From eBay’s Hot Categories report for March 2005, a slice of what was selling well on the online auction up to that point. What is the Hot Categories report?

The new and improved Hot Categories Report (a.k.a. The Hot List) is updated monthly and lists level 4 (L4) categories where demand is growing faster than supply and where bid-to-item ratios are relatively high.

In Collectibles, their “super hot” category includes:
– In Historical Memorabilia, Jaycees material
– In Trading Cards: Mars Attacks cards, Wacky Packages cards, and Twilight Zone Cards
– In Decorative Collectibles: Lucy & Me and My Blushing Bunnies from Enesco; Take a Seat from Willitts
– In Disneyana: vintage (pre 1968) watches and timepieces
– In Housewares and Kitchenware: timers (hmmm, that’s an interesting one – ed.)
– In Casino Memorabilia: Hotel Room Keys
– In Advertising: Mountain Dew and Cracker Jack

In Collectibles, their “very hot” category includes:
– In Decorative Collectibles, Memories of Yesterday from Enesco
– In Animals, Hagen-Renaker Horses
– In Disneyana, vintage (pre 1968) figurines
– In Breweriana, Beer: Tin Signs from Rolling Rock and Pabst; Budweiser taps and handles
– In Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone: Edison Phonographs
– In Science, Medical: Drafting Tools
– In Tools, Hardware & Locks: Guides and Catalogs
– In Tobacciana: Dunhill

And a sampling from the “hot” category in Collectibles:
– In Tobacciana: Colibri lighters
– In Photographic Images: Viewmaster from pre 1940
– In Clocks: Vintage (1930-69) Alarm clocks
– In Historical Memorabilia: Girl Guides, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Odd Fellows
– In Transportation: Schwinn bicycles
– In Advertising: Dr. Pepper

Entertainment Memorabilia
Here’s a good one – their “super hot” category includes Donny Osmond in Music Memorabilia, Pop. In the “Very Hot” category we have the Nine Inch Nails in Music Memorabilia, Rock-n-Roll.

Sports Cards and Memorabilia
Super Hot:
– In Cards: CFL football singles cards and etopps Classics
– In Fan Apparel and Souvenirs: PGA Golf flags

Toys & Hobbies
Super Hot:
– In Electronic, Battery, Wind-Up: Tamagotchi
– In Building Toys, Lego: Duplo, Primo, Baby
Very Hot:
– In Action Figures: GI Joe 3 3/4 inch accessories, pre 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and X-Men
– InTrading Card Games: Dragonball Z and Magic the Gathering

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