What’s Hot on Ebay – September 2005

eBay has posted their September 2005 Hot List. For the full eBay Hot List, download a PDF here >>

In the collectibles category, the following are considered to be “Super Hot”:

Wholesale Lots – Comics – Comics
Decorative Collectibles – Thomas Kinkade – Lighthouses
Trading Cards – Comic – Spider-Man
Photographic Images – Antique (Pre-1940) – Magic Lantern Glass Slides
Knives, Swords & Blades – Accessories – Books
Comics – Figurines – Captain America
Disneyana – Contemporary (1968-Now) – Collector Clubs
Vintage Sewing – Thimbles – Gold
Decorative Collectibles – PartyLite – Villages
Holiday, Seasonal – Christmas: Modern (1946-90) – Nutcrackers
Religions, Spirituality – Christianity – Relics
Historical Memorabilia – Fraternal Groups – Boy Scouts
Trading Cards – Sci-Fi, Fantasy – Battlestar Galactica
Decorative Collectibles – Thomas Kinkade – Villages, Cottages
Trading Cards – Action, Adventure – Alias
Transportation – Aviation – Hot-Air Balloons
Religions, Spirituality – Christianity – Vestments
Advertising – Distillery – Wild Turkey
Advertising – Soda – Moxie
Militaria – Surplus – Medals, Pins, Ribbons
Decorative Collectibles – Boyds – Villages
Trading Cards – Comic – VS System
Trading Cards – Sci-Fi, Fantasy – Lost in Space
Advertising – Distillery – Captain Morgan

What’s Hot on Ebay – September 2005

An excellent article covering what to watch and what not to watch out for:

Local and national experts tell us what’s hot and what’s not on eBay

Democrat & Chronicle: Living
Lisa Hutchurson
Staff writer

“(August 27, 2005) – Your old vinyl record albums aren’t worth a thing.

Neither are your royal commemorative teapots, your Kodak Brownie camera nor any of your homemade arts and crafts.

At least not on eBay, where buyers spent $34 billion last year – nearly the gross national product of Morocco.

So, if you’ve got some things you thought were too good for your garage sale or are debating whether to donate or sell, it pays to know what’s hot. That’s especially true because going the eBay route can be time- and labor-intensive if you do it yourself.

There are some things that have lasting value, says Jane Merlo of Clutter to Cash, a Rochester Internet auction consignment business that will post your unwanteds on eBay for a price. Those include Barbies, Hummels, china sets and high-end label anything. But most things are subject to the ebb and flow of cool”

The article covers the following:
– Musical instruments
– Autographs
– Sports/fitness
– Cameras/photos
– Electronics
– Clothes/accessories
– Toys
– Jewelry/watches
– Collectibles
– Home and garden

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