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 September 27, 2013
If last week’s Top Search Trends focused on the Fall, this week our searchers have catapulted themselves into the not too distant Winter. The top searches ran the gamut, from winter gloves, Christmas trees and holiday decorations, to snowboard bindings and electric blankets. Just reading about all these gives me the chills. You’ll be happy to know Fall was not completely forgotten… searches for Halloween costumes (both generically, and for specific costumes) continue to climb our list.
Cars are always featured on our trending searches, and this week was no different. We saw searches for this Datsun B210 Honey Bee and the Extra Terrestrial Vehicle, both of which had their own eBay stories.
Searches for GTA5 and GTA V were finally explained once someone spelled out the search for Grand Theft Auto 5. The game seems to be zooming off eBay’s virtual shelves. In addition, our couch-potato soccer players are gearing up for the World Cup in Brazil next year by searching for Fifa 14, featuring star Lionel Messi on the cover. It will be interesting to see if the cover is prophetic, as Lionel Messi and his Argentine compatriots take on the rest of the world. Our money is on Brazil to win.
Finally, we saw searches for the Mariano Rivera bobblehead shoot up last week, after fans at the N.Y. Yankees game were left holding vouchers, but no bobbleheads. Turns out the shipment of the bobbleheads got to the game very late, frustrating fans who then turned to eBay to search for replacement bobbleheads. As it turns out, though, the N.Y. Yankees management apologized to the fans by giving them not only the free bobblehead they were do (you can find out how to redeem your voucher here), but also giving them a free ticket to any Yankee game next season.
Now that is what we call service!
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.
$144,995 – 2008 Bentley Azure Convertible
$45,000 – Volumetric concrete mixer
$34,900 – Lorain MCH 500-50 Ton Hyd Truck Crane