Last week on bidorbuy

Exactly 13,633 items were sold on bidorbuy in the week beginning at three o’clock in the afternoon on 11 June and ending at half-past eight in the morning on 18 June 2009.

Per category, the register looks like this: Stamps category leads with 2,401 items, followed by Jewellery & Watches (1,316), Coins & Notes (1,148) and Antiques & Collectables (749).

Since stamps, coins and antiques, together with Militaria (491), can all be broadly classified as collectibles, here are eight further top sellers:

  1. Books & Education (647)
  2. Crafts (691)
  3. Home & Living (603)
  4. Computers (602)
  5. Gemstones & Rocks (589)
  6. Clothing, Shoes & Accessories (436)
  7. Gaming (406)
  8. Electronics (403)
  9. Cell Phones & PDAs (403)

Of 13,633 items sold, 7780 were new. Here, the roll-call per category looks like this:

  1. Jewellery & Watches (1,225)
  2. Crafts (667)
  3. Gemstones & Rocks (582)
  4. Stamps (509)
  5. Home & Living (454)
  6. Clothing, Shoes & Accessories (374)

Among the second-hand items, the best-sellers are:

  1. Stamps (1,892)
  2. Coins & Notes (804)
  3. Antiques & Collectables (693)
  4. Militaria (359)
  5. Books & Education (450)
  6. Computers (264)

Nine second-hand cars were sold during the period under observation. All of them deserve a mention, due to their (usually) high value:

  • 2003 BMW 745LI (R175,100)
  • 2006 BMW 320D  (R110,000)
  • 1997 BMW M3 Auctions (R81,000)
  • 1995 BMW M3 (R67,500)
  • 2004 FORD FOCUS 1.6 (R41,000)
  • 2002 Mazda Etude 160ISE (R36,000)
  • 2001 Ford Ranger Hi Trail (R24,009)
  • 1996 Nissan Maxima 3.0l (R11,001)
  • 1972 Mercedes Benz 280SE (R5,100)

As for payment methods, it is interesting to note that credit cards were accepted for 2296 items, while bobPay EFT was accepted for only 2052 items. That is surprising, considering the convenience of bobPay EFT and the fact that it is free of charge. bidorbuyers (sellers especially), read more about why bobPay EFT is good for you here.

NB: The bidorbuy Recently Won & Bought section, which was used as the basis for this entry, serves dynamic data. That means that the figures will vary when you re-visit the page or refresh it.