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 Author: Nofunguy View Messages Posted By Nofunguy
 Posted: Jan 2, 2017 13:28
 Subject: What is selling and where is it going?
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 Topic: Selling
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Nofunguy (1205)

Location:  USA, Texas
Member Since Contact Type Status
Sep 25, 2008 Contact Member Seller
Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store Closed Store: World of Bricks Emporium
I would like to know if Bricklink provides information within a 24 hour period
or maybe even a week, of what has been sold and to what country it went? I don't
want to know what store it came from or who exactly bought it. I would just
like to know what sets, parts (type,catagory, item #), minifigs, books, gear,
catalogs.

It would help me as a seller, to see the trends of what people are buying and
to adjust my inventory for the short term. To raise or lower prices of certain
items or to put on sale certain items. Also to buy certain items in the short
term to flip them quickly.

This information could help generate sales.
 Author: jamesuniverse View Messages Posted By jamesuniverse
 Posted: Jan 2, 2017 13:30
 Subject: Re: What is selling and where is it going?
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jamesuniverse (1071)

Location:  USA, Texas
Member Since Contact Type Status
Apr 29, 2010 Contact Member Seller
Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store: UniBricks
In Selling, Nofunguy writes:
  I would like to know if Bricklink provides information within a 24 hour period
or maybe even a week, of what has been sold and to what country it went? I don't
want to know what store it came from or who exactly bought it. I would just
like to know what sets, parts (type,catagory, item #), minifigs, books, gear,
catalogs.

It would help me as a seller, to see the trends of what people are buying and
to adjust my inventory for the short term. To raise or lower prices of certain
items or to put on sale certain items. Also to buy certain items in the short
term to flip them quickly.

This information could help generate sales.

Statistics/analytics on this site are very poor, but a personal store can give
fantastic numbers. Good luck finding anyone willing to give up that information
though.

~JU
 Author: Nofunguy View Messages Posted By Nofunguy
 Posted: Jan 2, 2017 15:50
 Subject: Re: What is selling and where is it going?
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Nofunguy (1205)

Location:  USA, Texas
Member Since Contact Type Status
Sep 25, 2008 Contact Member Seller
Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store Closed Store: World of Bricks Emporium
In Selling, jamesuniverse writes:
  In Selling, Nofunguy writes:
  I would like to know if Bricklink provides information within a 24 hour period
or maybe even a week, of what has been sold and to what country it went? I don't
want to know what store it came from or who exactly bought it. I would just
like to know what sets, parts (type,catagory, item #), minifigs, books, gear,
catalogs.

It would help me as a seller, to see the trends of what people are buying and
to adjust my inventory for the short term. To raise or lower prices of certain
items or to put on sale certain items. Also to buy certain items in the short
term to flip them quickly.

This information could help generate sales.

Statistics/analytics on this site are very poor, but a personal store can give
fantastic numbers. Good luck finding anyone willing to give up that information
though.

~JU

Thank you. But I'm really looking for the activity generated by Bricklink.
I know at the end of the day Bricklink has a list of every item sold on this
site and where it went. There are a lot of trading platforms out there that
will list every transaction they had for the day. I've been all over the
site and I can't seem to generate the list i'm looking for. I don't
care who sold or bought, just what was sold and bought.
 Author: hpoort View Messages Posted By hpoort
 Posted: Jan 3, 2017 11:43
 Subject: Re: What is selling and where is it going?
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hpoort (383)

Location:  Netherlands, Groningen
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Oct 11, 2014 Contact Member Buyer
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In Selling, Nofunguy writes:
  I would like to know if Bricklink provides information within a 24 hour period
or maybe even a week, of what has been sold and to what country it went? I don't
want to know what store it came from or who exactly bought it. I would just
like to know what sets, parts (type,catagory, item #), minifigs, books, gear,
catalogs.

It would help me as a seller, to see the trends of what people are buying and
to adjust my inventory for the short term. To raise or lower prices of certain
items or to put on sale certain items. Also to buy certain items in the short
term to flip them quickly.

This information could help generate sales.

If you need this information for a limited number of parts only, say only for
the lots you have in your inventory, you could try setting up a page scraping
tool to scrape the price guide at regular intervals. Lots of page scraping tools
to be found on the internet.
The Bricklink URL for this is quite simple: http :// www. bricklink. com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=[partnumber]#T=[itemtype]&C=[colornumber]

Good luck with it!

Hans-Peter
 Author: ThirdPig View Messages Posted By ThirdPig
 Posted: Jan 3, 2017 11:46
 Subject: Re: What is selling and where is it going?
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ThirdPig (94)

Location:  USA, Massachusetts
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Jul 31, 2005 Contact Member Seller
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Store: Third Pig Bricks
In Selling, hpoort writes:
  In Selling, Nofunguy writes:
  I would like to know if Bricklink provides information within a 24 hour period
or maybe even a week, of what has been sold and to what country it went? I don't
want to know what store it came from or who exactly bought it. I would just
like to know what sets, parts (type,catagory, item #), minifigs, books, gear,
catalogs.

It would help me as a seller, to see the trends of what people are buying and
to adjust my inventory for the short term. To raise or lower prices of certain
items or to put on sale certain items. Also to buy certain items in the short
term to flip them quickly.

This information could help generate sales.

If you need this information for a limited number of parts only, say only for
the lots you have in your inventory, you could try setting up a page scraping
tool to scrape the price guide at regular intervals. Lots of page scraping tools
to be found on the internet.
The Bricklink URL for this is quite simple: http :// www. bricklink. com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=[partnumber]#T=[itemtype]&C=[colornumber]

Good luck with it!

Hans-Peter

Note that this is against the Terms of Service. Using the API to get this information
is a better bet.