Most of the time our algorithm just works and the Estimated Value seems obvious. The Batman (Black Chrome) [Fall Convention] Pop for example makes sense at its current $37 –
But then there are other cases. For example, items that are not near mint. Normally we discard them. But what about an item that has some light damage that sells for more than the current Estimated Value? We currently don’t include those as we do not include their counterpart (an item that is not near mint and sells below the Estimated Value). In the case of that chrome Batman that is OK as there are enough price points. But what about if there are not enough sales?
Take the RV Walker (Bloody) (Freddy Funko), an SDCC special from 2013. They only made 12 of them! So transactions are rare. Here is what we have –
Then recently one sold but for much more money. In fact for more than 4x that!
The listing text explains that “there is some fading on the side panel and a slight mark on the lower front near the sticker”. Normally this one gets excluded from our calculation but here we are reconsidering. This is an extreme case – both in terms of rarity and value difference and we generally like to hear you more this year. What do you think? Let us know in the comments if you would –
- Include in the calculation?
- Mark the price up to $4,300 (this sale) or somewhere in the $3,000s?
- and since we are asking, why would anybody sell an item like this not rotate the main image…?
This one shows once again valuing is more an art than a science. If you have comments on any other valuation comments please send us a link and your questions/ suggestion using the green button on the right (we like to keep this discussion on the item at hand, this Freddy!)