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eBay sellers sometimes allow customers to make an offer on items they sell. When an offer has been submitted the seller can either accept it or decline it. If the seller accepts the "Best Offer" the listing ends and the buyer pays the seller like any other purchase on eBay.

We have previously not been able to use eBay sales as Price Points when a Best Offer was accepted because eBay doesn't show the actual selling price, just the original asking price, and in many cases the accepted offer is far less than the original asking price. Here's a great example — this track set was listed for $5,000, but the seller accepted an offer. So how much did the buyer pay? $4,500? $45? eBay doesn't say.


 

Despite eBay obscuring the actual price paid, we now have a way to use Best Offer Accepted sales as Price Points in the hobbyDB Price Guide! Please follow these instructions carefully. However, since this method is a bit more involved than the process for adding auction and Buy it Now Price Points, most of the time it isn't worth the trouble to add Best Offer Price Points unless there are very few other confirmed sales that can be used. 

There are two ways to find the item's Best Offer Accepted :

  • Alt Extension (requires a desktop or laptop computer with Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge)
  • 130point (works with mobile devices and any web browser, but only shows items sold in the United States )


Alt Extension

  1. Install the Alt: Price Guide for Slabs extension in Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.

  2. Search eBay for an item and filter by Sold Items.

  3. Set the search view to Gallery View. This is important so the screenshot you'll take in step 6 will be nice and compact:



  4. If the Alt extension is installed and working properly you will see the actual selling price listed in gold on any Best Offer Accepted items in the search results:



  5. Check the listing as usual to make sure the item meets the criteria for use as a Price Point.

  6. Take a screenshot of the item in the search results showing the Actual Price reported by the Alt extension (see step 4 above for an example).

  7. Go to the Database Item's page on hobbyDB, click Price Points, then Add eBay Best Offer.


  8. Fill out the form as follows:

    • Title: Copy and paste the listing title from eBay.

    • Price (US$):Enter the actual selling price in US Dollars (both ALT and 130Point should report the offer price in US$ even if the item was originally listed in another currency). 
      • If the price reported is not US$, use https://www.xe.com/currencytables/ to convert the actual selling price to USD based on the exchange rate from the date the item sold (important to use the selling date and not today's date since exchange rates frequently change).

    • Condition: Set the item's condition with the slider.

    • Packaging:Set the item's packaging condition with the slider.
      • Note: Both condition sliders must be in the "Mint" range for the Price Point to be used in the Estimated Value calculation.

    • Sale Date: Enter the date the item sold (not today's date).

    • Image: Upload the screenshot you took in step 6.

    • eBay Item ID: Copy and paste the item ID from eBay.

  9. Click the blue Save button at the bottom of the page. The Price Point should show on the Database Item and be calculated into the Estimated Value within 12-24 hours.





130point


If you can't use the Alt extension, 130point.com provides another way to see accepted Best Offer prices. Be aware though that 130point will only find listings from the United States. To add Best Offer sales from outside the USA you will need to use the Alt extension.

  1. Search eBay for an item and filter by Sold Items.

  2. Check the listing as usual to make sure the item meets the criteria for use as a Price Point.

  3. Copy the full listing title.

  4. Visit https://130point.com/sales/, paste the listing title into the search box, and click the orange Submit button.


  5. The eBay listing you're looking for might not be the first to show in the results, so look at the list and find the right one.


  6. Resize your web browser window as narrow as it can go and take a screenshot of the listing (we want the screenshot to be as compact as possible while still showing all of the info).


  7. Go to the Database Item's page on hobbyDB, click Price Points, then Add eBay Best Offer.


  8. Fill out the form as follows:

    • Title: Copy and paste the listing title from eBay.

    • Price Source: Select eBay Best Offer (only).

    • Currency (if not US$): Select currency if applicable.

    • Value (In that currency): Enter the actual selling price in the original currency, if not USD.

    • Value (US$): Enter the actual selling price in US Dollars. If the original currency was not USD, use https://www.xe.com/currencytables/ to convert the actual selling price to USD based on the exchange rate from the date the item sold.

    • Condition: Set the item's condition with the slider.

    • Packaging: Set the item's packaging condition with the slider.

    • Description: Copy and paste the description from the eBay listing (as long as it's relevant to the item- don't include the seller's boilerplate language about shipping, etc.)

    • Valued at: Enter the date the item sold.

    • Image: Upload the screenshot you took in step 6.

    • Source URL: Copy and paste the item URL from eBay.

  9. Click the blue Save button at the bottom of the page. The Price Point should show on the Database Item and be calculated into the Estimated Value within 12-24 hours.