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Misleading current value numbers

Case in point... 10229 currently sells new at around $200, but is listed on BrickSet as being valued at $30:



Wouldn't it make a whole lot more sense to use the average sale prices from BrickLink instead of the minimum sale prices (which often times are based on an obscure outlier sale rather than typical market pricing)?

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  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,333
    The data comes from BrickLink via its API and unfortunately it provides the lowest price the set has sold for in the last 6 months rather than the average.
  • PapaBearPapaBear East CoastMember Posts: 395
    I was wondering why the current value was always so far off
    Astrobrickskiki180703
  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 861
    Indeed the value is so far off making it useless for me, so I basically just ignore it and go other websites to check the price if I wanted to know. 
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,404
    The price displayed is also a link to the Bricklink page for the set, which displays lots of sales data.
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,310
    I mostly disregard that field and scroll down to the Bricklink currently cheapest sale data. Which is also sometimes for just a partial set or whatever but I highly doubt Brickset can do anything about that...
  • DrFrankensteinDrFrankenstein Member Posts: 5
    Huw said:
    The data comes from BrickLink via its API and unfortunately it provides the lowest price the set has sold for in the last 6 months rather than the average.
    Which API calls are you using? Here are the relevant fragments from the responses that I got from the BL API for this set. The average price is part of the responses.

    https://api.bricklink.com/api/store/v1/items/set/10229-1/price?new_or_used=N&guide_type=sold
    {
        "data": {
            "currency_code": "USD",
            "min_price": "30.0000",
            "max_price": "263.7600",
            "avg_price": "205.1006"
        }
    }
    https://api.bricklink.com/api/store/v1/items/set/10229-1/price?new_or_used=U&guide_type=sold
    {
        "data": {
            "currency_code": "USD",
            "min_price": "165.0000",
            "max_price": "206.7018",
            "avg_price": "190.9677"
        }
    }


    sid3windrkiki180703
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,333
    Thanks... maybe it's been expanded since I wrote the code. I'll take a look.
    DrFrankensteinkiki180703davetheoxygenman
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,060
    I often wish there was a way for it to show the price for complete sets only. The cheapest ones are usually missing the minifigs.
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,333
    Just checked the affiliate API and unfortunately it only provides minimum prices. I'll see if I can request a change.
    MaffyDstluxsid3windrkiki180703DrFrankenstein
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