• 17 November 2016 - Nintendo's NES Classic console sold on eBay at a rate of one every 18 seconds on its launch day. While the consoles sold out within minutes at official US retailers the day the system was launched, sales of the console on eBay that day were occurring every 18 seconds according to Statistics provided by Polygon to eBay.

    Whilst sales have slowed down since Tuesday, eBay says it is still seeing sales of the console every minute and twenty-three seconds.

    The average sale price of the $60 NES Classic on eBay from the November 11 launch date until Tuesday was about $230, as reported by eBay.

    Most major US retailers have been out of stock of the console since launch day last Friday. The one exception seems to be Walmart, which held back stock to release at a specific time each day this week. Customers have been flooding to the site, knocking the checkpoint portion of the Walmart offline temporarily every day as they struggle to purchase the console, with daily Walmart stock selling out in less than a minute.

    Nintendo has said that it will have more of the console in stock "through the holiday shopping season and into the new year," however it has not offered anymore specific details.

    A quick search on eBay shows NES Classic Editions are now selling for around the $240 and of course, moving fast.

    Nintendo NES Classic

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  • 12 November 2016 - Nintendo's highly anticipated NES Classic Edition launched on Friday (11/11/16) and immediately sold out everywhere. Even before it launched, it was anticipated that the $60 mini-sized console, which runs 30 classic NES games, would be a hit this holiday season. As with all hot items, scalpers quickly started selling the consoles on eBay and Craigslist with prices going from double to outrageous.

    A quick search on eBay shows NES Classic Editions selling for between $65 and a whopping $1,225. The listings for sub-$100 are, of course, moving fast.

    After it sold out on Amazon, people have vented their frustration by giving the product a poor review, taking it from 5 starts down to 1.5. They have also taken to social media to voice their frustrations. Nintendo in the meantime has said it will have more shipments soon...

    Nintendo NES Classic

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  • 12 November 2016 - A Swedish man's eBay offer to marry anyone leaving US after Trump win is removed. eBay have reportedly removed a post from a Swedish man looking for quick cash by marrying an upset American leaving the country in the wake of Donald Trump's Tuesday election victory.

    Gustav Hallén offered his hand in marriage and Swedish citizenship, all for a cool $50,000. He wrote that he was in "overall good physical health and a fine specimen," despite some "minor eye problems."

    Hallén said he wanted to lighten the mood online. "It felt like a fun thing for my friends on Facebook; the feeling there was so gloomy I thought I could maybe take the problem on from another angle, with a lot of irony, and invite people to laugh a bit instead," he told The Local.

    His offer continued, "Why not move to a better place, like Sweden? Open for all suggestions female, male and others."

    The website apparently felt otherwise. Hallén told SBS eBay informed him: "You are not allowed to sell freedom, (and) you're not allowed to sell people."

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  • 26 September 2016 - Mans sells three new issue UK plastic five pound notes for £460 on eBay. The new notes were put into circulation on September 13th. However the seller, Alan Scrase, went to his bank the following day and they had just received delivery of the new notes, so he hit the jackpot when they gave him three notes with consecutive AA01 serial numbers .

    New issues of bank notes, uncirculated and with low serial numbers in the first printing run are attractive to collectors. Extra value comes when there is something unusual about them, as is the case with the first plastic notes to be issued by the Bank of England.

    New Polymer Five Pound Banknote - Front

    A total of 440 million new £5 notes have been printed. About one million have AA01 serial numbers, but some are not in general circulation. The very lowest serial number notes are handed to the Queen.

    The polymer note - which is much more durable than the old fiver - was delivered to banks over the course of a week.

    New Polymer Five Pound Banknote - Back - Winston Churchill

    The new fiver, which features the image of Sir Winston Churchill, is not the first plastic banknote to be seen in the UK. They have previously been in circulation in Northern Ireland and Scotland.

    The Bank of England has already said that the new £10 note, featuring Jane Austen, released next year, and the new £20 note to be issued by 2020 featuring artist JMW Turner, will also be made of plastic.

    The polymer notes are expected to last an average of five years - compared to the current note's two years.

    There are currently many listings on eBay for the Bank of England issued new polymer five pound banknotes, click here to see what is currently listed.

    All we would say is do your research as to what makes them of value to collectors, which is mainly to do with low consecutive serial numbers as well as being in pristine condition.

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