LastDodo

Is LastDodo a catalogue?


LastDodo is the catalogue of everything collectable. LastDodo helps you manage your collections and your wish lists, start your own store and get in touch with other collectors. We therefore also call ourselves a collector's platform. Anyone can add and change items in the catalogue. This is how we work together to make LastDodo the most complete catalogue. Every collectors' area has its own moderators who are experts in their particular area. They make sure that everything stays in order and that the valuations are realistic. There are dozens of areas that are rapidly becoming more complete. You can help with that by adding items that are missing.

Is LastDodo free?


Yes! Viewing the catalogue, managing your collections, wish lists, opening a shop and selling items is currently free.

Can I help?


We'd love you to! You can especially help by making the catalogue more complete and improving it. This will help all users. So add all the items you have that are not yet on LastDodo. And check whether the details of existing items are correct. If you know a lot about a particular area, you can become a administrator of that area.

How do I register?


You can register via the homepage and then fill in the form. You will then receive a confirmation e-mail.

I have a question that has not yet been asked in Frequently Asked Questions.


Always check our forum first. LastDodo's community is large and many questions have already been answered on the forum. Clicking on Community at the top will take you to the forum. You can search with keywords in the search field.

Catalogue

How do I search the catalogue?


Click an area of your choice, or search the catalogue using the search bar. To do this, enter a search term and click search. You can refine your search results within an area by clicking on one or more of the different properties.

How can I add an item to the catalogue?


It is easy to add items to the catalogue. To do so, first select the correct collection area. Then check if the item already exists. You can do this via the search function. It is not necessary to enter the full title of an item. The search function also works with a partial title.

On the area pages, in the grey bar next to the 2 orange buttons, you will see a button with "Add item to catalogue". If you click this link, you will be taken to a page where you can enter all the characteristics of the item you want to add. You need to be logged in to do this. Fields with an asterisk are compulsory.
Another method is to look for an item that is almost identical to the one you want to enter. Press the orange OPTIONS button and then press "Copy item quot;. This takes you to the entry form where many details have already been entered. Check and change the details.

Have you completed the description? After doing so, click on the Add button at the bottom of the page. Your item has now been added to the catalogue!

What do the catalogue prices mean?


The prices mentioned in the catalogue are an indication of the value of a certain item. That value is linked to the condition of the item. Therefore, always pay close attention to the description. You can make a suggestion for a catalogue price yourself. Via the orange OPTIONS button, click on "Give suggestion for catalogue value". Afterwards, you can indicate realistic prices here, but do provide a good argument for them.


What conditions should the item meet in relation to the catalogue values?


If you want to know which requirements the condition of an item must meet in relation to the catalogue prices, click the link Explanation of conditions, which you will find for each item under the conditions.

How can I make a change in the catalogue?


How can I make a change in the catalogue?
The catalogue is based on the wiki-principle. This means that anyone can add to and edit the catalogue.

How does this work? Click on the item you want to change on the orange button OPTIONS and then click "Change item". Adjust the desired characteristics and click on the "Save" button at the bottom. Your changes have now been implemented.

How are the areas organised?


The areas are divided into three levels. The first is the main level. These are general themes that cover a lot. One level higher, a main theme is broken down into sub-areas. The third and final level contains the individual items.

Each item in the catalogue can therefore be traced back to a general area and a sub-area. For example: Music (main) / Artists (sub) / The Beatles (individual).

I am missing a main area, what now?


Are you missing a main area? Please contact us so we can set it up with you. You can also post a question on the forum.
If a main area already exists, but you are missing an individual item, you can add it yourself.

Where can I find the history of catalogue items?


By clicking on the orange OPTIONS button "History", you can see who has worked on an item and what exactly has been changed. Each modification is assessed by the administrator by means of a ‘review’. 
We use colours to indicate their status: 
Yellow = no review yet 
Green = approved after review 
Red = Rejected after review (change reversed)

How can I see the status of a review?


Each change is reviewed by the administrator. We use colours to indicate the status of the review: 
Yellow = no review yet 
Green = approved after review 
Red = rejected after review (change reversed)

How can I report that an item is listed twice in the catalogue?


If you are convinced that an item is listed twice in the catalogue, change the item that should disappear as follows:
Change the title (completely) to: DUPLICATE of xxxxxx
(xxxxx = catalogue number of the item that should remain)
The relevant (super) administrators will clean this up regularly.

What if an item is in the wrong area?


If you are convinced that an item is in the wrong catalogue area, you can indicate this as follows:
Enter in an empty field: WRONG AREA, move to xxxxx.
xxxxx is the area in which the item does belong. If possible, also name the Object/Series or similar. This makes it easier to migrate to the new item.  This (originally empty) field is not included in the migration. 

If you indicate the wrong category area, please do not change the title. When transferring an item, the title is also included and it is then time-consuming to change the title again afterwards.

