With hobbyDB's advanced collection management tools, you'll always have a detailed record of the items you own, just a few clicks away! Read on to learn how to add items to your collection on hobbyDB.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
- How to Add an Item to Your Collection
- Managing Your Collection
How to Add an Item to Your Collection
There are three places on hobbyDB where you can add an item to your collection:
You can easily add items to your collection as you browse and search the hobbyDB database.
When you find an item in the database that you own and want to record in your collection on hobbyDB, simply click the +Collection button below the item, and it will immediately be added to your collection:
The button will turn orange and you'll see a green success message above the item.
If you want, you can click "Add more details here" in that success message to enter more information about your specific collectible, like its condition, whether it's in the original packaging or not, how much you paid for it, and more.
You can also access the detailed form directly if you add something to your collection from its Database Item page (see the Database Item Pages section below).
Database Item Pages
You can also add an item to your collection from its Database Item page. The +Collection button here allows you to enter details about your specific collectible (like its condition, whether it's in the original packaging or not, how much you paid for it, etc.) before it's added to your collection.
When you click +Collection you'll be taken to the collectible details form:
Fill out the form (all fields are optional except for the condition sliders, which need to be set before saving) and click either Add or Add & Upload Photos to save add the item to your collection.
Clicking Add will add the item to your collection using the Database Item's standard photo (typically the item in its original packaging). If you click Add & Upload Photos instead, you'll have the option to upload your own photos and/or select one of two standard photos to use as your collectible's Main Photo. The two options are usually the item in its original packaging and the item out-of-box:
The absolute easiest way to add an item to your collection is to buy it on the hobbyDB Marketplace—when you buy an item, it will automatically be transferred from the seller's collection to your collection! Learn more about the marketplace in the Buying help section.
Managing Your Collection
hobbyDB's collection management system has many powerful features that let you track your collection in as much detail as you want! Here are links to some help pages where you can learn more:
- Editing an item in your collection
- Deleting an item in your collection
- The Collection Management page
- And more in the full Collection Management help section!