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 August 16, 2013
Last week we talked about the last days of summer, with searches revealing folks were not quite done with the sunshine and daydreams quite yet. And yet, what a difference a week makes! This week our searchers turned back to Back-to-School searches with a vengeance. Specific searches for the T1 graphing calculator again climbed to the top of the list (as it does every year, it seems), as well as searches for backpacks of every kind imaginable. School may still be out in many places, but our shoppers’ minds are definitely looking to the future.
How far into the future? Once again, even though it is only mid-August, we saw an increase in searches for Halloween decoration and costumes. We even saw some outlier searches for Christmas decorations. Talk about being prepared!
When the term “prevost” showed up in our most searched list, the only thing that popped into my head was that someone was searching for a person I work with here at eBay. Little did I know (but I do now!) that Prevost is a very famous type of luxury coach (or bus), used by many in showbiz to get around to concerts, etc. On our High Value list, below, you’ll see three of these opulent moving treasures, each seemingly fancier than the other. We think, though, that shoppers were interested in taking a peek at this 1995 Prevost 45XL:
The subscript on the listing gives us a hint why… this was Reba McEntire’s tour bus! This garaged bus is certainly a beauty, and the seller guarantees us that there “are no smells or funky odors at all and nothing to apologize for.” Interestingly, one of the other Prevost coaches on our High Value list was also owned by by a “known country music star,” but the listing doesn’t tell us who. Here is a picture of the inside…
Requisite bar, table, and so forth. No real clue there, as it seems di riquer for any famous country star… But there are “12 bunks” on this Prevost, so maybe that can narrow it down? If you have any ideas, let us know in the comments below.
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.
2001 Prevost American Carriage – $200,100
2007 Ferrari 599 GTB – $175,988
1984 Hatteras 53 Classic – $145,000
Airstream Food Truck – $26,999
NIRVANA setlist from the Nevermind tour | Hand-written by Kurt Cobain – $20,000 (best offer accepted)
1992 Heidelberg Press GTOZ-52 – $15,997