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Offline Reth

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How to best evaluate collecion value?
« on: November 23, 2019, 06:33:08 PM »
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Hi there,

don't know whether this is the correct forum but I'll just ask:

Since I got offered a big collection which consist of older cards (in terms of Sets: Kings, Priests, Disciples, Starters G to J) but also some newer ones (FoM, CoW, RoJ, ...).
There are some URs and Promos within all of these sets as well as some signed cards.
I cannot check for the price of every individual cards so I orientate on the prices at which the newer commons sets (FoM, RoJ, ... - since they are near to complete) could be bought back then and check the few URs individually. For the older sets I maybe can check for their completeness too but do not have any clue how to estimate their value.

I want to get an idea about the value in order to make a fair offer (while I will consider that the cards are used and when bying the entire collection lots of them I own already - want to donate lots of them to an interested player within UK).

Any hints and ideas are very welcome!

Thank you in advance!

Bye

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Re: How to best evaluate collecion value?
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2019, 08:12:37 PM »
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I have bought large lots of cards a couple of times and the agreed upon price was way under "market value". The owners got what they wanted out of the cards and I got the cards for what I was willing to part with, hence a deal was struck. Maybe see how much they want for the cards first. At minimum, it is a point to start at.


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Re: How to best evaluate collecion value?
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2019, 11:19:10 PM »
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I have bought large lots of cards a couple of times and the agreed upon price was way under "market value". The owners got what they wanted out of the cards and I got the cards for what I was willing to part with, hence a deal was struck. Maybe see how much they want for the cards first. At minimum, it is a point to start at.


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I completely agree with everything said here. :)

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Re: How to best evaluate collecion value?
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2019, 05:54:46 AM »
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Me too. Unfortunately sellers will not be bothered much by me in terms of negotiating, deal-making, whatsoever. What both of you mentioned is also my current attempt. But in order to keep negotiation short I wanted to offer a reasonable, well founded price. Since we all are not very firm in value of older cards I tried to get some experience/estimation from the experts around here.
E.g. what would be a reasonable value for a Disciples/Kings/Priests/... set (if complete). From that starting point I can substract accordingly. But well: I did not yet ask in this manner.  :)