(07-28-2014 03:35 PM)jacobystealshome Wrote: /25 is usually not priced. and ebay sales play only a small part in pricing, because they arent true market prices
(07-28-2014 11:35 AM)asoknb Wrote: Why are there still no Book Values listed in the OPG for 2013-14 Cup Contenders (/499)? They have been readily available for some time now on Ebay.
(07-28-2014 06:52 PM)hckydv7 Wrote: How are they not true market prices--- ebay accounts for 50% or more of all card sales.
(07-28-2014 08:28 PM)Optimus_Prime Wrote: You know, I've always questioned how Beckett gets their data. They say they look at what the market is doing, but how do they know?
Do collectors keep track of sales and send them in to beckett?
Do they go around to card shops nationwide and ask collectors what they'd be willing to pay?
I know ebay plays a huge part in the market, but the prices on ebay are so off what beckett has....how do they actually come to the conclusion of what a card should be priced?
(07-28-2014 08:21 PM)fred bear Wrote: Not true.
I won't argue if you choose to believe it as no data actually exists.
But #1, if you add up all the collector-to-collector sales either in person or through trading sites plus all the lcs (or web shop) sales to individual collectors plus all the transactions at card shows across the US and Canada, adding in eBay would not double the figure. Ebay accounts for probably less than 5% of sealed wax.
And #2, eBay is primarily a wholesale market, not retail. Yes, you can certainly purchase cards at retail or retail plus pricing, but the majority who utilize it are looking for 'steals' or cards to 'flip'.
I'm sure Beckett factors eBay sales into their valuations, but if auctions for a card are ending at $6 + $3 shipping, I certainly hope that they do not publish pricing as $2.50 - $6.00...