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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.

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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.

May 15, 2009

The “Chicken nugget shaped like a bunny rabbit” auction is mine, all mine!

Filed under: eBay,eBay pulse — estreet @ 12:20 pm
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I’m the first bidder on the Chicken nugget shaped like a bunny rabbit!!! Surprisingly, I will make a profit on it. I bid $.99 and eBay Bucks says I get $1.00 back.

bunnychicken

Watch the fur (or feathers) fly on this auction at www.watcheditem.com

May 9, 2009

WatchedItem.com fills in the blanks on the eBay Pulse

Filed under: eBay,eBay pulse — estreet @ 5:02 pm
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No doubt about it, interest in eBay is declining. I still love the platform even though eBay treats sellers and developers with a corporate coldness reminiscent of my former Fortune 500 employers. Brrrr…..like pool water cooled with liquid nitrogen.

eBay used to be about competitive bidding and fun auctions until fall 2008 when they incentivized sellers to use fixed price listings. Fixed price listings are pretty boring – no bidding wars, no outrageous bids, no emotion. But good for us, we can still find interesting stuff on www.watcheditem.com.

WatchedItem.com’s Hall of Fame top 500 most watched listings shows you the actual number of people watching popular listings. The eBay pulse hides watcher information. Why eBay hides watcher counts is both a mystery and an opportunity for me (the creator of Watched Item).

You’re probably already familiar with the eBay pulse. Once you start watching the most popular items on eBay, you will get TOTALLY ADDICTED – like me!

The home page of the eBay Pulse shows the top listings in each category. You can drill deeper into categories on this page: the eBay pulse
Viewing the most watched listings on eBay is like using a compass. You immediately see what’s valuable and worth buying. If you are a seller, then the most watched auctions tell you what to sell.

    Watched Item vs the eBay Pulse comparison

  1. WI shows you the actual number of watchers. eBay does not. There is a huge difference between the top few items and the average items.
  2. WI lets you view pulse items by keyword. Example: Rat Rod
  3. WI will give you an opinionated answer to your questions. eBay will give you a terse canned response.
  4. WI lets you filter items by fixed price or auctions. Nada on eBay.
  5. WI lets you find a seller’s most watched items. Zippo on eBay.

Try it out Watched Item in a niche market. Say you love one-of-a-kind (OOAK) Artist Dolls. Take a look at this page: watcheditem.com/search Art Dolls-OOAK

Here are some other cool markets:
Breweriana & Beer
ACEO
Reborn dolls
fantasy dolls
John Deere

BTW, Watched Item is also an awesome banner maker for eBay sellers.

April 11, 2009

Kim Kardashian auctioning Reggie’s motocycle on eBay for charity

Another of Kim Kardashian’s charity auctions enters into the WatchedItem.com’s Hall of Fame top 500 most popular listings on eBay.

It’s for Reggie Bush’s motorcycle which has 443 watchers at 7 pm CT today.

Suzuki : GSX-R Reggie Bush’s Custom Suzuki Motorcycle, 2007

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February 10, 2009

Be my Valentine with Ralph PJ Diamonds on eBay

Filed under: eBay,eBay pulse — estreet @ 4:40 pm
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$138.50, 8 bids, ends in 1d 20h 12m
Judith Ripka Gold & Silver Diamond & Pink Crystal Earrings

January 29, 2009

Obama coin fever on eBay

Filed under: eBay,eBay pulse — estreet @ 9:44 pm
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Poloblade is an eBay seller that sells commemorative coins.

Obama coins are hot. This one has 122 watchers and 825 were purchased.

obama dollar on eBay

January 25, 2009

Island Dreaming on eBay

Filed under: eBay,eBay pulse — estreet @ 4:37 pm
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Lots of people are dreaming of warm weather. I like the idea of buying a vacation on eBay, but will I get what I pay for? Here’s some hot listings for Hawaiin vacations on eBay.

hawii most watched vacations on eBay

This BIN has 59 watchers: Hawaii 5 Days 4 Nights Hotel Waikiki Oahu Honolulu

This auction is even more impressive with 53 watchers in just 7 days. Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Spring Break Hawaii Maui

Twilight, Sookie Stackhouse and Anita Blake have serious fans… like me

Filed under: Cool Ecomm sites,eBay pulse — estreet @ 8:00 am
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I saw the movie Twilight on www.tv-dome.net yesterday. I resisted watching the movie for quite a while. That’s strange for me since I’m a huge fan of Laurell K Hamilton’s Anita Blake series and Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse series. I’ve attended 3 of Laurell’s book signings and 1 of Charlaine’s.

Perhaps I was simply fighting getting sucked into another long series when I’m trying to focus on Watched Item work. I give up. I’ll just combine Twilight and Watcheditem.

Twilight most watched items on eBay

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Well, I wrote for about an hour on the popularity of the Twilight tshirts, books and charms. WordPress logged me out and lost my edits. I give up. Just imagine it was fascinating. 😉

January 19, 2009

Reborn lovers can find the most popular listings on eBay

Filed under: eBay pulse — estreet @ 7:24 pm
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WatchedItem.com shows the most popular eBay listings of reborn baby dolls. Reborn dolls are some of the most watched items on eBay.com and eBay.co.uk.

Check out the top reborn dolls on watcheditem.com.

Here’s what the top listings looked like today, Jan 19, 2009. Click on the other tags (berenguer, reborn boy, reborn babies, preemie, ashton drake, lee middleton) to refine your search.

Most popular reborn dolls on eBay

GetClayByDan sells awesome art on eBay

Filed under: eBay,eBay pulse — estreet @ 5:12 pm
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GetClayByDan rocks! But don’t take my word for it, just look at it…

getclaybydanhof on eBay

getclaybydan on eBay - top 500 most watched item on eBay

RAKU FIRED SNAKE AND BOTTLE FOLK-ART by DAN

January 12, 2009

You love to watch eBay items. So do I. Tell me more…

Filed under: eBay,eBay pulse — estreet @ 12:43 pm
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A lot of people visit, and frequently revisit, this most watched eBay items page on eSeller Street.

I added a suggestion box so you can tell me how to make watching easier for you.

-> Tell me how to improve the most watched eBay items page. <-

I can’t wait to hear from you!

Michelle

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