Direct Access to the Yugioh Prices API Now Available for Everybody!

Outstanding news programmers!

We’ve decided to ditch Mashape and offer unlimited direct access to the Yugioh Prices API to everybody!

Check out the documentation to get started, and be sure to let us know if you use the Yugioh Prices API in one of your projects

http://docs.yugiohprices.apiary.io/

We’ve added 3 new vendors to Yugioh Prices!

We have just finished implementing data crawlers for three new vendors.  From now on, listings from the following vendors will be included for every card on Yugioh Prices!

Help support YugiohPrices.com by purchasing an official Yugioh Prices Playmat!
We will be building another server to accommodate the ever increasing traffic loads for Yugioh Prices next week, and you can help fund our fancy new servers by buying a playmat.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/251630440989?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Help support YugiohPrices.com by purchasing an official Yugioh Prices Playmat!

We will be building another server to accommodate the ever increasing traffic loads for Yugioh Prices next week, and you can help fund our fancy new servers by buying a playmat.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/251630440989?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

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Anonymous asked: The Creator God of Light, Horakhty does not appear in searches and it is a real card.

We only track the prices for TCG region cards. 

The Creator God of Light, Horakhty is only available in OCG, not TCG.

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Anonymous asked: I love the way ur app works, any plans for an upcoming app like this for pokemon?

We are actually in the middle of developing this right now.

Be sure to keep an eye on our blog, we’ll be making an announcement when we’re ready to release it!

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Anonymous asked: can we get an update with duelist alliance cards please on the app.

We will soon be releasing an app update that includes an includes all of the Duelist Alliance cards in its internal database.

In the meantime however, you can manually update your app to include these cards by going to “Settings”, and then tapping the “Update Cards Database” button.

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Anonymous asked: Absolutely love this app but card prices aren't always accurate i.e. Beelze of the Diabolic Dragons is listed as lowest price $3.17 from EBay. I double checked and the lowest price is actually $8.25.

Thank you for bringing this to our attention!

The issue with the price mismatch was caused by the listing title having the phrase “plus 3 cards” in it.  This was causing our eBay scraper to evaluate this listing as being for multiple cards (i.e. something like “3x Beelze”) which in turn caused it to divide the total price by 3 in order to evaluate what the exact price per card actually was.

We have updated our scraper to be able to handle cases like these from now on, and the price mismatch will not happen again.

Thank you again for bringing this to our attention. 

The best way to improve Yugioh Prices is to let us know when you find something wrong so we can fix it!

Downtime is Over!

Our battery backup blew out on us this morning, and we just got it fixed up again. The website is now back and running. Sorry ffl the downtime everybody!

Server Maintenance

We’re doing server upgrades and will be back online soon, sorry in advance for the inconvenience!

Lowest Card Price is Now Picked Using Ebay Listings

With the release of the Yugioh Prices Android app, it’s now time to begin a new round of development on the website!  To get the ball rolling, we are changing up the rules we use for determining what the lowest price for a card is.

Up until now we’ve just been going off of whatever the lowest priced listing our API could find was, but after talking with some of our users we’ve decided to tweak this so that the lowest price for a card is now determined by the lowest priced eBay listing.

There are a couple reasons behind this decision, the first of them being that the lowest price shown for a card is intended to represent the most accurate assessment of what that card is being bought and traded for person to person, not vendor to person. The second reason for this change is that due to the technical limitations of the APIs we have to use to get listing data from certain vendor websites, we are unable to automatically factor in shipping costs for cards, which in turn can sometimes throw off the lowest price for a card because a vendor will pad out their margins on a sale through their shipping costs.

We aren’t sure yet if we’ll be keeping this policy forever, but for now we’re going to try it out and see how our users like it.

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Anonymous asked: I sell a lot of yugioh threw your app on my iPhones but for some reason I'm having a problem linking this app to my ebay so I can sell my cards threw the ipad. Any help please?

Ebay’s authentication token system can be pretty finicky at times, especially on a mobile device.  If you can’t seem to get your app to authorize with eBay, the best solution is to simply reinstall the app.  This (should) clear away any lingering cached tokens that are mismatched with what eBay’s API servers have on hand.