Images

Are images mandatory?


You can only add an item to the catalogue if you add an image of it to your description. This is for two reasons: it allows us to verify whether an item really exists and, secondly, adding images to items makes the site more visually appealing.

What are the requirements for images?


Images are defined as photographs or scans. LastDodo only accepts files in .jpg, .gif or .png format. We recommend that you choose a size of 700 pixels wide. This allows users to properly zoom in on the image.

In case there is no image for an item yet and you want to upload one that is less than 700 pixels wide, feel free to do so. That way, there will at least be an image available. That is better than no image at all.

Before uploading, check whether the image is sharp and clearly legible. Photos taken with a mobile phone often tend to appear on the website rotated by 90 degrees. Try to avoid this by using a simple editing program.

Can I use an image from the internet for an item I added to the catalogue myself?


No, all images that you add to the catalogue have to be made by you with a scanner or camera. This is the only way we can be 100% sure that the item you added exists. It is not allowed either way because images made by others, for example on the internet, are protected by copyright.

Catalogue values

How are catalogue prices set?


Administrators determine the catalogue prices based on their extensive practical experience. But it is always possible to suggest a new price. This can be done via the orange OPTIONS button, click on Give suggestion for catalogue value. You can then quote realistic prices; but be sure to include a good rationale.

Can I suggest a price for an item in the catalogue?


Is there no price listed for an item yet? Then your suggestion will be shown immediately. The administrator will then review it later. If a price is mentioned, you can submit a price suggestion. This will only be processed after a administrator has approved it.

Why is my price suggestion not visible yet?


If an item already has a price listed, your price suggestion will first be sent to the administrators for review. After approval, you will see it listed with the item. In some cases, we will not incorporate a suggestion.

Collection

How do I add an item to my collection?


Find the item that you want to include in your collection or wish list. Then press the orange button IN COLLECTION at the top of the grey bar.
Then you determine the condition, quantity etc. You can add extra information and preferably your own photos via MORE INFORMATION.
Then press the large orange button ADD ITEM TO COLLECTION.

How do I place multiple items in my collection at once?


First, go to the catalogue and use the filters to get a portion of the catalogue on the screen. Via the square icon at the top right of the image, add Bulk;

you get the option to select those items (tick the box at the top right of the item image) that you want to use for a combination offer.



At the bottom of the screen you can choose what you want to do with the selected items: Collection, Wishlist or Shop:


How do I set my collection to private?


You can set your collection to private via your avatar (round image in top right corner)
- Settings
- Notifications
- Disable Public collection
- Click on the orange button SAVE

Buy

How can I shop in the catalogue?


First, find the item you would like to buy.
There are shops that offer to sell many of the items in the catalogue. The shops that offer the item are listed to the right of the image.

How do I place an order with a shop?


By clicking on the shop, you can place the item in your shopping cart. You can then see if the shop has more items that you are looking to buy for sale. At the end, you can finalise your order.

How do the shopping carts work?


By shopping a lot, you get several shopping carts, one per shop. The contents of the cart will remain in the cart until you decide to actually order the contents. After ordering, that shopping cart will be empty. Any other shopping carts will remain filled.

How do I view the status of my orders?


Via your Avatar (round image at top right) and Settings.
Then click on Shop purchases and you will see all your shop purchases, as well as the status.

What are the advantages of buying from a Pro-shop?


Pro-shops function as a business and are also registered with the Chamber of Commerce. So their company registration number and address are known. Pro-shops are also subject to the European right of return for buyers.

How do I give feedback on an order?


After the seller sets the status of the order to Sent, the buyer receives an automatically generated feedback request a few days later. If the seller forgets to change the status, sending the feedback request takes a few weeks.

Give honest feedback and, in the case of negative feedback, inform the seller first so that he can tell his/her side of the story. Remain polite; swearing etc. is counterproductive; it must be constructive criticism that benefits everyone.

Sell

Does it cost money to open a shop?


It currently costs nothing to have a shop.

How do I open my own shop?


Everyone who is registered on LastDodo automatically has a shop to sell something.

How do I add information about my shop?


Go to your Avatar (round image at the top right) and My shop, and then by clicking on Shop settings, you can change all kinds of settings for your shop. You should at least enter your address, as this will give your potential customers some confidence.
Also provide the details of your bank account, so that buyers immediately know where to transfer the money.

How do I place an item in my shop?


Find the item you want to sell. Then press the orange IN SHOP button at the top of the grey bar.
Then you determine the condition, price, etc. If necessary, add extra information and preferably your own photos via the MORE INFORMATION link.
If everything is filled in, press the big orange button OFFER ITEM FOR SALE.

How do I indicate the correct condition of an item?


The condition selected should correspond with the offered item. You are not allowed to select a better condition than the actual condition of the item. Please judge the item honestly.

