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Default value for "selling price"

Sometimes the value of a book will change and your selling price may be outdated as a result. If you have 100s of books, that can be a pain if you're just thinking of asking for a % of book value.

So how about some way to set all your "for sale" books to have an asking price of x% of book value? That way if the book increases then your asking price will increase as well.

If the price goes down, same thing ...otherwise you may never get an offer on a $10 book if your asking price is still $50. And either way, you can always change your mind if someone asks about it.

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    AbysslordAbysslord shared this idea  ·   ·  Admin →

    Ok…I think I have this completed. When you go into your sell list you can add a % (i.e. 72%). Then you should be able to confirm it is working by going to the market tab for the book, and by clicking on the “for sale” link next to the issue.

    Please let me know if you run into any difficulities. If it is working, I will likely send out an e-mail to everyone selling letting them know of the changes.

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      • AbysslordAbysslord commented  · 

        Actually, you've convinced me. I think the % should be the final value regardless of price paid. Just like you said, what if you need a quick sale and all your $10 issues, that you paid $10 for, you're willing to sell for $5. It would be a pain to have the system tell you "Can't do that automatically" and have to do it manually.

        Do you agree?

      • I don't have the collection/selling page telling you which will show up (i.e. the higher of the % or the price paid). That is up to the user to determine. I guess I could do a check and tell the user...but it could be confusing.

        I.e. if the ask price is 50% and you see that the discount is only taking off 10% will you get confused and want to contact me?

        I think that it just needs to be a training issue. Of course what if someone wants to keep track of the price paid, but they also are willing to sell for less (i.e. to move product), what then?

        As far as not removing from the sell list I have corrected that...it was a bug I introduced adding in the %, but it should be resolved now. Try again, you could have been in there while I was messing around with it.

      • AbysslordAbysslord commented  · 

        Oh, and for more info on the not updating:

        I'm using, in my Hack/Slash pile, Hack/Slash (2004-2005). I have three #1s, the one not for sale is the NM 9.6 one. It turns out it shows up in my collection like it should, asking price of 0.00.

        If you click on my sell pile, it shows up in there but with an asking price of 0.00.

        If you click on the actual title, and then click on the 'for sale', all three of my issues still show up but this time the NM 9.6 one shows up with an asking price of $15.00 ... which isn't even the 50% value that I initially put. Not sure what's going on.

      • AbysslordAbysslord commented  · 

        Still a couple of bugs, one may be cache. I think the bottom price check was lost because I put 50% of a comic and it gave me an asking price lower than what I paid.

        The other one is I took a comic with no ask price, entered 50%, everything worked as it should. Then I changed that ask price back to 0 because I don't want to sell it, and the comic updated except it still shows up in my Sell List with an asking price of 0.00.

      • Ok...I think I have the bugs worked out. You should be able to save the % when either in your sell list or regular pile. It should also show you the asking price next to a percent if you have added it.

        Let me know if we are good to go on this.

        As far as your other request, please submit it as another feature so I can keep track of things separately.

      • AbysslordAbysslord commented  · 

        One little bug I found. For an issue that currently has no asking price, I went in and put in 90%. From my collection view, it still showed the comic as $0.00 for asking price. But when I went to the market view, it showed it being for sale with the correct amount.

        I reloaded my collection page, still showed 0.00. I edited it again and kept asking price 0.00, updated, now it's gone from the market view again like normal.

        So I guess if the issue doesn't currently have a price, it's just not updating your collection view.

      • AbysslordAbysslord commented  · 

        Ok, looks like it works as you said. Thanks for the addition. Two more comments:

        1) Do you think when we look at our collection it should show the % we entered for each book or the actual value like it does when you look at it from the market angle? I would suggest the actual value so it's easier to look at, but maybe you'd lose track and forget which ones had a % and wonder "Why did that go from $3 to 2.50?" or something. So maybe keeping the % is better.

        2) Can you make the header of the 'ask price' column editable like the price paid is? That way I can make my entire sell pile "75%" with a couple of keystrokes?

      • Try modifying a comic that already had an ask price. If it is not a caching issue tell me which book you modified so I can take a look at it.

        I modified the code yesterday to have a floor if you have a price paid, so the selling price will either be a percentage of the value, or the price paid...whichever is greater.

      • AbysslordAbysslord commented  · 

        I just tried it and nothing happened. I went into my sell list, selected the 'edit' button and entered 75% for one comic, 50% for the 2nd. I updated, then when I looked at the book as if to add it, or the market thing, it doesn't show up "For Sale". When I look at the book in my sell list it shows the % I entered for 'ask value' ... not sure if that's what you want or if it should show the value instead. Either way it's not showing up as 'for sale' right now.

        About your other comment, I agree ... either the % value or as a bottom value the price paid for the comic.

      • One thing that just occured to me is what if you set a % and the value of the book drops enough to where the % is less than what you paid?

        For instance say there is a $10 book and you want to sell it for 75% (or $7.50). Say the book cools off and drops back down to the cover price of $2.99. Now the system is going to list it for sale as $2.24 even though you put down you paid say $2.70 after your discount.

        I am assuming I should tell the system to list the price paid or the ask price based upon percentage, whichever is greater?

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