Another one of the many features we have been working on for the past several weeks just went live a couple days ago.
We now list the Top 10 Users broken down by either the Hottest [Buyers|Sellers|Consignors] Over the Last 30 Days or the Biggest [Buyers|Sellers|Consignors] currently on the site.
This is based on book value of cards purchased in the last 30 days. We ignore cards that were resold after being purchased. Cards sold in the last 30 days get factored into the Hottest Sellers ranking.
Congratulations to buymore for being the first user to grace the top of our new Hottest Buyers list.
This is based on the total book value of all the items sold in the past 30 days. You may regularly see people spike onto this list after they sell an entire portfolio. That explains the hottest sellers that have no cards for sale.
I am sure it doesn’t come to anyone’s surprise that our hottest seller is by far jseau.
It is interesting to note that our first ever hottest consignor is from across the border. manning99 is from Canada, and if you look at the list closely, you will find manning991 in the #8 spot as well. This is a father & son duo, and they are both making a big splash having just started using our consignment service in the last couple months.
I have to give kudos to cccardfactory for being the only user that is currently in the top 10 of all 6 rankings. He is the leading contender for the double-triple crown. A triple crown would be to have the #1 spot on all three either the hottest lists or the biggest lists. The double-triple crown is the #1 spot on all 6 lists.
I have to give special thanks to iluvfish2 for suggesting that we add this functionality.
Why book value?
Short answer: So that all stats can use the same metric and relative comparisons are easy.
Long answer: We can’t list consignor stats based on sales price because it is often measuring items that we just got in, and they haven’t sold yet. If we used their asking prices, people could just inflate their asking prices to game their way to the top. Since we have to use a metric that can’t be altered by users, we decided to go with book value. Since we are using book value for consignor stats, it only make sense if all the other numbers are using the same metric. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be able interpret the stats and make apples to apples comparisons.