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      1 comment  ·  General  ·  Admin →

      You can already reach out to other members and work on deals "offline" (outside of CBR).

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        1 comment  ·  General  ·  Admin →

        One way around this is delete your pile. When you do that you are given the option to move all of the comics to a different pile.

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          1 comment  ·  General  ·  Admin →

          Not following where you are talking about.

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            2 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →

            I am pretty sure the selling listings are not counted if a user hasn't logged into their account for 90 days. I don't believe it is the same way for wanted, but we can look into that as well.

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              1 comment  ·  General  ·  Admin →

              The easiest way would be to export to excel and sort there...

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                1 comment  ·  General  ·  Admin →

                I am confused on this request. At any point you can add a comic and then go to your "my realm" to see things update.

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                  1 comment  ·  General  ·  Admin →

                  Click on the little blue image on the left of the issue number. You can then scroll through ALL images using the prev/next links. When you find the one you want make note of the Issue # with it, then you can click on the Issue # if needed.

                  There is no room to add the UPC to that list. Also not all books have a UPC as well as several publishers use the same UPC for multiple books.

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                    3 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →

                    There are a few other requests like this and it has been discussed...a lot.

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                      5 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →

                      Right now it only has 4 votes. We work on features based upon the most requested.

                      Did you try clicking on the icon? When you do this you can scroll forward and backward through all of them. Should also have the issue "number".

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                        1 comment  ·  General  ·  Admin →

                        Moderators have the ability to reset covers. Just point it out in the Corrections Needed forum.

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                          21 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →

                          Yeah...thus far the scanner apps don't support scanning EAN13+5 UPCs at least that I have found. They will scan the Series but not the issue.

                          Yeah...that is a native app they made to work alongside their site. Again, if we had the money we could do it as well...

                          Sorry...I should have prefaced that if we had a true native app we could do it. We however do not have thousands of dollars to create a native app and as such we are forced to rely on external scanning apps that would integrate with our "app"...

                          The problem is apparently right now none of the scanners (for phones) scans 2 barcodes. Even though a comic's UPC looks like one, it is technically a 13+5. They scan one or the other. I have been in discussions with scan.me for over a year to see if they would support it, but nothing yet...

                          Well, I would never make it where you can scan a comic to add it to your collection. I would make it where it scans and takes you to the comic where you can do with it as you please...but no automated addition.

                          James your comment is irrelevant to the topic. But to answer your question, at the top of the add to collection page it tells you how: "You can now enter a % in the Price Paid header to take a fixed % off each price."

                          So in the price paid box, just enter 20% and hit the down arrow and it will take 20% off of all of the prices.

                          I have researched it and there are 2 "possibilities"

                          1. Use the web scan method from zxing. The current problem is they do not return the issue, only the series. I have contacted the developer and he said he could return the issue, but it is not high on his priority list. Also it would only work on Android as the iOS port is different (would have to convince them too).

                          2. Take the source for the zxing app and incorporate it into a native CBR.com app for both iOS and Android.

                          So #1 is possible, I doubt #2 would happen as it would cost thousands of dollars to build a native app for devices. I am already pretty close to having an "app" for CBR.com and other than my time it won't cost anything.

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                            3 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →

                            Yes...we have looked into it. We have even looked into "scanning" but phone scanning software doesn't seem to understand the EAN13+5. But I could build an import system for ISBNs.

                            One "issue" with this is there are some books that have the same ISBN. I guess if there wasn't a distinct one then it would reject it and you would have to manually add.

                            It would be nice (and I would love to do it), but it is virtually impossible. Every system likely has their own internal tracking ID for a given comic. So an export from system A would have to have this ID, and then the importing system would need to be manually mapped to the importing systems ID.

                            So the first person to do this would have to manually map say 5,000 items. The next person a fraction, etc.

                            This would only be possible if the exporting system did provide their ID (haven't seen any yet) and they never changed.

                            You could email me (doughboy@ the site) a sample export for your system and I could take a look, but I am guessing what I stated above will hold true.

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                              1 comment  ·  General  ·  Admin →

                              You can export your collection into say Excel (or Google Spreadsheets) and do any sort of sorting/slicing/dicing you want. There really is no reason to build out an online reporting system that I can see.

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                                1 comment  ·  General  ·  Admin →

                                Variants shouldn't throw the count off. Each page has the first 100 "regular" issues. If one of the 100 has variants those are included too. So theoretically 1-100 is page 1, 101-200 is page 2, etc. The only way this gets off is if the series doesn't start with 1. If it starts with 0 or -1, then it might be 0-99, etc.

                                If a series starts with 404 then it might be 404-503 on page 1.

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                                  4 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →

                                  There is an ongoing debate about this. There are several problems with doing this:

                                  1. Finding a reliable data source
                                  2. Finding a reliable pricing source
                                  3. Entering everything
                                  4. Maintaining everything
                                  5. Finding a way to prevent causing confusion/problems for the 98%+ users that aren't interested

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                                    2 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →

                                    You mean on the series details page? We always display the 9.4 value. If you want to see the value in other grades just click on the value and a popup should show.

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                                      7 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →

                                      What would be the logic for this? I mean what determines hot and cold?

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                                        1 comment  ·  General  ·  Admin →

                                        You can already get the summary without scanning the barcode. The problem right now is scanners for phones recognize the 1st or 2nd barcode, but not the full EAN13+5 barcode

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                                          26 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →

                                          I have given it some thought and there will be no way I can implement the ability to have a different price depending on who signs a comic or whether it is certified.

                                          About the only thing I can try to accomplish is to allow you to set your own value. For instance if CBR says it is a $100 comic but you paid $400 and think it is worth $500 then you could set the value for your book to $500 but for the rest of us it would still be $100.

                                          I will have to do a lot of investigating to see what it will take to make this change. Creating the interface and saving the override won't be too big of a deal. The problem is rewriting EVERY calculation across the site to account for an override.

                                          You should also be aware that I am sure NO online price guide does this. Heck I am pretty sure NO guide does this as we all are guides. I might even need to run this approach by the Mods for their feedback.

                                          I understand...it would be a lot easier to account for graded comics then signed comics. As I mentioned what if the editor signs the comic? What if it was the inker, penciler, letterer, etc? I think generally the penciller and writer would tend to fetch more. But what if you get a comic signed by someone completely unrelated to it? There are a lot of people who get comics signed by Stan Lee who has nothing to do with the comic.

                                          About the only way this could even be remotely possible would be if you chose who signed the comic and they just had some sort of multiplier to their name. But this wouldn't really solve the issue as if Stan Lee had say a 100% multiplier and if he signed a $5 comic it might be worth $10, but if he signed a $1,000 comic it might be worth $2,000. As you can see this wouldn't really work as I would imagine on the low end it is still low, and on the high end it is way too high...

                                          It seems like the problem that is trying to be addressed is that the value of a given comic is listed as $x but you paid $y because it is either graded and or signed so you know the value (at least to you) is greater. But now the site shows it as a loss.

                                          Honestly I think the only way to solve this problem would be to allow people to set their own "value" of the comic so when reporting your collection it would show what you think it is worth.

                                          Theoretically a graded comic should be worth the same as an ungraded comic (except for maybe the cost of slabbing) correct?

                                          There is really no way to reflect the value of a signed comic. Some thinks it hurts the value. The bigger problem is how do you account for the value depending on who signed it?

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                                            7 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →

                                            Yes. There was a start made on it but it hasn't been finished.

                                            This is on the long range plan, but you can always use ebigs until it is finished.

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