Average used iPod price tracker?
October 22, 2008 1:43 PM   Subscribe

Is there a website that tracks the average selling price of used items? I'm particularly interested in used iPod prices, but something more general would be nice too. The price they actually go for would be more helpful than the original asking price. All I've been able to find are paid services for eBay sellers, but they seem like overkill for my needs.
posted by teg to Shopping (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: I would search EBay completed listings.
posted by PFL at 1:52 PM on October 22, 2008 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Or used items on Amazon.com, which gives you a range of prices from sellers of used goods.
posted by Dee Xtrovert at 1:54 PM on October 22, 2008

I agree with PFL. Whenever I'm curious about something like that, I just do an advanced search on eBay and specify "completed listings only"... it usually does the trick.
posted by kbanas at 1:55 PM on October 22, 2008

Seconding the eBay completed listings search. You have to have an account to search it, but totally worth it if you need to get a rough idea of how much something is worth.
posted by nitsuj at 1:55 PM on October 22, 2008

Yup, eB completed listings.
posted by unixrat at 2:17 PM on October 22, 2008

eBay completed listings is great for this.
posted by fixedgear at 2:18 PM on October 22, 2008

Response by poster: Thanks. That's certainly good enough for my purposes, to figure out how much I should be charging. Still, if anyone knows of something that'll just show the current average, and maybe a graph of past trends, I'd appreciate it. (Wouldn't it be cool to see your gadgets losing value in real time?)
posted by teg at 3:24 PM on October 22, 2008

Best answer: Here is a site graphing the average price of ipods sold on craigslight over time

It will graph all sorts of other craigslist data too, over different timeframes and for different localities.
posted by -harlequin- at 3:53 PM on October 22, 2008

Technically, there is no way to track selling prices on craigslist, rather it is a list of asking prices.

I've often wondered what Ebay Marketplace Research and similar licensed services are like, but I've never looked into them. 90 days of past auctions isn't a lot of extra history though..
posted by Chuckles at 11:24 PM on October 22, 2008

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