(Topic ID: 261409)

Machine price estimate inaccurate for pre-order sales


By Whysnow

57 days ago



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    #1 57 days ago

    Hey Robin,

    I noticed this always happens for Spooky games where people flip spots.
    The Pinside avg is broken since it includes data points based on NON-games.

    With games that have few sales, this skews it even more so.

    Seems fair to both Spooky and the Pinside users to fix this to make it accurate.
    Many use pinside in calculations and estimates when gauging future sales. Once that average settles out with some real game sales, then people take it as gospel and iggnorant to reality of the problems on the front end.

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    #2 48 days ago

    Hey robin what do you say?

    Would be nice to see the algorithm fixed for this. Or maybe make a new category for "presale slot" so this does not forever skew your data base.

    #3 48 days ago

    I've noticed this as well. At first it bothered me, then I thought about the time I received price estimates to re-shingle my roof. One of the quotes had a math error in favor of the contractor. However, even after fixing the error, the quote was three times the lowest bid. I thought about contacting the contractor to clarify the quote for a second.....then I realized, why bother hassling with something meaningless.

    #4 48 days ago
    Quoted from KillerB:

    I've noticed this as well. At first it bothered me, then I thought about the time I received price estimates to re-shingle my roof. One of the quotes had a math error in favor of the contractor. However, even after fixing the error, the quote was three times the lowest bid. I thought about contacting the contractor to clarify the quote for a second.....then I realized, why bother hassling with something meaningless.

    Understand your point. In the grand scheme it is pretty pointless.

    That said, many people reference Pinside for pricing. In a year or two, people will quote a lower average and have no clue it is biased by some presale figures of 3k on the database.

    It is good for the hobby, pinside, and community to have accurate data.

    Would guess this should be an easy fix on backend for Robin.

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