 years 7 months ago #15

<br />I'm amazed that you're able to work 3 jobs.  That seems overwhelming to me.<br /><br />Kim<br />

<br /><br />Very overwhelming.  In addition to my day job, I started teaching at Santa Monica College and I am writing a sci-fi novel.  The kids take up all the rest of my time.  =)<br /><br />
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Re: Token Price Guide 10 years 7 months ago #16

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<br />No new price guide planned.  Between my 3 jobs, I just don't have the time.<br />

<br /><br />I kept track of the tokens that sold on eBay for over a year, ending sometime at the end of last year. Everytime a token would sell I would add it in and average it with the others of the same kind that sold. For instance, if a +1 Arrow sold for .50, then the next one sold for $1.50, the average would be $1.00, and that is what I marked down for the value. There was a great range of value on some items, but in the end, if 10 of them sold the average would stable it out. With keeping track of the gold sales, I was also able to determine how much gold an item was worth. I would be hesitant to put it out here since I am sure people would argue with it (even though these are ACTUAL values).  I hadn't looked back at the prices until last night. The only completed item I saw was the Scroll of Chain Lightning, which went for over 2x the average of the eight I had previously documented. <br />

<br /><br />The problem that I think you might run in to is this: are you seeing two values or a price trend?  Overtime, prices change, especially when a new print run is announced and released.  You also have the dilema of weighing in shipping costs.  And factoring trades into the mix can be problematic.<br /><br />Don't get me wrong, tracking eBay prices is a great place to start but the high degree of variability can throw your numbers off.  Best of luck to you!
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Re: Token Price Guide 10 years 7 months ago #17

How many classes do you teach?  Also, how's the novel coming along?<br /><br />Kim
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Re: Token Price Guide 10 years 7 months ago #18

<br />How many classes do you teach?  Also, how's the novel coming along?<br /><br />Kim<br />

<br /><br />Only Astronomy right now.  But its a lot of fun actually!  So I might not even consider it a job really but it does take a lot of time to prepare the lectures, labs, exams, grading, etc.<br /><br />Novel is coming along well!  Thanks!  I have the treatment done, finished the prologue, have my characters, and all the science worked out.  Now I just need to start typing! <br /><br />So now you know where I've been all these months.  ;)
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Re: Token Price Guide 10 years 7 months ago #19

I look forward to reading your novel someday.
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Re: Token Price Guide 10 years 7 months ago #20

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<br />No new price guide planned.  Between my 3 jobs, I just don't have the time.<br />

<br /><br />I kept track of the tokens that sold on eBay for over a year, ending sometime at the end of last year. Everytime a token would sell I would add it in and average it with the others of the same kind that sold. For instance, if a +1 Arrow sold for .50, then the next one sold for $1.50, the average would be $1.00, and that is what I marked down for the value. There was a great range of value on some items, but in the end, if 10 of them sold the average would stable it out. With keeping track of the gold sales, I was also able to determine how much gold an item was worth. I would be hesitant to put it out here since I am sure people would argue with it (even though these are ACTUAL values).  I hadn't looked back at the prices until last night. The only completed item I saw was the Scroll of Chain Lightning, which went for over 2x the average of the eight I had previously documented. <br />

<br /><br />I don't think I've heard people argue with the price guide before. I think a lot of people would appreciate seeing the information you've accumulated. Everyone realizes that the real worth of something is how much money someone will give you for it!

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Re: Token Price Guide 10 years 7 months ago #23

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Re: Token Price Guide 10 years 7 months ago #24

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<br />No new price guide planned.  Between my 3 jobs, I just don't have the time.<br />

<br /><br />I kept track of the tokens that sold on eBay for over a year, ending sometime at the end of last year. Everytime a token would sell I would add it in and average it with the others of the same kind that sold. For instance, if a +1 Arrow sold for .50, then the next one sold for $1.50, the average would be $1.00, and that is what I marked down for the value. There was a great range of value on some items, but in the end, if 10 of them sold the average would stable it out. With keeping track of the gold sales, I was also able to determine how much gold an item was worth. I would be hesitant to put it out here since I am sure people would argue with it (even though these are ACTUAL values).  I hadn't looked back at the prices until last night. The only completed item I saw was the Scroll of Chain Lightning, which went for over 2x the average of the eight I had previously documented. <br />

<br /><br />I don't think I've heard people argue with the price guide before. I think a lot of people would appreciate seeing the information you've accumulated. Everyone realizes that the real worth of something is how much money someone will give you for it!<br />

<br />When I started talking about posting the results of my year long study of ebay token sales I was told by several people that those who have previously kept track of token values have received complaints from token sellers that believed the quoted values were too low; thus cutting into their bottom line. <br />My postings showed only the actual sale prices, not a judgement of the token's worth. Apparently an average value, without the figures they were derived from as back-up, leaves room for argument, at least in some people's minds. I have not received any complaints on my postings.<br /><br />Say Don, I was wondering how similar your averages are to those that could be derived from my study. If you haven't seen it you can see it here:<br /> sites.google.com/site/moldasmysticalmerchantile/in-the-news <br />Please excuse the mess it is in, I have been too busy with Token Wallets and family to straighten out all of it.
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