The holiday season doesn’t officially begin until the end of October, but eBay has already made predictions for the hot items of the season.
The slow Summer season for eBay sellers is finally coming to an end, and it’s time to gear up your eBay business for the holiday season. To help you, eBay has posted their 2006 Holiday Hot List of top selling items. The full list can be found here, but here are some highlights:
ANTIQUES – Sterling silver flatware, candlesticks and candleabras.
WOMEN’S APPAREL – Marc Jabos dresses, faux fur jackets, corduroy pants, any designer purses, wool/down fabrics.
MEN’S APPAREL – NBA, NFL, MLB jerseys, Ralph Lauren shirts, wool/down fabrics.
COLLECTIBLES – Superhero comic books (1938-1969), Pre-1940 Native Americana, Hallmark series ornaments, Swarovski figures and ornaments.
COMPUTERS – Intel Celeron D desktop computers, all brand laptops.
CONSUMER ELECTRONICS – Car GPS systems, TIVO, iPod.
DVDs & MOVIES – Superman Returns, X-Men: The Last Stand, Mission Impossible 3, Ice Age 3, Over the Hedge, Clerks 2, TV sitcom series DVDs.
HEALTH & BEAUTY – designer brand perfumes, department store skin care lines.
HOME & LIVING – Afghans/throws, candles, Pampered Chef, expresso machines.
JEWELRY – Diamond tennis bracelet, Gold bracelet, Chanel/Tiffany jewelry, stud earrings (diamond/pearl), princess cut solitare rings.
SPORTING GOODS – Ab Lounge, Bowflex, Pilates, golf clubs.
TOYS – Star Wars vintage (1977-1989), Transformers generation 1, G.I. Joe, LEGO Star Wars and Harry Potter sets, Dora the Explorer dolls, Leapfrog and V-Smile educational toys, Magic the Gathering trading cards, Thomas the Tank Engine (wooden).
VIDEO GAME CONSOLES – Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony PSP, Sony Playstation 3, Nintendo DS Lite, Nintendo Wii.
Of course, these are only predictions based on past performance and current market trends, so make sure you do your own research too.
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