What does it mean to be a Pro-shop?


A Pro-shop is given a separate icon next to its shop designation. This gives the buyers a feeling of reliability. A Pro-shop is professional about its business and wants to guarantee good quality and service. A Pro-shop also realises that its customers have a right of return.

How do I create a combination offer?


 First, go to the catalogue and use the filters to get a portion of the catalogue on the screen. Via the square icon at the top right of the image, add Bulk;

you get the option to select those items (tick the box at the top right of the item image) that you want to use for a combination offer.



At the bottom of the screen you can choose what you want to do with the selected items: Collection, Wishlist or Shop:


Can I temporarily close my shop?


You can put your shop on Temporarily closed via:


  • Your avatar (top right round image)

  •  Settings

  •  Shop settings - Temporarily closing your shop


 For your regular customers it is useful to know until when you are closed. Don't forget to click on the orange Save button.

Wishlist

How do I add an item to my wish list?


Find the item that you want to include in your collection or wish list. Then press the orange button IN SEARCH LIST at the top of the grey bar. Then you determine the condition, quantity etc. You can add extra information and preferably your own photos via the MORE INFORMATION link. Then press the large orange button ADD ITEM TO SEARCH LIST.

How do I get a response to my wish list?


As soon as an item is offered for sale that is on your wishlist, you will be notified.

How do I place several items in my wishlist at once?


 First, go to the catalogue and use the filters to get a portion of the catalogue on the screen. Via the square icon at the top right of the image, add Bulk;

you get the option to select those items (tick the box at the top right of the item image) that you want to use for a combination offer.



At the bottom of the screen you can choose what you want to do with the selected items: Collection, Wishlist or Shop:


Community

How can I start a new topic?


If you haven't already, first register for free as a user of LastDodo and log in.
Then go to the community. First click on the main category under which you want to post the new topic. On the page that opens, you will see the link 'New Topic' at the top of the left column. Click on it.
You will now be able to enter the title and text of your first contribution to the new topic. With the 'Publish' button, you can post the new message on the forum.

How do I search within the community?


In the search bar at the top of the community pages, you can search all the forum posts. In the search results, you will first see whether the keyword was found in a topic title. Do you also want to search the contents of messages? Then click the link at the bottom of the search results.

How can I view new messages?


On the landing pages of the community and at the top of all the themes' landing pages, there is a link to view new posts. This ensures that you don't miss anything!

How do I choose a profile picture?


By adding a picture of yourself to your post on the community, you can make it much more personal. Via your Avatar (round picture in the top right corner) and Settings, you can upload a picture of yourself (or one that says something about yourself). Rather not have your own picture? LastDodo offers you the possibility to choose a standard avatar from our gallery.

How can I respond to a topic?


Only registered users can participate in the community. So make sure you are registered first. It's quick and it's free! Do you have a user name? Then log in first. Now go to the Community and click through until you find the topic of your choice. At the bottom of the page you will find the link 'Reply to topic'. You will now see an input field for your comment. Below this field is an explanation of how to make texts bold or italic, among other things. Use the 'Save reply' button to post your contribution to the discussion.

Where can I view collectors' profiles?


Under each main area you will find an overview of collectors in that particular domain. Click on the name of a specific collector and you can view his or her profile.

Moderators

What is the function of administrators?


Each main area has several administrators. They try to guarantee the quality of the items within an area as well as possible. They do this by, for example, checking new entries and changes in items. They also determine the catalogue prices. Administrators are almost always specialists or collectors in the area of which they are an administrator.
An administrator must have expertise in the collection area that he or she manages. In addition, an administrator is characterised by an enthusiastic attitude and the will to constantly improve the LastDodo catalogue. In short, someone with both knowledge and passion to achieve the best result.

How many administrators are there for each area?


In general, we aim for five to ten administrators per area. However, if there are already ten and you are very enthusiastic and knowledgeable, we will gladly make an exception for you.

How can I become an administrator?


Do you have a lot of knowledge in a particular collection area and do you want to work together to create the best catalogue for collectors? We would love to invite you to become an administrator! This can be done via Contact, at the bottom of each screen in the black area.

For how long will someone remain an administrator?


From time to time we evaluate the team of administrators and assess whether the composition is still optimal.

Gadgets

How can I export my collection to Excel?


Go to your Avatar (round image at top right) and click on My Collection. Now select the area you wish to download.
Then press "Export". Next, press the Export to Excel link.
You will then receive the Excel file by e-mail.

How can I export my wish list to Excel?


Go to your Avatar (round image at top right) and click on My Wish List.
Then press "Export". Next, press the Export to Excel link.
You will then receive the Excel file by e-mail.

Are there any apps to keep my collection and wish list with me at all times?


Yes, there is the LastDodo App. It is available for free in app stores.

Contact us

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