This week in eBay and online selling news: Security firm offers tool that vets e-tailers during search process, uBid announces fixed-price site to launch next month and iPhones continue to ring the virtual cash register.
“Much like the first incarnation of the Apple iPhone, and other hotly pursued consumer electronics, eBay sellers are cashing in on iPhone 3G eBay sales. Seller Dre101685, who offered a set of three black 8GB iPhone 3Gs found the auction bid up to over $2,000 this week. Kosmos247’s lot of four white 16GB iPhone 3Gs was also bid beyond the $2,000 mark.
Despite the high dollar sales on the iPhone, eBay Pulse data still shows “iPhone” as the fifth most popular search on the eBay.com site. Topping the iPhone as the most popular search is Wii, iPod, Xbox 360 and Coach. On the Canadian eBay.ca Web site, iPhone is currently the third most popular search with Xbox 360 and iPod taking the number one and two spots. For the UK eBay site, eBay pulse tracks the top four searches terms as Wii, followed by Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360 and PSP.”
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By Vangie Beal, July 23, 2008