As we all know VGA have promised us a system to provide customers access to grade population reports for a good few years now and unfortunately nothing has materialised. I decided to give it another push a few months ago and email VGA to see if any progress had been made but still the feature had not been implemented into their website.
Below is the email
I was wondering if you could help, I am trying to work out a more efficient way of collecting and regularly updating our own population reports within the forum www.Sealedgameheaven.com This has been attempted in the past between members but proved difficult due to grading figures continuously being updated on a daily basis.
I feel being able to provide full population reports on the VGA section on SGH would be a great move, causing increased traffic to SGH.com would prove in turn very beneficial im sure. Personally If it hadn't been for the forum I would of been one less customer of VGA. I have discussed this often over the last few months with others to see if there was a better solution than members regularly asking for pop report updates via yourself which I'm sure proves time consuming.
The majority of members who use your service are part of the Sealedgameheaven community, which has had affiliation in the past with VGA and continues to be the 'go to place' for any information regarding VGA services and support.
I would be happy to take on the responsibility of updating the forum, all i ask is if you could provide the population reports so that we can update as necessary, maybe every so often for older consoles and monthly for newer gen systems? Hopefully there is something that can be worked out, as it would make a great addition to the forum and helpful resource to use amongst the VGA collectors and save you that little bit of extra time!
Hope to hear from you soon
We are actually working on our VGA website and will soon have the VGA population report ability up and working where you will be able to check for yourself. The population report will be updated daily and this will allow for the access of almost real time information. You guys can then put a link on the SGH site if you like to that population report from VGA.
I hope this helps.
In the meantime I would like to suggest creating a temporary report system Just to give members a rough idea of what grades are out there, Its not a perfect solution but if everyone can perhaps help adding to it we could have a suitable list in no time!
I would like to ask the mod team if its possible to dedicate a section under the VGA banner on the main site to create something similar to the Database area? I know a lot of members like to know population of selected titles for many reasons, and I feel we need to maybe give VGA a collective push!