FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Isn't eBay the same thing?
No, eBay is an auction site with less than two weeks of historical data of items that have sold (images typically only appear for 90 days and can be removed after an item is sold). More 

 

We offer our patrons plenty of books on collectibles. Why isn't this good enough?
There are certainly plenty of books available, but in today's fast moving world, items that were seemingly worthless yesterday could be worth a significant amount of money today. More 

 

If 25% of the records have no images, aren't 25% of the records unusable?
Not at all. There are several categories that rarely show pictures of items. More 

 

Some of the records are 'mixed lots', meaning a record may have multiple items in them. How can this be of value?
There are some records that have several different items in them, for example, a collection of different beanie babies in one lot. More 

 

How can I tell if the pricing comparisons I am looking at are for items that are in the same condition as the item I am looking to appraise?
Certain categories such as collectibles have different ways of describing conditions such as MIB (Mint in Box) or coins have different grades, for example. More 

 

I do not trust eBay as a data source for pricing.
This is a personal preference, so if you do not want to include items sold at eBay in your price appraisals, simply exclude them from the search filter in your basic search. More 

 

Your online resource includes unsold items in it. If they didn't sell the item why should I consider this in valuing my own items worth?
You can easily exclude unsold items by clicking on a filter box on the basic search page. More 

 

Why doesn't the online resource list the dealer or person who sold the item?
The online resource does provide the data source — eBay, WorthPoint Corporation, TIAS.com, or the auction house.

 

Why do I get so many irrelevant matches when doing a keyword search?
A keyword search searches all the words in the record across all the categories. More