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Bricklink has this handy feature on its site which allows you to view the average selling prices of a particular set based on previous auctions.

I like this feature, but unfortunately, it only displays trades made in the last six months.

Are there any tools that can track or display historical selling prices on sets. Preferably using data from popular LEGO auction sites like Ebay and Bricklink.

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Not sure about several years, but Brickpicker covers one full year. Here are the stats for the Green Grocer, for example:

Brickpicker stats for Green Grocer

Or the ones for the UCS Millenium Falcon:

Brickpicker stats for the UCS Millenium Falcon

Well, you get the idea. They have more and other stats, too. E.g., the following quick overview for every set:

Brickpicker data for the UCS Millenium Falcon

They pull their data from eBay (through some third-party tool they licensed).

Now, I think they only let you look up like three sets at a time, then you have to register. The registration is free, though. They cover their costs via affiliate marketing (i.e. links to Amazon and the like).

They can also sync your account with (i.e. import your sets from) Brickset and Rebrickable, but I never gave that a try. I'm not much of an investor anyway, just your typical AFOL. In fact, according to them, the prices for some of the (discontinued) sets I still have unopened have actually plummeted.

I suppose if I were in for the long haul, I would just take a screenshot of their stats every twelve months and then string them together in GIMP.

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I'm not familiar with any tools that do this with eBay or Bricklink price histories. I'm pretty sure that Bricklink removes all data older than 6 months, so if this information is available, it would have to come from a third party who scraped it from the site.

I have used a tool called Tracktor to look at Amazon price histories for LEGO sets. Sadly, this tool is most useful for sets that are currently in production, as there aren't many listings for out of production sets on Amazon. Here's an example showing the price of Medieval Market Village (10193) over the past couple of years:

Set price over time

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