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June 27, 2009

Credit in SmartMoney.com article

Filed under: Cool Ecomm sites,eBay,eBay pulse — estreet @ 7:32 am
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I got a credited as a source on SmartMoney.com yesterday! Article

It’s an article about the surge in Michael Jackson memorabilia sales after his announced death. My part was on the pre-death sales of MJ items on eBay.

Still, during Jackson’s life, some recent signs suggested relatively little interest from the broader consumer market in his memorabilia. Before Jackson’s death, sellers listed an average 200 to 400 memorabilia items daily on eBay (EBAY: 17.35, +0.21, +1.22%), only 50 to 100 of which sold, according to market researcher eSeller Street. Of course, some items offered on eBay may not have been of sufficient quality to attract buyers.

I hope I get a link next time.

June 26, 2009

Sellers jump on Michael Jackson opportunity on eBay

Filed under: eBay,eBay pulse — estreet @ 1:49 pm
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There were 17,350 Michael Jackson items listed on eBay in the 18 hours after his death was announced. This accounts for 93% of 18,680 total active MJ listings on eBay.com.

Over 5,000 MJ items sold during this same 18 hours.

This is 5,000% to 10,000% more than the average number of MJ items sold in the beginning of June.

See the most watched auctions for Michael Jackson memorabilia.

The Thriller LP is particularly hot.