I created a little website, as a hobby , http://whiskyvaluation.com/
I would quite like your input. I have taken data from a number of auctions sites and compiled it into my own database. I am currently linking the lots from the database to bottles of whisky to create statistics for valuation purposes. It is a hard slog as the data from the auctions is quite poor to be honest, spelling mistakes and variations in titles and what have you (search Ardbeg 10 Year Old returns LOADS of different Ardbeg 10 Year Olds - I have to match up specific bottles before uploading to the site).. Anyway I have uploaded 70 bottles so far and everything is working as expected - could I have your thoughts on any way to improve the site?
Obviously more selection to search is my priority - I have thousands and thousands of bottles to add...if you would like a specific whisky added please let me know here or alternatively at whiskyvaluation at gmail dot com.
I hope collectors/investors and imbibers will find the data set useful.
The values I display are purely the value paid before any fees are applied.
I know some auction houses include the commission when displaying the final sale price of a lot but the data I have doesn't do that. I have decided not to include "buyers final value" (including their commission) or the "sellers final value" (including their commission) simply so the data does not directly link to a specific auction site. I am independent and unaffiliated with anyone else just now.
I was going to add an index of auction sites displaying their commission as another page but do you think it much more relevant if I simply showed where the lots were sold and included the amounts paid buy the buyer and the amounts paid buy the seller (perhaps in a table) along with the existing graph and stats?
as well as sellers when they sell there bottle as they dont get as much for the bottle
but best of luck in what you are doing
I decided to simply detail the cost the whisky sold for at auction regardless of the commission charged to the buyer/sellers as I thought this was the most clear way to distinguish the value - for example some sites display their sale values including commission. I don't know if the person searching on the site is a buyer/seller and it would get very messy accounting for every possible commission % (I would need at least 2 values for each plot point, the amount paid by the seller and the amount paid by the seller - not to mention the commission % varies wildly based on auction site).
Moving on from the commission, was it easy to use? Obviously you must select a distillery first before whisky, I was considering adding a "region" filter as I know the Distillery list will eventually contain a few hundred.
I will be uploading a few thousand more records this weekend from recent auctions, along with adding some popular bottles sold at auction - port ellen's/brora's etc.
I appreciate the feedback,
I've had quite a bit of use now without any complaints so hopefully it is easy to use.
I updated the data with a few recent auction results whilst uploading some new bottles (all of the port ellen annual releases - good investments those).
Thanks for the feedback!
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