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 7, 2012
Unsurprisingly, Christmas topics were high on the list of trending search terms again last week. Christmas stockings, ornaments, the ubiquitous elf-on-a-shelf, and other decorations peppered our list. One unusual search term that caught our attention was for a santa toilet. Our Top Shared revealed a possible answer to this search query, this Christmas Happy Santa Fabric Toilet Seat Cover and Rug Bathroom Commode Set:
I guess some people take very seriously the concept of holiday decorating anywhere and everywhere. Imagine what they do with the dog house. And, of course, a quick search reveals eBay even has some inflatable Christmas-themed dog houses, too (of the Snoopy variety, naturally). Yes, if it is on your mind, it is on eBay!
There were searches for New Year’s items popping (like champagne corks) on the list as well. One search, for champagne flutes, revealed this pair of stunningly priced ($358,800) champagne flutes:
It seems like a lot to pay for champagne flutes, until you find out they are an included accessory to this 2010 MAYBACH 57 S ZEPPELIN EDITION, one of our high-value items featured below:
This ultra-high end car ended up selling for about $100,000 less than its original list price, a bargain for someone with money to burn. The listing describes the car and all its accessories:
“BEAUTIFUL 2010 MAYBACH 57″S” ZEPPELIN IN BALTIC BLACK WITH CUSTOM BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR AND ONLY 3400 MILES. THIS MAYBACH IS ONLY 1 OF 100 PRODUCED !!!! THIS MAYBACH IS LOADED WITH: NAVIGATION, FRONT AND REAR HEATED SEATS, REAR POWER SEATS, RETRACTING FOLDING REAR TABLES, DIAMOND STITCHED SEATS, SOLAR MODULE/SOLAR POWER CABIN VENTILATION, REAR VIEW CAMERA, REAR SEAT DVD’S, HEATED STEERING WHEEL, POWER SUNROOF, CD PLAYER AND MORE.”
I think the retracting folding tables are an especially nice touch, as are the heated rear and front seats, and I have now officially added this to my Christmas wish list. Something to pray for, right toilet Santa?
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.
4.48 ct Natural Diamond French Cut Sapphire Platinum Engagement Ring NR – $19,950 (see the eBay story on the ring here)