Millennial Musings — Features I wish Quidd had

So I teased that I had a little more to say about Quidd in my post last month and since then a lot has been happening in the app. I have tried and failed to be verified five times, contacted support who still have not got it fixed and we finally have wish lists. On the other hand, none of my wishes has found anyone willing to sell, we still don’t have minting and drops of new items has been drastically reduced (probably due to all the licences that we keep losing!). So no idea how much longer that is going to take (especially as everything else is on pause till it happens). Once developers have finally delivered that feature they need a new list to work on so I am going to put on my imaginary product owner hat and decide what they should work on from a user-centred development style!

1. Filters

Also, why can’t I search for my favourite channels? I have to select them one at a time, some being in the popular section some in the alphabetical section. That seems silly. I care more about the channels that are my favourite than I care about what the community is finding popular!

Next, I am often looking for needs in scream queens let me make that a saved filter so that I can quickly return to It. I don’t need to remake the filter every time I want to look to buy something!

To start with we need AND / OR and NOT filtering. If I want to see items that are an award and mintable I should be able to do that. If I want to see all CE that is not Horrors, rather than clicking every other channel let me tag Horrors twice and make it NOT on the filter. This would be even better with more options, I have one card from completing a channel all first edition, It would be so useful to have a First edition not owned combined with a AND channel name. Especially as the ‘need it’ filter is useless as I own a second edition of the card.

Talking about additional search terms, why can’t we have a lower than mine filter? That would be useful for channels I am trying to rank in. I also wish there was a way to search by set name. I am only interested in a few “favourite” sets on a channel. Let me search for them rather than seeing all the other stuff in the channel that I am not In any way interested in! Add these two together with an AND search and you can rank for a specific set. We could go a step further again and now the top 9 checklists are constant, why not have a filter for active checklist sets AND lower than mine, so that you can chase these awards more easily.

Let me clear individual sections of the filters rather than just the whole thing. The brand filter has a couple of hundred channels on it now. After I have made a search I either need to go through and uncheck them all or lose the whole filter. Give each filter a remove button in the top right, it can’t be more than a few lines of code and would make it so much easier for the users.

Why can’t I get an alert when the market changes? If I set up a filter that has no results or the results currently are too high let me set up an alert to let me know when that changes. Rather than having to wish for each card.

Finally, now that there are SO many cards listed at 10 cents we need a secondary sort. Low to high just doesn’t cut it on its own, we need something like low to high then sort by lowest CC (Or print number or by channel or anything else we care about) to make sense of all the listings at the same price.

2. Tagging

On the flip side let me tag cards to get rid of that I no longer want in my collection. I am not allowed to list them all at once so why can’t it be made easy to find the next ones I want to get rid of.

3. Buying

Let me post offers to people selling. If there are multiple on the market let me try and bid on the lower asking for a better price and maybe find a compromise.

Price history is not helpful in its current form due to two reasons, one shines are included that would sell for more and chase are not acknowledged. This leads to sellers thinking they can list higher but as it’s not shiny and it’s not a chase it’s just going to sit on the market, which is not helpful for anyone.

Finally, why can we still not search for a specific number of a card? If I am looking at the #2 its value is different if it’s in a dead account vs if it’s in the hands of the person I am trying to overtake on the leaderboard. I need to know this before I negotiate with someone, I might even be willing to pay more for it!

4. Selling

We also need to have more realistic buy and sell prices. We shouldn’t be able to list a base card for 10,000 and we shouldn’t be able to list a 1cc for 10 cents. This is just asking for fat-finger errors and people giving up on their accounts. Why not have the max listing price be double the highest past sale and the minimum based on the lowest past sale. Another way to do it would be based on CC and print number but that didn’t work very well for coin estimation so might be best to keep it simple for the time being.

Why can’t we also filter “wishes”? I get to see a selection of items that people want, but they are often singles that I want to keep. Why can’t I filter the list to only show channels that I do not care about or to only show doubles that I don’t mind selling? In addition, why not let us filter to only buyers that are online now. That way we can quickly sell, they can quickly get the card they want and it’s not taking up one of our precious selling slots!

Finally, some people still like to do hour / 24-hour listings, we were promised that we would get a relist all button. It still has not appeared, hopefully, one day!

5. Liquidity

Quidd has also ruined another one of their great liquidity providers, coin chases, by going cash only. They have tried to give award cards instead but, when they struggle to sell for 10 cents after the event no one is chasing the next time! They either need to go back to coins having a use (and that is not happening) or put up real cash for the events (but will that bite into venture funds?). Else they are going to need to come up with another mechanism to get the market flowing again.

6. Collecting

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