Joschik Posts

How Big are the Collectible Markets? Are we really spending $200 billion every year on them?

How Big are the Collectible Markets?  Are we really spending $200 billion every year on them?

I have always been interested in this subject and since starting my MBA in 1991 looked for studies or other data points.  I never found a satisfactory 3rd party study and ten years ago I commissioned the only one that I know of.  I am collating my thoughts and the various facts I found in this […]

Vision for the hobbyDB Value Guide

Vision for the hobbyDB Value Guide

The hobbyDB Value Guide will be the most up-to-date and accurate on the net, primarily because we plan for it to be drawn from the most comprehensive range of data sources possible and to have it updated by many stakeholders in real time. Our data sources will be: Expert Opinion As a jumping-off point, we’ll […]

Some stats on the US Collectible Markets

Some stats on the US Collectible Markets

Pamela Danziger worked for 5 years at The Franklin Mint as Director of Competitor Analysis and has ever since been interested in what people collect.  Since 1992 she has been running a research agency interested in collectibles which did regular surveys of the American public.  She published Why People Buy Things They Don’t Need in […]

hobbyDB & Fees; We listened to you

When we set out to make hobbyDB’s marketplace the most awesome place to buy and sell collectibles on the net, we thought a lot about the fee structure. We wanted this to be fair to everybody and we thought that a good way to do that would be to charge selling fees on the cost of […]

Lego Meeting at our office

We had another meeting of COWLUG, the Colorado and Wyoming Lego User Group at our office and like always it was real fun! To see more images go to the COWLUG site.