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 June 28, 2013
Summertime and the July 4th long weekend were on the minds of many of our searchers last week. We saw spikes for searches for BBQ tool sets, 4th of July decorations, and even American flag shirts. If you weren’t up for backyard barbecues, we also saw a flurry of searches for Six Flags tickets. For those who don’t know, Six Flags is a theme park, a popular attraction with the younger set during the summer. And for those who want to arrive in style, we saw a remarkable surge in the query Ferrari 230, which led us to several Ferraris up for sale, including this 2005 Ferrari 430:
…which ended up selling for $127,900. While it is not uncommon for us to find a car or two in our high-value list below, it is uncommon to find three of the same model selling over the course of the week. But this was the case last week; aside from the 2005 Ferrari listed above, there is this 2006 Ferrari 430 which ended up selling for $130,000, and this 2007 Ferrari F430 SPIDER F1 which ended up going for $159,880! The only other thing they had in common? The color, red.
A really cool item made it to our top searched list and we just had to share it with you. Something called neverwet jumped to the top of our list on multiple days. According to many of the listings, NeverWet is “…an innovative superhydrophobic liquid repelling surface treatment that is revolutionary with patent-pending technology. Repels water, mud, ice, and other liquids.” If this sounds like any other water repellant, just take a look at this video:
As you can see, you can even coat your iPhone 5s in NeverWet. This is good news for any parent who has fished their daughters’/sons’ phones out of the toilet.
Finally, what is summer without blockbuster movies? Our searchers were looking for Despicable Me 2 dolls in anticipation of the demand that will be created when the new movie hits the screen on July 3rd.
Whether you are tooling around in your new convertible, hanging out with friends and family at your 4th of July party, or just going to see a movie alone, everyone here at eBay wishes you a happy 4th of July!
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.
Brooklyn NY vacant R5 lot for sale – $130,000
2011 Aston Martin V8 Vantage S – $109,950
CEREC AC, MCXL and Programat oven – $43,850