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PostSubject: Cataloging & variation software   Cataloging & variation software I_icon_minitimeMon Apr 22, 2013 6:39 pm

I have looked (ok, googled) trying to find anything remotely close to cataloging & variation software, books, anything... Sleep

I have seen a few price guides, but has anyone done a tracking software (for insurance purposes, my agent told me when we add new items to our policy, we have to value it based on something other than my best guess (why yes, that piece of plastic was only $5,000) AND photos) to keep track of the different pieces from all the different makers & versions.

Can't be too hard to find the information as the 1977 thru 2012 stuff isn't going to change... Angry SW

Also, is there a PREFERRED guide & pricing book? I don't want to overspend for the new collection pieces, and my kids will just hit the bid button & Dad gets the bill :I am stupid: ...ummm, no thanks.

We each have preferred items we want to get, but seriously, what does a MR Darth Vader - ANH - Dual Signature Edition lightsaber go for? (Yeah, I have big dreams of finding one that I can afford... one day)

So if you know of any value guides &/or tracking software, please let me know. It may limit the new grey hairs... Thanks!
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PostSubject: Market Watch Star Wars   Cataloging & variation software I_icon_minitimeTue Apr 23, 2013 2:57 am

Hi Ed, for price guages it might be worth havng a look at the good work the guys from Market Watch do. Here's their blog http://chivecastmarketwatch.wordpress.com/ and you can also catch them on RS and the monthly Chivecast vintage pod.

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PostSubject: Re: Cataloging & variation software   Cataloging & variation software I_icon_minitimeTue Apr 23, 2013 3:55 am

I think i'll bookmark that one myself, cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Cataloging & variation software   Cataloging & variation software I_icon_minitimeTue Apr 23, 2013 7:43 am

Hi welcome

This Thread could be of use for you

Liam Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Cataloging & variation software   Cataloging & variation software I_icon_minitimeTue Apr 23, 2013 3:06 pm

@Dark Sith Lord wrote:
Hi welcome

This Thread could be of use for you

Liam Smile

Is this the thread or a different one you're talking about? Went to the one listed above... had more questions after I was there than before. LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Cataloging & variation software   Cataloging & variation software I_icon_minitimeTue Apr 23, 2013 3:31 pm

You're basicly asking for two things:

-a decent price guide (short answer: there is none, easy answer: check ebay's completed listings)
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-a tool to help you catalogue your stuff

Both Psybertech and myself are in the process of making something like this (a tool to catalogue, not a priceguide), so depending on your specific needs, it might be fruitful to hang in there and see if our endeavours would be something to your liking.
Check out https://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t5664-your-input-needed-collecting-software
I don't know about psybertech, but i'm restricting my project to 1977-1990
Maybe there are tools to be found for modern stuff.. i don't know Smile

Depending on your computer skills, you could always make your own tool.. a lot of people use excel or something similar.

hope this helps,
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PostSubject: Re: Cataloging & variation software   Cataloging & variation software I_icon_minitimeTue Apr 23, 2013 3:41 pm

I like where that idea is headed. I can hang tight, and muddle through finding steals & deals.

I guess the only thing right now is to determine if (for insurance values) the piece is rare enough to warrant having it graded, then the market value from the grade.

But yes, I like where that sample db is going, if the project builds over time, I would throw money in to own a copy. I think the ability to make it printable for recording purposes is great. But it also would help when I'm out looking for new pieces if I have it already or not.

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