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Article • May 31, 2012

Range Finder

Estimate Realistic Asking Prices for Your Goods on Priceonomics

Classic shopping question: “$100 isn’t a normal price for two liters of soda, right?”

Our answer: “Well, it’s Pepsi Crystal, so it must be incredibly fancy. Buy!”

But first, consult Priceonomics. By analyzing hundreds of millions of for-sale listings, the site generates the ideal price for a wide array of used items, from electronics and appliances to bicycles and furniture.

Use the intel to make smart choices when buying or selling items on Craigslist or eBay. In fact, there are tools to help you do just that, like a “Sell Yours Now” button, which drafts a Craigslist ad for you, and a button to be notified by email when an item you’re looking for is on sale at a reasonable price.

Numbers geeks can review the source listings for each item and study price distribution bell curves and average price dot graphs for popular items like an Apple Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard.

No matter what you’re looking for, the right price will crystallize.