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The best values are confirmed market transactions where hard cash gets exchanged for a Collectible. However, often it is hard to find such transactions, for example for prototypes or items that are just very rare. In these cases, a User Estimated Value is helpful, in particular, if the user making the estimate is knowledgeable. Here's a great example for a one-off How Wheels -
User Estimated Values are also helpful if a common item gets added to the database. Like Retail Prices, they add a base price point so that the item is added to a User's Total Collection Value. Here the user does not have to be very experienced as these are relatively common items. An example would be this Comic -
You can add User Generated Values by clicking on the Set User Estimated Value button that you will find on each Database Item. If you made a mistake adding a User Generated Value you can go to the Curator Dashboard > My Price Points and edit or delete it there.
- As soon as a market transaction such as a hobbyDB, eBay or Auction House Price Point gets added to the Database Item any assigned User Estimated Values will be excluded from the calculation of the Item's Estimated Value.
- Do not add User Estimated Values to Database Items that you have an economic interest, i.e. items you are currently wanting to sell on hobbyDB or elsewhere or items that you made