On this page we catch up with and diagnose the search trends on eBay from the previous week. We get our information by matching the top 20 items spiking daily in search trends from eBay itself with other topics currently being searched on outside the eBay walls.
Top Search Trends: Week ending Friday December 28, 2012
This past week we had some interesting items show up on our top searched list. Maybe it was because it was the end of the year, or after Christmas, but a lot of our high-value items (see below) were related to folks getting rid of excess inventory and machines. But one search term caught our eye, because it was so different than all the rest. People were looking for something called nutnfancy. At first we thought it was just a random misspelled word, but some quick sleuthing revealed this item for which the auction has ended, the Nutnfancy Gloves, Retired in Collectible Frame:
Who, or what is nutnfancy? It turns out he is an outdoor and tactical gear reviewer on YouTube (you can see his channel here). The listing description details what was on offer:
“Commemorating years in the Nutnfancy Project, these signed, screen used gloves have served faithfully through many adventures since 2010 and now it’s time to retire them. Mounted on the outside of a commemorative air force frame, this display is ideal for any display area of refined taste in firepower.”
With a high bid of over $2,000, it seems as though there was actually something “fancy” about Nutnfancy.
New Year’s searches were also appearing, such as this one for party dresses. Head over to eBay Fashion to check out the latest fashion trends for men and women, and select a few choice items to make your wishes come true in 20113. Be sure to keep an eye on eBay Fashion’s inspiring blog, Style Stories, revamped for the new year, with interesting new posts about style news, storytellers, and much more. Maybe the writers over there can help make sense of the search term summer dresses, which was also topping out search lists last week.
Lastly, topping our car searches was Porsche 911, which revealed this amazing 1972 Porsche 911 911T Coupe:
The listing ends December 30th, so there is still time to bid (should you read this in time!). This no reserve auction for a 1972 Porsche with matching numbers is topping our most-watched items too, so we are sure to see some intense bidding at the end. The listing describes the car in detail, and offers numerous photos as well.
“This matching numbers 1972 Porsche 911T Coupe was sold new at the Porsche Audi Manhattan dealership in New York, NY on 10/12/71. It then moved with it’s second owner to a garage in Connecticut where it resided until it was sold at an estate auction in 1999. Original special order Silver Metallic with original Black leatherette interior. Original 2.4 liter engine runs strong with good leak down results. Original 5 speed shifts great with record of a rebuild. 15″ x 6″ Fuchs alloy wheels. Factory A/C. Only 87K original miles. Excellent original dash. Original maintenance record book. Professionally rebuilt MFI pump. Fog lights. The only year early 911 with the side oil filler. This is a very desirable survivor class 2.4 MFI Porsche 911. The next owner can enjoy it now and restore it over time while it’s value continues to increase.”
Take a look at the entire description here, and good luck bidding!
Selected high-value items listed or sold on eBay this week:
Please note this a sample of high-value items on eBay. This is by no means a comprehensive list, but it is a representative list.