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by Ina Steiner, Editor of EcommerceBytes.com
Mon Sept 12 2022 20:22:27

This May Be Why eBay Collection Is Still in Beta

By: Ina Steiner

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eBay is testing a tool that lets people track the value of their collectibles and "monitor the real-time market valuation changes of their portfolios." But perhaps this is why it remains in beta.

The premise of eBay Collection, currently available only in the Trading Cards category, is explained on the Collection Hub of the eBay website: "You can now upload, manage, and track the value of up to 1,000 cards that you own, buy, and want all in one place."

But a collector wrote in a recent thread on the discussion boards that eBay was valuing some of the cards in their collection as zero, which they knew to be incorrect:

"Sometimes, when I add a sports card to my Collection on the app, instead of providing a value, I get the message "We couldn't load all of your price data please refresh the page."

"I think this is the message that you get when eBay doesn't have any pricing information because eBay isn't finding past transaction(s) in that card. eBay's ability to match cards isn't perfect.

"So my response is to find an identical sold card and copy the description to make it easier for eBay to match the transactions. This often works, but not always. For some cards, even when I try a few different past transactions, I still get the same error. It is like some cards just can't be matched - even though I am able to find other transactions in the same card on eBay.

"Does anyone have any workarounds? I have cards in my collection that eBay is valuing at zero, but I know the value should be higher."

An eBay moderator responded by advising the collector to edit the information about their card in the eBay app: "You may try to review title and remove unnecessary descriptors such as 'free shipping', 'RC' or the serial number counter."

But, the seller explained, they already remove unnecessary descriptors:

"On top of that, I actually search eBay's sold listings to find prior sales of the same card. I change my description to be like those of prior sales. When I am having trouble, I literally copy word-for-word the description from one or more sales of the identical item.

"I don't understand why eBay's system doesn't match my card with the other card that has, literally, the same description. It doesn't make sense. That is the issue here, not deleting things like "free delivery.""

The amount of work that goes into the tool seems surprising - and on top of that, the collector said they are still not getting the values based on eBay data.

When eBay announced the new tool last year, it said its collection tools "make it easier for users to actively collect and sell trading cards, with the ability to monitor the real-time market valuation changes of their portfolios, and list items directly from their collections."

eBay General Manager of Collectibles & Trading Cards Nicole Colombo explained at the time: "Trading card enthusiasts have been waiting for a tool to understand the real-time value of their collections, and manage their inventory as part of a portfolio. We've created a more streamlined collecting experience that provides the crucial context collectors need to be able to assess opportunities, driven by eBay's unparalleled trading card inventory and data."

Four months later, Colombo left eBay to become President at collectible card trading platform Alt.

As of two months ago, eBay said the Collection tool was available for the following types of trading cards: 

Sports cards: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Soccer and Other Sport Trading Cards; 

CCG: Cardfight! Vanguard, Digimon, Dragon Ball Super, Final Fantasy, Flesh and Blood, Magic The Gathering, MetaZoo, Other CCGs, Pokรฉmon, Weiss Schwartz and Yu-G-Oh! 

eBay also said it was working to add Marvel and Star Wars trading cards. 

But is eBay providing collectors with accurate pricing estimates?

Or perhaps a better question is, would you rely on the pricing data eBay provided through such a tool in the categories in which you buy and sell?



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Mon Sep 12 21:14:19 2022

Use a trusted source that's been valuing trading cards for decades such as Beckett instead of depending on eBay's stupid algorithms. When will humans wake up and rebel against this moronic trend of A.I. and "machine learning"?

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by: Shanna This user has validated their user name.

Mon Sep 12 22:08:52 2022

This is actually an ingenious idea, but the fact that eBay is trying to implement it tell me it will fail miserable. Just wait you have a know $100 card, then someone starts an auction at .99 cents, suddenly your card value drops, starting a panic sell off, devaluing everyone's collections. But of course, eBay still makes money on all those sales! What could go wrong?

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by: pace306 This user has validated their user name.

Tue Sep 13 09:14:53 2022

@covid-19

%1000 correct my friend!

This is EXACTLY what goes on with eBays catalog.

Here eBay is only using the "free data" from its own site or data that it can scrape form others (undetected).

When its 2bit software cant find a match or is "confused", it comes back empty.

I guess theres no WiFi over at Walkers where the so called "managers" could take a break from the alcohol and actually get involved.

"Detective" "Colombo left eBay to become President at collectible card trading platform Alt" ....

"just one more thing" (Columbo reference) .... he saw it was going no where and left - should tell you VOLUMES ... (unless you believe the "spending time with his family" garbage.

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Tue Sep 13 12:46:46 2022

As i have promoted this link before - - https://www.trustpilot.com/review/ebay.com?sort=recency

THIS RECENT POSTING (Complaint) is ACTUALLY RELEVANT to this thread!!
Go on there for yourself and find out!

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๐——๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ: ๐—”๐˜‚๐—ด๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ, ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ

Date of experience: August 21, 2022



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by: That Guy This user has validated their user name.

Tue Sep 13 13:36:37 2022

Is there really that many adults collecting sportsball cards?

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by: pace306 This user has validated their user name.

Tue Sep 13 15:22:11 2022

GUY - it became popular again during COVID

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by: ebayout This user has validated their user name.

Wed Sep 14 11:55:36 2022

1) Don't sword fight with Zorro.
2) Don't pee into the wind.
3) Don't put anything you can't afford to lose on ebay.

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by: catman3 This user has validated their user name.

Thu Sep 15 09:19:00 2022

Whenever I read That Ebay is testing something, I get that here we go again feeling.  Usually a disaster



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