Sometimes Estimated Values change even if nothing else has changed
We use 8 different time bands such as 7 Days, 30 Days etc as that helps with showing trends. More recent bands have a higher weight than later ones, i.e. a $50 Price Point 4 days ago contributes more to the calculation than a $40 40 days ago.
Sometimes when a single higher price in an earlier band moves to the next band (like in this example when the Price Point is turning 8 days old) the 7 Day band will be empty and the price will drop by around $0.10. If the Estimated Value was at say $10.52 today it would have displayed at $11 as we are rounding. In two days it would be at $10.42 and we would round down to $10 and show a 9% decline.
Sometimes we do not have all Price Points
- The Price Point has not been yet added. eBay prices get manually applied by the valiant members of the Price Squad (we always welcome new members, more here!).
- The Price Point was rejected automatically. We maintain a list of sellers that Squad members decided we should not include (you can find the list here).
- The Price Point was rejected by a Price Squad member immediately before being added. Price Points get rejected for various reasons (the condition is not Near Mint, the item has no packaging, it is a lot, we believe the transaction did not happen or the item is not genuine).
- The Price Point had been added but was then flagged by a member and a Champion or above decided that the Price Point should be removed for one of the reasons mentioned under Point 4 above.
We plan to later also display rejected Price Points and apologize that we cannot really discuss individual Price Points with non-Squad members. That being said if you care and want to help we love to have you on board and have a group where a few hundred members discuss the exciting in and outs on what constitutes a valid Price Point! More here.
You believe a Price Point is not valid?
Flag it! Here more information.